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The Quietus , April 9th, 2013 11:37

Excellent dour electronic pop from Danish lads

At last year's Incubate Festival, the Quietus was blown away by an afternoon performance from new Danish group Vår, with Luke Turner proclaiming them his new favourite band thanks to "trout chilling pulses of cold wave synth" and saying that, "aptly enough given the name, the aesthetic here is very much 'lied about their age to sign up in 1914, about to get cut to pieces before even a clasp to a French whore's bosom, Flanders 1916'. No panto, though - it's extremely intense. An ugly poetic is to be found in these anthems for doomed youth."

Now we can bring you some recorded evidence of how good this band are. On record, Vår aren't quite as fresh-limbed and hyper-sexual in intensity as they are in the flesh, but that's actually rather intriguing, for it allows a real pop sensibility to shine through. Elias Rønnenfelt and Loke Rahbek's (for they are Vår) album called No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers is imminent on the ever-ace Sacred Bones label, and we are told "This is soundtrack music for a play that has only begun to be imagined and is light years away from being consummated." Listen to 'The World Fell' below:

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