SoftWave – Danish synthpop with their own brand of “throwback” electropop – catchy and dance worthy

After touring with the million selling electronic pioneers OMD on the Scandinavian leg of their “Greatest Hits – Souvenir Tour” (feb, 2020),  SoftWave was invited by Erasure’s Andy Bell to produce remixes for his forthcoming Andy Bell is Torsten project ‘Club Torsten!’ among Vince Clarke, Bronski Beat and more (LP releases Feb 5th, 2021). Read more: Andy Bell: Club Torsten! Limited Edition Pink Vinyl LP – Cherry Red Records

With support of notable synth musicians (ex Human League, Visage and Gary Numan members) the future of SoftWave looks promising. ‘Something is Missing’ (single, ‘Game On’, 2019) was licensed to ZYX Music (2019) and has been in rotation at the Danish National Radio (DR “P4 Aften”) and several other international radio stations. The single was also playlisted by OMD on Spotify, TOP charted by German Electronic Web Chart (GEWC) and Club 80s as no.1 most played song. After the release of SoftWave’s debut album ‘Game On’ it was charted as TOP15 best album and hereby it became a great success

• 10/10 rating by NightrideFM (USA) • 7/10 rating by Side-Line-Magazine (BE)

“The Danish duo of SoftWave have crafted pure synthpop bliss on their newest LP, Game On… Not only does it work, I feel as if it stands head and shoulders with the likes of Erasure, OMD, and the Human League.” – NightrideFM (USA)

SoftWave was established in 2014. SoftWave released their debut-EP (Together Alone 2016, Together Alone The Remixes 2017) without any knowledge about the music industry and with huge ambitions of becoming a popular synth-pop duo in Denmark and abroad. SoftWave was recommended by Danish National Radio (Karrierekanonen), reviewed by GAFFA (DK), playlisted by New Nordic Indie, interviewed by The Electricity Club (UK) and supported by DMF (Danish Music Foundation), KODA and DJBFA.

In 2021 the 2nd SoftWave album will be released followed by a tour (release date TBC)


*Lead Me (SoftWave Electro-Noir Remix)

*Society, Society (SoftWave Electro-Noir Remix)

“I just love those happenstance moments; it just so happened that I was wearing the SoftWave T-shirt at the same time that my band-mate Barney announced that the ‘Club Torsten!’ remix vinyl was complete . I think Catrine’s version of ‘Siren Song’ is sublime; I wonder if i was a Dane or Norwegian in a former life.”

“SoftWave made two all new ‘Electro-Noir’ style remixes for my ‘Club Torsten!’ album and I loved their strong retro inspired synth melodies the first time I heard them and the way Catrine’s vocals weave in and out so deftly is just gorgeous!.” 

“I very much look forward to hearing SoftWave’s interpretations of the songs ‘Society, Society’ and ‘Lead Me’ in a real club played from this fabulous ‘Club Torsten!’ vinyl. It looks and sounds fabulous; synth-pop heaven!”

“I’ll let you into a secret, ‘Lead Me’ was not a favourite track of mine until I heard what SoftWave did with it for ‘Club Torsten!’. It quickly became one of my favourite ‘Andy Bell is Torsten’ remixes!”

Andy Bell (singer, Erasure)


Siren  Song  (cover)  2019 – SoftWave was mentioned in Erasure’s Newsletter (Erasure Information Service) – Read more and watch video


“Allow me to introduce to you my new friends ‘Softwave’ whom I met at my former Human League bandmate Ian Burdens solo album release event in London recently … Softwaves pure and clean electro sound with a cool techno edge, featuring the delightful voice of Catrine Christensen…”

Jo Callis (Ex member of The Human League)

“Still awake… and listening. It stirs up my long-standing adoration of analogue-synth purity. And I wish I could sing like that! x”

Ian Burden (Ex member of The human League)

EX GARY NUMAN, Dramatis, Visage, Dead or Alive (UK)

“SoftWave’s excellent new album is most definitely worth a listen. Excellent production and vocals from Denmarks finest synth pop band.”

Chris Payne (Ex Gary Numan, Dramatis, Visage, Dead or Alive)