The stated goal of this subversive Danish folk punk band is to prove that “there is no musical idea bad enough, no tune too fast, and no mashup too weird.” What’s not to love!? Sure, three mustachioed young men playing fiddle, guitar and drums with a mission to break down musical borders with dirty gritty folk music seem harmless. Tunes begin sounding traditional, polka-like or mazurka-esque. Then, without warning, all hell breaks loose, becoming a raucous ruckus, mish-mash of rap and punk and bluegrass with some traditional Nordic folk buried inside. Trio Svin (Pig Trio) began their musical search and destroy mission in 2011 while attending university in Sweden and released their debut album Ornernes Magt in 2014. Twice nominated as “talent of the year” at the Danish Folk Music Awards and with critical acclaim too, sort of – “they play like their lives are at stake.” And “a half hour of madness” and “Outrageous!? Terrible!? Amazing!?” Just think, someday you’ll be able to tell your grandkids about the time you saw a Danish folk band and had a head banging good time.
Biography by Eric Rosenbaum