Behind the moniker Northfield is 25-year old danish multi-instrumentalist and singer Simon Nordmark, from Silkeborg, Denmark. With his experimenting and playful take on songwriting, he's an artist who finds structure within ambient soundscapes and unrefined tones.
Highly influenced by artists such as Kashmir, Mew and Tim Christensen, who all have an accessible yet unique sound, Northfield creates a timeless sound that gently floats in between genres, creating a life of its own.
Starting off in 2016 with music only released on Soundcloud and performed at live-shows, Northfield began supporting acts like Virgin Suicide, Celestial Son and later on Sonja Hald and Barselona.
In 2018 Northfield released the debut EP “Looking Through The Lens” as an independent release on all streaming services. The EP gained critical acclaim, with songs like “Woman” entering Top 5 on Limelight's Rock Playlist.
With a background in acting, Simon delivers a personal, and distinctive live performance, wherein telling a story is not only accomplished through the music, but also through the very connection with his audience.
Through the years Simon has collaborated and been guided by musicians and songwriters such as Bjarke Porsmose (4 Guys From The Future), Gisli Gislason (Phlake), Soffie Viemose (Lowly), Mathias Winther (Saert Skarn) and Lars Top-Galia (Sort Sol), producer Mike Hecchi (The Sexican), Christian Agaton M. and Anders Christiansen (Mørkværk).
Simon spend most of 2019 traveling New Zealand for inspiration and recording in Mørkværk Studio in Aarhus, Denmark.
In 2020 Simon released the mini-album “An Enchanted Waste of Love” which he describes as being more pop-influenced in terms of structure and sound than the debut EP “Looking Through The Lens”.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northfield was unable to go on tour in support of the album. Ever since the cancelled shows Northfield has been recording new material and will be releasing a new mini-album with the title “A Place Beyond The Pines” in may 2022.