Copenhagen based band D/troit is a band that consists of former members from two garage rock outfits from Denmark, The Magic Bullet Theory and The Breakers. The latter was signed to Little Steven’s Wicked Cool label and has toured extensively in Europe and the U.S., even some shows as the opening act for Bon Jovi. D/troit includes members Toke Bo (vocals), Klaus (guitar), Mads (keys), Stefan (drums) and Jackie (bass) who uploaded a few self-produced tracks to Soundcloud and Danish radio immediately caught on. Their single "The 45" was aired repeatedly and was considered an instant classic to the listeners. Music label Crunchy Frog (Junior Senior, The Raveonettes, PowerSolo and more) loved the music and signed the band in early 2015 and things progressed rapidly from there. Their first two singles were playlisted at P3, P4 and P6, the Danish equivalent of BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6. D/troit also performed more than 40 shows in Denmark in 2015 alone, which is unheard of for a debut band formed in late 2014. Their debut EP Do The Right Thing is due for release internationally on February 5th featuring the single of the same name.
STREAM: “Do The Right Thing”
White Eskimo is four lads from Manchester consisting of members Will Sweeny (vocals), Alex Lewis (drums), Ryan Smith (guitar) and Brad Nevinson (bass). The quartet met at a recording studio at a music college class, where their now-bassist engineered what was due to be their debut EP, before they scrapped it and set their sights even higher. After two years with their current line-up, and enough gigs under their belts to be able to bounce about on small stages, the band released their debut EP 100x (Jack No No Records) in April of last year. The EP contains four instantly catchy, smartly structured songs mostly about girls and making mistakes, topics not necessarily unrelated. The EP was recorded at OMD frontman Andy McCluskey’s Motor Museum studio in Liverpool and produced by James Lewis (Rudimental, Rae Morris, Sunset Sons). The UK four-piece have been hard at work writing and recording new material and with the New Year has come new music in the form of the single “Game Time.”
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The Bongo Club is a four-piece Rock & Roll outfit hailing from Borås, Sweden. Jesper (vocals/guitar), Erik (guitar), Fabian (bass) and Jonatan (drums) were childhood friends who created the band three years ago with their great hooks, deadly melodies and inescapable beats. 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 truly all about the performance. The average age of the quartet is only 22, but they’ve already managed to perform nearly 200 shows and toured through 16 European countries, including showcases in Denmark, Scotland and Spain, in addition to festivals in the UK, Denmark, Latvia and Sweden. Last March they released their debut album Be Careful Not To Stare and are very proud of the outcome. If you are in the Netherlands this week, you can experience The Bongo Club perform in Groningen on Wednesday at Cafe de Kar, Thursday at Cafe de Zolder, Friday at Cafe de Toeter and Saturday at Orkz Bar.
STREAM: “All She Said”
The DMA’s are Johnny Took, Matt Mason and Tommy O’Dell, three friends who came together making nostalgic garage pop in a bedroom in Newton, UK. Having met while playing in other bands, DMA’s are three writers, three friends and three frontmen, all with a common sense of purpose and musicality. The trio wrote a few songs together and recorded them in Johnny’s bedroom studio, which led to immediate attention, before they released an official track or even played a single show. After signing with tastemaker label IOHYOU, the DMA’s released their debut single “Delete” to rave reviews from blogs and radio stations. Support from such stations as Channel V, Triple J and XFM along with NME picking them as a buzz band to watch. The trio is about to release their debut album Hills End next month on IOHYOU/Infectious/Mom+Pop.