Caper Clowns, a pop-rock band from Odense, Denmark.

The band was formed in 2010 and the members are Rick Kingo, Peter Højgaard, Christian Højgaard, Henrik Krogh and Rasmus Almlund.

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.

On October 5, 2018 they released their second album, A Salty Taste To The Lake.

Many of the songs from their album, A Salty Taste To The Lake, are enjoying airplay on both Denmark`s nationale radio DR, as well as a lot of web-radio stations around the world.

Caper Clowns are packing more than 400 gigs in their luggage, including support gigs for bands like The Broken Beats (DK), The Eclectic Moniker (DK), The Crookes (UK), not to mention Level 42 (UK).

Caper Clowns also featured the IPO-festival in Liverpool on The Cavern Club for the last 3 years.

Caper Clowns has played more than 400 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`s, A Salty Taste To The Lake:

Review, Shindig! # 85 (UK): https://pocketmags.com/eu/shindig-magazine

5 stars. ….the album can proudly stand with the best of 2018. The band boats four singers, as well as a sound which can be characterized as a cross between The merrymakers and Crowded House, with a bit of Sir Paul thrown in….not a single duff track here.

Review, Power Popaholic (USA): http://www.powerpopaholic.com/2018/10/caper-clowns-and-the-persian-leaps.html?fbclid=IwAR0p2vATPotuy3jatcdBVF4PKLK3rpouqwz8aLtGt0gkS4uxfHfnmXV_C1A

….The opener “The Way I Dream” is a wonderfully catchy composition, with its bouncy rhythm it sets the stage nicely. In contrast, “Lifeline” adds some darker guitar riffs but the chords change to sunshine by the end of the harmony-filled chorus. The Caper Clowns biggest strength is its diverse sound…. The light acoustic guitar of “Kissing Daylight” is a winner, as well as the Squeeze-like magic of “Pretty & Underwear.” The album is both unpredictable and refreshing without a single filler track…..

Review, I Don´t Hear A Single (UK): https://hearasingle.blogspot.com/2018/09/caper-clowns-salty-taste-to-lake.html

…From the minute that I heard The Way I Dream earlier this year, I knew the album was going to be a stormer, I’m still singing the song six months on, it’s a real earworm. A Salty Taste To The Lake is an upbeat melodic joy…….There is real depth in these 11 Songs. Caper Clowns may very well be my favourite band of the last couple of years. The album is a must have….

Review , Nordic Music Review (UK): https://www.nordicmusicreview.com/single-post/2018/11/21/Caper-Clowns—A-Salty-Taste-To-The-Lake-Album?fbclid=IwAR3ETAcQDPPPJvvWhR2fhzkm2vTbblyzSQdg7OaQy66rWpiFEkRvZrVLjSo

….There are so many highlights, as this is an album which has strength in depth rather than being reliant on a couple of hit singles, but I’ll mention just a few….’The Way I Dream’, which has a lovely ‘Jellyfish’ feel, whilst the marginally heavier ‘Lifeline’ has a slightly darker opening before releasing into another big ‘Caper Clown’ chorus – and that’s pretty much what you’re going to get from this band, each song is packed full of infectious melodies. ‘Second to None’ bounces along at a quite ridiculous pace, whilst ‘Sacre Bleu’ (no, not ‘suck our blood’ as I first thought) is an obvious choice for a single, outrageously upbeat and cheery. However the quite lovely ‘Paper Trail’ is the highlight for me, maybe it reminds me of favourite bands such as ‘Jackdaw 4’ (and again ‘Jellyfish’), but it has rich, clever instrumentation and more tunes in one song than I should rightfully expect in a complete album……A Salty Taste to the Lake’ is simply delicious indie power pop, and yes it might feel like a guilty pleasure at times, but who cares, because this is a band who write the most natural sounding pop tunes, and everybody needs a dose of ‘Caper Clowns’ to keep the darkness at bay….

Review, The Radiant Radish (USA):

https://radiantradish.home.blog/2018/10/08/music-review-caper-clowns-a-salty-taste-to-the-lake/

…The Caper Clowns know how to write catchy songs with good choruses….

Review, Piggledy Pop / Marie-agnès Hallé (Frankrig):

http://piggledypop.blogspot.com/2018/08/caper-clowns.html

…. dancing and rhythmic followed by harmonies and guitar pop, both refreshing and invigorating… The urge to stomp does not leave us……

Review, Jansen’s Jamz (NL) : https://jansensjamz.com/2018/10/01/caper-clowns-paper-trail/

….The third single (Paper Trail) is a perky indie-rock song, wrapped in a vivacious vintage coating. With bouncy electric guitar strums, lively percussion and Electric Light Orchestra-dipped harmonies, it fuses 60s, 70s and 00s influences into a contemporary composite of rejuvenating and lively guitar-driven rock…..

Review, Mr. Capac (DK):

http://www.capac.dk/wordpress/?p=30337&fbclid=IwAR2jtU2k3IjakcHizq6xs35Xw1TUyexAR_tO0OLuomLXlNVAeBWoe2vvbjM

.. modern indie pop rock that gives you the chills, and has pop melodies that are not only memorable, but also have the emotionally moving quality, that the best of pop does. The album has eleven songs, which without exception deserve to haunt all the radio playlists in the land, because they possess seductive, catchy, moving pop, which is guaranteed to make the listener happy and bring out a smile…”

Review, 33 Plus (DK): https://www.facebook.com/33plusmusik/posts/2361791500773821?__tn__=K-R

… full of warmth ane efficient pop melodies, created in a carefree and playful mindset… positively infectious harmonies and unusual progressions…

Excerpt from album review`s, The Buca Bus:

.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.”