The Danish band Girls in Airports lives in Copenhagen and is one of the few young, Danish indie jazz bands, that have succeeded in breaking through abroad. In Germany, they are represented by the country’s leading booking company and play for jam packed concert halls wherever they go. The band has toured in countries such as the United States, China, Brazil, and most of Europe. The band consists of Martin Stender on saxophone, Mathias Holm on keyboards, Victor Dybbroe on percussion and Anders Vestergaard on drums.
The band released their sixth album on November 27, 2020, entitled ‘Dive’. The album is created out of an inner necessity and marks a release of band sound, where the ideas bubble up in a way that is new in band music. In 2018, Girls in Airports terminated their contract with the leading British label Edition Records, and return on this album to the nerve and energy, that got the musicians to be found together in 2009.
The sound universe is a development of the band’s genre-free sound, but moves towards more extravagant passages and psychedelic moods. The music takes compositional wanderings in the mind and opens up an existential abstraction that reflects how the band members in the encounter with the music dive into something greater than themselves and transcend them from an ‘I’ to an ‘we’. With a less melodic sound and a saturation of emotions, moods and independent narratives, the listener is taken on this journey into the music and into himself.
“Certainly a good start for new listeners with regular surprises on a colourful musicaljourney, from start to finish.” — Nick Davies, London Jazz News, January 25th 2021.