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Track premiere(s): Whistler, Weaponize & Scanner

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Words by: Jonathan Holst Bruus

Photo by: Christian Friedländer

Whistler is a new four-piece from Copenhagen consisting of well-known faces from the Danish music scene. They recently played the debut concert at Bremen Teater supporting Iceage and is with their gloomy, melodic and experimental rock music a great (and well, quite needed) addition to the local scene.

With a focus on simple and minimalistic compositions, Whistler touch upon important issues such as climate changes as well as metaphysical collapse. Besides that, Whistler has an undeniable connection to rock music history, which makes them incredibly hard to box – and that's exactly what makes them interesting. They sure know their influences, and threads can be drawn to acts such as Wipers, X, and early Sonic Youth.

The vocal harmonies, however, adds a dreamy and melodic touch, which is perfectly contrasted by the heavy rhythmic section. Whistler is full of details and hidden surprises, and it's going to be a thrill to see them live at Hotel Cecil this coming Saturday .

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