The Norwegian funky-sludge trio Sauropod released the single I Know Where You’ve Been a few hours ago.
Sauropod – photo credit Philippe Guihéneuf
The slapped strings surface in to the room in splodges of mud in to which the listener dives head first, while the off beat of the track gives the song their signature swaggering funky vibe as the vocal flashes through the room akin to a lighthouse lamp as it snaps in and out of focus with the resonating deep tones of I Know Where You’ve Been rattling the speakers off their anchors rounding out a song that bears immediate replay to fully enjoy the range of the dynamics of frequencies within its two hundred and seventeen seconds duration.
The Norwegian indie-rock trio Kalifornia are set to release their debut LP Views From The Coast on the 13th of April.
The latest track to surface from the album – Dear Diane – is an intriguing mix of indie-dance and heavy-rock that has a scruffy coat in to which the listener finds themselves reaching for air-guitar, whilst simultaneously chanting along with the good time vocal, yet never becoming uncomfortable with either.
The Norwegian rock quartet Hepatit-X will be releasing the LP Soldiers and Supervisors on the 13th of April.
Spending much of their time performing live, it has been over three years since their last recorded release, when they were a trio.
Bad Oslo, the first track to surface from the album, which was released as a standalone single on the 9th, discovers Hepatit-X as a tighter and faster unit and now pulling references from ’70s heavy-metal and moving away from their earlier stoner soundtrack. On the basis of the song – Soldiers and Supervisors will be an LP to add to the collection, which is also coming out on Vinyl through Big Day Records.
Lasting an ideal three minutes and fifteen seconds, Bad Oslo is a song that will have the listener head-banging between loudly playing speakers within moments. The earthy heavy-metal is delivered on the spine of a blistering performance on percussion in a driving impetus that threatens to break the skins, with guitar snarling through finessed chords, while the bass punches the eardrums as the vocal delivers a top-notch performance. Hepatit-X even manage to drop in a snippet of Blondie – what is there not to make for a recommendation to spend some time in their company.
The Norwegian rock trio Spielbergs released the single Distant Star on the 13th.
A track which shakes the dust out of the speakers as it surfaces in to the room in a barrage of guitars and percussion. Distant Star (available on bandcamp) is a song which digs deep in to the archives of rock’n’roll yet is able to surface with something that is distinctly and refreshingly new as they ably sew ideas of different generations in to a cohesive package with no one feeling short-changed – perhaps even more importantly – deliver a track which doesn’t seem anything other than a natural evolutionary progression rather than a synthetic reimagination.