Album release: Gemini - Special Edition by Boho Dancer
Release date: May 2014
Label: Slow Shark Records
Listen on: official Boho Dancer site
‘Boho Dancer’s music is so sweet yet so sad… it’s tempered by a childlike fragility that makes the songs sound like whimsical folk for fairy tales with a sinister undertow.’ – The Guardian
‘Bewitching Acid Folk with a deeply personal edge, their intertwining harmonies, their intricate song structures are matched to an unusual directness.’ – Clash
‘Banjos chatter and Ida Wenøe’s juvenile coo trembles atop toe-tap rhythms before a moody acid-folk blow-out at the close. Gorgeous boy/girl harmonies evoke clear comparisons to Band Of Skulls’ acoustic ballads, but there’s something darker here: something more fanciful and affecting.’ – The Line Of Best Fit
Danish trio Boho Dancer are to announce the release of a special extended version of their acclaimed debut album ‘Gemini’, featuring the addition of three brand new bonus tracks. The offering is scheduled for UK release in May 2014
The addition of three bonus tracks for UK audiences, ‘Me & Your God’, ‘Pistols’ and ‘Good Vibrations’, constitutes a significant furthering of the themes present throughout ‘Gemini’ and considerably adds to the natural progression and organic culmination of the album.
Boho Dancer’s enchanting folk-pop, with its quirkily appealing vocals and intricate melodies, has gained them a considerable following in their native Denmark and is rapidly winning them fans across the rest of the world. The music is highly emotional yet accessible, and there are dark, almost gothic overtones, “a melancholic Nordic vibe”, as Ida puts it. Meanwhile, the singing is equally cute and cutting and the lyrics express a worldview that is childlike yet weary. Like fairytales for adults. Influenced by the classic songwriting of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake and by more contemporary exponents of folk-inflected pop such as Local Natives, Fleet Foxes and First Aid Kit, Boho Dancer also bring a certain indefinable Nordic quality to bear on their songwriting.
The album is a haunting delight, with songs about good friends and bad weather, love in general and the local landscape, that, even at their most delicate, have the power to haunt long after they’ve finished.