der Mist drop long awaited electro-rock debut album

Glasgow-based der Mist joined forces through a local charity that was founded to to help out young musicians, and are now set to take on the electro-rock scene. With their multi-instrumental talents, the duo have pieced together a debut album that has the sound and atmosphere of a band with many more, showcasing powerful choruses and impressive instrumentals.

Their first lead single of the album ‘It’s Alright’, which was released January 15th, touches upon topics that can be related to the pandemic, as it brings the positive theme of “everything will be okay in the end” – which is just the type of thing we need to get us through the current lockdown! Craig, 1/2 of der Mist, says his favourite part of the creative process was “trying to channel his inner 80’s child”; he goes on to say they were aiming for something new and fresh, yet with that nostalgic feeling, which is definitely something that was achieved with the 12 track album.

der Mist brings us the 80’s inspired electro-rock album that we’ve been missing over the last few decades, picking up on old school inspirations whilst making a sound that is so distinct to themselves and their own style.

Throughout the creation of their album, they released regular content detailing their experiences and the musical processes behind them piecing the album together, being completely transparent about their style of music and the type of people they are – which is something seen as rare within the industry. If you’re looking for good music with strong personality behind it, der Mist are the two-piece for you.

You can listen to their debut album here.

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Written by Emily Lindsell


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RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN PREMIERE ‘MONUMENT’ VIDEO

 

RobynRöyksopp & Robyn’s ‘Do It Again’ has become one of this Summer’s most talked about records and live shows, garnering worldwide critical praise, a sold-out tour and chart success. 

As Röyksopp & Robyn come to the end of their DIA tour they bid farewell in a fantastic fashion, with the release of their final video – the epic 10-minute long track ‘Monument’, which is the inspiring mini-album opener.

Director Max Vitali created a weightless and timeless space by shooting on a wire-based camera, drawing the viewer in on a journey of self discovery which is a central theme throughout the song.

“The video is about exploring the space around you and in you and finding your own space within it all. Half real, half fantasy. The way I see film is as a hybrid of technology and emotions, and hopefully there’s an artistic vision there as well. In a way that is what Röyksopp & Robyn also do, they merge something real with something computer-generated to create bigger landscapes than possible without the help of technology.” (Max Vitali) 

“The video for ‘Monument’ is a kind of inner journey which I think is also what the music is about. Like space in time and physicality and your own experience of your body.” (Robyn) 

“There is light and darkness colliding and it’s all being served on a lit-up platter to encapsulate this ceremony we are partaking in. It has been influenced by the iconic imagery in 70’s sci-fi comics that we grew up with.” (Svein Berge) 

Röyksopp and Robyn’s ‘Do It Again’ mini-album hit #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart in over 10 countries including the UK, US, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Canada and Japan and entered the Top 10 on the iTunes Album chart in over 10 countries including the US, Australia and France with a #1 chart position in Sweden. ‘Do It Again’ entered the Official UK Album Chart mid-week at #8. The ‘Do It Again’ mini-album serves as an introduction to the new Röyksopp album, details of which will be announced soon.

 ‘Do It Again’ Tracklisting:

1. Monument

2. Sayit

3. Do It Again

4. Every Little Thing

5. Inside The Idle Hour Club

‘Do It Again’ tour dates below: 

August 15      Pukkelpop (Belgium) – Tickets

August 20      Pier 97 (New York, NY, US) – Tickets

August 21      Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US) – Tickets

August 22      HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US) – Tickets

August 24      Pritzker Pavilion (Chicago, IL, US) – Tickets

August 25      Echo Beach (Toronto, ON, Canada) – Tickets

August 30      Zurich Open Air (Switzerland) – Tickets

 

Links:

http://royksopp.com

https://www.facebook.com/Royksopp

http://robyn.com

https://www.facebook.com/robyn