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The Foreign Resort / Bio

Sonically expressive, dark and moody, catchy and up-beat are words to describe this Danish trio 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 270 shows – most of them in the US as well as showcases at Spot Festival, SXSW, Iceland Airwaves, CMJ Music Marathon and Wave Gotik Treffen. 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!” and about their release Scattered & Buried, UK’s Louder Than War stated: “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 “New Frontiers” was produced by John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins, PJ Harvey). Singles from the album were featured in Under The Radar Magazine, Earbuddy, Seismic Sound, Magnet Magazine, to mention a couple, as well as being placed among the top albums and singles of 2014 in several blogs and radio stations across the US and Europe.

General Info

Band Members
Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen - Vocals, Morten Hansen - Drums, Steffan Petersen - Bass
Artist Name
The Foreign Resort
Profile Page
Active Since
Alternative / New Wave / Post Punk

Contact Info

Copenhagen, DK

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