Category: Artists

Juncker

JUNCKER TILBAGE MED “VI BLIVER HJEMME I ÅR”

“Inden Mikkel Beha ringede, var dagene gået med at forsone sig med ærgelsen over aflyste koncerter og følelsen af, at alt stod stille. Jeg var så småt begynde at finde fred med det hele og havde pudsigt nok læst lidt i Holger Drachmanns “Sange fra havet”.

Og så var Mikkel pludselig i røret. En rar stemme i øvrigt. Lidt som at lytte til fjernsynet. Han fortalte om sin families planer om at sejle Danmark rundt over sommeren på Tv-skærmen nu, hvor de store udlandsrejser var skrinlagt for os alle, og han spurgte, om jeg ville lave endnu en sang, ligesom jeg havde skrevet “Havana” og “Wallenberg” til de øvrige serier “Kurs mod fjerne kyster” og “Kurs mod nord”.

Med ét forsvandt frustrationerne. Og alle minderne stod i kø – om det danske sommerland dér, hvor bøgeskoven står helt ned til stranden, hvor man år efter år har ledt efter sten med huller i og fanget krabber. Jeg fik straks idéen til en sang, som jeg næste morgen sendte til Mikkel i form af en rå køkkendemo, hvor jeg forsøgte at sætte ord og lyd på kystliniens klukken og de lyse nætters længsel. Den faldt gudskelov i god jord. Og jeg føler mig ærlig talt som en heldig kartoffel at have fået denne mulighed – at være med til at fuldbyrde seriens trilogi en sommer, hvor musikken ellers let kunne syne hen. Nu flyder den i fjernsynet.” siger Christian Juncker.

Serien hedder “Kurs mod danske kyster” og sendes denne sommer på TV2.
Sangens titel: “Vi bliver hjemme i år”

JUNCKER
“Vi bliver hjemme i år” digital single
Udkommer: 3 juli 2020

Christian Juncker (f. 1975) debuterede i 1995 med gruppen Bloom. Har som Juncker har udgivet de fire albums ”Snork City” (2004), ”Det Sort-Hvide Hotel” (2006), ”Pt” (2007), ”Noia Noia” (2012) og et album med genindspilninger ”L’esprit de la escalier” (2014).

Fik senest bred succes med nummeret ”Havana” i 2014, der var kendingsmelodi til rejseprogrammet ”Med Kurs Mod Fjerne Kyster”, der fulgte Mikkel Beha Erichsen og familien på en 3 år lang sørejse jorden rundt.

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Junkyard Drive

About

Get ready for a Danish rock n roll explosion!!
Their hit song “Geordie” from last year’s well received debut album “Sin & Tonic” has now reached 500.000 plays on Spotify (over 1 mio on all digital streaming platforms) and 200.000 views on Youtube and the band has just been confirmed for a huge European tour.

But if you thought this was it for Junkyard Drive you are wrong! 2018 will not be any kind of stagnant or boring for this Danish hard rock band! 
 
 Junkyard Drive has just finished their new album ‘Black Coffee’, which is recorded in Medley Studios in Copenhagen, with Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp, Jesper Binzer) as producer. 
 
 The album is now ready to be released world wide through Mighty Music on September 1st 2018. 
 
 “Black Coffee” contains 11 hard rocking tracks. Just the way it should be, with a band that has developed a lot since their formation. And you can actually hear that it in the sound! 
 
 In addition to the new record, Junkyard Drive played at this years Nordic Noise Festival, When Copenhell Freezes Over, and not at least at this years Sweden Rock Festival site by site with bands like Judas Priest, Ozzy and Iron Maiden.

Since the danish rockers came home from their EU-tour with Eclipse in late 2019, they have been dying to write some new material.

Junkyard Drive is well known for their good time Rock N’ Roll, but this time, things has becomed more serious, dark and melancholic.

“Mama” is a tragic story, about a young man dealing with his sorrow and anger, after the loss of his mother.

Leadsinger Kris Johansen says:

“Everyone knows the feeling of loosing a familymember or a close friend, and it is so difficult to just hold on and live your life, when the feeling of emptiness is taking over.”

Lineup

Kris – Lead Vocal
Ben – Right Wing Axe & Backup Vocal
Claus – Drums & Cowbell
Mikkel – Bass

Videos

Music

Releases

“Sin & Tonic” – Album 2017
“Black Coffee” – Album 2018

Web

https://www.facebook.com/junkyarddriveofficial/

Laura Illeborg

I foråret 2016 drak Laura Illeborg en kop kaffe med bassisten Niels Dahl fra blandt andre Vildnis som har spillet bas på Illeborgs tre første soloplader. Pludselig satte Dahl sin kaffekop hårdt fra sig, og sagde: ”Jeg er klar!”.  Illeborg vidste ikke helt præcis, hvad han var klar til – men det skulle vise sig at han var klar til at spille sammen igen.

Og det var Laura Illeborg faktisk også. Sangene pressede sig ganske enkelt på. Tekster og melodier var allerede begyndt – med Illeborgs ord – ”at drysse ud af ærmet” i hidtil uset omfang. Da sangene havde fået nogenlunde form, blev Knud Møller kontaktet.

Laura Illeborgs kommende album “Exitstrategi” udgives i starten af 2020 på Target Records

Lucer

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Copenhagen based LUCER is back with their second album ”Ghost Town”, the successor to the hit debut “Bring Me Good News” from 2016. The debut secured the band 2 years of extensive touring activity in all of Europe, and physical distribution world wide.

With more than 250 live shows and a rock solid print in the european rock wold, LUCER has made a substantial impact on the Danish and international rockscene. Among other things, the collaboration with Danish rock n roll legend Mike Tramp have helped the band in the right direction.

It is on the big stages, LUCER have gotten a reputation, being a explosive and energetic live band, delivering amazing experiences every time. With a brand new sound, the band has se its mind on living up to the reputation, being the most promising rock band from Denmark in more than 10 years.

In spring 2017, LUCER starred in a big countrywide beer commercial for danish brand “Royal Beer”, the single “Midnight Sun” was the soundtrack for the entire campaign.

“Ghost Town”, was produced by danish duo Thunder & Lightning Music, who are also known for the work they’ve done with the danish singer Jacob Dinesen. On top of this, the Danish metalguru Tue Madsen has finalized the mixes, giving the album a unique combination of rock with a modern and massive sound – along with catchy songwriting, and pop elements.
Rock fans all over the world can look forward to this album from Danish LUCER, with a uniqie approach to rock n roll, good songs and a nordic touch.

The quartet is fronted by the brothers Lasse & Anders Bøgemark on vocals, bas and guitars, plus Kristoffer Kristensen and Jonathan Nørgaard on guitars and drums.
2019 is going to be busy for the young band, with european tour, festivals all over Scandinavia and upcoming single releases from “Ghost Town”.

Tue Madsen:
“It was a pleasure to work with LUCERs album. Every song is a hit in its own way. Nice, solid rock, Motown and disco in a great mix.”

Lineup

Lasse – Bass, vocal
Anders – Guitar
Jonathan – Drums
Kristoffer – Guitar

Music

Stream or download “Bring Me Good News” here: https://TargetGroup.lnk.to/lucer

Stream or download ‘Lucer EP’ here: http://TargetGroup.lnk.to/6dRCf

Videos

Releases

“Party Like A Rockstar” – Single – 2017

‘Bring Me Good News” – Album – 2015/2016

‘Midnight Sun’ – Single – 2015

‘Lucer EP’ – 7″ EP – 2014

Bio

LUCER BIO DK

LUCER BIO UK

Web

www.facebook.com/lucerofficial

www.lucerofficial.com

Press

Malk De Koijn

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Malk de Koijn is a Danish rap band, which since 1994 has written and published several hip hop-records. The artists each have their own alias, Geolo G, Blæs Bukki and Tue Track. Their music and the belonging music-universe is still a huge success on the Danish music scene, which has resulted in several music awards.

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Martin Hall

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Martin Hall dannede som 16-årig bandet Identity, der kort efter debuten i 1979 skiftede navn til Ballet Mécanique. Gruppen udsendte i 1981 lp’en ”The Icecold Waters of the Egocentric Calculation”, der regnes for en af dansk postpunks vigtigste udgivelser. Spillede i samme periode med bl.a. Before, No Knox og Pesteg Dred. Debuterede som forfatter i 1983, samme år hvor han blev optaget ved Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Billedkunstskoler.

 

Modtog i 1995 Statens Kunstfonds treårige arbejdslegat som komponist. Fik i 2005 sit litterære gennembrud med romanen ”Den sidste romantiker”. Udgav i 2009 albummet ”Hospital Cafeterias”, hvor han bl.a. samarbejdede med medlemmer af Efterklang samt Else Marie Pade og Claus Beck-Nielsen Memorial (a.k.a. Das Beckwerk).

I 2013 var hans klassisk instrumenterede værk ”If Power Asks Why” nomineret til P2′s “Lyt til Nyt”-pris 2013. Hans seneste soloalbum, det meget roste ”Phasewide, Exit Signs”, er blevet udgivet i flere europæiske lande.

 

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Mike Tramp

“I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked. That if I could do it all over again, what would I change? It’s a tricky question and for an artist, sometimes an unfair one.

Because when we looked back, hindsight is always 20/20 and we know it all, and familiar with the Monday morning quarterback scenario, where everyone knows where he should have thrown the ball or kicked it. What the hell did I know when I walked into the recording studio the first time in 1976 to record my first album? The answer is nothing, and I can honestly admit, it didn’t really change 10 years or 20 years later on. With every album I recorded or every tour I finished I always came home with so much more knowledge than when I started it, and always wished I’d known it all at the beginning.

I often listen to my many previous solo albums and say to myself I should have sung it this way or changed the melody that way. At the same time, I accept that it was the best I could do at that moment! I worked with what I had and knew. This life doesn’t often give you a Second Time Around, but if it does – consider yourself lucky and grab it. The songs on “Second Time Around” have been with me for a long, long time. I remember writing the first song “When She Cries”, October 2, 2005 the day after my daughter Isabel had been born. It was like a whole new door opened and all these songs came out over the next few months along with a whole other bunch of songs, which have all ended up on different albums. You can say it was the most creative time in my 44 years in the rock’n’roll uniform.

Still it was also a time where I was floating around between good and bad and didn’t know where I should go with my career. I was very confused and had no one in my life I could trust to guide me. Should I follow the idea of a new version of White Lion, which at that time I was in the middle of and kept me awake all night and many times left me with so much regret and shame? Or should I continue with what I had started in 1996, when I recorded my first solo album “Capricorn” and became a solo artist, and by 2005 had a total of four solo albums behind me that actually told me, it is clear who Mike Tramp is as an artist. But very unusual for Mike Tramp, I was lost and could not find anything to hold on to.

My second child had just been born, life was suddenly different, and my rock’n’roll world was changing faster than I could run.

The songs on “Second Time Around” are some of my favorite compositions, and for many years I have gone around with a feeling that they were never given a real chance. I have missed them in my live shows and I have missed singing them. So when I made the decision to rebuild and resurrect this bunch of songs, with the help of my trusted brothers in rock’n’roll who have all been a part of my last seven solo albums in different ways, it was truly a chance to go for a “Second Time Around”, and this time I grabbed it, clear in my mind and focused like never before. A great moment of embracing that the songs I have written always clearly expresses who Mike Tramp is.

I am proud of these songs. They are like my other albums and 100% representation of who Mike Tramp is. If aliens came down to earth and happened to pick up “Second Time Around” as the first Mike Tramp album they heard, I would be truly proud and confident that all of my DNA, would be in this album”. Mike Tramp, somewhere on the road 2020.

 

Koda

Udgivet med hjælp fra Koda Kollektive Båndmidler.

 

Milevidt

Milevidt er et dansk indie rockband der har fokus på de jordnære, dansksprogede tekster, som tager udgangspunkt i deres hverdag. Sangene understøttes af melodiske guitarfigurer samt groove fra trommer og bas der udgør det fulde lydbillede. Derudover kan man forvente en håndfuld hidsige guitarsoli, og en god stemning på scenen, der uundgåeligt breder sig ud til publikum. Bandet blev dannet i sommeren 2018, hvor forsangeren Benjamin Lykkehus og bassisten Jonas Hald tomlede sig fra Aabenraa til Skagen med deres akustiske guitarer som gademusikanter. I foråret 2019 var tiden inde til at udvide gruppen, og el-guitaristen Sune Danger samt trommeslager Lasse Kofoed blev nu en del af bandet. I februar 2020 var bandet i studiet hos Nikolaj Nørlund i Sauna Recording Studio, hvor de indspillede deres selvbetitlede EP.

Nikolaj Nørlund:
“Milevidt har imponeret mig siden de i nattens mørke efterlod en CD (hvem bruger CD’er?) i min postkasse. De har den rette kombination af mod, evner, ungdom, talent og poesi. Glæder mig til at følge dem fremover.”

Pligten Kalder

Johan Olsen, Torben Steno , Peter Jessen og Søren Mikkelsen

præsenterer original og frygtsom dansk musik. De gør det endda med et elakstikdrevet orgel fra en meget brun fortid. Optiganet er del af Pligten Kalders unikke grundstemning. Måske ligger det danske gemt i en dystert vibrerende balance mellem det storslåede og konkrete. Alvor for sjov og sjov med alvor. Pligten Kalder laver seriøse og sorte sange med underfundige understrømme, men man behøver ikke blive ked af det, og man må godt have det sjovt imens.

Torben Steno bestyrer orglets omdrejningshastighed (hvilket bestemmer tonearten) og øvrige tangenter med hård hånd.

Johan Olsen er tristesse-troubadouren med velkendt magtfuld vokal og ekstra godt grus i ganen,
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Peter Jessen på hæsblæsende klarinet/mezzosopran-sax er det virtuost omfavnende imellem de to andre flaksende mandesjæle. Hans spil er i øvrigt det hele værd i sig selv.

Bunden lægges solidt af geniet fra Glamsbjerg, kontrabassisten, pianisten m.m. Søren Mikkelsen.

Pligten Kalder ligner heldigvis ikke ret meget andet på den danske scene. De er kendt for at skabe magiske øjeblikke og komiske øjeblikke – ikke mindst mellem de triste sange. Her får Steno og Olsen sig som regel en anekdotisk snak om alt eller intet, mens Peter bevarer roen for alle.

Rebekka Thornbech

‘Stilsikker, dansk Americana – Albummet ’A year in a life’ Repræsenterer et skridt op ad rangstigen. Den kunstneriske nerve er mere evident, fokus mere åbenlydt og utvetydigt.’ GAFFA, Ivan Rod ****

’Har man kærlighed til country eller roots lurende i blodet kan det være direkte svært ikke at falde for Rebekka Thornbech. Fra start til slut emmer ’A year in a life’ af personlighed og viljestyrke – og ikke mindst af en evne til musikalsk at favne den mangfoldighed som rent faktisk kan forefindes i den ellers ret traditionsbundne country genre. Man kan vel sige, at hvis
Dorthe Gerlach og Ester Brohus hidtil har været ’Toppen af (country)poppen’ – ja, så har klubben fået et nyt medlem.’ Side 33 *****

Rebekka Thornbech er et veletableret navn på den danske scene for Nordic Indie-Americana og hun har udgivet tre albums til flotte anmeldelser og masser af airplay på særligt P4 og P5.
Derudover har hun tourneret i landet de seneste år med sine to søstre og resten af hendes bluegrass-inspirerede band, der byder på en autentisk konstellation med guitar, mandolin, kontrabas, perc. og vokalharmonier i verdensklasse. Rebekka har taget den amerikanske sangskrivertradition fra Nashville med hjem til Danmark, hvor hun formår at sammensmelte
americana-kulturen med de nordiske traditioner i et unikt og usammenligneligt kunstnerisk udtryk – Nordic Country.

Rebekkas stærke og nærværende vokal, hendes søstres smukke harmonier og hendes ørehængende og vedkommende, melodiske sange er en sjældenhed og noget der skal opleves.

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