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Hit of the week: PVA “Divine Intervention”

The London trio PVA brings together musicians Ella Harris, Josh Baxter, and Louis Satchell in service of danceable art-school pop music combining bits of disco, house, synthpop, new wave, dance-punk, et al. Their latest jam, “Divine Intervention,” is arriving via super-producer Dan Carey’s ever-reliable Speedy Wunderground label (which previously brought us Black Midi, Squid, and Black Country, New Road among others) with production by Carey himself. According to label co-runner Pierre Hall, “It reminds me of Patti Smith fronting Factory Floor,” which is pretty spot-on. The wheel is not being reinvented here, but man is it spinning. Listen below.

The Muses of La Musa: Suzi Wu

Suzi Wu describes her music as “electronic grunge”, yet she draws from inspirations as far reaching genres as psych-rock, all the way to hip-hop. Listening to her EP, Teenage Witch takes these inspirations and pools them together to form a really unique sound that simply can’t be caged in definitions. Her delivery has the appealing drawl of King Krule, her lyricism the punk abruptness of Patti Smith; both spoken word and singing are delivered in an attractive mellow drone, with a trance-like quality that impressively (somehow) simultaneously blends with, and sits on top of, her grungey and driving melodies à la The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Suzi Wu has released the title-track from her new, slightly delayed EP, ‘Error 404’. The release – originally due in January, but now arriving on 22nd March – has already been previewed by the opener, ‘Grim Reaper’.


Favourite Gig: Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi is the potence turned into music, a river of passion that cut through the music industry and won the heats of her fans with powerful guitars.

‘She’s the biggest one since Patti Smith’. This statement was made by Brian Eno when Calvi had only released one single. It seemed quite forward, but time has proven him right.

The comparisons carried on for a couple more years (‘She’s the new PJ Harvey’, for instance). Tonight in Sala Razzmatazz 2 at Cruïlla Tardor.

The muses of La Musa: Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi’s passionate and brooding goth pop/rock imbibed with strokes of flamenco and smoke-filled blues has filled the warm summer night at FIB with cinematic desire.

Hailed as the “best thing since Patti Smith” by Brian Eno, Anna’s also drawn comparisons with the likes of PJ Harvey and Nick Cave as well as garnering rave reviews and awards nominations for her albums “One Breath” and her eponymous debut.

The muses of La musa: Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra is a Franco-Moroccan singer and actress. When coming up with a stage name, she simply inverted her birth name. Her songs are mostly in English but some lyrics as in the song “Imik Si Mik” are in the Berber language.

Influenced by singers like Cheikha Rimitti, Hindi Zahra has drawn comparisons with Beth Gibbons of PortisheadManu ChaoBillie HolidayPatti Smith, and Norah Jones. In April 2015 her second studio album Homeland was released.

Primavera Sound 2015

El Primavera Sound 2015 se celebrarà del 28 al 30 de maig en el Parc del Fòrum de la ciutat de Barcelona. Després de la brutal edició de l’any passat amb grups com Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies o Queens Of The Stone Age, entre d’altres, l’organizació del festival ens regala un altre cartell meravellós.


El dimecres 27 de maig les portes s’obriran gratuïtament per a tothom com ja és costum i sobre l’escenari hi trobarem entre d’altres a Albert Hammond Jr, Las Ruinas, Panama o OMD. El dijous, ja de pagament, és l’hora de The Black Keys, The Replacements, Antony and The Johnsons, James Blake, Spiritualized, Chet Faker, Jungle o Panda Bear. El divendres  encapçalen el cartell Ride, Alt-J i la mítica Patti Smith. A més, també tocaran Belle & Sebastian, Damien Rice, Death From Above 1979, José González, Ariel Pink, Run The Jewels o Perfume Genius. El darrer dia el festival s’acomiadarà amb The Strokes, Interpo, Underworld, Caribou, Foxygen, Mac DeMarco, Unknown Mortal Orchestra o Strand of Oaks. A gaudir, doncs!