PHOTO: Bjørn Giesenbauer
Many different musical genres have been floating out of the Jutland capital lately. Most notable have been the hiphop genres and the more hard-hitting punkmusic, which have managed to place itself on a somewhat special seat in the bus. As more and more pop and rock-acts try out their luck outside the national borders, only a few in these genres have managed to succeed outside our little kingdom. That said, our danish punkbands keep on pushing the limits for where Danish acts are supposed to be – local outcome YUNG is that kind of a band.
Once again we have new music as the result of the partnership between the rebellious VICE magazine and streaming service WIMP. What these two have managed to create with their live sessions is pretty amazing. With Noisey they continue to put focus on otherwise hidden performers. Shortening the distance between music globally by showcasing bands like local YUNG alongside Californian The Garden. A “glocal” approach to music itself, and that’s exactly what we love at Sound of Aarhus.
As mentioned above their new live session include Aarhus act YUNG. You may not have heard about them before, but fear not, you should totally check it out below. These guys could quite well turn out to be one of the new export successes of Danish music. If you are a fan of noisy riffs and a Do It Yourself mentality then this could even turn out to be one of your new hipster-favourites. The band to talk about in front of friends you know won’t know them at all – score, right!?
As a twist they have brought American siblings The Garden with them for a live session. As mentioned earlier, shortening the distance between local punkmusic from Aarhus, and rock’n’roll straight out of California.
Denmark possess a lot of talented musical artists at the moment, but what is for sure is that punkmusic will keep on having a special place in the heart of global influencers like Pitchfork and NME. Not many other acts can create the buzz like the Danish punkmusic – it is not easy to pull off another MØ or Lust For Youth.
YUNG (DK) – “Don’t Cry”
The Garden (US) – “The Apple”