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Flow Festival 2018 – Preview

Having attended their 2012 edition, it’s been incredible to see Flow Festival in Helsinki, Finland, grow and develop to what’s now become one of the coolest summer events in Europe. With a focus not only on music but arts, cuisine and the listening experience, the festival offers a wide range of color popping as well as never seen before stages to create the ultimate palette for both artists as well as festival-goers. Through technology and tech-savy methods, Flow presents incredible infrastructures that’s attracted popular as well as up and coming names from across the globe, having transformed a factory area

Truck Festival 2018 – Preview

Located in the lovely Oxfordshire countryside, the 20-year-old Truck festival has been featuring up and coming artists since its birth as well as being a family-run affair, it has prided itself on bringing back to the community. Described as “the godfather of small music festivals”, the event brings together different genres which will satisfy all music listeners, from indie rock, hip-hop to R&B and drum-bass. This year features fantastic indie acts such as George Ezra, Courteeners, Ratboy, Drenge and many more rising stars like Stereo Honey, Everything Everything, and Circa Waves. Here’s a little preview of all the fun to

Our Favorite Jazz Festival in Europe – Our Top 3 for 2018 Edition

Half of Portugal is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and that is without a doubt its better half. However among all those tiny fisherman villages spread out along coastline, it is in Cascais that in July you will find our Favourite Jazz Festival in Europe. Older than 750 years old, this town has been connected to this festival since its early beginnings although in the last years it has been way less involved to the detriment of Oeiras. However, it is in Cascais that EDP Cool Jazz Fest belongs between the Hipódromo Manuel Possolo and Parque Marechal Carmona. The first

Introducing – Living Room Concerts Madrid

In the heart of Madrid lies a simple yet magnificent concept, it’s gathered over 2000+ members since its creation in 2015 and has staged artists from around the world who are not only visiting but residing in Madrid. Introduced and created as a social experience with music by Nichole Hastings, the group was started with three purposes in mind: “The first is to discover new original music. The second is to remove the stage and have a more direct interaction and connection between performer and audience. The third is to create a space where concert-goers can meet new people and

MGMT – Little Dark Age – Album Review

As a band concept they are one of those that starts as high as possible and tends to go down as the surprise factor and innovation tend to die. After four heavy focused Indie albums, from an “Oracular Spectacular” in 2007 totally breaking the pre-established concepts of Indie to a ridiculously repetitive homonymous album as their fourth and last work before “LDA”. After understanding the downslope they changed. This age is now darker than ever in all possible literal sense and they have gone darker as well by filling their sonority with serious and imposing synths clashing the Indie towards

Hinds- “I Don’t Run” – Album Review

I’ve been excited for this one, the Madrid-born indie/garage rock band Hinds, have returned with their sweet and sour melodies as well as infecting lyrics. The 4-piece girl band consisting of Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar), Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar), Ade Martin (bass, backing vocals) and Amber Grimbergen (drums) bring us their second album – ‘I Don’t Run’. As honest and raw as their last record, surrounded with plucky guitar riffs, kickass vocals and drums, Hinds bring us a cleaner sound still filled with the incredible spirit that has touched many across the globe; and they’re only getting started. Hinds mean

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food – Album Review

THEY WENT FOR THE ESSENTIAL. Sex & Food. Two of the greatest, most glorious and obviously more satisfying of life. The Unknown Mortal Orchestra referenced by many as the prodigal sons of New Zealand, bringing their totally “soundbreaking” RnB Rock with all the right dusts of Psych, Lo-Fi and Indie. They started with tunes like “Ffunny Ffrends”, still one remarkable anthem of the Indie that has been heard for the last decade and managing to be their most successful in the charts, at least in Mexico.  The band started and released their homonymous first album in 2011 with the above

GUM – The Underdog – Album Review

When one thinks of the origins of the Psych Rock wave that has totally paved this current decade one has to bring about two of its Australian creators that even have some artists exchange. Pond, lead by Nick Allbrook, had as its initial drummer the future leader of Tame Impala, where Allbrook was playing the bass until fully assuming his leading role in Pond. At the same time, another name was common to both bands which evolved into GUM that released today “The Underdog” another piece of this infinite puzzle of spacial music brought to us by this austrALIENS. After Nick

Vodafone Paredes de Coura’s 25th Edition: An experience & our favourites

Once again festival season is upon us, across Europe the dates and line-ups are set whilst people plan out what to attend, who to see and with what money. Just Musically Speaking has already covered what to expect this year from NOS Primavera Sound, but I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce Portugal’s other amazing festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura, a gathering of artists, music-lovers and people of all walks of life for a magical event. For those who may not be familiar with this gathering, here is my recollection of last year’s 25th edition and who to look

Monarchy – New single “Mid:night” & their upcoming album

Synth-pop duo Monarchy, made up of Andrew Armstrong (producer, DJ) and Ra Black (vocals, lyrics) are back in full effect with their new dance-track “Midnight”, this follows their first single “Hula Hoop 8000” in anticipation for their 4th studio album which is to be released before summer. For the Australian but London based group, their new material is filled with pop-dance feels, all tied in with catchy lyrics and synth-dominated melodies. Seeing the reaction to “Hula Hoop 8000” and the anticipation/movement behind “mid:night”, we can expect these guys to be making noise in the summer.   The first single Hula