These Danish ladies talk soundscapes, eating cake and being music workers in their sonic factory
These ladies are anything but run of the mill, from their first gig (in a sold out venue supporting Glasvegas) to creating a buzz that has reverberated from Denmark's Politiken newspapers and esteemed music mag Soundvenue to Nylon magazine in the US. Since Giana Factory, made up of Loui Foo, Sofie Johanne and Lisbet Fritze, released their debut album, now released worldwide, the international blogosphere can't get enough either. The album, called 'Save The Youth’ is a collection of gloomy synths and sparklingly fresh melodies, definitely a sound that is totally fresh and entirely theirs. Back on the road again this summer, Giana Factory will be supporting The Raveonettes on a number of European dates. We hunted them down to find out more about the new album being what they describe as a journey through a soundscape and eating strawberry cake in the studio.
...your secret talent?
Cooking, we love to bake the special sour dough bread from Denmark called "RUGBRØD". Tasty and healthy.
...your worst vice?
We just can´t help eating strawberry cakes in the studio. You find really nice ones in Copenhagen.
…the story behind your name?
We all played "the great Giana sisters" when we were kids. A platform game for commodore 64, which was a copy of mario brothers. Our studio is placed in an old factory area in Copenhagen. We see ourselves as musicworkers, working in our factory, composing and creating the universe of Giana Factory.
... your favourite sound?
...your worst fashion secret?
We happen to buy very ugly and weird bathing suits.
...your favourite website?
These days it´s "youtube".
...the best thing about where you're from?
The lakes and the music underground in Copenhagen.
...at the top of your shit list?
...are you listening to now?
Thulebasen (a Danish band).
How would you describe your work?
As a collage, built up in pieces, inspired by art and nature. We like to think of our music, as a journey made by soundscapes and visuals.