And all of a sudden, it’s time for our final show of the season! Time really flies, when you’re watching amazing new Nordic bands, huh?
To wrap up another brilliant season, we’re set to be joined by three exceptional artists in May, that we’d love for you to discover. Joining us from Sweden are Pale Honey, an irresistible indie proposition who were phenomenal when they played at Ja Ja Ja London in 2017, and who are currently working on their third album, slated for release early next year. Danish artist KOPS will also be appearing, having released a handful of impeccable singles so far that’ve grabbed the attention of BBC Radio 1, Swedish Radio P3 and far beyond. And fresh from dropping their brand new single ‘Whirlwind’, Plastic Tones will be making their way to Berlin from Finland, bringing their unique brand of “power pop” infused with “heart and soul” to FluxBau.
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Ja Ja Ja Proudly Presents:
PALE HONEY | KOPS | PLASTIC TONES
Pale Honey [SWE]
“Gothenburg girls Pale Honey are here to make you head-bang.” – Wonderland Magazine
Pale Honey is Tuva Lodmark (guitar and vocals) and Nelly Daltrey (drums). Their debut EP ‘Fiction’ quickly got attention, leading to festival shows in Germany and the UK followed by a longer European tour in spring 2015. In May the same year the band released their self-titled debut album ‘Pale Honey’ which got praised both internationally and back home in Sweden. The band got featured in a variety of respectable music magazines, as Line of Best Fit, Stereogum and Consequence of Sound. They were also picked as ‘breaking act’ in British Sunday Times with the motivation “Tuva Lodmark and Nelly Daltrey eschew the synth pop most often associated with their country, favouriting instead a White-Stripesian voice-drums-guitar spareness, with a plinky keyboard sometimes thrown in, that suddenly explodes into violent colour… brilliant”.
Pale Honey was nominated as Newcomer of the Year at the P3 Gold-gala in Sweden after the debut album release, as well as being nominated in no less than three categories for Sweden’s Gaffa Prize. Second album ”Devotion” was released 2017 and followed by tours in Scandinavia, UK and Germany and several summer festivals as Denmarks Roskilde. The singles ”Get These Things out of My Head” and the band´s ABBA-cover ”Lay all Your Love on Me” got heavy airplay on the radio in Sweden and Denmark and also received strong support from Spotify.
“Devotion” was nominated at the P3 Gold-gala in Sweden and the band won a price for the album at Swedish Manifest Galan. The band is now in the studio working with their third album to be released early 2020 and a new single out early October this year.
“KOPS is making his way as the next big thing you need to know about” – Gems & Secrets
Meet Oskar Kops Kronback also known as KOPS.
The 21-year-old Danish multi talent producer and artist on the rising, grew up singing in a classical boys’ choir and dreamt of becoming a House DJ. As a consequence, his musical inspiration spans from retro Hip Hop, Pop to old Hymns.
KOPS is a part of the Copenhagen based music collective Official Music. He creates almost all his songs in Official Music’s studio located in a Church Tower in central Copenhagen.
In 2017 he released his first single “Takes 1 2 know 1” together with his team at Official. “Takes 1 2 know 1” went directly to #1 at the Danish viral chart on Spotify, and he quickly became a favourite in the blogosphere. The song also gave him his first spins on US radio.
His follow up single “Sorry Not Sorry” gained great radio success across Europe and was played on upfront channels such as BBC1, Beats & P3. It had more than 300 spins on German radio, and the song got played by 50 different radio stations in Italy, Norway and Sweden. In his home country, he was praised by the magazine “GAFFA” who selected him as “one-to-watch” in 2018. The same year he played 2 sold-out shows in London, “The First 50”, as support for UK artist SKOTT, and his showcase at The Great Escape in Brighton got great attention.
His latest single “Salvation” was picked as “Track of the week” on P3 (Danish National Broadcasting). It went directly into the Swedish chart, as well as the Danish and Norwegian viral chart on Spotify. “Salvation” got 1 mill. streams in the first 5 weeks, #26 on the Ebba Chart, and got support from radios such as Amazing Radio, BBC Radio, P3 (NO/DK/SE) and may more throughout Germany and the rest of Europe.
Plastic Tones [FIN]
Plastic Tones is a power pop group with heart and soul. It’s a well kept secret waiting to be revealed. Real sweet, super catchy, playful and all too lovely. And pretty tough sometimes. Think of Blondie meeting up with Thin Lizzy in New York ´76. Do you get the picture? Handful of releases and +100 concerts in only three years is a lot for Do It Yourself-Rock Band!