Few Danish bands have been so far around the block at such a young age as Communions.
In 2014, while still in highschool and still shaking dust from the rafters of Mayhem—Copenhagen’s famed underground venue—Communions released their debut EP Cobblestones. The release marked the beginning of a long and productive streak for the band, who followed it up with the 2015 Communions EP, the 2017 album Blue, a string of self-released singles and an EP, Flesh and Gore, Dream and Vapor, in 2019. In '20, Communions joined Tambourhinoceros with a new, reshaped constellation.
Communions’ Rehof brothers—Martin (vocals and guitar) and Mads (Bass)—continue at the helm of their new five-piece constellation after the departure of their bandmates Jacob van Deurs Formann and Frederik Lind Köppen, letting their brotherly musical connection take center stage.
Communions’s early work drew inspiration from the underground scene’s punk cynicism, evidenced by their lofi debut EP which was recorded straight onto a USB microphone. Communions’ next two EPs and debut album saw the band refine their craft of songwriting and production while riding a wave of international attention and festival performances. Their new music now represents another shift in the Communions aesthetic. Marked by sharp cultural criticism, self reflection, and artistic commentary of a grand scale, Communions’ new music takes the signature indie rock from the dark clubs of their youth and merges it with full-fleshed cerebral critique and symbolism.
Born in Copenhagen, but raised in Seattle before moving back to Denmark in their teens, Communions use their unique lens to interrogate their cultures and their identities on Pure Fabrication, their sophomore album. This 15 song, hour-long Odyssey is an intricate tapestry weaved from “cultural debris”, a reverse coming of age story, a self-reflection, and a cultural critique—Communions’ most powerful music yet.