Siden SPOT 02 i 1995 er Spot Festivalen blevet arrangeret af ROSA, Dansk Rock Samråd. SPOT finder sted på spillestederne i Aarhus og præsenterer mere end 100 nordiske bands i den første weekend i maj måned.SPOT Festivalens ambition er at skabe en formidlingsplatform for den danske og nordiske musik. Præsentationerne omfatter såvel debutanter som mere etablerede kunstnere, der skønnes at være af interesse for enten nationale eller internationale musikformidlere, branche- og kulturfolk eller medier.
SPOT Music Talks w/ Communions30/04/2017 Duração: 16min
Communions udgav i februar debutalbummet blue, der fulgte op på bandets to foregående EP’er Cobblestones fra 2014 og den selvbetitlede Communions EP fra 2015. I dette afsnit af SPOT Music Talks fortæller Mads og Jacob fra bandet om tilblivelsen af albummet og om, hvordan det er at skrive musik sammen kollektivt i bandet. Communions spiller på SPOT Festival, fredag kl 21:45 på Voxhall.
SPOT Music Talks w/ The Rumour Said Fire16/04/2017 Duração: 25min
I dette afsnit fortæller forsanger Jesper Lidang og bassist Kasper Nissen fra The Rumour Said Fire om deres nye single “Stepping Out”. Sangen er en omskrivning af nummeret “Love For The Tortured”, som var en af bandets første demo-indspilninger. The Rumour Said Fire kan opleves på SPOT Festival, lørdag kl 20, i Scandinavian Congress Center.
SPOT Music Talks w/ Alex Zhang Hungtai08/04/2017 Duração: 12min
I dette afsnit har jeg talt med taiwanesisk/canadiske Alex Zhang Hungtai, der tidligere har udgivet musik bl.a. under navnene Dirty Beaches og Last Lizard. Senest har han tourneret sammen med de to portugisiske improvisationsmusikere David Maranha og Gabriel Ferrandini med deres fælles udgivelse Âncora. Lyt med mens Alex fortæller om at improvisere, om inspiration og samtidig drager paralleller mellem udviklingen af sig selv som musiker og som menneske. På Alex Zhang Hungtai’s bandcamp kan du finde meget af den musik han har udgivet gennem tiden, både som Dirty beaches, Last Lizard og under eget navn. Adressen hedder http://alexzhanghungtai.bandcamp.com. Undervejs bliver der spillet klip fra Dirty Beaches’ Night Walk og Displaced.
SPOT Music Talks w/ SLOWOLF29/04/2016 Duração: 09min
SLOWOLF is the Copenhagen-based drummer and producer Andreas Asingh who combines influences from hiphop, r’n’b, jazz and grime into his own distinctive sound, which his new EP “White feathers” is a perfect example of. The EP is dedicated to his less than one-year-old son, Karlo, who is hospitalized. For this episode Andreas recorded himself in his car at the hospital while visiting his son. A big thanks to Andreas for taking the time to do this interview despite of the situation.
SPOT Music Talks w/ LISS27/04/2016 Duração: 14min
After having only released two singles, LISS were quickly signed to the influential British record label XL Recordings. Going through two early demo-versions of their newest single ‘Sorry’ the four guys from the promising young band talk about how they made the song and explain why it’s important to them to be able to play their songs live.
SPOT Music Talks w/ Søren Juul24/04/2016 Duração: 18min
2013 was a preliminary highlight for Søren juul. He signed with the recognized label 4AD and released his debut album ‘Somewhere Else’ under his former alias, Indians. On this episode Søren Juul talks about how he, all alone in a basement in Portland, Oregon, wrote the song ‘Dear Child’ from his upcoming album ‘This Moment’ and how he used a trance-like synthesizer sound in this otherwise melancholic, ambient song.
SPOT Music Talks w/ Virgin Suicide17/04/2016 Duração: 15min
Virgin Suicide is a five-piece band from Copenhagen. In 2015 they released their self-titled debut album which takes one back to the guitar-driven janglepop of the 1980’s. The album was mixed and co-produced in Los Angeles by Sune Wagner of the Raveonettes. The band recently put out a double single where the otherwise guitar-dominated janglepop is replaced by a fresh sound giving more room for both synth and vocal. In this episode lead singer Martin Grønne and guitarist Terkel Røjle will be talking about the making of the track ‘Around the Sun’ and why their new songs don’t exactly resemble the jangly sound of the debut.
SPOT Music Talks w/ EXEC10/04/2016 Duração: 12min
EXEC is the new vocal and piano-driven solo project of Danish musician Troels Abrahamsen. In this episode, Troels and his producer Mikkel Bolding will be talking about the recording-process of the track Life Is a Liquid. The entire album, The Limber Real, was recorded as one-takes on five different locations, in order to achieve the right atmosphere, sound and mood in each separate track. The album is also the result of a change in musical work method with the piano as the starting point instead of the computer.
SPOT Music Talks w/ Palace Winter01/04/2016 Duração: 15min
In this episode the Danish/Australian duo Palace Winter will go through the making of their song New Ghost from their 2015 debut EP Medication. The two members of the band Caspar Hesselager and Carl Coleman first met in the spring of 2013 while sharing a tour-bus for six weeks. Carl was opening for The Rumour Said Fire in which Caspar was playing synths. They quickly discovered a shared enthusiasm for anything from Elliot Smith to Seinfield and knew it had to result in making music together.