The trio was founded in 2011 and started out as an outright lie – there was no band. The girls just really wanted to tell people that they were in one, so they did.
As it is with most lies there’s always a point at which you either have to come clean, or find a clever way to cover it up, and that’s basically how Nelson Can came into existence. It was too embarrassing to admit they didn’t have a band, so they decided to just go ahead and make one. What could possibly go wrong?
With a noticeable lack of guitars, their back-to-basics, drum and bass orientated sound is original and simple, inspired by acts like The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
In the last few years the band have toured across most of Europe, supporting the likes of The Black Keys and Royal Blood. Their music has been featured in campaigns for major brands like Volkswagen and Vespa. They have been banned in China (yeah, that happened). They’ve gotten great reviews in Rolling Stone Magazine in the USA, Germany and Spain and they have been regulars on Danish national radio for years.
Nelson Can also run their own record label in Denmark called Like a Can of Beans Records where they release music from local upcoming talent. There’s never a quiet moment with this band, reflected in their highly energetic shows that never fail to impress!