With 111 bands playing by:Larm gigs at 20 packed venues in late February, it was a daunting task for visiting journalists to cover the event. Nevertheless, in the wake of the music industry event, a string of reviews and write ups have materialized. Below we have compiled a selection:
Nothing but Hope and Passion
Writes Nothing but Hope and Passion: ‘by:Larm introduced to a lot of amazing acts from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. There simply can be no doubt about the fact that these countries have amazing musical acts that you will surely hear a lot about in the near future’. In its feature, NbHP highlighs André Bratten, Emilie Nicholas, Erlend Øye & Hjalmar, Farao, Away, Hanne Kolstø as by:Larm favourites.
The Line of Best Fit
A mainstay at by:Larm for years, The Line of Best Fit, highlights Emilie Nicholas, Farao, Young Dreams, Hanne Kolstø and Sea Change as their standout live-moments from Oslo in their review. Writes LoBF’s Lauren Down in her review of Emilie Nicholas performance: ‘We were not disappointed. With blinking lights, pristine Moog synthesizers and a feathery black jumper Emilie’s incredible stage set up attracted one of the biggest crowds. Opening with self-addressing number “Nobody Knows”, her voice is the first thing that strikes us; it’s crisp, delicate, smooth and has this uncanny ability to pick you up and wrap you in its warm arms.’
Drowned in Sound
True to form, DiS’ Luke Slater has published a thorough review of the festival and singles out Tremoro Tarantura, Vilde Tuv, Kaja Gunnufsen, Atlanter, Sea Change as his Norwegian by:Larm favourites. Writes Slater: ‘Having a festival which highlights Nordic music makes more sense now than ever. Or rather, its relevance to music fans and industry types outside of the Nordic region must be greater now than ever.’
Deathcrush, Tremoro Tarantura and Proviant Audio rank among Clash’ top by:Larm picks.
Noisey’s German version declares Truls and Girl Army as by:Larm favourites. Full report (in German) HERE.
Also worth checking out:
Under the Radar Mag’s photo feature & Rolling Stone Russia’s by:Larm round-up.