Nordic New Music: Danish Band Fugleflugten

We got to speak to Rasmus from Danish band ‘Fugleflugten’ about the new single (which was released last week), the built up to their new album and we also find out who lost his keys!

Tell us who you are and whats your sound

We are Fugleflugten. A Copenhagen-based quartet that likes to mix different genres such as post-punk, shoegaze, electro, rock and pop. We dislike staying for too long in one corner, we like to constantly evolve and form new relationships with whatever genre inspires us. I think people expect us to be this very guitar-based group that uses a lot of atmospheric effects, but this won’t be the case on our next album. The next album will be dominated by sampled instruments, synths and more intimate, dry vocals. That’s just how it is. We get bored, we try new stuff, we get excited again. Maybe we will do a country album one day. I like not knowing.

What exciting projects have you got coming up?

We are releasing our second album this autumn. The 30th of October to be precise. That is pretty exciting – to us at least! We have been working on the album for one and a half years now so there is a lot of sweat, tears and frustrations mixed with joy and victories on this album. The most ambitious release we have ever done. No doubt. As mentioned above the sounds and inspirations will be a bit different from previous works, so we are super excited to see how people are going to receive it.

Where did you grow up and what music influenced you?

Me and bassist Frederik both grew up in the countryside in eastern part of Denmark called Jutland. Lots of crop fields and cows and not much to do, so yeah what influenced me? Escaping boredom fueled creativity. I grew up with the internet so the internet influenced me a lot I guess. Computer games influenced me a lot as well. And I guess, of course, nature influenced me too.

What cool places do you recommend to visit in your city (bars, restaurants, etc)?

Recently I have sought for places that are not overcrowded. Maybe because of COVID-19 or maybe because of the heatwave going on right now. There is a lot of decent nature surrounding copenhagen. Go north, go to Dyrehaven (The Deer Park), Hareskoven. Go south, go to Kalvebod Fælled and Kongelunden. It’s all very close to the city and easy to access. Then afterwards maybe go have a beer in Café Salonen in Sankt Peders Stræde. I like that place.

We love recommendations – what have you been listening to, watching, or reading recently?

This spring an old friend introduced me to Norwegian literature. I can really recommend reading works of Tomas Espedal. He has a super interesting way of building up sentences. So free, so inspiring. I have done a lot of animations for Fugleflugten and I also really enjoy watching animated shows etc. I recently watched The Midnight Gospel on Netflix. So cool, so weird, so intense and it has such a beautiful ending. It’s just one season. I like shows like that.

Finally, what was the last thing that made you swear out loud?

I lost my keys recently. I lost them in my apartment and I have been looking for them for a week now. That has been my main reason to swear out loud. After hours over searching still no sign of those fucking keys. EDIT: I found them. My roommate took them by accident. I fucking knew it!

Interview by Alex Minnis

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