What is POSTYR?
The Danish vocal group POSTYR gives vocal music a facelift with their five voices, one computer and catchy melodies. The group has become known worldwide for their characteristic and evocative sound, combining four gripping voices with sampled beats and heartfelt songwriting, also making POSTYR’s live performances unprecedented in the international music landscape.
Tine Fris, soprano
Line Groth, alto
Lucas Minh Hoang, tenor
Anders Hornshøj Laugesen, tenor
Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning, bass and laptop
Where it all began
The singers in POSTYR grew up with vocal and choral music and they met in the inspiring musical environment around the world-renowned Danish choir, Vocal Line, and the award winning vocal group, Vox 11.
POSTYR was founded in 2009 out of a desire and an ambition to innovate and generate vocal music through development of new composed music written specifically for this type of ensemble.
”The voice is probably the one instrument in the world, which has the most varied timbre. Some are beautiful and others are sharp and edgy, like so much else in life. If we want the music to reflect, who we are, we have to be honest and make room for beauty, enthusiasm, sadness, the hard and the brittle. Somewhere between the words, the tones, the melodies, the natural immediacy of the voices and the mechanical precision of the computer we chase a nerve and an expression that is hard to put into words but which everybody can feel, when we nail it. That’s POSTYR at our best”.
– Tine Fris, soprano in POSTYR.
Groundbreaking Vocal Music
The Danish vocal group POSTYR are changing the face of vocal music as we know it with 5 voices, a computer and their infectious melodies in a mix of original compositions and radical interpretations of well-known material.
POSTYR are known around the world for their distinctive and evocative sound that combines 5 amazing vocals with sampled beats and heartfelt songwriting making POSTYR’s live performances something truly special on the international music scene. You will experience pop music created on stage like nothing you’ve ever heard before, leaving you with their catchy songs stuck firmly in your head for sing-along on your way home.
Facts about POSTYR
The group has earlier released two EPs and two albums
POSTYR has toured the world with their songs and played in countries like the US, Taiwan, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, France, Slovenia, England, Finland, Austria, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
POSTYR has appeared on TV several times, a.o. on the German station “NDR”, the national TV station in Taiwan,, the Danish national station “TV2” and have been interviewed on several radio stations such as the British “BBC3”, the Finnish national radio “YLE” and been in rotation on a huge number of big and slightly smaller radio stations in a.o. the US, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.
Has played with a.o. The Real Group, Nahiba, DJ Static and more.
The music has been used in several major commercials, such as a worldwide campaign for the clothing retailer Vero Moda as well as for Samsung in Korea.
POSTYR is featured on the latest album from the American band The House Jacks and has a.o. performed with the Swedish jazz legends in The Real Group as well as Rajaton and Pust.
Performed live during the opening ceremony at the European Swimming Championship in BOXEN, Herning
Has been nominated for 13 awards and won several international awards for their concerts and recordings, latest as the runner up for the American top sellers Pentatonix for best live performance at the ACA Awards in the US and for best ”original song” and best ”R’n’B song” with the title ”Talk 2 Me” (The House Jacks feat. Postyr) at the CARA Awards 2015.
About the album Paper Tiger
The group is now ready with their third album, ”Paper Tiger”, which was released in Denmark Friday September 4, 2015, on Iceberg Records A/S in cooperation with Playground Music. Inspirations for the songs on the album are inputs from life on the road, the loneliness of being away from home, the joy of feeling free, courage to put aside all fear and most importantly – to live out your dreams. Text and music for “Paper Tiger” are written and composed in hotel rooms, at airports and during pitstops home at the piano over the past 2 years to capture the dynamics of tour life.
The band was inspired to the album title during a tour in Taiwan, where they first became acquainted with the Asian tiger. The story behind the album title is based on an ancient Chinese legend about a scary tiger, which up close turns out to be quite harmless and only made of paper, so light and fragile that a breath of wind could make it fly away. This theme is spread out to the other songs on the album, each in its own way describing a fear, an escape, a fight, a standstill and a longing for something else, mediated by the group’s naked voices, twisted virtually around in the computer’s bits and bytes.
Paper Tiger contains both the fragile and delicate expressions in songs like “Home” and “Constance” as well as a more pop expression – in the word’s most positive sense – in songs like “Up For Air”, “Travel the World” and “We Don’t Wanna Breathe”. With the tracks “Strive To Fly (Little Wing)” and “Talk” POSTYR shows beyond any doubt that they know their craft, while strongly emphasizing that they are indeed a modern a cappella group.
”Paper Tiger” is released worldwide in the beginning of 2016 on Iceberg Records A/S 04.09.2015.