Dynamic pair Audun Laading and Stephen Fitzpatrick are both outsiders from sleepy coastal towns several countries apart but have established themselves as Her’s on the banks of the Mersey.
Fitzpatrick possesses a swerving, low rasp endorsed by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) and engineered by Matt Berninger (The National).
The London boys Palace who have releases their debut LP So Long Forever will play tonight at Sidecar.
Palace sounds like a band that has always existed. Beautifully crafted and mature, their debut album So Long Forever is sure to ascend them to the status of indie darlings. Fans of Foals and The National will especially appreciate their melancholy and unrushed vibe as well as their existential songwriting, which will stay with you long after the final play.
One of the most promising bands in Denmark these days, Magnolia Shoals, released their debut album, “Tenants”. The compositions are balanced – the sad, melancholic vocals give them depth. Many Danish bands are masters at ‘melancholy’, but Magnolia Shoals manages to take it to a higher level by incorporating classical instruments like violin, cello and trumpet, mix it with lyrics filled with symbolism and trump it with baritone-voice, which is not really so many out there. Each song has so many layers created by classical instruments, as well as the highly delicate use of electronic tools, almost barely heard, yet present. The perfection of the whole is fulfilled by the lyrics.
The four Danes: Nicolai Noa (vocal), Thomas Halkier (bass), Kristian Lorenzen (drums) og Samuel Medina (guitar), have always tried to do things their way and with a pace that suits them and not surrender to hype and dive into the first offer served. If you’re a fan of The National, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Sigur Ros and Tindersticks – then you’re already a fan of Magnolia Shoals!Tonight in concert at Antiga Fàbrica Damm of Barcelona
La bella Musa ens presenta a la musa d’aquesta setmana: Little Scream aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer. El 6 de maig publicarà el seu nou álbum, Cult Following, El més rellevant és el gran nombre de col·laboracions que figuraran en aquest nou disc. L’elenc el formen Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, Aaron i Bryce Dessner de The National, Owen Pallett, Kyp Malone de TV on the Radio i Mary Margaret O’Hara. La nord-americana resident a Canadà és una de les figures importants del panorama indie de Montreal i la seva música fusiona el folk amb el cinematic rock.
The National estan darrere el mastodòntic projecte d’homentage a Grateful Dead anomenat Day of the Dead que contindrà 59 versions realitzades per artistes de la talla de Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Wilco, Local Natives, The Walkmen ,Courtney Barnett, Phosphorescent, Sharon Van Etten, The War On Drugs Il Dottore ha triat com a cover de la setmana ‘Morning Dew” feta pels propis The National.
L’àlbum, que serà en benefici de l’ONG Red Hot dedicada a la lluita contra el sida, verurà la lum el 20 de maig. Una súperbanda formada per membres dels diferents artistes que versionen les cançons pujaran a l’escenari aquest proper estiu en el festival d’Eaux Claires.