Blaudzun

Ever since the release of his debut album in 2008, Johannes Sigmond goes by the name of Blaudzun, named after a relatively unknown Danish cyclist from the 70s. With his LP ‘Seadrift Soundmachine’ in 2010, Blaudzun and his 6-piece band have made a big impression with live shows in clubs and festivals all over Europe. The release of ‘Heavy Flowers’ (2012) achieved gold status in The Netherlands and was followed by a two-year period of sold-out club tours in both the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Blaudzun played festivals in Europe and the US, like; Sziget, CMJ, SXSW, Pinkpop, Rock Werchter and Lowlands. The singer received many awards including the Dutch Public Broadcasting Award for ‘Best Album of the Year 2012’, the Edison Award (Dutch Grammy) for ‘Best Male Artist’ , and an award for ‘Best Alternative Act’ at 3FM (Dutch national radio). 

The album ‘Promises of No Man’s Land’ reached #1 in the Dutch Album Top 100 and #6 in Belgium charts in 2014. The first single and title track ‘Promises of No Man’s Land’ gained a lot of success on 3FM Radio (NL) and Studio Brussels (BE). The song was selected as the closing anthem for the daily Olympic TV show ‘NOS Studio Sport Winter’ during the Olympics in Sotsji. Blaudzun toured Europe with sold-out shows in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and The Netherlands. During the Summer he played festivals such as Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Hurricane, Southside, and Bravalla in Sweden. The single ‘Too Many Hopes for July’ reached #4 on German college charts, the music video got nominated for the Berlin Music Video Award. Late 2016, Blaudzun released the first of his triptych album cycle Jupiter: Jupiter Part I. According to Rolling Stone Germany, the record was “...a genuinely powerful musical statement.” 

After a period of relative silence, Blaudzun impressed radio and TV audiences with his new single 'REAL HERO'. The song was among others Topsong at Radio 2 and also got a lot of airplay in Germany. Mid-June, Blaudzun released his second track 'RUNNING TO MEET THE SUNDOWN' for his upcoming album 'Lonely City Exit Wounds’. A few more songs will follow after the summer before the album will be released on 21 January.