This week, Mood Swings’ Andrea Ratti takes a closer look at the sounds coming out of Denmark, sharing the artists that are currently pleasing his ears.
Although football might not be Denmark's strong suit, as the Italian national team brilliantly proved this past week, musically speaking the Danish always have some very interesting acts up their sleeve. What is with these Scandinavians and electronic music anyway?
WhoMadeWho are a Danish trio that, since 2006, have published 5 albums and a remix collection - that's basically an album a year. Defining a genre for them is a hard task, they're disco and rock and indie and new wave all at the same time; the best way to decide if you like them (and you will) is to listen to their music. Their latest release is a single off their latest album "Brighter", a hypnotic track called "Never had the time".
WhoMadeWho – Never had the time
Another even longer-standing band from Denmark are The Raveonettes - the indie rock duo has been on the scenes since 2003 and has a very faithful fanbase. If you're a Velvet Underground fan you'll probably notice that The Raveonettes are, too. Their sixth album came out in September, anticipated during the summer by the single "She Owns The Streets".
The Raveonettes – She Owns The Streets
When Saints Go Machine haven't been on the scene as long but they've already made a name of themselves: with a very distinctive sound that's somewhere between vintage Depeche Mode and experimental electronic à la Planningtorock, the band's latest album "Konkylie" is a delight of for the ears.
When Saints Go Machine - Jets