Liverpool is producing some of the most exciting new musical artists in the UK right now, with Her’s and Pizzagirl amongst others putting the indie spotlight on the city. Alex Stephens aka Strawberry Guy dropped his excellent woozy debut dream pop single ‘Without You’. Since then the track has gone on to have nearly 700,000 plays on YouTube which is amazingly impressive for a self-release, without the PR and label machine behind it.
Moonlighting as a live keyboard player for The Orielles, Stephens has been getting a taste for tour-life and is gearing up to take Strawberry Guy live – watch this space! With many more unreleased tracks and a forthcoming EP release on the horizon, we’re really excited to hear more music and watch Strawberry Guy bloom. Strawberry Guy is for fans of Beach House, Tame Impala and Yellow Days. Read our chat below.
In the face of uncertainty: music. Primavera Club celebrates live music and does so from its strongest vantage point: the future. Over three days, from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October, more than 40 artists will perform on the stages of several venues in Barcelona and Madrid during the festival of musical discoveries Primavera Club.
For the first time and on our stages you will be able to see artists including Amber Coffman (ex Dirty Projectors), Superorganism (who according to the predictions of the British press, are set to be a favourite at festival season 2018), Yellow Days, the unapologetic Starcrawler, Moor Mother, Intana, Smerz, Medalla and Gabriel Garzón-Montano, all whom step by step are laying claim to their place on the future scene. Although, as at every edition, the real revelations will come when least expected.
In Barcelona the special attraction will be the chance to see the remodelled La  de Apolo for the first time, where some of the festival’s concerts will be held only a few days before its official inauguration. Also, for the second consecutive year the Centre Cultural Albareda will host the free weekend daytime concerts, which will include concerts by artists from here (Marina Herlop, Cor Blanc) and there (Camila Fuchs, RAKTA)
Full festival tickets for Primavera Club 2017 are still on sale at 25€, while day tickets cost 15€. Let the music play!
17-year-old Yellow Days is the latest signee to Good Years, the London label that has introduced us to artists like Banks, Lil Silva, and Mick Jenkins. As ever, the label remains unbounded by genre, with Yellow Days bringing a slow-moving, jazz-flecked brand of indie rock, which revolves around his gruff, scratchy vocals and languorous guitar playing.
Inspired by Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, jazz guitarists, and Mac Demarco, Yellow Days is creating his own sound, one that sounds mature beyond his years on “Your Hand Holding Mine.” It may be about his first love, age 14, but the themes are universal. Yellow Days have just release their debut Ep “Harmless melodies”.