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Good question, huh? It’s been absolutely fantastic following the Danish scene this last week. After a quiet period of time, we’re slowly reaching a part of the year, where important releases are out every week.
So, here’s a wrap-up of some of the interesting things released last week, and why not just start with some albums.
Kellermensch is finally back!
Yes, we’ve all been waiting for years for this album. Two successful singles had our expectations high, and so did the comments after the listening session Monday at Bremen Teater in Copenhagen. The album, ‘Goliath’, was officially released this Friday, and it completely lives up to our expectations and hopes. Tomorrow morning, when you’re off to whatever you’re off to, you find on Spotify and you give it a go. It’s worth it. Sadly, they won’t be touring with the album until October, where you can catch them at VoxHall.
Second release from Cancer
Friday also marked the release of the second album from Cancer, the duo of Nikolaj Vonsild (When Saints Go Machine) and Kristian Finne Kristensen (Chorus Grant). Their first (mini-)album, Ragazzi (2014), has been a go to album when in need of eminent, challenging – yet meditative – music, but those days are over now, when Totem has taken its place. We can’t wait to hear it live at Radar in March!
New solo-album from American legend!
Alright, so Mark Eitzel is not a local talent, no, he’s an American legend who just recently released a new solo album, Hey Mr Ferryman. Some of you know him as the lead singer of American Music Club, some just as Mark Eitzel, and most of us don’t really know the man. Though having been a part of at least 20 albums throughout his career, he’s not a guy most people know – but he’s always been incredibly respected for his song-writing gifts. At one point, The Guardian even named him “America’s greatest living lyricist.”. Give the album a listen and catch the man in Helsingør Teater in ‘Den Gamle By’ next month (presented by Radar!).
Singles and singles all over the place!
It has been almost impossible keeping up with the singles being released lately. We’ve already been through news from Mew, Turbolens, and local ZRN – but several more singles have been released, and here’s a few of them. At least that gives us something to do on a Sunday evening, right?
First up, it’s the new single from Quick Quick Obey! They impressed us a lot with Hourglass, the first single from their forthcoming album, and now they’re following up with No Wait. Personally, I’ve been waiting for quite some time for this song to be released, after having heard it live. The wait is over, and I’m really pleased with the result!
Last year’s ‘P3 Talent’, Chinah, released a new song last week – their second second single after the release of the ‘Once The Lights Are On’ EP last year. We all know that things have been moving really fast for this outfit, and when that happens, it is important your material can keep up with the hype – luckily, that’s not an issue for Chinah. I’m pretty sure that ‘Even Love’ is just another hit from this band. You can hear this new single, and all their other hits, when they’ll be visiting VoxHall in March!
Alex Vargas also had his breakthrough last year, with the release of ‘Giving Up The Ghost’ and impressive live performances at major festivals, including NorthSide! Since then, he’s released ‘Higher Love’, which has generated more than 3 million plays on Spotify, and now it’s time for the next single, ‘Inclosure’, to take over the streaming services and radio stations. By the way, he’s playing at Musikhuset in April!