Tomas Barfod is a Danish artist and producer, whose background includes about ten years as part of WhoMadeWho and four albums as Filur, an electro duo he started with his old friend Kasper Bjørke . He released his critically-acclaimed solo debut Salton Sea back in 2012 and its success paved the way for 2014’s Love me.
The song “Happy” appeared as a B-side on the Pulsing EP and is a co-write with US singer-turned-fashion-photographer Eddie Chacon (famous for his 90′s smash ‘Would I lie To You’). The track is a sophisticated mesh of multi-layered electronica that once again demonstrates Barfod’s spirit of adventurousness and virtuosity.
On the song, Chacon wrote: “In my 35 year music career [I have] seen so many of my great musician friends slip away due to aids, drugs, car accidents, suicide (…) but I decided I was gonna be happy. (…) I’ve attended many funerals in my life and I always think the same thing: Any day above ground is a good day.”
Led by the anthemic electro pop of single “Head Up High”, Danish singer songwriter Oh Land released her new album Earth Sick in late 2014 on her own label Tusk or Tooth. Recorded primarily at home, in her Brooklyn apartment, this record is a hybrid of symphonic and electronic sounds, layers of lush vocals and pulsating beats.
To celebrate the physical release of the album in the UK, Oh Land is now sharing the Head Up High Remix EP. The song was methodically deconstructed and completely reworked by big names such as Penguin Prison, MS MR, Lauren Flax, CSS and Mercury.
“Head Up High” really takes on a life of its own, oscillating between the stripped down 90s house production of Lauren Flax, the cheery interpretation of MS MR or the party vibes of Penguin Prison.
Danish duo Rangleklods (Esben Nørskov Andersen and Pernille Smith-Sivertsen) are back with exciting new music! “Lost U” is the first single taken from their forthcoming album Straitjackets, which will be released on May 18 on CD, LP and digitally and is already available for pre-order via Tambourhinoceros.
For the past 2 years, Esben & Pernille have slaved in their Copenhagen-based studio to realize their vision of the sophomore album. Clocking in at 45 minutes, Straitjacket features 11 tracks of brilliant electronic music showing the many talents of its makers. Premiered in late January, “Lost U” is a catchy, experimental pop song that unites the melancholy with an energetic momentum.
Rangleklods - Lost U
The band is confirmed for SXSW this March in Austin, TX, and they will also be embarking on a european tour in April, May and June which will see them performing in Denmark, Austria, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the UK. Be sure to book your tickets early and in the meantime, here is another tune!
Based in Copenhagen, Tomas Barfod released his debut solo album Salton Sea back in 2012, after about ten years of musical experience as part of WhoMadeWho and four albums as Filur, an electro duo he started with his old friend Kasper Bjørke . His solo success paved the way for his sophomore album, Love Me, which features a string and brass section and musicians like Here We Go Magic’s Luke Temple and long-term collaborator Nina K on vocal duties.
While still keeping his debut’s intimate delicacy and beautiful sense of fragility, this follow-up is also more audacious. From the start Barfod was acutely aware that in order for these songs to come to life they needed to have vocals, even if piecing it all together was like finishing a puzzle. Love Me is many-textured, endlessly rewarding, an organic-sounding electronic album utilising real heart and soul.
Fallulah is a Danish singer-songwriter and musician. Following a short dancing career, she entered the music industry and released her debut album in 2010 which peaked at number three in Denmark and went on to be certified platinum. Fallulah has been compared to Florence & the Machine, Marina & the Diamonds or Bat For Lashes.
Early in 2011, Fallulah got a major hit with the song “Out of It”, which was the number one download on iTunes for several weeks. Her sophomore album Escapism was released 4 February 2013.