Bio

SARA LEW is the singer and guitarist Sara Lewis Sørensen, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

24th of may 2019 her second album ” Sunday Morning” was reelased.

GAFFA Danish Music magazine: “..Sangene og musikken er alle ekspressive, enkelte endda ganske tunge og ildevarslende, under alle omstændigheder uafrystelige… …Sara Lew sprænger rammer, får bånd til at briste og lægger comfort zone behind. “

Danish Blog Undertoner: “Danske Sara Lew bygger arabesker og drømmende konstruktioner op på et album, der veksler smukt mellem et æterisk svimlende og et mere skramlet rockende lydbillede.”

“Sara Lew har en forbistret smuk stemme, der gør sig vanvittigt godt på alle albummets otte skæringer, som kommer omkring livet i al dets vælde, om familie, kærlighed og natur.”

”Danish riser, Sara Lew is making all the right noises. A string of infectious, artful singles have stamped out her pop identity,
dreamy but affecting songwriting delivered with no small degree of style. “You Said” is a beautiful return,
matching interlocking guitar lines – think Galaxie 500, for example – with her half-sense vocals. “- Clash Magazine

Previous:

She released the EP ‘Drenched in Night’ in 2013, followed up by two singles and the album ‘Black Feathers’ in 2016. Accompanying release she did a live recording for Daytrotter radio UK and performed on Spot Festival 2016.Sara Lew mixes a hybrid of #singer songwriter, #Alternative #Indie rock #dream pop #Low-fi #electronic

Press

INTERVIEW P6 BEAT DEBUT:

https://www.dr.dk/radio/p6beat/debut-programmer/debut-2019-05-29?fbclid=iwar1fdqig_ayc3usg0ea46tllge-nh9wbwj0mnzi1z09ivj0dhvyheqdi9f0#!01:10:23

GAFFA 4 Stjerner:

https://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/136972/ekspressiv-ra-og-klaedeligt-kantet-poprock/

Undertoner 4,5 Stjerner:

http://www.undertoner.dk/2019/05/sara-lew-sunday-morning/

 GFR 4 Stjerner:

https://www.gfrock.dk/sara-lew-sunday-morning/

Imperfect Fifth UK:

http://imperfectfifth.com/sara-lew-sunday-morning/?fbclid=IwAR3b557VzyFsCND0FeiTOmCv8cw72C8NJ41OPNPlJrpcVLFtF48wEmvXYHc

Interview – Vents Magazine

https://ventsmagazine.com/2019/05/07/interview-sara-lew/

Playlister:

SPOTIFY ALTERNATIVE INDIE:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX83FrVXEJAiq

New Nordic Sounds By Radial:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ypxEWaGDxdTCghMVC1xjm

Hej Søster af Fallulah – nummer “Does Anybody Listen”:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1rK8er21znj7AAeIUte5Jv

SUNDAY MORNING EDIT:

New Nordic ALTERNATIVE: http://smarturl.it/NordicAlternative,
New Nordic ROCK: http://smarturl.it/NordicRock,
New Nordic FRIDAY: http://smarturl.it/NewNordicFriday.

SAME OLD PEOPLE:

XS Noize
Vents Magazine

https://ventsmagazine.com/2019/05/07/interview-sara-lew/

She Makes Music

https://shemakesmusic-uk.tumblr.com/post/184871681445/spotlight-sara-lew-same-old-people-is-a

God Is In The TV

http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2019/05/07/tracks-of-the-week-69/

That Buzzing Sound

https://thatbuzzingsound.com/2019/05/05/new-music-sara-lew-same-old-people/

Find A Song

https://www.findasongblog.com/post/184617834338/find-a-song-about-recognizing-that-even-though-we

Gigsoup

https://www.gigsoupmusic.com/news/new-music-news/sara-lew-releases-infectious-artful-new-single-same-old-people/

Pause & Play

https://www.pauseandplay.com/new-songs-taylor-swift-bruce-springsteen-etc

High Violet

https://highvioletblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/sara-lew-releases-artful-same-old-people/

Graffiti Vibe

https://www.graffitivibe.co.uk/thevibe/sara-lew-releases-artful-new-single-same-old-people

Skope Mag US

https://skopemag.com/2019/04/25/skopemag-news-for-april-25-2019-930-am-est

Turn Me Up Before You Go-Go

Added to Spotify playlist

https://open.spotify.com/user/talkaboutpopmusic.net/playlist/0kAQV5m8Jy16VtHioilug9?si=uqDiWS_KTtKj3BIW_YFhUg

Top 40 Charts US

http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=146186

Radio UK

Shoreditch Radio

Played on ‘Real Musik’ show 3rd May

http://www.realmusiklondon.com/radio

http://www.shoreditchradio.co.uk/

 Uckfield FM

Played on ‘Future Sounds’ 2nd May

http://www.uckfieldfm.co.uk/2019/show-catch-up/future-sounds-02-05-19/

Undertoner.dk:
Good Because Danish
For The Rabbits Premier:
Playlist Nordic Indie:
Apple Music Best of the week:

 

Single YOU SAID

Bands Of Tomorrow Premier DK:

https://bandsoftomorrow.com/lew-er-tilbage-med-singlen-you-said-der-ledsages-af-flot-og-stemningsfyldt-musikvideo/

 

Clash Magazine Premier UK:

https://www.clashmusic.com/news/denmarks-sara-lew-enchants-with-you-said

 

Nordic Spotlight:

https://nordicspotlight.com/lew-denmark-you-said/

 

Good Because Danish interview:

http://goodbecausedanish.com/2018/10/in-conversation-with-lew/

 

With Guitars ”Could LEW be the danish Anna Calv?”:

https://www.withguitars.com/could-lew-be-the-danish-anna-calvi/

 

Friendly Critic:

https://thefriendlycritic.org/2018/10/25/single-review-lew-you-said/

Radio Airplay:

Belter Radio UK

Amazing Radio UK

Indie Radio Alliance UK

Hailsham FM UK

The Lake Radio DK

Valley FM AUS

Info og omtale Album Black Feathers 22 april 2016:

Interview med The Lake Radio d.10/5-2017

https://soundcloud.com/thelake…/the-lake-talks-excelsior-lew

https://itunes.apple.com/…/podca…/the-lake-radio/id954054130

DAYTROTTER PASTE MAGAZINE og DAYTROTTER.Com d. 3 oktober – 2016:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/lew/crypt-studio-june-04-2016.html

http://www.daytrotter.com/lew/crypt-studio-june-04-2016.html

Omtale af LEW Live:

SPOT omtale af koncert:

Anmeldelse af koncert:

GFRock.dk

http://www.gfrock.dk/reportage-fra-fredag-pa-spot-2016-del

“… og der er potentiale til at nå et internationalt publikum i LEWs lyd, der rummer elementer af både støj-rock, folk og trip-hop, som mødes i en velfungerende symbiose. Sættet afsluttedes af ‘Cave’, som velfortjent har fået en del opmærksomhed…”

FOCUS KNACK Belgien- Dirk Steenhaut:

http://focus.knack.be/entertainment/muziek/concertverslagen/gespot-op-het-spot-festival-in-aarhus-tien-artiesten-uit-het-noorden-om-in-de-gaten-te-houden/article-normal-698549.html

“hun lyder på scenen, bedende, sårbar og intens….. Alligevel er Lew’s sange mere end stærke nok til at leve op til de overfladiske sammenligninger. Kunstneren, selv spiller på elektrisk guitar, bakket op af et træfsikkert band.. Lew laver musik, der kryber under huden og bliver der.” Dirk Steenhaut

Omtale af Spot Festival 2016 koncerten:

Musik Mig Blidt:

https://www.facebook.com/155613531152480/photos/a.439798082734022.93939.155613531152480/1036811373032687/?type=3&theater

http://www.musikmigblidt.dk/musik-mig-blidts-anbefalinger-til-spot-festival-2016.html

Good Because Danish:

bit.ly/GbDxSPOT16reco6

“…And finally a Danish name as well! I discovered LEW through SPOT Festival’s Spotify playlist for this year. I instantly liked the melancholic melody of the track “Lights On” and the slightly retro voice of Sara Lewis, aka LEW. My curiosity is piqued – bring it on SPOT 2016!”

Interview – For The Rabbits An alternative Music Site UK:

https://fortherabbits.net/2016/06/13/lew-in-their-own-words/

“The resulting record is a varied and thrilling selection; whether it’s the exquisite dark-pop of Lights On, the haunting electric guitar work of Raven or the stripped back folk of Home, throughout the record Sara takes the foreground. In the stunning guitar playing, and the emotive vocal delivery, Black Feather is never anything less than delightfully human.”

 Interview – GFRock.dk:

http://www.gfrock.dk/jeg-synes-jo-egentlig-jeg-har-lavet-en-pop-plade-interview-med-lew/

“LEW udsendte tidligere i år det roste debutalbum, Black Feathers, og i slutningen af april blev det også til en vellykket koncert på Spot Festival. Kort efter koncerten fangede jeg Sara…”

Album Black Feathers Omtale:

http://www.gfrock.dk/lew-black-feathers/

5 Stjerner:

“LEW leverer en stemningsfuld og helstøbt sammensmeltning mellem flere musikalske universer på debutalbummet Black Feathers, som nok skal få et rigtigt godt tag i de tålmodige lyttere.””

“Man skal altså være tålmodig for at udforske LEW’s univers, og det kræver også opmærksomhed og flere lyt at hænge på undervejs. Er man til gengæld tunet ind, bliver man belønnet med et både lyd- og stemningsmæssigt helstøbt, men samtidig nuanceret album, der udforsker grænselandet mellem det mørkt folkede, det støjrockede og det triphoppede. Lyden er grundlæggende ret udansk, og der er formentlig et større publikum til LEW’s musik udenfor de danske grænser. Det bør dog ikke forhindre nogen herboende i at investere i Black Feathers, som er en glimrende debut.”

Fransk Blog, Music, books and poems

Månedens Album:

http://musicbooksandpoems.hautetfort.com/archive/2016/04/24/debut-album-of-the-month-black-feathers-by-lew-5792752.html

“LEW er dette forårs smukke skandinaviske overraskelse. Elleve numre / sange som omgående skal opdages på Spotify.”

UK Aesthetica Magazine:

https://da-dk.facebook.com/lewmusic/posts/608218842675941:0

“. . .Black Feathers has the feel of a lost note scribbled on crumpled paper. With hints to a folky past, these 11 songs stands out as unplugged, unsettling pop that demands repeat listening.”

Tasty Fanzine UK:

http://www.tastyfanzine.org.uk/albums172jul16.htm#Lew

“Lew’s voice avoids sounding overly dramatic and she and her associates bring an edgy, occasionally venomous energy to the songs, notably the tightly controlled cadences of ‘Lights On’, the chaotic guitar interplay of ‘Into Your Love’ and the epic romanticism of ‘Riverstone’. If the overall tone of ‘Black Feathers’ is a dark one, Lew’s vision is far from bleak and her songs contain a definable warmth even at their most challenging, musically and lyrically.”

Scunthorpe Telegraph UK

http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/CD-REVIEWS-Cyndi-Lauper-BBC-Radio-2-s-Sounds-80s/story-29351908-detail/story.html:

““BLACK FEATHERS” – LEW (DME) – An impressive debut indie rock album from Danish singer-guitarist Sara Lewis and her three-piece band.Lew has been compared not unfavourably to PJ Harvey and hopefully she could make the same international impact. 8/10.”

Read more: http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/CD-REVIEWS-Cyndi-Lauper-BBC-Radio-2-s-Sounds-80s/story-29351908-detail/story.html#ixzz4Ba2DdVfm
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Roots and Branches UK

http://www.roots-and-branches.com/record-reviews-june-2016.html

“Patti Smith is an occasional reference point, especially on the more sonically muscular numbers Cave. We’ve Said Enough and Into Your Love while the seven minute rumble of Choose and the pulsing strings Riverstone sport Nick Cave resonances. There’s alt-folk colours here and there, notably with album opener The Dirt while pop sensibilities are evident on Lights On and the album closes on a relatively lighter acoustic note with the rippling, cobwebby Home. We will, I suspect, be hearing quite a bit about her in the coming months.”

Månedens album I ELLE Magasin 4/6 EEEE:

https://www.facebook.com/lewmusic/posts/609962629168229:0

“…spiller gennem sin første albumudgivelse ikke på så få strenge, og alligevel er albummet Black Feathers en både helstøbt og personlig samling numre fra den unge singer/songwriter…”

 GAFFA 4/6 stjerner:

http://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/104830

“Hun leverer en spændende vare på sit glimrende debutalbum.                                Det er et tilrøget dunkelt og dystert univers – ikke mindst ved teksterne, der inciterende kredser om (for)tab(else) og fortvivlelse, men også livsforandringer og nøgne iagttagelser – og konstant får man følelsen af hengiven og følelsesladet indlevelse ved hendes smukke stemme.”

CAPAC:                                                                                                       http://www.capac.dk/wordpress/?p=24602                                                                                                                     “Musikken er meget melodiøs og lettere mørk, og mørket stammer sikkert fra det tekstunivers, som man finder på pladen, hvor sangskriveren Sara Lewis i et billedrigt sprog kredser om kærlighedens og hverdagslivets skyggede sider. Lewis bakkes fint op af Anders Wallin (bas og tangenter), Jakob Høyer (trommer) og Nils Grøndahl (violin og pedal noise). Men det samlede udtryk er præget af, at Saras smukke, mørkt farvede stemme står centralt i lydbilledet, medens de andre musikere skaber en bund af tid tider dissonant og støjende dybde.”

CD TEST Tysk Webmagasin

92/100 points

http://www.cdtests.de/black-feathers-von-lew-2016

“ En drømmende stemme synger drømmende sange – ”Black Feathers” fortjener en tydelig anbefaling herfra og vil garanteret ikke skuffe nogen. L E W opnår alt, hun har foretaget sig.”

Nordische-Musik Tysk webmagasin

http://nordische-musik.de

http://nordische-musik.de/4944-LEW.html?PHPSESSID=988492c07fafe00061392c31cc2ef5c7

Airplay:

CAVE

Danish National Radio P4- Madsen

www.dr.dk/p4kbh/madsen/madsen-2016-10-10

Danish National Radio P3- barometerlisten

http://www.dr.dk/p3/artikel/barometerlisten/#stem

http://www.dr.dk/musik/titel/cave/9017294-1-4

Tysk SWR radio Lautstark

INTO YOUR LOVE d. 10/5/2016

http://www.dasding.de/playlists/lautstark-playlist/-/id=105526/9iatqk/index.html

CAVE OMTALE:

UK Premiere GoldFlakePaint:

http://www.goldflakepaint.co.uk/lew-cave-premiere/

“Led, once again, by her wonderfully robust vocal, the new track ploughs head-long in to the night in a decadent flash of smouldering synth lines and stark bursts of guitar.”

DK Premiere Bands Of Tomorrow

http://bandsoftomorrow.com/forpremiere-hor-ny-single-fra-lew/

“Vi har fået æren af lave forpremiere på andensinglen “Cave” fra talentfulde LEW.”

 DE Premiere SoundKartell Tysk Blog:

http://www.soundkartell.de/lew/

Track Of the Day GFR:

http://www.gfrock.dk/lew-cave-25-2016/

GAFFA:

http://gaffa.dk/nyhed/105476/lew-giver-en-melankolsk-rocket-albumappetizer

“Singlen “Cave” rummer tonerne af melankolsk fændende rock.”

OMTALE Lights On:

Premiere Nordic Spotlight US:

https://nordicspotlight.com/lew-denmark-lights-on-youtube/

“…So when the melody kicks back into gear and Lewis moans and whimpers over it with that fairly incredible singing voice of hers, you feel like the bottom just dropped out beneath your feet and you’re soaring peacefully towards the ground…”

Premiere Gaffa:

https://www.facebook.com/gaffadk/posts/10153944256789297

http://gaffa.dk/nyhed/103305

Gaffa årets bedste sange:

https://open.spotify.com/user/gaffadk/playlist/2XspYYJZU7X72CNIkryK8d

https://play.spotify.com/user/gaffadk/playlist/5j59H8uNe3opf7GfBzByvd?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Premiere For the Rabbits:

http://fortherabbits.net/2016/01/29/five-things-we-liked-this-week-29012016/

“..Building from a bed of glistening synths and rolling drums via a beautifully unhinged and mechanical sounding guitar and gently swooping bassline, it recalls the intensity of the early work of Sharon Van Etten or Torres…”

https://da-dk.facebook.com/fortherabbitsmusic/posts/847577458720756?fref=nf

New Nordic Sounds:

https://open.spotify.com/user/theorchardscandinavia/playlist/5ypxEWaGDxdTCghMVC1xjm

Bands of Tomorrow:

http://bandsoftomorrow.com/ny-single-ude-med-lew/

ugens uimodståelige – Bands of Tomorrow

Fransk rock web magasin, Stars Are Underground:

https://da-dk.facebook.com/starsareunderground/posts/10153846413002512?fref=nf

“Découverte du jour #97 : LEW – “Lights On””

GFRock:

http://www.gfrock.dk/l-e-w-lights-on-82-2016/

https://www.facebook.com/gfrwebzine/

UK Blus Bunny:

http://www.bluesbunny.com/Short-Cuts/ShortcutID/877/xmps/11108

“More downbeat electro pop from Scandinavia with Lew – aka Sara Lewis – roughing up the sequenced beats with edgy electric guitars and her intense vocals. It might well be cold outside but there is heat in her music.”

UK Anthem Review:

http://www.anthemreview.net/post/138565850863/lew-is-singer-and-guitarist-sara-lewis-who-was

“See the dazzling, brand new video for ‘Lights On’ from the stunning singer and guitarist, LEW – http://goo.gl/YTJt6u”

UK Rock, punk indie magazine- With Guitars:

http://www.withguitars.com/introducing-denmarks-lew-watch-first-single-lights/

http://www.withguitars.com/introducing-denmarks-lew-watch-first-single-lights/?fb_action_ids=1120231641355150&fb_action_types=og.likes

UK Beat Surrender:

http://www.beat-surrender.com/2016/02/05/lew-lights-on-from-her-forthcoming-debut-album-black-feathers/

Uk Little Indie Blogs:

http://littleindieblogs.blogspot.dk/2016/02/track-of-day-lew-lights-on.html

UK HIApop:

http://gcygnus.blogspot.dk/2016/01/watch-lew-lights-on.html