Tag Archives: Primavera Sound

Local Bands: Bolga

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.

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The muses of La Musa: Aries

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.

Best Covers: Seu Jorge ‘Rebel Rebel’

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.

Divus Julius presents…LVL UP

They started in 2011 but it was their signing to Sub Pop and the release of their debut “Return To Love”, that have made this New York quartet influenced by bands including Neutral Milk Hotel, Dinosaur Jr., Pavement and Mount Eerie so popular. The band formed by Mike Caridi, Dave Benton and Ben Smith at State University, debuted in 2011 with “Space Brothers” and started to attract attention with their second album, “Hoodwink’d” that encapsulated the best of 90s indie and transformed it into an unruly exercise of melodic and rhythmic impertinenc.e. They will be playing today at Primavera Sound.

The muses of La Musa: Julie Doiron

Over fifteen years of career and an illustrious past in the seminal Eric’s Trip have made the Canadian Julie Doiron one of the most well-loved and respected names in contemporary indie. Halfway between bedroom folk and the fringes of rock, the Moncton artist has written highly emotional songs such as “Broken Girl”, “Heart And Crime” and “Goodnight Nobody” and has still had time to collaborate with Phil Elverum and Chad VanGaalen. After “So Many Days”, her most recent studio album released in 2012, the Canadian singer put out “Homeless” last year with The Wrong Guys, a single on which she sounds even more polished and gravelly. She is currently working on a mini-LP with adaptations of some of her best compositions in Spanish that will be called “Julie Doiron canta en Español Vol. II”. Tonight in concert at Primavera Sound  at 7PM in Sala Teatre.

Primavera Sound 2017: Divendres 2

La segona jornada d’una de les edicions més eclèctiques del Primavera Sound la tornen a protagonitzar la varietat i el bon gust de noms com el trio britànic The xx, amb Jamie xx entre les seves files, que en els últims anys han vist pujar la seva fama fins ben amunt i que presenten el seu esperat tercer disc, ‘I see you’ (2017); Stephin Merritt i els seus The Magnetic Fields, que tornen aquest 2017 amb el conceptual, ’50 Song Memoir’ (2017), que com indica el títol, inclou cinquanta cançons, una espècie de diari per cada any del cantant i compositor nord-americà; el retorn als escenaris del soul punk dels clàssics The Make-Up; el sempre efectiu pop cada cop menys lo-fi del canadenc Mac DeMarco; la electrónica experimental de Flying Lotus; el retorn dels clàssics de l’indie californià Grandaddy, que publiquen per fi nou disc després de la seva reunió el 2012, ‘Last place’ (2017); el  supergrup de hip hop Run The Jewels, format per El-P i Killer Mike; o bandes de casa tan allunyades estilísticament com són el rock basc dels clàssics Berri Txarrak, It’s Not Not o la trobada entre Kepa Junkera i Los Hermanos Cubero.