Music - misc
Latebar’s preferred new albums in 2022
Many artists spent the lock-down writing great songs and creating memorable albums of which we have listened to quite a few - all with great pleasure and gratefulness. Here's what we listened to at the Latebar office during 2022.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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'.
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!
New Simple Minds-channel on YouTube
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.
Super 8 Cynics debuts with Gervais cover
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.
Discovering Super 8 Cynics
I just found a new band I think might make it onto my list of favorite boys. Super 8 Cynics from my old stomping grounds in Merseyside/Lancashire in the UK.
How to enrich Music Class with an iPad
When the younger teachers say, that the iPad can add value to various classes in school, they're absolutely right. Check out how a Music Class can develop, when everybody can play an instrument.
Melissa Polinar – a perfect grey Sunday soundtrack
We realized something awful today: Latebar is fiercely dominated by male artists and bands! Wonderful boys, obviously, and we love them all equally! But we need more girls to visit the bar, so on that note, I would like to introduce you to Melissa Polinar. We came across her video “Sing to me” on YouTube, (long story, can’t be bothered accounting for the details), and immediately fell in love. All the videos on her YouTube channel have served as our feel-good soundtrack to a grey Danish Sunday, all morning and way into the afternoon, and they have assisted the cappucinos and candles in keeping us warm. She masters a mix…