A sold out Voxhall was litterally blown away in mica and singalong this late Tuesday night. The fact that the venue were sold out also testify that this booking was one of the really great from the local venue!
Without intro Icelandic Asger Trausti started quietly out on his acoustic guitar. Even though the temperature quickly rose to the extreme inside the venue, he nevertheless chose to wear a little hat and big sweater – not the most optimal choice, but who knows, he’s from Iceland.
With just 20 years of age he made his debut in 2013 with the debut album “Dyrd In Daudathogn” which actually achieved to become the fastest selling debut album by an Icelandic artist – EVER! In front of artists like among other Björk and Sigur Rós.
Unfortunately it felt as if he did not manage to show the crowd his huge talent this night. No discussion, the man has talent – but his setup of the songs started simply too slowly. We almost felt colder than before he went on stage. The talk spread quickly, which also resulted in that I learned “how and where it is best to buy a used car” as more people behind were talking louder and louder as the quiet songs continued. However, towards the end he finally pulled of his major hit “Leyndarmál” which then got the audience a little progress. Unfortunately a little too late!
With powerful vocals, the audience was bossed around in the hall the next hour but in a positive way. After a little repetitive start they served an extremely strong intro to ‘Mountain Sound’, which with its “Sleep until the sun goes down” fit very well with an audience that most of all recalled a crowd so full of energy that they just woke up before sunset that night.
Visually, Voxhall had invited into a dream. There’s nothing else to say than thumbs up to the responsible. With effects for virtually every number the audience grew just the last half meter, which made it possible for the band to continue the songs even when stopping the music, using only the audience’s resounding vocals. With heavy bass drum beats they led the way to their biggest hit “Little Talks” which also proved once again to be a superb number! Even Gaffa’s reviewer was clapping with both feet and hands.
Unfortunately, it felt as if the talk was spreading towards the end again, which otherwise included a cover version of Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Skeletons”. All in all a good night. Nanna and Ragnar has really begun an everlasting relationship. Visually and Sound-wise, they acted superbly. 4 out of 5 stars from Sound of Aarhus for an evening that both featured a very quiet start, confetti and singalong!