Tokyo Police Club was a great starter for my third afternoon at Roskilde. These young Canadians delivered their hard and fast rocking beat with the casual detachment of The Strokes or (my personal favourites) The Rakes. Danish The Fashion offered …

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The programme described Polarkreis 18 as a German answer to Muse and Radiohead. And they did have the crystal-clear vocals of the former and the brooding chord sequences of the latter, but at times an infectious disco beat lifted their …

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Mandag aften var Maria am Ostbahnhof i det gamle Østberlin fyldt til randen af forventningsfulde elektropopfans. De fleste var sandsynligvis kommet for at se giraffen – synthpoppens grand old man, Jean-Jacques Perrey, som helt tilbage i 50′erne skabte en revolutionerende …

Club Transmediale – synthpoppens grand old man Læs mere »

Saw the Jörg Immendorf retrospective exhibit at the Neue Nationalgalerie. Brilliant stuff. The collection of works spanned his entire career: Naivist Fluxus-type stuff, socialist realism from the 70es, “wild” paintings from the 80es. And then his recent work, which impressed …

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The Futureheads offered an explosion of pure energy. Absurd as it is to imagine a cross between Devo and The Proclaimers, delivered with the pop-punk simplicity of The Buzzcocks, The Futureheads make it work. I had a great time, but …

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