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TUSEN KVELERTAKK! kvelertak REVIEWED BY John Robb PHOTO: HELGE BREKKE

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Do you believe in the power of rock n roll?

Text: JOHN ROBB Photo: CARINA MUSK ANDERSEN & HELGE BREKKE

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velertak (Norwegian for stranglehold) certainly do and in an astonishing 30 minute set, demolish the audience into a massed pit. This is a band at the height of their powers who instinctively understand every great trick in rock ’n roll and put them all into one song after another.

LESS SHOW – MORE LOWDOWN Formed four years ago in Stavanger, the band’s churning, powerhouse set is built around three guitars and a powerful rhythm section. This puts them in the great tradition of Scandinavian powerhouse party show bands like the Hellacopters, Turbonegro or Gluecifer. Only this time, apart from great audience interaction, there is less show and more lowdown, grimy, oozing rock ’n roll. A rock ’n roll that was first delivered on last year’s debut album. There are also elements of Satyricon and Darkthrone in there as well as the über-grind of black metal and the release of old school punk-rock.

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ROCK PIGS Kvelertak have also added the fierce raw power from hardcore, the volume of real pig iron rock and the loose abandon of prime time, groin exchange rock ‘n roll. They also understand that building a band up from the shit tight rhythm section that harks back to AC /DC, is a true rock ‘n roll foundation. They dress down, like lank haired rock pigs straight off a tour bus in yesterday’s tour shirts, but when they crank up the decibels they sound like one of the best rock bands on the planet right now. They nail the drop downs, the incessant riffing and the clever tension-building dynamics before the release. Their songs are hypnotic and last well beyond the five minute mark and are hypnotizing in their primal ooze. They also have twin guitar lead breaks that hark back to primetime Thin Lizzy, but their incessant wall of sound and ferocious power sees them bang up to date when the only rock music that really works understands the fierce power of hardcore. With songs that are super catchy and vocals that are fantastically guttural, they understand the filth and the ooze of rock n roll played from the crotch and have the venue jumping to their anthemic filthy wall of sound.

JUST WHAT WE NEED Frontman Erlend, is a captivating presence. His primal scream singing tears out lyrics in Norwegian that range from deceptively dumb to touching on Viking mythology. It matters little to an English ear though what language the words are in, you can feel their intent. Kvelertak are going to tear the European festivals apart this summer. This is the party band for anyone who likes a dirty, fucked up party, and a party to celebrate all that’s great about R ‘n R. A dose of this filthy action is just what we all need right now.

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“This is a band at the height of their powers”

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BRING ON THE MONEY

It just kicked off at by:Larm, and then things got real serious.

TEXT: ISABELLA GREFFEL Photo: CARINA MUSK ANDERSEN

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wo years ago Kvelertak got quite a buzz during by:Larm. This definitely kickstarted their career: Now they´re back, and in March they´re playing at SXSW. “It was just sheer coincidence that we attended by:Larm in 2009. Our drummer Kjetil Gjermundrød had this idea that we should at least try. So he sent the application. It just kicked off at by:Larm, and then things got real serious. Suddenly we were booked to both The Roskilde Festival and The Øya Festival the same year, all thanks to a few gigs at by:Larm in 2009.” We´ve met up with Kvelertak guitarist Maciek Ofstad backstage at Rockefeller just hours before the REVIEWS concert on Thursday night.

A BIT NERVOUS Kvelertak´s debut was awarded Album Of The Year in 2010 by NRK Lydverket, and is now to be released in the US. Maciek tells us that by:Larm definitely boosted their career, and that the band is really hyped about playing at by:Larm again, and about being nominated to The Nordic Music Prize and to The Statoil Grant. “Yeah, we´re a bit nervous about The Statoil Grant. Actually we´ve decided within the band not to talk about it, because we´re afraid that we might jinx it. Of course, a million Norwegian kroner would come in real handy now. Our album is due out March 15th in the US, and we´re also going on tour for – well, more or less the rest of the year. I think I´m home for only 22 days the rest of the year, Maciek explains.

Was that the reason behind vocalist Erlend Hjelvik selling his PA on eBay? “Haha. Yeah, well it still isn’t very lucrative to be in a band for us, so we do what we have to do to. It’s the only way.”

MOMENTUM Kvelertak is moving in to a new era. The Norwegian hardcore/metal/rockband, or necro´n´roll as they prefer to call it themselves, is getting attention around the globe. Having spent last year touring with American bands such as Converge and Kylesa, they´re now heading to The US and The South By South West Festival. The biggest by:Larm on the globe.

What are your expectations to SXSW? “I don´t know. We´ll just have to do our thing, and hopefully someone likes it. The response from the US has been really good lately. After we confirmed the US tour we´ve gotten a lot of feedback on Facebook, Myspace and e-mail. So it seems that the US crowd is getting ready for Kvelertak,” Maciek says. So you´re getting momentum over there now? “We definitely have momentum over there now, so hopefully SXSW can open the same doors as by:Larm did.”

“Yeah, we´re a bit nervous about The Statoil Grant. Actually we´ve decided within the band not to talk about it”


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Hjálmar Gamla, 01:00 PM (THURSDAY)

Turns Rockefeller, 08:30 PM Team Me recently released their debut EP. They have had quite a bit of success in the past year. Originally Team Me was the solo project of Marius D. Hagen. But when his project qualified for the Urørt finals last year, his solo project turned into a six-piece band for their first live gig. Often associated with acts like Sufjan Stevens, Jónsi and Animal Collective, the band thoroughly moves around the woods of indie/dream/noisepop. A sonic excursion into ancient fairytale woods where the notes and tunes are painted in a vast range of psychedelic and mindblowing colours. At Sentrum Scene this was the essence of the

performance. Kicking it off with indiepop at it’s best: Animal Collective-esqe happy chanting that makes even the slowest person dance. The concert’s high note was without doubt the tuned down mid-part. The soft and longing melancholy of the radio hit “Fool” was totally mesmerizing - no wonder they are already confirmed to this year’s Øya Festival.

When Hjálmar entered the stage at Gamla, the audience was already in a good mood. As the bands playful reggae beats filled the air, it only took us half a song to start moving. The icelandic lyrics float on top of the relaxed beats, and melts to a perfect party soundtrack that is one part relaxing and one part seriously groovy. And it all seems so professional, these cool cats are certaily no giggly newcomers. They even have a Oslo fanbase that knows all of the lyrics- even if they after the gig confessed to not knowing a word icelandic. For all of you reggae sceptics out there, i think it’s time to give Hjálmar a chance. By: Fanny Brekke Vaage PHOTO: Hans Petter Sørensen

By: Isabella Greffel Photo: Kristian Sivertsen

FIREFLY EFFECT REVOLVER, 00:30 (THURSDAY)

LUKESTAR SENTRUM SCENE, 01:00 (THURSDAY) It´s been a couple of years since we´ve heard something from Lukestar. In that time, the band has perfected the sound the showed in their “Lake Toba” album from 2008, with their new album, ”Taiga”. On thursdays show it was mostly new material, but a couple of the old hits also found their way into the setlist. Falsetto vocals, hardcore drums and impressive guitar performances is the recipe, and on Thursdays show they perfected it with adding synth and violin to the show. Lukestar has grown musically during the last years. What earlier used to be just a good show, has now raised up on a higher level.

The upbeat indierock was a joy to behold. Vocalist Truls Heggero´s pure angel-like vocal still makes the crowd dream of the heavens. After a some hundreds of liveshows in their lifetime the band still enjoys to please the audience. The band´s enthusiasm from the stage transferred over to the crowd and made everyone at Sentrum Scene feel like one big organism.

Sometimes bands aren’t exactly what they seem to be, and if you don’t listen carefully then Firefly Effect might be one of these bands. On the surface they have cute indie-pop songs, but there’s more to them. They just can’t help but to deceive you, and that’s just one of many reasons to love this band. Another reason are their perfect pop tunes such as ”Never By Your Side”, which prove that indie-pop doesn’t necessarily have to be naive and wonky to be great. During the set they offered us songs from their debut album, ”Everything Is Beautiful And You Are The Reason”, as well as a few promising tasters from their upcoming sophomore album. ”All the jokes are on me” they sing to a scarce crowd at Revolver. They need not worry though. Even when vocalist Truls Solerød Johnsen’s vocals aren’t the steadiest on stage, they manage to attribute this to the ’quirkiness’ of their sound. No matter what, you’ll leave a Firefly Effect gig with a big smile on your face. That’s a guarantee! By: Øyvind Rones PHOTO: Fredrik Klingenberg

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Dyst

Dina Misund

Tantara

Sub Scene, 07:30 PM

Nokia-teltet, scene 1, 08:00 PM

Ingensteds, 08:00 PM

To a small crowd at Sub Scene, Dyst delivered a high energy show. They showed that musical talent is not synonymous with Bergen and that keeping an eye on the local scenes outside Bergen is worth it. Showing some sign of being a little inexperienced on stage, they still managed to show glimpses of great rhythm combinations. Comparisons with early Kylesa mixed with the melodic parts of the band Converge were audible. Dyst are a band from Sotra, outside Bergen, belonging to the rougher and harder sides of the rock ‘n’ roll scene. The band members average in age from 16 to 17 and last year they had an appearance at the 5071 - Alle til Loddefjord, where they played with Fjorden Baby, Audrey Horne and John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen. They have also toured with a Dutch hardcore band and recently released a video. Last year they released the single, “Do You Miss Any Bricks” on Brilliance Records.

Yesterday’s first act in the Nokia-tent was the young singersongwriter Dina Misund. The 21 year old plays Pop melodies with a twist of country not to distant from her colleague Ida Jenshus. Opening the big stage in the Nokia-tent in front of a somewhat sparse crowd is not the easiest task, but she gave a decent performance yesterday that showed great promise. Misund began her set with the catchy “I Know”, and it was evident why this song has received its share of airplay on radio. The easygoing country-pop is very likeable, and it was her upbeat songs that worked best to warm up the crowd yesterday. The concert could however, clearly benefit from some more enthusiasm from the singer. While she showed that she’s highly gifted, Misund put up a show that seemed a bit too rehearsed, she never let her self go; a necessity if one is to believe her personal songs. Considering the stage, this is an understandably difficult task that probably will get better as she grows more experienced.

By: Ole Hesselberg Photo: Adrian Bugge

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Being one out of a total of five in the audience at a thrash metal concert is definitely a peculiar experience. I’m guessing that the term “intimate thrash metal gig” doesn’t get a whole lot of hits on Google, but this would have been the best way to correctly advertise this concert in advance. The free earplugs handed out at the entrance never felt necessary, and if the sound engineers had given the master volume a chance it might have been easier to forget the surroundings and feel like you were actually at a metal gig. The audience grew as the concert went on, but there were never enough people to call it a crowd. When at least two of these people were parents holding a video camera, the fact that Tantara is a young band in the start of their career became even more obvious. A couple of times the vocalist announced to the audience: “We’re Tantara and we play thrash metal”. They still have some developing to do before my most natural reply is “Yes, I can hear that. So what?”. By: Kine Jeanette Solberg

By: Anders Lunder

Photo: Karl Bugge

Photo: Carina Musk-Andersen

Poporn Radio Nokia-teltet, scene 2, 09:30 PM

Frida Ånnevik John Dee, 09:00 PM The charming Frida Ånnevik has gotten a lot of attention the last year for her tasty and soulful pop sound. Singing in Norwegian, she entered the stage at John Dee with a band containing no less than nine people. Ånnevik is following in a strong Norwegian songwriting tradition from the county of Hedmark, just north of Oslo, and she’s doing it with style. She even did a cover of a song from the classic Norwegian songwriter, Andre Bjerke, half way through the concert that really worked out well. For international delegates I don’t think this worked at all, but for us Norwegians it was a good

show. It’s certain that Frida Ånnevik will get a lot of play on Norwegian radio in the year to come. The band did not impress on all the six songs they performed, but it’s absolutely certain that they will get a lot of bookings around Norway in the times to come. Her great talent and good songs will without a doubt hit a wide audience here in Norway. By: Rune Danielsen Photo: Brian Cliff Olguin

Popcorn Radio hails from Norway’s oldest city Tønsberg, and I had the pleasure of seeing their summer vibe bangers by the old tower at Slottfjellfestivalen this summer. With a platform based on a cross between hip-hop and pop, and a keen ear for catchy hooks and radio-friendly vibes, these pop-hoppers could be a commercial winner . They’ve already hooked up with Norways’ pop-hopper number one, Vinni ( from Paperboys ) on the tune “Faceless”, and delivered a jolly good party in the tent at Youngstorvet. The mic-spitter, Sinit and Beewee Famous busted out no nonsense rhymes that are easy for the kids to relate to, hovering over deep pounding 808-bass. The tent stage on Friday is a great spot to reach out to potential new fans, and the atmosphere was pretty banging on the first songs throughout the set. Drunk Norwegians love a good sing - a - long and where not hard pressed to get into the swing their song “Feel Good”. Bling bling, it’s all about the Benjamins! By: Øistein Lornge Meyer Photo: Lars Olav Dybvig , Atle Schie


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Burning God Little Stratos, 09:30 PM

Brighton Rockefeller, 09:30 PM Well-known for their energetic performance, Brighton certainly delivered at Rockefeller also. Charming, intense and with big personality they excited the crowd big time. Tom Strømø had a clear vocal, mixed with intense drumming from Stian Simonsen and backed up with rough riffs from Fredrik Skogland. Immediatly you would think of The Killers in ”St. James Society” and ”The Orchid”, songs who easily could (and should) be categorized as hits. They showed versatility by their exciting and catchy mix of rythms and melodies. The young and creative indierock band released their debut

EP, ”Conquistador EP” in february. Autumn 2010 they were chosen as ”Artist of the week” at “Urørt”. Each of their songs tells a unique story, which is something that makes them special in the indierock genre. On stage they appeard as mature and dedicated, while enjoying the recognition from the crowd. Brighton is something you would want to listen to over, and over again.

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Eline Thorp

Britta Persson

John Dee, 10:00 PM

Sentrum Scene, 09:00 PM

Burning God Little is the one-man project of Martin Hartgen. When describing his music it might be smart to leap back to the early eighties’ electronic post-punk scene, and bands like Echo & The Bunnymen and Magazine. At the same time you will find influences in his music from recent electro-pop acts like Empire Of The Sun and Cut Copy. Burning God Little starts his concert in a slow, pop-oriented fashion. Eventually he builds up rhythms, energy and tempo to make the concert a fully danceable act. Unfortunately his process isn’t always well structured, and the tempo shifts are not always well timed. Despite this, Burning God Little from time to time shows potential. “A Cloudy Day In Oslo” is for example, a song with both danceable rhythms and that punky, raw edge many fans of a band like LCD Soundsystem would fall for. It’s tempting to say that Burning God Little has all the material to amuse, but still needs to build himself a more coherent live-set. By: Robin Sande

By: Line Elvsåshagen

Photo: Håkon Bjørndalen

Agnes Obel John Dee, 08:00 PM

Britta had her breakthrough in 2006, and you can tell; the Swede is no longer a modest and mellow singer/songwriter, but a self-confident artist with complex pop-arrangements. Her vocals are clear and her appearance is cool, though a bit reserved. She lets the music speak for itself. Per Nordmark, Brittas permanent drummer opens the show alone on stage with a drum solo and he’s the one calling for attention tonight. Britta mainly presents material from her third album entitled ”Current Affair Medium Rare” released in September 2010. “For the steadiness” reveals rough changes in tempo, giving the band a fair workout and is definitely one of the highlights. Persson waves goodbye to the audience leaving the band to finish the concert with a bang. One name to look out for in the new year is probably that of Britta Persson.

This Danish singer/songwriter has been compared with José Gonzales and Ane Brun. Just like these artists she adds her own distinctive touch to the genre. We were able to sit on the bedside next to the lovely Agnes Obel as she performed with her cello playing “German friend” at John Dee this Friday night. The venue quickly fills up with a diverse crowd and the blue and red light gives the place a cozy feeling. When she plays the piano and sings with great integrity it’s like listening to the comforting words of a good friend. Her music is suitable for a movie and the debut album “Philharmonics” could be a darker version of the soundtrack to “Amelie of Montmartre”. During the last songs, the audience gives her the attention she deserves for delivering her honest melodies from the heart. Agnes Obel is on a path to great success and hopefully there´s no turning back.

By: Ole Hesselberg

By: Naja Søtje

By: Emilia Hådén

Photo: Adrian Bugge

Photo: Lars Olav Dybvig

Photo: Lars Harald Kristiansen

The crowded John Dee was filled with humility as the audience witnessed a young girl on stage impressing with her sincere voice. Eline Thorp filled the audience with a longing for that perfect love where there is none to be found. When you think of her young age, it’s hard to imagine her as an experienced singer/songwriter. She created a good connection with the audience showing that she was very honest and down to earth. The 17 year old Eline Thorp is from Hamarøy, a remote place in northern Norway. During her short musical career she’s already made her mark on the music scene; having done vocal work on the first Kråkesølv album, supported PELbO and played at Kjerringråkk festival in Bodø. The audience of Slåttsfjell Festival in Tønsberg can look forward to a show filled with humbleness and fireflies.


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I’VE GOT A LEAVES ON NEW CRUSH THE TRACKS Deathcrush are one of the coolest bands I’ve ever seen.

DEATHCRUSH LAST TRAIN 11:00 PM TEXT: JOHN DORAN PHOTO: carina musk andersen

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ast year’s By:Larm was an astounding success for showcasing the still shocking and visceral power of the guitar and these British ears were cleansed by the righteous racket of Altaar, Manhattan Skyline and Shining, from doom to punk to black metal jazz who knows what. The only disappointment was in the small minority of bands who instead of forging their own path seemed to be looking to blog consensus of the UK and US version of what is cool. So there were a few bands who couldn’t have been more specific about their love for My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth if they had have taken the stage wearing Isn’t Anything and Daydream Nation T-shirts. It is good then, to see that someone has taken this idea blown it to smithereens and built a temple like structure out of it.

THE SPIRIT OF SONIC YOUTH Deathcrush are one of the coolest bands I’ve ever seen. They know that the spirit of Sonic Youth is the thing worth preserving not slavish impersonations of Murray Street riffs. By summoning the spirit of Glenn Branca, No Wave, the punk feminism of Valerie Solanas, a cheeky engagement with hip hop culture and an aesthetic that raises trash culture to religion, they have created riot music for the 21st Century. Releasing early material on Fysisk Format they stand hand in hand with Arabrot as being the most exciting of Norway’s young (Necromantic) rock bands. Watching them tonight tear through Lesson #1 (For Snoop Dogg) and Lesson #1 (For Cliff Burton) it is instantly obvious why they have been the go to support act for such underground luminaries as Nisennmondai, such far out psych lords as Melt Banana and such lavishly praised newcomers as Sleigh Bells.

WATCH OUT SXSW While being fully aware that I’m adding to an already burgeoning wave of hype, I have to qualify this with the simple statement: they really are that good. When you hear the Death Vally bass and the dampened, scraped strings that are reverbed to sound like bells. When you hear:“Your girlfriend’s really sweet and I like it hot. I’m gonna come around and take you out in my car.” You know that people are not going to know what hit them. Watch out South By South West. You are Tokyo. Deathcrush are Godzilla.

If you’re weary or feeling blue, then Treefight For Sunlight are the band for you …

TREEFLIGHT FOR SUNLIGHT gloria flames 10:30 PM TEXT: WYNDHAM WALLACE PHOTO: BRIAN CLIFF OLGUIN

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s the second day of by:Larm approaches its close, it’s the word ‘charm’ that seems to have become the week’s defining feature, and Treefight For Sunlight have that in buckets and spades. Their Beach Boys harmonies, filtered through psychedelic influences but arriving at an entirely different destination to Bella Union labelmates Fleet Foxes, are full of a buoyant enthusiasm that can’t help but enchant anyone with a penchant for sunshine on a rainy day. Their bubbly washes of guitar and stabbed keyboards, interrupted with bursts of enviable melodies, are also full of an energy and vitality that could lift nails out of the dirty floorboards of the small and unfortunately rather isolated Gloria Flames venue.

THERE’S A SUNLIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT But these four Danes prove worthy of a trip off the beaten path, the kind of act that you sense play for the sheer joy of it, almost certainly welcoming the idea of daily five hour rehearsals just so they can share the thrill as often as possible. Their eyes closed almost throughout - as though they imagine that they’re actually on some sandy seafront, kids running amok around them – they conjure up the playfulness of the Monkees, the poppy immediacy of fellow Danes Oh No Ono (one of the highlights of last year’s by:Larm), the shamanic mysticism of The Beatles’ ‘Tomorow Never Knows’ and, occasionally, the extravagance of Queen. In fact an anonymous hipster beside me suggests that they could be writing for the stage musical We Will Rock You but, though it was quite possibly meant as a compliment, that seems in retrospect a little harsh.

YOU MUST ME BE LUCKY CHARM They pick up a head of steam as the show progresses, a mildly cartoonish quality nonetheless occasionally wrapped in a slightly more threatening mist of swirling effects, but it’s the closing pair of tracks off their eponymous album – ‘Facing The Sun’ and ‘They Never Did Know’ – that provoke the loudest squeals from the small army of female fans crowding the front. Their fervour is matched by the band themselves, who canter through the closing minutes of an all too brief set as though they’d like to try to squeeze in a final kissoff before they’re forced to leave. As they leave the stage we’re left with a sense of delight that may take quite some time to shake off. Tree’s company, and they deserve a crowd.


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Margaret Berger

Pascal Pinon (ICL)

Mathias Stubø

Nokia-teltet, scene 1, 10:00 PM

Internasjonalen: Urørt-scenen (NRK P3),

Fisk & Vilt, 11:00 PM

No one knew what to expect from Margret Berger after four years of silence. We were able to have a sneak peak on MySpace of her new single “In a box” that will be released on Monday, but tonight´s performance proved that she still has a memorable voice. The electro-pop feeling is present in her music and she’s a sound influence to Norwegian pop; comparable to the likes of Bertine Zetlitz and Annie. This lovely blond girl enters the stage at by:Larms’ NOKIA-tent and takes the crowd along for a joyful ride. With her four man strong band she manages to fill up the tent to its last spots. She looks a bit nervous in the beginning but succeeds at delivering her musical vision through up tempo beats and melodic singing. Welcome back Margaret. By: Emilia Hådén Photo: Lars Harald Kristiansen

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09:30 PM Pascal Pinon is probably the twee-est band you will see at this year’s festival. The group consists of four young Icelandic girls playing very naive, bitter-sweet indie-pop. Their performance yesterday revealed that the band perhaps is a bit too naive and nice for their own good. Indie pop does not necessarily need to be much more than nice and pleasant, but then the songs need something more than what Pascal Pinon offered at Internationalen. With the exception of the catchy “I wrote a song” their material failed to linger long in the memory. Their songs seemed a bit misguided and they all seemed to posses a very similar tempo and sound which sometimes made the show a bit stale. Pascal Pinon is however a very charming group and their singer displayed a lovely, quirky humour. Hopefully they will experiment a bit more with different sounds and tempos in the future if they wish to blossom beyond more than “young and promising”.

This rocket is not loaded with Italio or New York City Disco, it’s loaded with a funkafied, space-disco sound that’s being launched out of Norway. Mathias Stubø hides his baby face with his blond bob, but don’t let this fool you Lindstrøm, Todd Terje, and Disjokke...there’s a new boy in town! This young man from Tønsberg, Norway is also known as Proviant Audio, and has already had the opportunity to play top-notch festivals as Hove, Øya, Slottsfjell and Kongsberg Jazzfestival. With his productions beginning at the age of 14, his funk/soul/ fusion/disco/electronic/dance-a-thonic beats are far from amateur. Within seconds he had the crowd captured in toe tappin’, head boppin’ unity. And this was not just a PC set, Mathias is accompanied by a live percussionist and a muted trumpet. Along with his very own drum-kit, together they create a percussion revolution. This is a new adventure into live electronic jazz, and this young man has only begun to take off! By: Kristina Dunn PHOTO: HELGE BREKKE

By: Anders Lunder Photo: Carina Musk-Andersen

Overthrow Ingensteds, 10:00 PM Residing in what has become the new metal-area of Norway, Stavanger, Overthrow gutters out bloody, tight and devilish riffs. Not to mention the double bass drums. If you’re asleep, you won’t be after Overthrow has had a go at your brain and ears; because they’re not exactly here to be gentle. With massive nut- squeezing metal songs such as “Octoskull” and “Soul Incarnation” expect nothing less than your intestines ravaged and your inner ear slaughtered. Playing as loud as you would ever dare to wish for and as energetic as that hyperactive neighbourhood kid, their sound comes somewhere between trash metal bands like Municipal Waste and fellow Stavanger band Kvelertak. Although one could hope for a bit more variation in some of the songs, overall the only thing lacking was a health risking wall of death, or a dizzying circle pit. By: Isabella Greffel Photo: Kristian Sivertsen


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Bloody Beach Sentrum Scene, 11:00 PM

The Concretes Blå, 10:30 PM It’s pitch black when Sweden’s The Concretes start playing. People carry on chatting literally until the lights switch on and Lisa Milberg makes her presence known. A suitably sultry entrance for such a low key band who understand that the faded glamour of discotheques and melancholy go hand in hand. Although the group continue to garner critical plaudits in the wake of their fourth album WYWH (and second since the departure of Victoria Bergsman), they struggle to give anything but a lacklustre performance tonight. Sure, there’s something of Parallel Lines era Blondie about Cabaret but the

vibe of romantic resignation runs so deep here that the songs barely bother trying any more. The one exception out of all the recent material is the booze woozy, Isley Brothers meets The B52s student disco of ”All Day”. However, where they used to speak of late night singles’ bars and smoky dives, tonight’s performance of lazy drums and off kilter organ, now sounds suited to the end of the pier.

Bloody Beach on stage are to say the least, a wild experience. Considering their influences, this might not be very surprising to some. The band sound like a mixture of club and rave oriented bands like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays blended with elements of reggae and psychedelia. Bloody Beach are not only blessed with energetic dance music, they also possess a highly charismatic and frenetic vocalist. Dressed in a robe, similar to that of Ebbot Lundberg from The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, he is constantly moving, talking, dancing and communicating with the audience. When reaching the highlight of the concert, the alarming and extravagant song “Bonanza”, Bloody Beach have already firmly secured an imminent, joyful mood. In other words, it’s just to easy to get carried away by “Bonanza”, which recalls some of the finest from the legendary Madchester-scene in the late 80s. Fortunately Bloody Beaches debut album will be hitting the stores in just a few months. By: Robin Sande

By: Isabella Greffel

Photo: Håkon Bjørndalen

Photo: Kristian Sivertsen

Svarte Greiner John Dee, 12:00 AM

French Films Revolver, 10:30 PM Being hip and cool seems exhausting at times, especially when it involves wearing sunglasses in a dark basement while playing gigs. The Finnish debutantes, French Films seem to put quite a lot of effort into these things, and owe The Cure more than just a little thanks. Their only release so far, the Golden Sea EP, was well represented here and a few tasters from their forthcoming debut album were thrown into the mix also. So far so good, but they certainly seemed to be stuck in a bit of a sad pattern at times. Some songs were a bit repetitive, and when the vocals are as strained as they are here, it makes them difficult to

follow. The set was saved by a few ace tunes now and then though. As soon as these guys realise that they have more than just formula-based indie-rock to play with, this could go from being just ‘kind of cool’ to being really interesting. Then again, if The Drums can do it, I can’t see any reason why French Films can’t. For what it’s worth. By: Øyvind Rones Photo: Fredrik Klingenberg

With what seems to be every available effect box known to mankind and a violin bow for the guitar, Svarte Greiner enters the stage in what in the old days was known as “the Ghost hour”. Something that fits Svarte Greiner´s dark sound perfectly. Svarte Greiner is multi-talented Erik Skodvin´s oneman band. The sound that overflows the listeners from the PA sends the thoughts to noisy doom metal, but there is no immediate need to put Svarte Greiner in that genre. The sound makes the listener think of the foggy middle-age landscapes with rain and dark riders, which purpose is unknown. In this kind of noisy ambient it´s difficult to balance between the good sounding noises and the complete ridiculous. Svarte Greiner´s performance shows a great talent in Erik Skodvin, that he can produce the sound without stepping over the line to the ridiculous. By: Øystein Rasmussen PHOTO: HELGE BREKKE


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Silje Nes bewitches her audience with a masterful performance of sound and vision…

HAT’S ANOTHER FINE NES YOU’ VE GOT ME INTO SILJE Nes

NOKIA-TELTET 09:00 PM Text: WYNDHAM WALLACE Photo: Håkon Bjørndalen

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he main tent is not, it’s fair to say, the most obvious place to watch an artist like Silje Nes. The brittle beauty of her recent album Optiks is perhaps better suited to churches and small, cosy theatres, and having fallen under the spell of her recorded work it’s hard to see how she might make this work. But Nes’ music is all about space and intimacy, and as her short set progresses it seems that she’s managed to turn this large space into the equivalent of a huge feather bed, a space for spreading out as much as a location for intimacy.

OPTIKAL ILLUSIONS

THE GIRL NORWAY LET GO

SILJE: WITH A LOVING KISS

But Nes, fragile though her music may be - as effectively minimal as her simple red dress - is not afraid of contradictions, and her performance is a thing of stark contrasts that sees her at times kneeling down to tap a glockenspiel, at others attacking her guitar with a volcanic intensity. She lays down simple guitar lines and loops them, leaving her violinist to rub gently against them while drums, almost entirely cymbal free, nudge them along. Her vocals are fuzzily defined, words softly sliding into one another, yet as clear as whispered seductions, and the delicate enhancements that sparkle through so much of her music are so odd, so alien, that even the buzz of an amplifier sounds like it could actually be deliberate.

You have to mention Stina Nordenstam when talking about Silje Nes, of course, because they both share an otherworldly, midnight sweetness that seems so instinctive to Scandinavians. But perhaps thanks to her current residence in Berlin – where she has continued to slowly build an international reputation – and thanks to her deal with a foreign label, Fat Cat Records, something that has caused some confusion to the Norwegian industry since they had largely failed to recognise her talent, such cuteness isn’t enough for Nes, and on ‘A Grass Harp’ she gives up on playing her guitar together, instead rattling noises out of the fretboard and muffled guitar strings. Nes, it seems, has absorbed plenty of abrasive noise and isn’t afraid to exploit it.

Equally impressive is the show’s climax, where – as is admittedly becoming maybe a little too de rigeur these days – she unleashes a torrential downpour of noise. But this is all part of her contradictory charm, the sense that however gentle she appears, there’s a fierce spirit lurking within her that she cannot bottle up. It’s music that tells you, last thing at night, that – even if it doesn’t seem that way now – everything is going to work out, everything will be resolved. In fact, as we lay back in the vast kingsize bed that she’s conjured out of this far from atmospheric tent, it occurs to me that the only thing that’s missing is someone to cuddle. That, presumably, is what her albums are for.


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DEPARTURES GLORIA FLAMES 23:30

BELLAS ARTES stratos 23:30 With much-discussed releases on the Transparent and Force Majeure labels under their belt, Museum Of Bellas Artes are already creating a stir. Tonight at Stratos, though, there’s a divide in the audience, and it’s one entirely based around age: down the front, a younger crowd who love the simple electronic pop of Who Do You Love? and Watch The Glow; at the back, those who mutter it’s a bit dance music for indie kids at a student disco. The truth probably lies somewhere between the two extremes. There’s a little lost in the live setting, a perhaps inevitable result of needing to employ the emotionless

fifth member of the backing track. And maybe that boy girl girl boy dynamic could do with some peculiar Fleetwood Macesque romping to give what is now a rather carefree music a darker edge. But that said, this is an exceedingly fresh-faced group, and it’s to be hoped that they’re given time to develop and produce the rich treasures that their name and undoubted pop nous both promise. By: luke turner Photo: helge brekke

Departure is a band from the middle of Norway who, judging by the screaming crowd at Gloria Flames, already has attracted a devoted fan base. With the song ’Half/Split’ they have gotten radio time, and with that have started a rumour that they might be Trondheim’s answer to The Killers. Dressed in ironed white shirts and clean denim, Departure is probably one of the slickest bands at this years by:Larm. They play insisting poprock, and it seems as every song on their setlist is written with the intention of making an anthem. This approach takes balls, but it also has the potential of annoying those in the audience who feels the need to get to know the band better before they are told to sing along and wave their hands. By: Kine Jeanette Solberg Photo: Karl Bugge


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To screw up the minds of us all: Out of the evolving music scene of Kristiansand comes Honningbarna!

HONEY LINGERS

HONNINGBARNA ROCKEFELLer, 10:30

TEXT: ØYSTEIN RASMUSSEN PHOTO: HELGE BREKK

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Honningbarna is a 6-headed hydra of punk. Young emotions, a dash of anarchistic ideas and a lot of love for the music. You probably can meet them in the streets and just think they are sweet boys, but once they have an instrument in hand, it shows otherwise. The band combines energetic punk-rock with something rare in this genre, a cello and a Hammond organ. The members are 17 and 18 years old, but put their age aside and they have so much talent and spirit that many of the elder punk rockers would be green in envy of them.

ALL THE FUZZ Already, last year they played at some of the major Norwegian festivals. They were to be seen on the line-up for Hove, Øya and Norwegian Wood. During their short time as a band they also are included in the soundtrack for the movie Fritt Vilt III. Last years’ success all culminated in this years Urørt award. Despite the performance of the other bands, Honningbarna’s gig took a holding grip around the neck of all and took the prize and glory home. Before this years’ by:Larm they were announced by the press as one of the bands on the need-to-see list. And there are good reasons behind those statements.

BESERKER In front of a stuffed to the breaking point Rockefeller venue, Honningbarna proved the pre-festival fuzz. The intense sound of punk-rock combined with the massive

sound of the organ and cello hit the crowd the crowd like a train driven by Sid Vicious himself. Vocalist Edvard Valberg has full control over the uncontrollable. With the cello bow swinging over his head like the sword of a beserker ready to ravage a monastery, he sings out Honningbarna´s lyrics with force. His sporadic, spastic dancemoves the reminds you of the legendary Bez from Happy Mondays. All the other band members provide background vocals. This lifts the sound up to the breaking point of the possible.

BOYISH CHARM Besides the rough sound and statementridden lyrics they are still young. Between the songs Edvard Valberg pronounce “We’ve never played at such a big stage” and bedazzle the audience with boyish charm. There are some few errors here and there. But that is ignorable due to the

immense live show the boys perform. In the ending. Michael Krohn of Raga Rockers ought to be proud of the excellent cover version of their “Noen å hate”. This was the last song to send us into the night. Let 2011 be Honningbarnas year!

HONNINGBARNA: Edvard Valberg (vocal and cello) Christoffer Trædal (guitar) Fredrik Justnes (guitar) Lars Emmelthun (bass) Mathias Johansson (organ) Anders Eikås (drums) Trivia: Won the Urørt Award in 2011. Was originally called “Å Faan” (Norwegian for Damn it)


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FRUITY LOOPS Denmark’s Frisk Frugt offers up a salad of exotic delights over two nights at By:Larm

FRISK FRUGT BLÅ 09:30 Text: LUKE TURNER www.Quietus.com Photo: HELGE BREKKE

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risk Frugt (in English, Fresh Fruit) seems to have an entire festival line-up chopped and mixed into his two astonishing sets at By:Larm. On Thursday night at the Kulturkirken Jakob, he ambles onstage wearing the kind of jacket you’d usually find sold by the side of the road by Native Americans in New Mexico. He carries a pot plant over to the church organ that’s been set up on the side of the stage, and places it on top.

SONOROUS RACKET He stands back, admires and then adjusts it, before wandering over to the microphone. There’s a lengthy explanation of what he’s about to do, and then Frisk

Frugt (known to the good woman of Denmark who bore him as Anders Lauge Meldgaarad) sits down behind the organ and, with his left hand, sends a deep drone resounding through the building. His right picks out the higher notes quickly, resulting in something akin to a bagpipe skirl, or a call and response traditional as interpreted by the avantgarde. The drones builds as the church unfortunately empties, people seemingly perplexed by this sonorous racket so far removed from what we’ve all heard from Frugt’s recorded output. Come Friday night at Bla, though, and the riddle of what he was up to the night before is unraveled. For the same elements (the drones, the mischievous dance of the high notes) are present, but unpicked and expanded on. In part this happens because, as well as a fresh pot of flowers next to him, Frugt has a vast array of curious and gizmos helping him along. To his left, on a small table, a tiny motorized wheel flicks away at a miniature

cymbal adding to the mantra that builds as Frugt blows on a tiny saxophone. It creates a sound that travels far beyond the Scandinavian borders, to Eastern lands and smoky jazz clubs of yore alike.

IMAGINATIVE TALENT Since last night he’s acquired a human helper too, who crouches on the floor adding depth with shakers and bells. The next track sees that anonymous shape leap through dry ice and sit behind a drum kit, pounding out a tribal rhythm and, with human voice, continuing the call and response we heard the night before. Frugt picks up a globe that had just seemed like another stage prop – but no, it lights up from within, and he starts twisting a knob situated somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The resulting rumble feels like a recording of indigestion deep within the Earth’s core. It’s quite startling being suddenly exposed to such an imaginative talent, even if the tie-die and microshorts of his publicity shots suggest an artist who’s all willful

oddness and, quite literally, no trousers. Far from it: Frugt’s unselfconsciously genre-defying, gimmick free, and hugely enjoyable music brings to mind Deerhoof at their most concentrated, or Welsh sonic nomad Gruff Rhys. It’s to be hoped that in the audience are those who might be able to physically aid Frugt across the waters he already sails musically to the stages of, say, All Tomorrow’s Parties, where he so clearly belongs. You might not be shocked to know that he finishes with a surprise, abandoning the tricks and toys to sit, alone and unaccompanied, picking out the finest, most intricate guitar that perhaps hovers around bluegrass, but really, like Frugt himself, cannot be placed or contained. Fresh fruit, indeed.


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PHOTO: KNUT BRY

Norwegian photographer born in 1946. Bry has won a number of photographic awards, among them Photographer of the Year in USA in 1986 and in Norway in 1989. He has published and contributed to several books, and has permanent exhibits at places like Henie-Onstad art Centre and The Preus Museum.

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ULVER SENTRUM SCENE 01:00 Perhaps the most truly innovative music of these times exists at the fringes of black metal. Where the Borders are blurred and the dark, melancholic heart of the rock is stretched by explorations into electronica and post industrial, startling original Ulver are more of a theatre piece than a conventional gig, that is a brooding, desolate piece of theatre with a powerful intoxicating and genius blend of sound. TEXT: JOHN ROBB PHOTO: HELGE BREKKE

PUTTING THE ACE IN OSLO Saturday 00:00, Last Train Text: SIRI BROCKMEIER Photo: KARL BUGGE

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ith members from Silver, Upstrokes and All Friday, the band represents a generation of musicians and bands that have made the Norwegian rock scene proud.

Norwegian punk has deep roots, roots that pop-punk outfit Oslo Ess by no means shame.

OSLO ESS NOKIA-TELTET, SCENE 2, 02:30 (THURSDAY) They are charming, rough, and sing in Norwegian. The poppunk band Oslo Ess, created in 2009, has done well recently. Just after their second concert in 2010, the band was booked for Øyafestivalen. Oslo Ess is comprised of past members of bands Silver, Upstrokes and All Friday. Though the concert was energetic, dedicated and confident, they managed to keep their feet on the ground. Åsmund Lange has a strong personality, his vocals are rough and slightly reminiscent of the late Jokke, the lead singer of the band Jokke & Valentinerne. An ’oompah beat’ in the song ”Dette kan ikke gå godt”, and

Landes harmonica performance were refreshing moments in the show. Playing last at yesterdays by:LARM, they captured the audience who, applauded and danced and even sang along with songs like ”Gi meg noe dritt”. Golden, on drums, preserved the unremitting cadence of every tune played, and overall the band was a vivid, catchy and worthy end to the first evening of by:Larm. By: LINE ELVSÅSHAGEN PHOTO: Karl Bugge

Oslo Ess (Ace in Norwegian) pays tribute to a long history of punk and rock in the city that spawned them by returning to their native language, and as Norwegianspeaking punk rockers, they are being welcomed as a breath of fresh air. The band was formed in 2009 and played their first shows in 2009, which were so well received that they were booked for this year’s Øya festival only after their second show ever. Their debut album has been highly anticipated. Oslo Ess is a band in the vein of California-punk of the late 80s and early 90s, bands like Rancid, Bad Religion and Social Distortion have influenced Oslo Ess, yet they also appreciate classic rock, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty are counted among the band’s influences. This makes for music that kicks your ass while you grin happily and sing along. Frontman Åsmund Lande has been described as embodying both Tim Armstrong as well as Norway’s legendary Jokke, singing about life, love and society with great enthusiasm. Oslo Ess bring DIY attitude, raunchiness and heart to by:Larm at Last Train, naturally. Aces are high.


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”IT W KISS Friday 20:30, Kulturkirken Jakob, NORDIC MUSIC PRIZE Text: ØYVIND RONES Photo: HELGE BREKKE

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“I’m really bad at speaking, I just make good music.” Jónsi was just as humble as he appears to be when he received the award for the best Nordic album from 2010. The Nordic Music Prize is still new and it has the potential to affect the Nordic music scene in a way we probably don’t know yet, just like by:Larm was when it started back in 1998. Many have voiced their scepticism about the Nordic Music Prize since it was announced. The process has been so thorough that you could be excused to think this was a matter of life and death. This makes it even more of a solemn experience, especially for the winner himself, Jónsi. He is probably more known from his band, Sigur Rós, and the attention he has received with his solo album has caught him off guard. “It means nothing really. I mean, I’ve been doing Sigur Rós for the past 17 years, and had no idea what I was doing when I started recording this album. This is cool though.” Jónsi entered the stage at Kulturkirken Jakob to receive his award, and kissed the presenter, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Haakon himself, on the cheek, something that caught everyone by surprise. “It was nice to kiss a prince, finally,” Jónsi says and laughs and looks remarkably unbothered by it all. When Jónsi goes back he will continue work on the next Sigur Rós album. “We are writing songs for the new album at the moment, and it will most likely be

quite a bit darker than before, he reveals.” And who knows, maybe Sigur Rós will pick up a Nordic Music Prize award next time. How does one celebrate such a prize? “I going to get drunk, see some bands,” Jónsi says with no apparent sarcasm. What else can you do after winning an award like that and kissing the Norwegian Crown Prince?

THE NORDIC SOUND Before the winner was revealed, the head of the jury, Andres Lokko, was joined by Swedish music journalist and NMP jury member Jan Gradvall onstage to discuss if there is such a thing as “the Nordic sound”. “Yes. Although it’s something that we rarely write about here, it’s when you get an outside perspective on it that it becomes obvious.” And it was underlined in the jury’s reasons for picking Jónsi’s ‘Go’ as the winner. “The music of the winner could only have been made here, in the North. It sounds and almost smells like Iceland. It’s brave and life-affirming pop music that grabs you by the heart in flamboyant technicolour.”

A SILLY PROJECT Presenter Richard Bowers coped with the technical difficulties in a smooth way and helped make the first Nordic Music Prize a show to remember. “Thank you to all of you that actually went out to buy these albums. The music industry really appreciates it.”

A prize like this also helps put the focus back on the album, a format that has been given the death sentence by many because of the changes in the music industry. The prize has been criticised for being pointless, but it does in many ways prove that by:Larm has its place, not just in the Norwegian music scene, but also in the Nordic scene. This has been underlined big time by the inclusion of more and more bands from our Nordic neighbours. We asked head of marketing and press, Malin Kulseth about the role of the Nordic Music Prize. “It proved to be an important prize even before it was handed out, this year we’ve had 220 Nordic delegates at the festival, which is twice as many as 2010. This means that for the Nordic relationships this has already become a success.” “The only thing that remains now is to see what effect the prize will have for the winner”, Kulseth explains. Similarly, the position that by:Larm itself has obtained has been debated recently. Kulseth is certain that these things are connected. “A lot of people thought that by:Larm was a silly project when it was first established. Now it’s the most important meeting point for the Nordic music industry. Like by:Larm, we should give this prize some time to grow as well.”

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With help from producers from all over Europe, young bands from the Northern Area develop, record and perform new music, in August every year! - GIGANT The unique musical environment in Alta, Finnmark is the basis of this amazing project, that gathers more than 100 musicians. For more information on how be apart of this, please contact torgeir.ekeland@alta.kommune.no

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THE OFF DIARY

BY OLAF FURNISS orway’s penal system, which is based on the principle of rehabilitating miscreants, is a source of bemusement for many foreigners [particularly Americans and readers of Britain’s Daily Mail] who feel that jail should be about punishment. These individuals frequently enjoy trotting out the line that “life [imprisonment] should mean life.” One delegate is particularly grateful that such non-liberal ideas have not caught on in Norway. Two years ago he was escorted from the conference hotel at 5am and given a lifetime ban from the entire chain, subsequently climbing through his friend’s window and landing on his sleeping wife. He has now been allowed back in, presumably having had his sentence substantially reduced.

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Perhaps the hotel had more important things to think about, like how to make its internet service work and enable several panels to take place. While a handful of people were denied the chance to see some choice videos as part of Not The Nordic Music Prize, including one of Finland’s 1981 Eurovision entry, many more were left waiting for Vaughen Oliver’s keynote. As a result, moderator Wyndham Wallace was seen burning off his few remaining calories as he charged around the hotel in an attempt to get everything fixed.

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he label head, Anthony Shaw, who has worked with Muse previously says of them, “They are undoubtedly the best live band I have ever seen”.

STATE OF FLUX In September they released the ‘Flux’ album in Norway and now plan to launch the album to the British market in the Autumn. Before this, in May they will release their first songs in the UK on a mini-release and tour. The Spring tour includes a gig at the

industry festival, The Great Escape. The label is also preparing a future release where other British bands remix the album. Confirmed bands for remixing duties include the hardcore band, Rollo Tomassi and indie band Danananana Aykroyd.

SATISFIED “The plan with 22 was all the time to reach an international audience. This is important to reach that goal. They came to us! We didn’t ask for it and that’s a good sign.” Says guitarist Magnus Børmark.

When Bylarm organisers decided to base the event in Oslo a couple of years ago, several local industry figures complained that they were no longer able to enjoy the event as before [ie getting hosed up until dawn and generally misbehaving]. Unsympathetic spouses had them taking the kids to school, walking the dog and undertaking other household chores. Step forward erstwhile cross-country skiing obsessive and Norway’s most endearing wide boy, Vegard Strømsodd, a man known for his pragmatism and consummate negotiation skills. As fellow delegates embroiled themselves in panels and high-level meetings, he set aside an hour to take his beloved shoe shopping. Why she was not content with an itinerary of heavy drinking, music and meeting Vegard’s numerous acquaintances of dubious moral standing, is anybody’s guess. Feeling a bit peckish after an early dinner, veteran manager Simon Napier Bell, decided he needed some hot food. Finding that the service part of the room stops at 10pm, he opted for the excellent Habibi, only to be told that they were now open only for drinking. A visit to the Seven Eleven had the assistant recommend McDonalds, but as Norway clearly suffers from a shortage of spotty youths, only one member of staff was left to serve some 50 guests. In the end the celebrated gourmet, whose last book was titled I’ve Come To Take You To Lunch, returned to the convenience store and furnished himself with what he described as ‘some dough filled with mud’ [known in the trade as a Calzone]. However, being the extremely reasonable types they are, the kind gents at Habibi were happy to let him devour his snack on their premises while they kept him topped up with wine. As the restaurant also boasts a reliable wifi connection, perhaps they should be hired to take over the running of the hotel.

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strict grandfather and a preoccupied mother plunged the boy into a world of misery in which he was forced to forge his own education, amusement and dreams.

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WORLD OF MISERY The same year Stephen Williams was born in 1957, British Prime Minster Harold Macmillan told the populace of Britain that they’d ”never had it so good”. In reality, Williams was born into poverty while Britain struggled with the after-effects of war. An alcoholic father, a violent brother, a

Two decades later he’d change his name to ‘Steve Ignorant’ and formed Crass with Penny Rimbaud. They would make the biggest change to popular music – and popular culture itself – since The Beatles. ”I don’t consider it too grandiose to claim that Crass was later to become one of the most influential bands in the history of British rock”, Penny Rimbaud wrote in his autobiography Shibboleth (AK Press, 1998). ”The band was never a great musical influence, but the effect of its lyrics on broader social issues was enormous.” Crass certainly have become the singularly most influential band, in terms of ideology and business practices, of the late 20th century. They cast a long shadow in the two final decades of the last millennium and their influence is still felt today. From the new methods being adopted by floundering record labels, the music industry’s distribution and business practice, DIY culture and the internet’s dissemination of both ideas, music and art; resistance and radical politics entering and setting agendas in the mainstream.

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ANGRY YOUNG MEN

At the age of 20, Steve Ignorant wrote some of the most memorable songs for the recently reissued Crass debut The Feeding Of The Five Thousand. Now, at the age of 53 and long after leaving Crass behind, Steve has published his autobiography with the same confrontational attitude and sense of injustice. Don’t expect a book exclusively about Crass; The Rest Is Propaganda is about Steve’s life and simply covers the band as part of it. Dedicated to his two favourite authors, Alan Sillitoe and Barry Hines, Ignorant writes in a prose style influenced by Sillitoe and the rest of the angry young men. A similar book to Jah Wobble’s recent, and thoroughly enjoyable Memoirs Of A Geezer (Serpent’s Tail, 2009), it’s a basic and modest narrative reflective of Steve’s working-class upbringing and background, his mistrust of the political establishment and loathing of authority of any form. Which isn’t a million miles from the attitude of Arthur Seaton, the anti-hero protagonist of Ignorant’s favourite book: the 1958 Sillitoe classic, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (a line from which Ignorant takes for his own book title). Even the book cover of The Rest Is Propaganda features Steve in a photographic remake of a still from the 1960 film adaptation starring Albert Finney as Seaton.

”Germany got Baader-Meinhof, England got punk,” says the slogan on the sleeve of The Feeding Of The Five Thousand reissue, but Crass’ agenda was nearer to France’s Situationist International and their demanding of the impossible. So did the social alienation and socio-political/ anarchistic style of the angry young men inform and shape the attitude of Crass? Did they directly influence Steve’s approach to songwriting? ”Yes. Yes. That’s why when people ask me if I’ve ever read any anarchist literature I say no, because my idea of anarchism comes from those angry young men books. It coloured the way I wrote for Crass and it styled my attitude – which I’ve still got.” That attitude was most prevalent on “Do They Owe Us A Living?” one of the first songs Steve ever wrote for Crass. “When I wrote it I thought, “What a great line”. Do they owe us a living? Well, I should make my own living really… But no, they do owe us a living. Well yes, they do – in a funny way: they owe us courtesy, a bit of fairness and justice and they should bloody well leave us alone.” Reprinted with kind permission of the author and www.thequietus.com, where a full version of this story can be read.


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BURNING PASSION Raise your lighters for black metal!


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Norway’s musical heritage is a relatively small lot but nevertheless, it’s an important one. Black Metal is probably the country’s most revered musical export. Now, the True Norwegian Black Metal Sightseeing Tour provides a window for the devotee or the uninitiated of the dark arts.

THE REAL DEAL Anders Odden (Cadaver, Celtic Frost and Satyricon) was one of the few at the centre of the black storm that hit in the early 90’s and is the guide on this truly insightful tour. His personal recollections of those heady days are punctuated with blasts of the real deal from the bus speakers. The journey is peppered with typically dry Nordic humour. ”My wife got some new tits in that building” jokes Odden, but there is an underlying seriousness of a tragic story set over the space of about only 1 1/2 years involving maybe 5 or 6 close friends.

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>>> HELVETE The murder of Mayhem guitarist and Helvete (Hell in Norwegian) record store owner, Euronymous and the subsequent conviction (including church burning) of Burzumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Varg Vikernes alerted Norway, and eventually the world, to the extreme sub-genre. The intrigue unfolds during the tour and tales of promotional lighters given out with albums that suggested church burning zest up the intakes of dark obsessions. Looking back, there were only a few locations visited. Helvete, Neseblod Records (Noseblood) and a rebuilt Holmenkollen church, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a compelling story for any music fan or indeed anyone who just likes a good story told from a true insider.

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YOUNG VETERAN He hasn’t even reached 19 years, but still Mathias Stubø has climbed to the top as a modern electronica instrumentalist/DJ/producer and composer. Now he’s playing at by:Larm for the second time, with a new jazzy sound.

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Saturday 20:30, STRATOS Text: LINE ELVSÅSHAGEN Photo: CHRISTIAN ROTH CHRISTENSEN

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ou can’t blame him for being sick of getting called ”young and hopeful”. Mathias has already been in the industry for five years, been given good international reviews and should rather be called an established, young musician. Yesterday he played his first by:Larm concert at Fisk & Vilt. Tonight you can experience what he describes as ”a bit different, improvised and free, jazzy performance”.

A HIGHLIGHT ”This time I will perform with two professional jazz artists, percussionist Eduardo Cedeno and trumpeter Terje Johannesen, as my band. We will play from my second album, which will be released during this year. It is different, and I hope to reach out to Jazz artists, among others” he explains.   When he was named ”a highlight” at by:Larm 2010 by the british newspaper, News of the World, he was offered a record deal. First up in april is his debut album going to be released under the name Proviant Audio, ”Real Love Tastes Like This!” by Paper Recordings, which he describes as ”Neo soul/funk/hip-hop/dub”.

DEEPER AND DARKER Since he was 14 years, he’s been working for the Norwegian radio channel, NRK P3. He’s won the NRK P3s music competition ”Urørt” twice, in the category ”Artist of the year”. Several times has he played with his full band, Proviant Audio (with up to 12 members!), in many different venues in Norway, such as the Hovefestival, KlubbØya and Slottsfjell Festival. Their live shows with horns, rhodes, bass, drums and more, have received fabulous reviews. Tonight he is offering a deeper, darker and doper performance at Stratos.


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Roskilde Festival presents free concerts during by:Larm. At the venue Jaeger – formerly known as Garage – by:Larm delegates and the Oslo music lovers alike are treated with a line-up picked from some of today's strong Danish and Norwegian music acts. We have selected two Norwegian and seven Danish bands and four DJs with the same care for variety and quality that has characterised Roskilde Festival for more than 40 years. We hope you will drop by and share the feeling. If you want to experience the real thing in 2011, you can participate in the competition for Roskilde Festival tickets including free transportation from your home to Roskilde and back. Check in with Facebook places at RF@BY:LARM when you are at the venue Jaeger to participate.

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Ever had trouble with doormen? Razika feels you.

BRATZIKA BLÅ 21:30. parktheateret 01:00 TeXt: TIA KRISTINE KARLSEN Foto: KRISTINE JAKOBSEN Among the newest additions to the so-called ”New Bergen Wave”, is a group of four girls called Razika, a band so young they get thrown out of their own concerts. When their new album Program 91 is due in the end of March, it will be filled with more of the tongue-in-cheek ska-pop that the girls have produced so far. Drummer Embla

Karidotter explains the story behind the album title.

EUROPEAN TOUR “It refers to all the trouble that comes with being young (all members are born in ‘91), like never getting into clubs and falling in love with people who are too old for you. It’s a mix of that and our biggest inspiration: Program 81, a Bergen band which was part of the early 1980s punk wave.” Soon after releasing the album, Razika will be supporting fellow Bergen band

Kakkmaddafakka on their European tour. So far though, by:Larm has been one of Razika’s few encounters with the international music industry. Being one of the last bands to get booked for by:Larm this year, the girls were actually getting quite nervous about whether they would get an invitation at all.

THE NORWEGIAN TEST “Playing at by:Larm is an excellent way to reach out a bigger audience. Also about half of our lyrics are written in Norwegian, so we were quite excited about testing them out on

all the non-Norwegians here. Judging by the response so far, people actually seem to like it” says Embla. In fact their new über catchy and well received single ”Vondt i hjertet”, a title that technically translates into something like ”pain in my heart”, came to life during last years by:Larm.  “We were walking around Oslo, and it was freezing - we couldn’t get in anywhere, and the people we wanted to hang with didn’t want to hang with us. The whole thing just felt really, uhm… painful.”

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There are many ways to find quality hardcore music in Norway. One of the easiest ways is to go to the record label Fysisk Format. WAS HELPING OUT

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One of the bands you’ll find is called Aristillus. “Of course it’s intimidating to try to stand out in a hardcore scene as good as the Norwegian one.” Guitarist Simen Schikulski admits that it’s not totally without awe being a young debutant in the impressive and huge Norwegian hardcore scene. “I mean, obviously bands such as Snöras and JR Ewing inspire us, and I don’t think we sound anything like them. But we do our own thing, and we’re enjoying that a lot.”

the dynamics of each song”.

Vocalist Simon Bergseth adds to Schikulski’s comment. The four young boys have just released their debut album, Devoured Trees & Crystal Skies, on Fysisk Format. The label has become important tastemakers in Norwegian hardcore since the beginning in 2009, and it definitely was a victory for Aristillus to be signed. “I was helping out a bit at Fysisk Format, and I was careful to ask if they would be interested in more bands on their roster. They weren’t, so we went on to record our album. When they heard it they made room for us, which was very exciting of course.” In the process of writing and recording Devoured Trees & Crystal Skies there was one thought that dominated. Bergseth explains. “The most important thing for us has been

With a deal with Fysisk Format already sorted, what’s the aim for Aristillus at by:Larm? “We’re really hoping that some festivals will book us this summer; we just want to play as much as possible. And we still don’t have a booking agency, so if we could land a good deal there that would be brilliant.” Guitarist Håkon Ross looks hopeful but calm when he explains this. Bergseth, Schikulski and drummer Magnus Steffensen are nodding.

September perhaps, Bergseth explains. There’s going to be some crazy stuff there, including a 15-piece string section on the final song.” You can see it in their eyes that they’re truly proud of what they are doing, and can’t wait to show it us. And for a good reason as well judging by the debut. With four by:Larm gigs, a calm and collected state of mind and a great debut album to show to, it’s obvious that they mean business. And with FOUR opportunities to catch them live during by:Larm, there’s absolutely no excuse to miss out. No. Excuse. OK?

CRAZY STUFF Their debut album is not even one month old yet, but the boys are already well on their way to completing their second album. ”We’re hoping that we can get it out by

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TWEETS cecilieasker Cecilie Asker Er imponert over dem som har pyntet seg til #bylarm. Men enda mer over rockerne som holder på åletrange jeans, tynn skinnjakke og Converse!

Oskarse Oskar Seljeskog Årets trend på #bylarm er å ha en litt ensom person helt ytterst på cymbal, klokke, tromme eller tamburin. Flott altså. TheNMO The NMO Just in time for uusia fantasia. They are dressed in retro army gear. Typical finns. #bylarm

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INTERVIEW

SATURDAY FEB. 19th 2011

47 CREOOSLO.NO FOTO: SIGVE ASPELUND

I disse dager blir musikkbinge nummer 100 utplassert i Norge. Akkurat som Marshall-hjelpen bidro til å få fart på økonomien i Europa, har Norsk Tippings støtte til musikkbinger og utstyr fått fart på musikklivet i Norge. Disse bingene gir barn og unge i hele landet muligheten til å øve og finne sine egne musikalske uttrykk. For å feire musikkbinge nummer 100, har Norsk Tipping satt opp en musikkbinge på Youngs-torget under by:Larm. Band kommer til å spille fra morgen til kveld – omtrent slik alle slags band spiller fra morgen til kveld i alle de 100 musikkbingene. Hør den nye lyden på Youngstorget under by:Larm.

Rom for ekte opplevelser


Live schedule Saturday 19th Venue

13–19

19

20

21

Med forbehold om endringer. For oppdatert program, sjekk bylarm.no

22

23

00

01

Blå SUNKISSED:LIVE

:00 Rasmussen (dj) :30 Susanna & The Magical Orchestra

:20 Supersilent

:20 PowPow

:00 Brokesteady (dj) 02:20 Ost & Kjex

GUL INGENSTEDS SUNKISSED:LIVE

:00 Ronny Rabalder (dj) :50 Razika

:40 F.A.C.E.

:30 Kim Hiorthøy

:10 Vinny Villbass (dj) 02:20 Djuma Soundsystem

GRØNN INDIGO SUNKISSED:LIVE

:00 Gaute Haversen & Le Capitan (dj)

:40 Sommerstad

:40 Telephones

:50 Kenton Slash Deamon 02:20 Henri Le Coq (dj)

:00 Nico Coltsfoot (dj)

LILLA SUNKISSED:LIVE

:00 g-HA & Olanskii (dj)

Dattera til Hagen

:00 Lars Wiik

:00 Adobe Houses

:00 Dråpe

Fisk & Vilt

:00 Anders Danielsen Lie

:00 Pascal Pinon (ICL)

:00 Zebra and Snake (FIN)

Gamla

:00 Pristine (Union Blues Band 2011)

:00 Guro von Germeten

:00 Stina Stenerud

:00 Who Knew (ICL)

:30 Johnny Hancocks

:30 Figurines (DK)

:30 Kommode

Herr Nilsen / Østkanten Bluesklubb

18:00 Østkanten vorspiel: Toblertone

:00 Østkanten vorspiel: Seven Doors Hotel

:00 Frida Ånnevik

:00 Dina Misund

:00 Alexander von Mehren

:00 The Topangas

:00 Earlybird Stringband

Internasjonalen

Urørt-scenen (NRK P3) 17:00 Dråpe 18:00 Oslo Ess

Urørt-scenen (NRK P3) :00 Honningbarna

:30 Deathcrush

:30 Burning God Little

:30 Museum of Bellas Artes (S) :00 Sahg

:00 1349

:00 Mary Me Young

:00 Oslo Ess

Gloria Flames

:30 Nidingr

John Dee

:00 Deathfare

Last Train Mono

18:00 Torgny

Nasjonal Jazzscene/ Victoria

:00 Morten Myklebust

:00 Carmen Villain

:00 Departure

:00 Me And My Army (S)

:00 Brighton

:00 Bugge Presenterer: Ine&Peder

:00 Chili Vanilla

:00 Stian Westerhus Solo

:00 Bugge Presenterer: Splashgirl

:00 Bugge Presenterer: Lord Kelvin

:00 Surfers Lingo

:00 Obliteration

Nokia-teltet, scene 1

17:00 Statoilstipendet

:30 Dreamon

:30 Ziggy

:30 Hypertext

:30 Anine Stang

:30 Cold Mailman

01:30 The Concretes (S) 02:30 Adam Tensta (S)

Nokia-teltet, scene 2

18.00: Nokia presents – video highlights from yesterday

:00 Envy

:00 Jesse Jones

:00 22

:00 Pow Pow

:00 Rikke Lie

:00 Friska Viljor (S) 02:00 Uusi Fantasia (FIN)

Revolver

:30 Anana

:30 Misty Range

:30 Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children (GRL)

:30 Chris Holm

:30 Phaedra

Rockefeller

:30 I Was a King

:30 Smoke Mohawk

:30 Kenneth Ishak & The Freedom Machines

:30 El Cuero

:30 The Lionheart Brothers

Rockefeller Annex

:00 Dyst

:00 Wolves Like Us

:00 Black City (DK)

:00 Treefight for Sunlight (DK)

:00 Lovecult

Samfunnsalen

:30 Einar Stray

:30 Hilde Marie Kjersem

:30 Tôg

:30 Margaret Berger

:30 Lucy Swann

Sentrum Scene

:00 Sassybeat

:00 Elvira Nikolaisen

:00 Turns

:00 Tommy Tokyo & Starving For My Gravy

:00 Mari Boine :30 Bygdin

Stratos Sub Scene

:30 Poporn Radio

Tilt

:30 Mathias Stubø

:30 Of Norway

:30 Babyjaws

:30 Kinee

:30 Aristillus

:30 Tombstones

:30 Tantara

:30 Honningbarna

:30 French Films (FIN)

:30 Firefly Effect

:30 Dyst

:30 Djerv

:00 Peter Bjorn and John (S)

:30 Rumble in Rhodos

Seminar schedule Saturday 19th Other

Mono

11:00 – 1300:

15:00 - 1600: Last shop standing – Graham Jones – Interviewer: Vic Galloway

True Norwegian Black Metal tour. Guide: Anders Odden The bus leaves from Royal Christiania hotel at 11.00 sharp Pre-register for the tour by emailing info@bylarm.no

16.15 - 17.15: Crass, the original D.I.Y – A conversation with Steve Ignorant – Interviewer: John Robb

K Workshop K Debatt/panel K Foredrag/presentasjon K Musikkprofilen/intervju K Annet

Med forbehold om endringer. For oppdatert program, sjekk bylarm.no


by:Larm News Lørdag 19 februar 2011  

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