Last time we heard about the magnificent Danish band Northern Portrait it was in 2013 with an EP, Pretty Decent Swimmers, and a compilation album, simply called Ta!. Nine years on and rumors are that the band is finally coming back with a new album, The Swiss Army, later in the year, again on Matinée Records.
In the meanwhile here comes The Saint Larsen!
The Saint Larsen is the new musical endeavor of Northern Portrait baritone and rhythm guitarist Stefan Larsen. With a stage name inspired by his written signature, The Saint Larsen clearly bears the songwriting and musical signature of Mr. Larsen — not unlike Northern Portrait but still nothing like it. This is heritage pop music with a modern twist.
The track called Middleman is his first available song, but it is just one of several fantastic songs recorded so far and the debut album from The Saint Larsen will be released later in the year. The album might be called Show Geezer.
Stefan’s Mixtape: “t’s been a true pleasure putting together this particular mixtape. I could add another million songs and it could have been completely different but the one I ended up with reflects some of my current favourites and sources of inspiration; some old and some brand new. I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did putting it together.“
Beck – Lazy Flies
The La’s – Timeless Melody
The Kinks – Mr. Churchill Says
The Velvet Underground – Who Loves the Sun
Khruangbin – Father Bird, Mother Bird
Damon Albarn – Royal Morning Blue
Graham Coxon – Bittersweet Bundle of Misery
Ian Brown – First World Problems
Echo & the Bunnymen – The Cutter
Elvis Costello – The Difference
Jackson Browne – These Days
Orange Juice – I Can’t Help Myself
John Lennon – What You Got