Some of you already heard about Danish indie-folk band Heimatt, since we’ve accompanied them for their first journey outside of Denmark this year, the Nordic Delight Festival in Utrecht.
And their story of success seems to be continued in Denmark as well. Last Thursday, Magnus Grilstad and his band played a free concert at Kolding’s concert venue Pitstop and showed their undeniable talent for upbeat folk songs and electrifying melodies, which encouraged the small but responsive crowd for shaking their hips.
Especially the equality of all band members is impressive and songs like “Everyone’s a Sinner” or the great cover of Kavinsky’s “Night Call” are fully effective by the powerful voices, imposing drum parts and the calming effect of their down-to-earth appearance.
Heimatt benefits from the Danish/Norwegian roots of front singer Magnus and the resulting uniqueness of their sound and lyrical “search of their way home”. Of course the comparison with other well-known folk bands like Of Monster and Men suggests itself, but Heimatt luckily experiments with all aspects of their music – tempo, moods and the content of their lyrics. In addition to this, the band scores with a sympathetic and conscience-proof attitude, which makes it hard to believe these guys (and the lovely violin player Amalie) started their musical project last year!
Of course the setlist of Heimatt is manageable yet, but we can definitely expect some more music in the in the beginning of next year and an urgently expected successor of their debut EP “To The Mountain”!