Artist: Ave

Country: Denmark
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Reviews: Follow your saint
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Ave - Cure for sorrow (video)

Danish act Ave have unveiled the video for "Cure for sorrow", the first single off their debut full-length (actually, double-album) "12 poems & sing me the silence, I once used to know":
Said record will be out October 25 via . Personally, I thought the group's debut EP "Follow your saint" showed promise, but the follow-up "Five poems" pretty much sucked. Can't say I'm all that enthusiastic about this.

Sirius playlist week #4

Here's the playlist for this week's radio show Sirius XMU:

01. Komeda - Elvira Madigan
02. TALK 1
03. Joensuu 1685 - I'm on fire
04. Haust - Skate rock
05. Sambassadeur - Sandy dunes
06. Erik de Vahl - Got it all
07. TALK 2
08. The Confusions - Boys will be boys
09. The Knife - Heartbeats
10. Francis - I was never bored at all
11. Monzano - Cold waters
12. TALK 3
13. Ave - The load of human kind
14. Trapdoor Fucking Exit - Cardiac arrest
15. Håkan Hellström - Tro och tvivel
16. Karin Ström - Hackney Downs
17. TALK 4
18. Mr. Death - Misery's womb

Reminder: my show airs every week on Sundays and Mondays at 11pm ET on Sirius XMU. That's channel 26 on Sirius, 43 on XM and 831 for DirecTV subscribers.

Follow your saint


Although I'm getting kinda sick of groups influenced by Radiohead or other leading Britpoppers, the Danish indierock band Ave add just enough sparkle and energy to that oh-so-familiar sound to hold your interest. Vocalist Dennis Winterskov has Thom Yorke's style down pat, but for the most part, he avoids outright impersonation. Of course there's the high-register, emotive singing, dramatic shifts from quiet to loud playing and multi-layered production you expect from this genre. But some nicely rendered synth passages and an occasional trumpet flourish (also played by Winterskov) liven up the six tunes on this EP. The mastering results in a clean, crisp sound throughout, and you get the sense Ave have lofty ambitions. It's all fairly pleasant, just a little too familiar at times...something I hope Ave will work to change.
- Kevin Renick