Northern Family portrait emerged on Matinee’s roster only two months once they were founded, using a sleek, reverb-slicked sound — headed up by Stefan Larsen’s melancholy caterwaul — that harked back again to the Smiths and nodded to contemporaries just like the Mary Onettes as well as the Pains to be Pure in mind. The band produced in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the summertime of 2007 (July, to become specific) with Larsen, Michael Sorenson, and Rune Reholt. Larsen and Sorenson acquired known one another since they had been children, and acquired rehearsed together on / off again ahead of forming the music group. Northern Portrait had been contacted by many labels inside the first couple of weeks of fabricating their MySpace profile, plus they had been purchased by Matinee by the finish of August. Their debut on that label, The Fallen Aristocracy EP, premiered in Apr of 2008. Another EP, Napoleon Sweetheart, found its way to September of this calendar year. The trio came back with their initial full-length album, Offender Art Fans, in past due 2009.