Soledad Vélez, Chilean singer-songwriter based in Valencia, began her career in 2010 with Four Reasons to Sing, a debut EP that showed a personal sound close to folk and eclectic rock. A style that little by little she has left behind to get into the most vintage electronic music. Proof of this is her latest album Nuevas Épocas (Subterfuge Records, 2018), an album sung entirely in Spanish and that stands out for the use of synthesizers and keyboards. This summer at Vida Festival.
Known for their memorable live shows and their controversy, Fat White Family returns after three years of silence with a new studio album Serfs Up! (Domino Records, 2019). An album that continues with that dirty rock that navigates between post-punk and the psychedelia of previous albums like Songs For Our Mothers (Fat Possum Records, 2016), but adds a more danceable touch with the use of synthesizers, as it’s shown in their first single “Feet”.
Kids from Mars are, clearly, one of the young promises of the Catalan music scene. With only 15 years old, the duo lead by Roger and Óscar managed to attract the attention of both the specialized media and the audience with a two releases, “August” and “The Words I Already Said”, characterized for an elegant electronics based on pop tunes. Both songs show the way their EP debut will be. Tonight at Heliogàbal and this summer at Vida Festival.
Balthazar was one of the great discoveries of VIDA 2016. An elegant, warm and bright pop, signed by the tandem between Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Pérez, who captivated both the public and the specialized press. After four years of silence and enjoying at the last two editions of VIDA of their parallel projects -Warhaus and J. Bernardt-, Balthazar announces their long-awaited return with “Fever” (Play It Again Sam, 2019). A fourth studio album that will be released on January 25 and we can already enjoy the first single by the same name. Tonight at La 2 de sala Apolo.
There is no doubt that Australia has been and is one of the places where there’s more music talent like Tame Impala, King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizzard, Jet or the young singer-songwriter from Melbourne who will visit Vida Festival 2019: Didirri. With just a couple of singles and a just-released EP, Measurements (Unified, 2018), Didirri aroused the interest of such influential media as Triple J, among others. All this thanks to his passionate and tender folk-pop that rises with strength in its direct sweepers with songs like “Jude” or “Blind You”. A jewel to discover and enjoy.