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Coming to the attention of 4AD after a clutch of demo tracks went online early in 2012, Indians emerged in a fittingly understated manner and with Somewhere Else, has made both an assured and majestic debut album.

From Copenhagen, Indians is all the work of one man, Søren Løkke Juul, who brought his band in to being when he felt the need to challenge himself and do something different. Not aiming for anything other than satisfying a creative urge, things have snowballed quickly for him ever since.

Performing his first show as Indians in February 2012, he self-released his debut single on 7” a few months later and has since extensively toured both Europe and North America, playing shows with the likes of Beirut, Bear In Heaven, Dan Deacon, Lower Dens, Other Lives, Perfume Genius, Retribution Gospel Choir, Savages and Weird Dreams. To cap it off, he’s joined fellow countrymen Efterklang in signing to 4AD, doubling the number of Scandinavian acts on their roster.

Over the summer months, Søren retreated to a studio in the Danish countryside to finish his early demos and write new material to make Somewhere Else a personal document that’s equal parts melancholic lament and hopeful stargazing, the title itself an indication of the sense of otherness that runs throughout. Evocative of the natural world, its cavernous tones and Autumnal warmth reflect the vastness of the landscape that formed the backdrop of its conception.

Indians celebrated their signing with the airing of a 4AD Session, joining the ranks of Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Tune-Yards and Mark Lanegan before them. Like all 4AD Sessions, it was filmed in a day and in a way that the band wanted it. Directed by Iain & Jane, they went to Osea Island, a little-known, privately owned island in the estuary of the Blackwater in Essex, UK where Søren was flanked by two additional band members (his live band floats between solo performances and a three-piece band). Facing up to the challenge of performing in a vast open space, under sky and near water, they triumphed in making quite a first impression.

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2nd June
New Track 'Oblivion' Featured In 'The Fault In Our Stars'

New Track 'Oblivion' Featured In 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Indians

A brand new, original Indians track has been featured in the film The Fault In Our Stars.  

Titled 'Oblivion', the track falls with Søren in the midst of recording his second album for 4AD, which will be released in 2015.  Out on Atlantic Records as part of the official soundtrack to the film...

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21st November
Indians To Perform With Copenhagen Philharmonic.  Nominated For Gaffa Prisen.

Indians To Perform With Copenhagen Philharmonic. Nominated For Gaffa Prisen.

Indians

Following the success of debut album Somewhere ElseIndians has announced two special shows in Februrary 2014 with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, along with nominations in the prestigious Gaffa Prisen award...

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Indians, the musical alter ego of Copenhagen resident Søren Løkke Juul, have signed to 4AD worldwide. While Indians only played their first concert in their hometown in February 2012 and self-released their debut single in April, they’ve already garnered enough attention to perform shows across Europe and in North America, playing shows with the likes of Beirut, Bear In...