Mid-April Music: He’s given us more than something! – The Post

Mid-April Music: He’s given us more than something!

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April 8th, 2016 7:00 pm| by Nanna Østerby
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James Morrison
Thu 14 April, 20:00; Store Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 380kr; billetnet.dk

Especially amongst soul-lovers, James Morrison is a well-known name, and not least in Denmark where the British singer had his big breakthrough in 2006 with the big hit ‘You Give Me Something’.

With his distinctive rasping voice and intense expression, he sang his way straight into everyone’s hearts at the age of only 21.



Just one year after his debut album Undiscovered came out, James was nominated for the Brit Awards for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best Single.

His first album sold no less than 3 million copies worldwide, so it is safe to say that he went straight to the top.

When he came out with his follow- up album in 2008, it included the mega hit ‘Broken Strings’ on which he featured pop singer Nelly Furtado.

After touring the world for 18 months with his third album, which came out in 2011, he took a break from writing and performing to spend some time with his family, but now he is finally back.

This time he has just released his long awaited fourth album, Higher Than Here.

“I feel like I’ve been locked away for a long time, but now I’m out again and looking forward to playing my new songs,” said Morrison in a press release.

“I’ve just finished the album, experimented a bit and gone to some new places – and it’s my best ever.”

The Besnard Lakes
Tue 12 April, 21:00; BETA, Øresundsvej 6, Cph S; 125kr; billetlugen.dk

Formed in 2003 by the husband-and-wife duo of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, the Besnard Lakes are a Canadian indie-rock band who promise to offer an incredible live experience! (AP)

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Xiu Xiu
Wed 13 April, 20:00; Copenhagen Jazzhouse, Niels Hemmingsensgade 10, Cph K; 150kr, SOLD OUT

The experimental group are playing the music of Twin Peaks. At times verging on performance art, the group have been compared to Robert Smith of the band Cure. It is sold out, but they are also playing in Malmö on April 14. (AJ)

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Charles Bradley
Wed 13 April, 20:00; Amager Bio, Øresundsvej 6, Cph S; 315kr; billetnet.dk

The 67-year-old US soul singer Charles Bradley is known for giving one hell of a live performance. He’s touring with his new album, Changes, which has been called “the most anticipated album of 2016” by Rolling Stone. (NØ)

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