Finally the Line Up for Primavera Sound 2017 has been annunced and we can’t wait for being there listening to unmissable artists like Arcade Fire or Bon Iver. On the other hand, the spanish festival is also a good occasion to discover groups or musicians you’d never listened to, and so we though you would like some advice in order to not miss the most promising sprouts of this new music generation. We prepared a list of ten names you’d better pay a visit next June in Barcelona.
We’ve already spoken of of this Israeli producer-songstress some months ago, when we introduced her as one of the 5 best new acts of the last Primavera. This year she’s back again to Barcelona with a beguiling new single, Dance While You Shoot, and we are sure she’ll be able to bewitch us as she did in a late morning of June at the Primavera Pro stage.
What about an italian guy who doesn’t sound like an italian at all? Or better, who doesn’t sound like what you’d imagine an italian artist would. Cause our dear peninsula has a lot more to give than just legendary songwriters or shoddy pop. Taste a bit of the experimental notes of Sardinian Jacopo Incani and tell me if I’m wrong.
Triangulo de Amor Bizzarro
Usually foreign people landing to Primavera Sound snub spanish groups, considering them mere lineup fillers. Don’t do that mistake with this galician shoegaze band, if you’ll give them an opportunity they’ll show you that in Spain there ain’t only indie-rockers and pop songwriters.
Sidney-based songstress Gordi (aka Sophie Payten) has just released the last May her debut EP, Clever Disguise, and her fame has been growing since then in the blogosphere. She has been compared to Angel Olsen or to Ásgeir, and now you have a good occasion to prove for yourself if those comparisons are true.
Cigarettes After Sex
Brooklyn-based Cigarettes After Sex is an ambient pop collective lead by songwriter Greg Gonzalez. Their debut ep is from 2012 but this last year they’ve released a new single, K., which is just as smooth and dreamy as a caress. If you’re a fan of dream-pop, and of artists like Beach House or Orcas, you surely can’t miss these guys and their delicate set.
Let’s Eat Grandma. Let’s Eat Grandma is the UK Duo that involves multi-instrumentalists Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth. I, Gemini is the debut album that is out now via Transgressive Records. “Deep Six Textbook” is their first single that shows the dreamy vocals and the gloomy dilated electronic. Watch the official video filmed at Cromer on the Norfolk coast near their hometown of Norwich.
Huerco S. Three years ago we introduced New York-based producer Huerco S. (aka Brian Leeds) and his debut album Colonial Patterns. For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) is the second album, out now via Proibito. Listen to “Promises of Fertility”, a track that shows minimal ambient textures with little essential rhythms movements.
Kelly Lee Owens. London-based producer Kelly Lee Owens, known also for the collaboration with Daniel Avery, recently signed with Smalltown Supersound (Dan Lissvik, Lindstrom). Oleic is her latest Ep. Listen to “CBM”, a track that shows her hypnotic vocals and the(minimal) refined electro lines.
Weyes Blood. Weyes Blood is the project of Natalie Mering (Jackie-O Motherfucker , Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti). Two years later The Innocents, she returned with her second solo album. Front Row Seat To Earth is out now via Mexican Summer. Listen to “Used to Be“.
Whitney. Whitney is the project that involves the former Unknown Mortal Orchestra drummer Julien Ehrlich and ex-Smith Westerns guitarist Max Kakacek. The band features also Josiah Marshall (bass), Malcolm Brown (keys, backup vocals), William Miller (horns). At the beginning of the year, we already shared “No Woman“; they released their debut album Light Upon the Lake, out now via Secretly Canadian. Their music shows a stunning building of melodies textures with folky and country connections. Evocative tunes with something of the past but still modern.