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
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.
TFR combine 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 demand your attention.
TFR have toured the USA 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 SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, CMJ Music Marathon, one of the world’s largest Goth festivals Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany.
Other international bands have welcomed them on their tours such as Minor Victories, The Raveonettes, A Place to Bury Strangers and Swervedriver. The trio has also shared bills with bands like Cold Cave, DIIV, The Soft Moon, The KVB and Slowdive.
In 2014 The Foreign Resort’s album “New Frontiers” was ranked among top albums of the year at radio stations like WZBC, Boston and KDHX, St. Louis as well as at European and American blogs. Over the years magazines like Consequence of Sound and UK’s Louder Than War have praised The Foreign Resort. The Big Takeover wrote “This band is epic!” and in their review of “New Frontiers” Gothic Beauty Magazine stated that this band is “One of the most dynamic exports to come out of Denmark in the past few years…”.
Following up on the success of “New Frontiers” the Danish trio released the EP “The American Dream” in October 2015 – five songs with a simpler but more intense expression than ever heard before from the band. This fall marks the final tour in support of “The American Dream” before the band returns to the studio to record a new full length, set for release in 2017.
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