The year-old singer and former textile designer real name Luisa Matushita has proven to be a natural frontwoman, commanding the stage in a whirl of colours and glitter. As with many CSS matters, her role as lead vocalist was an apparently random decision. They also seem genuinely fond of each other, despite the relentless touring and recent departure of bassist Ira Trevisan.
Recolham as pedras, desinformados. Potencial o disco tem. A gente quer ir tocar em Curitiba, que a gente nunca foi.
This is a page of links but hopefully not the boring kind where you have to figure out why I think it is notable. I am starting with music. The links pop up into a new window as a YouTube video.
In various recent attempts to reinvigorate what had become an often stale and predictable genre, indie-rock bands have tapped two different repositories of inspiration: the "brand-new second hand," which draws heavily on the sound of a bygone era and scene the Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, the Rapture ; and the "imported seasoning," which welds elements of pop styles from other parts of the globe Cambodia for Dengue Fever, Africa for Vampire Weekend to more familiar musical and lyrical signposts of indie-rock. They know where to find all the Brazilian herbs and spices, and there are a lot of rich flavors to choose from samba, bossa nova, Tropicalia. But for CSS, their imported seasoning is strictly American.
Sao Paulo does not, apparently, boast the best or busiest live music scene in Brazil, but its club and party circuit is something else. They were crazy. In Sao Paulo there are rock bands, but people are so poor they don't want to pay to get into the show, so the scene doesn't grow.
The Waterfront in Norwich is one of those venues that time seems to have abandoned. Tonight is going to be wild. With six members, many with multiple instruments yet to be plugged in, it takes a while to get things going.
Peerless to many, they capture something wholly unique not to mention lacking in pretension, despite the mounting press attention, and fluttering of industry eyelids. With extensive touring in ever-enlargening venues as part of the NME Awards in February as well as their own headline shows across Europe in Feb and Aprilthe re-release of their album, and Summer festival appearances amongst other things cemented on the horizon over the coming months, enthusiasm for this phenomenal band shows no signs of waning in For those less in the know: to relate the story of a band which has no story clearly must involve a slight amount of background and no small amount of sleight of hand.
They made their self-titled debut album in as this renegade Brazilian band comprised of hot party artist types. They played shows with everyone from Ladytron to Busdriver. Lovefoxxx, the lead singer, started dating Simon Taylor-Davis from the Klaxons.
After every great knees-up comes a nasty hangover - and the come-down has been especially messy for Brazilian party animals CSS. In response they sacked their manager, who was soon followed out of the door by bassist Ira Trevisan. Inter-band friction and financial woes weren't what music fans had come to expect from CSS.