Day two of Bilbao BBK Live might not boast the finest weather, but the line-up is more than enough to brighten spirits. First up, just as the drizzle begins to finally clear, is Chet Faker, who’s making his debut appearance in Bilbao. Serene but enthralling, his set - filled with offerings from his debut album ‘Built On Glass’ - showcases a deft ability to produce electro-laced tracks which tie together perfectly with his soothing vocals. His set is a fitting means of beginning the day, and while it may be his first visit to Northern Spain, it surely won’t be his last.
Conor Oberst takes up residence in the more unlikely confines of the Sony stage. Emerging all in black and sporting some favourable headwear, the Bright Eyes frontman embraces his acoustic guitar, fronting the stage’s previous performers Dawes, who double as his backing band. While his set is an understandably more sombre affair than some of the other acts appearing on site (somewhere in the distance Frank Turner is trying to sing in Basque…) he effortlessly breezes through a selection of solo offerings, including the more confessional leanings of his latest full-length ‘Upside Down Mountain’.