The band

 

Caper Clowns, a power pop/indie/rock/ band from Ferritslev, Denmark.

The band was formed in 2010 and the members are Rick Kingo, Peter Højgaard, Christian Højgaard, Henrik Krogh and Søren Daugaard Jensen.

Caper Clowns released their debut album The Buca Bus on September 30th 2016. The lead single Pockets, was immediately chosen as the “weekly hit tip” on Danish national radio station DR P4, who has continued to play the song on a daily basis ever since.

Caper Clowns has played more than 300 gigs – they have been the support act for Danish bands such as The Broken Beats, The Eclectic Moniker and the UK bands The Crookes and Level 42.

One of this year’s highlights was in May 2017, where Caper Clowns were booked to play at the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Liverpool at the Cavern Club. Following the festival, which featured more than 140 bands, the man behind the festival David Bash wrote: “One of the best bands to play this year’s IPO Liverpool has joined us in Stockholm! They’re Caper Clowns, from Odense, Denmark, and they come with a whole slew of sparkling pop tunes, like the one in this clip, sounding a lot like a cross between Crowded House and The Merrymakers!”

Excerpt from gig review by Morten Gottschalck GAFFA (2017) (http://gaffa.dk/artikel/119426/pa-ryggen-af-odense-en-global-succes-gjort-lokal/)

… Caper Clowns…  … Outstanding performance… … It is likely that these musicians will become an international succes, without us danes even realising it…  …The quintet peaks with the song Sleeping On The Edge Of The Rainbow, where we dream our way into their musical universe. They rotate the lead vocal, and you get the clear impression, that this is a band with many years of live concerts. It is in the very centre of bullseye, with lots of cheering.

Excerpt from album review by Capac (http://www.capac.dk/):

“… Like the best foreign indie bands Caper Clowns has managed to create an album that offers great variation and creativity within the broad spectrum that is indie rock. From the opener, the almost classic pop tune “Pockets”, that is compelling and melodic to an extent that should make it a hit on the radio….

… The Buca Bus is a well crafted, versatile indie rock album… … Caper Clowns has a team of loyal and passionate representatives, who take on all the best foreign representatives. Yes, The Buca Bus aspires to a spot on my personal “favorite album of the year” list, when I’m writing it in a short while. I strongly recommend it.”

Excerpt from album review by Alan Haber (US), https://purepopradio.com/

” … talented quartet to craft this wonderful melodic pop collection. The highlights are too numerous to mention in toto, but here are a few favorites: “A Tale of Romance and Magnetic Trains,” a pure pop delight of the toe-tapping variety; “Mirror Me,” an uptempo driver which wouldn’t be out of place on a Deacon Blue album; “Sleeping on the Edge of the Rainbow,” a beautiful burst of charming balladry, and “The Significance of Teacups,” wholly McCartney-esque (and ELO-esque with a Brian May-type guitar solo)–an earworm that simply won’t let go. Lovely melodies and harmonies and, well, everything, await your ears. Take a well-deserved bow, Rick Kingo, Peter Højgaard, Christian Højgaard and Skipper Storm; you’ve made one of this year’s most assured collections of musical treasures.”

The Pure Pop Radio has named The Buca Bus debut of the year 2016! http://www.purepopradio.com/favorite-records-year-stars-2016/

Absolute Powerpop:

“Caper Clowns-The Buca Bus. It seems that my first reviews of a new year are of albums I missed from the previous one, and 2017 is no exception. Had I stumbled on this pop delight from Denmark sooner, it would have made my top 100. As it is, you don’t its placement on a list to give it a listen, as these Danes channel pop sources like McCartney and ELO. Jingly (and jangly) opener “Pockets” will put a smile on your face, “A Tale of Romance and Magnetic Trains” brings vintage-era Squeeze to mind, and “The Significance of Tea Cups” is sheer pop brilliance and probably my favorite song of the moment. It’s finds like these that keep me going with this site after nearly 11 years.”  http://www.absolutepowerpop.com/

Caper Clowns released their debut album The Buca Bus on September 30th 2016. The lead single Pockets, was immediately chosen as the “hit tip of the week” on Danish national radio station DR P4, who has continued to play the song ever since.

Furthermore several local and web-based radio stations started playing the single Pockets alongside other tracks of the albums, both in Denmark, as well as internationally.

Pure Pop Radio (A web-based radio from Virginia, USA) has named The Buca Bus as debut album of the year, the listeners of the radio show “Madsen” from DR P4 has voted The Buca Bus as the 16th best album of 2016, and The Power Pop Show (A radio show from California) has listed The Buca Bus as number 17 on best album of 2016!

Caper Clowns has played more than 300 gigs – they have been the support act for Danish bands such as The Broken Beats, The Eclectic Moniker and the UK bands The Crookes and Level 42.

Excerpt from album review by Capac (http://www.capac.dk/):

“… Like the best foreign indie bands Caper Clowns has managed to create an album, that offers great variation and creativity within the broad spectrum that is indie rock. From the opener, the almost classic pop tune “Pockets”, that is compelling and melodic to an extent that should make it a hit on the radio….

… The Buca Bus is a well crafted, versatile indie rock album… … Caper Clowns has a team of loyal and passionate representatives, who take on all the best foreign representatives. Yes, The Buca Bus aspires to a spot on my personal “favorite album of the year” list, when I’m writing it in a short while. I strongly recommend it.”

Excerpt from album review by Alan Haber (US), https://purepopradio.com

” … talented quartet to craft this wonderful melodic pop collection. The highlights are too numerous to mention in toto, but here are a few favorites: “A Tale of Romance and Magnetic Trains,” a pure pop delight of the toe-tapping variety; “Mirror Me,” an uptempo driver which wouldn’t be out of place on a Deacon Blue album; “Sleeping on the Edge of the Rainbow,” a beautiful burst of charming balladry, and “The Significance of Teacups,” wholly McCartney-esque (and ELO-esque with a Brian May-type guitar solo)–an earworm that simply won’t let go. Lovely melodies and harmonies and, well, everything, await your ears. Take a well-deserved bow, Rick Kingo, Peter Højgaard, Christian Højgaard and Skipper Storm; you’ve made one of this year’s most assured collections of musical treasures.”

The Pure Pop Radio has named The Buca Bus debut of the year 2016! http://www.purepopradio.com/favorite-records-year-stars-2016/

Absolute Powerpop, http://www.absolutepowerpop.com/

“Caper Clowns-The Buca Bus. It seems that my first reviews of a new year are of albums I missed from the previous one, and 2017 is no exception. Had I stumbled on this pop delight from Denmark sooner, it would have made my top 100. As it is, you don’t its placement on a list to give it a listen, as these Danes channel pop sources like McCartney and ELO. Jingly (and jangly) opener “Pockets” will put a smile on your face, “A Tale of Romance and Magnetic Trains” brings vintage-era Squeeze to mind, and “The Significance of Tea Cups” is sheer pop brilliance and probably my favorite song of the moment. It’s finds like these that keep me going with this site after nearly 11 years.”