Father John Misty, Spiritualized, Deerhunter and Connan Mockasin are some strong names of this third day of the Paredes de Coura festival, which also features Jonathan Wilson, Black Midi and the Portuguese First Breath After Coma.
Josh Tillman’s return to the banks of the Coura River is the strong dish of the day, scheduled for 00:45, after Spiritualized, Deerhunter, Jonathan Wilson and First Breath After Coma performed on the main stage, with the opening of the day. is in charge of the Spanish Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba.
The Sevilla band – with just one year of formation – debuts in Portuguese lands and arrives with the promise of being the “next great Spanish band”, according to the daily El Pais, having won criticism with their ‘kinkidelia’ and live performances, promising to enliven the audience to the sound of their namesake album at 17:45.
Leireans First Breath After Coma open the main stage at 18:15, taking their new work “NU”, released in March, to the green backdrop of Paredes de Coura, the third album of originals accompanied by a visual work with short films. -measures idealized and filmed by the group, in a narrative that intertwines with the lyric of the register.
After touring with the Editors in 2013, the Balthazar return to Portugal with their new “Fever”, released in January, the result of a four-year break due to individual projects, bringing the new Belgian songs a further wave. ‘funk’ and melodic.
This is followed by producer and musician Jonathan Wilson, for the first time in his own name in Portugal – having been a guitarist on Roger Waters’ tour – which features, at 19:25, his fourth album “Rare Birds”, from 2018, in which he had the collaboration of Lana del Rey and Father John Misty, to whom he has produced three albums.
On the secondary stage and also debuting in Portuguese lands, the enigmatic Londoners Black Midi, at 20:30, have risen in the underground since 2016, thanks to their explosive performances, but only this year released “Schlagenheim”, the first long-term of the rapidly rising English quartet.
The experimental Deerhunter indie is back at Taboão River Beach at 9:10 pm this time to present January’s “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?”, A critically acclaimed work, as well as the artist who follows them an hour later on the secondary stage.
Connan Mockasin is Connan Hosford’s alter ego, emerging in 2011 after the frontman disengaged from the band Connan & the Mockasins to form a solo project so that he could express himself without barriers. Since then, it has released Forever Dolphin Love (2011), Caramel (2013) and the latest 2018 Jassbusters, all of which have hit critics and ‘indie’ and ‘soft rock’ audiences.
This is followed by Spiritualized space rock and shoegaze that, after six years of hiatus due to the health problems of founding member Jason Pierce, returned to the studio to record the long-awaited eighth album “And Nothing Hurt”, of 2018, which the British magazine New Musical Express (NME) called “fragile, improbably beautiful ode to life itself.”
Closing the main stage, Father John Misty returns to the festival after one of the best performances in the 2015 edition, and to Portugal after performing at Primavera Sound, last year, in the Portuguese presentation of “God’s Favorite Customer” , released in 2018, which followed “2017 Pure Comedy”.
Although there is no confirmation of a new album, Josh Tillman’s alter ego has debuted new songs on the tour such as “Tell It Like It Is” or “Time Makes a Fool of Us”, and may even call the stage his ‘right arm’ Jonathan Wilson.
On the ‘after hours’ stage, space for the Peaking Lights, starting at 2am. The San Francisco-born duo combines elements of dub, krautrock, disco and psychedelic pop and marked the tenth anniversary with the release of the Sea of Sand EP (2018), aiming to celebrate this date with the audience of Paredes de Coura.
Closing the night, the disco and psychedelic sonorities of London’s Romare dj set, starting at 3am, which on the two albums “Projections” of 2015 and “Love Songs: Part Two” won recognition for mixing different styles of music and musical instruments.
The Paredes de Coura festival ends Saturday with names like Suede, Patti Smith, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib or Kamaal Williams, as well as the Portuguese Sensible Soccers, Goose and Time for T.