Tag: Copenhagen

Iceage – ‘Beyondless’ (album review)

Iceage – ‘Beyondless’ (album review)

Nearly a decade ago, Danish punk-rock outfit Iceage arrived with the fury of a category five hurricane. Their initial releases – the self-titled EP and 2011’s debut LP New Brigade – were unrelenting, head-charging punk records that equally rattled walls as they blew away minds. They continued to unleash fire and brimstone on 2013’s You’re Nothing before changing pace and […]

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The Foreign Resort bring Canadian tour to the House of Targ (photo essay)

The Foreign Resort bring Canadian tour to the House of Targ (photo essay)

After playing several shows during SXSW, The Foreign Resort headed north for an 11-date tour in Canada, starting in Quebec City and driving across to Vancouver. On March 21st, the Danish post-punk/darkwave trio brought the show to the House of Targ, giving people a great excuse to bundle up and go out on a Wednesday night. The band was one of […]

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Masasolo – ‘At Sixes and Sevens’ (album review)

Masasolo – ‘At Sixes and Sevens’ (album review)

When Morten Søgaard introduced his new project Masasolo in early 2016 with their debut single, “Really Thought She Loved Me”, the immediate reaction was that Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker had suddenly decide to join Ruban Nielson’s outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The song was an eye-opening introduction to, what was at the time, the newest addition to Copenhagen’s fast-expanding indie scene. […]

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The Bowdashes – ‘Marrow’ (EP review)

The Bowdashes – ‘Marrow’ (EP review)

The Copenhagen music scene is flourishing, and the Danish capital can make a legitimate case for being 2017’s city of music innovation with Sleep Party People and Nelson Can respectively releasing among the best LPs and EPs. Now it’s The Bowdashes‘ turn, who are adding to the city’s reputation with their own bone-chilling exteded player. Marrow is the record, and […]

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Nelson Can deliver a knockout blow with the emphatic ‘EP3’ (EP review)

Nelson Can deliver a knockout blow with the emphatic ‘EP3’ (EP review)

Who says a band needs a guitar to be electrifying? Sure, everyone likes a great guitar solo, and shoegaze wouldn’t exist without the steely instrument. But for any doubters of the bass-drum-voice combination, Nelson Can‘s new EP, the unpretentiously named EP3, will change your thoughts on the approach. After performing together for nearly six years, Selina Gin (vocals), Maria Juntunen […]

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Sleep Party People – ‘Lingering’ (album review)

Sleep Party People – ‘Lingering’ (album review)

Over a decade ago, Brian Batz fiddled with an old, out-of-tune piano. This innocent event would change his life forever, leading him down a path that eventually would lead to the birth of Sleep Party People. Three critically-acclaimed albums later, the Copenhagen-based has become a global indie darling, as he’s been compared to Radiohead, Boards of Canada, Caribou, and The […]

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Agnes Obel – “Citizen of Glass”

Agnes Obel – “Citizen of Glass”

“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.” – Marshall McLuhan, Canadian philosopher Agnes Obel is a rare breed in today’s music. The Danish-born, Berlin-based artist is equal parts composer, singer, songwriter, and philosopher. She is not merely crafting songs for entertainment purposes, but they are thought-experiments meant to capture our imaginations and challenge our […]

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John Alcabean – “Real Time Fiction” (EP premiere)

John Alcabean – “Real Time Fiction” (EP premiere)

John Alcabean is not a person. Well, may be it is someone’s name, but we know John Alcabean as Denmark’s next great rock band. With premiere spots on Clash Music and Upset Magazine plus coverage across multiple platforms, they might already be the little Scandinavian country’s best outfit. Given the positive reviews of their first few releases, it is of […]

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Freja – “White Magic Spells” EP

Freja – “White Magic Spells” EP

A couple of months, Copenhagen-based Freja caught our attention with the stunning “Lonely”. While the track resounded with the ’90s-style pop sound of Roxette, the song has the sensual and emotive power of Adele. The single offered a hint of what was to come on her new EP, White Magic Spells. While the album is only a mere three songs, including […]

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Teenage Love – “Deserted Places”

Teenage Love – “Deserted Places”

  Whereas many new artists and bands may try to blow you away with synths, beats, and whatever blasting instrument or software they can get their hands on, newcomers Teenage Love blow you away with their fabulous harmonies and playful melodies. Formed in July 2014 by Katy Gunn of Brooklyn, New York, and Anna Lidell, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, the two have […]

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Dynablaster – “Product of a Boring Thought”

Dynablaster – “Product of a Boring Thought”

  Dynablaster is a Copenhagen-based trio that makes awesome shoegaze, indie-rock in the mold of Jesus & Mary Chain. They originally named Fede med Band, but for the release of their debut album the band — comprised of Frederik ”Fede” Brandt Jakobsen (guitars, organ, vocals), Sebastian Sharif (drums, backing vocals), and Morten Rauff (bass) — changed their name to Dynablasters. […]

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Reptile Youth – “Away”

Reptile Youth – “Away”

An artist who took the European indie scene by storm last year was Copenhagen’s Reptile Youth. The multi-talented artist dabbles in everything from indie rock to electro-pop to piano-driven ballads. Regardless of the genre, you can’t but help gravitate to his music. His latest single, “Away”, the lead and title track from his forthcoming EP (June 8th), is a soaring […]

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Hans Island – “Let Me Be”

Hans Island – “Let Me Be”

“Let Me Be” is the brand new single from Hans Island, a collaboration between Copenhagen native Marie Dahlstrom and Toronto producer Mawhs. This isn’t a song with overused beats, loud bass, or pounding synths. Instead, it’s an ethereal, mid-tempo, dub-step track that resonates with the coolness of Jessie Ware. This is the first single from their self-titled, debut EP, expected […]

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Mundo Musique: The Foreign Resort

Mundo Musique: The Foreign Resort

Denmark’s The Foreign Resort create some epic, dark, and frenetic music.  Their latest record, New Frontiers was released Tuesday in North America.  New Frontiers is nine post-punk tracks with a huge weight to them, the songs are epic, and full of energy.  The first track, “Dead End Roads” has a bit of an electronic feeling to it, recalling 80’s new […]

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