Immediately upon our arrival at Aarhus’ intimate venue Radar, it was apparent the type of show Dad Rocks! would provide for their release concert. In the corner of the venue sat a giant (delicious) celebratory release cake for all that attended. This cake set the tone for what was to be a night of performers giving both audible and edible nourishment.
Supporting the release was an ethereal solo performance by Boho Dancer’s lead Ida Wenøe, who captivated her audience, expertly navigating through a catalogue of melancholy wanderlust. Her voice is a beautiful instrument, one which floated over the audience, giving her well tread themes of love and loss heightened meaning.
Dad Rocks! hit the stage with a huge presence. Taking into account the brass and violin trios, there were at least eleven players performing at the one time. Though, arrangements never sounded overstuffed. Writer and lead singer Snævar Njáll Albertsson guided his merry band of players through songs largely from the new album “Year of the Flesh”.
Starting off with new single “Peers”, a humorous take on the culture of file sharing, Dad Rocks! was quick to garner agreeable nods and bops from the audience. What followed was an hour and a half of hummable, harmonised indie-pop, led with showmanship grandeur. Indeed, Snævar found himself amongst the crowd on two separate occasions, much to the surprise of the gleeful throngs. The band continued to deliver until the last song; an A Capella piece played intimately in the middle of the audience, capping a truly hygge affair.