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Week 19 in Review

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 08. May, 2015

Farao (Photo: Ella Schultz)

A good week indeed: strong new tracks from Farao, Kid Astray and Emilie Nicholas – it’s the Music Norway’s Week in Review.

‘Hunter’ – Farao premieres new album taster

Farao (photo: Tomas Lauvland Pettersen)

This week, Farao offered a glimpse of what is to come later this year as she debuted ‘The Hunter’ – the first cut from her anticipated upcoming debut, expected at some point later this year on UK label Full Time Hobby. ‘The Hunter’ is being produced by Mike Lindsay (Tunng) in Iceland, and mixed by Grammy winner Andrew Scheps.

Farao is set to play London’s Sebright Arms on 26 May

Stream ‘The Hunter’ HERE.

Kid Astray are ‘Still Chasing Nothing’

The international release of Kid Astray’s album is drawing closer. This week the fine six-piece released a new single, ‘Still Chasing Nothing’ and a pretty cool video to accompany it.

Says Kid Astray’s Even Steine “‘Still Chasing Nothing’ is somewhat a pep talk. It’s about breaking old patterns in order to live in the moment and feel free. The ultimate goal is to be happy.”

The band’s debut album ‘Home Before The Dark’, is out June 15 via Cosmos.

Emilie Nicholas with stunning new vid for ‘Pstereo’ single

This week, The 405 launched the new Emile Rafael-directed video for ‘Pstereo’ by Emilie Nicolas. The new version of the track that launched her career on the home market some two years ago, ties in nicely with the stunningly beautiful video shot in Scotland.
Says Nicholas on the slightly surrealistic, yet stunningly beautiful video: ‘The dreamy and surreal feeling with the whales diving out of the mountains was something I really liked. Sometimes I can get scared by really beautiful things but I like the undertone of the lonely and surreal whales.’

‘Pstereo’ is released on June 22nd via Sony/RCA, and is taken from her debut album Like I’m A Warrior, which is out a week later on June 29th.

Katzenjammer return to the UK

Katzenjammer (photo: Paal Audestad)

One-of-a-kind outfit Katzenjammer are bringing their offbeat blend of pop, rock, folk and bluegrass to the UK this week for what promises to be an electrifying and unusual set. Their last UK visit in January spawned such strong reviews as this one from the Guardian: ‘The versatile Norwegian quartet are moving from their wilder earlier work to a more commercial fusion of country and blues, but their new pop direction suits them. 4/5’

Katzenjammer have a pretty packed tour itinerary this spring and summer. Check out our concert calendar for full listings.

Nordic Playlist

No weekend without it: this week’s Nordic Playlist is curated by Iceland’s Sóley who has hand-picked a pretty diverse set of Norwegian entries: singer-songwriter Ane Brun is featured alongside notorious black-metal icon Burzum. Eclectic.

Listen in HERE.

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