Music - album
Human demands Amy Macdonald
It is in the times of crisis people usually stop and reflect on life, what it has brought and where it is leading us. With her fifth studio album 'The Human Demands' Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald stops and contemplate her first 33 years - more than a third as a world-famous rock star. A bit young, you might say. We say 'not at all'.
Jonah Blacksmith – more than ‘Brothers’
With their third studio album Danish folk-rock champions Jonah Blacksmith tell a warm-hearted story about being brothers; not only in the sense of being related by family as much as being in something together - for better or worse. It works and is perhaps the seven-man band's best publication to date.
Hurts have Faith in the Darkest Hour
The British electro-pop outfit, Hurts, called the autumn 2020 by releasing their fifth studio album. The album is called 'Faith', and in its essence this is what its all about. 11 spectacular tracks – all circling in the area between isolation and depression and the sincere hope of spring and light at the end. At Latebar we like this – a lot in fact. And here is why.
These Little Things by Kershaw
It as been almost eight years since the pop virtuoso, Nik Kershaw, has released a new studio album. As a fun little curiosity that album was ... Eight! Now he is back. Kershaw will be releasing his ninth round piece of musical magic this autumn, and judged by the EP precursor 'These Little Things', the brit has something really interesting in store for us.
Latebar’s preferred new albums in 2019
A lot of new music was published during 2019. Some publications caught our attention, some didn't, and there is a fair chance that we missed most of it in the haze of every-day life. Here is what we gave our thumbs up to during the past year.
Gangway (re)united – Whatever it is
For the first time in 23 years there is news to report about the Danish indie-pop legends Gangway. The highly popular trio split in 1998, much to the frustration of many Scandinavian fans of the genre. Now Gangway is back, and that in superior style.
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.
A Projectblack in beautiful colors
Melodic mystical dark power-pop in bright colors. What do you call a style mixed of heavy rock guitar, electronica extend, heavenly pop melodies with a strong yet vulnerable female vocal on top?
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.
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.
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.
New Penguin album – with old songs
How often do you come across an entire album of songs that never were meant to be released? Well, here is one - Danish pop band Nice Little Penguins presents 'Songs - that didn't make it'. A collection of 15 "old" songs hand-picked by the band members.