Lydmor & Bon Homme is the unification of two very different personas and well-established artists from the Nordic music scene. First, there’s the eccentric Bon Homme, born Tomas Høffding, who’s mostly known as a singer and bassist in the Copenhagen-based experimental pop trio WhoMadeWho as well as an esteemed remix artist who previously worked with Digitalism, Hot Chip and 2 Many DJ’s. Secondly, there’s Lydmor, born Jenny Roosander, who is a young singer and producer that has toured the world both as a solo act and in collaboration with established acts such as Arsenal, Alle Farben and more. Lydmor also showcased at MUSEXPO Los Angeles this past April that earned immediate positive comparisons to Björk, Imogen Heap and Ellie Goulding. Together as a duo, Lydmor & Bon Homme combine the best of their respective qualities; a lethal concoction of pounding beats, captivating synths and hook-ridden melodies. They are both known for their outrageously intense live sets, which can be seen in upcoming shows in Denmark, Belgium and Switzerland in the next few weeks as well as future plans to tour in support of their debut album Seven Dreams of Fire.
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The Bongo Club is a four-piece hailing from Borås, Sweden. Best known for their energetic live shows, they don’t use computers, backtracks or DJ’s to deliver music and get their audiences active and sweaty; it’s all about the performance. Jesper, Erik, Fabian and Jonatan released their debut album Be Careful Not To Stare and are very proud of the outcome. They are primed to attract more recognition with their music and ready to prove they live up to the hype with their on stage performance. In the past five years, they’ve performed at a number of festivals and hundreds of shows throughout Europe, earning fans and building their fan base organically. The Bongo Club is currently making noise at tastemaker radio and online blogs with their single “All She Said” which has been compared to the likes of The Wombats and Royal Blood.
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Sydney’s Lime Cordiale has consistently built momentum over the last two years with their breakthrough single "Bullshit Aside" and their song "Sleeping At Your Door." While turning heads throughout Australia, they scored their first ever airplay on the independent internationally syndicated tastemaker radio show, Passport Approved. Last year the quintet, fronted by brothers Oliver and Louis Leimbach, released their Falling Up The Stairs EP (Chugg Music) in North America, performed on the inaugural Passport Approved Live Tour, showcased at Canadian Music Week and SXSW. They’ve also performed alongside the likes of Ball Park Music, The Griswolds, The Rubens and Cosmo Jarvis. Lime Cordiale had completed studio sessions with producer Jean Paul-Fung (Theophilus London, Birds Of Tokyo, Jet) and the result was the Falling Up The Stairs EP, released in 2013. The Australian duo continues to release quality music and their latest single “Not That Easy” impresses both fans and critics alike. If you are in Australia, you can see Lime Cordiale on The Road To Paradise Tour with upcoming stops in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and more.
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The four-piece rock outfit from Denmark started as a band when they were just 12 years old after hearing Jimi Hendrix for the first time in a commercial. Years later The Blue Van, still in their 20s, have no signs of slowing down. TBV have earned many music sync placements, including a worldwide Apple iPad ad, a featured track in the Samsung Behold cell phone commercial, a song in the major motion film Magic Mike, the theme title for the hit TV series Royal Pains and placements in Television shows such as NCIS, 90201, CSI and an MLB video game. The quartet is no stranger to the road either, spending many days on the road touring Europe, dates in the U.S. and performing at a number of global festivals where they leave their audiences begging for more. After releasing multiple albums and singles in the last decade and a half, The Blue Van has returned to digital retailers last month with their latest track infectious rock single, “White Heat.”
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