Name: The Foreign Resort
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre: Post-Punk / New-Wave
Mikkel B. Jakobsen – Vocals/Guitar/Bass
Morten Hansen – Drums/Vocals
Steffan Petersen – Guitar/Bass
She is Lost (Single, 2017)
The American Dream (2015 USA, 2016 Germany)
New Frontiers (2014)
Scattered & Buried (2012 USA, 2013 Europe)
The Foreign Resort (2011)
Offshore (2009 Europe, 2010 USA)
The Foreign Resort are Denmark’s finest musical export of post-punk and dark new wave, led by singer and songwriter Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen. The band combines the shadowy mysticism of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen’s motorik bass and Morten Hansen’s powerful drumming, all while Mikkel’s taut and sincere vocal delivery demands your attention.
Having toured with The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver, The Foreign Resort has also shared bills with bands like DIIV, The Soft Moon, The KVB, Slowdive, Minor Victories and, most recently, Cold Cave. The trio has toured relentlessly, addicted to the allure of America’s lost highways. Since 2010, the band has been rigorous in playing more than 400 shows across North America and Europe with performances at several festivals incl. SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany, Canadian Music Week 2017 and POP Montreal 2017.
The band’s latest release ‘The American Dream’ was dubbed “post punk par excellence” by Deep Ground, with Slug Magazine saying this is “an EP that possesses a singular fault: It is not long enough”. The Foreign Resort’s 2014 album “New Frontiers” ranked among the year’s top albums at radio stations like WZBC Boston and KDHX St. Louis as well as numerous European and American blogs.
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