Agnes Obel (dk)
In October Agnes Obel has released her debut album ‘Philharmonics’. Feeling musically related to Roy Orbison, Agnes currently lives in Berlin and possesses the rare gift of a songbird’s voice, bringing to mind Ane Brun, Joanna Newsom or even Ricki Lee Jones. Her latest single ‘Just So’ is a hit in many European countries.
This facebookish world of ours offers us the illusion of getting to know people we don’t really know, who their friends are and what they like: Agnes Obel likes Alfred Erik Lesley Satie and Sonic Youth, Debussy and Dylan, Hitchcock and PJ Harvey. She is from Copenhagen but she lives in Berlin. She studied at the University of Roskilde, a town renowned for a Glastonbury style music festival and home to a marvellous viking ship museum.