Robyn Hitchcock has been one of the most respected names in rock and psychedelic folk since the late '70s, when he led the seminal Soft Boys. He himself has said that at that time they were trying to mix The Beatles with Captain Beefheart. In his maturity, and still influenced by Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Syd Barrett (of whom they say he's a direct heir), Hitchcock combines melodic mastery with a lyrical eccentricity that bring melancholy, humoor and surrealism together in equal parts. His collaboration with REM musicians Peter Buck and Bill Rieflin has broadened the scope even further of this energetic artist with a wonderfully unique and eccentric vision. His universe is reflected once again in his latest work, 'The Man Upstairs' (2014), which he now brings live to Barcelona.