(Writer: Cecilie Thorup)
The Mountains loves playing at festivals and Northside 2014 was a personal highlight, but they are used to play alongside great names by now.
The trio The Mountains consists of the twins Fridolin & Frederik Nordsø from The William Blakes and Michael Møller from Moi Caprice, so the expectations for their debut were high. When it finally was released last year after being under its’ way for 5 years it became an immediate success, and The Mountains is being predicted a great future.
But playing at great festivals like Northside can’t really impress them anymore. They have been in the game too long, they say.
“Playing at a festival is like having sex,” lead singer Michael Møller says.
“The first time is not exactly good, you are definitely not performing at your best but it will forever be a watershed moment in your consciousness.”
Festivals are important
Even though they are not getting neither nervous nor excited when playing at festivals anymore their gigs at festivals are still their favourite ones to play.
“For a relative new band like us gigs like this one at Northside are really important. This is where we have a chance to get new fans,” Michael Møller says and continues:
“I’ve discovered the majority of the bands I listen to today on Roskilde Festival. This is a chance to shine.”
Northside is an honour to play at
And especially Northside is one of the guys’ absolute favourites when it comes to Danish festivals and they are more than proud to have been chosen to perform.
“All the other festivals in Denmark besides Northside and Roskilde are more beer parties where music is not really of importance. Northside is different. It’s not filled with has-beens, indifferent names and cover bands,” Michael Møller says and concludes:
“Like Roskilde, it’s an honour to be booked. So I’ve been so excited, and this was one of the bookings this summer that I looked forward to the most.”