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Gæstgiveren i Allinge
D. 14.07.2014 Kl. 20:00

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Der er Mø! Og så er der alle andre.
I 2013 optrådte sangerinden Mø til P3 Guld. I år vandt hun P3 Guld. I året der er gået har hun ryddet utallige forsider og fået anmeldere og fans til at flapre med ørerne af glæde.
Karen Marie Ørsted modtog 100.000 kr. og årets P3 Guld pris.
Den 25-årige sangerinde er dansk musiks store stjerne. "Sporty Spice" Melanie C fra den britiske popgruppe Spice Girls overrakte P3 Guld Prisen til MØ. Spice Girls var en stor inspiration for MØ i sin tid, og siden har Melanie C udtalt, at hun er vild med MØs musik: "Der er så meget "girl power" i dig, at du sagtens kunne have været en Spice Girl," sagde Melanie C til en meget rørt MØ fra scenen.
På Gæstgiveren i Allinge glæder vi os helt sindssygt til at byde MØ og orkester velkommen på scenen.


“It's like 'mooer'. Or Mo. Or Moo. Or anything.”


MØ may not mind how you say her name, but you'd better start practising your Danish pronunciation. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter is about to ?nish her debut album - a unique blend of bedroom beats, soul-punk-electro-R&B and pop harmonies - and if there’s any justice in the world, she’s about to break big.


Karen Marie Ørsted grew up on Funen, one of Denmark's largest islands, and she wrote her ?rst song when she was seven years old. “My parents had a piano in their living room that they got from my great grandmother, and then I wanted to write songs, in English, cos I was a massive Spice Girls fan.” Even then there were traces of the bittersweet heartache that forms the backbone of her current skewed pop: the ?rst single was called 'Don't Believe What People Say'. “I didn't have a boyfriend or anything when I was 7, but it was about a girl talking to her boyfriend saying, don't believe what people say about you. I don't know where I got it from!”



Karen was a pop obsessive until she became a teenager. “I guess everybody feels that way, but a lot of things happen to you and you get your eyes opened to different stuff. I became very involved with politics and punk and anti-fascist demos and stuff like that. My number one favourite was and is still Sonic Youth, but also Black Flag, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs...”


At 18 she formed a band with her friend Jose?ne. “We were called Mor, which means mother.” She played noisy, trashy electro-pop punk with Mor for ?ve years, travelling all over the world, from New York to New Zealand. “We were both singing and programming the music. It was very weird, I think. I still like it very much because that whole period was
just crazy. We were touring Europe with another punk band from Denmark, and we played all kinds of squats, weird places, everywhere. It was very much fun. Actually we only ?nished the band because I got too busy with this.”
Karen had started to write songs on her own - “It's always good to have a side project and I wanted to try some things out for myself.” So in 2009, MØ began, with Karen trying out a variety of sounds and styles on her laptop in her bedroom. “I had some friends who gave me trashy beats, and I was rapping, and making these big R&B choirs... it was totally different back then, but that was the beginning of it.”



At ?rst, MØ was almost a character, a larger-than-life exaggeration of Karen's attitude. “It wasn't very personal. It was me taking on a mask. I was trying to be this loudmouth. I was about 'yeah, fuck that, smoke weed' – and I wasn't even smoking a lot! I just wanted to be provocative. It's always easier to put a mask on and be something else, than to be
personal.”