Thursday February 16, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm
@ Rockefeller annex
Thulebasen consist of Nis, Niels and Felia, a trio from Vesterbro (downtown Copenhagen), who grew out of the underground scene centered around the Escho label. Escho, which Nis co-founded, has put out records for bands including Düreforsøg and Eric Copeland, and recorded and released Iceage. Nis Bysted put out the first Thulebasen record, “Guitar Wand”, as a solo project on Escho in 2008, but soon started improvising sessions with Niels and Felia, who played in several other Danish underground bands. In 2010 they recorded the sophomore Thulebasen LP, “Gate 5”, which was released in February 2011 on Escho (vinyl) and on CD+DD by Tambourhinoceros, a new label founded by Oh No Ono’s Kristoffer Rom and Aske Zidore. The record received a string of rave reviews across the Danish press. 2011 has seen the band play dozens of shows in Scandinavia. In March the band was handpicked by Efterklang (DK, 4AD) as the support act for their final mega show at Copenhagen’s Amager Bio. This year alone, Thulebasen has played festivals such as Pop Revo, Spot, Roskilde (on the main stage) and Way Out West, and put together a special performance as Danish representatives at the Venice Biennale art festival in June. The band also played Iceland Airwaves Festival and Copenhagen Dox Film Festival with a special visual/live show, as well as support slots for tUnE-yArDs (US, 4AD) on two dates this September.