Making waves in their native country of Denmark, Nelson Can are pleased to reveal their new record EP3 which will be released on Alcopop! Records on 29th September 2017.
The band return to the UK later this year supporting JAWS on several of their November 2017 headline our dates (see below for details)
tickets are on sale now: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/jaws
The Danish trio was founded in 2011 and started out as an outright lie – there was no band, the girls just really wanted to tell people that they were in one, so they did.
As it is with most lies, there’s always a point at which you either have to come clean, or find a clever way to cover it up, and that’s basically how Nelson Can came into existence. It was too embarrassing to admit they didn’t have a band, so they decided to go ahead and form one. What could possibly go wrong? With a noticeable lack of guitars, their back-to-basics, drum and bass orientated sound is original and simple, inspired by acts like The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Tracks like latest single ‘Break Down Your Walls’ are showing a real step for the trio, a balancing act between the grandiose and the understated. The Fleetwood Mac-reminiscent drum groove courtesy of Maria Juntunen keeps thing rolling nicely along, as lead singer Selina Gin recalls, “We always listen to Fleetwood Mac when we’re touring. I think that might actually have inspired us for the big, powerful chorus on this track, as well as the drive and straight-forwardness of the songwriting on the latest album from Florence + The Machine.” “It’s a song about being anxious about being anxious” continues bass player, Signe SigneSigne“Anxiety is a beast with many faces and it can be really difficult to bridle if you don’t open up and tell people how you feel and start forgiving yourself for not being so goddamn perfect all the time.”
In the last few years the band have toured across most of Europe, supporting the likes of The Black Keys and Royal Blood. Their music has been featured in campaigns for major brands like Volkswagen and Vespa. They have been banned in China (yeah, that happened). They’ve gotten great reviews in Rolling Stone Magazine in the USA, Germany and Spain and they have been regulars on Danish national radio for years.
So far here in the UK their singles ‘Miracle’ and ‘Move Forward’ have picked up support from BBC Radio One, BBC Radio 6music and Radio X, and crashed into the UK Viral Spotify Chart, Walk Like A Badass and Altrocked Spotify playlists and notching up 350k Spotify plays to date. Dork Magazine, Wonderland and JaJaJa Music have all tipped the band for success this year and ‘Break Down Your Walls’ looks set to keep the Nelson Can train chugging along nicely in just that direction, another pumping rock song brewed from the band’s usual minimalist recipe of bass, drums and killer vocals courtesy of Selina.
The girls also run their own record label in Denmark called Like a Can of Beans Records where they release music from local upcoming talent. There’s never a quiet moment with this band, reflected in their highly energetic shows that never fail to impress.
Nelson Can are: Selina Gin – vocals Maria Juntunen – drums Signe SigneSigne – bass
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See Nelson Can Live: 23 SEP – Nordic Delight @ EKKO, UTRCHT, NL 05 OCT – Rampelys Silkeborg, DK 06 OCT – Studenterhuset, Aalborg, DK 13 OCT – Atlas, Aarhus, DK 14 OCT – Musikhuset Posten, Odense, DK 20 OCT – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK 17 NOV – Sub 89, Reading, UK * 18 NOV – Engine Rooms, Southampton, UK * 19 NOV – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK * 21 NOV – The Globe, Cardiff, UK * 22 NOV – The Fleece, Bristol, UK * 23 NOV – Waterfront, Norwich, UK * * w/ JAWS