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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Primavera Sound 2015: My Wish List

Another tradition in our blog to be honoured before the year ends, our Primavera Sound Festival wish list. With just two names announced so far, The Strokes (so so) and Ride (great one, very happy to see them!) this is one of the most mysterious editions I can remember so, as there was much more guessing than ever, the following bets have been done more with the heart than with the head (yeah, I also think bands like Ariel Pink, Jungle, Shellac or Modest Mouse will probably be in Barcelona, but I don't really care...). While we hope the forthcoming January (probably by the end of the month) will be the chosen one by the organization to reveal the complete roster, and as we did on previous years, here's how our wish list would like. We hope you like our bets!

Antipodean Bands. Every single music lover has a Festival curator inside. Mine would include an Australian/New Zealand stage for sure that this 2015 would look stunning. The Zebras (one of the best records of 2014), The Chills (after Indietracks, have to see them in my city), the majority of our dear Fishrider Records bands (looking forward to the new Prophet Hens album, such a crime it's so hard to have bands from down under...), The Ocean Party ('Soft Focus' rules)
Decemberists, The. Mandatory band, first chapter. Been asking them for ages, and with a new album to appear in three weeks chances are, fingers crossed, huge. We'll say it again: we can't wait to finally see them!
Desperate Journalist. Ultra-early contender for record of the year 2015, with such a debut LP and ten tones of talent they would be a perfect Primavera Sound fit.
DIIV. Here's a band that made a colossal record, then cancelled their gig at Primavera years ago and, somehow, vanished. Time for a comeback, maybe?
Lambchop. They are making some special shows celebrating 'Nixon's' anniversary, so what about Barcelona, at the Auditorium maybe? Could be amazing.
Line & Circle. Discovery of the year, what a pleasure would be discovering them live this spring...
Primavera Club repeaters. Three bands that should be in Barcelona again. Alvvays (because their gig was so-so), Fear of Men (because we just love them) and Ought, because they have an incredible live show.
Riot Grrrls stage. And the curator in me returns. This should be the year. Can you imagine a stage with Wild Balbina, Bleached, September Girls, Honeyblood (beyond exciting tunes), Ex Hex (best record of 2014?, we think so), The Julie Ruin, (unfortunately Kathleen Hanna cancelled last year due to her illness, but seeing they are touring again...)? And that leads us to the stage headliner, which is... 
Rose Elinor Dougall. I'll keep asking for her since. Every single year. 
Sleater-Kinney. The reunion of the year, new album, tour on the works. They HAVE TO BE IN BARCELONA. It's MANDATORY. MUST. YES OR YES
Teenage Fanclub. Rumours of a new album arriving in 2015? What about playing the hits in Barcelona? Haven't seem them yet, would be a most welcomed surprise!
The New Pornographers. With just a bunch of US dates until February, this looks like a secured sport at the Festival. We'll smile.  
Torres. Isn't she working on her second record? Among the most mind-blowing singer-songwriters, it's time we confirm it live.
TV On The Radio. Never been a fan of them, but even I can't explain why, I'm so addicted to their latest album, 'Seeds', so would love to see them live. 

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