We caught up with Dør Nr. 13, who mix guitar-pop with post-punk sounds, after an in-store gig at our Copenhagen, Denmark Store earlier this month. The band talks all things music, inspiration and Doc’s of course…
For those who don’t know Dør Nr. 13, how would you sum yourselves up in one sentence?
Dark tinged Danish post-punk, with madchester swagger and a brit pop sneer.
Your debut album came out last month, can you talk us through the inspiration?
We try to mix the angst ridden post-punk of Joy Division with the modernist pop of the late Beatles – but in a 2017 kind of way. We want to push things forward y’know. When we first got together we did more spaced out stuff. With this E.P. we’ve been trying to cut the bull. Go straight to the bare bone of the songs. Working with the extremes. So it’s more pop in a way, but also more punk. Clearer. More pure, really.
Tell us about your first Dr. Martens:
My parents got me a pair for my 18th birthday. Don’t remember the name of the model. They were shorter, insulated and softer than the classic 1460. But they were nice. Lasted for a decade more or less.
Name three tracks you can’t get enough of:
1. Kill Your Masters – Run The Jewels
2. The Heart pt 4 – Kendrick Lamar
3. N.Y. State of Mind – NAS
What’s your favourite thing about the city you live in?
I really like my neighbourhood Christianshavn. It’s got canals and still retains some of the “old Copenhagen” vibe. It’s like a Scandinavian slice of Amsterdam. Plus, we’ve got Christiania out here as well. I live right across the road, so it’s sort of my backyard. These days The Big Bucks rule the city scape and everything looks more and more the same. Same chain stores everywhere. Times like these it’s a little miracle that a place like Christiania still exists in spite of all the political pressure and gang violence etc.
What are you most excited about for the year ahead?
Our E.P. just came out. Then we tour Denmark throughout spring. Summer we’ll play the two largest festivals in Denmark and some smaller, really cool ones. Roskilde is one of them. And we’re going to start recording our debut album as well. So we’ll be busy. But good busy! We’re pretty psyched about it all.
And finally, what do you stand for?