October 21st 2013 Spids Nøgenhat released their first album in 12 years entitled “Kommer Med Fred” (roughly translated to We Come In Peace). Spids Nøgenhat have their own take on how psychedelic rock should sound and are deeply rooted in Danish acid rock of the early 70’s that somehow had a special sound compared to what was happening in the rest of the world at the time. The lyrics are in Danish and the album contains 7 original songs and a cover version of Den Gennemsigtige Mand by Furekåben.
Spids Nøgenhat (which translates to the magic mushroom Liberty Cap) was originally formed as a side-project in 1998 by Henrik “Hobitten” Klitstrøm, Morten “Aron” Larsen and Uffe “Aramis” Lorenzen (Lorenzo Woodrose) who at the time all were part of the Copenhagen based band On Trial. A band that since has led to numerous offshoots like Baby Woodrose, Ghost Rocket, Dragontears, Black Beacon Orchestra, Aron and Anders.
Spids Nøgenhat is inspired by Danish acid rock bands from the early 70s like Alrune Rod, Røde Mor and De Fortabte Spillemænd and played a few shows in the early years as an accustic guitar trio. In 2001 they released their debut album “En Mærkelig Kop Te” (A Strange Cup of Tea) on Orpheus Records that did not receive much attention at the time but since then has grown into a serious cult album with several reprints on vinyl.
The band resurrected in 2009 after public demand now including Anders “Moody Guru” Skjødt and Anders “Fuzz Daddy” Grøn, who both were in the original line-up of Baby Woodrose along with Lorenzo, and Sebastian “Zeppo” Bülow who contributed with the great visuals that always give a special vibe to the Spids Nøgenhat shows. A legendary concert at Roskilde Festival in 2011 later turned into the live album “De Sidste Her På Jorden” from 2012.
Spids Nøgenhat, oddly as it may seem, is now becoming a house hold name in Denmark playing Roskilde Festival 2014 to a crowd of 12.000 crazy people and just completed a sold out tour in Denmark in the fall 2014. In 2015 they won 2 Danish Grammys and have turned into everybody’s favorite freaks around here.
Listen to Kommer Med Fred HERE