18h – GORA
Gora is the solo project of Duarte Queiroz (Huggs). A space where the music, recorded and produced by himself, reflects the infinite discovery of what composes it. Disillusions, uncertain paths, and anguish are some of the themes approached, normally interspersed with an almost forced optimism. The acoustic guitars, scruffy percussions, and dissonant pianos help create an intimate atmosphere that gives the music the honesty that is also present in all their lyrics. He debuts live at Noite Xita accompanied only by his guitar.
19h – INÓSPITA
Inóspita is the guitar-solo project of the young lisboner Inês Matos, who released in February 2022 her first LP, Porto Santo, produced by Primeira Dama and under the label Xita Records. Inês has been playing the guitar since an early age, having studied at the Guitar Academy (where she has been a teacher since she was 16) and, later, at the Luiz Villas-Boas Jazz School of Hot Clube de Portugal. She plays with bands since her teens and is a member of projects such as Primeira Dama, Chinaskee, and João Borsch. Inóspita is the search for a compromise with the song format and his own approach to his instrument, privileging the melodic narrative only to the guitar.
20h – QALGON
Trying to encapsulate in his performances the unpredictability of a living construction, Qalgon makes the performance a rupture composed of destroyed sounds and samples that remind us of others.
21h – BCC
Screams about the work.
22h – CONTENT Y CONTENIDO
Content y Contenido are Lucía Vives and Ingeborg Kraft Fermín as artners. Since 2020, they have been experimenting with the ethos fake it ’till you make it, by accelerating the artist-influencer dynamic through performance and installation. They present work, for the first time, outside Amsterdam at Xita Night 2022, with The Rise and Fall of Content y Contenido; a piece thought between spoken word, the ability to concentrate on a TikTok feed, and an unforgettable Interrail. Content y Contenido, ¡bienvenido!
23h – Alex D’Alva Teixeira
It was in the summer of 2012 that we first heard 3tempos, a song that was in high rotation on the national alternative radios. It was with this single extracted from the debut EP Não É Um Projecto produced by Ben Monteiro that we met Alex D’Alva Teixeira, despite several previous collaborations with artists from FlorCaveira, the independent label that edits this first release. But it was in 2014 that the partnership with Ben Monteiro gave rise to #batequebate, D’Alva’s debut album that, since then, has not stopped being present on stages and radio tops. After the release of Maus Êxitos, the arrival at the final of the 2019 edition of RTP’s Festival da Canção and a return to the festival as a guest the following year, Alex debuts at the Barreiro Rocks festival with the multifaceted Ricardo Martins, in a new project: Algumacena. More recently we could hear songs like “Só A Pensar”, “Sabes Que Não” – one of the winning songs of the Vodafone Unpublished compilation -, “Honesty Bar” with special guest Cláudia Pascoal and “Coração à Discrição”, singles that anticipate D’Alva’s third studio album due to be released this year. He accepted the challenge of performing solo and is preparing something special for this Noite Xita.
00h – Worthy Life/VEENHO/Primeira Dama
Worthy Life is a lo-fi supergroup made up of Bea, Martim Brito, and Kerox. They showed themselves to the world in January with the single “Detail Oriented”, a bedroom-pop anthem about rejection, produced by themselves and First Lady. VEENHO makes low-fi indie punk collages. A garage band founded by Martim Brito, António Eça, and Xixo, emerged with urgency in 2017, releasing two short and direct EPs. After adding Gonçalo Formiga to the equation and playing a few gigs around the country, they decided to slow down. In 2020 they announced their return with the singles “half absent” and “insolence”, anticipating the debut LP Lofizera, to be released this year. Primeira Dama, a figure present in our musical panorama, has the merit of her name. After the LPs Untold Stories (2016) and Primeira Dama (2017), he released the visceral Superstar Desilusão (2020) with the band that also accompanied him in the revitalization of Lena d’Água. One of the members of that band is Martim Brito, with whom he has been performing live. For Noite Xita 2022 they are preparing a joint concert, unpublished and probably unrepeatable, that marks the debut of Worthy Life and the return of VEENHO, confirming the versatility of Primeira Dama and celebrating friendship.
01h – Digital Freak
Digital Freak is a monthly show on Quântica Radio created by Kerox in 2018. The show seeks to praise the vitality of what’s being made in the world of internet clubbing, on sites like Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Glabra, who as well as being responsible for all the show’s brilliant artwork was also a regular presence in the show’s production, was eventually invited to be Digital Freak’s full-time co-host in 2020. Over the years, the show has featured DJs from the less obvious communities of the internet and clubbing world, such as BLEID, NEW FEAR, rkeat, Marcos, Amb er, Qalgon and Perigga. Now, Digital Freak performs for the first time live with hosts Kerox and Glabra in charge of closing Xita Night 2022.