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NELSON CAN Tease Album & Announce New Single ‘Limelight’

20th September 2019

Danish trio Nelson Can are delighted to announce that their new single ‘Limelight’ will be released on 20th September 2019 via Alcopop! Records, serving as the first taster of a forthcoming LP with further details TBA.

The new music comes alongside news of two Danish headline concerts in January 2020, taking the band to ever-greater heights as they play in the biggest venues of their career to date (see below for listings).

New single ‘Limelight’ is an up-tempo, dark number that sees a club influence creeping into the ever-evolving Nelson Can sound for the first time, with its huge brooding bass lines washing over a yearning, intense melody on what could perhaps be the trio’s finest work to date.

“Attention is like a searchlight in the dark—desperately seeking another person, and all too soon shining its light on someone else. ‘Limelight’ is that disco song for all of us who hunger to be the one person on the dance floor who dares to be themselves completely,” says Selina Gin, lead singer of Nelson Can, about the new track.

The single itself shines a spotlight on new frontiers for the band, as Gin continues to explain, “the ethos behind our music is constantly changing and developing, and we’ve deliberately incorporated a more electronic sound into our newer material, which is an approach that will also be apparent on our forthcoming album.”

Since their formation in 2011, Nelson Can have released four records. ‘Limelight’ is the band’s first single since their previous body of work EP3. Released in 2017, it was the first to gain the band tangible attention both domestically and abroad, with singles ‘Break Down Your Walls’, ‘Miracle’ and ‘Move Forward’ frequently played on BBC Radio 1BBC 6music and Denmark’s P6 and P3.

The period marked a major breakthrough for the band, leading to a string of sold-out concerts in their native Denmark, culminating with a packed appearance at Roskilde Festival 2018, where over 6000 fans showed up for their set on the Avalon stage.

Over the last 8 years, Nelson Can have toured Europe extensively, regularly warming-up for internationally acclaimed bands such as Royal Blood and The Black Keys, and had music synced to productions from Lars von Trier’s Zentropa Film Company, as well as major international advertising campaigns.

They have been banned in China, remixed by Kasper Bjørke, and appeared on Good Morning Denmark. They’ve received praise from Rolling Stone Magazine in both the US, Spain and Germany, have been nominated for several awards including the Zulu Awards, the Carl Prize and have even been awarded the National Art Fund‘s award for their latest poster, which was described as a small “masterpiece”.

The band will be revealing further live dates and details of forthcoming material in the coming months.

Limelight is released 20th September 2019 via Alcopop! Records


29.01.19 – Voxhall, Aarhus (DK)
30.01.19 – VEGA, Copenhagen (DK)