Last year, Captured Tracks announced the signing of Dinner, the alias for Danish producer and singer Anders Rhedin. Dinner leads a nomadic existence, dividing his time between LA, Berlin and Copenhagen. In the last two years, he has put out three EPs and a guided meditation tape. The label recently announced they will release a collection of his previously released EPs – Girl, Oui!, and You Are Like LA – on vinyl for the first time. Simply titled Three EPs, 2012-2014, the compilation serves as an eclectic introduction to what could be music’s next great glam-pop hope.

Previously, he shared the video for ‘Say What You Want (Love Is Death)’. Director Lily Wahrman tells us the video “is about a Danish Prince, a toy soldier, gazing at us from within the void, from the sea of awareness, reflecting to us our pathos, our truth and knowing, love is death.”

This week sees Dinner join labelmate Mac DeMarco on a string of West Coast dates. Dinner also has UK shows confirmed for June (see below).

One could argue that there’s something inherently idiosyncratic about Dinner’s music – like the world’s most unlikely pop artist. Sometimes Dinner sounds like a long-lost mixtape from the local Dusseldorf  pop scene in the early 1980s. Other times he sounds something like the soundtrack to David Lynch directing Miami Vice, or Genesis P-Orridge embracing Italian pop-infused Danish darkwave, or like the male descendant of Nico singing Eno-esque pop songs on discarded Julian Cope tracks.

Does Dinner see himself as a pop star from a parallel universe, as one blog recently suggested he might be? “I’m more like the village idiot singing stadium rock hymns,” he says.


02 June – Manchester, Gullivers

03 June – Coventry, Tin at the Coal Vaults

04 June – London, Sebright Arms

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