WDNG was first discovered we she played at Nye Toner in Bremen in Copenhagen in 2012, shortly after the release of her debut EP ‘Away, Away, Away. Since then, she has released two highly acclaimed albums, “Where Did Nora Go” in 2013 and “Shimmer” in 2014, both released on German labels and most recently the critically acclaimed EP ‘Womb of Life’ in 2019 produced by Brian Batz. She has achieved airplay in UK, DE, NZ, AUS, AU, CH, USA, ao.
The charismatic singer has been compared to Antony Hegarty, Björk, Ane Brun and Kate Bush and was nominated by GAFFA in 2014 and 2019 as respectively. ‘Danish Female Artist of the Year’, ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Pop Release of the Year’.
WDNG creates Dreamy Art Pop with the addition of ambient sound collages, layers of cellos, voices, synths and piano. Live she has teamed up with synth wizard Christian Balvig, also known from Efterklang, ShyShyShy, When Saints Go Machine, Copenhagen Phil. m.fl… She has been praised for her voice, which possesses a rare beauty, power and fervour, and with her music, she creates a very special space that draws the listener out of time and space and “into a dreamy, almost ethereal world.” TERRORVERLAG
Press on WDNG:
“Astrid Nora shows remarkable strength. With a talent of this magnitude, there is reason to be optimistic. Also on behalf of Danish rock .” – BERLINGSKE 5/6✭✭✭✭✭
“Clever and spirited pop album from Danish Astrid Nora”. Reminiscent of both Ane Brun and Anthony & the Johnsons” – GAFFA 4/6✭✭✭✭
“Astrid Nora’s vocals contain a story within, and the tone is so thought-provoking and insightful, you’re just left mesmerized by her power to engage.” -BLUSHING PANDA, UK.
“Music that bridges heaven and earth” 4/6 SIDE33 ✭✭✭✭
“Cinematic, spherical, evocative. It’s a magnificent drama in the quiet.” – GF ROCK – 5/6 ✭✭✭✭✭