The authors of the whistling hit “Young Folks” off of the exceptional Writer’s Block album in Slovenia for the first time! The Swedish trio, who “have been releasing glorious indie-pop music that has a playful bounce and slightly sombre lyrics” (Clash Magazine) for nearly 20 years will present their eighth album Darker Days, their strongest since the above-mentioned predecessor according to Pitchfork. We’ll warm up with locals NOAIR, who gave us one of the best gigs of this year’s MENT Ljubljana festival according to many.
In 2006, Peter Morén, Björn Yttling and John Eriksson exploded on the international scene overnight with their third album Writer’s Block – not just due to the incredibly catchy hit song “Young Folks”, but due to an excellent album that captured the bold, adventurous spirit of indie rock at the time. The daring and curiosity stuck with Peter Bjorn and John as their career went on, leading them not just to stages all over the world, but to rather unexpected places as well – for example, a collaboration with hip-hop superstar Drake.
In October 2018, the guys published their eighth album, Darker Days, with songs that “explode from the speakers in iridescent brilliance” (Clash Magazine) despite the gloomy title. According to the band, the album looks back at a simpler time, with each member providing his own view on the titular theme – Peter tackling what’s happening in the world right now, Bjorn delving into relationship issues and John, the most existential, exploring the shadows of our own psyche. Pitchfork has declared the album the band’s strongest release since Writer’s Block, “with a renewed focus on eclecticism and a handful of melodies just sweet enough without necessitating an emergency dentist appointment.” We add that it’s almost incredible how a a band that has been making music for nearly 20 years still manages to make such darn catchy songs. Have a listen, we’ll see you in March.
The sound of coastal quartet NOAIR sails between idyllic melodies and self-destructive chaos, characterising itself as alternative pop. The sound that resonates Jeff Buckley, Muse and Radiohead blends elements of many genres, and the band’s performance at this year’s MENT Ljubljana festival won over both local and foreign critics. The French magazine Hajde even selected it as one of the top five gigs of the festival. Previously, the band received acclaim for its second album Superhuman and the video “Colours”, and is also part of this year’s crop of talents of the INES international network.
Tickets on sale online and at mojekarte.si outlets.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.