Potential stars at Newbees night! Right now current as the soundtrack for Copenhagen International Fashion Fair with Terry Richardson!
Describing Mont Oliver as a new-bee might be a bit harsh, as they’ve been a band since 2010. That doesn’t mean that they are old-boys on the danish scene, but they are definitely not new. Their sound, however, is relatively new! Here’s the story of Mont Oliver.
Back in 2010, Mont Oliver started out as this indie-rock band. They had a song chosen for ‘KarriereKanonen’ the very same year, buuuut things didn’t work out as planned. The expression they were going for didn’t seem right, and by experimenting with american inspired genres such as soul, hip hop and R&B they created a brand new sound.
The new sound and had songs had to be tested, naturally, and what better way than testing them in front of a sold out Store Vega, as support for Imagine Dragons. The first couple of singles has been rotating heavily on Danish Radio P3 and P6, and at the moment you can find (and buy!) their newest EP ’19’ on both Wimp, iTunes and Spotify! The album, by the way, is actually self-produced and mixed by Rune Borup. Seems like leaving indie-rock behind was a pretty good decision?
Their sound today is a pretty personal kind of raw hip-hop beats, spiced with the wonderful vocal from Jakob Hammershøj. They seem pretty hard to compare with other Danish names, and in my book that’s a good thing. Mont Oliver is Mont Oliver, and you can see them 5. December at Studenterhus Aarhus at Newbees Night. Probably the last time you’ll get to hear them for only 40 DKK (i predict a great future for Mont Oliver).