28 Mar 2013
[11:53 am] by Author: Ken Ley | Filed under: Music - misc
Latebar was ALSO created to promote Scandinavian bands and musicians we personally find interesting and worth sharing with the world. But we regretfully admit, we’ve probably neglected that a bit. But here’s something any pop-rock lover really should spend a minute on. Check out Morten Abel!
21 Mar 2013
[10:36 pm] by Author: Ken Ley | Filed under: Music - misc
The blessed Scottish outfit, Simple Minds, has just launched a new YouTube-channel, SimpleMindsVideo, which we strongly advise any true fan to give a closer inspection. The channel is already well supplied with many of the old videos and – more importantly – lots of fan-pleasing behind-the-scenes stuff and new interviews.
10 Jan 2013
[10:24 pm] by Author: Ken Ley | Filed under: Music - album
With a short Facebook note specifically aimed at its growing crowd of Danish fans the British duo recently announced a release date of a new album – ‘Exile’. Listening to the first two burps from the album, Hurts travels down a slightly darker ‘Road’ this time.
27 Sep 2012
[7:35 pm] by Author: Ken Ley | Filed under: Music - album
Since August 6, 2012, we have been listening carefully to the new studio album ‘Ei8ht’ by British virtuoso, Nik Kershaw. Stunned by the brightness of this arguably most well-written harmonic Kershaw-album to this date, we simply didn’t know what to write… Until now!
17 Aug 2012
[8:11 am] by Author: Ken Ley | Filed under: Music - album
Danish pop veterans Nice Little Penguins are back – arguably better than ever. Cutting straight to the chase – here is why Latebar is thrilled to recommend the band’s sixth studio album ‘Alarmingly Happy’ to fans worldwide. A publication surely aimed at people with a weak spot for immaculate pop played with real instruments by real musicians.
12 Aug 2012
[7:33 pm] by Author: Anne Mette | Filed under: Music - album, Music - misc
The Super 8 Cynics debut single “Bitter Heart” is a brilliant cover version of the 1983 single by Ricky Gervais/Bill Macrae duo Seona Dancing. It stays true to the original and kicks its ass with appropriate gusto, hairspray and heart.
29 Jun 2012
[2:15 pm] by Author: Ken Ley | Filed under: Music - album
On June 27, 2012, the second single from the Danish band Nice Little Penguins – ‘Love is a Rainbow’ – was released. In a time were well written and well arranged pop songs is in very short supply the popular penguins exceed with their probably best song since ‘Flying’ in 1994.
14 Feb 2012
[6:37 pm] by Author: Ken Ley | Filed under: Music - album
21 years old, Guatemalan born Dane Soluna Samay recently reached instant fame in Denmark when she won the Danish ticket for the Eurovision 2012 in Azerbaijan in May. But digging beyond the status as TV darling one finds music much more intense and attentive – an almost secret debut album from 2011.
11 Dec 2011
[3:58 pm] by Author: Ken Ley | Filed under: Music - album
Not counting a single-blurp midway the first pop-tunes (in English) from Danish harmony-champs Nice Little Penguins in six years has reached the stores. The EP ‘Part Of The Way’ takes the band just that far before the release of its sixth full studio expected early 2012.
12 Nov 2011
[3:13 pm] by Author: Ken Ley | Filed under: Music - album
The first fully accoustic album by one of Britain’s best songwriters, Nik Kershaw, is perhaps the best he ever published. It shows the artist as he really is – no filter, ‘no frills’.