Another week reached its end this Sunday. Usually, that would mean that it was time for another weekly wrap up, but because of the holidays, I was not in Aarhus until last night – therefore it will be published today. This week, as usual, we have some brilliant album releases, single releases, and festival news.
Even though it is actually March 29 today I will keep the latest news for the next Weekly Wrap Up. Therefore, this one will only highlight the news from week 12.
New Single Releases & SingleOfTheWeek:
This week I have decided to feature only three new single releases – Not many, I know.
First up, our local punk scene’s group TEARS unveiled a new sound with their latest release ‘A Boy’s Choice’. Even though they have already released a couple of tracks via their Soundcloud profile we honestly still cannot define what they sound like – and that is a brilliant thing. As Bobby stated earlier on, this new track is a great step towards lo-fi dream pop, actually as close as you get to one of our punk acts going into Beach House territory – Read more about the new release here.
Moreover, the blooming act Swimmingpool dropped a new piece called ‘Prisme’ last week (actually last Sunday). It is Danish-language atmospheric music for a night with your loved one and fifteen bottles of red wine. It is cozy and haunting. We need more Danish language music like this.
Finally, two of the best Danish solo artists have decided to join forces on a new collab single release and put life in the suburbs into the limelight. The wizard-with-Danish-words, Per Vers, and the legendary Peter Belli have joined forces with their newest SingleOfTheWeek called ‘Kongen af Provinsen’. We are talking provincial life, with a single bus arriving per hour, and shops closing before darkness arrive at night. Not only is it a lyrical focus we need in contemporary Danish music, but as a guy raised in a small town (Vojens, red.) a couple of miles from Gram, where Per Vers is hailing from, I can totally relate to it on a personal level.
New Album Releases & AlbumOfTheWeek:
This week, I have featured three new albums, or EP, released. First up are the bearded-rapping guys from Copenhagen-based Behind The Beard. Last week, they released their new six-track EP called ‘1st Things First’. You should not only check it out because of its beats and style, but also because of the beards – it is a must-see. Check out their video for ‘Saviour Complex’ here.
Furthermore, The Entrepreneurs surprised us all, when they premiered their debut EP ‘Tony Rominger’ via DIYMAG last week. We are talking a massive trendsetter dropping their loving hands on a new Danish piece – and even a debut EP. Check it out via DIYMAG here.
Finally, the AlbumOfTheWeek comes from a local artist, actually residing in Los Angeles at the moment. On Monday, March 21, the talented rapper Erik unveiled his ‘No Boundaries’ EP. After working for a year and a half, he finally dropped his first English-language record. We are talking features from legendary CunninLynguists and his talented sister Fjer. Musically, it mixes Fresh Prince (of Aarhus?) with GrandTheftAuto. As I wrote last week it is the sound of roller-skating girls, men holding boomboxes on their shoulders, graffiti-drawing troublemakers, and parties from dust till dawn. Imagine how Mejlgade would sound if it was located in New York City. Read more about the EP here and check out ‘Enthusiasms ft Fjer’ below.
Alex Vargas Kicks Ass In Holland With Massive Live Sessions:
This is one of the most talented Danish artists. No doubt. Ever since we heard his singing, and Tommy’s instrumental talent, for the first time at SPOT15, we have been following Alex. Last week he basically conquered Holland with massive live gigs and live sessions on the TV and the Radio. Furthermore, he was unveiled as one of the artists to perform at Welcome To The Village – a dear friend of SOA in the south. Check out his performance of ‘Shackled Up’ from GIEL here.
I know that today has brought a lot of festival additions, but today’s festival news will be included in the next weekly wrap up. In week 12, however, a bunch of new acts was unveiled for SPOT Festival. First up, The Royal Academy of Music presented five acts to SPOT16: Vakle, WHO IS LOUIS, Olga Szymula, Among Others, and MOULDER.
Moreover, TAPE dropped its Saturday program featuring Graceless – actually driven by former SOA writer Rasmus Hostrup – and EXEC, Blod, Internazionale, Assembler, Soft Armour, Maizena, and 2 Bit Crew.
Finally, Musik I Lejet unveiled five acts: Niki & The Dove, CHINAH, Turboweekend, Bisse, and Saveus.
Rangleklods Kills Itself And Gives Birth To Blondage:
The electronic duo has decided to end an era. Last week they dropped the news that they have decided to release a new single under another moniker – Blondage. According to the duo, this change of name is because of a need for a new beginning. More news will follow, when they reveal something under their new moniker.