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18-09-2018 — The sound: For 25 cents, name one single record by Cloud Nothings that is not exceptional. Bingo: the correct answer is “there isn’t one”, because with five albums under their belt (the latest still to come) in a career of just ten years, Cloud Nothings can boast in all modesty that they have ...
06-09-2018 — Maybe you don’t know it yet, but you are about to discover your next favourite band. It’s that name that you will see everywhere next year, the one raved about by the press, counting their listens by the millions and, who knows, maybe even appearing at next year’s Primavera Sound. And to disco...
05-09-2018 — When Lisa Gerrard sings the heavens open up over your head. No, better: when Lisa Gerrard sings the earth opens up beneath your feet. Tell you what, it doesn’t matter: let’s just agree that the voice of this contralto, almost mezzo-soprano singer, creates supernatural phenomena. The Australian s...
30-08-2018 — From concert to concert with no overlaps, no racing around and no unnecessary sacrifices. Introducing Primavera Sound’s musical autumn, now under the umbrella of Primavera Tours, established to promote the conception and philosophy of live music throughout the year as defended by the Barcelona pro...
30-07-2018 — Another new old era. The majority of mortals are raised on the “you are what you eat” proverb. Javiera Mena, however, prefers “you sing what you hear”. If our sentimental education was built with the music from prehistoric pre-streaming transistors, the Chilean artist used it to brighten up ...
11-07-2018 — Cuco is a child of his generation, generation Z. And if anything defines the post-millennial generation, apart from their digital birth certificate, it is that they have lost all prejudices. In the songs by Omar Banos, the American with Latin blood, stylistic barriers are non-existent. He starts off...
02-07-2018 — “Nerds don’t dance”. What are you talking about? That statement is wrong on two levels. One: that just because you are well-groomed, wear glasses and fasten all the buttons on your shirt you are a nerd. And two: that if you are a nerd you are ashamed of and even refuse to dance. Public Service...
26-06-2018 — For Roosevelt anachronisms don’t exist. Calling your project the same name as the 32nd President of the USA? Tick. Blending disco, funk and soul with flowing pop melodies and hints of sugary Balearic music? Double tick. Doing this live in organic formation (with drums, guitars and keyboards) while...
26-06-2018 — Revenge tales (Velvet 4 Sale), razor-sharp criticism of male canons in art (Rosebud) and an ever expanding musical vocabulary under the umbrella of pop: all of this and more is encapsulated in the album entitled In a Poem Unlimited, an project that confirms Meg Remy, body and soul of U.S. Girls, as ...
21-06-2018 — Nils Frahm’s finger tips. Oh to be touched by them. Everything they touch becomes beautiful. Keyboards, goatees, knobs and faders… in the hands of this German composer and producer they seem to be able to switch beauty on and off at will and they are therefore, objects and fragments of the ...