The first of many weekly recommendations from SOA in 2014!
Traams (UK) + Lowly – Radar (60 kr)
British Traams is actually a relatively new band, formed in 2011, and with only an EP and full-length released so far. Nonetheless, this is really good rock – the british way! As support the bring the brand new local band-constellation Lowly. This new collective includes Soffie Viemose (NANOME), Nanna Schannong, Kaster Staub (Kasper Staub Trio), Thomas Lund (Point Blank) and Steffen Lundtoft (Asbjørn, NovemberDecember). On their FB-page you can find this about the band: Awesome sound wave band.
Mason League + Mud Shark – HeadQuarters (Free)
Mason League is a local rock band, who’ve played together for more than 5 years now. They play passionate rock, but spiced with jazz rhythms. It’s dark rock mixed with harmonies and rhythms from the swinging 1920’s – and then some balkan, punk and classical!
Mud Shark is also a local rock band, but with more inspiration from punks raw attitude, the cool vibes from the 1960’s, and weird pop-universe – all this are boiled down to one tight sound!
J.Arlin + The Polarshift – HeadQuarters (50 kr)
J. Arlin is a finger-picking folk guitarist, combining new-folk with pop melodies – and he is truly a great songwriter. He has been in a lot of different constellations, both in- and outside DK, through the last 10 years – and with his solo-material he has been praised by many different danish music blogs.
Here you will also have the chance to experience local quartet The Polarshift. Their music centered around the seductive vocal from Amanda Glindvad in symphony with both piano, synth, autoharp and drums. They ventures in the undifferentiated – where pop ends and something indescribably begins.
Mont Oliver + My Heart the Brave – Radar (90 kr)
2013 really was a great year for Mont Oliver, and here at SOA we really believe in these three guys. Their mixture of pop, urban and hip-hop really made in impression last year, and a quick breakthrough was in order.
My Heart the Brave is the solo-project from Casper Hesselager, who’ve turned his focus on his own music, after having been a producer for bands like The Eclectic Moniker and Hymns From Nineveh.
Elliphant (SE) – Atlas (100 kr)
Ellinor Olovsdotter made her debut in 2012, and since then she haven’t looked back! Pitchfork loves her, The Guardian loves her, NME loves her – and SOA loves her! Check out the interview we made with her from Eurosonic. (ELLIPHANT INTERVIEW)
Flux Pavilion (UK) – Studenterhus Aarhus (195 kr)
Train and Studenterhus Aarhus joins forces on presenting this dub step pioneer – Flux Pavillion.
He is one of the heaviest names in his genre, and throughout this career he has been working with some of the biggest names. The single “I Can’t Stop” was in 2011 sampled to the track “Who Gon Stop Me” from the epic “Watch the Throne” album (Kanye & Jay-Z) – just to name one of his career highlights.
Vankranen + Beatforskerne – HeadQuarters (Free)
This is two separate concerts, with Vankranen going on first (20.30 – 22.00), and with Beatforskerne taking over – and continuing most of the night. It is an evening/night with incredible electronic artists, and you can expect everything from progressive arrangements to funky James Brown beats. It’s free, so all you really have to do is buy some alcohol and step out on the dance-floor!