News Vår

Bleak isn’t always exciting, but in Vår’s case it’s utterly enthralling.

Name

: Vår
Based: Copenhagen, Denmark
Listen: ‘The World Fell
Similar to: Trop Tard

Vår are incredibly bleak. These Danish youths have a fiery outlet for any difficulties they might encounter. They don’t vent their emotions in the same abrasive vein as the confrontational punk rock that Holograms and Iceage (Elias Rønnenfelt’s other band) spit out. Instead Elias, Loke Rahbek, Kristian Emdal and Lukas Højlund locked themselves away last summer, experimenting with electronics to achieve a hypnotic sound that will fill their debut album, ‘No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers’.

The blasts of industrial noise are remarkable; eerie and unwelcoming, yet incredibly compelling. It’s hardly the sound of a bunch of mates messing around with instruments. The bubbling synth in ‘The World Fell’ is multidimensional as it constantly simmers into a different shade of sound, whilst the vocals are like possessed chants from a distant source - and yet throughout it all, it makes you want to dance uncontrollably.

Bleak isn’t always exciting, but in Vår’s case it’s utterly enthralling.

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