It's been a couple of years since new material has been released by Van She, but their second album released this year, Idea of Happiness, is one that shows the Australian electropop outfit picking up where they left off. Throwing in a few twists and turns in the album, the title track and first single from the album, "Idea of Happiness" is an upbeat, dance floor-inviting song with hints of Young Love all over the track. Young Love is a NYC-based artist that has been dormant the past couple of years but is a telling comparison to Van She.
Bilbao BBK Live is a festival in the northeast corner of Spain, closer to the French-Spanish border than Madrid or Barcelona. With a lineup that rivals many four to six day festivals in Europe, Bilbao BBK Live is not only concentrated quality, but one of the most affordable festivals on the European summer festival circuit. Much pre-festival excitement was focused on bands like Snow Patrol, The Maccabees, Band of Skulls, and AWOLNATION. Although those bands all produced solid sets, in the end, were not as memorable as the groups that will be reviewed in detail shortly. 1665