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Thursday May 30

Primavera Sound Barcelona



They are not only a cool image, although you must see how scandalously magical their photos are. The temptation to get hooked on r.e.a.l just for their fashion design is overwhelming. There is a fabulous greatstagram in which one of them is going for the well-worn look and the other one… is in a discreet ANIMAL PRINT SNUGGIE. Really? You go out looking like that? But celebrating it YOU GO OUT LOOKING LIKE THAT! Yep, you’ve got to love them. And then of course you have to listen to their songs, don’t you? Because the music by Isabel and Sara is above the rhetoric of fads and capital letters. The experimental electronic pop music, according to their own definition, of these two Madrid-based Galician artists draws you in because it appears before you soft and elegant and very refined. That is until you stretch out your hand and, ouch, it pricks. Like some of the names that they mention here and there in their interviews (Warpaint, King Krule, Jon Hopkins, Olafur Arnalds, Grimes…) their beauty is all the more beautiful because... it hurts.

You Real? (Autoeditado, 2018)