KAMIO / Red Gallery
Having performed at venues and events such as Venice Biennial, ICA (London), New Museum (New York) and the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), Nils Bech has become a favourite of the art world. His first album with DFA records, Echo, infuses urban, contemporary dance music with hip-hop roots – hard beats in juxtaposition to Bech’s vulnerable bass-baritone. Released last year, the record explores the “echoes” of the people in his life over the past five years; their search for love, how love can deceive and destroy, but also be the key to everything. We’ve seen Nils quickly become a phenomenon in Norway, with a bright and exciting future ahead internationally.
“The multi-talented singer, musician and actor combine soaring, operatic vocals with the sound of cutting edge club music.” – Dazed
“Something rather special…wonderfully absorbing.” – Clash
Ignoring the usual genre conventions and creating their own sound, the tuba-touting Norwegians in Broen have been celebrated by the likes of The Guardian, Consequence of Sound, Q Magazine and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, as well as Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde who signed them to his label. With elements of RnB, rap, jazz, improvisation, psychedelia, dub and electronic, Broen presents something completely out of the ordinary. They have built up a reputation of being one of Norway’s best live bands with their sparkle-laden costumes and signature dance moves and their live prowess and musicianship, uniting fans and critics alike in adoration.
“Basically, it’s an Every Breath You Take for indie stalkers.” – Guardian
“Broen defies genre… an engaging listen.” – Consequence of Sound