Photo of Franske Piger by Amalie Andersen
Only minutes ago, KarriereKanonen revealed the first 11 acts and the three wildcards to the 2016 version. The national contest has been running for many years now and previously been won by bands such as The Minds Of 99 (2013), Nick Sway (2015), Sonja Hald (2014), The Eclectic Moniker (2011) and many more, so this year, a prominent group of young musicians, will no doubt, get one step closer to a musical breakthrough by taking part in the finals.
“This year, the field can be described as a young, diverse and progressive musical mixture. There’s a lot of young musicians with very different outputs and expressions. It’s my impression, that this group, in general, is really hungry and curious”, says jury member Nicholas Kawamura from P3.
As was the situation last year, the 2016 version shows a strong group of acts, that we will be able to experience in Aarhus at SPOT Festival later this year. The first 11 acts have already been picked, but there is still room for one more. Three wildcards have been chosen, and only one of them will take part in KarriereKanonen, and you can take part in the decision making by entering the KarriereKanonen website via this link, and vote for either Vi Leger Musik, F.M.K (Fuck, Marry, Kill), or Perfect Plush. The winner of the three acts will be chosen on Monday, March 14. You can hear them, as well as the other 11 acts, below.
Once you have picked your favourite, and you have done your duty by voting, take some time and go through the 11 names already announced. There are all sorts of genres there, but if you ask Kawamura, one genre especially stands out:
“Once again, we’ve got a lot of genres among the finalists. Rock, hip hop, electronic, and maybe a tiny bit more pop than we’re used to. It might be because the genre-term is getting more and more blurry; You might be making rap or electronic music and still call it pop, and I think we’ve got some great examples of that, this year”, the popular P3 radio host continues.
Check out the 11 acts below, as well as the 3 wildcards, below. Remember to visit this link to vote for one of the wildcards. You will be able to experience all the bands and artists perform live at SPOT Festival at Radar in town, on April 29. and 30. from 16.00-19.00 – It will for sure be a must-see possibility to experience live the sound of tomorrow.
See and Hear the 11 bands and artists + 3 wildcards below:
The 11 Acts:
Dark synths and heavy electronic beats from Copenhagen. We’re going down in a basement, where the bass is loud. Here’s Kawn, and she’s luring us with the sound of the future. It’s dark electronic music with an apocalyptic atmosphere.
Present lyrics and floating R’n’B beats from Nørrebro. Her universe is really intense, beautiful and compelling. She delivers a new R’n’B-sound with a fantastic flow and crisp vocal soaked in Danish lyrics.
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Garage-rock wrapped in Danish with a twist of psych, from Copenhagen. Named after an amusement in Tivoli in the 90’s. It’s complete rock, inspired by the recent psych-wave.
Electronic pop with good intentions, straight outta Frederiksberg. The band consists of Maximillian Viktor Rasmussen & Oskar Kronback, and they are making electronic dance-pop for the people.
Dark hip-hop from Ballerup.They’ve created their own little rap-universe, which, in its own both dark, energetic and melodic way, is very compelling.
Progressive hip-hop from Aabenraa. k-Phax delivers a unique take on how hip-hop is supposed to sound and feel like right now – and for the next five years.
R’n’B with fast flows from Copenhagen. They have the whole package, including an exciting and sweet background story of a man, who is in Copenhagen because of love.
Soulful pop from Haderslev. This 16-year-old future superstar delivers strong songwriting and an intense vocal.
Young and naïve lo-fi pop from Odense. These five blokes are inviting you to a romantic hideout, where 80’s inspired and intoxicating pop songs are getting a new life.
Another name from Odense, but this time, it’s psychedelic stoner-rock. Their stoner psychedelic is both heavy, acid and … in Danish.
Pop music with loads of attitude from Jyllinge. Nikoline is in her very own category. Her music is intense and on the edge, and her forthcoming musical choices will decide if she will remain underground.
The 3 Wildcards:
F.M.K. (Fuck, Marry, Kill)
This is the unpolished, raw, and simple sound of three women in a basement. You can almost feel how they gaze at you from the darkness when you open the door to the basement. It is hard-hitting indie meets noisy garage rock from the nineties.
Vi Leger Musik
We all miss the sound of summer nights at the beach – here it is. With down to earth lyrics about the life as a young person in the city, and a shared interest in the childish and melancholic, they have created a both playful and uplifting pop sound. Expect the unexpected from their tracks.
Here is something for the fans of American inspired creamy pop. We are not talking coffee with cream; we are talking creamy drinks with fruit on the edge of the glass. Musically, they mix disco and pop for fans of Blood Orange, Scarlet Pleasure and the likes.