Band playing the seafront, Barcelona | Photo: Carmen Soriano
It's Sant Joan, one of the biggest fiestas of the Barcelona year. It gets a bit crowded but the place to be for the partying is the beach after sundown tonight.
These boys couldn't wait that long…!
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En Plaza Catalunya | Photo Irene Ucha
El ruido de las motos, las bocinas de los taxistas, las conversaciones en mil idiomas… Cada uno aporta su sonido; el mío es la música.
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The Electric Shoes: by day, the present perfect; by night, the future is rosy | Photo: Fred Anderson
THE ELECTRIC SHOES, a band variously described as indie, punk, pop, new wave, post-punk, alternative and even mod. Gigging regularly in Barcelona, the band have been going for two years now, with an evolving set list of catchy and danceable original songs mixed with hard fast covers of hits that weren't that way originally.
The 'Shoes were founded by Oliver Sutton (singer and guitarist, the bearded bloke pictured above on the left, possibly better known as head of level 10 Proficiency in IH Barcelona's English department) and Carolyn Edwards (drummer, the loon in the middle, also renowned head of IH Barcelona's level 8 CAE preparation course).
2007 has seen their first radio interview, their first review in a national publication and their first inclusion on a compilation CD. Catch them live if you can – they're unprecedented, relentless and fun.
For their next gig, the 'Shoes will be at the Sala Magic, Pg. Picasso (Parque de Ciutadella) on Saturday June 16 at 22:00.
>> The Electric Shoes Website | MySpace