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KITTY WU + RING THEM BELLS

Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 21:00

| 70 kroner

http://www.kittywu.com/

http://ringthembells.dk/

 

When Kitty Wu first stepped onto the Scandinavian indie scene with the release of their debut “Privacy”(2001), the band instantly drew attention from both critics and music fans alike. The strong sense of urgency surrounding the band, and the honest, yet ambitious sound of the album was convincing and quite unexpected, coming from a first-time act. The album earned the Danish band rave reviews, as well as a prestigious spot on the Roskilde festival’s legendary main stage. For their next album Kitty Wu teamed up with renowned producer Rob Ellis, known for his many years of collaboration with PJ Harvey. Ellis would prove to be a key character in the band’s storyline, and helped shape and sharpen the sound and identity of Kitty Wu. With “The Rules of Transportation”(2003) Kitty Wu grew into their own and perfected their specific brand of poetic and alternative rock. The album also saw Robert Lund gaining a position as a deeply fascinating singer and songwriter. Ellis returned to produce “Knives and Daggers”(2005), a detached diary of city living and the chilling culmination of Kitty Wu’s foray into dark minimalism. Both albums were critically acclaimed and gave the band a loyal underground following, helped by a reputation as an exiting live act, earned through touring – both headlining as well as supporting acts like Brendan Benson and Muse. Now Kitty Wu is back with “Someone Was Here”, an album that bares witness to the many changes that has taken place inside the band – changes that have pushed Kitty Wu into new sonic territory and created a hectic energy within their sound. Since releasing their last album, Kitty Wu have parted ways with bass player Samuel Helles (who left for family reasons). The departure of Helles initially sent shockwaves through the tight knit unit, but when the dust settled, they found that being forced to rethink the band, allowed them a new freedom which created a massive sense of electricity throughout the process. “Someone Was Here” is the sound of conflict. Noise driven guitars and beatstructures are in a constant clash with Robert Lund’s atmospheric and ghostly vocals. This intentional fight creates a nervous, driven energy and a truly hypnotic soundscape, underlining the abstract and poetic lyrics about loss and departure. Most of the self-produced album was recorded at Studio R, a converted warehouse in the industrial part of Copenhagen. Lund subsequently laid down the complex and evocative vocal arrangements by himself, during nightly sessions in the band’s own studio, Chapter 11. The vocals, which are a defining element of “Someone Was Here”, also draws a crooked line to some of the unorthodox influences behind the album – among them Simon and Garfunkel’s classic “Bookends”. The album was mixed in London by Guy Fixsen (My Bloody Valentine, Breeders, etc). “Someone Was Here” is Kitty Wu at their best and most ambitious, and places them at the forefront of a thriving and exciting Danish music movement. “Someone Was Here” is handled in Denmark by A:larm Music, whose roster includes Danish acts like Mew, Efterklang and Sune Wagner of Raveonettes. The album is available on cd / limited vinyl / download Kitty Wu is: Robert Lund – Vocals/Guitars Allan Schøneberg – Bass Claus Bergmann – Drums

 

 
Ring Them Bells udgiver vinyl og specialøl
Smagen af støjende rock. Lyden af mørk øl. Ring Them Bells sender debut på gaden og 
er gået sammen med det danske microbryggeri Mikkeller om at skabe en totaloplevelse, 
hvor musik og øl går hånd i hånd.
Resultatet er stærkt, intenst og bevisthedsudvidende – præcis som bandets lyd.
Brygmesteren fra Mikkeller, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, har brygget en 10% porter til tonerne fra Ring
Them Bells’ musik. Vinylens trackliste er tilpasset porterens smag og løbende smagsudvikling.
18. marts 2013 udkommer Ring Them Bells selvbetitlede debut på vinyl, digitalt og i flydende form.
Amerikanske Burnt Toast Vinyl udgiver den fysiske del af udgivelsen i form af en indgraveret 12”
vinyl, der er trykt i Nashville – på samme fabrik, som Jack White trykker sine Third Man Records-
vinyler. Det danske microbryggeri Mikkeller står bag den flydende del af udgivelsen: en 75 cl, 10%
kulsort porter brygget på kaffe og til tonerne fra Ring Them Bells’ musik.
Ring Them Bells dyrker og undersøger gennem 6 sange guitarstøjens berusende effekt.
Åbningsnummeret ’Nowhere For Me To Get Lost’ er netop udsendt som single, og forløberne ’I Ride
Alone’ og ’Technicolor’ er begge blevet spillet flittigt på P6Beat. 
En totaloplevelse for vinyl- og ølentusiaster 
“Tanken med denne anderledes udgivelse er at skabe en totaloplevelse. Rockmusik og øl går hånd
i hånd, og vi vil gerne have vores publikum til at opleve Ring Them Bells med alle sanser”, fortæller
Johannes Nidam (vokal + guitar).
Vinylen kommer indgraveret med øllens opskrift på udgivelsens B-side. Ølentusiaster kan således
selv eksperimentere med at brygge videre, mens pladespilleren snurrer. Indgraveringen er udført
af den amerikanske kunstner Half Handed Cloud.
“Den sorte stemningsfulde øl passer perfekt til Ring Them Bells’ univers. Ved første møde virker den
en smule dyster og indadvendt, men som man kommer ind på livet af den, folder den sig ud i et virvar
af kompleksitet og nuancer og hænger ved længe efter, at den er fordøjet”, beskriver hovedarkitekten
bag øllen, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø.
Pakken med Ring Them Bells’ vinyl og specialbrygget øl udgives i et eksklusivt oplag på 500 stk, og
sælges i Danmark og Europa via Mikkeller og udvalgte vinyl-shops. Samtidig udgives den i USA via
Burnt Toast Records.
Syre og massiv larm
Ring Them Bells har i det seneste år spillet adskillige koncerter i Danmark, Sverige og Norge og været
inviteret til Nordklang Festivalen i Schweiz. Senest var de inviteret på turné af Woven Hands’ Dave
Eugene Edwards. Et år efter, at de slap deres første single ‘Technicolor’ og siden ‘I Ride Alone’, er de
endelig parate til at bringe musikken fra koncertscenerne til publikums egne højtalere og pladespillere.
Ring Them Bells består af erfarne musikkræfter: Johannes Nidam (vokal + guitar), Jan Johansen (guitar),
Moogie Johnson (bas) og Johannes Dybkjær Andersson (trommer). Alle fire har rødder i den larmende
rock men samtidig også en fortid i forskellige succesfulde bands, der spænder fra folk, pop til elektronisk.

 

Details

Start:
Thursday, March 21, 2013 21:00
End:
Thursday, March 21, 2013 23:00
Cost:
70 kroner
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Loppen
Phone:
+45 32578422
Sydområdet 4B, 1. sal København K, 1440