If The Kaiser Chiefs are dropping your name in the context of ‘Best International Band’ then something must be going right. Copenhagen hipsters, The Figurines are on the verge of releasing their debut UK album ‘Skeleton’. With a sound that falls somewhere between Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Pavement, they will slow waltz into your heart this summer in a joyous, reflective and rousing euphoria of melancholic urgency. Part of a lineage of current breakthrough acts including Cold War Kids and Tapes ‘N’ Tapes, the band formed at high school during the mid 90s in Aalborg, Northern Denmark. The members, attracted to each other’s alternativeness, united beneath a collective love of underground American indie music: “We’ve been listening to Pavement and all those bands for many, many years and the influence is reflected in our sound.” The group naturally evolved in a romantic cloak and dagger fashion, “we were a well kept secret and didn’t gig locally.” This clandestine behaviour subverted the band from a tidal wave of small town boredom and coated them in mystery and enigma, enabling them to quietly perfect their sound.
The Figurines are Christian (vocals), Claus (guitars), Mads (bass), Jens (keys) and Kristian (drums).