Monday, January 28, 2013
In December of 2011 then 17-year-old Danish singer-songwriter Jonathan Schultz aka Schultz And Forever uploaded his debut 3-song demo EP 'Odd Stories' to Bandcamp; the tracks were produced by his older brother Christoffer Schultz.
An eagerly awaited follow up, 5-song EP 'Celine', drops today in Denmark on Playground Music and gets a worldwide release February 4 on French label Cracki Records. (The EP was recorded in Paris last year.)
A 'Celine' release party in Copenhagen is scheduled for Thursday, January 31 at Stuen, Vester Voldgade 10 at 7 pm.
Hopefully, there will be numerous regular shows this year, perhaps even a full tour in and outside Denmark.
Don't miss the outstanding song "Marsha", track # 3 on his debut EP 'Odd Stories' which I sorely wish had an accompanying video. Listen below on Bandcamp:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Vancouver based quintet Mother Mother released their fourth album 'The Sticks' in their native Canada last September; it gets a U.S. release February 12.
They will be joining Awolnation's March-April U.S. tour: first gig is 3/8 in Lubbock, Texas, last one is 4/18 in Reno, Nevada. (most of the shows also have Blondfire on the ticket.)
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Manchester, England trio I Am Kloot will be releasing their sixth studio album 'Let It All In' January 21; the gorgeous track "Hold Back The Night" is the first single.
Ten UK shows in February will be followed by twelve gigs in March in continental Europe.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Danish composer/vocalist/musician Søren Løkke Juul aka Indians was signed last year to prestigious British label 4AD whose roster includes his fellow Danes Efterklang. A debut full-length album 'Somewhere Else' drops January 28/29.
An extensive winter tour featuring a full band kicks off January 30 and includes four UK shows, seven in continental Europe, ten in the U.S. as well as three in Canada. (a U.S. tour supporting Oklahoma band Other Lives took place last fall.)
The 3-track video was filmed over the course of one day on Osea Island, a little-known, privately owned island in the estuary of the Blackwater in Essex, England.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
David Bowie chose his 66th birthday to release both a new song and video, greatly whetting our appetite for his first album in a decade. 'The Next Day' drops in March.
The video incorporates footage of Berlin where Bowie recorded the albums 'Low', "Heroes' and 'Lodger' in the late 1970s; it was directed by American multimedia and installation artist Tony Oursler.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Ina Lindgreen, bass/guitar and Josephine Philip, vocals/keyboard founded Danish duo Darkness Falls in 2009 after meeting as members of an all female ska band.
Following the March 2011 release of four-track EP 'Darkness Falls", a debut full-length 'Alive in Us" dropped in December 2011; the album was produced by Anders Trentemøller with whom Philip has previously worked with.
2012 was busy with gigs in Denmark, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, and Bolivia. More shows are planned for 2013.
Both of the striking videos were shot by Danish director Katja Boom.