Captain Credible is from Norway. That makes me proud. I once saw him perform in a small tent at this festival and was blown away by his presence and his ‘circuit bending skills’. He modifies (circuit bends) old keyboards, game consoles and toys, then he creates music with it. Circuit bending allows you to make [...]
The Listeners Also Bought function in the iTunes Store has undoubtedly been a benefit to my music collection. iTunes recently got me hooked on Norwegian band Superfamily. Their second album, Guns Tonight, is dense with that Northern European energetic pop/rock sound. About to topple A-ha off that perch?
Norwegian band Team Me produces warm songs from a very cold place using a diverse array of instruments such as traditional accordion and violin alongside bass and guitar. I just wish they’d play more often outside of Europe.
Dråpe (which is Norwegian for ‘water droplet’) are one of my favorite bands. Their sound is creative, chilled, and laidback. I’m sure that they’re going to hit it big it Norway this year.
Named for a waste dump as well as an institution for troubled youth where the Norwegian duo met, Arabrot specialize in unhinged, pulverizing, blackened noise rock. Their recent album The Brother Seed was recorded by the ever prolific Steve Albini, and their glass-shattering guitar sounds certainly live up to those of Big Black and Shellac. [...]