Bergensbaserte Bloody Beach spiller uregjerlig tropisk rock. Utvilsomt sjangerledende i sitt eget tropidelica-univers, mikser de psykedelia, rock, dub, afrobeat og pop til stor begeistring både innenlands, og utenlands.
Roskilde, Øya og SXSW-publikummet har alle danset til det unorske orkesteret. I 2014 slapp de debutplaten «Bloody Beach Pirate Radio Presents», et album som fikk trampeklapp fra en lang rekke musikkanmeldere.
11. August kom oppfølgeren «Boys» – en cool, leken og vindskeiv miks av det fengende og merkverdige. Boys er plata som står på repeat når du kjører fra Åndalsnes til Gøteborg.
14. September – Hulen, Bergen
15. September – Folken, Stavanger
06. Oktober – Pokalsalen, Oslo
It´s that time a year! See you in the pit:)
Tuesday 9PM @ Uhørt
Tuesday 10PM @ Tilt
Tuesday 11PM @ Ingensteds
Wednesday 3PM @ Hagen
John Olav Nilsen & Nordsjøen
Thursday 9:50 PM @ Sirkus
Foto: Jarle H. Moe
Living release their brilliant new single “Path” today, taken from their debut album, expected later this year.
“Listening to it is like looking through a kaleidoscope; its lush production of enchanting melodies seems technicolored.” – Stereogum
“It’s an absurdly pretty song, and it deserves to be big!” Nothing But Hope And Passion
Kommode unveils first dazzling single ‘Fight or Flight or Dance All Night’ on The Line of Best Fit, taken from forthcoming debut album ‘Analog Dance Music’
Hear the luscious sounds of ‘Fight or Flight or Dance All Night’
Watch Eirik Glambek Bøe welcome you into the world of ‘Analog Dance Music’ and pre-roder the vinyl here
“Laden with trumpets, Italo-house piano and the sunniest of beats pitched somewhere between Balearic, ’80s pop and disco, ‘Fight or Flight or Dance All Night’ is an absolute joy.” The Line of Best Fit
Kommode is the solo project of Eirik Glambek Bøe from Kings of Convenience. ‘Fight or Flight or Dance All Night’ is the first dazzling single taken from the debut album ‘Analog Dance Music’ out 18th August on Brilliance Records.
Bergen’s Kommode sees Glambek Bøe go beyond the usual indie-minimalist pursuits in Kings of Convenience. His new project has a much different ambition – to produce a sound that is rich and full. Kommode succeeds in creating music that would be the ideal soundtrack to a midsummer’s party, surrounded by friends, kissed by the sun, wine in hand, overlooking the ocean in the south of France.
“The problem is we are making songs that are a just a little too slow to dance to”, tells Glambek Bøe, who is making music under the Kommode moniker with his childhood friend, Øystein Gjærder Bruvik. Glambek Bøe grew up with the sound of disco in his ears, fondly recalling Wham’s ‘A Ray of Sunshine’ from the 1983 LP ‘Fantastic’, while also drawing influences from house and techno.
“Analog dance music is music that arises when you can’t help but notice that you live in amazing times and that the opportunities laid out before you are greater than those enjoyed by any previous generation. This calls for a certain celebratory quality which could easily be mistaken for complacency. Oh yes, the good in the world is seriously under pressure, but when there are too many things in your own life that lift your spirit, the sounds that come out when you start singing and playing will have a certain smoothness.”
“ADM is about played instruments, so that every time a pattern is repeated, everything is slightly different. An electronic signal is a mathematical representation of a sound, allowing the exact same note to be repeated several times during a song. An analog signal is, well, analog to what it signalises, and whether it’s a drum beat or guitar riff, every element of a song is a performance. ADM is about musicians and a lot of studio hours to get a good take.”
-Eirik Glambek Bøe
The first track to be taken from that forthcoming record by Kristopher Straus and Eirik Vestrheim is the ’80s-tinged “All The Time”.
It’s hard not to thing of New Order and 808 State, sweaty clubs and Ecstasy, when the insistent beat immediately kicks in. It’s gloriously nostaligic, and when the flat vocals join the beats there’s a feeling of being transported to straight to Manchester’s Hacienda.
The programmed beats are crisp, the synths appropriately woozy and Straus’ voice is filled with regret and missed opportunities. To top it all off, there’s a heavenly outro featuring a choir of child-like voices which lifts “All The Time” away from being a simple retro pastiche and iinto the realms of brilliance.
A five-piece indie group with a surf-punk sound, their shimmering songwriting is laced with summer energy.
‘Troubled Minds’ is beautifully bittersweet, with the skipping guitar riff set against the light brushstrokes of the drum kit.
As soft as the breeze tumbling in over Bergen’s harbour, ‘Troubled Minds’ is a superbly evocative cut. Tune in now.
For the forth time we present the best “Sounds from Norway” at SXSW 2017. This year’s event is presented by Brilliance and Toothfairy, in association with INgrooves, Music Norway and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Houston. Six bands will fill the stage at Lucille on Rainey Street, you can expect everything from quiet indie folk to loud punk rock.
Date: Thursday, March 16
Venue: Lucille (77 Rainey St.)
8 PM Chain Wallet
9 PM Kakkmaddafakka
10 PM Coucheron
11 PM BAYA
12 AM Tuvaband
01 AM Sløtface
We also got following shows on SXSW:
Mar 10: 6PM: Nordic Cool hits Hot Austin at Capital Factory
Mar 14: 1.15PM at Nordic Sauna Experience w/ The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Mar 15: 8.00pm at CU29
Mar 16: 12.00am at Sounds from Norway, Lucille
Mar 17: 1.30pm at Brooklyn Vegan/Øyafestival day party, Cheer Up Charlies
Mar 15: 1:00am at Karma
Mar 16: 9:00pm at Sounds from Norway, Lucille
Diamond Club off:bylarm showcase @ Tilt
9:15 PM Tuvaband
10:00 PM Eugene
10:45 PM Amber Clouds
11:30 PM Magnus Bechmann
Tuvaband – Ingensteds 7:00 PM
Strange Hellos – Sentrum Scene 9:00 PM
Living – Mono 8:00 PM
Strange Hellos – Blå 10:30 PM
John Olav Nilsen & Nordsjøen – Nordsjøen ute nå! Vinyl og merch er tilgjengelig i vår nettbutikk
5/6 Bergens Tidende