Already confirmed for big live shows at Spot and Roskilde Festival, the Danish duo AyOwA are ready to take on the summer. Armed with modular synths, old reel-to-reels, and a haunting voice on top, they create dark and moving electronic pop songs. Sung in Danish, but with a certain universal and dreamy appeal, this band combines noise pop with vapor wave, and melodies with improvisation, in an evocative and playful mix.
The single “Fri” (released May 5th) leads up to their anticipated debut EP “Eremit” that will follow on May 19th. In a more hopeful tone than ever, AyOwA dreams of the simplicity of being ‘free’. With an uplifting catchy chorus and their signature vocal samples, they swim into the summer on a wave of electronic dream-pop.
After a winter of hibernating in their Copenhagen studio, the duo is releasing their 6 track debut EP “Eremit” (means Hermit) on legendary DJ Kenneth Bager’s own label “Music For Dreams”. The EP is a soulful search into the depth of electronic music, and the Scandinavian DNA. With many months of darkness and anticipation for a summer that sometimes never comes, the tone is set for melancholy. Under the headline “Danish Never Sounded So Sexy” Huffington Post praises AyOwAs sound, and the language’s unique timbre. And although it isn’t commonplace to hear the Danish language mentioned for its beauty, it bears a strange attraction of the incomprehensible and mysterious to listen to. And sexy or melancholic – AyOwA continues to capture the audience with their unique and moving sound.
AyOwA has received plays on BBC Radio1 (Huw Stevens), Radio X, Amazing Radio and Apple Music Beats 1, as well as massive airplay on Danish national radio P6 and P3. AyOwA has been featured on Noisey, Vice, The Independent (UK) and Huffington Post (US), and marks the rare occasion of a band singing in Danish presented outside the country.