Set near the idyllic location of Spain’s northern mountains, Bilbao BBK has, over the past five years, become a force to watch out for within the European festival scene. Mixing some of music’s biggest artists with rising stars and local heroes, the Spanish festival has produced one of its biggest ever line ups for 2017. With The Killers announced as a headliner, it was a no brainer that we, at The Music Radar UK, decided to get on a plane and see what all the hype was about.
It’s been over 20 years since Austin rock band Spoon released their debut record, Telephono and since then the band have gone through a huge amount. Only lead singer Britt Daniels and drummer Jim Eno remain from the original band that formed in 1993 but their distinctive sound, predominantly their calmer, acoustic work gained plaudits from around the world. Hot Thoughts sees the band embrace new challenges for their ninth record which as a whole, is a brilliant shift in direction and one that is sure to intrigue many new listeners.