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Music: Nephew
Nephew is a Danish rock band formed in 1996. Backed by a sound that is clearly influenced by Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk, their lyrics are a mix of Danish and English, and often sound like Word Salad Lyrics to the causal listener, although closer inspection reveals that they deal with heavy emotional subjects, and have subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) political messages hidden in them, most notably in their third album Danmark/Denmark,

Their frontman, Simon Kvamm, is probably responsible for their initial rise to fame, as his day-job as a comedian had him appear in various popular satirical shows, chief among these Drengene fra Angora, which was aired around the release of the band's second album, USADSB.

Discography:

  • Swimming Time (2000)
  • USA DSB (2004)
  • Interkom Kom Ind (2006)
  • Danmark/Denmark (2009)
  • Hjertestarter (2012)


Tropes

  • Album Title Drop: In the song "Hospital" for the album Interkom Kom Ind.
  • Alternative Rock: Musically, somewhere between this and Electronic Music.
  • Audience Participation Song: "Worst/Best Case Scenario."
  • Football Fight Song: "The Danish Way To Rock," which goes a step further than the normal fight song and actually features backup vocals by the entire Danish national soccer team!
    • Which is not that uncommon in Denmark.
  • I Am the Band: Simon has shades of this at times, but it seems to be mostly tongue-in-cheek.
  • Murder Ballad: Several, most notably "Blå & Black."
  • Obsession Song: "Movie Klip," which is a song about a man who stalks his ex-girlfriend, going so far as following her to Paris and (it's implied) filming her with her new boyfriend.
  • Shout-Out: Quite a few to Depeche Mode. It is not unusual for their song "Movie Klip" to turn into "Personal Jesus" during live performances.
  • Soprano and Gravel: Inverted in the song "Blå & Black," where the female singer has a very clear example of the Perishing Alt Rock Voice, compared to Simon's slightly higher and more emotional singing.

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