Venerable indie label 4AD recently signed Copenhagen’s Indians to its imprint. The outfit is the moniker for Søren Løkke Juul, and as with a lot of bands these days, Juul is moving at warp speed on the back of word-of-mouth. Juul recruited two more musicians to flesh out Indians, and the group only played its first show back in February. But since then, Indians have opened for Beirut, Bear In Heaven, and Lower Dens and self-released their first single.
Indians are something of an amalgamation of the bands they tend to play with. The group recently filmed a 4AD Session on Osea Island, a small spit of land located on the River Blackwater in England. The moody, mysterious surroundings fit perfectly with Indians’ sound, which marries the organic with the electronic. Songs like “I Am Haunted” are folk-inspired, whereas “Magic Kids” and “New” feel more post-punk. The outfit is as comfortable with acoustic guitars and harmonies as it is with synthesizers and drum machines, making for a unique dynamic. Watch the three-song set below.