Metronomy are back with a new song, “Lately,” shared via a video for the track directed by the band’s frontman Joseph Mount in his directorial debut. The inventive clip features miniature versions of the band crawling out of a mixtape and performing on it. It is said to be the first taste of the band’s new album, which is due out this fall. It will be the follow-up to 2016’s Summer 08.
Blending disco, funk and soul with flowing pop melodies and hints of sugary Balearic music? Double tick. Doing this live in organic formation (with drums, guitars and keyboards) while totally focused on the dance floor? Two blue ticks.
The German artist Marius Lauber a.k.a. Roosevelt has spent his whole life collecting ticks at each step he takes. Before starting his own project he was already resident at the Kompakt Total Confusion night together with Superpitcher and Michael Mayer, but he soon discovered the glory of pop. With it he convinced the Greco-Roman label (co-founded by Joe Goddard of Hot Chip) to release that refreshing sip of iced tea, ie his debut EP, Elliot, in 2013. Three years later, now on City Slang, came his homonymous LP, that is from beginning to end like a delightful boat trip, underpinned by melodic nocturnal breezes, warm waves of synthesisers and rhythms that guarantee total stability.
With his second album, Young Romance, released last year, Roosevelt has reinforced his position in the first division of this genre that includes big names such as Hot Chip, Caribou and Metronomy. Marius Lauber’s band will give us the golden opportunity to get on board tonight at Razzmatazz 2,
Django Django are set to return this winter with a new album entitled, Marble Skies. Serving as the follow-up to their 2015 sophomore effort, Born Under Saturn, the 10-track effort is due out January 26th via Ribbon Music.
Three of the band’s members — vocalist/guitarist Vincent Neff, bassist Jimmy Dixon, and synth player Tommy Grace — were joined by Metronomy drummer Anna Prior for the initial recording sessions at Tottenham, London’s Urchin Studios. After 10 days of jamming, they sent the material to drummer/producer David Maclean, who chopped and edited the work until it was ready to become a true album. The foursome reconvened all together at their own studio in north London to produce what became Marble Skies.
As a first listen to what this back-to-basics approach produced, the band has shared the record’s lead single, A frantic art-rock number with echoing notes of psychedelic rockabilly, the track comes with a video directed by Maclean’s brother John, also known for helming Slow West.
L’últim dia de Primavera Sound 2017 al Fòrum arriba carregat de concerts imprescindibles en una jornada protagonitzada per vells coneguts del festival com els canadencs Arcade Fire, que sempre que visiten la ciutat ens fan entrar en una espècie de catarsi col·lectiva amb el seu pop poderós liderat per Win Butler i Régine Chassagne; l’influent músic nord-irlandès Van Morrison, un dels noms més influents de la seva generació debuta al festival com també ho fa la hiptnotitzant diva jamaicana Grace Jones. La resta de la jornada se la reparteixen, entre d’altres, els reis del pop escocès Teenage Fanclub, que presentaran el seu desè disc d’estudi, ‘Here’ (2016); la cada cop més cotitzada cantat i compositora de Missouri Angel Olsen, que defensarà ‘My woman’ (2016), el seu tercer i millor disc; el sempre efectiu pop electrònic dels britànics Metronomy; el brasiler Seu Jorge interpretant les cançons de David Bowie que va versionar per a la banda sonora del film de Wes Anderson ‘The life aquatic’; Junun, projecte de Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) amb Shye Ben Tzur que es mou entre les músiques tradicionals del nord de l’Índia, acompanyats per la Rajasthan Express; la bogeria dance-punk dels novaiorquesos !!! (Chk Chk Chk); l’enèrgic xou de l’MC Skepta, estrella del grime londinenc o el retorn de les poderoses guitarres dels nord-americans Royal Trux. De més a prop ens visitaran Joan Pons liderant El Petit De Cal Eril, que presentaran ‘La força’ (2016) o la nova jove promesa del flamenc Rosalía, que presentarà el disc ‘Los Ángeles’ (2017) al costat de Refree.
British duo Oslo Parks is welcomed to the realm of bands blurring the lines between electronic pop and alternative rock. Not much is known about these guys. Layers of breezy vocals and bright synth lines are woven together seamlessly atop funky disco-tinged production, putting Oslo Parks at an undeniable comparison to bands like Metronomy, Junior Boys, or The Body Language.