fredag 28. februar 2014 kl. 18:00 på CafeMono
By:Larm er todelt med en festival og en konferansedel. Festivalen skjer på kveldstid og er åpent for publikum. Her legges det hovedsakelig vekt på presentere artister som er i angrepsposisjon, enten her hjemme eller i utlandet.
18.00: Oh! (NO)
20.00 Ondt Blod (NO)
21.00 Kate Boy (SE)
22.00 Little Children (SE)
23.00 Death Hawks (FI)
00.00 Frk. Fryd (NO)
Det selges festivalpass for en eller flere dager som gir adgang til alle klubbene forutsatt at det er plass i lokalet. Enkeltbilletter selges kun i døra og bare dersom det er ledig kapasitet. Festivalarmbånd har med andre ord prioritet foran enkeltbillett, og det er ingen garanti for at det i det hele tatt legges ut enkeltbilletter.
…like Frank Ocean, Stevie Wonder and Jamie Cullum’s enfant terrible.
Oh! is a soul band from Tromsø. With roots in hip-hop, neo-soul, the superheroes of Motown and R&B of yesteryear, the band writes music that you would usually have to travel far from these shores to hear.
Frode Larsen, Arnljot Nordvik, Morten Steene and Eirik Fjelde make up Oh!, and their debut release “Lesson One:” EP made the album charts upon its release in 2011. Fast forward to 2013 and the band is on the cusp of finishing their first full length proper with Popa Lars taking up the reigns as executive producer, as well as mixing the record. In the interim the band have been playlisted on the country’s biggest radio station NRK P1 with the track “Family” and have played approximately seventy shows up and down the country.
Oh! made their return to the live arena this past Autumn, playing a number of club and festival shows and (major regional paper) Nordlys had this to say of one performance:
“There are in fact some nights when you know deep deep down, that this is something completely different, something more than just ‘good’ or even ‘brilliant’, something memorable, something that reminds you that it is simply great to be alive.” – 6/6 Lasse Jangås, culture editor, Nordlys
Ondt Blod is a new hardcore band originating from Kirkenes, now based in Tromsø.
During their brief half-year of existence, word has started to spread in Tromsø of their “purely destructive live shows.” This past Autumn, the band released their first EP “Kule til Kvelds” via the Bergen label Loyal Blood.
Their music can be described as a ferocious convergence of Black Flag, Gallows and Slayer, but with occasional indication of an underlying pop sensibility. The lyrics are performed in their native Northern Norwegian dialect.
“If you’re into the kind of hardcore that leaves you dead after half a dozen of songs, watch out for Ondt Blod.” – Utropia
“When we met for the first time, a night that was just supposed to be a few drinks, ended up as the night that we wrote our first single ‘Northern Lights’.”
Kate Boy, the one part Australian and three parts Swedish electro-pop outfit, uploaded ‘Northern Lights’ in late 2012 which was within days picked “Best New Track” by Pitchfork. The self-produced video gained over 140,000 views within it’s first month and was followed by write-ups on a major part of the blog world.
The ‘Northern Lights EP’ was released in late January 2013 through LA-based indie label Iamsound, with the band adding their second single ‘In Your Eyes’ together with remixes from ‘Taken By Trees x Belief’ and ‘Superhuman- oids’. Soon followed the “simple, stark and stunning” (V Mag) video for ‘In Your Eyes’ putting Kate Boy “well on their way to carving out a niche of their own” (The Line Of Best Fit).
Festivals and headline shows in Europe are booked throughout the summer together with a club tour of North America in June.
Stockholm’s Linus Lutti, aka Little Children has had a rising profile since the release of 2 EPs in 2013 and a few choice song placements in US TV shows. The june 2013 release of the “Falling” EP, included “Distant Shouts” which had been discovered by loyal fan’s of Grey’s Anatomy worldwide.
The lead track “Falling” is inspired by Moondog’s “Do Your Thing”, which it’s composer Linus Lutti claims is “one of the best songs ever written”.
Little Children has had few short trips to play in the US, including with SHOUT OUT LOUDS, and summer festivals this summer in Sweden. With a new album for early 2014 in the works, 2014 will be Little Children’s breakthrough year.
The band has gained praise for their debut album “Death and Decay”, their intense live energy and strong songwriting. Heavy touring has made sure Death Hawks’ live shows have grown even more fierce, showing the crowd what rock once was and what it will be.
The Death Hawks’ new album is a blend of 70?s krautrock and psychedelia. A stream of consciousness where intoxicating shamanistic rhythms meet cool, minimal sax, raw guitar shredding and intriguing, elegant keyboard patterns. All at the same time, Death Hawks masters the very core of rock itself and the polar opposite of it.
Frk. Fryd are the girls who are going to maintain Stavanger’s dominance of Norwegian rock. In April 2013 they recorded an EP entitled “Tell dine skritt igjen” with Blood Command’s Yngve Andersen. The single “Blod & Honning” was released August 19, and was A-listed on the radio channel NRK P3, with their new EP following a few weeks later. P3 remarked: “Blod & Honning is a raw, hard rock track that sounds like a cross between Blood Command and Oslo Ess,” who they have also toured with. In spite of their young age, this captivating band have already played all over Norway and have built a reputation for playing hard and playing dirty.
“Easily one of the Top 3 bands I’ve seen live this year” – Jasper Coolidge, booking at Fontanas, New York, Summer 2012