Tag Archives: The Smiths

Best Covers: Placebo ‘Shout’

Following the release of their album ‘Never Let Me Go’ earlier this year, Placebo are now sharing their cover of Tears For Fears’ 80s classic ‘Shout’.

The latest addition to their 80s covers, Placebo have previously covered artists such as Sinead O’Connor (‘Jackie’), The Smiths (‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’), Pixies (‘Where Is My Mind?’) and Kate Bush (‘Running Up That Hill’).

Best Covers: Dum Dum Girls ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’

Dum Dum Girls’ cover appeared as the final track on their 2011 EP “He gets me high”, which was produced by Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner and by. Their version is bigger, brasher, and faster. The arrangements are the same but the sound is completely different. There are noisy guitars and heavy-footed bass drumming, and Dee Dee’s vocals are exuberant and thrilling in the pure emotion created by fresh love.

4Ever Songs: The Smiths “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”

The track can be considered as an important milestone in the early history of The Smiths. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” was the band’s first single to reach the 10th position in the UK Singles Chart. It also marked the beginning of Stephen Street’s work with the band as producer and engineer. The title, lyrics and morose atmosphere of the song helped to seal The Smiths‘ image as that of a camp, lugubrious band. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” was first composed by Johnny Marr in the Iroquois Hotel in New York,

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.

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.