SALLI LUNN is a quartet from Copenhagen, Denmark. Three of the four members – Lasse Skjold Bertelsen (vocals and guitars), Line Grønbech (drums and percussion) and Christian Blæhr (guitars and keyboards) – have played as a band for nearly a decade, recently joined by Jan Nissen (bass) to create a line-up that is as musically adroit as it is dynamic and powerful. With members of the band playing in other acclaimed acts The Late Parade, Death By Kite, Amber and Keith Canisius, it is only in recent years that the music of SALLI LUNN has received the devotion it demands.
SALLI LUNN released it's debut album 'Heresy and Rite' on Hidden Shoal Recordings (AU) and Duck on the Walk Records (DK) in 2010 and has received critical acclaim for it's ambitious approach to fuse math, noise and shoegaze with concise melodies and long song structures. This was followed up by the remixalbum A Frame of Reference in 2011, which featured remixes by Scott Solter (St. Vincent, Pattern is Movement, Mountain Goats), Jonas Munk, City of Satellites as well as previously unreleased recordings.
PRESS QUOTES - 'A Frame of Reference':
"If you’ve yet to hear Salli Lunn, A Frame Of Reference provides an essential introduction to a band whose own sound already has many influences and elements at work within it, and is also an intriguing taster of their next full album."
[Delusions of Adequacy]
... "Many remix records come off like an unexpected, sometimes contrived reworking of the original material. As with every component that Salli Lunn employs, A Frame Of Reference sounds like a logical progression, expertly machined and falling perfectly into place."
"This is another bold and inventive release from the band, well worth a visit for fans of the last LP and just as good a starting point for the uninitiated and curious."
"The Danish noise rockers show on "A Frame of Reference" the hidden depth of many of their prior songs, as well as willingness to re-envision them on the fly."
PRESS QUOTES - 'Heresy and Rite':
"Salli Lunn have gone well out of their way to produce a record that has both the noticeable hallmarks of their influences and still manages to sound an entirely original work, and in this they've more than achieved their aim."
[Delusions of Adequacy]
"One of the best albums of the year 2010..."
"This album is good news for danish noiserock..."
"... A courageous breath of fresh air."
"Superior and thoughtful math rock from this Danish band. You might expect it to be thrilling and visceral (and it is) but it's the unexpected details that get me."
[Underground of Happiness]
"...Jonas Munk's beautiful, detailed production provides the perfect frame around the group's exciting dynamic."
"What Salli Lunn attempt on this record, is to redefine the entire meaning of post-rock. Instead of a well-rehearsed, concise and cohesive, Salli Lunn persistently avoid any repetition or similar themes - and take every opportunity to push their music into new territories and expand on their own musicianship. This is a highly risky approach [...] but on Heresy and Rite, this act of innovation and unpredictability delivers with extreme accuracy."
"Danish four piece Salli Lunn have a sound that is likely to divide both critical opinion and listeners generally. Heresy and Rite is imaginative and dare I say distinctive. There's a power and dynamism here that you don't find all that very often."
"...The complexity of Heresy and Rite challenges definition with tracks that are often built on a simple, yet compelling, platform upon which is added building blocks of texture and unexpected twists and turns to deliver a totally intriguing end result."
"The songs are layered and have a complex structure, which does not prevent the single "Parachutes Forever" and the mutant funk riff built "Mirror Girl" to be accessible enough for the best radio programs."
SALLI LUNN’s tracks