DIDIUM & The Black Bonnie Picture
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DIDIUM & The Black Bonnie Picture


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"Poprock.nl, - Review"

* * * * * * * (* * *) - "The production of the album is great. The tracks are varied, happy, superfluous, tightly composed and arranged. In fact there are no real complaints about 'Whimsical Beauty'." - Poprock.nl, Holland

"The Rock and Roll Report-review"

* * * * * * * * * (*) - "The ‘picture’ painted by this highly creative piece is a magnificent ride through the fairground of magically blend of indie rock and pop styles, so unique to Didium and his Black Bonnie Picture.... a true work of art..."
- The Rock and Roll Report, UK

"Festivalinfo, Holland"

* * * * (*) - "...a lot of joy and ambition to be heard on this debut album, which comes out very well thanks to the excellent production." - Festivalinfo, Holland

"Gaffa - review"

* * * * (* *) - "Didium & the Black Bonnie Picture have great musical ambitions, and come out on the other side surprisingly safe and sound ..." - Gaffa (DK)

"Heaven NL - review"

* * * (* *) - "... a good, flexible and excessive voice, excellent and varied songs and an excellent band" - Heaven, Holland


* * * * * * * (* * *) - "They write songs that are as catchy as Razorlight's. They have the arch English expression of The Kooks - and then they have the alternativeness and inventive instrumentation of a long list of alternative indie rock bands." - Diskant (DK)

"Aarhus Stifttidende, review"

* * * * (* *) - "A well done piece of work that surprises with promising creativity and originality." - Aarhus Stifttidende, Denmark


Whimsical Beauty

"Pop that’s going somewhere; there’s irony and guitars (…) The compositions are meaningful, And the whole thing loudly states ambition…" - Gaffa

Whimsical Beauty is the title of Didium and the Black Bonnie Picture’s beautiful debut album, which by means of a versatile and magical sound takes the listener on a ride through a forceful spiral of emotion. First things first, the album offers ten fine songs, at once lively and daintily performed by their creator, Didium. Accompanied by the grand and able band the Black Bonnie Picture, Didium presents a notably full debut album – an album for which the inspiration might well come from a row of striking English acts; the result, however, beyond question belongs to Didium and the Black Bonnie Picture. The sound is big; the pop themes are classic – and the body of ironic chronicles comes from the life of the 23-year-old songwriter, Didium.

His lyrical universe pays tribute to the naïveté of youth, and all the songs take their point of departure from the youthful ways of forever falling in love, of forever taking what you need – of forever riding the next wave of what seems like a never-ending life.

Didium and the Black Bonnie Picture are built up around singer-songwriter Didium, who put the band back together in 2006. The seven male and female band members of Didium and the Black Bonnie Picture took their first major steps towards a breakthrough in 2008, when the band was awarded the title of Demo of the Month in the February issue of Danish music magazine Gaffa, followed by the MyMusic prize in March, and in June they were among the few lucky Spot Festival contributors. At the Spot Festival legendary rock journalist David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine heard the band and commented:

“I liked it. The lead singer has a cool voice. It reminded me of Jarvis Cocker from Pulp. It was a cool setup with the violin and the saxophone. And the guitarist is really good.”

The greatest achievement so far was in August 2008, when Didium and the Black Bonnie Picture won the Starfighter competition at Denmark’s most beautiful festival far ahead of the other contestants.

After that Didium and the Black Bonnie Picture have spent the autumn and winter in the studio recording and mixing their debut album Whimsical Beauty, which is set to be released on March 9. The album is carefully produced by Søren Zahle (Utah, Peter Sommer) and Henrik Marstal (Ibens, Annika Aakjær), who have managed to capture the band’s excellent live qualities and incorporate it into the dynamic and complex arrangement of the album.

Besides Didium's vox and guitar the Black Bonnie Picture is: Cecilie Elbrønd Strange (vox and sax), Josephine Støjberg Schmidt (vox and violin), Kasper Nissen (bass), Sebastian Vinther Olsen (guitar and choir), Jakob Kvist Hansen (piano), and Emil Eggert Scherrebeck (drums).

Watch out! - Gaffa (DK)


Out on FRISKER MUSIC // SUBURBAN RECORDS and itunes & cdon.com

Single: You Wanna Stay in rotation on Kink FM (NL) and Airplay on Danish Radio.

Documentary about Didium & The Black Bonnie Picture shown on Local tv, Copenhagen and Youtube.

Live broadcast of Skanderborg Festival gig 2009 on www.Youtube.com/kingsorange



- Didium & the Black Bonnie Picture -


Danish indie rock comets team up with Paul Schroeder on second album.

Didium & the Black Bonnie Picture started out in Denmark back in 2006 as a 7 piece act with a setup resembling Dexies Midnight Runners' and their characteristic blend of violin and saxophone. Members of the band have come and gone throughout the years. The setup however, remains unchanged and gives the band a special style of playing pop music at its best. 24 year old songwriter Didium's dark baritone tells stories of loss, loneliness, lust and love with an undercurrent twist of irony giving the stories life of their own.

The band released their first album in the beginning of 2009 in Denmark and the Benelux countries. This year their follow up "A Valley" will come out worldwide.
"A Valley" is produced by British producer/engineer Paul Schroeder (Stone Roses, Talk Talk) and comes out in May as the first release on Schroeder's own indie record label Sureleaf.