The small story in the bigger picture
What started out as two old friends with a fascination for polyrhythms and heavy guitars turned into Minor Arc. An inviting and outgoing guitar pop band consisting of six musicians with very different backgrounds and tastes. Six guys that together have set out on an honest and somewhat experimental pursuit of the classic good song.
Inspiration for this pleasant endeavour is found in an eclectic mix of rock and pop music from the last four decades. In that way Minor Arc could remind you a bit of bands with a timeless sound and an ear for pop/rock history like Blur, Foals and The National.
The music is very melodic at its core. The vocals are rich with hook-lines that are both haunting and beautiful. And the lead vocals are interwoven with background vocals in a way that gives the songs an interesting layered pop-sound influenced by gospel and country. This is backed up by simple and clean guitar melodies in playful collaboration.
The songs all have drive. Sometimes it’s a lazy cruise from the backseat of your car and sometimes it might feel more like a determined and steady flight in a space-cargo-ship, but there’s always a tight dynamic pulse moving the music at different paces.
The last consistent element in Minor Arc’s sound is the electronic details brought by synthesizers and sampled percussions that supplement the traditional rock instrumentation and bring the attentive listener just a little bit of the unexpected.
Minor Arc is an intense live experience. In the couple of years where they have been an active live band they have played anything from crammed stages in smoke-filled dive-bars to festivals. The band has been touring in Denmark, Spain and Switzerland. But no matter the venue the six-piece always strive to bring an energetic and positive atmosphere to the audience – and it comes natural, because these guys simply just love to play their music!
Current projects for the band is to follow up their recently released single with an EP. And to bring their music to audiences on stages everywhere.
- Markov Chains/Hold on to Hope
Produced by Lauritz Carlsen (Some Speak of the Future, Pitch Black Spinney Machine) and released digitally on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, Tidal and others in April 2016