When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 September
Where: Music Box, 65 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FQ
The easiest thing to say about Herman DÃ¼ne is that they are atypical. Created by David-Ivar Herman DÃ¼ne and Andre Herman DÃ¼ne more than ten years ago, the two Swedish-rooted fans of American music were already playing all around Europe and the States before they’d even begun making records. Having written over four hundred songs, they have become a reference in the modern folk-rock songwriting scene.
The English press has described them as ‘Swedish Lo-Fi Serge Gainsbourgs‘ and wrote praise after praise of their first album Turn off the light. John Peel invited them for a studio session and to his home for a live BBC broadcast of his Christmas party in 2000.
On tour, the British audience and press were stunned by both their personality and presence. Claiming vegetarian ethics from a candle lit stage, the Herman DÃ¼nes give quite uncommon performances. In France, where the band lives, the press and audience are also unanimous.
Further releases on London’s Track & Field – notably 2005’s Not On Top – were followed by last year’s Giant on Source. This promises to be their break-through album, helped on further by ingenious videos such as that to I Wish That I Could See You Soon.
Some of Herman DÃ¼ne’s influences include Jonathan Richman, Lou Barlow, The Mountain Goats, Cat Power and Silver Jews, and they have worked with several other bands and singers such as Julie Doiron, Leah Hayes, and Laura Hoch.
Music Box is a over-14s venue. Over 18s please bring ID if you’d like to buy drinks.
This is a co-promotion with Pineapple Folk.