STRAIGHT OUTTA: Denmark (Ghost Iris)

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Danish metalcore act Ghost Iris explore their diverse moods and atmosphere on their visceral new record, ‘Comatose’, that builds on the sound explored on their previous three albums. Pulverising instrumentals and hard-hitting lyrics that remain catchy show why the band have had such an exciting career to date.

We caught up with the band to talk about some of the best bands from Denmark that may have slipped under our radar.


Daniel: Phlake are making some of the catchiest music on Danish soil. Every chorus they have is memorable. Mads Bo Iversen’s voice is unique and Jonathan Elkjær is making some incredible beats. If you need some catchy and groovy tunes, give Phlake a listen. You won’t regret it!

Listen to: ‘Angel Zoo’ and ‘Pregnant’.


Nicklas: A known rock band from Denmark. They deliver the perfect mix of catchy choruses and sick riffs. Tim’s creative vocal melodies and catchy guitar hooks is what really makes this band unique to me.

Listen to: ‘Thorn In My Pride’ and ‘Waterline’.


Sebastian: The number of genres that make up Mew’s brand of poppy rock is crazy. On the surface it’s easy listening, but when you dive into their catalogue you will be blown away by their complexity. Some of the most creative and unique music I’ve ever come across. Nobody sounds like this band.

Listen to: ‘An Envoy to Open Fields’ and ‘Apocalypso’.


Jesper: Blaue Blume is an alternative art-pop band from Copenhagen, Denmark. A more original sound is hard to find, and these guys are best described as a weird mix of The Smiths and Talk Talk having dinner with Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran. The main focus is the vocals, where Jonas Smith really showcases some insane pipes and a highly unique timber and tone to his voice. Highly recommended act!

Listen to: ‘Sky’ and ‘Macabre’.

Ghost Iris‘s new album ‘Comatose’ is out now, via Long Branch Records.

You can order the album online from the band’s webstore (here), the label’s webstore (here), Bandcamp (here), iTunes (here), and Amazon (here).

You can keep up-to-date with the band online over on Facebook, Instagram. and Instagram.