Tag Archives: Razzmatazz

Favourite Gig: Devendra Banhart

Venezuelan-American artist Devendra Banhart conquers hearts wherever he goes with his magical compositions and his charming trembling voice. This year he has presented his tenth album, “Ma” (Warner, 2019), in which he has the collaborations of Cate Le Bon and Vashti Bunyan. Filled with lush melodies and surprising string arrangements, Banhart – who is approaching his forties – deals with the death of parents and mentors and gives life lessons to the son he probably won’t end up having. Cruïlla Primavera presents him tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: Najwa

Unique, hipster, transgressive, uncomfortable, risky, brazen, shocking … the adjectives that define Najwa‘s intense personality are applicable to all his artistic facets. His return to music after four years comes at the best moment of his career His new single ‘Lento’ produced by El Guincho is simply the most daring and suggestive thing he has ever published. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: Low Island

Low Island are one of those bands that sum up the feeling of late night driving. Fusing together electronic and acoustic waves to create a jangly yet emotive sounds, Low Island explore the beautiful side of loss. Named after a small rock in the Atlantic they are fans of Arthur Russell, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear and Caribou. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

Favourite Gig: Hot Chip

Tonight Razzmatazz plays host to British band Hot Chip as they present their brilliant seventh album, ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’ (2019). Alexis Taylor, Joe Godard, Owen Clarke, Al Doyle and Felix Martin have been making us dance non-stop for nearly two decades, and the list of electronic pop hits they’ve produced is long: ‘Ready for the Floor’, ‘Over and Over’, Boy from School’, ‘One Life Stand’, and so many more. For this new album they’ve come up with more fantastic songs to regale us with, such as ‘Melody of Love’, the band’s new instant classic.

Favourite Gig: Vampire Weekend

Nearly a decade after their last live performance in Barcelona the near personal project of Ezra Koenig, Vampire Weekend, is back in town to present their much-anticipated fourth album, ‘Father of the Bride’ (2019). This fourth record, published six long years after their previous effort, ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ (2013), has been well-received by fans and critics. Tonight in concert at Razzmatazz.

The muses of La Musa: Alice Phoebe Lou

Hailed by Consequence of Sound for her “atmospheric vocal delivery…jazzy indie rock arrangements…(and) experimental, avant-garde textures,” Alice Phoebe Lou truly touches celestial heights with her frankly astonishing new album, paper Castles.

The South Africa-based artist’s second full length recording is a breathtaking song cycle of romance and struggle, solitude and adventure, told through a free-spirited blend of electronic soul and psychedelic folk that highlight her honeyed vocals whilst revealing a limitless approach to musicality and craft.

Songs like “Galaxies” and the potent first single, “Something Holy,” are like snapshots of small intimacies, brief encounters, and moments that matter, all reverberating with authenticity, resourcefulness, and passion. Tomorrow in concert at Razzmatazz 2.

Favourite Gig: Primal Scream

Bobby Gillespie and his Primal Scream, a living piece of history of rock and one of the essential pillars of modern music, authors of key albums such as ‘Screamadelica’ (1991) and ‘XTRMNTR’ (2000), are back in Barcelona to present the compilation ‘Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles’ (2019), a journey through the band’s more than 30 years of music. Tonight at Razzmatazz.