Danish Music Award nominee Ida Wenøe (pronounced EE-da ven-O) is excited to announce the UK release of her impressive debut solo album Time Of Ghosts on April 7th 2017 (Shellshock Distribution). Ida will be returning to the UK in April for a full UK tour, performing at Camden’s Green Note in London on April 18th.
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.
When touring the UK last year Ida found support from BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravescroft and Gideon Coe, whilst Clash Magazine described 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 still fronting the much-feted Boho Dancer, 2014 brought a successful collaboration with Dangers of The Sea, a series of sold out supports in Denmark with Teitur, and a spate of tremendously well received shows both in London and at The Great Escape in Brighton.
Now, with a deep breath in her crystal lungs those two brilliant, oxidised copper green eyes are flickering across the mixing desk once more as she records her debut solo record Time Of Ghosts, reunited with producer Jonas Tranberg who recorded Boho’s first EP.
The music from her debut album has just been picked for Danish TV documentary De Smukke Piger and is the latest nomination for the Danish Music Awards in the ‘Songwriter Of The Year’ category.
If you would like to order a copy of the one of the albums (in CD or Vinyl), download them or just listen to snippets of selected tracks (track previews are usually on the download page) then click on the Ida Wenøe link to be taken to our associated partner Amazon’s website. Buying through Amazon on folking.com helps us to recover a small part of our running costs, so please order anything you need as every little purchase helps us.
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Artist’s website: http://idawenoe.com/
A Boho Dancer track, ‘I Am On Your Side’:
Thursday 6th April – The Soundlounge, Tooting
Friday 7th April – The Bank Eye, Suffolk
Saturday 8th April – The Old Cinema Launderette – Durham
Sunday 9th April – The Eagle, Salford
Monday 10th April – Oporto, Leeds
Wednesday 12th April – The Canteen, Bristol
Thursday 13th April – B-Bar, Plymouth
Friday 14th April – Acorn Theatre, Penzance
Sunday 16th April – Small World Theatre, Cardigan
Monday 17th April – Ten Feet Tall, Cardiff
Tuesday 18th April – Green Note, London
Wednesday 19th April – What’s Cookin’, Leytonstone