Interpol

Interpol

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Interpol has since the release of the debut album in 2002 had a loyal audience in Denmark, which was evident when the band visited NorthSide in 2011, where frontman Paul Banks led the audience through a sing-along on hits like “Slow Hands” and “Evil”.

The New York band has since the beginning radiated unlimited amounts of coolness, and the combination of their dark indie rock and urban attitude, which means that sometimes the understated humour of their music has been overlooked.

But the hit, “The Heinrich Maneuver”, shows (a play on first aid technique Heimlich Maneuver) that the band is not afraid to play with language, and at concerts it is clear that Interpol is not a self-important band.
Since the last concert at NorthSide the band has released the album “El Pintor”, where Interpol has successfully gone back to the virtues that gave them their breakthrough, and a track like “All the Rage Back Home” shows that Interpol is still a band in top form.

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John Grant

John Grant

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For ten years, John Grant stood in the foreground of the alternative rock band The Czars, but it was with the solo album “Queen of Denmark”, the towering singer really made his name. Mojo Magazine called the album an Instant Classic and the praise continued, when Grant last year went in a more electronic direction with the album “Pale Green Ghosts”.

The album was recorded with Biggi Veira from Gus Gus and was recorded in Iceland, where Grant now lives. He has also collaborated with Ásgeir Trausti and wrote the song “No Prejudice”, which was the Icelandic contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen.
The versatile musician has also cooperated with Hercules & Love Affair and later released the duet ep “John Grant Gets Schooled”, where he performs with Sinead O’Connor and Beth Orton among others.

The unique songwriter is an intense character and always shows tremendous insight on the many beautiful and brutally honest songs he has released during his five-year solo career. John Grant is without doubt one of a kind artist, who we are proud to present at NorthSide this summer.

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José González

José González

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The Swedish songwriter José González got his big break in 2006, when he recorded a magical version of “Heartbeats” originally written by fellow countrymen, The Knife. The mood of the songs was kept on the debut album “Veneer” and then “In Our Nature” which contains an unbelievably beautiful version of Massive Attack’s hit “Teardrop”. González has also recorded versions of “Smalltown Boy” (Bronski Beat) and “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Joy Division) and often spices up his concerts with other covers where González always adds a beautiful melancholy to his versions.

But in recent years, his solo career has been in the background in favour of collaborations, soundtracks, and albums released by the band Junip. But last year took his solo career got back on track again, when González was asked to write three new songs for the soundtrack of the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, and on the 17th of February José González is finally ready with his third solo album, “Vestiges & Claws”, that comes after a seven year break from solo releases. It is also as a solo artist José González in 2015 will visit NorthSide for the first time, which we very much look forward to.

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MØ

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MØ is the biggest success story in Danish music in many years, and when she visited NorthSide in 2014, she delivered a concert that will not soon be forgotten. The combination of incredible weather, impressive energy, and material from an extremely strong debut album gave a memorable and engaging concert experience.

Since then, she has won a European Border Breaker Award and in October the singer secured no less than seven Danish Music Awards nominations for the album “No Mythologies two Follow”.
The album has also been praised by international media outlets such as The Guardian, Pitchfork, and especially the BBC, who were extremely pleased with the single “Don’t Wanna Dance”, and the summer and fall brought on a wealth of international concert dates Karen Marie Ørsted.

Continued success in other words for the incredibly talented singer and obviously we are delighted to roll out the red carpet once more and welcome MØ to bring on another explosion of a concert at NorthSide.

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The Black Keys

The Black Keys

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The Black Keys was formed in 2001 and released four albums in relative anonymity until they in 2008 hired Danger Mouse to produce “Attack & Release”. Until then, the duo had mainly recorded music in drummer Patrick Carney’s basement, and before the album “Magic Potion” from 2006, their releases also contained quite a few cover songs.

But with “Attack & Release” the first step in a new direction was taken, and that step has since converted the duo into one of the world’s biggest rock bands with boxes of Grammy Awards and platinum records to prove it.

“Brothers” from 2010 was awarded a platinum record in the US, partly because of the single “Tighten Up”, which went to number one on both Billboard’s Rock and Alternative charts. The success continued with “El Camino” and later “Turn Blue”, which is the fourth album with Danger Mouse behind the console. The album was praised by critics, who commended the band for going in a direction, where the duo isn’t afraid to add elements of both personal and musical soul.

It has been a dream to get The Black Keys to visit us for a long time, and the duo is also been the most requested act among the Northside guests through the last three years. So it is with great pride that we can now announce that the band’s first Danish festival show will be played this summer at NorthSide.

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