Music - album
Orzabal and Smith reach tipping point
Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith are back. 17 years after their last album, the two Brits return to remind us all why they were once considered some of the most influential artists on the music stage. With their seventh studio album, Tears For Fears serve us an intellectual and worldly lecture about life's ups and downs and how talking about mental health issues can help heal deep wounds.
Latebar’s preferred new albums in 2021
Another terrible and in many ways costly year in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic has ended. Despite the hardship, many struggling artists managed to write, compose, and publish new music all the same. They all earned our praise and respect. So here is Latebar's preferred new albums in 2021.
Enjoying the sound of Electric Guitars
New album from Danish guitar duo 'Electric Guitars' (EG) has the potential to lift the rocky outfit and its growing cult of dedicated followers and allow a broader crowd of music lovers into the pit. In 2021, the two "ax" heroes, Mika Vandborg and Soren Andersen, created an album more distinct and unique than their prior three, giving fans the most clear-cut EG album so far. With some bulletproof earworms, the album 'Freewheeler' also holds the potential to be the band's ticket a broader international reach.
The Future Past of Duran Duran
The 15th installment by the British kings of pop, Duran Duran, once again underlines the four Brummies' importance to the British music industry. With a loyal anchor to its '80s original sound the quartet brings along several young artists to help point the brights forward - into the future. No other artists master that like Simon, Nick, John and Roger do. The album 'Future Past' is the sound of England 2021.
Amelia – longest rock single in Denmark
By popular demand the entire B-side of the fourth studio album by Danish power trio, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, has now been released as one almost 23-minute long single. This allows fans and music lovers without a mandatory turntable to listen to the masterpiece the way it was meant to be enjoyed too. As one song.
Starting Toad the Wet Sprocket Now
New 2021-album by Toad the Wet Sprocket, reinstates the World-famous Californians among the absolute top outfits of alternative rock. 'Elegant' and 'soulful' and utterly well-written are among the many positive adjectives to label the versatile band's seventh studio album.
Thomas Bergersen chasing humanity
In 2020 Norwegian composer Thomas Bergersen embarked on an epic journey, exploring the nature of mankind and expressing the findings in music. The third installment of a planned 7-album marathon 'Humanity' just came out, and it is every bit as spellbinding as the first two
Duran Duran is anything but invisible
As a precursor for the autumn album release, British super band Duran Duran released the single 'Invisible' on May 19. At first glance a rather classic DD production. But then you listen and find out, that it's not at all typical.
More Beat Music by Nice Little Penguins
Reaching back to the very beginning and driving forward with full brights on. This is the 2021 album release by the Danish indie pop trio, Nice Little Penguins, in one sentence. Some 28 years after their debut album 'Beat Music', Bo Feierskov and the Kolster-brothers, Michael and Carsten, revive the title and release 'Beat Music vol.2' - in our opinion, the best since their 1993 debut.
Del Amitri to push release of 2021 album
It has been almost 19 years since the last studio album by Scottish troubadours Del Amitri. But, on 14 May the band releases its seventh studio album 'Fatal Mistakes', and Del Amitri connaisseurs can look forward to an album with more of that blessed DA touch and feel.
Latebar’s preferred new albums in 2020
What a horrible year! What a horrible time for music, musicians and artists in general. So many events cancelled and so many albums delayed and their launches impeded. Luckily, most found a way through, and at Latebar we have been listening carefully all through the year and found a few publications worth promoting. So buckle up, Dorothy!
Fallulah with all eyes open
In Denmark we are blessed to have a growing number of female musicians and songwriters able to reach international audiences. Currently, one of the most interesting to follow is Fallulah - an artist long used to the stage spotlight in Scandinavia. With her fourth studio album she underlines her unique sound and cements her place among the best Denmark has to offer.