Sweaty rock and acid-rock, futuristic hybrid metal, new compositional music, and Faroese Elvis vocals at SPOT

Baby Woodrose – pure, unadulterated
rock with front man Lorenzo Woodrose
at this year’s SPOT.

Baby Woodrose is sweaty, steadfast rock. On stage, the band is an impressively well-oiled rock machine. They took Denmark by storm in 2003 – with the hit “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” and the album “Money For Soul” won them the P3 Guld award. The band has a new record out – “Love Comes Down” – with a new volume of pure, unadulterated rock from the three musicians.

The guitars are a bit heavier in the well-versed Raunchy: ‘Futuristic hybrid metal’ is what the six metallers call their new sound, the expression of which has been punched up by thrashing guitar, dynamic drums, pop, and melodic death metal. That mixture is available on Raunchy’s most recent album released in Europe this spring.

The acid level is on the rise when it comes to WhoMadeWho with their humoristic, jamming mixture of hazy vocals, acid rock, funk, samples, and heavy beats. The three Copenhageners have been popular abroad for quite a while, and along with extensive touring, they’ve caught the eye of  American music magazine Dusted: They’ve been mentioned as one of only ten bands to keep a watchful eye on in 2006.


Humoristic mixture of hazy vocals, acid
rock, funk, samples, and rich beats
presented at SPOT.

As usual The SPOT Festival is associated with a number of organisations regarding certain music genres: Folk, world music, new compositional music, jazz (already released) – and this year, we  introduce Faroese music in association with Nordens Hus in Torshavn:
The Dreams with front man Swardi plays new punk without limits – pop diva Anastacia and a&r legend Oliver Bezadi discovered the trio in connection with the MTV reality show ‘The A-Cut’ where the band finished as number three. And 200 presents political satire in Faroese with Elvis-like vocals! The band saw the light of day in 1996 in an attempt to prove that alternativ rock would work in their native tongue.

Valravn – one of the Danish Folk Council’s two representatives at SPOT – has Faroese ties, namely the singer Anna Katrin Egilstrød. The band presents Nordic medieval ballads and gripping instrumental dance music played on old instruments punched up by modern amplification and samples. Trio Mio interprets Scandinavian folk in an unconventional and creative way by mixing it with jazz and classical music – the album ‘Pigeon Folk Pieces’ from 2005 won them two Danish Music Awards-Folk this year.

Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet will bring
their soft and homogeneous compositional
music to this years SPOT.

And World Music Denmark brings Natasja to the SPOT programme with a rapid mixture of ‘Jamaican-English’ reggae-rap, reggae, r&b, soul, and hip hop. She has previously worked with prominent names like UB40, Massive Attack and most recently Bikstok Røgsystem.

Finally, SPOT presents two compositional music acts: The trio Alpha combines instruments such as flute, saxophone  and percussion – experimenting with laptops and electric amplification in a varied repertoire of a new minimalist compositional music, while the classical chamber ensemble Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet that spans both baroque and compositional music from contemporary composers is known for its soft and homogeneous sound. The four musicians have been touring extensively in Denmark and abroad since their debut in 1998.