“SoftWave’s cover offers a re-worked version with a European sensibility and the video has a carefree vibe.”

SoftWave: ‘Souvenir’ reviewed » We Are Cult

‘Souvenir’ digital (cover review)

Following their successful tour opening for OMD in Scandinavia, Danish synthpop couple SOFTWAVE have paid tribute by presenting their own Scandipop interpretation of ‘Souvenir’.” – The Electricity Club Read more…

By: WeAreCult, The Electricity Club (UK)

August 14, 2020

‘GAME ON 1UP’ CD + BONUS TRACK “Live at Rockefeller” (album review)

Rating: 7/10

“This album is more diversified than the original edit of “Game On”. I was impressed by the great vocal skills of Catrine Christensen who has a powerful but emotional timbre of voice. ” Read more…

By: Inferno Sound Diaries, Side-Line Magazine, BE

October 23, 2020

‘GAME ON’ CD/LP (album review)

Rating: 7/10

“Softwave is for sure an interesting addition to the world-wide synth-pop roster. This is the kind of production getting people happy.” Read more…

By: Inferno Sound Diaries, Side-Line Magazine, BE

August 31, 2019

‘GAME ON’ CD/LP (Swedish album review)

Rating: 6/10

“Catrine och Jerry kan sin synthpop och sin italo vilket inte går obemärkt förbi.” Read more…

By: Henrik Kanatidis, SE

August 21, 2019

‘GAME ON’ CD/LP (Danish album review)

Rating: 4/5

“Det er et ganske vellykket album med en fremragende og gennemarbejdet produktion af ren synthpop, der er absolut værd at høre med duoens sangerinde Catrine Christensens yndige og energiske vokal.”… “det tegner i hvert fald positivt for den fremtidig udvikling” Read more…

By: Teddy Bjørklund Music and Concert Ex, DK

May 2, 2019

‘GAME ON’ CD/LP (album review)

Rating: 10/10

“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.” Read more…

By: James Mitchell, EchoSynthetic Nightride.FM, Georgia Atlanta, USA

May 1, 2019

‘GAME ON’ CD/LP (album review)

“Denmark hasn’t produced a lot of electronic artists of note. Nephew established a reputation as “The Danish Depeche Mode” (it seems that every country has one), but they have come and gone over the years. Laether Strip has been a constant in the international EBM scene for decades. It is heartening, therefore, to see the torch of synthpop being carried by Softwave” Read more…

By: Cold War Nightlife, SE

May 1, 2019

‘GAME ON’ (release concert review)

“This was an exceptional concert by two musicians that have a clear vision of where their music is going: The album is filled with engaging lyrics, captivating vocals and cool synth sounds. And the audience ate it up, singing and dancing along with the band.” Read more…

By: Kenneth Hillyard, Artists In The Spotlight, HAWAII/DK

April 18, 2019

‘GAME ON’ (album review)

“SOFTWAVE have delivered a fine and enjoyable debut album with off-the-wall narratives contained within a classic melodic framework. So the natural reaction is to press “play” again.

Striving for continual artistic improvement and displaying a willingness to learn as they progress, there is no doubt that based on this documentary evidence, SOFTWAVE’s synthpop heart will go on…”  Read more…

By: Chi Ming Lai, The Electricity Club, UK

April 4, 2019

KU.BE May 2 (concert review)

KU.BE, Frederiksberg, DK

“SoftWave have definitely got it together and are producing their own brand of “throwback” electropop that is catchy and dance worthy” Read more…

By: Kenneth Hillyard, Artists In The Spotlight, UK

May 8, 2018

Synthwave Live 2, Artefaktor Radio Anniversary (concert review)

Electrowerkz, London, UK

“Danish duo SOFTWAVE who played the inaugural event in 2017 were back and brimming with confidence on the much larger stage, they pair showcased a number of brand new songs.

Fronted by the vivacious Catrine Christensen whose smile simply lit up the room, ‘Follow You’, ‘Awake But Still Asleep ‘and ‘On And On And On’ provided the points of familiarity while the previously unheard ‘Reflected Memories’, ‘Still Beside You’ and ‘No Need To Hide’ were marker points to SOFTWAVE’s artisticl progression, particularly in partner Jerry Olsen’s production and in the songs’ overall musicality.” Read more…

By: Chi Ming Lai, The Electricity Club, Magazine, UK

Apr 11, 2018


‘Danish Electro Vol 01’ – Synthpop/Wave Compilation (song review)

“SoftWave: Everything Change (ManMindMachine Cover). Åttiotalsdoftande synthpop med bra kvinnlig sång. Får lite Yazoo vibbar av den.”

By: Benjamin Kristiansen,, Swedish Electronic Music Webzine

Mar, 21, 2018

Synthwave Live, Artefaktor Radio Anniversary (concert reviews)

Zigfrid von Underbelly, London, UK

“Coming all the way from Denmark, SOFTWAVE were one of the most impressive acts of the event. With their appealing Nordic synthpop and singer Catrine Christensen’s engaging stage presence, even a faulty microphone couldn’t dampen her mood. Opening with the bouncy ‘Awake But Still Asleep’, the duo saved the best towards the end with the catchy alternate version of ‘On And On And On’ reworked by partner Jerry Olsen. Indeed, it was an impressive debut London performance.” Read more…

By: Chi Ming Lai, The Electricity Club, Magazine, UK

Apr 3, 2017

Synthwave Live – London (UK) April 1 – 2017

“SoftWave were one of a number of bands today featuring impressive female lead vocalists. Catrine Christensen’s assured and engaging performance, adding a sheen to the Danish duo’s polished European synthpop. With Jerry Olsen providing an adept foil on synths and backing vocals, they added to the general warm feeling and great atmosphere of the whole event, with songs such as Awake But Still Asleep” and On And On And On providing the highpoints of their set.” Read more…

By: Cliff Chapman, dsoaudio, UK
Apr 8, 2017
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Hawke Music (EP Review)

Debut EP: ‘Together Alone’

“It’s not often that an outstanding EP is released that DOES reflect the band members, their music, AND lyrics”. “From the very first track “The Light Behind My Eyes” to the final track “Stronger” will captivate the listeners attention not only with their lyrics but their up-tempo beat from Jerry, and the silky-smooth & authorative voice of Catrine!”


Hawke EP Rating: 8/10

Hawke’s Favorite Tracks: “Take My Hand”, “Follow You” & “Stronger”

By: Terry James Hawke, Producer & Presenter, HFM Radio, UK

Feb 21, 2017


GAFFA (Demo Review)

Demo tracks: Follow You, The Light Behind My Eyes, Take My Hand

“Det er habilt udført, med et fint øje for alt det grundlæggende, som bare virker…
Softwave har dejlige produktioner foran sig, når de finder overskuddet og erfaringen til at tage skridtene helt ud…
…Catrine er en bedårende sangerinde med en stærk stemme… og Jerry har styr på maskinerne…”

GAFFA Rating: 3/6

By: Hansen, GAFFA, Magazine, DK

Jan 3, 2016



RUST, Copenhagen, DK

“Electropop og aftenens kun andet kvindelige islæt. Folk kom frem til scenen og dansede til Softwaves catchy melodier og med forsangerens gode stemme i centrum. Leder tankerne på 90’ernes dance scene, men stadig med deres eget præg – fantastisk.”

By: Emergenza Festival, DK

Jan 15, 2016

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Author: Softwave

SoftWave was formed by Jerry Olsen and Catrine Christensen in 2014. They have toured with the OMD and did 2x remix for Erasure's Andy Bell. During 2023 they releases their 2nd studio album followed by a tour.