The second day of Benidorm LowCost Festival 2012 started with Dj Warm Up and Cosmonauta on the second stage and Anni B Sweet on the first.
The night came, back on the second stage, with Secondwho developed almost all the setlist in Spanish, but for one song, to the days the used to compose all their songs in English. The five from Murcia counted with the special appearance of a violinist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of their city.
The next band to get on the main stage was Fanfarlo. Vocalist also played saxo, as well as one keyboarder who also played trumpet and the other keyboard who played violin. They offered a sober show, but too much sober from time to time. Saxo and trumpet had an interesting while for a musical fight. Before they went they wished we would enjoy Placebo and Citizens!
But until Placebo we devoted an eye to Fuel fandango. When guitarist stood at the synthesizer the gig took a trip hop look, but not for too long because singer moves from fusion folk rock in Spanish to Amystyle soul in English in a little while, with a voice that sounded almost perfect.
And they time for Placebo came. The most crowded gig of the night started, as it should do, with Kitty Litter, Battle For The Sun, Every Me Every You, with the intro that during years had been used and almost became a part of the song.
Brian introduced the band in purpose in exaggeratedly perfect Spanish to make clear we need to Speak In Tongues, their next song to be played. Black eyed, Special Needs, For What It’s Worth, I Know, in which Brian made the tune much lower and easier in the whole song.
Slave to The Wage was a surprise for some of us who like it but were not expecting it. Tempo slowed down perhaps because of Spanish hot and moist weather.
Meds started in a really slowed tempo style reminding a kind of reinvention of Every Me, Every You
A song to Say Goodbye and The Bitter End reminded us that could not last forever as well created an hypnotic atmosphere that tried to make us think that moment was not just the end of a gig but the end of the world.
After a Macaco Style cover to Teenage Agnst, four encores, including Post Blue, and B3, presented as live debut.
On the second stage, El Columpio Asesino. had the difficult mission to take our mood from Placebo to the next band on the main stage, La Casa Azul. They accomplished pretty well for an overpopulated public.
Citizens! were to play next on the second stage that now no one would think to be the second. Reptileand Caroline were to of their most claimed songs, in a gig that perhaps did not deserved the previous high expectations but for sure made a few of the attendees memorize their name to follow them in the future.
In this moment, even though both on the main and on the second stage, great shows were to came with Ettiene de Creci and Make The Girl Dance (live set), we could not witness their No Brain or Baby, Baby, Baby, respectively.
The insatiable ones stayed to burn their trainers dancing to The Zombie Kids.
BENIDORM LOW COST FESTIVAL 2012 REVIEW
The fourth edition of Benidorm LowCost Festival started on the second stage (Lower Stage) with DJ Warm Up and Varry Brava. The ones to start up the main stage (Budweisser) were Trepát (winners of the 2012 LowCost’s Bands Contest).
Back to the second stage, with The Right Ons, who had a very strong attitude onstage. Specially remarkable was the job the keyboard did including Electronic percussion, folk percussion as maracas and tambourine and throwing of every item eventually. Pretty Slick, On The Radioand Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Times, were some examples of the songs that the band brought to tour their third and last album Get Out.
After a quick walk to the stage one, ex-front man of Los Piratas Ivan Ferreiro performed with quite a emotional endemism songs from his long career with Los Piratas and solo era. Años 80, Promesas, Mi coco, sung by everyone ther, Ivan at the piano alter introducing the band and the technique crew.
It was the turn for Is Tropicalon stage 2. These three boys, whose sound is so difficult to classify, brought the songs from their album Native Toand didn’t let down the crowd attending the gig.
The next ones to flow the main stage were Suede. They started Introducing The Band, and went on hit after hit with Trash, Filmstar, Animal Nitrate, We Are the Pigs, She and To the Birds.
The attention decreased for a while but Brett Anderson came back with Killing Of A Flashboy, Can’t Get Enough, Everything Will Flow, So Young, Metal Mickey. Guitarist Riachard Oakes looked like playing the song especially for you and only for you in a private show, secret or something. They closed the show with The Wild Oneswith a perfect sound of acoustic guitar, New Generation, Beautiful Ones and Saturday Night.
The venue had all and a karaoke stage that from time to time looked like one more stage.
After a very quick stop at the second stage, we went back to the main stage to attend Supersubmarina. They had a really impressive performance with songs like Ola de Calor, Supersubmarina, or XXI.
Back to the second stage, The Whip where there showing how different can a band sound depending on this member that keeps on moving from the keys to the strings of his guitar.
Their top songs were Secret Weapon and Trash, in which everyone there had to jump up and down.
And to close the main stage for the first night came The Sounds. They started with It’s so easy, To dance with the devil, in which guitarist Félix Rodríguez sung backing vocals with a vocoder, No one sleeps when I’m awake, in which the keyboarder Jesper Anderberg took the guitar and vocals. Again with Song with a mission. the sound was much more electric as the keyboarder grabbed the guitar. Something to die for, Painted by numbers. Singer Maja Ivarsson should not try emulate an helicopter with the microphone wire after Suede gig, because Anderson is a pro. They finish the “fucking party” (as Ivarsson said several times) with Wish you were here, Don’t stop push it now, Living in America. A perfect closing for the main stage.
Those who never sleep kept on it with DJ Coco and 2Many DJs (DJ set), on the second stage.