The Saint Larsen - Middleman

matda025  /  January 2022
The Saint Larsen - Middleman
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The Saint Larsen - Middleman

matda025  /  January 2022
Introducing The Saint Larsen—the new musical endeavor of Northern Portrait baritone and rhythm guitarist Stefan Larsen. Hailing from Denmark with a stage name inspired by his written signature, The Saint Larsen clearly bears the songwriting and musical signature of Mr. Larsen—not unlike Northern Portrait but still nothing like it. This is heritage pop music with a modern twist. 'Middleman' is the debut single and a full album will be released later in the year. 
Tracklisting:
  1. Middleman

reviews

After being relatively quiet the last few years, Matinée Recordings has come out this year swinging. First, dropping a Lucksmiths reissue (always a good thing) and now they’ve introduced me to the Saint Larsen, the new project from Stefan Larsen of Northern Portrait. But, while Larsen’s known for his indiepop licks, this first single seems a bit more along the lines of classic songwriting, though spun with that wistfulness I always associated with good indiepop. There’s this slight euphoric twist just after the 3 minute mark that punches this big hook you’re going to want to enjoy. Look for a full length album later in the year! —Austin Town Hall

The Saint Larsen is the new project of Stefan Larsen who you may know as the vocalist and guitarist from Northern Portrait. 'Middleman' is the debut single and Larsen’s distinctive vocals shine as they croon their way through the song. It doesn’t sound like Northern Portrait and is a pop song with its influences rooted in the sixties (think baroque and lounge pop as starting points) and possibly earlier but is given a fresh lick of paint for 21st century listening. 'Middleman' should also appear on the debut album which is provisionally titled 'Show Geezer'. For now you can pick the single up digitally from the label alongside other digital music stores. As for Northern Portrait, their new album 'The Swiss Army' is at the pressing plant. Hopefully more news on that one soon! —Records I Like

Noi siamo qui tutti in attesa del nuovo album dei favolosi Northern Portrait (e la Matinée ci ha fatto capire che è in arrivo, ma non subito) ed ecco la sorpresa che non ti aspetti. Dal nulla saltano fuori i The Saint Larsen, ovvero il progetto solista di Stefan Larsen che dei NP è voce e chitarra. Chitarra in primo piano, voce inconfondibile, melodia deliziosa. Lo spirito è sempre quello dei NP, ma c’è qualcosa di diverso, come se si sentisse che questa è farina del sacco solo di Stefan e non della band al completo. La canzone è ovviamente adorabile, ci mancherebbe altro! —Indie For Bunnies

Ogni nuovo aggiornamento da casa Matinée Recordings è prezioso e va tenuto in grande considerazione. Questa settimana, per esempio, abbiamo scoperto che Stefan Larsen, cantante e chitarrista dei Northern Portrait, ha un nuovo progetto solista chiamato The Saint Larsen. La sua scrittura e soprattutto la sua voce restano abbastanza inconfondibili, ma sia la label e il musicista ci tengono a sottolineare che si tratta di due progetti ben distinti: "not unlike Northern Portrait but still nothing like it. This is heritage pop music with a modern twist".  Più avanti nel corso del 2022 arriverà anche un album d'esordio, intitolato Show Geezer. —Polaroid