Scarlet Pleasure (Photo courtesy Magnum PR)
Danish trio Scarlet Pleasure have been on a meteoric rise since 2014 with their unique brand of sunny, alternative pop. On a planet far, far away where the grass is always green and only the blue sky is the limit, the band hope to bring some optimism and good cheer back to 2020 with the release for “SOS,” their latest top charting single from forthcoming LP, Garden.
Volbeat (Photo courtesy Q Prime)
Multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat recently revived their long-running “Official Bootlegs” series with the release of a live video of “Leviathan,” the latest single off their seventh studio album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound (Republic Records).
Mø performs at 9:30 Club on Jan. 15, 2019. (Photo by Paivi)
Danish electropop singer Mø recently performed in a sold-out show at the 9:30 Club, bringing joyful music to fans eager to sing along, stomp, and dance. Known for hits like “Lean On” and other musical collaborations, Mø showed that she’s capable of standing on her own as a pop singer with catchy songs such as “Kamikaze” and “Nights With You.”
MØ (Photo courtesy RCA Records)
Last fall, Danish pop star MØ released When I Was Young (a new EP), and then she announced a joint North American tour with Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat. The duo booked a date at 9:30 Club on Monday, Jan. 22, and that sold out — so they booked a second date on Tuesday, Jan. 23. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!
Jonas Bjerre fronts Mew at 9:30 Club on Aug. 5, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)
Danish dreampoppers Mew received a warm welcome upon their return to 9:30 Club Saturday, when a crowded room lapped up tunes familiar and new from the touring trio.
Mew (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Mew released their seventh studio album Visuals in April via Play It Again Sam. The trio are on tour with a visit to 9:30 Club on Saturday, Aug. 5, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Oh Land (Nanna Øland Fabricius) is coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion this Sunday, touring with Of Monsters and Men. She was born in Denmark, where she released her first album, Fauna, in 2008.
She released her fourth album, Earth Sick, in late 2014. The lead single, “Head Up High”, is a techno-laden song, that speaks to staying positive in the face of your partner’s infidelity. And you can dance to it.
Many of Oh Land’s newer songs have a very poppy, danceable quality that will no doubt energize a live audience. As an aspiring ballet dancer, an injury caused her to change course. Given her family pedigree (both parents were musicians/performers), and the songs I’ve listened to, a music career seems like the right path.
Some of her earlier songs, especially from her self-titled album, Oh Land, have an airy, almost ethereal, sound. The dance beats are there, but very subtle, waiting to burst forth. There’s an eclectic mix of style and sound throughout her wide range of songs, that all work together.
In the open air of Merriweather, Oh Land is the perfect way to start your evening before Of Monsters and Men perform.
Get there early and enjoy!
(Opening for Of Monsters and Men)
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sunday, September 20
Doors @6:30pm; Show @8pm