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Giana Factory

Electronic

Copenhagen DENMARK

479
Most bands do not play their first live show ever in a sold-out venue supporting a main act by the name of Glasvegas. But Giana Factory did. The trio consists of Loui Foo (vocals, drum pads), Sofie Johanne (bass, synth) and Lisbet Fritze (guitar), and since the release of the debut EP, Bloody Game in 2009 (Label: Music For Dreams), they've been picked up on the international blogosphere, as well as Pitchfork and Nylon Magazine, who fell for their unique noir-pop. The single 'Rainbow Girl' has been in A-rotation on national radio, and both Danish newspaper Politiken and the esteemed music magazine Soundvenue have featured covers of the trio. With the band's distinct sense of creating tense, yet subtle pop gems, 'Bloody Game' became the promising head start for Giana Factory. This is where it starts for most bands. But then again, it was different for these ladies. In 2008, Lisbet and Loui were touring Europe with fellow Danes, The Raveonettes, while Loui's big sister, Sharin Foo was on maternity leave. In London they accidentally bumped into James Allan of Glasvegas, who asked them if they had their own band, and if they were perhaps interested in supporting the Scots on their first show in Copenhagen. Finding it hard to refuse an offer like this, Giana Factory faced the crowd for the first time as a group two weeks later. They hadn't even released any music yet, but followed Glasvegas in Scandinavia and Germany. Subsequently, they have also supported bands such as Autolux, The Raveonettes and The Asteroid's Galaxy Tour. In the fall of 2010 Giana Factory finally released their first full-length album, 'Save The Youth' (Label: Music For Dreams), in Denmark. The album was very well-received, and their talents for combining gloomy synths and crisp drum pads with atmospheric guitars and sparklingly fresh melodies marked that Giana Factory had found a sound that was entirely theirs - that here were three women, who did their own, unique thing. In 2011, Giana Factory sets out to conquer the rest of the world by intense touring and releasing their debut album 'Save The Youth' worldwide. Currently, the girls are counting down to this by releasing a monthly 7'' vinyl containing a track from the album plus a remix made by musical friends from the road such as Glasvegas, Trentemoller and The Asteroids Galaxy Tour!

Music Video

Time

Friday March 18

11:00PM

Venue

Habana Bar

21+

708 E 6th St

Online

www.myspace.com/gianafactory

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