MusicPremieres / / 29.10.14

Communions


If you haven’t already heard; Communions are the latest awesome band to emerge from Copenhagen’s exploding punk scene. The band’s music is a surprisingly apt blend of sun drenched indie pop and post punk gloom. Their most recent single So Long Sun made it onto our September play list and now we’re premiering the AA side Love Stands Still.

The track is another blissfully upbeat track that’s swathed in a blanket of melancholy and despair. What else could we possibly expect from a Danish punk band in 2014 though eh? We asked the band a few questions to coincide with the premiere listen to Love Stands Still and check out what they had to say below.

When you started as a band what did you want to achieve with your music?
When we started our ambitions were pretty low in the sense that we were only making music for ourselves. I had never tried singing in a band before and some of us had just picked up our instruments and could barely play. When a few of our friends heard what we were doing and were interested, it already felt like we had achieved something.

What has influenced the sound on Love Stands Still?
We wanted to make something straightforward that you could dance to. I think we wanted to evoke a sort of feeling of innocence and simplicity.

Can you explain the lyrics?
The song is very much about what it’s like living in Copenhagen at the moment. In a sense it’s about being too comfortable where you are and how that can cause you to easily lose touch with the rest of the world.

Why do you think Copenhagen is producing so much great music at the moment?
I don’t think we have an answer for that. There seems to be a lot of like-minded people working together right now. But it’s hard to say.

What do you plan on doing next as a band?
Everything is still very new for us. The next thing we want to do is focus on recording new songs.

Any huge ambitions as a band?
Our biggest ambition right now is to make a good record that we’re satisfied with.

The track is another blissfully upbeat track that’s swathed in a blanket of melancholy and despair. What else could we possibly expect from a Danish punk band in 2014 though eh? We asked the band a few questions to coincide with the premiere listen to Love Stands Still and check out what they had to say below.

When you started as a band what did you want to achieve with your music?
When we started our ambitions were pretty low in the sense that we were only making music for ourselves. I had never tried singing in a band before and some of us had just picked up our instruments and could barely play. When a few of our friends heard what we were doing and were interested, it already felt like we had achieved something.

What has influenced the sound on Love Stands Still?
We wanted to make something straightforward that you could dance to. I think we wanted to evoke a sort of feeling of innocence and simplicity.

Can you explain the lyrics?
The song is very much about what it’s like living in Copenhagen at the moment. In a sense it’s about being too comfortable where you are and how that can cause you to easily lose touch with the rest of the world.

Why do you think Copenhagen is producing so much great music at the moment?
I don’t think we have an answer for that. There seems to be a lot of like-minded people working together right now. But it’s hard to say.

What do you plan on doing next as a band?
Everything is still very new for us. The next thing we want to do is focus on recording new songs.

Any huge ambitions as a band?
Our biggest ambition right now is to make a good record that we’re satisfied with.

So Long Sun/Love Stands Still  is out now via Tough Love Records

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