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We’re extremely please to inform that we’ve been invited to play at Liverpool Sound City 2011.
Dates & venues will be announced soon.

As this is our first appearance in the UK, we hope that some of the fine people of Liverpool could advice us about some nice and undecent places to hang out while we are there.


Photo: Lars Opstad

The norwegian music convention by:Larm 2011 worked well for us. We did a gig at Gamla, one at Internasjonalen and the last gig were at Rockefeller. We also featured the fabulous rock band Oslo Ess.

This is the second time we appear at by:Larm in Oslo. It’s a great thing this convention, cause you get to meet fellow musicians, as well as interesting (and not so interesting) people from the music industry.

If you’re lucky, you’ll become one of the few hyped band in front of the festival. This leads to massive reviews, and hopefully to lots of gigs during the year. If you’re not that lucky, it’s still important to be there. It is a useful experience, and it looks good at your CV.

We experienced some technical problems on our first gig at Gamla. First, we arrived fifteen minutes late on stage. This was due to technical challenges. Then we were finally announced. The concert started with 10 minutes of silence .. Not in memory of someone, or perhaps in memory of the sound that was not there .. Anyway, everything worked out and we played our allotted 30 minutes, and got good response from the audience. Some of us stayed after the concert, and watched a pretty cool world music orchestra.

The next day we played at Internasjonalen, a stage hosted by NRK P3 (norwegian broadcasting company). An intimate and sweaty affair .. This stage presents selected bands that have been highlighted by NRK P3 in the last year.

The evening ended with the concert at Rockefeller. This was our last concert at by:Larm 2011. Nearly 1,000 people in the audience and a hell of a punch through the speakers.

Thanks to by:Larm for inviting us.

So, we were going to play at this Norwegian festival last year (Volumfestivalen), great festival by the way located in Elverum, a couple of hours drive north from Oslo. The kind people from the festival wanted to shoot a promo video in advance. We met them in downtown Oslo, and chose a random townhouse backyard as location for the videoshoot.