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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Primavera Sound 2015: first impressions

Primavera Sound Festival 2015's line-up unveiled! The show was quick and the videogame used to reveal the band names was a funny idea, (although a bit too easy?).Hipsters/posers were quite ok compared with previous years (except when the food arrived, the animal instincts appeared no matter how cool you dress) and the overall feeling was a pleasant one. Thanks to the organisers

But let’s go to key question. What an impressive line-up they have gathered! We are extremely happy they have followed our advice (kidding of course) and prepared an almost riot grrrl stage (by the sea perhaps?) on Friday with The Julie Ruin, Ex Hex and Sleater-Kinney. Amazing. Now please no overlaps, at least on Friday.

As happened last year, we’ll focus on the “middle class”, although my better half will strongly push for seeing The Black Keys and The Strokes (huge question marks on the latest one), which looks, as always, interesting, diverse, and with a lot of potential. DIIV, Eels (finally!), Spiritualized, Patti Smith, Torres (YEEES!) and a huge list of well-known (like Belle and Sebastian) and recently discovered names (Twerps to name one)… If we are lucky with the overlaps, this edition could be simply spectacular.

So, honouring the Blog’s tradition, here’s our traditional rough (we don't have the timetables yet) “paint & colour” version of the line-up with our first impressions on the bands we are willing to see. Promising, right?

CONFIRMED ARTISTS FOR PRIMAVERA SOUND 2015
27th-31st May

ALBERT HAMMOND JR. • ALT-J • AMERICAN FOOTBALL • ANDREW WEATHERALL ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS • ARIEL PINK • ARTHUR RUSSELL INSTRUMENTALS BABES IN TOYLAND • BAXTER DURY • BELLE & SEBASTIANBEN WATT  BENJAMIN BOOKER • THE BLACK KEYS • THE BOHICAS • BOREALS  BRAND NEW • CARIBOU • CHEATAHS • CHET FAKER • CHILDHOOD  CHRISTINA ROSENVINGETHE CHURCH • CINERAMA • DJ COCO  D.D DUMBO • DAMIEN RICE • DAN DEACON • DAVE P. • DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979  DER PANTHER • DIIV • DISAPPEARS • DIXON • DULCE PAJARA DE JUVENTUD  EARTH • EARTHLESS • EELS • EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN  ELECTRIC WIZARD • EX HEX • EXXASENS • FERRAN PALAU  FOXYGEN • FUCKED UP • FUMACA PRETA • GERMA AIRE  THE GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER • GIANT SAND • GREYLAG • GÚDAR  GUI BORATTO • HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS • HAR MAR SUPERSTAR (dj set) • HEALTH • HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER • HOOKWORMS • THE HOTELIER • IBEYI  ICEAGE • INTERPOL • JAMBINAI • JAMES BLAKE • JESSICA & THE FLETCHERS  JOAN MIQUEL OLIVER • JON HOPKINS • JOSE GONZALEZ • THE JUAN MACLEAN  JULIAN CASABLANCAS+THE VOIDZ • THE JULIE RUIN • JUNGLE • KELELA KEVIN MORBY • THE KVB • LAS RUINAS • LES AMBASSADEURS  LES SUEQUES • LOS PUNSETESLOST TAPES • MAC DEMARCO • MARC PIÑOL • MARC RIBOT'S CERAMIC DOG • MDOU MOCTAR  MIKAL CRONIN • MIKE SIMONETTI • MINERAL • MIQUEL SERRA • MOURN  MOVEMENT • MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND • NANCY WHANG (dj set) NELEONARDTHE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS • NUEVA VOLCANO  NÚRIA GRAHAM • OCELLOT • OMDOUGHT • PALLBEARER • PANAMA  PANDA BEAR • PATTI SMITH & BAND perform HORSES • PERFUME GENIUS  PERRO • PHARMAKON • RATKING • THE REPLACEMENTS • RICHIE HAWTIN  RIDE • ROCIO MARQUEZ • ROMAN FLOGEL • RUN THE JEWELS  SALVAJE MONTOYA • THE SAURS • SHABAZZ PALACES • SHELLAC SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO • SINGLE MOTHERS • SLEAFORD MODS  SLEATER-KINNEY • SOAK • THE SOFT MOON • SPIRITUALIZED  SR. CHINARRO • STRAND OF OAKS • THE STROKES  THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE • SUN KIL MOON • SUNN 0)))  SWANS • THEE OH SEES • THE THURSTON MOORE BAND • TOBIAS JESSO JR. TONY ALLEN • TORRES • TUNE-YARDS • TWERPS • TWIN SHADOW  TYLER THE CREATOR • UMBERTO & ANTONI MAIOVVI  UNDERWORLD dubnobasswithmyheadman live  UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA • VIET CONG • VOIVOD • WHITE HILLS  YASMINE HAMDAN • YOUNGHUSBAND • THE ZEPHYR BONES

Green- Definetely seeing them. Absolute must
Orange- If there are no overlaps (in particular with the green ones), I'll be there for sure
Yellow- Curious about it/"on research mode"

3 comments:

  1. Lost Tapes are awesome! You should definitely see them. Twerps are coming to Boise too (for Treefort) and I can't wait to see them.

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    1. Hey Jeremy!! You can't imagine how excited Carla is about the line-up :). What a great record Twerps has just released...

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    2. I think I can imagine. :) I didn't know the Twerps album was out yet. I think I'll give that a good listen tomorrow.

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