King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard these words will definitely be out-of-date because the band will have released two or three new albums. The Australians are prolific labourers of music without a cause (you cannot talk about them only as spearheads of garage-rock and modern psych-rock). Also, each album feels like the seven members of the band have gone through the front door of a costume shop and come out of the backdoor with the first thing they laid their hands on: A Voivod T-shirt, Beatles-style tails, a pair of second hand trousers worn by one of the Butthole Surfers, a Motörhead badge, Jethro Tulls’s ankle boots, one of those The Flaming Lips’ feather boas…
But really, at the end of the day, there’s only one truth: whatever they play, they will make a party out of it. And it doesn’t look like that’ll go out of fashion any time soon. They’re the most entertaining rock band in the world and they’ve just released a new album Omnium Gatherum.
As if the trip he made into the depths of the history of electronic music with In Colour in 2015 had not been one of the most important albums of the decade. As if his role in The xx had not acquired a fundamental weight over the years, gradually making him the backbone of the trio on I See You. As if We’re New Here, the album of remixes with Gil-Scott Heron, was not one of the best gifts that could be given to the Chicago icon in his last few months of life. As if, after the release of his solo album, he had not revealed himself to be a versatile DJ able to bring any dance floor to life, as he did at the last minute at Primavera Sound Barcelona 2017 with that Stop Bajon by Following the release of ‘Idontknow’, Jamie xx has returned with a new single ‘LET’S DO IT AGAIN’.
Almost 25 years after their formation, Interpol have survived everything. Post 9/11 New York that saw them emerge as the rock saviours of the 21st century, a debut album connected to the best memories of an entire generation, the post-punk revival that they spearheaded, the revival of that revival, their imitators, the parallel projects of their members and even themselves. At this point, Interpol have dodged so many bullets that they have earned the right to make their story theirs and no one else’s. But, above all, Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino have earned the right to stretch that story as far and as long as they want: they will survive whatever comes next, and as a testimony they will give us new choruses that hurt and comfort at the same time.
Interpol have marked their return by sharing the cinematic video for new single ‘Toni’ and announcing details of their seventh album, ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’.
Després de dos mesos de silenci degut al trasllat dels estudis de Ràdio Ciutat Vella tornem amb nou horari i amb més ganes. Cada dijous de 10 a 11 de la nit i cada dissabte d’1 a 2 sintonitza el 100.5FM Barcelona.
Divus Julius Bonasera ens parlarà del Primavera Sound i repassarem els nous disc de The National, Vampire Weekend i Local Natives; punxarem també el més nou de Tame Impala Bon Iver, Kaiser Chiefs i Noel Gallagher i us presentarem a The Wants, CARLA o Africa Express.
Aquesta nit a les 10!! Torna el millor programa indie!
Ville à Dômat: Sound Bites
What can we say about Jarvis Cocker that hasn’t already been said? He may describe himself as a short-sighted musician & broadcaster from Sheffield, but we know him as an icon. As the lead singer of Pulp for 34 years, he created songs that you’ve sung back at him and that have soundtracked all the important moments of your life. You also know him as the creator of two magnificent solo albums and as the man who released Room 29: a song-cycle written in collaboration with the Canadian pianist, Chilly Gonzales.
Last year he returned with new material. He played tiny clubs and caverns throughout the UK, presenting his new musical ensemble, JARV IS.
Admirers of Mac DeMarco’s rowdy pop, followers of Ariel Pink’s heterodoxy, fan clubs of Ezra Furham’s smile, all those who miss the word “nerd” (and maybe even still use it), please go to the new meeting point: Hawthorne, south of Los Angeles. Because this Californian enclave is now not only the town of the Beach Boys, but also the place in the world where Cuco’s little heart beats. Thanks to one self-released EP per year since 2016, Omar Banos has, from his bedroom, connected with the wakefulness of post-millennials worldwide. And although he applies the lo-fi mise en place to whatever genre he is cooking up (sunny-side-up, hip-hop, psychedelic soup, a mariachi picadillo in honour of his Mexican roots…), when going live, he brings out the Sunday crockery: up to nine indie big band musicians amplify the great Cuco’s small songbook.
Eat more fruit. Answer that message from the boy from the other night; honestly it might be worth it. Call your mum more often. And listen to The Beths. This is what the future “you” would say to today’s “you”, or at least to the next May’s “you” when you get to the Parc del Fòrum. The Beths are a band with a jazz formation who don’t mind getting dirty to make pop-punk with glow-worms. Because they are from New Zealand and although that seems far from everywhere, you will see how close it feels. And because that day in the future will come, when you realise that you wasted too much time not being happy because you didn’t listen to the right music. Believe us, you will thank yourself for having let the contagious light and vibe of The Beths into your life… and call your mum, for god’s sake.
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