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Vida Festival 2018

The Vida festival has become one of the musts on the Catalan summer music festival calendar in record time, and it celebrates its fifth anniversary this year with a line-up that’s got us all ready to get to the Masia d’en Cabanyes just down the coast in Vilanova i la Geltrú from June 28 to July 1.

St. Vincent is one of the headliners this year, as she presents ‘Masseduction’ (2017), the latest album from the American singer-songwriter and guitarist also known as Annie Clark; Scottish band Franz Ferdinand also present their new effort, ‘Always Ascending’ (2018); and Of Montreal, American indie artist Kevin Barnes’s project, also debut tracks from their album ‘White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood’ (2018); English singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey presents his second solo work, ‘Wake Up Now’ (2017); and the legendary band out of Arizona Calexico, led by Joey Burns and John Convertino, take to the stages once again with their ninth album, ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ (2018). Other international acts to check out include singer-songwriters Elvis PerkinsBart Davenportand Josh Rouse; noise from Hookworms; krautdisco from DBFC; and guitar pop from newcomers out of Norway, Great News.

More local acts include Los Planetas, one of the biggest bands on the Spanish music scene, who come along with their ninth album, ‘Zona temporalmente autónoma’ (2017), under their arm as well; El Petit de Cal Eril, the band led by Joan Pons, bring their metaphysical pop and the psychedelia of their live shows to the festival with their own ninth album, dubbed ‘Δ’ (2018); the six-piece Oso Leone from Mallorca also present a new, and much-anticipated, album, which is released this year and shows off their more electronic and R&B sides; and the mathrock duo ZA! also have new music to show off.

You can also check out fast and powerful pop from young Valencian band La Plata; the mix of krautrock, metal and pscyhedelia that Medalla have for you; punk from Galician outfit Novedades Carminha; and from Murcia it’s Perro, among others.

Ville à Dômat #223: ‘Sweet Summer Sweat’

Pura Vida. Dediquem el programa a repassar el millor del Vida Festival, un dels nostres festivals favorits. Divus Julius Bonasera i el mestre Bergman entrevisten al director de comunicació del festival, Punxem alguns dels artistes destacats del Vida Festival com St. Vincent, Franz Ferdinand o Nick Mulvey. Estrenem el més nou de The Smashing Pumpkins, Novo Amor, Gorillaz  o Florence + The Machine. Descobrim a nous artistes com ara The Vryll Society, Hotel Lux, Our Girl o Artificial Pleasure.
Ens veiem aquest cap de setmana al Vida Festival.
Ville à Dômat: Sweet Summer Sweat

Hit of the week: Nick Mulvey ‘Unconditional’

The wonderful Nick Mulvey has announced his return today, with a stunning new track, video and a couple of UK tour dates

Unconditional is his first new music since 2015’s Mercury Prize-nominated debut album First Mind, and is an utterly spellbinding piece, accompanied by a beautiful video directed by Bjork collaborator Bastian Glaessner.

Ville à Dômat #185: ‘Pura Vida’

Pura Vida! Dediquem el programa al Vida Festival. Analitzarem el cartell, informarem sobre la programació i punxarem alguns dels artistes que hi participaran com ara Phoenix o Parcels.  A més punxarem el més nou de George Ezra, Citrus Dude Inc. Ocellot, Husky,  Nick Mulvey o Cigarettes After Sex. Us descobrirem a noves bandes com Otzeki, Cor Blanc Tender o April Towers. Divus Julius Bonasera entrevistarà a la gent del Festival Cruïlla. També parlarem de la sèrie The Handmaid’s Tale i del Cinema a la fresca i del Cinema Lliure a la Platja. Tot això i molt més esperant un altre cop a La Musa.
Dilluns de 19h a 21h 100.5FM Radio Ciutat Vella
Ville à Dômat: Pura Vida

La primera ment de Nick Mulvey

Antic membre del grup de jazz avantguardista Portico Quartet, Nick Mulvey presenta per fi i per primer cop a Barcelona les cançons del seu fantàstic disc de debut, ‘First mind’ (2014), que tancarà aquesta nit la tercera edició del cicle Músiques Sensibles al Foyer del Liceu. Mulvey, que es va llançar en solitari l’any 2013, substituint el particular instrument de percussió conegut com hang per una guitarra acústica defensarà un disc on hi ha ressons de folk clàssic que recorden al seu màxim referent Nick Drake sense renunciar a la complexitat i riquesa de músics com Steve Reich o Philip Glass. Cançons evocadores i hipnòtiques que sonen fresques i amaguen un pols rítmic contagiós.