The group created by Bryan Ferry in the early 70’s, Roxy Music will be playing in the Barcelona Sonar festival Saturday the 19th of June during the Night Sonar. The band had a lot of influence on early punk music and was considered a model for several New Wave and experimental electronic groups. This is the perfect opportunity to see them: this is the first (and so far the only) concert they’ve had in Spain in more than three decades! Playing hits like “Love is the Drug”, “More than this” and “Same old Scene”, Roxy Music has turned into the stellar new addition for the Sonar line-up.
The New Young Pony Club have also been confirmed to play during the Day Sonar on Friday June 18th. They are a rock band from London whose influences are more post-punk and New Wave. “The Optimist”, their new album, will be featuring during their performance. It has been described as dark, robust and danceable, so it should be a hit with all of those who are present to hear them. Because of their strange name, we thought we’d explain the origin: Tahita Bulmer, the lead vocalist, really wanted to be part of a club or team at school, but due to her erratic upbringing (from the ages 8 to 13 she didn’t go to school since she was traveling around the world with her mother), this wasn’t possible. The original band name was “Pony Club” but an Irish band had already claimed the name so they added “New” and “Young” to the name.
Other groups that have recently been confirmed for the Sonar are: Aufgang, Post War Years, Cabo San Roque and Caspa feat. MC Rod Azlan.