Saturday, February 21
It's that time of year again.
By:larm is a three day music festival in central Oslo, with more than 500 gigs, by bands from the Nordic countries; primarily unknown, budding artists.
The first gig I went to was with lovely, lovely Our Broken Garden. She played all of my favourite songs.
Then there was Rockettothesky, my music obsession as of late. She wore an oversized men's shirt, and mentioned it as a homage to a book "you may have read, or not". Acoustic she sounds like slow motion New Wave.
And then Thomas Eick Quartet, which I hadn't listened to before, but proved to be incredibly talented musicians, with a particular ear for beautiful dissonance.
I also saw Now we've got members, but I frankly thought their music was a bit monotonous. Perhaps you simply need to be in the mood for impro bhangra?
Lullabies from Hanne Hukkelberg; her new album is released in April. I loved Rykestrasse 69 so much, but some of her new songs sound like something I could have heard on the radio in 2001. Nevertheless I'm looking forward to hearing what the mastered record sounds like.
She's adorable and has a wonderful voice.
Posted by benedicte at 03:27