Agnes Obel likes Erik Satie and Sonic Youth, Debussy and Dylan, Hitchcock and PJ Harvey. She is from Copenhagen but she lives in Berlin.
After building substantial word-of-mouth praise across Europe, Philharmonics was originally released in Europe on Play It Again Sam. The album was hailed by critics who compared Agnes to the likes of PJ Harvey, Joanna Newsom, and Roy Orbison. The album topped the charts in Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium and in France where publications prominently featured Agnes as a new artist to watch.
Listening to Philharmonics, it’s easy to see what’s made Agnes such a success. Stripped down and centered around her evocative voice, Philharmonics is striking work.