NOTE February 15: It’s with great regret that we have to cancel East India Youth’s show in Koncertkirken tonight due to William Doyle’s ill-health.The concert is however not cancelled and Sleep Party People will fill the old church with their amazing tunes.
On this special Sunday night in February both British East India Youth and Danish Sleep Party People will be on stage in the atmospheric scenery in Koncertkirken at Blågårds Plads. Both artists are working as solo artists experimenting in the field between electronic music and handhold instruments.
East India Youth: On his debut album, ‘Total Strife Forever’, East India Youth brings together glorious orchestral pop, noise and motorik Detroit techno, threaded together with ambient and contemporary classical passages. At once uplifting and bleak, both brutally cold and gloriously buoyant, ‘Total Strife Forever’ reaches for new heights in electronic music and surpasses them.
“A richly impressive debut, which sounds like the great lost album that Brian Wilson, Eno and Björk should have made together. A major new British talent is born.” (Uncut 9/10-review). East India Youth surprised and impressed the music critics globally when he released his debut in the beginning of 2014 which triggered a shortlisting for the Mercury Music Prize alongside FKA Twigs, Anna Calvi, Royal Blood and Damon Albarn. Lately he has topped the ‘best of 2014’-lists. Frost warmly welcomes William Doyle to Copenhagen.
Sleep Party People: Frost is also happy to welcome Brian Batz of Sleep Party People back to the festival. We are overwhelmed by how he continues to impress both as a recording artist and on stage. The Danish musician / composer / producer / singer released his third album, ‘Floating’, in May and brought himself and his five piece bunny band out to meet the audience worldwide.
Taking as inspiration the work of Boards Of Canada, David Lynch and Erik Satie, Batz found the sound of the old battered piano in his apartment, coupled with a freaky electronic alteration of his recorded voice, created an eerie, hypnotic sound.