Here we are again with a new tasty post about Primavera Sound 2017. Here we will tell you about the best performances of some “less-known” artists who played during this edition. Don’t miss the youngest but most promising artist of the Festival.
Fufanu. Reykjavík-based band Fufanu is one of the most interesting band right now. They released their second album titled Sports, out via One Little Indian. Their show was powerful and incendiary as their music. A force of the nature.
Kelly Lee Owens. This 28-years-old British producer bewitched us with her dark, enveloping electronic set. Welsh-born, she also played in the indie rock band called the History of Apple Pie. She has just released her debut album, a marvellous mix of dream-pop and techno which gained unanimous praises. If you pass for London be sure not to miss her!
Kelly Lee Owens during her set at Bacardi Stage.
Odina. Barcelona-born but set in London this young songwriter plays a sweet and pensive dream-pop with a strongly international afflatus. Her first EP, Broken, has been released last year and it’s simply enchanting. During her live we felt like floating.
Pavvla. Second Barcelona-born of this list and third UK-based (in Brighton) this amazing songwriter plays a delicate folk-pop enriched by an electronic touch. Her debut album, Creatures, was released the last year and reminds a bit of a mixture between Daughter and James Blake. Just know that at Day Pro stage she managed to keep everybody’s attention with just her voice and her guitar chords.
Swet Shop Boys. One of the best (hip-hop) shows of this year. Funny and very captivating. It is the project that involves Riz MC & Heems. Last year they released a debut album titled Cashmere.
Riz MC is the musical project of London’s Rizwan Ahmed, an actor & activist who’s latest role has him starring in HBO’s new thriller, The Night Of. Previously, Ahmed has starred in Nightcrawler, Four Lions and The Road To Guantanamo.Heems is the NYC rapper known as Himanshu Suri, who first burst onto the scene as 1/3 of Das Racist and has since gone on to release a number of solo projects.
All photos by Giacomo Cortese.