Artist: Front and the Factory Lies Beneath

Country: Denmark
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Reviews: Under a black sun (mp3)
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Promising Danish act Front and the Factory Lies Beneath (see here) have shortened their name to the much more manageable Front and the Factory and likewise streamlined their sound. Listen to four brand new tracks at myspace:

MyFriends: Markis Sage, Nighttime, Nitad, Red Moon, White Plimsoles

The playlist for this week's radio show:

01. TALK 1
02. Repoman - Chemically obsessed
03. Moder Jords Massiva - Vapen
04. Kornstad Trio - Intornette
05. TALK 2
06. Ghost Brigade - Autoemotive
07. Rather Sound Than Safe - The beat
08. September - My neighbourhood
09. TALK 3
10. Ebba Grön - 800°
11. Torpedo - My evil twin
12. Jonna Lee - Dried out eyes
13. TALK 4
14. Marvins Revolt - Bugs in time
15. Pimentola - Death is a secret
16. Nils Berg - Sailors fighting in the dance hall
17. TALK 5
18. Lampshade - By and by I come
19. Midnight Choir - Will you carry me across the water
20. Moonbabies - Walking on my feet
21. TALK 6
22. Candlemass - Elephant star
23. Front and the Factory Lies Beneath - Under a black sun
24. Cortex - Warrior night (live)
25. TALK 7
26. The Grizzly Twister - This city is a halo
27. New Decade - I guess you ran from something
28. The Grand Opening - Don't drop off
29. TALK 8
30. The Bear Quartet - I'm still her
31. Paper - My life is going under
32. Darkthrone - Wisdom of the dead
33. Detektivbyrån - Nattöppet
34. TALK 9
35. Mob - Ghost track
36. Fare You Well - Deceiving eyes
37. TALK 10

Danish indie act Front and the Factory Lies Beneath (remember?) have a new track on myspace:
I think I like these guys more every time I listen to 'em.

The playlist for my radio show this week:

01. Paper - My life is going under
02. TALK 1
03. Mr. Suitcase - You don't smile anymore
04. Camouflage - Violetta du
05. Majessic Dreams - Black out
06. TALK 2
07. Amorphis - Towards and against
08. Beyond Dawn - Among the sedatives
09. Don't Be A Stranger - Perfect problem
10. TALK 3
11. Totalitär - Nej vi ska inte ha nåt
12. Miss Li - I'm glad I'm not a proud American
13. Tiger Lou - A lucky escape
14. Oskar Schönning - Fraid
15. TALK 4
16. Karsten Pflum - Draworder
17. Anna Ternheim - Lovers dream
18. Front and the Factory Lies Beneath - Drown in misery
19. TALK 5
20. Midaircondo - Could you please stop
21. Pg.lost - Yes I am
22. The Perishers - Carefree
23. TALK 6
24. Pistol Disco - Upside down
25. Nasum - The system has failed again
26. Sweatmaster - Mystery
27. The Second Band - The modern age
28. Träd, Gräs och Stenar - In kommer gösta
29. TALK 7
30. Ultralyd - Low waist
31. Ambulance - Forever friends
32. The Social Services - Up in arms
33. TALK 8
34. Barra Head - Overseas
35. Sivert Høyem - Exiles
36. Viola - Imaginary times
37. TALK 9
38. Kornstad - Turkey, Texas

MP3: Front and the Factory Lies Beneath - Under a black sun

Instead of the usual Friday post today, I'm continuing on with the week's theme of up-and-coming bands. In the late 90s I spent a lot of time seeking out bands that followed in the wake of Radiohead. That's how Kent was first introduced to me (via the US English-language release of "Isola"). Radiohead moved on, but plenty of others did not and there are still tons of acts mining "The bends" and/or "OK computer" for inspiration. Denmark has a good track record for producing quality acts in this vein, Kashmir being a prominent example, and now you can add Front and the Factory Lies Beneath to the list. No one can quite match Thom Yorke's inventive vocal phrasing, but FatFLB frontman Andreas Bjørn Madsen can sure hit those aching highs. Sure, it's a touch derivative, but like I said: Radiohead won't make another album like "The bends" so it's wide open for someone else to fill their old niche. I love that sound and am always happy to hear someone new who can pull it off so well.
Listen to more here:

Front and the Factory Lies Beneath - Under a black sun

Craving some "Bends"-era Radiohead nostalgia? Check out new Danish act Front and the Factory Lies Beneath: