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Spiritualized: Back 2 Basics

A band does not seize its existance where its best album lies. A band should never end and should always be like Port Wine: “Progressively getting better with time!”. However, although I believe they are great fans of this type of alcohol, “Spiritualized”, the Brit Space Rock band that had the major release “Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space” back in 1997, has not been always there, at the top. It also has had many breaks, changes and actually was started as “Spacemen 3”, since its founder and only original member Jason Pierce was as well known as

Summer Festivals in Europe – Analogic Coverage

This summer, the fortune was handed for us to discover 3 different festivals around Europe, Madcool in Spain, Truck in England and Rock En Seine in Paris. With their own heritage, set of bands lined up and locations, it was a fantastic experience to see the differences in organization, musical taste as well as the local’s approach to these events. Thanks to the welcoming locals, playful environments as well as festival goers for showing me new things and helping me grow! Madcool Festival During mid-summer’s sun and heat, just on the outskirts of Madrid took place one of this year’s

Timi Temple – A Young Man making an Old Boy Proud!

Writing about music you still don’t know about is our thrill. Having the artists contact us with music We don’t know and end up falling in love is rare although it does happen at least once a week! And this was the case of this one! Timothy sent us a message, straight from Sidney, where he is from, with his new single “Young Man, Old Boy”. After listening to it and to his previous works I knew what to do.  Being 27 a man feels “Too old, for little sleep… Too young, for counting sheep… Too old, for getting high… Too

Reis da República – Crónica de Um Golpe de Estado

Ao que soam? Pois apesar de tocarem todos os instrumentos a que estamos acostumados, da bateria aos teclados, não soam a nada do que já ouviu. Não os sei encaixar em género nenhum, e eles, pelo que sei, também não. Liberdade. Enquanto banda representam o “ideal”. Cinco rapazes liderados por uma rapariga de voz simples e perfumada. Apresentaram-se em 2015 com um EP composto por seis canções de nome “EP”. Relembro “Flores e Festas” onde demonstram um lado mais leve e criam um ambiente mais concentrado nos refrões. Contrastando com “L Enfant Sauvage” onde dão uma bonita tareia de instrumental.

Primavera Sound – Setting the Bar High

Oporto. Or as we say correctly in Portuguese, just Porto; if we started adding random “O”‘ to the names of cities let’s start with New YorkO. A city filled with traditions that we all appreciate when coming, from the “Francesinha” that recently saw the death of its birthplace the restaurant “Regaleira” to the traditional Portuguese accent from this part of the country. Both are attempted in Lisbon but only in Oporto you can find the good and original one! However we are here to discuss NOS Primavera Sound which happens not only here as it does in Barcelona. However the

Interviewing: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever // Review “Hope Downs”

The rain wasn’t expected. However even if there was some the RBCF totally eliminated its influence with their Summer vibes. Primavera Sound, Porto, last Saturday, they gave the last concert of their World Tour and as a consistent and solid band that they already are they have an album to release and prepare to Tour again! “Hope Downs” is only their first album  which resembles the feat of all the recognition that “French Press” EP got. The Melbourne quintet has challenged the idea that from Australia one could only hear some of the best psychedelic rock ever existent. However they

Lusitanian Ghosts – Revamping Traditions

There are traditions that are worth to be kept for longer than the usual human life span. For this to happen there is a need for this tradition to be passed through generations while reinventing itself in a way that adapts to the new tastes as well as keeping its origins. And this is a mission that not many can do as well as the Lusitanian Ghosts, that picked up some of the best string instruments from the ancient Portuguese traditions, and gave their own interpretation to them while always keeping the Folk-Pop vibes in their music. It’s one of

Impulso Fest – A Primazia da Qualidade no dia 23 de Maio

Numa primeira tentativa que muitos anunciaram que poderia ser única, o que já nos foi desmentido pela organização, que afirma que a expetativa e esperança de repetir esta bonita experiência em anos futuros é imensa, as Calda da Rainha demonstraram que sabem receber bem, num local íntimo e oferecer a melhor qualidade de som possível para o espaço. Foi com a coordenação de dois docentes, Nuno Monteiro e Tiago Sábio que os estudantes da Escola de Som Arte e Design das Caldas da Rainha edificou aquele que foi um festival único. O centro da Juventude das Caldas da Rainha foi

Erlend Oye: Grazie Amico!!

His music tastes like those breakfasts in Summer when one is in vacations and the only worries are “Which beach are we going today?”. His band is made up of three really relaxed fellas from Sicily, where he has been living for the last six years in Syracuse with his mother. And He is a character. Erlend has his Italian on point and it was in this beautiful language that he used for more than half of the show. As they entered the stage we knew we were in for a great one and that the only problem would be

Rock En Seine 2018 – Preview

Every year Paris hosts numerous events during the summer and is filled with entertainment, with Lollapalooza moving in on the opportunity recently, it’s clear that there’s a need for music in the beautiful capital of France. However, there is one festival that’s been around for over a decade and has relentlessly provided monumental acts, improved its organization and held on to its values even with the change of times – Rock En Seine. The festival prides itself on its location, the park of Saint-Cloud in Hauts-de-Seine, classed as a national historical monument since 1994 and filled with history since it