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Fast Five: Boho Dancer



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

We met back in 2009, when we all lived in Aarhus. Asker and Símun were studying at the music conservatory and I (Ida) hung out with other people from the school. Back then we were really struggling to find the right band name, but then we came along Joni Mitchell’s song called the Boho Dance. There was something special to the sound of that and we started putting our own thoughts to the image. A boho dancer can be anyone. It’s all about letting go, getting lost in the music and feeling transcendence. A crowd of real-life boho dancers is the best audience we can wish for.

How would you describe your music?

Honest and intimate, fragile yet powerful, yearning and melancholic, dark yet hopeful. It’s folk music with a “nordic vibe”.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

The past year we’ve been working on our debut album Gemini that was released in Denmark in April and we’ve been touring a lot in Denmark and abroad. We are now preparing the release of Gemini in UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. There’ve been a lot of great experiences the past year with a German tour in November, Nordklang Festival in Switzerland and our first trip to England in February being some of the highlights. There’ve been a lot of great reactions to the music, especially in the UK. That is why we’re focusing a lot on UK now, and we have prepared a tour from the 13th to the 21st of September. We are warming up to this tour by playing Cambridge Folk Festival.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

It would be fantastic to duet with Patti Smith and taste some of her wild presence and power both in person and through the music. We think that would make an interesting result, as there are definitely some shared ideals about music.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Love And Hate. I never get tired of this album. It’s timeless both musically and lyrically, and I always find inspiration in the songs. It touches me every time and send me to a special place where I can be my self entirely.