• Music - album

    The Grenadines – that Band on the Radio

    The latest Danish outfit to have received positive attention by sifting a bit of folk seasoning into their songwriting is 'The Grenadines'. On 16 November 2018 the band, currently touring the country as warm-up for fellow Danish internationals, Carpark North, released their second, and less folky, album - 'Band On The Radio'. A collection of rich and sometimes even luscious pop/rock tunes.

  • 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 - 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 - album

    Hurts back on The Road

    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.

  • Music - album

    Alarmingly Happy Penguins back to base

    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.

  • Music - album

    Penguins at the end of the rainbow

    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.

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