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Live Gig Video: Oh Land performs ‘No Particular Order’ at Paris La Flèche d’Or

 
By on Monday, 14th September 2015 at 4:00 pm
 

Danish singer/songwriter Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known by her stage name Oh Land, has come a long way since I saw her open for OMD back in 2011. Have a watch below of this live video filmed at the La Flèche d’Or in Paris back in June, which captures the live energy and fun of a Oh Land gig. The video also serves as the promo for ‘No Particular Order’, a track off Fabricius’ fourth album ‘Earth Sick’, which was released in November 2014 on her own independent label Tusk or Tooth.

For more Oh Land on TGTF, go here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zITOUIpxIeA[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #1655: Oh Land

 
By on Thursday, 23rd October 2014 at 6:00 pm
 

Are you ready to dance and “got not room for hating”? Danish singer/songwriter Oh Land has a new video out for ‘Head Up High’, which has an incredibly dancey vibe. Not to mention a positive, uplifting message too. Err, generally. While it’s got a single girl (looking kind of like Channy Leanagh of Polica?) doing a dance in a room by herself in the same vein as Sia’s over-played single ‘Chandelier’, the end of the video see our protagonist destroying stuff. (I’m guessing this is meant to indicate the destruction of old, to be replaced by the new? I hope so…) Watch the promo below.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ohG4fJFwHU[/youtube]

 

Oh Land / December 2013 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 25th September 2013 at 9:00 am
 

Danish singer/songwriter Nanna Øland Fabricius – aka Oh Land – has announced a short string of dates for December 2013. Tickets are on sale now.

Monday 2nd December 2013 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 – Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Wednesday 4th December 2013 – Birmingham Institute @ the Temple
Thursday 5th December 2013 – London Scala
Friday 6th December 2013 – Brighton Haunt

 

MP3 of the Day #346: Oh Land

 
By on Wednesday, 1st June 2011 at 10:00 am
 

I caught Oh Land (Danish singer/songwriter Nanna Øland Fabricius) back in March as the opening act for OMD and was quite impressed. South London’s Jacob Plant has taken a stab at remixing Fabricius’s ‘Son of a Gun, dipping it in dubstep. Listen to and download it below.

 

Live Review: OMD with Oh Land at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC – 10th March 2011

 
By on Wednesday, 16th March 2011 at 2:00 pm
 

OMD, like many other English synthesiser bands I was a fan back in the ’80s, seem to all be coming back out of the woodwork to go on these reunion tours. Compared to other shows I go to, I knew the crowd for this one would older – and I say this as a compliment, because that meant I wasn’t going to be jostled and everyone there was, for the most part, considerate of each other. (Which is not always the case at the 9:30: so many bands have said how great the club is to perform at, but they have never considered that it can be treacherous for some of their, um, shorter, smaller fans like myself.)

Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known by her stage name Oh Land, is a Danish singer/songwriter who opened for OMD on this tour. Seeing that she’s Scandinavian, I think the comparisons to Lykke Li are inevitable, especially since judging from her short set during which she often beat on an electronic drum pad with gusto, she likes her beats, just like the Swedish songstress. But if I were to do a straight comparison between the two singers, I’d say Fabricius has the most naturally beautiful voice between the two of them, showing her vocal clearness on the slower, dreamier numbers. And sorry for another Scandi comparison, but her number ‘We Turn It Up’ would make the Robyn dance fans happy, as Fabricius was jumping up and down during this song, clapping her hands. One punter in front of us shouted “I love you, marry me!” and then promptly left after her set, so I guess that’s direct evidence of her growing, captive fanbase in America.

For months, I had been preparing to see OMD for the first time ever. I already had it in my head that I was going to swoon during their one massive American hit, ‘If You Leave’, and I did. Everyone else in the club did too, for that matter. But, given my recent inclination towards synth-based bands in the last 3 years, I was eager to see what equipment Paul Humphreys would bring along. A huge Roland Fantom X8. Serious stuff. I could go on and on about each song and how even the ones I wasn’t familiar with wowed me (‘Dreaming’, ‘Sail on the Seven Seas’, ‘Souvenir’) as well as the new ones that I’ve come to know and love (‘History of Modern’, ‘Sister Mary Says’), alongside the classics. All the while, lead singer/bassist Andy McCluskey was showing off his moves, which was sometimes awe-inspiring for the amount of energy he has but sometimes hilarious for the inanity. Hey, if I can move like that to the music when I’m in my 50s, I’d say I was doing pretty good!

When I say classics, I mean ones like ‘Tesla Girls’, causing the crowd to erupt in cheers at the first hints of the sampled “no no nos!”; ‘Enola Gay’, sounding as great as it did yesterday; and the set closer, ‘Electricity’, which makes your head spin, knowing that it was written in the ’70s. I imagine I felt the same way Jason felt seeing the Human League at Royal Festival Hall last December. When you’re faced with songs that stand the test of time like this, you just stand there, astonished by a band’s talent. The outcome of the night? OMD was equally astonished by the Washington reception. If McCluskey makes good on his promise, this band will be back playing for us again in the Nation’s Capital very soon.

Set list and more photos after the cut.

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