Sunday, June 3, 2012

Outlandish: Warrior/Worrier + 2002-2009 videos

A big name in their native Denmark, Outlandish has released four albums on major labels, starting with their debut in 2000.  Their fifth album 'Warrior/Worrier' however dropped last month on Copenhagen based indie label :labelmade:.

Formed in 1991 in suburban Copenhagen when the members were in their early teens, the trio consists of Isam Bachiri (born in Denmark and of Moroccan background), Waqas Qadri (born in Denmark and of Pakistani background), and Lenny Martinez (born in Honduras and of Cuban and Honduran descent). All three are religious, with Isam and Waqas being Muslims and Lenny being Catholic.

Outlandish's genre hopping, genre fusing, cosmopolitan sound takes influences from their various backgrounds, and although their songs are primarily in English, they usually feature lyrics in Spanish, Urdu/Punjabi, Danish, and Arabic.