Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Primavera Sound shapes up for a big 21st edition 2021

As with every other festival this year,
Barcelona’s Primavera Sound was shaping up nicely for a 20th anniversary summer event, until a virus came along and put all plans to one side.

Now the festival is looking ahead to a big  21st celebration next year, between June 2-6.

Along with acts that were due to play this year, Primavera Sound 2021 had also announced some fresh acts on the bill.

The line-up so far includes Pavement, Bikini Kill, the Strokes, The National, Tyler, The Creator, Iggy Pop, Brockhampton, King Krule, 100 gecs, Dinosaur Jr., Chromatics, Bauhaus, Jenny Hval, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Rina Sawayama, DIIV, Fontaines D.C., Jehnny Beth, Little Simz, Black Midi, Shame, Mabel, Black Lips, Faye Webster, Cigarettes After Sex, and more.

Among the new joiners are Tame Impala, FKA twigs, Gorillaz, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Jamie xx, Charli XCX, Jorja Smith, IDLES, DJ Shadow, Tim Burgess, and Metronomy.

All tickets purchased for the 2020 festival remain valid for 2021. New tickets for the 2021 festival will go on sale on June 3.

For more information, visit the festival website.

Billie Eilish releases 'Not My Responsibility' short film

Words: Ellie Ward 

On the opening night of her tour in Miami back in early March, Billie Eilish played a two-minute video with a spoken-word track addressing public perception and body shamers over her body and clothing choices.

Now she has released the film, titled Not My Responsibility.

The visual, which she wrote and produced, shows Eilish slowly removing layers of clothing only wearing a bra, then sinking down into a black, murky liquid. In the voice-over she asks, “Do you have opinions? About my opinons? About my music? About my clothes? About my body?” She closes the film with, “Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”

Watch below.

Track Of The Day :: Camino Gold - Signs Of True

Words: Leah Raymond

Sun-soaked vibes from Down Under just make you long for a return to social normality and being able to get out in a car or on a beach and have 'Sign Of True' flowing through your ears.

It's just the second single from the alt-indie four-piece Camino Gold, from Newcastle, New South Wales, after last December's debut, ‘A Heart Like Yours’. But it sounds like they have their sound well and truly nailed. With a nostalgic feel, the guitars sail on the winds of light percussion and warming vocals make this a track you want to return to.


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wallows share cover of the Beatles' 'With A Little Help From My Friends' with video

Words: Sam Geary

Donating the proceeds from this cover of the Beatles' 'With a Little Help from My Friends' to Feeding America to help feed those in need and support the growing food issue which has been heightened due to COVID-19, LA's Wallows add the video accompaniment.

Coming after the recent 'OK' from the
trio, the track's - featuring vocals from drummer Cole Preston - visual comprises pre-coronavirus footage of the band in the studio, on stage and off.

Watch below.

‘For Heaven’s Sake’, Latenight Honeymoon!

Words: Steve Willcox

After lighting up the airwaves back in April with 'Sunlight, Latenight Honeymoon have just released new single, ‘For Heaven’s Sake’.

These London lads combine multi-genre sensibilities to create a cultured take on the indie-pop scene with this Mike Fraser (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro)-produced track.

Starting with progressive synth loops, chilled drums soon start beating rhythmically alongside as the feeling of lockdown freedoms takes hold. Vocalist Ted Joyce delivers his lyrics in a relaxed fashion with an undercurrent of positivity:

“But I can’t stop myself from watching the world / Around me decease / And wishing you were here with me / So take my hand my darling / These are our darkest days / The devils words are so charming / Hold on for heaven’s sake.”

Definitely a tune to blast through the car speakers as you drive along the streets (lockdown permitting!) on those balmy hot nights of upcoming summer.

Sea Girls debut animated music video for latest single ‘Do You Really Wanna Know?’ 

Words: Ellie Ward 

With a debut album, 'Open Up Your Head', on the way, Sea Girls are gearing up with the summer swing by releasing a new trippy animated video for 'Do You Really Wanna Know?'.

Directed by Francesca de Bassa, the video brings the band to life as kaleidoscopic, animated collages.

With the country's current lockdown status looking like it is starting to ease up, the band have plans to kick off their rescheduled April UK dates by upgrading the venues to play their biggest headline shows to date in November, including a career defining night at London’s legendary O2 Brixton Academy on November 6.

Check out ‘Do You Really Wanna Know?’ below.

Live dates

Ticket holders for April’s postponed shows at London Roundhouse, Manchester Ritz, Glasgow Garage and Birmingham Academy remain valid for the now upgraded dates in November.

02 GLASGOW, Barrowlands
06 LONDON, O2 Academy Brixton