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Holm - Why Don't You Dance LP

Holm - Why Don't You Dance LP

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PNKSLM094: Holm - Why Don’t You Dance

- 12" black vinyl (first pressing - edition of 300 units)


Mikkel Holm Silkjær, the frontman of Danish indie rock combo Yung, is finally set to release his long-awaited debut solo record as Holm - the first release with this solo project since 2018’s ”Dappled” EP. Titled “Why Don’t You Dance”, it’s a product of three years of writing and nearly six months of recording, it’s a gleefully varied guitar-pop record that veers between styles, from the fizzing energy of ‘Descending’ and opener ‘Intelligent Moves’ to the gorgeously melodic ‘Like a Dog’ and ‘The Rope’, via the stately introspection of tracks like ‘K’s Choice’ and lead single ‘Back Home’.

Recorded by Yung bandmate Tobias Guldborg Tarp (who co-produced alongside Neil Robert Young), Why Don’t You Dance is the sound of Silkjær stepping away from his group’s predilection for taut rock and roll and instead embracing a different side of his musical personality, one defined by his sharp ear for a hook, as well as - crucially - his burgeoning ability as an expressive lyricist.

The record is out January 28th 2022 digitally and on black vinyl, green vinyl (indie store exclusive) & pink vinyl (Scandinavia exclusive) via PNKSLM Recordings (ShitKid, Les Big Byrd, Holy etc.).

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Intelligent Moves
Valley of Dreams
The Rope
K's Choice
Like A Dog
Back Home
Erase & Repeat
Why Don't You Dance?

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