STOL is a Copenhagen-based band inspired by the electronic postpunk and dark rock pioneers of the 80’s and beyond; such as Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, Bauhaus and Joy Division. STOL has played a number of exclusive liveshows, notably as opening act for Einstürzende Neubauten in Casa Da Musica, Portugal.
STOL was formed in 2000 and they hold several discarded albums to their name. It wasn’t until 2006/7 that the band finally arrived on what they agreed was the right progressive path and started performing live.
The inaugural show was held at the notorious underground festival Neck Festival (Nakkefestival). Despite only a small local fan base, the show was hugely successful and the band decided to work on more material.
The two founders of STOL are musician and singer Michael Schoubye and lyricist Martin Ferro-Thomsen, both with backgrounds in disbanded rock and tech bands from the 90’s underground scene.
The creative process of STOL often starts with Martin’s writing, inspired largely by avant-garde literature and what he views as a decaying society. The lyrical spark is then translated by Michael’s unique songwriting into a highly poetic and melodic universe.
In 2007 they were joined by Henrik Knudsen, who adds unique value to the band, running the far from unimpressive machinery that runs the STOL engine, allowing Michael to perform the live vocals unrestrained.
The current profile and lineup of STOL has proven a perfect match and their sound is like a fresh breath of air in the contemporary music scene.
A proof was being hired to open for Einstürzende Neubauten’s show in Casa Da Musica, Porto (more details on our blog).
STOL’s MySpace profile already shows more than 24,000 profile views and with the Neubauten opening it seems evident that this band is ready to leave the sandbox for a budding international career.
Recently the band released STOL Ep that is available from all major online music stores, including iTunes and Amazon.
All graphics and layout for STOL are made by Flemming Rafn Thomsen.
STOL likes to play. Let us know if you want to experience us loud and live. Contact us via this mail.
Vocals: Michael Schoubye
Keyboard and machines: Henrik Knudsen
Lyrics, Management: Martin Ferro-Thomsen
Images, Rider and Bio
Get the Kit here (RAR archive, 5,7 MB)