After having spent much of 2013 in the studio, Highasakite now returns to the live-scene to debut new material from their upcoming album. Their debut album, 2012’s ‘All That Rains Will Fall’ paved the way for the band which has toured frequently at home and abroad over the last year.
Highasakite, comprised of members Ingrid Helene Håvik, Trond Bersu and Øystein Skar create dream-pop sequences with infectious hooks, ethereal synths and confident vocals. Irresistible soundscapes full of tasty hooks and mysterious stories, with musicians from some of Norway’s top-tier bands.
Keyboards, zither, pounding drums and the occasional noise guitar together with Ingrid Helene’s distinctive voice makes a delicious blend of exciting indie pop inspired by artists such as Lykke Li and the movie Where The Wild Things Are.
A few review excerpts:
One of the best Norwegian bands discovered at Øyafestivalen. – Pitchfork.
Highasakite deliver a fresh and organic approach to their work and this first taster of their Indian Summer EP (released August 20) is certainly an intriguing introduction. – The Line of Best Fit
Where does one harvest such rocketing synths, syrupy crashes, strings and woodwinds that sway and fall like dandelions in the wind? Surely the answers lie somewhere in the liner notes of Highasakite’s “Indian Summer,” a quintessential heartbreak gem that’ll knock the air from your lungs, note by note. – RCRD LBL
The band are an intriguing proposition, matching blissful indie pop with electronic inflections to a rare sense of fantasy. – Clash Music
Their video is a thing of hazy loveliness. – NME.com
With their infectious hooks, ethereal synths and confident vocals, the trio has positioned themselves as a band to watch. – Paste Magazine