Managing Director / Agent
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Managing Director / Agent
Returning from a self-imposed musical exile following a triumphant run of early releases, haunted Swedish songwriter Alice Boman brings forth new single ‘Dreams’. A bleary-eyed, emotion-packed reflection on the dissolution of hope, it’s a track that’s strengthened by the silence it emerges from. “You need to take a break from it,” says Alice, looking back on her whirlwind early rise. “It really does help. It’s all about listening to your gut.”
Alice Boman’s voice hits with the emotional force and haunting fragility of Nina Simone.
What started as an impromptu jam session in Wiesbaden in 2008 has emerged as an entire musical universe within a few years. Brandt Brauer Frick embodies perhaps the most exciting fusion of classical instruments and club music to date. The blurring of boundaries has become their trademark – even if these are self-imposed ones – allowing them to reach a broad range of scenes and audiences worldwide.
Briana Marela is a vocalist, composer, and sound conjurer from the Pacific Northwest.
Having formative roots in Seattle and Olympia, WA, her aesthetic sensibility derives from many other kindred spirits of the local music scene, but with her own unique vision of the world around her. She weaves together melodies with meaning and lyrics filled with longing, using max/MSP to achieve vocal looping/processing/sampling. She independently released two albums before signing with Jagjaguwar Records, who issued 'All Around Us' in 2015.
Described as Icelands best kept secret they create captivating electro pop that infilrates to the tips of your fingers to your toes. What started out as a studio project in 2005 has blossomed into a screaming monster of a live show that's been dancing through the continent. FM Belfast will leave you sweaty with a smile on your face, as long as you accept to tag a long. Everyone is invited to participate in the party workout.
I Break Horses is the musical project led by Maria Lindén. From her Stockholm base, in 2011 the Swedish artist delivered an extraordinary debut album in the shape of 'Hearts.'
In 2014, the eagerly awaited follow-up album, entitled Chiaroscuro, was released.
Junip brings you dynamic, melodic and shadowy rock. Like walking through a foggy city finding the sun light little by little.
Swedish band Junip was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden, in the late '90s by Elias Araya (drums), José Gonzalés (guitar, vocals) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, moog). Junip's sound can be familiar to those who have listened to José Gonzalez’s critically acclaimed records, but added to the mix on top of his nylon stringed guitar and distinctive voice are organs, analog–cut synths and drums.
Les Sins is the dance project of Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick.
Inspired by cartoon and movie soundtracks, the largely instrumental project explores classic dance and pop music traditions. Catchy, repetitive vocal hooks gel with beats and synth work influenced by house, techno, French electronic, and ’90s hip-hop production.
Emil Svanängen born 1979 is a Swedish musician and composer working under the pseudonym Loney Dear.
Originating from the dark winters and light summer nights of Scandinavia, his music captures heavy emotions and intense energies of something painfully beautiful. In his thought through albums he explores the concept of music itself – through making, releasing and performing.
Emil’s music consists of perfectly composed layers, recorded (one by one) by himself and often performed like that, just by him, his expressive voice and a bunch of instruments. Casually he engineers an entire concert alone, playing sounds with his feet while juggling a bass drum and still being very much present in that moment. Perfection mixed with vibrating flaws makes his music easy to take in and hard to let go.
Man Duo is the second coming of Jaakko Eino Kalevi and Long-Sam: cherished producers and good friends from Helsinki whose 2012 debut Amateurs de Vérité refracted outsider electronics through the prism of psychedelic folk. Now the pair are back with a new name and a new album, Orbit, that takes the exotic pop we’ve come to associate with both artists far beyond the dancefloor and out into the cosmos.
Maneuvering between grandiose retro motifs and a surprising sincerity, Michelle Gurevich’s songs are tragicomic, melody-driven, sentimental and suspended in shadowy glamour.
Having released 3 albums under the moniker of Chinawoman, she now continues as Michelle Gurevich with her 4th and latest release – New Decadence. Produced in the same manner as her previous releases, she combines dark realism with humour in smoky and intimate ballads delivered with cutting and fatalistic lyrics.
Mike Krol got his bike stolen and his heart broken. He bailed on graphic-design-as-career. He kept playing drums and guitars, and he kept writing songs about the stuff he hated and the stuff he loved. Leaving Milwaukee for Los Angeles, he took a few years’ worth of wrong turns. But when he showed up at a studio in Sacramento in March 2014, he had his affairs in order. Plug the vocal mic into a guitar amp. Plug the guitar into an overheating box of vacuum tubes. Put the computer in the closet. Roll the tape.
His third album and Merge Records debut 'Turkey' was released late 2015.
In the way bands such as Deerhoof and Field Music are revered for their unusual sonic approach, The Drink celebrate beauty in oddness through their use of bold syncopated rhythms, strange time signatures and complex structures.
“We don't set out to write odd songs at all. We just write them as we think they sound interesting..."
Their sophomore album titled 'Capital' was released late 2015.
Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) has been toying with various musical projects since early adolescence.
Having spent his formative years playing in punk and indie rock acts, the protean Toro Y Moi project has been his vessel for further musical exploration since 2001. Chaz Bundick's methods are constantly changing and evolving. His latest album 'What For?' was released on Carpark Records in 2015.
Sebastian Murphy, a San Francisco juvenile delinquent with Swedish roots, cuts a deal avoiding three strikes and you're out and gets deported from the US. With no possibility of returning home he suddenly find himself living in the freezing cold streets of Stockholm. Making small change doing street live caricatures of tourists.
Meanwhile, in the southern part of town two friends with a penchant for staying up late and speaking both rapidly and loud, Benjamin and Henrik are hammering out their next vision; Can a punk band rely solely on repetetive drum patterns and driving bass lines without falling down the rabbit hole that is pretentious post-punk drool? Well, yeah.
When Saints Go Machine are a hard band to pin down, four young men doing things with electro pop that no one has done before. The Danish four-piece formed in 2007 and have a complicated mix of influences. There’s dance music in there, for sure, but also post punk, some experimental electronica in the Aphex Twin mould, and, crucially, a healthy dose of pop. You could describe the end result as a heady mix of Caribou, The Knife/Fever Ray and Arthur Russell. But, really, it doesn’t sound like anything else out there.
Wovenhand is a band led by dedicated life-musician and lyricist David Eugene Edwards. Over the last two decades, his prolific work in both Wovenhand and the legendary 16 Horsepower has influenced and inspired a generation of musicians throughout the expansive alternative music world.
Wovenhand cannot be described in traditional terms. Their sound is an organic weavework of neo-folk, post rock, punk, old-time, and alternative sounds, all coming together as a vehicle for David's soulful expression and constant spiritual self exploration. Sometimes sad and sorrowful and at other times uplifting, Wovenhand are always unforgettable in spirit and sound.
What are the dreams of a youth that never makes time to rest? For Yung frontman Mikkel Holm Silkjær, a Danish DIY figurehead who has left a catalogue of cassettes and self-produced songs in his wake, the goal seemed to be recording, and living, as fast as possible. Since he began to record music as a teenager (his father put him behind a drum set when he was 4), slow hasn’t been his preferred speed. Writing and performing songs filled with gritty guitar and driving rhythms that snap like a live wire, he’s been busy channelling the electric drive of youth, creating brief, flashing sonic portraits of his life in Aarhus, the country’s gritty, industrial second city.
Pitch & Smith is an international booking agency representing artists from across the globe throughout Europe and the UK, founded in 2007.
Combining years of experience from all backgrounds of live music, we possess an expert understanding of live touring and its many unique dynamics. By striving to keep communication fluid across all levels we aim to ensure that the artist, promoter and audience are always supported and satisfied.
As avid music fans ourselves, we passionately believe in each artist on our roster and are dedicated to keeping live music alive.
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