Sonically expressive, dark and moody, catchy and up-beat are words to describe this Danish group that mixes 80s new-wave with explosive post-punk.
Hailing from Copenhagen, The Foreign Resort has intricately balanced an
international sound with songs that instill contradictory feelings of
melancholy and bliss. The band takes the audience on a journey through
passages of textured layers with haunting
and dreamy vocals, to echoes and pulsations of overdriven guitars,
powerful drumming, driving bass, and intense thematic melodic lines. The
end result is an aural rollercoaster of emotional intensity.
Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in booking over 170 shows – most
of them in the US as well as showcases at Spot Festival, SXSW, Iceland Airwaves and CMJ Music Marathon. This enabled them to
develop a wider fan base, as well as becoming part of the burgeoning
noise pop scene – evident through rotation, interviews, and live
performances at radio stations throughout the US as well as in Europe.
Other international bands have also welcomed them on their tours such
as The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver.
Magazines like Consequence of Sound as well as Danish GAFFA and
Soundvenue have praised The Foreign Resort. The Big Takeover wrote “This
band is epic!” about their 2011 EP and UK’s Louder Than War stated
about their latest release Scattered & Buried: “It’s an amazing
album, which puts The Foreign Resort firmly on the radar, hailing them
as the most exciting band to come out of Denmark since The Raveonettes”.
The Foreign Resort’s latest album was produced by John Fryer (Nine Inch
Nails, Cocteau Twins, PJ Harvey). The first single “Dead End Roads” has
already gained airplay at several radio stations across the United
States as well as a feature in Under The Radar magazine. The album is
set for release early 2014.