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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Primavera Sound 2015 in brief, day 1

You find us right in the middle of Primavera Sound 2015' week so, it's time, like we did on previous editions, to begin our quick chronicles of each day of the Festival. To begin with, our particular opening day!

The Good
Heavy-pop: Our beloved friends Las Ruinas were the responsible of opening Primavera at the Forum on Wednesday. Yes, it was pretty early on a working day, so the crowd was mainly composed of familiar faces And yes, it wasn't the best of their gigs (seen them a dozen of times) but what a great way to start a Festival! A band that combines talent, playfulness and attitude. Plus songs, many many songs: 'El Olivar', 'Secundarios del mundo, uníos!', 'Ramón y Cajal', 'Cerveza beer', 'Un regalo', 'OVNI'...
Edu Chirinos, heavy-pop champ. Photo: Bloodbuzzed
The Bad
Christina Rosenvinge: I do believe Rosenvinge's career, at least since 'Tu labio superior', deserves to be followed. But the gig at Fòrum was... flat, sadly. An understatement compared with the records, subtle and precious pop, combined with awkward moments of distortion, noise or unnecessary howls.
Cristina Rosenvinge, lady Dolores. Photo: Bloodbuzzed

The Queen
Cinerama: Can't be impartial if we talk about David Gedge: we like him so much. But it was the first time seeing Cinerama, after the show at Apolo at the line-up presentation was ruined because of people too worried about grabbing another free beer and chat, showing no respect for the band playing. Questions arised before the gig: Would the Fòrum be the right place for such a delicate and rich proposal, chamber pop with half a orchestra live? Would people behave (the entrance on Wednesday was free for everyone interested)? Luckily, the answer to both questions was yes, a categorical yes. David crooning, flute and trumpet embellishing instantly attractive tunes... Haunting 45 minutes of great pop. Did we say we love David Gedge?
Dress up to pop with Cinerama. Photo: Bloodbuzzed

Brief of the first "big day" of the PS15, Thursday 28th, coming very soon here!

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