Danish trio NELSON CAN have come a very long way indeed since their inception. Built on a DIY approach to storming the music industry head-on, rewinding back to their beginnings in 2011 found band members Selina Gin (vocals), Signe SigneSigne (bass) and Maria Juntunen (drums) as three head-strong young women with little else other than a solid conviction in their unconventional approach to their fledgling career and a “no guitar” policy that’s still in force today.
As plans go, it’s not worked out too badly – the Copenhagen three-piece recently scored a #1 record in the Danish official Top 40 Vinyl chart with their latest record EP3 released on UK independent label Alcopop! Records. Soon after, they were invited onto national TV channel DR1 at the 2017 P3 Radio awards show ‘P3 Guld’ for a live performance of their single ‘Break Down Your Walls’, which was subsequently named single of the week on Danish radio station P6.
Support for the trio at the media and across the industry in general has been steadily snowballing with plays from BBC Radio One, BBC Radio 6music and Radio X, their latest singles crashing into the UK Viral Spotify Chart, Walk Like A Badass and Altrocked Spotify playlists notching up 450k Spotify plays to date, and tastemakers like Noisey, The Life of Best Fit, Dork Magazine, Wonderland and JaJaJa Music all tipping the band for success in the UK this year.
If the early reaction to their output so far is anything to go by, their mission is well on its way to completion.