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YUMA SUN (N) KL.20.30 = Doomsday Rock
CHINAH (DK) KL.21.30 = R&B & Electro Pop
LESLIE TAY (Swe) KL.22.30 = Svensk R&B Pop
MADI BANJA (Swe) KL.23.30 = Afro-Svensk Rap & Club Beat
LISS (DK) KL.00.30 = Nordic Soul
´Dommesdagrock´ is how Yuma Sun describe their unique musical blend. Easily translated from Norwegian – ‘Doomsday Rock’ – the band´s melding of post punk and atmospheric dark rock influences, intermingled with straightahead rock´n roll, blues and alt-country is as eclectic as it is intoxicating, and comes with an authentic ‘Wild West’ aura that one wouldn´t normally expect in a band hailing from Bergen, Europe´s rainiest city.
Formed in 2012, ‘Watch Us Burn’ is the third album by the quintet and combines inspiration from their favourite global acts to create the band’s own version of American Gothic Country. Starting from the troubadour-noir output of Townes van Zandt before moving on to the US rock & roll of The Gun Club, 80‘s UK rock royalty such as The Cult, the Antipodean alt.rock of Crime & The City Solution and the cinematic US alt.country of Lambchop, and on to Swedish acts such as The Hellacopters and The Hives….all of these artists are crucial to Yuma Sun.
The sinister energy of rock music, paired with the brooding obsession of modern day Americana results in a unique group aesthetic and sound palette. “The album title is the perfect reflection of our music,”says frontman/guitarist Jaran. “It´s about darkness and drama. There are many references to the apocalypse and to death in our songs – these are important aspects of our live shows as well. We´re almost literally setting the stage on fire and want to infect audiences with our passion.”cite
For the recording sessions of ‘Watch Us Burn’, Jaran (acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and vocals), Bjørn (baritone and lap steel guitars), Simon (double bass), Andreas (drums) and Espen (guitar and trumpet) sought the splendid isolation of the famous Sundlaugin Studios in Iceland. This former indoor swimming pool has been converted by none other than Sigur Rós and albums by Damien Rice, Savages, Of Monsters And Man and many more have been recorded there since 2008.
Songs like ´St.Louise´, ´Judas Tree´ and ´Violets To Stone´ (which has been remixed by former Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson member Chris Vrenna), deal with Jaran’s favourite source of inspiration – the fall from grace in the Old Testament. In other words, they deal with pain, suffering, death, loneliness and man’s futile hope of salvation. So too does ´High Road´, which also features Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, frontman of the well known Icelandic heavy metal act Sólstafir. ´King Of Light´ marks the band’s musical homage to the horned prince of darkness himself, before the album ends with the balladesque title track and an important message: Seize the day…and the night, of course. “We don’t think you should spend your time looking forward to the future, but instead enjoy the moment while you can. We´re all doomed and one day we´ll burn in hell – until then we´ll have fun!”
KL.21.30: CHINAH (DK)
Creating a massive buzz on the international blogs, CHINAH has proven themselves as one of the most interesting and fast-growing new acts. Chinah entwine electronic pop with a perfectly executed sophisticated R&B sound, and media like Stereogum and The Fader has already acclaimed their minimalistic debut single ‘Away From Me’. The number of streams tells its own tale leading the way to several showcases in the UK in 2015. The music comes straight from the band’s bedrooms in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, with an inspiration to create simply music that still pushes the boundaries of pop music.
KL.22.30: LESLIE TAY (Swe)
Already when he was 12 the rug was pulled from under the feet of Leslie Tay. An absent father and an unsympathetic environment created a vacuum that was filled by Sofie. It was the only stability in a life on the edge. It was a haven of familiar routes and horns when Sweden burns.
Sophie. Sofielund. From a cozy estate named after the lord of the manors wife Sophie to a shocking example of the Swedish segregation. Sofielund is a bubble where it is now growing up a generation for whom the question «What will you be when you grow up» is almost impossible to answer. A nursery of hopelessness. The Bermuda Triangle of dreams. Every helping hand is turned away and armies of young men sprinting straight toward society’s wall in the outskirts of this bubble. Leslie Tay is of this bubble.
For 12 years, Leslie Tay have perfected his craft. Amidst the contemporary turmoil and a place where the future is something abstract leads a young man to see and experience a lot of things he should not. In Leslie Tays songs live echoes of Sevedplans ghosts. There are stories that have never been heard before in Swedish pop music. Not like this. Not so close to the skin. Reflections of the street relentlessness and questions without answers are. Whose fault? Is it the bubble that refuses to let go of Leslie and his environment? Or is it them who are too scared to let go of it? All we know is that the romance with Sophie is still underway, and no one knows if it will have a happy ending.
KL.23.30:MADI BANJA (Swe)
From Gambia to Sweden, on to California and Switzerland and then back to Sweden again; Madi Banja’s geographic road may have been long, but his musical one has been a fast and immediate success story. In late 2014 he released his debut single ”Inga problem” and quickly became one of Sweden’s most hyped names. With his combination of club beats, melodic rap, a unique voice and significant lyrics, he has won over both fans and the most hard to get-critics around the country. Almost one year after his first single, Madi Banja has now released his debut EP ”Det var inte med meningen», which already has been highly acclaimed.
Liss are four teenagers from Aarhus in Denmark. Formed at school, the band have been perfecting a sound that recalls elements of Frank Ocean and Arthur Russell to create a unique brand of Nordic soul. On August 13th they released the first single ‘Try’ on Copenhagen based Escho.
The self directed video for the track sees Liss lead singer Søren Holm performing the song for the first time in front of his band mates in the band’s rehearsal space, having only just finished recording it (hence the screw up’s). The track was produced by Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, King Krule, Sampha) and Denmark’s Vera.