Darling Don't Dance
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Darling Don't Dance

Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark | INDIE

Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark | INDIE
Band Alternative Punk


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Ep - "Bare Frames"



Darling Don’t Dance plays rough garage-pop with elements of noise-rock. Their sound fills the smallest basement room and causes the larger halls to explode.

The three women’s debut EP, “Bare Frames,” introduces a universe of taught lo-fi guitars, relentless drumbeats, and deep hitting bass. Darling Don’t Dance shares a kindred spirit with bands like The Breeders, The Thermals and Sleater-Kinney.

The band, consisting of Julie Nissen, Mette Andreasen, and Maria Hammelsvang, has already received much attention within Denmark as well as internationally. Darling Don’t Dance have appeared several times on New York's coveted concert scene, and, at the end of 2008, had the honor of being named Soundvenue Selected in the Danish music magazine Soundvenue. On October 16, 2009 the band will play the renowned Iceland Airwaves Festival.

The “Bare Frames” EP contains 5 tracks and was released by Pad & Pen Records on May 1, 2009 in vinyl, CD, and download formats.

Time was spent on various experiments: What does it sound like, if a violin bow is used on a bass? How many beers does it take for me to loose all capability to tune my e-string? What if I stopped using a pick and instead started beating franticly with my cord? What will happen if I insist on using only my index finger when playing? We soon found that this way of expressing and creating without so many words gave us a feeling of great release. As time passed we found an irreplaceable togetherness and our unique universe had been created

Who could have known that this lack of intent could ever result in anything? And yet, some time later we found ourselves with an actual set of amazing songs. We soon agreed that this was way to good to keep contained inside Denmark so on a whim we booked tickets and went to New York. To our pleasant surprise we found ourselves perfectly at home as a part of the underground music scene. The overly positive response to our music made it hard to leave the city, so ever since we've divided our band activities between New York and Denmark

A pattern has taken shape and very paradoxical it seems like not having a plan is our best plan. So although we now have reached an unspoken understanding and intuitive knowledge about in which direction we're moving, we continue not knowing how our next song is created, whether or not it will have a chorus or if lyrics necessarily need to be about anything. What we do know is that as long as we play we'll make it work.