SCARLET CHIVES
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SCARLET CHIVES

Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark | INDIE

Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark | INDIE
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Jul
29
SCARLET CHIVES @ Trailer Park Festival

Copenhagen, None, Denmark

Copenhagen, None, Denmark

May
12
SCARLET CHIVES @ Studenterhuset

Århus, None, Denmark

Århus, None, Denmark

Apr
23
SCARLET CHIVES @ Bornholms Musikhus

Rønne, None, Denmark

Rønne, None, Denmark

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»Scarlet Chives«

Ét er, hvor godt et band er til at skrive melodier og forløb, noget andet hvor gode de er til at arrangere dem. Og det sidste har bornholmske Scarlet Chives beundringsværdigt godt greb om på deres selvbetitlede debutalbum. - Berlingske (DK)


Et nyt dansk band, der kræver sin lytter
Hører du til dem, der jamrer over mainstream-mylderet i tidens musik? Hader du Coldplay - og elsker du rock-banebrydere som Arcade Fire og Choir of Young Believers? Så kryb en stund ud fra dit skygge-omkransede indie-hjørne, og tag en alternativ lytter til et nyt dansk band, der selvfølgelig helt i musikkens progressive ånd har valgt et krukket og eksotisk navn: Scarlet Chives (”Purpurrøde purløg”) - Jyllands Posten (DK)


Drømmerisk indiepop med himmelvide, kalejdoskopiske lydflader og øreskurrende støj er basisopskriften på albumdebuterende Scarlet Chives.
- NordJyske (DK)


Et nyt dansk band, der kræver sin lytter
Hører du til dem, der jamrer over mainstream-mylderet i tidens musik? Hader du Coldplay - og elsker du rock-banebrydere som Arcade Fire og Choir of Young Believers? Så kryb en stund ud fra dit skygge-omkransede indie-hjørne, og tag en alternativ lytter til et nyt dansk band, der selvfølgelig helt i musikkens progressive ånd har valgt et krukket og eksotisk navn: Scarlet Chives (”Purpurrøde purløg”). .... - Jyllands Posten


Krøllet vokal synger fra dukkehuset i syrehaven - Politiken (DK)


Smuk, drømmende debut fra gruppen, der var Majorian - Gaffa (DK)


Scarlet Chives – mighty Voice and stormy noise.... - SOUNDVENUE (DK)


Interview in TV2 Bornholm with Scarlet Chives lead singer Maria Mortensen - TV 2 (DK)


Tag en lille drømmestund væk fra en kedelig mandag og flyd hen med danske Scarlet Chives og deres allerførste single 'Don't You Put Your Hands There', som har været i rotation på P3 hele efteråret.... - Danish Radio P3 (DK)


Scarlet Chives next, and another bumper crowd in the Archauz, whose dark interior is well suited to the black-clad band’s effects-laden sound. The band’s mix of turbulent shoegaze and pristine female vocals brings to mind Asobi Seksu and Beach House.
Chris Jones - I HEART A U - I HEART A U (UK)


Carsten Holm in his show on DR P3: I had the opportunity to prelisten the upcoming Scarlet Chives album.. And it really grows on You.. Dont You Put Your Hands There , is without any doubt a hit from this album - Danish Radio P3 (DK)


Main Attraction is without any doubt, Maria Mortensen vocal. She would bne a killer at any Kate Bush-sing-a-like-competition, with her trained, vibro strong, almost ringin Soprano!
... Dreamrock about everyday things... With beautyful soundscapes... - Gaffa (DK)


Udover The Depreciation Guild, vil danske Scarlet Chives (tidligere kendt som Majorian) indtage scenen på Christiania. Scarlet Chives består blandt andet af Sleep Party People bagmand Brian Batz, og de har netop signet med A:larm, der vil udgive deres debutplade i det nye år. Bandet spillede blandt andet på årets Spot Festival, hvor GAFFAs anmelder Simon Høgh Meldgaard skrev:

"Hovedattraktionen her er utvivlsomt Maria Mortensens stemme. Hun ville være en killer til hvilken som helst bornholmsk Kate Bush-sing-a-like-konkurrence, med sin trænede, stærkt vibrerende, næsten ringende sopran. Men CocoRosie-fans ville også føle sig hjemme. De øvrige i bandet kunne umiddelbart virke som om, de hellere ville stå og flå i deres instrumenter i et støjrockband engang i 90'erne. Men de gik godt til den, og det swingede godt. Overraskende nok også med vokalen, der kun sjældent druknede. Det siger noget om sangens kaliber." - Gaffa (DK)



"...The best indiepop...ever?"

5/5
- Musiklandet (Sweden)


Scarlet Chives were once a band named Majorian, but they changed their name earlier this year for reasons unknown. Same members, same sound, same songs. This is beside the point, though. Scarlet Chives manage a uniqueness within the dreampop/shoegaze resurgence of late. Not because of a quirky female vocalist. Not because of the heavily affected guitars that permeate their recordings. Not because they come from someplace far away (Copenhagen).

No, Scarlet Chives force the past directly into the present without sacrificing the necessary elements that make the genre exciting in the first place. “Don’t You Put Your Hands There” is no nostalgia trip, but it pushes the right buttons. - Mondo Salvo


...the song ´Self Created War´ could have been "the lost track" on Dark Side of the Moon, but this is where the similarities stop, Majorian has a sound which for several reasons is fully their own.
They have a distinct sense of compositions from all angles...
4/5 - Gaffa (DK)


Discography

"Truth Telling Peek Holes" - EP 2007
"Majorian" - EP 2008/2009
"Scarlet Chives - Dont You Put Your Hands There -" Single 2010 rotation on Danish Radio P3
"Scarlet Chives - Somethings Never Change" Single 2011
"Scarlet Chives - Scarlet Chives" Album LP&CD 2011
"Scarlet Chives - The Horror" on DR P3 Electric Barometer playlist 2011

Singles & Album are available in Denmark on iTunes and in stores.

The single "Don´t You Put Your Hands There" is followed up by a Stunning Music Video for online and MTV, VH1 . Watch it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DQw4exB7Wk

Live performance videos are available on:
www.youtube.com/scarletchives

More songs and Videos available at our:
www.facebook.com/sureleafmusic
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Scarlet Chives

Centered around the dream-like vocal of Maria Mortensen, the band plays a spherical, orchestrated and playful alternative pop that sets your mind back to shoegaze and dreampop. The fragile and misty elements are complemented by a cheerful approach to the sources of inspiration. The result of their efforts is an impressive collective output.

The band was formed as Majorian in Copenhagen, spring 2007, and about one year after, they won the LiveContest 08. Which gave the rise to a performance at Roskilde Festival that year, a studio recording and a fall tour to a number of the Danish music venues.

The band’s first EP (Truth Telling Peekholes - 2007) received great reviews, among others on BandBase.dk, where they were announced band of the week, and Danish music magazine Gaffa rewarded one of their concerts 5/6.
End 2008 the band finished their second EP, working together with English producer Paul Schroeder (previously worked with Stone Roses, The Verve & Talk Talk). Canadian artworker Tracy Maurice (done designs for Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade) has designed the cover for the EP.

The band continued their work with Paul Schroeder, and further evolved. With a new drummer and new visions. They then Changed their name into Scarlet Chives.. Somehow more fitting to what they have become.

During winter 2009 and autumn 2010 They recorded and finalized their selftitled debut album. Which was released 14th February 2011 in Denmark through A:Larm / SURELEAF. And later in 2011 in more territories.

Besides focusing on recording their Debut Album, Scarlet Chives where selected to showcase both 2010 SPOT festival in Aarhus and START festival in Copenhagen.