It’s been awfully quiet in here, we know. And we are sorry!
But now we need to share that our forthcoming album is very close to being done!! We are very very excited and very eager to present it in public. As soon as we are done and the release date is set you’ll know!
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November 24th, 2013
Christmas is coming & since AFM love you guys ‘n’ gals VERY much, we decided to offer FREE SHIPPING from the webshop. We might not get rich, but we’ll get to feel the xmas spirit all over! :-)
In less than a month we’re going on a minor tour through Germany and Austria and shortly after we will fly to Brazil and play three gigs in São Paulo and São Carlos.
We’re extremely excited by this upcoming tour and look forward to visit old places with old friends and also to go new and unexplored places.
These are the dates:
4 Jun – Astra Stube, Hamburg (DE)
5 Jun – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden (DE)
6 Jun – B72, Vienna (AT)
7 Jun – Bang Bang Club, Graz (AT)
8 Jun – Sublime, Aflenz (AT)
9 Jun – Hafen 2, Offenbach (DE)
10 Jun – Ostpol, Dresden (DE)
14 Jun – SESC, São Carlos (BR)
15 Jun – SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo (BR)
16 Jun – SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo (BR)
Lots of lederhosen and coconut bikinis,
Anders, Magnus, Thorben, Sune, Morten & Kristine
Best albums of 2012
January 2nd, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hope you all had a magnificent NYE.
Now that the hangovers are finally gone and before we concentrate on the year to come, we’ve decided to look back on 2012 and each recommend an album that made our year. Here you go!
SUNE Just after the release of Perfume Genius’ second album ‘Put Your Back N 2 It’ in February a good friend of mine introduced me to the song ‘Floating Spit’. Immediately I was blown away by the atmosphere and it became my soundtrack of 2012. We played at the same festival (Roskilde Festival) in July. I fell asleep and missed his concert. I’m a huge idiot!
If you don’t know this song, please check it out!
Perfume Genius – Floating Spit.
Mads Bjørn’s debut Monolith really struck a chord with me.
It’s beautifully simple and yet it has vast compositions.
Sometimes it comes off sounding rather schooled, but he manages to not make it a boring listen, which unfortunately can be the case of many great musicians; great musician/boring artist.
It’s for people with taste for melancholy and sentimentalism – they’re both very beautifully present on this great album. It might have it flaws here and there, but since it has strong songs such as Essence, The King and I and I’m So Glad (trouble don’t last always) I’ve let those flaws slip gently unseen (or unheard) into the night.
Anyway, this is really what i consider stunning album, it certainly has accompanied me on many runs thru Cph.
Check him out!
Mads Bjørn – I’m So Glad (Trouble Don’t Last Always).
My recommendation is The New Spring with Secret Armor.
I´ve been a fan of Bastian (lead singer and songwriter in The New Spring) for quite some time.
We used to be label-buddies, though in different bands.
On this album New Spring has reached new heights in regards to orchestration, sounds, lyrics, beautiful guitar-playing AND one of the most underrated vocals in Denmark.
This is for fans of Paul Simon, Nick Drake and Belle & Sebastian (I hate making comparisons)
The New Spring – In the spirit of revolution (live).
One of the most interesting Danish releases in 2012 was, in my opinion, the EP “Variations” by CTM. CTM is the solo project of singer/cello-player Cæcilie Trier who is also involved with a number of other Danish acts, Choir of Young Believers being the most well-known.
CTM has some obvious references to Talk Talk with its synthetic sounding drums, synth pads and piano riffs but it is darker and more melancholic, in particular due to Cæcilie Trier’s deep, calm and almost ghostly voice. Also the production sets a more mysterious mood where the different elements feel very fragile and constantly slipping away. I like it a lot.
I first discovered Dirty Projectors when they released Bitte Orca in 2009. This was an album that I liked a lot and I was a bit anxious when they released Swing Lo Magellan earlier in 2012. I started listening to the new album but it didn’t really move my heart and body the way that they’d done before.
In October Dirty Projectors played in Copenhagen and I went to see them play. It was an amazing concert and hearing the new songs live made a huge impression on me. The way they use the choir as instrumentation, the way they make something quite complex sound simplistic and smooth. I’ve been listening to Swing Lo Magellan ever since.
Hurray for bands that are overwhelming good live and that takes their music to new levels on tour!
Dirty Projectors – Offspring Are Blank (live).
all the best,
Thorben, Anders, Sune, Morten & Kristine
December 2nd, 2012
Just quick hallo and a happy december from the AFM-camp!
After an amazing 2012 we’re taking it a bit slow these days.
We played this year’s last gigs in Germany, Switzerland and Denmark during November and after that, all of us felt like taking some time to drink some wine and make some new music in our home studio.
Morten is already working on some new beats and is obviously content so far:
The rest of the December will be spent making new music and spending time with our loved ones.
Copenhagen is by now covered in snow and acts as the best backdrop for a nice and romantic christmas. LOOK AT THIS:
Happy december and take care all of you.
/Anders, Thorben, Sune, Morten & Kristine
September 6th, 2012
We just had a bunch of jobs confirmed in both Germany, Switzerland and Denmark…
Here are the dates:
17 Oct – Druckluft, Oberhausen (DE)
18 Oct – Rössli, Bern (CH)
19 Oct – Exil, Zürich (CH)
20 Oct – Parterre, Basel (CH)
2 Nov – Klaverfabrikken, Hillerød (DK)
3 Nov – Musikcaféen, Huset, Copenhagen (DK)
9 Nov – Radar, Aarhus (DK)
10 Nov – Studenterhuset, Aalborg (DK)
Thorben, Gustav, Morten, Sune, Anders & Kristine
August 13th, 2012
This weekend we played three gigs which finished the festival season in style. Thursday night we returned to lovely Hafen2 in Offenbach (DE), Friday we visited the beautiful city and friendly people of Sion (CH) and Saturday night we played at the great festival Haldern POP (DE).
And today we’re back home in Copenhagen having a minor Post Tour Depression after this amazing weekend. Everywhere we went people we so nice and kind and at every gig people danced, cheered and sang along. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Next time we play will be a mini tour around Denmark in November:
2 Nov – Klaverfabrikken, Hillerød
3 Nov – Musikcaféen, Huset, Copenhagen
9. Nov – Radar, Aarhus
10 Nov – Studenterhuset, Aalborg
Anders, Gustav, Thorben, Sune, Morten & Kristine
Back in DK and playing Roskilde (again)
July 4th, 2012
The tour thru the States and Canada is now over and it really exceeded our every expectation.
The beautiful guys in You Won’t turned out to be absolutely fantastic and we’re certain we will see them again somehow, somewhere…
(thanks Raky, Tony and Josh – you rock)!
However it’s so great to be back in good ol’ DK and enjoy the few hours of summer we’re granted each year ;-)
These days we’re keeping busy preparing for a huge marathon show at The Roskilde Festival.
It’s really rare you get to play such an important festival two years in a row, but we are privileged to be part of Copenhagen Collaboration – a collective of ten bands based in Copenhagen.
What started out as an idea between friends over beers and laughs has now turned into a rather cool entity. And so The Roskilde Festival contacted us (CopCol) and asked if we could put together a 2 and a half hour show.
And we did.
This is a picture from the final rehearsals.
Please check out CopCol and if you’re at Rosklide don’t forget to come by Arena stage friday at 1:00pm
Lot’s of love
Ask Me This is out in The States and Canada
May 11th, 2012
So many things have happened the past few weeks that it’s definitely time for an update.
First and foremost our new album Ask Me This is finally out in The States and Canada! It’s available through our webshop, in iTunes Store or at Amazon.
We’ve already received good responses and here’s what they had to say so far:
For the title track Ask Me This we have a new video made by our favourite director Guy Manly aka. our good friend Matthew Thompson.
The main character in this video is a former Broadway dancer and she does an amazing and heart wrenching job in this vid.
Right now we’re touring North America with the new album. We’ve already played a bunch amazing gigs and are continuing our adventure through the Land of Liberty like this:
May 11th – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland (OR)
May 12th – Comet Tavern – Seattle (WA)
May 14th – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco (CA)
May 15th – Muddy Waters – Santa Barbara (CA)
May 17th – The Satellite – Los Angeles (CA)
May 18th – Soda Bar – San Diego (CA)
May 19th – Plush – Tucson (AZ)
May 22nd – The Mohawk – Austin (TX)
May 23rd – La Grange – Dallas (TX)
The tour is joined by American You Won’t. They are the coolest guys and it’s an absolute pleasure to tour with them. Check their music out right HERE!
Also we have a replacement with us on tour. Since Gustav had a daughter right before we left Copenhagen we have been so fortunate to convince Danish musician Magnus Bak to take Gustav’s place for the tour. Magnus is the former band leader of Danish jazz band Magnus fra Gaarden and he is doing an absolutely tremendous job for us. THANK YOU!
good things from the American Highway 84,
Anders, Morten, Sune, Magnus, Thorben & Kristine