Atoi - Small Distance by Atoi published on 2011/09/23 14:24:24 +0000 Atoi is a 4 piece band from Copenhagen, Denmark that you need to know about. Together they weave beautiful tapestries of audio delights. Their forte is odd pop melodies with a sprinkling of what the Scandinavians do best – indie electronica and a touch of northern star melancholy. The music is stitched together by four individuals who join forces to create a diverse outcome. Dark pop melodies added 80s synth melancholy, bass and guitar mixed with colourful electronic beats. Formed in 2005 Atoi were discovered by Björk no less, who featured their own sublime cover of the seminal track ‘Army of Me’ on her Tsunami Benefit long player. A natural progression following this was an official release of their cover on a subsequent Bjork album ‘Army of Me – Remixes and Covers’; and in February 2009 after cutting their teeth across Denmark’s most revered venues and events (Vega, Roskilde et al) they released their debut album ‘Youth Machines’. The album called up other stalwarts from the Copenhagen scene for remixes including such as Opiate (Thomas Knak), Kasper Bjørke (Filur) and MhM One (Tartelet Records.) Atoi has played concerts at some of the most recognized venues and festivals like Roskilde Festival in Denmark, but also toured in Sweden and New York – Atoi was picked out for the Jenny Wilson tour in Denmark 2010 and in april 2011 they supported James Blake in Copenhagen. Now Atoi are ready to release their second album "Waves of Past Relations" world wide the May 9 2011.