Scene Swap is an exciting new feature in which we partner with artists and fans across the country to exchange musical recommendations in order to shine the spotlight on those bands who haven’t yet broken out beyond the confines of their own local scene. In this installment, Danish punks Lower let us know about some recommended bands currently shining in the Copenhagen scene. Lower will perform at the Triple Rock Social Club on October 9th. Their newest record “Seek Warmer Climes” is out now via Matador Records.
Lower: “The last couple of years the Copenhagen music scene has been subject to much discussion and dissection. It’s a city that has a lot to offer musically, compared to its small size, with a population of around one million. By now, everyone knows Iceage, Communions and Lust For Youth, so we’ll take this opportunity to write about some of the other bands going on at the moment. There are a few bands that shine through:”
Hand of Dust
This trio has been around since the dawn of our little circle, but for some odd reason they’ve never reached the attention they truly deserve. That is to be changed, as they recently signed with Italian Avant! records who just put out a 7″ and soon enough will put out their debut LP. They have a way of taking advantage of minimal instrumentation and make it sound big. Bo, who sings and play the guitar, used to play the bass in Sexdrome, but this band has little to nothing in resemblance with that band.
Reverie is a relatively new death metal band that has blown everyone away with their performances. Initially they played their shows in DIY punk and metal contexts, but lately they’ve been exploring musical territory and played shows at festivals for experimental music and art gatherings. The drums are played by Adam, the younger brother of Dan from Iceage.
Synd og Skam
This band never stagnates. They’ve been around for a few years now and every release they’ve put out sounds different from the other. This song, for example, doesn’t really reflect any of the Talking Heads vibes of their earlier material. They are very talented and unbelievably Danish.
Mischa is a long time protagonist of our Copenhagen circle, but it wasn’t until recently that he had his music released. Posh Isolation took care of that. This is fine sad techno music.
Once again Lower will perform this Thursday nigh at the Triple Rock Social Club with Merchandise as well as local (also amazing) Condominium. Tickets available here.