Tag Archives: Joy Division

Divus Julius presents: She Wants Revenge

She Wants Revenge is a kick-ass band from Los Angeles, California. They are heavily influenced by Joy Division and early New Order. Their music is highly enjoyable. Their music is characterized by a dark and sexual nature.  She Wants Revenge with Interpol and Editors created a revival post-punk media scene in early 2000 that crossed borders.

His self-titled debut album was released with three singles “These Things” (where his video clip features the performance of Garbage vocalist Shirley Manson), “Out of Control” and “Tear You Apart”  The post-punk dance rockers, released last year their latest banger of a single “Big Love.” Tonight in concert at Sala Salamandra.


			

Best Covers: Preoccupations “Pontiac 87″

The split 7″ where bands cover each other’s songs is a proud indie rock tradition, and we now have a new entry into the canon. Prrotomarty and Preoccupations, two likeminded postpunk bands from cold and desolate corners North America, recently went off on a co-headlining tour together. And today, they’ve released the new split Telemetry At Howe Bridge, on which they leave their own marks on each other’s tracks.

“Pontiac 87″ originally showed up on Protomartyr’s 2015 album The Agent Intellect, and it’s a sinuous and brooding song, a little less splenetically word-heavy than a lot of other Protomartyr joints. That makes it perfect for Preoccupations, who hone in on the song’s heady churn and inject a bit more Joy Division-style dread into it.

Favourite Gig: Preoccupations

Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong), to the rescue of post-punk. Disturbing and profound both for their forms and for their lyrics, Preoccupations await you in Barcelona today at La [2] of Apolo. They are a project that you should listen to almost by obligation. For fans of Savages, Clinic, This Heat, Liars, Deerhoof, Sebadoh, Echo & The Bunnymen or Pavement. We go back even further to see the flavors of bands from the 80s like Joy Division, The Church, or The Fall. They pick up their sober and dark style and place it today.

Best Covers: Odina “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Barcelona born, London based performer Odina covers “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” Named after Mount Odina in Northern Spain, Odina’s stripped back cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” captures the despair and desperation of Joy Division’s original. You can hear the pain and frustration in her raw, emotive vocals when she sings the famed chorus while the subtle instrumentation tugs at the heart strings.

 

Music by Bergman: The Away Days

Mestre Bergman travelled to Turkey to discover a new band. Istanbul band The Away Days released two singles from their debut album (due out in 2017) earlier this year, along with playing their first European headline tour. It’s dream pop that draws influences from India and the far east as well as the likes of Joy Division, The Smiths and the La’s, and has attracted support from Savages, Belle & Sebastian, and Everything Everything.

Best Covers: George Michael “True Faith”

Fa poc dies George Michael va morir a la seva casa de Londres. Aprofitem l’ avinentesa per rendir-li un petit homenatge. El nostre estimat Il Dottore. per cert ara viu a Londres, ens ha preparat com cada setmana una versió molt especial. En aquest cas la que va fer el cantant anglès d’una de les millors cançons dels també britànics New Order: “True Faith”. L’any 1984 mentre estava com a convidat al show “Eight Days A Week” declarà que era fan de Joy Division i que el seu disc “Closer” era un dels seus favorits. Anys després versionaria “True Faith” del New Order pel British charity Comic Relief,  La versió està farcida d’efectes vocals.