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Boom Boom Magazine 2009 Content Map

Posted in alphabeat, aura dione, boom boom magazine, caroline henderson, danish music scene, ida corr, kenneth bager, mike sheridan, music promotion, sinne eeg, sociale medier, Volbeat with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2009 by boomboommag

The blog version of Boom Boom Magazine has now been online for a couple of months. To sum up all the blog posts, artists and genres, we’ve made a content map —

Boom Boom Magazine Content Map

Boom Boom Magazine Content Map

In tag format —

boom boom —  aura dione —  boom boom magazineida corr —  mike sheridan —  alphabeatdúné — boom boom mag  —  volbeat — aura — sinne eeg — boom magazine — boomboom — caroline henderson — diddan degn karstensen —  aura singer — michael poulsen — kenneth bager — cornstick new music and news — boom boom music — music export — ida corr  — inger/aura — anders houmøller thomsen —  venice — aura dione wiki — boom boom blog   —  dup
sinne eeg blu note —  “spleen united” — mike sheridan blog — caroline, the danish jazz singer — “i’ve been riding all –night” ida corr — bjarne albrektsen — midem 2009 publisher —  singer aura — columbine aura dione — boom boom boom — volbeat sold out cover —  boom ! — thomas thomsen danish

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Boom Boom Music Magazine Sampler 2009

Posted in alphabeat, aura dione, boom boom magazine, ida corr, mike sheridan, sampler, sinne eeg, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2009 by boomboommag

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ALPHABEAT Fascination
The Brits have already demonstrated their unconditional love for the pop sextet Alphabeat – several of  their singles have been highly placed in the UK Top 40. This is pop with a big, bold capital P, and what we have seen so far is probably just the tip of the iceberg! Fascinated? It’s hard not to be!

02 IDA CORR Ride my Tempo (Radio edit)
Ida Corr rules dance floors from Bangkok to Bergen. Her sweaty, super-sexy new single is a delicious,  electro-groovy follow-up to the international hit “Let Me Think About It”, which reached number 2 on the British singles chart. Still wondering whether to check out her retro-soul-dance sound? Enough thinking already!?

03 CAROLINE HENDERSON Bang Bang
Forget everything you thought you knew about Cher’s heartbroken drama “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot  Me Down)”. Elegant jazz chanteuse Caroline Henderson reinvents the old Sonny Bono classic with a  defined arrangement full of offbeat, stealthy rhythms and sophisticated phrasing that’s more supple than an elite Chinese gymnast. A clear example of just how the former pop singer has managed to seduce an international jazz audience.

04 MOI CAPRICE The Town and the City
Moi Caprice have been plugging away on the Danish rock scene since the mid-’90s, but their pop masterpiece “The Art of Kissing Properly” reached a much wider audience. The album contains so many sing-along moments that you will be in serious danger of losing your voice within a week of getting it. Universal simplicity, intelligent lyrics and perfect, luxurious, melancholy pop. Moi Caprice: Denmark’s next big export?

05 MIKE SHERIDAN Stilhed
Lapping soundscapes, poetic melodies and rhythmic finesse are among 17-yearold Mike Sheridan’s  specialities – as showcased here on “Stilhed” (“Silence”), which features the delicate vocals of Frida Hilarius. Sheridan’s thoughtfully composed and largely instrumental debut album “I Syv Sind” (“In Two Minds”) is surely just the start of this promising young producer’s career….

05 Sinne Eeg Just You, Just Me
“Her dark vocals have such strength, intensity and calm that the firmament might as well reserve a place  for a new North Star,” wrote one Danish reviewer of Sinne Eeg. The jazz singer received a Danish Music Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in 2008 and is slowly but surely on course to conquer the world. Enjoy this taster, and expect to see her on the bill at your local jazz club soon.

07 CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS Next Summer
A sensitive and grandiose love song from this critically acclaimed one-man choir – also known as 25-year-old Jannis Noya Makrigiannis. “Next Summer” demonstrates his gift for monumental and heartfelt melancholy, as lauded by trendsetting American website Pitchforkmedia.com. local jazz club soon.

08 FIGURINES The Air We Breathe
“‘Catchy’ is without a doubt the right word to start with when talking about ‘Skeleton’,” said music website Pitchforkmedia of Figurines, who also had the honour of landing a magazine cover in the New  York Times. The indie band released “Skeleton”, their second album, in Japan, the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. The reaction to the 2007 album “When the Deer Wore Blue” was also overwhelming.

09 DÚNÉ 80 Years
Emotions on the edge and an insistent melodic momentum; the sound of being pursued by a heavily hung-over Franz Ferdinand. Danish rockers Dúné have gone gold in their native country, and “80 Years” is just one of many gems on their debut album. See the cool video on YouTube, where one user has penned this piece of poetry: “Denmark = the best music in the world! The best music in the world = Roskilde Festival. Roskilde Festival = beer. Beer = Denmark!” Cheers mate!

10 SMALL Cosmic Girl
A big sound emerges when electro-pop trio Small let rip on “Cosmic Girl” – airy synth aesthetics mix with noisy guitars, sculpting a soundscape around a contagious semi-falsetto pop song in praise of the free world. The sky’s the limit; Small are already big!

11 AURA Song for Sophie
With Sony BMG Continental behind her, songstress Aura is on the verge of a potential European breakthrough. “Song for Sophie” is an excellent example of her spellbinding ability to combine folk and pop. Add to that a particularly strong visual image, and you get an obvious cover star for this edition of Boom Boom. You might want to turn back to the front page!

12 CALLMEKAT Flower in the Night
Curiosity dominates in CALLmeKAT’s quirky universe. “Flower in the night” is a clattering and groovy piece with a particularly catchy hook. At the centre are Katrine Ottosen’s distinctive vocals and her inventive use of several instruments, manipulated via a laptop. Her imagination seems to know no bounds!

13 JONG PANG Small Cut Sensations
Loose-jointed indie excesses from Anders Rhedin, who also occupies the producer chair for other Danish bands from time to time. “Small Cut Sensations”, from Jong Pang’s debut album “Bright White Light”, clearly demonstrates the band’s talent for seductive, subdued melodies and gripping guitar sounds.

14 EFTERKLANG Caravan
The Efterklang collective are among the most subtle Danish musicians around. Their seductive,  convoluted arrangements create exceptional, entrancing atmospheres. “Caravan” is an excellent example of their work.

TEXT THOMAS BORRE & ANDERS HOUMØLLER THOMSEN

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Tip of the Iceberg — Manfred Zähringer on Dúné

Posted in boom boom magazine, danish music scene, Dúné, Manfred Zähringer with tags , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2009 by boomboommag

Dúné are backed by one of Scandinavia’s oldest indie labels, Iceberg Records. So expect to hear more from them.

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At first glance, Manfred Zähringer is slightly reminiscent of the cynical record-company boss in the old  Pink Floyd classic, all big smiles and even bigger cigars. But the director of Iceberg Records is no industry baron comfortably parked on his backside in an executive lounger while the troops do all the hard work. Quite the contrary. Zähringer spends 130 days a year abroad, fighting for Iceberg’s artists. In recent  years, he has put a great deal of effort into two red-hot rock names: Dúné and the slightly more experienced The Blue Van, who have been busy criss-crossing the USA. Iceberg Records was set up all the way back in 1982. Zähringer says that Iceberg is “probably the oldest Scandinavian indie label that’s been run by the same management throughout its entire existence, and has never been financed by outside investors.”

Zähringer, who runs Iceberg along with his wife Mette, has experienced his share of ups and downs over  the years, but the label has established a strong position for itself in the industry – largely thanks to the  pop artist Scatman John, who sold more than eight million records worldwide in the mid-’90s. This  enabled Iceberg to make its name as a versatile indie label with a wide spectrum of products.

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The very young musicians in Dúné are now drawing on Zähringer’s wisdom and experience, the result of his many years in the industry. Most recently, Zähringer paved the way for Dúné’s debut on the  Japanese market. “I said to Dúné that they should be ready for the fact that in Japan the music is 50% and the other 50% is image/looks/charisma,” he says. “After we had been there a while, Ole [Bjørn Sørensen, keyboard player] said to me ‘You’re right – except that the music is 20% and all the rest is 80%’.”

Text: Anders Houmøller Thomsen
Photography: Raw Format

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Dúné: School’s out forever!

Posted in boom boom magazine, danish music scene, Dúné, midem - cannes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2009 by boomboommag

Dúné struck a delicate balance between homework and an international breakthrough.  Call them  Denmark’s youngest veterans.

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Even though the seven members of Dúné are only about 20, they’ve been playing together for eight years. “When we were 12–14 we were already known as a bunch of little psycho kids who’d go totally amok on stage,” says singer Mattias Kolstrup. “We weren’t as good then as we are now, so that wildness probably paved the way for us. We still put on a high-octane live show  though. It’s become part of our image, and something our core audience expects. Personally, I get bored quickly when I go to gigs where not enough is happening. That’s why I’ve got such great respect for  people like Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop or Ricky Wilson from Kaiser Chiefs, who crawl around on monitors and ledges and are completely unruly.

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The record went gold in Denmark and sold 10,000 copies in Germany.  Dúné were honoured with a European Border Breakers Award in 2008, which sums up exactly what they’re trying to achieve: reaching beyond the boundaries of their home country. “That prize really meant a lot to us,” Kolstrup says. “We were spotted by Dreamusic, who’re now releasing our debut in Japan. They’ve given us a lucrative deal and are making our music their top priority, so we hope to make it on the Japanese market.” Huge rock-star sums may not be flooding into their bank accounts just yet, but right now the group are happy to have the time to concentrate 100% on the music.  Rock student “Hey, I was able to afford an HDTV and a PlayStation 3!” the singer smiles. “We’ve just finished high school and all did well – or, the very least, we weren’t among the worst. Now, at last, we can focus all our attention on writing songs for the new album, which’ll hopefully be out in spring 2009. There’ll be no more worrying about homework when we’re out on the road either.”

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Third time lucky [– Zähringer’s perspective]

“We try to launch all of our names abroad,” says Zähringer [of Iceberg records]. “We’re not just focused on the Danish  market. It can take an incredibly long time to build a band up, so we prefer to work with bands who like to play live. The Blue Van are a prime example. We expect their third album to be a sales success. Over the years, I’ve spent millions of kroner building up an international network, and that investment is now paying off. One of the big Indian music magazines is a good example of a useful contact. The editor-in-chief has invited me to a press conference in Mumbai to introduce three of our acts. In India you can’t sell CDs – it’s like in Russia and China, they all get pirated – but there’s a lot of money to be made from concerts there. After that presentation, my ‘world tour’ will take me to Japan, Korea, Taiwan,Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto.”

Read the full article here — Boom Boom Magazine #03.

Text: Anders Houmøller Thomsen
Photography: Raw Format

Boom Boom Magazine — #03 — Table of Contents

Posted in boom boom magazine, danish music scene with tags , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2009 by boomboommag

Table of Contents — Boom Boom Magazine #03 — 2009

INTRODUCTION
YOUNG DANISH CHART ATTACK:
IDA CORR, DANCING QUEEN Page Five
AURA, COLOURFUL SINGER WITH GLOBAL AMBITIONS Page Eight
DÚNÉ, SCHOOL’S OUT FOREVER! Page Twelve
DANISH PRODUCERS, ARTISTIC MIDWIVES Page Fourteen
SPOT ON DENMARK Page Sixteen
POP EXCESS, THIS IS ALPHABEAT Page Eighteen
DAZZLING DANISH JAZZ DIVAS:
SINNE EEG Page Twenty
CAROLINE HENDERSON Page Twenty One
MIKE SHERIDAN, TECHNO BOY WONDER Page Twenty Two
THE DANISH MUSIC REVOLUTION Page Twenty Four
SOMETHING’S ROCKING IN DENMARK Page Twenty Six
VOLBEAT, DANISH DYNAMITE Page Twenty Eight
STRIPPERS, T-SHIRTS, DUBPLATES & DISCOUNT STORES Page Thirty
THE TOP TEN Page Thirty Two
AMONG ANGELS & HITMEN Page Thirty Three
YOUR RECORD COMPANY, YOUR NEIGHBOUR Page Thirty Four
BOOM BOOM SAMPLER #03 Page Thirty Five
ALBUM RELEASES Page Forty
CONTACTS Page Forty Three


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