Listening Post

Cigarettes After Sex are one of the bands opening Primavera Sound next week – these are the artists they dig who’re playing

Greg Gonzalez selects 10 tracks ahead of his group's debut at the Barcelona festival - take a listen

The next few weeks are huge for Cigarettes After Sex.

On 9 June they’ll release their self-titled debut album via Partisan. Before that, the Brooklyn-based group, will make their first appearance at Primavera Sound, Barcelona.

In fact, they’re one of the bands opening a week of music. They play the Apolo venue at 2200 on Tuesday 30 May.

In the run-up to this year’s festival we’ve been asking bands to scan the line-up poster and put together a guest mix of their favourite tracks from artists also performing. Take a listen >

Alex Cameron (and Roy Molloy)
The Black Angels
Julia Jacklin
Noga Erez
Japandroids

Now, it’s CAS’s turn to pick their top 10. Greg Gonzalez, from the band, says:

“Overwhelming beauty from the Primavera Sound line-up this year. Artists that deeply influenced me over the years like Aphex Twin, Magnetic Fields, Frank Ocean & Slayer to bands with songs that knocked me more recently like Mitski and Japandroids. Truly wonderful.”

These are his choices, and you and listen to the playlist on Apple Music or Spotify below.

Slayer – Angel of Death
Saint Etienne – Like a Motorway
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Aphex Twin – Flim
Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built
Frank Ocean – Sweet Life
The Zombies – Beechwood Park
Mitski – Your Best American Girl
The Magnetic Fields – Strange Powers
Jens Lekman – A Higher Power

Cigarettes After Sex recently shared their latest track ‘Each Time You Fall In Love’.

Loud And Quiet could do with your help

We love making Loud And Quiet – our magazines, this website, our podcasts and more – but it’s become increasingly difficult for us to balance the books.

If you’re a reader who’d like to help us keep the show on the road, please consider becoming a Loud And Quiet member. There are options to receive our physical magazines and lots of other extras that are exclusive to our supporters.