Loftän is a female singer-songwriter duo. Janell Riedl, an Oregon native, and Julia Mahncke, a recent transplant from Germany, write songs together as if they grew up in the same neighborhood and not on different sides of the atlantic. Their original music will make you want to hug someone, their banter will make you want to be friends with them. Their debut EP "From Here" was released in July 2016. Their upcoming release (Januar 17, 2018) is a video series called "The Delilah Sessions", named after a friend's yellow camper trailer that became the location for the live performance recordings.
- Northwest Music Scene
'From Here' is quickly becoming my summer soundtrack. With spacious production, sweet vocals, and simple yet catchy-as-heck melodies, I'm brought to a space of introspection and peace. Listening to 'From Here' makes me want to pause, reflect and sway the best that I can.
- Cheryl B. Engelhardt (Composer, Founder of “In the Key of Success”)
The ambiance of the guitars [in the song “Doorway”] provide a cool soundscape. An indie rock tune […] with an inventive video.
- D Grant Smith (Host of Appetizer Radio)
EP "From Here" cover
In the Press
2017/03 Mar-Queso Feature Link
2017/02 Premiere: Watch Loftän's New Video for Undercover Girl Link
2016/10 100 Bands in 100 Days: Loftän (Northwest Music Scene) Download | Link
2016/10 Weltenbürger Loftän (domradio.de) Download | Link
2016/09 Ein Duo, dass sich gefunden hat (Bonn FM) Download | Link
2016/07 Merging Sounds (Register Guard) Download