NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW

On September 21 Martin Hall releases his first new song in 5 years, the track Services Rendered. The title is available as a 12” single featuring another new song on the B-side, “Not Amused”. The record is released in a limited vinyl edition, but also available on all major digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.).

“Services Rendered” is recorded with pianist Eskild Winding and features a string arrangement written by Andreas Bennetzen. The quintet performing on the recording consists of Tinne Albrectsen (violin), Gustav Ranum (violin), Nicolaj Møller Nielsen (viola), Live Johansson (cello) and Andreas Bennetzen (string bass).

 

 

The video for the song has been filmed by Danish photographer Robin Skjoldborg and Staal Film. Long-time collaborator Johnny Stage conducted the recording process and the track is mixed by Thomas Li, co-producer of Random Hold. The B-side ”Not Amused” has been made in collaboration with Linus Carlsen.

The 12” vinyl single is released by Panoptikon and distributed by Target and contains additional digital download codes for both tracks.

 

YOU CAN ORDER THE NEW 12” VINYL SINGLE HERE:

“SERVICES RENDERED”
13,25 EURO


 
You can also read the new GAFFA interview with Hall in relation to the video premiere of “Services Rendered” – a feature where he explains about the background for the song and the upcoming concerts:
 

 

LIST OF LIVE CONCERTS 2018

In October and November 2018 Martin Hall will be playing his first live concerts as a singer for more than five years. He will be performing with a group of five musicians and the set is said to feature both older and recent tracks. A special guest appearance will take place at selected events. The confirmed dates are:
 

  • Saturday the 6th of October 2018: Fuglsøcentret (Jutland)
  • Saturday the 20th of October 2018: Bremen Teater (Copenhagen)
  • Saturday the 27th of October 2018: Kulturmaskinen (Odense)
  • Saturday the 24th of November 2018: Hvalsø Kirke (Zealand)

The musicians accompanying Hall at the concerts are Christine Raft (piano, violin), Johnny Stage (guitar, sitar), Una Skott (guitar, keyboards), Andreas Bennetzen (double bass) and Sisse Selina Larsen (drums, percussion).

The concerts also mark the 40th anniversary of Hall’s career as an active musician (you can find a short storyline concerning his activities at the bottom of this post).

On September 21 Hall releases his first new song in 5 years too, the track Services Rendered. The title will be available as a 12”-single that features another new song on the B-side, “Not Amused”. The record is released in a limited vinyl edition, but will also be made available on all major digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.).

You can find more information about the upcoming 12″ single and video here.

NEW MARTIN HALL 12” SINGLE

On September 21 Martin Hall releases his first new song in 5 years, the track Services Rendered. The title will be available as a 12” single that features another new song on the B-side, “Not Amused”. The record is released in a limited vinyl edition, but will also be made available on all major digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.).

“Services Rendered” is recorded with pianist Eskild Winding and features a string arrangement written by Andreas Bennetzen. It’s an equally dramatic and emotional song presenting Hall at his most vulnerable best. The single is a solid return to form after years of self-chosen absence as an active singer and songwriter.

Long-time collaborator Johnny Stage has assisted the recordings of “Services Rendered” and the track is mixed by Thomas Li with whom Hall recorded one of his major works during the 90’s, Random Hold. The new song also features Tinne Albrectsen (violin), Gustav Ranum (violin), Nicolaj Møller Nielsen (viola), Live Johansson (cello) and Andreas Bennetzen (string bass). The B-side ”Not Amused” has been produced in a collaboration with Linus Carlsen.

The video for “Services Rendered” has been filmed by Danish photographer Robin Skjoldborg and Staal Film and premieres on the day of the release. The 12” vinyl single is released by Panoptikon and distributed by Target and contains additional digital download codes for both tracks.

 

YOU CAN ORDER THE NEW 12” VINYL SINGLE HERE:

“SERVICES RENDERED”
13,25 EURO


 

In October 2018 Martin Hall will be performing his first concerts as a singer for more than five years too. He will be playing with an ensemble of five musicians and the set is said to feature both older and new tracks. A special guest appearance will take place at selected events.
 

  • Saturday the 6th of October 2018: Fuglsøcentret (Jutland)
  • Saturday the 20th of October 2018: Bremen Teater (Copenhagen)
  • Saturday the 27th of October 2018: Kulturmaskinen (Odense)
  • Saturday the 24th of November 2018: Hvalsø Kirke (Zealand)

The musicians accompanying Hall at the concerts are Christine Raft (piano, violin), Johnny Stage (guitar, sitar), Una Skott (guitar, keyboards), Andreas Bennetzen (double bass) and Sisse Selina Larsen (drums, percussion).

BEFORE THE CONCERTS

Before the concerts in October, information is available about the following events:

  • June 5 (8 PM): Artist talk about 1971-1985 with Danish Radio journalist Chris Pedersen at Granola (Frederiksberg).
  • June 29 (9 PM): Spoken word performance with instrumentalist Johnny Stage at St. Lukas Church (Frederiksberg).
  • August 5 (4.30 PM): Artist talk about 1971-1985 with Lars Sonnergaard at Floss (Larsbjørnsstræde).
  • August 25 (1.30 PM): Artist talk about 1971-1985 with Pil Lindgreen at Odense Spoken Word Festival 2018 (Studenterhus Odense).

NEW ALBUM ENTERS CHART AT #2

Quite surprisingly the new album A Brief Summary went directly in as #2 on the official Danish vinyl hitlist the week after its release – Hall’s highest chart ranking ever. Obviously, it didn’t stay there very long, but thank you very much for all your support.

In the same week Information (one of the major Danish newspapers) published this brilliant review of the record:
 

 

Furthermore you can find new features in GAFFA (Denmark’s biggest music magazine) and Jyllands-Posten (the country’s largest daily newspaper) – interviews and articles that circle around the album, the upcoming concerts and Hall’s 40th anniversary as a musician.

You can also hear the extensive Sort Søndag (“Black Sunday”) interview with Hall on P6, the weekly metal broadcast on Denmark’s Radio.
 

 

LIVE CONCERTS OCTOBER 2018

In October Hall performs his first concerts for more than five years. There will only be a few selected shows. The set list will feature both older and new tracks.

Tickets available via links. The confirmed dates are:

Saturday the 6th of October 2018: FUGLSØCENTRET (near Aarhus).
Saturday the 20th of October 2018: BREMEN TEATER (Copenhagen).
Saturday the 27th of October 2018: KULTURMASKINEN (Odense).

A special guest appearance will take place on some of the occasions.

The musicians accompanying Hall at the concerts will be:

Christine Raft : Piano.
Johnny Stage: Guitar and sitar.
Una Skott: Guitar and farfisa organ.
Andreas Bennetzen: Double bass.
Sisse Selina Larsen: Drums and percussion.

The ticket sales for Fuglsøcentret and Bremen Teater have started. Sales for the Odense concert will follow at a later date.