Writer: Sierra Lauren
Christmas has come early this year for Aarhus! The final lineup for Musik Aarhus Festival 2014 has been released and it’s like an unwrapped gift of local talent. As the festival enters its fourth year, much like Helen Mirren, it seems to be getting better with age. The festival will run from the 16 -25 of January at multiple venues around the city. With eight evenings come eight different genres of music from Urban/Hiphop to classical jazz
This year we are thrilled to welcome the musical styling of Aarhus’s own Navneløs. The five-person group came out with their debut EP titled “EP” in 2012. Though simple in name, the Navneløs album is anything but. Their raucus sound has already rewarded them with the Bands of Tomorrow Music Award and a resilient following. The band’s Lin Rosenbeck is the female lead singer and her haunting vocals will keep you entranced into the New Year. Also watch out for their forthcoming debutalbum “Værk” – guitarist Andreas admits that “though tracks are hard to define, we can promise at least an hour of new material”.
Another group to keep an ear out for is the up and coming band NovemberDecember. The band who also collaborates with the string quartet Who Killed Bambi? to create a delicate fusion of classical and electronic sound. With their 10-track debut album scheduled to release in the New Year, we’ll be looking forward to hearing their new material at the show.
In addition, we can’t wait to introduce the husband/wife duo Suns of Satan. Made up of Kristine Bjørg (vocalist/song writer) and Jeppe Søndergård Knudsen (multi-instrumentalist), the pair have created a unique electronic sound that could very easily be the soundtrack to pleasant, albeit creepy, dream. They describe their music as a “dualistic love affair between good and evil, man and woman.” Their thoughtfully structured songs showcase the band’s ear for balance.
This festival provides a much-welcomed opportunity to hear fantastic music and discover some new favorite bands. Whether you prefer an attempted mosh to Waldo & Marsha, or swaying to the folk rock band Ulvetimen, the festival’s lineup has something for everyone. Our New Years resolution is to show you the hidden talent in our city.
See the full line-up below:
Thursday 16.01.2013 – Urban/hip hop – Voxhall
Friday 17.01.2013 – Elektronika/house/techno – Radar
2 bit crew
Nord Records DJ’s
Saturday 18.01.2013 – Psych – Voxhall
Tales of Murder and Dust
Tuesday 21.01.2013 – Danish Language – Radar
Suns of Satan
Wednesday 22.01.2013 – Indie/pop – Atlas
Thursday 23.01.2013 – Rock – Voxhall
Waldo & Marsha
Friday 24.01.2013 – Jazz – Atlas
Bangin’ Bülows Nice Jazz Quartet
Saturday 25.01.2013 – Punk – Radar
Happy Hookers for Jesus