JFLTI: Torres – Sprinter
Among a lineup of our favourite acts such as Run The Jewels, Caribou, Dan Deacon etc etc etc the real stand out of Primavera Sound 2015 for me was Torres; an act I knew (and still know) very little about. Having heard and been blown away by Honey prior to heading out for the festival she was top of my “new stuff I’ll probably get well into” list followed closely by Mourn, Twerps and Strand of Oaks. Torres blew all my expectations and gave a performance which surpassed even Perfume Genius in terms of emotional delivery. The live performance was loud and emotional but stayed on a somewhat even keel rhythmically whilst her album contains some more off-kilter sections which build the tension meaning when more driving tracks like Sprinter do come their impact is doubled.