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Introducing…Great News

Great News are one of the biggest music revelations from Bergen. The Norwegian trio, after having released a single of songs, returns with a new one: “Told”. A new breakthrough of their first LP Wonderfault where the band will show off their impressive daze-pop influenced by bands like Tame Impala or Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Today at Vida Festival.

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Divus Julius presents…Kyanos

KYANOS is a four-piece jazzy-psychedelic band from Suffolk in the United Kingdom consisting of Zach Franklin, Fintan Wightman, Sam Golding and Seth Bauly. They take a large influence in their sound from bands such as Tame Impala, HOMESHAKE and The Doors , as well as each individually enjoying a wide range of different artists, from Dorothy Ashby the jazz harpist to the math rock band toe. All this creates a more eclectic, diverse atmosphere in which the band can explore many different musical paths that come together to create a more unique sound.

Best Covers: Tame Impala “Angel”

I Dottore, nuestro particular cirujano musical nos regala esta semana una colosal y sorprendente versión. Tame Impala hicieron una versión del conocido tema ‘Angel‘ de Massive Attack en uno de sus conciertos del mes de Junio en Australia. Una version terroífica y pantagruélica esta “Angel” de los fabulosos Massive Attack‘s  perteneciente a su exitoso disco  Mezzanine.

The muses of La Musa: Alexandra Savior

Alexandra Savior is a newly discovered gem. Even though Alexandra Savior‘s demo “Risk” appeared in series two of True Detective, and off the back of that she collaborated with Tame Impala’s Cam Avery on dusky torch tune “We’re Just Making it Worse,” the 21-year-old is still a secret. She’s your secret, but not for long. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, her slinky vocals and diaristic lyrics quickly caught the ear of Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, who produced and co-wrote “Shades” along with James Ford (Florence, Haim). In fact, Turner’s so enamored he’s producing her whole debut album. The lush late-‘60s/early-’70s sound is the perfect backdrop for her upcoming debut album Strange Portrait,

 

 

Baywaves dressed in hipnopop

Pop in capitals letters from Madrid. Or as they call it hipnopop, an epithet that perfectly sums up the soft fusion of brilliant melodies and delightful psychedelic developments that Baywaves produce following in the footsteps of Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and DIIV. Calm and relaxed psychedelia served up by a quartet that has just landed on the music scene and that has caught everybody’s attention thanks to songs such as “The Freak Kingdom” and “Dreaming”, perfect examples of hazy, acid pop that the band have self-released. Today at Bikini in Barcelona with other bands such as Los Bengala and My Expansive Awareness.

Music by Bergman: Methyl Ethel

Hailing from the remote fringes of Perth, Western Australia, linchpin Jake Webb started Methyl Ethel in 2013 as a way of getting his bedroom recordings out in the public domain. The assonant moniker takes its name from the chemical compound Webb’s father uses to make fibre-glass – methyl ethyl ketone peroxide. Webb wrote, played and recorded everything on full-length debut “Oh Inhuman Spectacle”. Crafted in isolation, its understated psychedelic pop quickly drew positive plaudits from local media, leading Webb to recruit Chris Wright (drums) and Thom Stewart (bass) –friends from the tight-knit and thriving music scene in Perth–. With “Oh Inhuman Spectacle” given a national release by local label Dot Dash Recordings, Methyl Ethel’s impact on home soil has been palpable. The trio has grown into a must-see live act and shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize alongside Courtney Barnett and fellow Perth act Tame Impala. Now, having joined 4AD, Methyl Ethel have the opportunity to take their music to a greater audience. And probably will.

Primavera Sound 2016 #Thursday

Tot a punt per la primera jornada a tot gas de l’edició més ambiciosa del Primavera Sound al Fórum, que comença amb un cartell plagat de grans noms, on destaca el retorn (després de la seva breu separació, això si) de James Murphy i el seu projecte de més èxit, LCD Soundsystem, que ha promès nou disc per aquest any; els australiansTame Impala, màxims representants de la nova psicodèlia, que van facturar un dels millors àlbums de 2015, ‘Currents’; , duo francès format per Nicolas Godin i Jean-Benoît Dunckel, que tornen com a grans ambaixadors de l’elegància pop, el french touch més inquiet i l’electrònica subtil; els texans Explosions In The Sky, grans valedors del rock instrumental contemporani; el californià Vince Staples, que amb només 22 anys es presenta com un dels noms destacats del hip hop actual; John Carpenter, mestre de terror cinematogràfic que pujarà l’escenari amb la seva faceta musical per interpretar les inquietants bandes sonores dels seus films i temes del seu fosc ‘Lost themes’ (2015); repetiran els britànics Suede; el jazz còsmic del saxofonista Kamasi Washington; el texà Alan Palomo, un dels talents més inquiets de l’electrònica actual al capdevant del seu projecte Neon Indian; el trio londinenc Daughter i el seu pop somiador; els novaiorquesos Battles i la seva al·lucinada experimentació; l’imprescindible Destroyer, projecte de Dan Bejar, que presentarà ‘Poison season’ (2015), treball en el qual ha reinterpretat a la seva manera el romanticisme de clàssics dels setanta; la incendiària barreja del trio Algiers o el country-folk gran reserva i les delícies psicodèliques de Cass McCombs.

En aquesta primera jornada, de casa nostra destaquen la foscor dels asturians Fasenuova, la llum psicodèlica de Alberto Montero o els sintètics Holögrama.