Above: Efterklang’s Casper Clausen in his Slaraffenklang guise (photo by Thorsten Overgaard)
Here’s the gen on SPOT 2010:
Space in the review meant a bunch of bands seen couldn't be mentioned, so here’s a few more in random order.
REBEKKAMARIA (Denmark): She used to go out as As In RebekkaMaria. Reflective electro pop, melodic and a bit glitchy. Works well live, but a bit reserved. Charming. Tunes sound great live. Slightly Icelandic. No reason at all why she shouldn’t go over anywhere.
EFTERKLANG (Denmark): Big Magic Chairs show in the main concert hall. They are at a peak.
WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE (Denmark): Dance electronica crossed with harmony-influenced indie. Hugely enthusiastic, samey though and didn’t win me over.
THEE ATTACKS (Denmark): Saw them at SPOT 2009. Heavy mod attack, with leanings towards 1965 Who, but no covers and clichés. Powerful and convincing live. Tougher in 2010 than 2009.
KELLERMENSCH (Denmark): Rock take on Nick Cave. No fun at all.
UNDERWATER SLEEPING SOCIETY (Finland): Pointless sub/post-Coldplay. Singer does Thom Yorke neck movements.
MARIE-LOUISE MUNCK (Denmark): Piano-centred singer songwriter. Some of it was exceptional, touching even. But overall the songs were a bit timid. Might want a collaborator?