Primavera Sound 2016: Radiohead + The Last Shadow Puppets + Beach House + Animal Collective...

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Primavera Sound 2016: Radiohead + The Last Shadow Puppets + Beach House + Animal Collective...
The Last Shadow Puppets

Primavera Sound's Friday line-up features a group that stands out above the rest. Radiohead haven't been in Barcelona since 2008, and since then, the quintet led by frontman Thom Yorke has established itself as one of the few acts able to attract a mass audience and at the same time, hold off any concessions, adopting elements of electronic, jazz and even dubstep. The rest of the music on during the day includes other bands to watch, including Miles Kane and Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), who have put their main projects on hold to bring back The Last Shadow Puppets, a mix of psychedelic pop and lush folk along the lines of Scott Walker and the spaghetti Western; the captivating pop of Beach House, the Baltimore duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, who are back to hypnotize audiences with their latest albums, both released in 2015, 'Depression Cherry' and 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'; legends of American indie music Dinosaur Jr., with J. Mascis taking the lead, and who, after celebrating the 30th anniversary in 2015 of their thunderous debut with a marathon six concerts in New York, carry on with no intention of calling it quits; the return of Australian group The Avalanches, who released their memorable debut, 'Since I Left You', in 2000 – a work of artisan sound created with 3,000 samples; the sound mutations of Baltimore band Animal Collective; the mobile orchestra that is Zach Condon and Beirut, who mix folk and traditional sounds on their album 'No No No' (2015); Cabaret Voltaire, considered one of the most influential and respected bands on the British scene, who are back after two decades away from the stages, with their dark pop and experiemental electronica; laid-back and reflective hip hop with touches of soul from Los Angeles rapper Jay Rock; lyrical intensity, melodic magic and perfect pop from Australian artist Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens); and exploration of experimental minimalism from Kiasmos, a project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

From Catalonia and Spain come Barcelona pop acts Inspira and Big Summer; Madrid's C. Tangana, one of the key players in bringing back the Spanish rap scene; psychedelic chill-out from Madrid's Baywaves; hardcore and screamo from Cordóba's Viva Belgrado; and garage punk-pop from Girona's Aliment.

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