This is a new series on the Granada blog that features the opening bands. Opening bands can be a pleasant surprise. One day you are watching a band with a couple hundred people and the next thing you know they’re playing the Grammys. MGMT Frightened Rabbit, The Avett Brothers and Matt & Kim have all been opening bands here. So come early! You never know, you could be seeing the next big thing.
Who is Oh Land? She was born in Denmark as Nanna Oland Fabricius, she’s opening for OMD (3/20), and is on the brink to being electro-pop’s newest darling. It’s no surprise that the stunning songstress is such a talented performer. She comes from a very musical family (mom is an opera singer and dad is a classical composer) and as she says “I grew up with the idea that music was something you play and not put on. We didn’t listen to a lot of music because my parents were always playing music live. I was always making vocal harmonies on everything they did.”
When you first hear Oh Land, you immediately think of other electro-pop divas such as Lykke Li, Robyn, and Yelle (who’ll be here 4/21). Her sugary-sweet vocals and whirling, pop beats have been stuck in our heads here at the promotions office for weeks now. Her unique take on Fleet Foxes “White Winter Hymnal” made our hearts race. It sounded like a runaway train on the verge of a major crash but Oh Land’s sweet voice keeping it on track.
Although she still relatively unknown, the leering press are starting to catch on to Oh Land. She recently performed on David Letterman, she’s the cover girl for Time Out magazine, and she has numerous gigs lined up for SXSW. Trust us, you are going to want to catch her now before she hits the big time.