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Divus Julius presents…International Teachers of Pop

When times are hard for Britain, Sheffield produces brilliant electronic pop groups. The Human League in the 80s, Moloko in the early 90s… and now International Teachers of Pop, arriving ready for Brexit with a dazzling debut album and tour.

They first appeared last summer with minor-key synthpop epic Age of the Train, which they described as “Northern Rail-baiting nerd disco”. A sample of an automated station announcement (about a delay to the 13.21 to Manchester airport) graced the middle-eight, and other songs tackle modern life’s absurdities through similarly witty means. On Repeat is about the monotony of going to work in May’s Britain set to a Giorgio Moroder-style soundtrack. A Kraftwerk-like cover of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wallis, fittingly, called The Re-moaner Mix.

ITOP are Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer (of Moonlandingz and theEccentronic Research Council), plus singer Leonore Wheatley, whose vocals give the music an iciness redolent of Ladytron. The album was written on analogue synthesisers and dusty drum machines, but the band have a shiny, contemporary vision.

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Ville à Dômat #211: ‘C’est si bon’

Un dilluns més tornem amb el sarró ben carregat de noves i bones cançons. Divus Julius punxarà el més nou de Speedy Ortiz, Chvrches, La Luz, Demob Happy, The Black Angels, Beach House o Blossoms entre d’altres. Sentirem en exclusiva el retorn de Sade, Ladytron i Tracey Thorn i us presentarem a nous artistes ara com The Ninth Wave, Geowulf, Tom Misch, Stella Donnelly o Gengahr. A més, parlarem del Brain Film Fest i repassarem les noves confirmacions del FIB Benicàssim Festival i del Low Festival. També ens endinsarem en una de les sèries del moment: La Peste.
Ville à Dômat: C’est si bon.

Productora de Pardals: Vök

El mestre Bergman i la seva Productora de Pardals ha viatjat fins a Islàndia, la terra de Björk, Sígur Ros, Ásgeir o Of Monster and Man, per conèixer a Vök. Aquest trio islandès musicalment parlant es troba al bell mig del minimalisme somiador de The XX i de l’electropop de Ladytron. Vök han publicat l’Ep “Circles” ple de melodies hipnòtiques i recentment el single “Waiting” de ritme esbiaixat on destaca la veu de la cantant Andri Már.