Posts Tagged ‘Music Festivals’
With today's review we come to an end of our mammoth Primavera Sound 2011 review. What amazing stories will our reporter Laura Lotti tell us today? Something involving PJ Harvey, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes... and a lot of rock 'n roll!
Written by Laura Lotti
Warpaint by Rebecca Elves
The first band I aim to see today is Warpaint. Breathing salty seabreeze and sipping the first flat beer of the day I make my way to the stage where they’re playing, that is already packed. I’ve been into this band since the times of Billie Holiday, and today they confirm the first impression I had of them. They play and sing perfectly, build up intricate layers of harmonies, and they look so cool on stage - having fun between themselves and engaging with the audience - that’s a pleasure to watch their show. With this performance I’m officially sold to their magic. They’re my new favourite girls band. Better, they’re my new favourite band, and the fact that they’re girls makes me empathise with them even more. “Love is the only way out”, Theresa Wayman sings with grave voice during their stunning performance of 'Beetles' (from their first EP Exquisite Corpse). And for a moment I believe her. What I learn from seeing this gig is that the future of music seem to be pink. Or better, it wears laddered stockings and smeared make up. And slides the guitar like a proper… read more