From the Archives: 18th Dye – Amorine Queen (by crunchy.dk 28. April 2008)

On the new album ‘Amorine Queen’ 18th Dye proves their reputation from the 90’s, as a well acclaimed, highly respected and international rock band. On the album 18th Dye continues their intensive work during the 90s, but mixes the hard-hitting and noisy rock sound with a more melodic approach.
As a result to this development, 18TH DYE doesn’t just thrill the fans from ten years ago, but also carry away a new audience – and thats a fact that’s hard to miss at their recent concerts.

18th Dye earned great recognition in the international music press during the 90s, with their groundbreaking, catchy and consistently explosive rock music. They toured all over the US and Europe and left a name, which has inspired a vast number of bands. 18th Dye’s success in the 90’s also includes touring with Stereolab and Yo la Tengo, recording albums with the legendary producer Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, and The Auteurs) and signed a deal with the renowned Matador Records.

18th Dye is touring in Denmark and Germany in April and May, and will be playing at this years Roskilde Festival in July. You can check out 18th Dye’s other tour dates here.

Danish Reviews
Since 18th Dye released their comeback album ‘Amorine Queen’ on February 31. 2008, the critics has been thrilled and 18th Dye has been interviewed in several magazines and newspapers in Denmark – including a full page interview and front page photo in Politiken. Among other, the critics wrote:

Dr.dk/musik 1. april. 2008
5/6
On ‘Amorine Queen’ stunningly great melodies walks hand in hand with hard-hitting distortion, raw and staggering guitar attacks, without getting over the top and loosing direction’.

Politiken 3. april 2008
4/6
‘They are back with a nuanced noiserock, wich both sounds like Phil Spectors and Velvet Underground, without forgetting the relations to for example Sonic Youth.’

Jyllandsposten 1. april 2008
4/6
‘After almost ten years apart the Danish noiserock band 18th Dye is back with the album ‘Amorine Queen’, an album carried by a strong line of great melodies.’

Ekstra Bladet 25. marts 2008
4/6
‘After 10 years break this awfully great trio is back, and the years apart has done them well.’ (Information)
‘The trio lives strong in the tension between noise, melody and poetry.’

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