Ever since Norwegian mystery man Gundelach debuted in late 2015 with his single ‘Spiders’, he has quietly been making waves. In the Nordics it was a radio hit and landed him festival slots on some of this coming summer’s biggest stages like Øya, Roskilde and more. Internationally, it was #1 on Hype Machine, picked by Pharrell for his Beats1 show and garnered millions of streams.
After a recent performance at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, playing to 1700 people, and his London debut as a headliner for Ja Ja Ja, his new single ‘Fjernsynet’ (Norwegian for “television set”) is poised to lift him to new heights with its cooly delivered falsetto over a driving rhythm, accentuated by beautiful analog-electronic production. It is a broody, melancholic and catchy anthem for driving late at night and is at the centre piece of his forthcoming debut EP “Spiders”, which is scheduled for release this Friday, 13th May via Cosmos (Say Lou Lou, Naomi Pilgrim).
And now the single comes with new remixes, raising the bar even higher, with UK production duo Formation injecting their fresh upbeat sound into the original and Barcelona based Fur Coat taking it into deep, melodic house territory.
The EP is co-produced by Joel Ford (of Ford & Lopatin and Young Ejecta, who has also produced the likes of Autre Ne Veut, Oneohtrix Point Never and featured on Cyril Hahn and Com Truise tracks). It is mixed by Al Carson (who has worked with Ariel Pink, Tim Hecker, etc).
‘Spiders’ EP will be released this Friday 13th May. You can pre-order here.
Gundelach forthcoming live dates as follows:
21/05 – The Hope and Ruin @ The Great Escape, Brighton
25-27/06 – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde
09-13/08 – Øya Festival, Oslo
Norwegian newcomer Gundelach’s debut single comes in the form of the the soulful Spiders. Fans of Movement take note, Gundelach makes music in a similar vein. With his debut EP being released early next year we are now treated to an exclusive bit of remix action from the project.
Fellow Nordic resident Finnebassen takes the track and injects an extra layer of drums and soft synth pads to craft together beautiful piece of late night melancholy. Check it out:
Stay tuned for more news on the EP out early 2016.