TVIVLER is Morten Ogstrup Nielsen (bass), Thomas Feltheim (guitar),
Morten Clausen (drums) and Thomas Burø (vocals). In 2014, the band was
formed on an ambition to write fast, dirty, intimate and violent music.
That ambition was expressed in 2015 - 2017 in the form of three EP’s
under the title Negativ Psykologi #1-3, and shows in Denmark, Germany,
France, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2017, Tvivler performed at
Roskilde Festival and went on to compose what was to become EGO.
EGO is Tvivler’s debut album. The album is the sequel to this trilogy of
7” EPs named Negativ Psykologi #1-3 respectively; this name reappears as
the name of Tvivler’s own record label Negativ Psykologi Records, which
will release the debut album DIY style on April 3rd 2020.
EGO is an album of courage and defiance. It is an album about relations
and relations to self, about knots and inner monstrosities. It is songs
in the neoliberal Copenhagen, songs from late modern life, songs about
the insides of capitalism, about keeping up without holding on. It is an
album of songs about reclaiming life from hopelessness. About wanting
and committing to what is important. The fifteen songs on the album
channel inspiration from both straight up punk rock, ambient drone and
noise rock: drums, bass, guitars, and voice. Each song has been cut to
the bone; it’s pure maximalism. The album is a tribute to punk rock at
its purest but also challenges the dogmatism that often comes with it.
The album was recorded by Sune Kaarsberg and Christian Ankerstjerne in
Black Tornado Studio, Mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City, Sleep,
Wren, Les Art) and mastered by Brad Boatright. Two of the songs feature
saxophonist Henrik Pultz Melbye from Danish experimental rock outfit
All band members have been active on the Danish scene for a long time.
Feltheim and Clausen were in the hardcore band Children of Fall and
mathrock outlet Obstacles, Burø sang for Lack, and Ogstrup is still
active with Town Portal. Throughout these bands the music has always
been adventurous, expressive and energetic. Tvivler is the logical
continuation of this spirit; it's a punk band with equal love for
Blondie and Brutal Truth.
TARR is a relatively young band from far eastern Germoney. Members and
ex-members of Idiot Savant, Mounter Re Doutier, Audiocaeneat!, KŸHL and
many more experiment with Screamo, Math Rock and Post Rock. The music
turns out to be suprisingly catchy whilst never sounding kitschy. Look
forward to beatifully open guitar chords, a mid-rangey melodic bass
guitar that nicely accompanies the guitar harmonies and powerful drums
that will surprise you with a double bass-attack when you least expect