Ida Wenøe
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DK Copenhagen N – Folk / Alternative / Folk / Acoustic Pop / Ballade
Ida Wenøe
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Time of Ghosts Album 2015
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Death Wish (of Nicholas Urfe) Single 2014
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Amongst a digital mountain range littered with accomplished folk-ish bands and singer- songwriters, it is a rare miracle to come across a cave so rich in jewels as the one beneath Ida Wenøe’s ribcage.

Clash Magazine‘s description of her sound as being “bewitching acid folk with a deeply personal edge...” and Paul Lester’s comments in The Guardian that she “sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies...” line the tape heads up nicely.

While she has an obvious appreciation of Americana, her sound is very definitely laced with more English undertones: the kind of sound Edward Woodward might have heard downstairs in the local inn had the Wicker Man been filmed in a remote Danish village, while Sarah Lund scoured for clues in her jumper. Like the best of the Nordic Noir leaving the Danish mainland, the recordings are at once both sonically pure and grimy; there’s a shared loneliness that makes you feel that you’re not at all; and all the while there is an honesty to the songwriting that tugs at your sleeve. While her grasp of English is second nature, there’s some of those intriguing turns of phrase that only a heart that dreams in another language can weave: