Tag Archives: The Smiths

Favourite Gig: Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr had the good fortune (or misfortune, depending on your point of view) of starting The Smiths along with Morrissey, whom he later fell out with seemingly forever. Since The Smiths broke up in 1987, Marr has been a member of groups such as The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. Now he comes to Barcelona on his own to perform his third solo album, ‘Call the Comet’ (2018). Today in concert at sala Bikini.

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Music by Bergman: The Away Days

Mestre Bergman travelled to Turkey to discover a new band. Istanbul band The Away Days released two singles from their debut album (due out in 2017) earlier this year, along with playing their first European headline tour. It’s dream pop that draws influences from India and the far east as well as the likes of Joy Division, The Smiths and the La’s, and has attracted support from Savages, Belle & Sebastian, and Everything Everything.

Blossoms arriben per quedar-se

Blossoms presenten avui a la sala Razzmatazz el seu àlbum homònim de debut.  Un disc carregat de bones cançons farcides de rock, pop i psicodèlia. El quintet de Manchester, amics  des de nens,, passaren la seva adolescència escoltant Oasis, The Stone Roses i The Smiths. Blossoms  en molt poc temps han obtingut força ressò: la banda aconseguí la quarta posició en el BBC Sounds 2016 i han participat a festivals com Glastonbury, Reading o Bilbao BBK Live. han contado con su nombre en sus carteles.
Avui arriben a Barcelona acompanyats pel joveníssim compositor i músic Declan McKenna. McKenna, de només 18 anys, una de les noves perles de l’indiepop britànic.

Local Bands: El Último Vecino

The project led by Gerard Alegre Dòria was one of the great revelations of 2013, the year in which the Barcelona band surprised with a debut of vibrant, dark techno-pop bursting with hints of bands such as Décima Víctima and La Mode, and also of The Smiths, Orange Juice and even of El Último de la Fila. Now, after playing on stages of Spain, Lithuania and Mexico and proving with the maxi single “Tu casa nueva” that they are not a one-record band, they are back with a new record that they have been working on recently. It is a good moment for dark anthems while defending the Joy Division-New Order sequence. The will be playing at Primavera Sound.

Productora de Pardals: Gold Class

Mestre Bergman flew this time to Australia to meet a new band. Gold Class is a Melbourne post-punk four-piece and a force of nature. Its debut album, It’s You, was recorded in just four days and captures all the immediacy, power and potency of the live shows the band is becoming known for.

Both musically and vocally, comparisons to Joy Division and The Smiths are fair. And while Gold Class wouldn’t have sounded out of place playing The Haçienda in the ‘80s, its grit is more Melbourne than Manchester, and vocalist Adam Curley’s lyrics speak of a more homegrown political dissatisfaction.

Les versions d’il Dottore: Deftones “No Ordinary Love”

Deftones és una banda de metal alternatiu de Sacramento que l’any 2011 aprofitant  el Record Store Day editaren un disc titolat “Covers”. Versions de Duran Duran, The Smiths, The Cure,  Drive Like Jehu, The Cars, Lynryd Skynrd, Helmet,o Sade, Il Dottore ha triat la versiió del track “No Ordinary Love” de Sade on els nord-americans la claven.

Pardals: El Último Vecino

Divus Julius Bonasera ha triat com a “pardals” d’aquesta setmana a El Último Vecino que acaben de publicar el seu segon disc “Voces” i que seran a la sala Apolo per celebrar el 5è aniversari de Canadà compartint cartell amb Evripidis & His Tragedies i Extraperlo,

El projecte comandat per Gerard Alegre Dòria va ser una de les grans revelacions del 2013, any en el qual la banda barcelonina va sorprendre amb un debut de techno-pop fosc i vibrant ple de referències a bandes com Décima Víctima i La Mode, sí, però també a The Smiths, Orange Juice i inclús a El Último de la Fila, però sobretot The Drums- Ara, després de passejar per escenaris espanyols, lituans o mexicans i després de demostrar amb el maxi-single “Tu casa nueva” que no són flor d’un dia, els barcelonins tornen amb un nou treball al qual han estat donant forma durant els últims temps. Bons temps per als himnes foscos i per reivindicar la seqüència Joy Division-New Order.