Culture Clash: Mø

The Danish singer’s personal recommendations…
Mø shot by Thomas Skou

Danish singer  is kind of a big deal right now. You might’ve noticed. Hyped to the nines (what does that even mean in the context?) with a string of rather well received singles and the odd Diplo collaboration behind her (news), the 25-year-old is to release her debut album, ‘No Mythologies To Follow’, via Chess Club/RCA on March 10th. Her new single ‘Don’t Wanna Dance’ is doing those there online rounds right about now.

We invited her to recommend us some recent cultural favourites, in the recurring feature we so cleverly call Culture Clash. (More of which you can read here.) See what we did there? Rocket science, this game…

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Mø, ‘XXX 88’ feat. Diplo

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Mø, ‘Don’t Wanna Dance’

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Book…

Right now I’m reading The Most Beautiful Woman In Town And Other Stories, by Charles Bukowski. I got the book from a special friend of mine just before going on tour last fall. As you might realise, I’m a very slow reader, but nonetheless I really love this book of short stories. The dark and cynical universe of Bukowski is so seductive and refreshing – repulsive and flattering at the same time. 

Movie…

13 Tzameti, which is a very unpleasant movie indeed, but it made a huge impression on me. It left me terrified. The mood in the movie is so creepy that you just wanna push the stop button – but you can’t. You gotta see this movie. It’s about a poor guy ending up in a Russian roulette competition.  

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13 Tzameti, trailer

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Gadget…

My fanny pack. It’s so practical, and it always reminds me of being back in the days when I was a greasy teenage punk, hanging out with my dear dirtbag friends in our little hometown of Odense.

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Videogame…

Diablo II is my number-one favourite video game of all time. When I was a teenager, me and my best buddy used to sit up all night on the local internet café, eating chips and drinking cola while being totally psyched about playing Diablo II multiplayer.

Album…

At the moment I'm sucked into the charming universe of ‘Hung At Heart’ by The Growlers. Never knew them before two months ago, but I haven't stopped listening since. Their music makes me dreamy – which is probably my favourite mood – and also melancholic and happy at the same time. It makes me long for something, but I don’t really know what it is. Which is perfect. 

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The Growlers, ‘Someday’, from ‘Hung At Heart’

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TV show…

I’m no eagle when it comes to TV shows, but I really liked Dexter when I watched it a couple of years ago. So I guess I would recommend that. I also like all the classic cartoon series – South Park, American Dad and so on.

Exhibition…

My favourite painter, the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s expressive creations have always been close to my heart and a big inspiration to me. Going to the Munch Museum in Oslo for the first time back in the day left a huge impression on me. My grandfather was a painter, and he was the one who introduced me to Munch when I was a little kid – I remember how I was always, with the Munch books, silent with admiration of the scary, vulnerable and timeless paintings and drawings. So when I went to see his works in real life for the first time, I was in heaven.

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Mø tours in March as follows…

March
6th – Heaven, London
7th – The Cockpit, Leeds
8th – Broadcast, Glasgow
9th – Deaf Institute, Manchester

Find Mø online, for all of that online-y stuff, here

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Photo credit: Thomas Skou

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