Baby Did a Bad Thing (DK)

The Danish band Baby Did a Bad Thing fit into a genre many call nordicana, which might be interpreted as americana with a scandinavian touch. The main tendency is to follow the great American songwriter tradition, set in the musicians’ own Danish – and thus Nordic – context. It’s that Scandinavian melancholia, it’s tempting to add.  Baby Did a Bad Thing draw eclectically from intimate, acoustic, country ballads and more hard-hitting, roots rock. The band formed in 2018 and, in 2020, released their first album, produced by guitarist and producer Rune Kjeldsen. You can hear the influences of Lucinda Williams, Chris Stapleton and Gillian Welch. The album was well reviewed, got airplay and was broadcast by more than 30 American radio stations via The International Americana Music Show. GAFFA magazine praised it, too, and nominated the band for New Danish Name of the Year at the GAFFA PRIZES 2021. Originally a quintet, Baby Did a Bad Thing lost singer Eline Engholm in the summer of 2022. Baby Did a Bad Thing is now a quartet fronted by singer Jonas Fjeldsted.