This Wednesday Selvhenter + Zerka Lox Quito will be performing at Radar.
Selvhenter is one of those bands almost impossible to place within just one genre. It is a melting pot of free jazz, drone, trash metal noise rock and experimental rock – as well as everything in between.
The band was formed in 2007 as a trio consisting of a violinist, a saxophonist and a trombone player and later on two drummers were added to the group. In 2012 they released their first full-length ‘Frk. B. Fricka’ produced in collaboration with Peter Peter (Sort Sol) and released through Selvhenter’s own label; the music collective Eget Værelse. Earlier this year the band was nominated for the Nordic Music Prize because of their passion, sense of humour, playfulness and distorted sound and for keeping the Copenhagen underground bustling and sprawling.
Each of the 5 band members all engage in different projects and band constellations on the side of Selvhenter among others Valby Vokalgruppe, Ymers Pizza, Pinkunoizu, Gud er Kvinde, Kirsten Ketsjer and the more widely known Choir of Young Believers.
Selvhenter is known for their creative and naivistic expression and approach to music, something which shines through in their live performances where the violin, the trombone, the saxophone and an impressive collection of percussion melts into a scratching and shrieking bout of instrumental wildness.
Selvhenter’s music is everything but easily accessible since it demands a great deal of the listener, and it furthermore has the ability to both irritate and hypnotise – sometimes even simultaneously.
No matter the opinion it is a band known for their extremely energetic live performances, so if you head down at Radar Wednesday evening you are guaranteed a mind-blowing experience that will change for sure how you understand composition music and instrumental live performance.
Writer: Anja Stilou Olesen