Copenhagen-based singer-songwriter Frederik Teige has just released his long-awaited debut single on Bad Panda Records. Sweet and nearly too short (at just over two minutes),  “What Is New?” is a sparkling pop gem packed with punchy melodies and mesmeric guitars, with Teige’s charismatic voice exuding anxious energy.

A talented multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, keyboards, saxophone, etc.), Teige is well known as the live guitarist for Danish indie band Efterklang and contributed on their latest effort, Magic Chairs.  Yet, in between much touring over the last few years, he has found the time to write and, with the help of a few friends, record a brilliant and charming record. With the full-length, Body God, due out later this year, we can expect to hear a lot more from this artist.  But for now, the digital-only single, “What Is New?” is available as a free download at http://badpandarecords.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/badpanda041/

Teresa Sampson