Treefight For Sunlight
is a band from Copenhagen, who have known each other since childhood. There’s a trippy, kaleidoscopic quality to their music, the group’s dazed, euphoric sound a spaced but most pleasant oddity. Probaby the best export from Denmark since Lego.
«Treefight for Sunlight» was released in February 2011 on Bella Union.
That song was on our classroom ghettoblaster non-stop for half a year or something.like that. Mathias and I stuck to our ideals by trashtalking that kind of music and interrupting their excessive plays with stuff like «Prawn’s Blues» which is sort of a groovy , brutal rock song from an early Kashmir record. We had a class meeting about dividing the breaks into periods where the other kids could listen to Spice Girls and whatever else random they played on the radio and then a period where we could put on the records we had picked out and brought to school.
«Across The Universe». But I listen to «I Am The Walrus» the most.
At Roskilde 2010. Mindblowing.
That really depends on the time of the year, area and weather. I like to listen to «Byen Vågner» by Savage Rose on repeat when I cycle around Copenhagen. It makes me feel like I’m insane, but sort of happy about it. That’s probably my anthem.
Depressed, but in the good way.
iTunes pretty much ruled that one out.
In the event of a dancing crowd: «Simon Says (Get The Fuck Up). In the event of a chilling crowd: Some chilly hip hop. «Går På Gymnasium» by Malk de Koijn for example.
The red and blue Beatles collections. They were in my dad’s LP collection, now passed on to me. I remember sitting around the living room, looking at the covers, comparing their faces from when they were younger to the more beardy photos of the blue collection. I asked my dad who was who and where they were on the picture in the middle, the one where they’re all standing among other people behind the fence in a park or something. Amazing photo.
All those great summers are sort of a blur now, but I listened to «Moon Safari» by Air for the first time when I spent an afternoon moving an almost field-size lawn. «La Femme D’Argent» and «Ce Matin La» blew me away. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that calm.
If I had to point one out from the first bunch of records I really bought for myself, where I was conscious about what music did to me, it has to be that Blur record with the orange cover, because I still listen to that album as much as I did back then. «You’re So Great» is still one of my faves. That drunken love it expresses really gets me.
It’s difficult because I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the songs as much if I had written them myself. But «Life On Mars», «Strawberry Fields Forever», «Across The Universe», «Perfect Day», «God Only Knows» or «Release Me On The Floor» – take your pick.