GENTS + Kissen
Since their debut EP ‘Embrace the Future’ (2015) Copenhagen-duo GENTS, fronted by crooner Niels Fejrskov Juhl, has gained fans all over the world. Flanked by soft-synth aficionado Theis Vesterløkke, the two self-proclaimed spa-pop’ers have taken the journey from initial support slots to shows on SPOT Festival, Roskilde Festival and Store VEGA. Internationally, they have sold out shows in Paris and Berlin and been on countless tours all across Europe, including festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, By:Larm and Reeperbahn. This has turned GENTS into a seasoned touring act, playing anything from grandiose, choreographed theatre-shows to dubious bars in European commuter towns – always with the characteristic GENTS’y intensity and showmanship.
GENTS have released three albums, ‘About Time’ (2017), ‘Human Connection’ (2019) and ’souvenir’ (2022), all of which to critical acclaim in the national and international music press, including Politiken iByen’s front cover, reviews in The Line of Best Fit as well as plenty of airplay on Danish National Radio P3.
Kissen is the solo project of singer and producer Rosie Simpkins. Originally from Manchester, England, and now currently residing in Berlin, both cities’ strong musical identities have had a big impact on Kissen’s sound. Best described as silky, alternative R&B with an unexpected downtempo edge, it lies somewhere between Massive Attack, Sade and Tirzah.
photographer: Dennis Morton (@detokay)