Liars, Kurt Vile, Panda Bear and more join Jabberwocky lineup

Mute Records’ Liars have, since their inception in 2000, spent over a decade honing their expertly executed electronic dance-punk. Their constant focus on rhythm and texture over more obvious elements is perhaps shown best on their recently released and already critically acclaimed seventh album ‘Mess’. They come to Jabberwocky for an exclusive UK set for 2014.
With last years slice of reflective slice of genius ‘Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze’ proving to be one of the undisputed highlights of 2013, Kurt Vile & The Violators return to the UK for a set of the warm slacker-pop that Kurt has perfected since his 2008 debut ‘Constant Hitmaker’. He is a perfect addition to the Jabberwocky lineup.
As a founding member of Animal Collective gone solo, Panda Bear’s experimental, reverb-soaked brand of heavily percussive and psychedelic dream pop has placed him as a heavily influential modern musician in a genre that can be far too lacking in originality. His upcoming studio album, tentatively titled ‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’, is sure to be as progressive as ever.
Formed in Cleveland, Ohio Cloud Nothings have spent the last five years peddling their inventive and damn catchy brand of noisy indie-rock. With emphasis equally on melody and noise, upcoming Wichita Records album ‘Here and Nowhere Else’ is an early contender for highlight of the year.
Having produced remixes for an insanely eclectic lineup of acts including The XX, José James, Boys Noize, Moderat and even sometime Flaming Lips collaborator and pop starlet Ke$ha,Untold is a name that all should be familiar with. Full-length album ‘Black Light Spiral’ is ready to drop imminently and proves Untold to be one of the UK’s freshest and most interesting young producers.
LA feedback obsessed experimental rap trio clipping. fuse walls of static with a fierce sense of anti-everything wordplay that brings to mind fellow noise terrorists Death Grips. This is caustic, kneejerk hip-hop not to be overlooked.
Those with the foresight to catch Big Ups’ first trip to the UK earlier this year witnessed one of the most vital, snotty and visceral punk shows in recent years. Coming across as the bastard children of Fugazi and The Jesus Lizard, their debut album ‘Eighteen Hours Of Static’ throws the snarling observational lyrics of frontman Joe Galarraga together with the uneasy, tense backing of the rest of the group to create one of the most original albums of last year.
Probably best known as the guitarist for Dirty Three and his endeavors in the world of art, Australian musician Mick Turner’s distinctive style has seen him back up the likes of Cat Power and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. He will be returning to ATP having performed at the last Camber Sands weekender with last years ‘Don’t Tell The Driver’ album in tow.
Neutral Milk Hotel / James Blake / Kurt Vile & The Violators / Caribou / Panda Bear / Darkside / Electric Wizard / Liars / Connan Mockasin / Cloud Nothings / Forest Swords / Thee Oh Sees / Sun Kil Moon / The Bug / Kode 9 / Deafheaven / The Ex / Pissed Jeans / Forest Swords / Perfect Pussy / Earth / Iceage / Jesu / The Growlers / Speedy Ortiz / I Break Horses / Untold / clipping. / Metz / The Van Pelt / Patten / Eaux / Vatican Shadow / Paus / Yamantaka // Sonic Titan / Joanna Gruesome / Chelsea Wolfe / Big Ups / Hookworms / Amen Dunes / Oso Leone / Joana Serrat / Mick Turner

Huge lineup additions to Sónar Barcelona

New additions to Sónar Barcelona

Darkstar (UK)
Liars (US)
Paul Kalkbrenner (DE)
Sherwood + Pinch (UK)
Nicolas Jaar (US)
Delorean (ES)
Foreign Beggars (UK)
Maceo Plex (US)
Mykki Blanco (US)
Karenn (Blawan + Pariah) (UK)
Baauer (US)
Gold Panda (UK)
La Bien Querida (ES)
Christeene (US)
Sound Pellegrino presents Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team + Matthias Zimmermann (FR)

Sónar continues to add new artists to its 20th anniversary event, which will take place in Barcelona on 13, 14 and 15 June. The scheduled shows by Kraftwerk (3D show)Pet Shop BoysTwo Door Cinema ClubLindstrøm & Todd TerjeVatican Shadow,Bradien + Eduard Escoffet, Hot Natured and Fantastic Mr. Foxare joined by various heavyweight additions. 

These new names include outfits whose appeal is tried and tested, like the British trio Darkstar, one of the most interesting projects to emerge from low-rev dubstep, who are about to release their new LP, "News From Nowhere", on the prestigious London label Warp; and the American trio Liars, presenting their excellent new LP "WIXIW," which is much more synth-based and oriented towards electronica than their previous albums.

Among the latest names to be added to Sónar Barcelona is the new artistic duo Karenn, which brings together two masters of today's rawest techno: Blawan – who astonished us at Sónar by Night last year – and the talented Pariah; the New York trap producer Baauer, who has hit the mark this year with his formula of powerful basses and rhythmic forcefulness; the British beatmaker Gold Panda, the main man at the Ghostly International label; and the haute école funk-based tech-house by the popular American dj Maceo Plex.

Sónar 2013 also presents the performance by a unique and very special duo: consisting of Adrian Sherwood, a cult name in dub in the British Isles and the founder of the influential On-U-Sound label, and Pinch, an eminent personality on the Bristol dubstep (and post-dubstep) scene.

Two international electronica benchmarks return, in the shape of Germany's Paul Kalkbrenner, now consolidated as one of today's most popular names, who will be bringing his new album 'Guten Tag' under his arm; and the Chilean-American Nicolas Jaar, who returns to Sónar for the third consecutive year entirely on merit.

Two of the biggest names on the Spanish scene, Delorean and La Bien Querida, will also be present at Sónar Barcelona. The Basque outfit are releasing a new album in 2013, two years after the international success of "Subiza," while the project by Ana Fernández Villaverde and David Rodríguez has given their songs a considerable twist, dressing them up in dazzling techno-pop costumes for their latest album, "Ceremonia." 

Two unique and irreverent artists will be visiting from the United States underground scene: Mykki Blanco, the standard bearer of the movement known as "queer rap" (a mixture of hip-hop rhyming and powerful techno basses); and Christeene, a man-woman who takes the extravagance and perversion of electronic pop one step beyond mischief by means of a highly individual sense of humour. 

This batch of additions is rounded off by the showcase from the French label Sound Pellegrino, in association with the historic rap group TTC and a platform for some of today's most cutting-edge and freshest dance beats, headed by Matthias Zimmermann and the Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team; and the highly respected British hip hop and grime collective Foreign Beggars, presenting their powerful new album, "The Uprising".

Sónar Barcelona tickets on sale

Sónar 2013 Passes and 2 Night Tickets for Sónar 2013 are available now.

Professional accreditation for SonarPro 2013 is available at a special price of 190 €, until 1 April only.