Michael Kiwanuka, the British musician of Ugandan descent who masterfully mixes the warmth of soul with the intimacy of folk won the Mercyry Prixe.
His new record ‘Kiwanuka‘ is a record that has put the artist in the international spotlight, as the songs that make up the album deal with complex issues such as black identity, violence or insecurity in itself. However, all this is wrapped up in a luminous atmosphere.
If Love & Hate (2016), Michael Kiwanuka‘s previous work, was composed from introspection as if it were therapy, with the latter the musician reflects on his own person and the messages he wants to share with the outside world. In this way, he has taken another step forward in the career of a solid artist with a bombproof personality.
A Blaze of Feather is a British band from Cornwall. The band features guitarist Mickey Smith, aided by a six-piece that includes Nat Wason (formerly of Cornish band Haven).
A Blaze of Feather was initially a source of speculation since they cropped up alongside established names like Michael Kiwanuka and Glass Animals on the lineups for Citadel and Latitude – despite having no music to their name. Music fans on reddit have been trying to work out who was behind the project (and getting pretty damn close). It turns out that A Blaze of Feather is the new project from artist Mickey Smith and co: artists who were out on the road touring with Ben Howard (who is one of the six). Also involved are India Bourne, Nat Wason, Rich Thomas, and former Hiss Golden Messenger drummer Kyle Keegan.
After retuning with ‘Clock Hands’ earlier this month, his first release since 2017, A Blaze Of Feather has confirmed that his new album ‘Labyrinth’ will be released on 14th August and has just unveiled new cut ‘Magpie.’
Una manera diferent de punxar música. Una manera diferent d’informar. Benvinguts al nou ordre musical. Divus julius Bonasera estrena el més nou de Blaenavon, Destroyer, Post Animal, Oh Wonder, HMLTD, Half Moon Run o Tame Impala. A més tota la informació sobre el Mira Festival.
Una vida sense música no és vida. Això sí, la música ha de ser bona com la que punxa Divus Julius Bonasera cada dijous a les 10 de la nit. Aquests dijous etrenem la cançó dels Flashy Ice Cream que s’està fent viral a les xarxes sobre la revolta als carrers de Catalunya. Punxem el més nou de Jack Peñate, Julien Baker, Michael Kiwanuka i Fujiya & Miyagi entre d’altres. A més presentem, com ja és habitual, a noves bandes com Chinatown Slalom o Cruel World.
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British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka and UK wunderkind Tom Misch have joined forces on the new soulful collaborative track ‘Money’.
‘Money’ puts Kiwanuka’s distinctive vocals on full display, backed by Misch’s infectious disco beat and funky guitars. With its easy inviting rhythm and slick basslines, ‘Money’ is a clear contender for song of the summer. The new single also features backing vocals from another old-soul, YEBBA, a powerhouse vocalist and up-and-coming singer-songwriter who hails from Arkansas.
Després de recuperar-nos d’un gran Vida Festival tornem amb le piles carregades de bona música. L’absent Dvus Julius ens prepara una llista amb el més nou de Hot Chip,Cold War Kids,Whitney,Belle and Sebastian,Friendly Fires o Stormzy i us presentem a les bandes catalanes b1n0 i Moon Vision.
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The favourite summer festival of Barcelona locals, Cruïlla, proudly waves the flag of eclecticism, and this year puts on its tenth edition from July 3 to 6 at the Parc del Fòrum with a line-up filled with performances of all types of trends and musical styles.
The festival added an extra day this year to kick things off with a star act. Back in Barcelona a decade after their last performances, it’s the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie’s not with the band, but you won’t want to miss the founding MCs, Will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and producer Taboo, authors of hits like ‘I Gotta Feeling’ and ‘Pump It’, as they present their first album in eight years. Opening for them is young Norwegian artist Aurora, making her debut in Spain with her mix of folk and electronica.
This year Cruce perform on Thursday the 4th in a day dedicated to urban sounds and young audiences. Also confirmed for Thursday are rappers Natos and Waor, Ayax and Prok from Granada, and Lildami, who is popular on the Catalan trap scene.
Rock is the star of the day on Friday the 5th, with bands like the UK’s Bastille, presenting their expert live show; and you can also catch the return of Scottish outfit Garbage, 13 years after their last visit to Barcelona. Shirley Manson and company are back with a show full of nostalgia, where their best-known album – ‘Version 2.0’ – will shine two decades after its initial release, and you’ll also get to know some new tracks off their upcoming 2019 release. Keep an eye out for the first concert in Barcelona in more than three years by Oxford-based five-piece band Foals, where you can discover new songs from their forthcoming fifth album; Vetusta Morla, one of Spanish rock’s top bands in recent years, also celebrating their tenth birthday; and the mix of alternative pop with classic folk from Xoel López. Other confirmed names include Gang of Youths from Australia, who’ve become better known after having gone on tour with Foo Fighters; France’s Zaz, presenting ‘Effet miroir’ (2018); Catalan classics Els Pets; Dublin singer Dermot Kennedy; Iseo & DodosSound, who are embassadors of reggae in Spain; and DJ Amable.
A more eclectic line-up features on the final day, Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue, who’s one of the headliners on Saturday. This is also Kylie’s first and only big concert in Spain she’ll give to present her latest album, ‘Golden’ (2018). Also taking the stage are British band Years & Years; soul artist Michael Kiwanuka; the Brazilian festival that is Seu Jorge, who’s coming along with his band to show off the power of samba; Jorge Drexler, who recently won two Latin Grammys for ‘Salvavidas de Hielo’ (2017); Parov Stelar, the creator of electro swing; Marcelo D2, a legendary figure in Brazilian music and activism; Malian singer Oumou Sangare; duo Elyella; epic riffs from Cala Vento; metaphysical pop from El Petit de Cal Eril; and two big local bands: Love of Lesbian celebrate Cruïlla’s tenth anniversary by growing their live act to include a trio of horns (sax, trumpet, trombone), percussion, vibraphone and steel guitar; and Dorian, who filled Razzmatazz to the limit to present their album ‘Justicia universal’ (2018) in their home town.
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