Thu 16th of October sees Mikhael Paskalev heading out on a 22-date US tour in support of his new EP, ‘Sayonara Saigon’ (via Mom + Pop Music ) which is out on Oct 28th. Paskalev’s extensive tour starts on Oct 16th at Atlanta’s The Loft and ends at Chicago’s Schuba’s Tavern on Nov 21st.
Full tour details with venue and showtime info HERE.
‘Sayonara Saigon’ release info HERE
Pop music with a twist, roots in indie and alternative country rock, inspired by names such as Paul Simon, the Shins, Edward Sharpe, The Mamas and the Papas and the Everly Brothers – that’s Norwegian Mikhael Paskalev for you.
The success story for young Norwegian/Bulgarian Mikhael started with the release of his first single ever, the platinum selling and super catchy I Spy which became a smash-hit in Norway after winning a national award for Best Unsigned Act in 2012. The following video, the remarkable Tom Cruise- inspired homage, made waves in the music underground from Norway via Huffington Post to Hype Machine, and has had over 1 million views in Youtube and Vimeo.
Paskalev has performed at most of the major Norwegian music festivals, and offers a dynamic live set, ranging from songs accompanied by his nylon-strung guitar only, to a six-piece band with the occasional trumpet and a circus of energy. At times the songs are shamelessly catchy, but never leave the lovely and raw soundscape in which he and producer wonderkid Joe Wills chooses to operate.