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"Skywriter - Where both worlds never meet (Iceberg Records)"

Copenhagen's Skywriter come seemingly out of nowhere to deliver a remarkably strong debut record. Though the sound is completely their own, it's got shades of Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, and (as fearless leader Avi tells us) early Madrugada. The record is also reminiscent of Interpol in how successfully it sets an urban nighttime mood and sees it through to the end. The singer's got a beautiful clear voice, the guitars serve mainly to create atmosphere, and sultry bass lines propel many of the songs. The sound is dark, melancholic, uplifting, deep, and poignant. Lyrically it's a cut above most ("you drag me off my cloud/you walk along with me/the road follows my eye/as far as I can see"). There's not a weak song on here. My only complaints are that my favorite (this week), "This thing never sleeps," isn't even 3 minutes long when I wish it were 4 or 5, and at 37 minutes total, the whole album ends so soon one has to hit replay immediately. Easily my favorite release so far in 2006.
- Nancy Baym

"Skywriter - Where both worlds never meet (Iceberg Records)"

Skywriter – Where Both Worlds Never Meet
In general, I have respect for any band brave enough to print their lyrics on the cover. It shows two things: first of all, they have something important to say, something so important, that they want you to read it. Second, it means they are confident – and that in itself is part of what makes a good band. Skywriter is a new band from Copenhagen, and thought this is their debut album, it sounds very well produced. Part of that probably comes from the fact that it was produced by Mattias Glavå, but the band sounds very good together. Lead vocalist Jakob Dahn sounds like a dusty union between Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen – a Danish version of Morrissey (shutter).Fueled by the usual guitar flare, the vocals and music supplement each other, without interupting. The vocals are fantastic, but you give out a sigh of relief when the guitars set in – simply because its so intense. Urban landscapes at night – what more can you ask for. Now all I need is a car to listen to this in, while cruising down a deserted main street. These guys are going to make it big.
If you dig: Leonard Cohen, Morrissey, Nick Cave

- Lowcut Magazine

"Skywriter - Where both worlds never meet (Iceberg Records)"

What first struck me when I heard this album was the wonderful diversity of it and still a straight expression throughout. Full of expectation I pressed Play once again, grabbed the booklet to read the lyrics.
The debut album “Where both worlds never meet” by Skywriter is a very strong album indeed. The feel is perfect in every song along with the amazing lyrics and it sounds like the band has played together for ages. The charismatic voice of leadsinger and guitarist Jakob Dahn fits spotless and contributes quite unique to the music.
With “Were both worlds never meet” it’s hard to determine it’s specific genre in a whole because it contains both rock, pop and what you easily could call singer/song-writer tunes, and the fantastic Raymond Carver-like story that is told in “Dead end street” has a David Lynch feel, musically. The potential for finding your new all-time favourite songs on this album is enormous. Highly recommended.
- Docopenhagen. blogspot


Dark and delirious debut from Denmark’s Skywriter, one of the strongest debuts in recent memory and likely to end up in my Top Ten for the year! Led by vocalist Jakob Dahn, he of the Leonard Cohen/Nick Cave/Morrissey-esque pipes and otherwise ruthless charms. Urban-noir as rendered by flaring guitars and ridiculously retro-cool epic-rock arrangements, as monumental as Madrugada, as demented as Nick Cave, and reveling in the genre-splicing echoing arch-coolness that makes new-wavers from several decades, like The Stranglers and Interpol, so appealing. - Jim´s Pick – Parasol Records


Das ehemalige Millenniums-Trio namens Dahn wuchs zum leidenschaftlich agierenden Quartett: Von theatralischer Ballade bis pulsierendem Stampfer reicht das Spektrum der Kopenhagener Truppe. Trotzdem zerbröselt das Debüt nicht in verschiedene Bestandteile, nein, wie bei einem Puzzle fügt sich Teil in Teil zu einem schlüssigen Gesamtbild. Das Motiv? Skywriter posieren auf brennendem Asphalt im Schmelztiegel Berlin-Kopenhagen-New York.

Angeführt von Songwriter/Gitarrist Jakob Dahn, der mit beeindruckender Stimme erstaunliche Texte irgendwo zwischen Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen und David Bowie intoniert, schleichen sie mal nachdenklich bedrückt, hüpfen mal fröhlich durch eine Gegend »WHERE BOTH WORLDS NEVER MEET«. Gemeinsam mit Mattias Glavå (Håkan Hellstrom, Broder Daniel, Granada, Dungen) produzierte das Quartett einen frischen 36-Minüter. Zum krachigen »Ghosts Behind Our Wheel« steuert Anna Järvinen (Granada) ihren Gesang bei – dessen erste Zeile übrigens lautet: »Wir fahren auf der Autobahn« ... möglicherweise hatte Dahn bei dieser bereits eine Deutschlandtour im Hinterkopf. Eine starke Scheibe einer Band, von der wir noch hören werden. Absolut empfehlenswert. (nat)


“Skywriter goes from the urban hymn New York, which is rock´n´rolling several stocks above the cliché, to the duet Passengers which is really a kind of it’s own. Here Skywriter fills out the track with their own unfailing emotive surrender. Hear it!”
Martin Buck


Album: "Where Both Worlds Never Meet" released in Denmark 2006 and Germany 2008
Single and video: 'Craving Utopia' released 2007 in Denmark



In 2001 singer, guitarist and songwriter Jakob Dahn, formed a trio with drummer Soren Jensen and bass player Morten Dalhoff. After auditions with several guitarists Jakob Dahn came home from a bar with a note saying “I am on” and the band Skywriter with Thomas Strate on guitar and keys was a reality.

Since then the band performed at established clubs all over Denmark, and the band found its own sound.
The debutalbum Where Both Worlds Never Meet was recorded and produced by the well known Swedish sound wizard Mattias Glavå, who had previously produced Hakan Hellstrom, Broder Daniel and Granada.
Additional vocals by Anna Järvinen on ‘Passengers’ and ‘Ghosts behind our wheel’ were recorded in her bedroom in Stockholm.

Iceberg Records made a record deal with Skywriter one hot afternoon at Roskilde Festival 2005.
The album was released in March 2006 on the label Wild Mood Records a subsidiary to Iceberg Records.
The album was mentioned as one the most interesting 15 releases in spring 2006, on the website of the Danish national radio broadcasting, and it gained lots of stars and great Danish and American reviews.

Skywriter´s sound has a touch of Nick Cave, Interpol and Madrugada, but again with a distinct expression of their own.
A lot of people in the music business in USA, England and Germany have shown interest in Skywriter.
The band made 13 concerts in Germany and Switzerland in 2007.
The album is on sale on US online label Parasol Records, and will be released in Germany in October 2008 followed by a German tour, and radiointerviews.

Jakob Dahn being the calm guy offstage turns into a charismatic singer on stage, with the ability to get the audience’s full attention with his deep voice and rock´n´roll attitude.
Thomas Strate is the wild man of the band, who plays the piano as well as the guitar. Always ready for a fight with Soren.
Morten Dalhoff is the youngest member, the intellectual with a taste for old school rock as “The Clash”, “the Band” and krautrock, delivering stunning hooklines on his bass. Likes to talk about Russia.
Soren Jensen: A competent drummer with a wide range of drum-styles. Funnier than any Danish stand-up show, - a straight guy with a hint of Mr. Hyde. Always ready for a fight with Thomas.

The album “Where both Worlds Never Meet”:
Top Ten favourite album releases 2006 - Parasol (JIM) –
Top Ten staff pick 2006 – (Nancy Baym) – American site about Scandinavian Music.
Top Ten album chart 2007 on the German site (Nathalie Martin)