H bombs fall on Wanna Sip. Synthesisers imitate the buzzing noise of the projectiles at the beginning of Cry Cry Cry (first record by Fever Ray in 8 years), but the only mass destruction weapon of mass destruction is Karin Dreijer’s voice. This Swedish artist had already chewed and spat out poison on The Knife’s last record, but the exorcism comes now: on every corner of this labyrinth one hears a disturbed and disturbing shriek, on every corner another minotaur to face and overcome. A political, feminist and sexual manifesto where pop goes hand in hand with unease.
Formed at the end of 2014, the Barcelona band Bolga started out by releasing a presentation EP on which they gave us a good idea of their skill at combining elements of post-rock, metal and shoegaze. A cross of styles out of which the quintet gets the most thanks to the contrast between María Pipla’s delicate voice (she joined the band in 2015) and riffs that cut through granite. After playing live on several stages the band is now preparing the release of “From Such A Cloud Of Fire Came Earth”, the first part of a double EP that they will put out in the next few weeks.
Despite being notoriously press-shy, Sheer Mag have built quite a reputation for themselves over the past few years. Having released three EPs since 2014, the Philadelphia rockers have become live favorites, performing everywhere from Coachella to Primavera Sound. They have just release their debut album entitled Need to Feel Your Love.
If somebody gets called the Björk from Getxo her music must have something unique and special,. And there is no doubt that everything that Isabel Fernández Reviriego touches becomes magic. So, after splitting with the marvellous power-pop band Charades, the Bilbao artist started a new adventure under the name of Aires, a project of luminous dreamy pop with which she reinterprets in electronic mode her passion for Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. Her third record, “Adieu or die” co-released by K Records and La Castanya, has confirmed that Isabel Fernández Reviriego is one of the great creators on the Spanish music scene.
Known for being both an actor and a renewer of Brazilian pop be it solo or with Farofa Carioca, the band with which he debuted in 1998, Seu Jorge comes to Primavera Sound with a very special project: the live reinterpretation of the songs from “The Life Aquatic”, Wes Anderson’s film for which the Brazilian artist stripped down and put into Portuguese classic songs by David Bowie such as “Rebel Rebel”, “Life On Mars?”, “Starman”, “Five Years” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide”. This re reading of Bowie’s songs is only one of the multiple facets of a musician who has spent over fifteen years mixing samba, funk and bossa nova to offer his own vision of popular Brazilian music. He was playing last week at Primavera Sound.