Countdown to Christmas – 22nd December

Since I’m way off on the countdown this time, I’m going to introduce one new clip each day until the 24th of December. I’m eagerly awaiting Christmas (or Yule as we say) and this day is dedicated to The Foreign Resort. A band that I got to know more about when I wrote a longer piece on them for Festivalrykten.se. I had just found out about them when scrolling around on bandcamp, trying to find a feature for BOTD (Band of the day) on that particular site. So I wrote a piece about it and I think they snapped it up somehow. I don’t remember how they did though, but that is a story which could be answered by themselves. The feature I did was for their whole discography and for my favorite record of theirs, which is their self-titled release The Foreign Resort (2011).

One of the songs that I liked a lot was Colleen, which is the first track on that album. It has such power and is an inspiring work for every band that wants to start within the new-wave/post-punk genre and not be a copy of Joy Division. Which everyone seems to say about every damn band that emerges, that could have any resemblance with that band or be influenced by them. However, I feel like The Foreign Resort are in a league of their own when it comes to their music. I also got an invite to one of their shows in Christiania, which was a great show with a lot of great people around. I had never been there to begin with, so it was my first time there.

Must say that it was an awesome experience and that it was one of the best shows I’ve attended in a long time. They were there with another Danish band and an American one, which was also a great band. They had a lot of things in common and the night was sealed there and then. Later on I also got the opportunity to review their latest album Scattered & Buried (2012) which was a great progression from their first full-length, even though it might’ve not been as good. But I think it was a great album anyway, and it shows the maturity of this band and that they deserve to be on this “list” before Yule arrives. You can also read my feature on them over at Festivalrykten.se, if you want to.

This is the 22nd of December and I’m the Invisible Guy.

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