Jazz-punk outfit Pardans is quickly becoming one of Denmark’s most exciting new bands. Alumni of Copenhagen’s famous Mayhem collective, they follow in the footsteps of some of the region’s most exciting exports, including Iceage (which includes 2 members of Pardans), Marching Church and Lower. Pardans, however, add a new, jazzy sound to their strong influences from the 70’s ‘No Wave’ scene; experimental, unconventional and utterly unique.
Since forming in 2015, the five-piece has been building a reputation for its frenzied sound and energetic live shows. The band blends their punk roots with elements from a multitude of genres. A diverse array of artists such as Ornette Coleman, David Bowie, Scott Walker and Captain Beefheart come to mind when searching for influences in Pardans’ sound.
Pardans are Gustav Berntsen (Vocals), Oskar Dinesen (Drums), Rasmus Hastrup (Bass), Patrick Rathbun (Viola, Piano, Guitar), and Daniel Honore (Saxophone).