Chance your arm with Schantz and Eger this September.
Nordic princes of darkness Rkdia - where fully altered 1980s electro pop meets subliminal echoes of 'Rockit'-period Herbie Hancock and heart-on-sleeve big throated crooning among the smörgåsbord of sounds - are the stand-out band this autumn at Sounds of Denmark - a run of autumn gigs that begins in Southampton and continues in London spread over three days in mid-September.
The Nordic duo, keys/vocals ace Morten Schantz and drum wiz Anton Eger, above, the latter best known for his long tenure in Phronesis, have just released their storming live album RKDIA Live into DR Koncerthuset.
The Arcadian ones play Southampton in a double bill with Svaneborg Kardyb on the 14th and move on to Soho weighing in as a part of a double bill with the Bévort 3 at basement shrine the Pizza Express Jazz Club on the 16th.
Back in May we bigged up the deeply satisfying 'Orbit' in our One Love track of the day spot new at the time from the Svaneborg Kardyb duo who are drummer Jonas Kardyb and keyboardist Nikolaj Svaneborg and who display a folk and Scandinavian jazz-soaked approach. They are signed to the Mancunian spiritual-jazz and jazztronica-loving Gondwana Records. As a sizeable hors d'oeuvre to Sounds of Denmark Eger also rumbles in for the Proms on 3 September in the top playing company of Marius Neset, Ivo Neame, Conor Chaplin, Jim Hart and the London Sinfonietta.