• Music - misc

    Rare Nik Kershaw songs pop up

    Being a dedicated fan of a band or artist often means you are on a ceaseless hunt to collect everything ever published by your idol. I like to consider myself above and beyond such groupie-like nonsense. But... The other day something made me - a seasoned man - scream out like a hormonally imbalanced teenage girl.

  • Music - live

    Come see Bright Sparks in Jelling

    One day away from the 27th Jelling Musikfestival and the beginning of the festival season in Denmark. We know most Danes will go only for what they already know, and thereby miss half of their ticket's worth. So we at Latebar thought it necessary to help our fellow countrymen find new bright stars (or Sparks) in Jelling 2015.

  • Music - album,  Music - live

    Seek Shelter and let the party Emerge

    This post was supposed to be about the British pop legends Erasure, their new album 'The Violet Flame' and their December 10th gig in Aarhus, Denmark... But though the album is the best Erasure studio-album in a decade and their performance in Aarhus was totally flawless in every aspect, we are still a bit numbed in awe of another duo. The name is 'Shelter' and we think it's safe to say, they made a lasting impression in Denmark.

  • Music - album

    Tenants and the Western Whereabouts

    "Finally!" some might cry out in relief. One of the most promising bands in Denmark these days, Magnolia Shoals, is about to release their debut album. In February 2015 the growing crowd of followers scattered around Europe can add nine new songs to the already cult hits "Looking for Love in Mengele" and "I Will Roam Again" from the 2011 EP 'Life Danced in the Flesh', when the band's first full studio album 'Tenants' is released.

  • Music - album

    Side Effects of the Danish summer 2014

    The summer in in Scandinavia is running out. But looking back at what was probably the most warm and sunny summer in the past couple of decades one thing sticks out. The collaboration between two of Denmark's most prominent young contemporary singer-songwriters and the EP that followed their joint-venture.

  • Music - live

    Carpark North – Flying Phoenix of DK

    Even though the bandmembers of the Danish electro-rock trio Carpark North, Lau Hojen, Soren Balsner and Morten Thorhauge are only in their early thirties, they're slowly turning into well-established veterans on the stage. Currently the band is touring Denmark with their new album 'Phoenix' – and as usual the band conducts their gigs as if it were their last.

  • Music - misc

    Apian: seriously breathless

    On January 20th 2014 'Apian' released the song 'Breathless'. It was followed by a video featuring the artist symbolically wandering around the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art north of Copenhagen. Maybe seeking a bit of sanctuary at the internationally renowned museum from the numbing brutality in the surrounding world, Apian here explains the inspiration for 'Breathless'.

  • Music - album

    Gaudete, Gaudete! Erasure est natus

    We are not short of album-releases containing more or less repetitive nonsense around Christmas. But there is always one, that sticks out - a diamond in the rough, a star that shines through the otherwise overclouded sky of glossy advertisement. Right? We (at Latebar) are not reluctant to declare Erasure's album 'Snow Globe' that star. This is the Christmas album of 2013.

  • Music - misc

    Morten Abel far from Lost

    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!

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