The Sonics play classics at Primavera Sound
01 June 2008
The punk pioneers played a hit heavy set on day two of the festival (Friday), wowing the Barcelona audience with classics including 'Strychnine' and 'The Witch'.
Playing a rare festival show as part of their comeback tour, the Seattle band headed up a line up packed with returning legends.
Earlier on, the Bob Mould Band raced through favourites from the singer's former bands, Sugar and Husker Du, including 'Hoover Dam' and 'Hardly Getting Over It'.
Post punk trailblazers Devo received one of the best receptions of the festival so far, with a set as tight as their trademark yellow jumpsuits - which were disgarded towards the end of the show.
Spanish favourites Sebadoh made their return to the Barcelona festival to perform their debut album 'The Freed Man'.
And Portishead played their second set of the festival, following on from Thursday's showstopper, this time in the indoors Auditori.
But it was not all about the old timers, as the next generation of up and coming new acts proved.
Britol pair Fuck Buttons provided one of the night's highlights, obliterating the ATP stage with their unique brand of experimental noise.
While New Yorkers A Place To Bury Strangers were undoubtedly the loudest, manipulating their amp frequencies to ear bleeding levels during their epic shoegaze rock set.
Hotly tipped DJ El Guincho lived up to the hype by treating an energetic crowd to his summery mashed-up tropicana, while White Williams also proved himself as one to watch.
The British invasion on day two of the Barcelona festival was led by The Cribs, who opened the main stage, The Rumble Strips and The Go! Team.
Primavera Sound continues tomorrow (Saturday) at Barcelona's
Parc Des Forum.