New Band of the Day #189: Pardans


New album Spit and Image out October 5th.

Who: Daniel Honore, Gustav Berntsen, Oskar Dinesen, Patrick Rathbun, Rasmus Hastrup, Rasmus Skovmose.

What: Jazz punk (Iceage, Captain Beefheart, Ornette Coleman).

Where: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Why: It seems the Danes are determined to continue their impressive run of punk bands. Of course this was all set in motion by the ascendancy of Iceage over the last ten years. Since the release of their self titled debut EP in 2009 a slew of caustic, creative, and confrontational punk bands have streamed endlessly out of the Scandanavian country.

The latest we’ve come across are Pardans. Combining the experimental jazz workings of the likes of Ornette Coleman with the directness and aggression of Iceage, the outfit are a visceral and intense proposition.

“Spit and Image revolves around dirty deeds and wishful thinking of adolescence” explains the band. “I think it contains some quite dramatic characters, some in and out of love, some of privilege, lacking integrity, some on the edge of moral decline appearing as depraved monsters overwhelmed by debauchery; some insecure about their skin, some learning about intimacy and trust, to love and respect by the guiding hand of a patient partner. Some are frustrated with the current state of our world making sail for a better place, leaving their peers behind. They hold their breath collectively, while some dance with rapture.”

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