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Wednesday, February 26
 

13:00

P3 LIVE - Christine
Join Christine Dancke every day from 13.00 – 15.00 at the P3-annex (Youngstorget) for a live broadcast of “Christine”. Guests:
Wednesday:
Onkl P & de fjerne Slektningene (NO), Christopher (DK), Lemâitre (NO)
Thursday
Carnival Kids (NO), John Martin (SE)
Friday
Team Me (NO), Yoguttene (NO), Kakkmaddafakka (NO)

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14837

Wednesday February 26, 2014 13:00 - 15:00
The P3-annex

16:00

WiMP Stories
WiMP stories welcomes you to Naustet (Youngstorget) 16.00-18.00. Sessions conducted in norwegian
Onsdag 26.2: Beatles for en ny generasjon
Live: Arild Hammerø fra Atlanter / Tini / I Was A King
Intervju: Magne Furuholmen og Johan Husvik (Musical Supervisor for Beatles-filmen)
Torsdag 27.2: Morsmålspop
Live: Daniel Kvammen / Kaja Gunnufsen
Intervju: Lars Vaular / Kaja Gunnufsen / Jonas Skybakmoen fra Johndoe /Daniel Kvammen
Fredag 28.2: Fra gutterommet til verdensrommet
Live: Frøder / Proviant Audio
Intervju: Mattis With (LOT LOT/Heyerdahl) /Mathias Stubø (Proviant Audio) / Marie Komissar (P3) og Ketil fra Lemaitre

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14838

Wednesday February 26, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
Naustet (Youngstorget)

20:00

iampsyencefiction
Aleksander Johansen started his musical career as a lonely troubadour under the northern lights in Lofoten, Norway. iampsyencefiction have become one of Oslo’s most exciting music collectives the last few years, now expanded to a full band including Nils Martin Larsen (ex. Lama), Simen Aasen (Einar Stray), Eirik Kirkemyr (Dråpe) and Eivind Almhjell (The Little Hands of Asphalt, Sunturns). Iampsyencefiction’s sound can be compared with The National a’la “Alligator”, Kurt Vile’s “Childish Prodigy” or Red House Painters’ “Songs for a blue guitar”.
After releasing the cassette “Don’t Stall” on Siste Sukk in the summer of 2012, they got chosen as ”ukas urørt” by the Norwegian radio show Urørt and as one of the top five releases of the year by music blog Nymusikkhverdag. In the Autumn of 2013, iampsyencefiction got name dropped by none other than Bon Iver during the Volcano Choir gig in Oslo, after doing a support act before the show.
Their first EP was released on the Norwegian label Tender in November 2013.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14650

Wednesday February 26, 2014 20:00 - 20:30
The P3-annex

20:30

Shitrich (NO)
Technical trap rap from Trondheim – the heart of Norway! In Norwegian, whaaaat? Your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper, $hitrichard Gere, aka $hitrich, from the famous infamous rap duo Bromstad Billionaires (the rap genre’s answer to Turbonegro) recently published the “Bølgemaskin” EP together with his producers Kai Helvete and Rudebwoay: Dirty, catchy, insanely ironic dope rap from Trøndelag’s gutter.
His debut album “Makka Nykinen LP”, was inspired by another Scandinavian enthusiast for snow; Matti Nykinen, will hit you early in May 2014, produced by the deeply talented trio KVAMKOLLEKTIVET –  808’s and TURTLEPOWER, surely the hottest producers around right now. They gonna become bigger than Stargate. The album is fully packed with ignorant molly trap rap mixed with the most insane lyrics recorded by a Norwegian artist. It’s historical.
Earlier this year, $hitrich was nominated for “Most Promising Artist” by Adresseavisen’s UT-awards. $hitrich has earned a solid hype in rap circles in Norway in the past years, and got several people in and outside the capital to keep their eyes open for his technical vocabulary games over dirty trap bangers. In the past year, he has visited and collaborated with several artists including Yoguttene, Hele Fitta, DatMusic, Big Ice, Poppa Lars and Klish to name a few. His grimey flow and nasal voice, together with technically advanced but dirty lyrics are his trademark, so expect absolutely insane mood, strobe lights, stage diving, and heavy, heavy bass.
Music:
Karan med varan – “Bølgemaskin” EP
Klish – “DAT XO” EP – together with Klish, Yoguttene and Onkl P
And you can also google Shitrich and Bromstad Billionaires on Youtube and get shitloads of nice surprises.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14834

Wednesday February 26, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
The WiMP Tent

21:00

Könsförrädare (SE)
Könsförrädare is like the volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Impossible to pronounce but something you cannot miss out on. Coming from a small town in the northernmost part of Scandinavia Könsförrädare spent their youth playing together and came up with their sound – kind and violent with a dreamy twist. Their politically conscious and stylisticially refined lyrics makes it hard to separate pop from politics.
Könsförrädare is also a riddle, even in Swedish. Roughly translated it means ”gender betrayers”, and refers to a recent controversy in Sweden when a famous feminist politician said that women who sleep with men betray their gender. The band picked up the word Könsförrädare giving it a broadened, positive and sophisticated meaning – instead of using it as a demeaning word it is a transformational and creative possibility.¨
Könsförrädare is Janinne Sandström Oja, Måns Lundstedt, Alina Björkén och Robin Bernhardsson.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14803

Wednesday February 26, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
The P3-annex

21:30

Marius Beck (NO)
Although a newcomer, Marius Beck has already proven himself a convincing songwriter with a surefire instinct for a unique sound. An experienced live-performer, and musically in the sonic landscape somewhere between Jeff Buckley and early Coldplay, Marius’ hypnotic voice is a natural focal point, and an effective emotional tool for songs that grows on the listener with each play.
Magne Furuholmen about Marius Beck:
“There is no guarantee that new artists who emerge through talent competitions deserves a place in the music industry – but there is no longer a guarantee of the opposite.
My ambition to participate in the first season of the program The Voice was simply a hope
to meet young talents I could work with after the TV-lights were turned off,
something Martin Halla’s platinum-selling “Winter Days” was the first example of.
Marius Beck is definitely such a talent.
Marius writes lyrics and melodies with character in the singer-songwriter tradition, and has over the past year recorded the material for his debut EP “Majors & Minors” in London, produced by Martin Terefe and myself.
We hope you will enjoy this new exiting artist as much as we do."

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14829

Wednesday February 26, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
The WiMP Tent

22:00

John Martin (SE)
Following on from his global success and since signing a deal with Universal/Island Records, John Martin has been working feverishly in the studio on his debut solo single “Anywhere For You”, which will be released on April 7.
Although this is John’s first solo release he is already a household voice. He wrote and featured on “Don’t You Worry Child” which entered the UK chart at Number 1 and has sold over nearly 1 million copies in the UK alone and charting Top 10 in over 30 countries. John has also co-written “Save the World” (Swedish House Mafia), “Children of the Sun” (Tinie Tempah) and “Reload” (Sebastian Ingrosso). “Anywhere For You” is an emotional gem, it’s upbeat with a big melody that announces John as a songwriter and singer to be reckoned with. “Anywhere For You” is produced by Michel Zitron, John’s writing partner on previous hits.
The son of a bona fide stuntman – singer and songwriter, John Martin, was born and raised in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden in the mid eighties. He received his first guitar just as he turned thirteen and duly formed his first band, playing Nirvana covers in the absence of having songs any of their own. Fast forward a few years and John found himself with recognition from The Grammys. His success was global. On arrival in the USA in February 2012, John simultaneously got a text from his manager saying “Don’t You Worry Child” was in the Top 10 on the Billboard Chart. The moment he turned on the radio in his hire car from the airport and it was the first song he heard, was when he realized things had gotten big. ‘Everything changed what seemed like overnight,’ says John, ‘When travelling around we heard it constantly on repeat for the whole month. We had never performed the track live at that stage but shortly after I found myself playing in front of 100,000 people in Stockholm over a three day period. That was a highlight.’

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14823

Wednesday February 26, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
The P3-annex

22:30

OnklP & De Fjerne Slektningene (NO)
OnklP & De Fjerne Slektningene is the baddest boyband in Norway, consisting of members from Oslo Ess and Turbonegro, with rap-rocker OnklP as frontman and captain of the team.
Recently signed to Universal Music in Norway, the band released their first single the 20th of January this year, and aim to release their debut album in May along with a series of Hiprock Noir videos.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14804

Wednesday February 26, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
The WiMP Tent

23:00

Satellite Stories (FI)
The group – formed of Esa Mankinen (vocals/guitar), Marko Heikkinen (lead guitar), Jyri Pesonen (Bass/vocals) and Olli-Pekka Ervasti (drums) – have generated a reputation for creating powerful indie pop. 2012 saw the band release their debut album “Phrases to Break the Ice” before touring extensively through Europe. The same year the bands music spread through much of the blogosphere.
Revealing their new single “Campfire”, the band hailing from Oulu, Finland, have gone one step further, heading straight to #1 on Hype Machine’s most blogged artist chart. Their energetic sound has led to them receiving comparisons with bands such as Two Door Cinema Club and Tokyo Police Club.
“Campfire” is the first single taken from the band’s forthcoming “Pine Trails” album. The band’s second studio album is a record where the band has truly found their sound. Self produced and self recorded, the album sessions begun in the Swedish countryside in January of 2013, with only a field of horses as neighbours, the days spent filled with long jaunts in the snow filled pine forests, before night fell, and attention turned to writing and recording. Sweden moved onto sessions in London and Manchester, and ended in the bands decommissioned nuclear bunker turned studio in northern Finland, culminating in 10 stories of growing up, love lost and near misses.
New single “Campfires” begins with a delicately picked guitar and vocal introduction, before the band explodes into the track. The hugely catchy work sees the members blending vocal hooks, guitar stabs and a huge four-on-the-floor beat. Paying testament to their incredible live shows, the single demonstrates why the group were such a resounding success at their summer Festival appearances – which included appearances at the Dot to Dot Festival tour, Spain’s
Arenal Sound, Finland’s Flow Festival, Sweden’s Hultsfred Festival and Holland’s Lowlands festival.
Shrill tremolo guitar riffs and catchy vocal hooks about adolescent romance." – NME
“Energetic Fins who specialise in bright sounding indie pop.” – Q Magazine
“Frontman Esa Mankinen has a lot of presence and a mercurial quality to his vocals.” – Clash
“Their set but it’s delivered in a way that only the cold and callous could refuse to enjoy.” – The Fly
“Upbeat Sunny Indie Pop.” – MTV UK
“Indie pop at its most brilliant.” – The Line of Best Fit UK

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13955

Wednesday February 26, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
The P3-annex

23:30

Christopher (DK)
In the wake of the platinum selling 1st single “Told You So” from the upcoming album, Christopher is now ready to unveil a little more of the new sound. His 2nd single release “Crazy” really puts the image as a teen idol to side and is a signpost to Christopher’s new musical level, which has now created international awareness. As a result from this, Christopher is to perform at the prestigious festival in Oslo, by:Larm, as one of the first pure pop acts.
In collaboration with a few of the best Danish R&B , soul and urban-creators – the producers Frederik and Fridolin Nordsø ( Brandy, The William Blakes, Outlandish, Burhan G, Noisy, The Mountains and others) – Christopher created the funky 2nd single “Crazy”. A powerful pop-piece about a turbulent relationship and the subsequent redemption, when love and desire ends up getting the last word. On the vocal side, the voice of Christopher has been perfected, while the rhythm bottom has become more angular and hard.
Christopher’s musical expression has found its niche and the 22 -year-old vocalist, guitarist and songwriter has in every conceivable way budged tremendously since his debut album from 2011, and is hoping that his fans will follow along. “Told You So” is his biggest hit to date and has attracted massive interest among pop fans, ranging from Norway, Sweden and Finland to China.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14809

Wednesday February 26, 2014 23:30 - Thursday February 27, 2014 00:00
The WiMP Tent

00:00

Jenny Hval (NO)
In recent years, Jenny Hval has made a name for herself as a writer, journalist, recording artist and sound artist both in Norway and abroad. When her third record “Viscera” was released in 2011, WIRE magazine described the record as: “a stunning achievement both conceptually and musically.”
Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Despite her young age, she has already infused, carved and modulated an artistic voice that is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.
Her fourth album, “Innocence Is Kinky” (Rune Grammofon, 2013), was recorded at Toybox Studios, Bristol, with producer John Parish, lauded for his work with PJ Harvey, Giant Sand and Sparklehorse.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14830

Thursday February 27, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
The P3-annex

00:30

Admiral P (NO)
According to himself, Admiral P does reggae in Norwegian to give the audience what they have been missing. Along with Jah Ark Manifest (Norway’s leading sound system), he has pushed the reggae culture and it’s positive vibes about love and unity to the Norwegian people since 1999.
With a special hunch for the catchy and modern, but yet a traditional approach to reggae music, Admiral P has put himself on top of the Scandinavian reggae scene. Add an energetic live show and 4 massive hit singles, “Snakke Litt” (12xPlatinum), ”Spinnvill” (Platinum) “Kallenavn” (13xplatinum) and “Skakke Gi Opp” (Platinum), and you have one of the biggest acts in Norway the last three years.
His critically acclaimed EP “Jobber Overtid” was released in 2011, and he was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy in 2011 for “Hit Of The Year”, and also won MTV´s “Best Nordic Act” in 2013. He is currently nominated in two categories in the Zambian Grammy Awards, and is planning release of his long awaited debut album later this spring/summer in Scandinavia.
A rare talent, who has put his unique mark on a genre that is growing rapidly, and becoming more and more popular. Admiral P is definitely ready to take on the world, and bring his music to a wider audience.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14825

Thursday February 27, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
The WiMP Tent
 
Thursday, February 27
 

13:00

P3 LIVE - Christine
Join Christine Dancke every day from 13.00 – 15.00 at the P3-annex (Youngstorget) for a live broadcast of “Christine”. Guests:
Wednesday:
Onkl P & de fjerne Slektningene (NO), Christopher (DK), Lemâitre (NO)
Thursday
Carnival Kids (NO), John Martin (SE)
Friday
Team Me (NO), Yoguttene (NO), Kakkmaddafakka (NO)

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14837

Thursday February 27, 2014 13:00 - 15:00
The P3-annex

16:00

WiMP Stories
WiMP stories welcomes you to Naustet (Youngstorget) 16.00-18.00. Sessions conducted in norwegian
Onsdag 26.2: Beatles for en ny generasjon
Live: Arild Hammerø fra Atlanter / Tini / I Was A King
Intervju: Magne Furuholmen og Johan Husvik (Musical Supervisor for Beatles-filmen)
Torsdag 27.2: Morsmålspop
Live: Daniel Kvammen / Kaja Gunnufsen
Intervju: Lars Vaular / Kaja Gunnufsen / Jonas Skybakmoen fra Johndoe /Daniel Kvammen
Fredag 28.2: Fra gutterommet til verdensrommet
Live: Frøder / Proviant Audio
Intervju: Mattis With (LOT LOT/Heyerdahl) /Mathias Stubø (Proviant Audio) / Marie Komissar (P3) og Ketil fra Lemaitre

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14838

Thursday February 27, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
Naustet (Youngstorget)

18:00

Taragana Pyjarama (DK)
On the 24th June 2013, Taragana Pyjarama will release ‘Nothing Hype’ – a brand new mini-album to follow up his 2012 debut LP ‘Tipped Bowls’.
Describing the feeling of this next step as “very different to when I did the LP last year”, Taragana Pyjarama (aka Nick Eriksen) is clearly not someone who’s content with standing still.
Having released his first tracks in 2010 (under his previous ‘Eim Ick’ moniker), Copenhagen-based Eriksen has been steadily gaining impressive momentum – and adulation – as both a producer and remixer ever since. Having already remixed singles for the likes of Delorean, Polock and Delphic, he was invited to join John Talabot’s much-admired Hivern Discs stable and had his first breakthrough EP under his current alias in 2011 for Fluo Kid’s excellent Fools House imprint. That was then quickly followed with an approach from Cologne-based music institution Kompakt to release his full debut artist album, which came out to much critical acclaim almost exactly a year ago:
“The ‘Tipped Bowls’ album was very experimental to me. I had the opportunity to try things out and I saw it more as a challenge where I didn’t want to think too much about the process. It was a learning process for me. It was also the start for my appreciation with creating sounds for pictures and films, which led me to understand my own music better and what I wanted make.”
It’s perhaps both natural and understandable that your debut album is a learning curve, but to be able to experiment and discover on your first LP with such panache has arguably set him apart as one of the producers to watch this year. This collection of new music – Nothing Hype – marks the first of his output for 2013:
“This record first started in a summerhouse that a friend of mine was visiting with some other friends. I joined in. Most of his friends are making music too, so we started recording things and it eventually ended up with a new idea for a record. I started collecting pictures and clips and started working with these images in the back of my mind. Every time I felt like I lost the spark of a track, which I find can happen all the time, I’d just look at the pictures and I was back on track. It’s something I’ve been doing with all the tracks on this release. The overall theme has been grainy and distorted pictures of caves, particularly mysterious crystal caves. It’s magic in a way.”
Mysterious and Magical – two words that couldn’t be more apt to describe the sound of Taragana Pyjarama.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13410

Thursday February 27, 2014 18:00 - 18:30
Mono

20:00

Deathcrush (NO)
In the words of The Quietus, Deathcrush “could certainly teach the pensioners a thing or two: ‘Lesson #13’ (…) oozes the kind of seductive, filthy, primitive sex appeal that makes one feel as ashamed as a man should at a peep show”
Deathcrush goes straight for the top shelf of pop cultural references, recklessly combining their Norse pillage and rape heritage with what the widely acclaimed John Robb describes as a “stunning and effective dissemination of the New York sassy cool trash aesthetic into a new century and with their own vital slant”. This pick ‘n’ mix attitude has made them just as natural an opening act for Battles as Melt-Banana, Vivian Girls and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Surfing the word of mouth wave, no tracks released — Deathcrush have visited ten countries and played more shows in native Norway than the tiny country usually allows for — to great acclaim from publications and websites like Le Monde (FR), The Stool Pigeon (UK), MTV (EU), NME (UK), Drowned in Sound (UK), Eno (NO), ClashMusic (UK), Mojo4music (UK), The Quietus (UK), Album Rock (FR), Hit Music Magazine (CHN), Metal Hammer (NO), Dagsavisen (NO), Dagbladet (NO), VG (NO) and NRK Lydverket (NO).
Now, after managing to shake their severe saying-yes syndrome (you don’t turn down Roskilde. Or Iceland Airwaves. Or Way Out West. Or a personal invitation from Trentemøller. Or when Sleigh Bells open up their nightliner door to Europe. Or trashy apartment gigs. Or SXSW. Oh wait, that last one they did. Twice. For practical reasons), Deathcrush have finally gotten their “pelvic noise sludge” on tape.
After recording with Billy Anderson (Swans, Melvins, Mr. Bungle) and Jørgen Træen (Datarock, Annie, Sondre Lerche) more songs for their much anticipated series of singles are now in the mixing hands of the band’s own Linn Nystadnes. Flick through their flexi disc double poster magazine and have a listen to “Skool’s In” 12" also featuring a James Njie remix (Mau5trap, UK/NO).
“Sweat, battery acid energy and gritty guitars – The trio delivers energy as if all members just ate AA batteries and turn the whole crowd electric. Deathcrush is without a doubt a band you will hear more from in the future.” – MTV (EU)
“Norwegian trio Deathcrush are the day’s greatest thrill (…)” – NME (UK)
“Deathcrush are one of the coolest bands I’ve ever seen… they have created riot music for the 21st century. (…) Watch out South By South West. You are Tokyo. Deathcrush are Godzilla.” – John Doran, The Quietus
“Isn’t this the music David Cameron is attempting to ban, lest it whoop disaffected youth up too greatly? Wow.” – Everett True, Collapse Board (AUS)
Listen to their music on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=3722624

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14792

Thursday February 27, 2014 20:00 - 20:30
Mono

20:00

Elsa & Emilie
Since they were 13, these two girls from the small Norwegian city of Haugesund have been writing songs that has impressed all those who has been lucky enough to get a sneek into their wonderful but deep and mysterious pop-song-world.
After several great acoustic live performances at the west coast of Norway, the charming duo have got themselves into the “first division” of the Norwegian music scene, eager to take the step into the “premier league”. Elsa and Emilie write songs about growing up in a small windy city, about helpless and hopeless love and about the dark sides of being young.
They are currently in studio in Bergen, working together with Anders Bjelland and Jens Rimau, who has William Hut, Marthe Valle and Hypertext on their C.V. Usually Elsa and Emilie play alone, two girls and a guitar, but during the last year their sound has developed into a greater dimension, a Nordic, icy and dark, yet poppy sound, so at by:Larm they come together with some of their best friends from Haugesund on stage.
Elsa and Emilie have signed with Time Out Agency for live representation and are currently in discussions with the various major labels in Norway.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14775

Thursday February 27, 2014 20:00 - 20:30
The P3-annex

20:30

Jenny Hval (NO)
In recent years, Jenny Hval has made a name for herself as a writer, journalist, recording artist and sound artist both in Norway and abroad. When her third record “Viscera” was released in 2011, WIRE magazine described the record as: “a stunning achievement both conceptually and musically.”
Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Despite her young age, she has already infused, carved and modulated an artistic voice that is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.
Her fourth album, “Innocence Is Kinky” (Rune Grammofon, 2013), was recorded at Toybox Studios, Bristol, with producer John Parish, lauded for his work with PJ Harvey, Giant Sand and Sparklehorse.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14830

Thursday February 27, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
Revolver

20:30

Sassybeat (NO)
When Sassybeat was named “Norway’s new hope in pop music” before playing at by: Larm in 2011, the duo consisting of Anna Pettersdatter Melkild and Ingrid Rennemo, then 15 and 16 years, had already lived with the hype for quite a while. In face, they had lived with it ever since they were 9 and 10 years old performing at school in their home-made skirts. Since then, the hype has grown with the size of the band and their repertoire of original songs. Early in 2011 the single “The Mouse and the Bear”, produced by Knut Schreiner, was released to good reviews from all the major newspapers. And the hype was no less when one of Norway’s biggest newspapers picked Sassybeat as the band they had the most faith in that same year, and named their song one of the 25 best Norwegian songs of 2011. The major record companies and managements, including international, believed the hype and started knocking on their door, some of them quite literally. They finally chose Universal Music and Harald Wiik (A-ha).
That’s almost three years ago. Three years is a long time for hype. Is there still reason to believe it? The hype right now is their single, “Turn Around”, and debut album “Snakes and Ladders”, which is being released by Universal Music in January 2014. “Snakes and Ladders” is produced by Even Ormestad , Thom Hell and Erik Ljunggren. Also contributing on the album are people like Martin Horntvedt, Olaf Olsen, Karl-Oluf Wennerberg, David Wallumrød, Trond Mjøen, Marit Larsen and Jan Martin Smørdal .
Anna was 13 years old when she wrote “The Mouse and the Bear”, the song was recorded at home in her basement and the music video was filmed in the living room with a green screen purchased on the internet. The girls were hyped by neighbours, classmates and their parents’ music loving friends.
Now, Sassybeat are a number of years, concerts and studio hours older, and are currently being hyped by media, social media and international record companies. It’s time to say what ultimately needs to be said about all hype: Forget the hype, listen to the music.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14772

Thursday February 27, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
Rockefeller

20:30

Sigurd Julius
Picked as one of five nominees for this years final of NRK Urørt, there has been a lot of buzz about Sigurd Julius. Haunting melodies, tapered with disarming lyrics, Sigurd Julius’ delivery fuses that rare combination of humility, intensity and ardor – which empowered him rapidly as the darling of the acclaimed and vibrant musical scene in Trondheim. Lauded by heavyweight radio programs such as Kulturhuset and Nitimen, and playing major festivals before his debut record, the achievements of this young artist to date are indeed impressive.
Last November he finally released his first full-length album, hailed by both the media and his ever-growing audience. Behind a beautiful piece of homemade cover art shimmers ten intriguing songs recorded in his homemade record studio, which cannot fail to impress and endear themselves to those who enjoy good music- the way it once was made.
Like fellow Nordic alchemists Sigur Ros, Sigurd Julius is not afraid to write the music from his heart in the language of his birth – despite commercial temptations. The growing consensus is that Sigurd Julius is creating the finest trønderske (the unique dialect of Trondheim) lyrics around these days. Bold claims indeed, but to those in doubt, his showcase at By:Larm serves as an excellent opportunity to allow yourself to be convinced.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14643

Thursday February 27, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
Herr Nilsen

20:30

Tiger Bell (SE)
We are Tiger Bell. We are Lotta, Lisa, Canan and Lovisa.
Three of us come from the city of Luleå in northern Sweden but it was in Stockholm, in 2010 that we began to play together.
Tiger Bell stands with one foot in pop, one in punk and one in rock (which adds up to a lot of feet) and our music is characterised by the nagging and repeated girly choirs. With high energy, hard work and lots of fun we realised early on that we create music in the same way that cheerleader’s carry out their sport. Cheerleader-punk was born!
When we compose music we don’t complicate things but rather stick to three classic punk chords. A good song is a fast song. Our longest is 3 minutes and 3 seconds. The songs on the album deal with ordinary things. Friends, family, guys, anger, joy and Monday to Sunday stuff although we sometimes reflect on deeper things and sometimes just want to count down Australian train stations.
The album was produced by us, Frans Hägglund (Millencolin, The Hellacopters, Logh) and Per Nordmark (Randy, Fireside, Last Days Of April). “Don’t Wanna Hear About Your Band” is more than a track and an album title, it’s a statement. Other musicians (mostly male) often come up to us after shows telling us how great we were and then tell that they also have a band rather than stick to the great show we just did. As if we would care. This is not political it’s just a fact, “Don’t Wanna Hear About Your Band”!
See you on tour!
- Tiger Bell
We are proud to announce that Tiger Bell and their debut album, “Don’t Wanna Hear About Your Band”, are nominated in the category “Best rock/metal” at the 2014 P3 Gold award show hosted by Swedish public radio channel P3 (similar to BBC1).
Tiger Bell has since releasing the album been on tour throughout Europe and will continue to tour in 2014 playing amongst other the Eurosonic and by:larm festivals.
The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg on the 18th of January 2014.
Previous winners in the category “Best rock/metal” includes: In Flames, Opeth, Meshuggah, Cult of Luna and Graveyard
Words from the press:
“Combined with cheery power chords and repetitive choruses, they are high energy and not a force to mess with.” – Indecent Xposure
”…no feminist political messages, just pure, ass-kicking sass.” – Consequence of Sound
“hard-driving, head-banging, paint-peeling jams.” – BlackBook Magazine
“it’s nice to hear this kind of aggression.” – Alan Cross
“…head-bashing garage punk that makes you want to drop the top on the Jeep and crank up the volume to 11.” – Monday Magazine
“In the spirit of garage-punks like The Hives and Millencolin, Swedish gal punks Tiger Bell are throwing down the jams” – Spinner

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14796

Thursday February 27, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
The WiMP Tent

21:00

Arshad Maimouni
Arshad Maimouni is a fairly new face in the Norwegian music scene, a 19 year old with an extraordinary voice who has been met with great expectations.
This young man from Oslo has previously collaborated with childhood friend Kaveh, as the eponymous rap duo Arshad & Kaveh, before discovering his true calling in the world of soulful R&B. His debut single, “Definere Meg”, was playlisted on Radio NRK P3 for a respectable 11 weeks, and is now available on all major digital platforms.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13858

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
The P3-annex

21:00

Comet Kid (NO)
This Summer Comet Kid performed for the King and Queen of Norway and all the other guests at the Royal Crown Prince of Norway’s 40th birthday-festival.
They have recently recorded their debut album, and are ready to perform at by:Larm 2014.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13737

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Gamla

21:00

Girl Army
There had long been rumors in Bergen’s underground about Girl Army, Sondre Haug (vox) and guitarist Woody Haugland’s first venture back into the realms of hardcore after the demise of Social Suicide. They are joined by mastermind of rock Yngve Andersen and Sigurd Håkås from Blood Command on guitar and drums, with Kjetil Grimsby Haarr from Fjorden Baby! completing their ranks on punk bass guitar. They are all experienced musicians and songwriters in their own respective rights, and have come together through their shared love of hardcore, les fromages fraiçais and extreme lifestyle.
The band has only played a few selected shows so far. Amongst others, they’ve headlined Mikal Telle’s “Den Elleville Festen” along with bands like Ungdomskulen, Lemaitre, Deathcrush and Kakkamaddafakka. The band has one release so far, the somewhat epic EP “Negative” which came out in Oxtober 2012 and was warmly received by reviewers in Metal Hammer and Ksrikzine .
Musically, Girl Army is hardcore built on the foundations of art, noise, performance, black metal and pig slaughter. Shows are known to be rumbustious affairs, unpredictable, boisterous, unruly even, and it is on the back of this burgeoning reputation the band continues to grow and grow.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13476

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
John Dee

21:00

Hanne Kolstø (NO)
Hanne Kolstø maintains her frequency and releases her third solo album in three years. She also keeps the core of her music, the musical landscape in which everything is allowed: electronica, noise, acoustic guitar, loops, sounds of burning rubber and her father’s brass band in Sykkylven, Norway. This enchanting ugly-beautiful sound has made her a favourite with the critics, and also landed her a nomination for the Norwegian Grammy award in the “Best pop album in 2012” category.
Stillness and Panic was recorded with old marching band instruments and pianos in her childhood home and the chapel where she once started as a soloist in the children’s choir. The soundscape is bigger than on any other Kolstø record, but her voice and lyrics are indisputably at the core of her music.
This music was written after Kolstø moved to the west of Norway, to Sunnmøre, and took a few months off from her otherwise continuous touring during the past few years. The silence, and the reflections made on long, solitary hikes alone in the alps of Sunnmøre, western Norway, are apparent in deeply personal lyrics and in the album’s title.
Like the two previous albums, this one is produced by Øyvind Røsrud Gundersen.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14798

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

21:00

John Martin (SE)
Following on from his global success and since signing a deal with Universal/Island Records, John Martin has been working feverishly in the studio on his debut solo single “Anywhere For You”, which will be released on April 7.
Although this is John’s first solo release he is already a household voice. He wrote and featured on “Don’t You Worry Child” which entered the UK chart at Number 1 and has sold over nearly 1 million copies in the UK alone and charting Top 10 in over 30 countries. John has also co-written “Save the World” (Swedish House Mafia), “Children of the Sun” (Tinie Tempah) and “Reload” (Sebastian Ingrosso). “Anywhere For You” is an emotional gem, it’s upbeat with a big melody that announces John as a songwriter and singer to be reckoned with. “Anywhere For You” is produced by Michel Zitron, John’s writing partner on previous hits.
The son of a bona fide stuntman – singer and songwriter, John Martin, was born and raised in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden in the mid eighties. He received his first guitar just as he turned thirteen and duly formed his first band, playing Nirvana covers in the absence of having songs any of their own. Fast forward a few years and John found himself with recognition from The Grammys. His success was global. On arrival in the USA in February 2012, John simultaneously got a text from his manager saying “Don’t You Worry Child” was in the Top 10 on the Billboard Chart. The moment he turned on the radio in his hire car from the airport and it was the first song he heard, was when he realized things had gotten big. ‘Everything changed what seemed like overnight,’ says John, ‘When travelling around we heard it constantly on repeat for the whole month. We had never performed the track live at that stage but shortly after I found myself playing in front of 100,000 people in Stockholm over a three day period. That was a highlight.’

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14823

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Mono

21:00

Trippy Turtle (NO)
Trippy was born on a cold beach somewhere in Northern Europe. From an early age he was exposed to beautiful skinnydipping scandinavian women and r’n’b music on wack boomblasters, influences you can still hear in his music today. And the charming young tortoise quickly became a true ladies turtle.
One warm summer night in the middle of mating season, Trippy was caught in a fishing net and came aboard a fishing boat from Jersey. Talking his way out of becoming a part of today’s stew, he became friends with the crazy chef Molly which fed him with all sorts of crazy things for her entertainment. It is widely believed that this caused the trippyness of young Trippy.
After many weeks, the fishing boat arrived in Jersey and our hero started his long journey to the other side of the street. On his journey he met many other cool party-animals and together they formed the infamous gang “FoFoFadi Foodchain”. Rumors are that our trippy turtle had terrible pronounciation and the gang was originally called “No More Sardines”.
One day it all changed… Trippy got into a fight with Disco Duck and Disco tossed him into a wall. The sounds the shell made shocked the whole crew. Turtle immediately called his mother and she confessed his long lost father Roland was indeed… an 808. With his new found roots, Trippy told his friends and family that he wanted to do music. And so he did.
The gang scraped together all the sardines they could get their hands on and traded them for an old squeeky macbook. They now take turns throwing Trippy at the macbook and record the outcome.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14819

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

21:00

Tussilago (SE)
Stockholm-based quartet TUSSILAGO make progressive dream-pop reminiscent of the first trip to outer space. The band formed in 2011 when four friends Pierre Riddez, Richard Renström, Samuel Lundin, and Zacharias Zachrisson decided to make music together. They’ve since toured Sweden – including an opening slot for the Swedish all-star indie collective INGRID at this year’s Way Out West festival – and spent their time in the studio working on their debut EP alongside Amason/Little Majorette-member and producer extraordinaire Petter Winnberg. Tussilago will grace the airwaves with their delicate dream-pop on October 16 onwards with the release of their EP on INGRID.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13632

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Sentrum Scene

21:30

Charlotte Qvale (NO)
When Charlotte Qvale was seven years old, her mother and father stood in the driveway with broad smiles and a 101 year old piano on the trailer. The piano had been bought from the canteen of Petterøes Tobacco factory. She fell in love with the out of tune, beautiful instrument and the music that came out of it. That infatuation is seemingly everlasting.
On that old piano she has written songs for the theatre, stage, film and for heavy rotation on the radio. Before the songs arrived where they were supposed to, Qvale went in the studio with producer Thomas Eriksen.
“I saw the light, and it was Thomas. We spoke the same language. I had never experienced anything like it before. All of a sudden I was living in a musical wonderland where anything was possible.”
Now Charlotte and Thomas have released the duet “The Fire”, currently enjoying heavy rotation on several of Norway’s leading radio stations.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14791

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
The WiMP Tent

21:30

Daniel Kvammen
Daniel Kvammen is a singer/songwriter based in Oslo.
Born and raised in Geilo, Norway he grew up with musical references such as Neil Young, Bob Hund and his fellow villager Stein Torleif Bjella. Daniel writes his lyrics based on personal life experiences, switching between a melancholic touch and a humoristic atmosphere.
Daniel Kvammen released his first official single autumn 2013 on Snertingdal/ACT/Cosmos. During spring and summer 2014 Daniel will be touring several clubs and festivals.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13862

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Herr Nilsen

21:30

Dråpe
Inspired by Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, this Oslo based band creates a wonderful diversity between walls of sound and melodies inspired by spring. Norwegians know how to do shoegaze just right – roaring, dreamy guitar noise with yearning angelic vocals hovering on top.
After releasing an EP in 2011, Dråpe quickly became labeled as one of Scandinavias finest and most exciting new acts. Playing more than 100 shows after their first release, the band took their time to record their debut album “Canicular Days”. An album with a feel of Tame Impala merging with My Bloody Valentine during the nicest days of summer.
Their mind-blowing live shows lifts you off the ground and in to their shoegazing world. The lead singer’s distinct voice carries the tunes trough both pop-friendly choruses and longer post-rock parts. It’s a true “must see” band and the record should be in your collection.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13358

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Rockefeller

21:30

Jaakko Eino Kalevi (FIN)
Already something of a cult figure in Helsinki, where he lives and works part-time as a tram driver, Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s unique musical direction has led to him becoming the first ever Nordic artist to sign to the Domino Recording Co., whose Weird World imprint released his acclaimed four-song ‘Dreamzone’ EP in December, to be followed by an album and more in 2014.
Feted by everyone from The Sunday Times and the Evening Standard to VICE, BBC Radio and NME, Jaakko’s deep-fried cosmic pop takes cues from influences as broad as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (for his “singularity and drive”), the “softness and adultness” of Chris Rea, Finnish jazzman Jimi Tenor and the hyper-vivid fantasy worlds of the more contemporary Ariel Pink and Connan Mockasin. The result is a hugely enticing window into Jaakko’s world – a colourful, magical place where everything happens in its own time and nature and technology get along harmoniously.
Recent press highlights for Jaakko Eino Kalevi:
‘It’s done the way Jaakko does things: strange and beautiful with a side order of deep-fried question mark’ Vice
‘The EP revels in its whimsical, boundary-free right to roam’ Sunday Times
‘We’re actually a little lost for words how beautiful this one is’ The Fly, Track of The Day
‘An engagingly florid collection of DayGlo pop’ Grazia
‘No End (is) a hazily beautiful duet’ ‘Virtually Famous’ Evening Standard
‘A hyper-vivid voyage into a fantasy land’ Noisey
‘A blissed out, skittering synth giant that builds on some Chromatics-style poignance’ DIY
‘Jaakko Eino Kalevi is the Finnish artist most likely to endure endless comparisons to Ariel Pink this year. Jaakko’s got more funk, though, and isn’t afraid of 80s keyboard action’ Dummy

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14785

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Revolver

21:30

Sisy Ey (ICL)
Icelandic band Sisy Ey (pronounced See See Ay) was founded in 2011.
The idea was to get the three sisters, Elin, Elisabet and Sigga to sing live house music which would serve not only the exquisite combination of their beautiful voices into new and exciting territory, but would also showcase their abilities in a different context as all have more acoustic-driven music careers.
After spending considerable time searching for “the one” to work with, the missing link was found in producer and DJ, Oculus. Together they have managed to create something very unique and special.
The bands main focus is live performance as this is the best environment to experience their one-of-a-kind talent, together with the intense energy of the music. Although the musical journey of Sisy Ey has just begun, the band is already receiving an impressive amount of attention for its music and performances.
Sisy Eys first single, Ain’t got nobody, has been extremely well received in Iceland and elsewhere.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14794

Thursday February 27, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Stratos

22:00

Death By Unga Bunga (NO)
Death By Unga Bunga is a garage rock band from Moss, Norway. Despite their young age (the members are 21-24 years old), the band have achieved a lot, and one of their strengths is their appeal to both retro enthusiasts and those who are into more modern sounds. This contributes to the fact that Death By Unga Bunga has become one of the most popular and in-demand live acts in Norway. The last couple of years, the band has played few hundred concerts and performed at all the large festivals in Norway. The band has now also made a name for themselves on the continent, after long tours in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany.
In the winter of 2013, Death By Unga Bunga was nominated for the “Norwegian Grammy” Spellemannsprisen in the rock category for the album The Kids Are Up To No Good.
The band’s third album, released September 2013, has been given the title You’re An Animal. It consists of 12 brilliant songs, combining the energy and the rawness of the first album Juvenile Jungle (2010) with the excellent songs and the authentic sound from the aforementioned The Kids Are Up To No Good. Their new album is produced by Bjarte Stensli (Sivert Høyem, 120 Days etc) in his studio Oslo Grammofon.
Do not miss these guys live!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13782

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

22:00

DISKORD
Diskord is an unconventional death metal band whose approach to music is both old-school and progressive at the same time. Their music is all about forging new paths, but never falls into the trap of being technical for just for the sake of it. Their musical reference points are as diverse as old Autopsy, Gorguts, early Cadaver and Voivod.
The band’s most recent release, “Dystopics”, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. Their live set-up is a little unorthodox; a trio with a drummer as the lead singer. They are often joined by guest musicians, playing instruments that are atypical of the genre such as accordion and didgeridoo. Their next album is expected in 2014.
“Wonderfully avant-garde; utterly fantastic; remarkably unique.” – The Metal Advisor, July 2012
“So far from mainstream death metal as it is possible to get.” – Scream Magazine, April 2012

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13837

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
John Dee

22:00

Eloq (DK)
August Fenger, aka ELOQ, has taken Denmark by storm in a remarkably short time;
with the help of his friends on his hip hop/dancehall label CHEFF RECORDS, he has already produced platinum and gold certified records in his home country.
Now 22, ELOQ has established himself internationally and has played shows all over the world including Europe, Brazil and Tel Aviv.
ELOQ is held in high regard by scene defining acts the world over such as Salva,
Mad Decent, Bobby Tank, Ryan Hemsworth, Munchi, S-Type, Schlachthofbronx and
even Skrillex, Benzi chose to put two of ELOQ’s tracks on his “Exclusive mix” for “Diplo and Friends’’ recently, and his new single “C’MON” has received airplay by Skream & Benga as well as Bobby Tank for Mistajam, both on BBC Radio1.
ELOQ combines the heavy rhythms of hip-hop with UK bass, pop and tropical
undertones. His unique style, both as an artist and as a producer, have for the
second year running been recognized with two nominations at the Danish DJ Awards
(Producer of the year and DJ of the year). He has also been nominated for Politikens iByen award, “Upcoming artist of the year.”
The Copenhagen producer has kept a busy schedule. Amongst other things, he has
entertained the crowds at Denmark’s biggest venues, sharing stages with names
such as Major Lazer, Lunice, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Gaslamp
Killer, Om Unit, Starkey and Roska among others.
He has produced hit singles and records for local talent, and released countless of unique remixes, amongst others for Big Dope P, When Saints Go Machine South
Rakkas Crew and Ivory and Gold. His latest produced hit-wonder is internationally acclaimed artist “MØ”, who is Denmark’s new pop-comet.
The rest of the world has taken note of the Danish whizz-kid. On top of his work with other artists, he has recently released his own EP, titled “C’MON.” Released by London based label Activia Benz featuring 5 originals and a remix by Slugabed.
“C’MON”, the single, dropped a music video which was premiered by Noisey.com
Coming up for ELOQ is a collaborative EP with the Scottish praised maximalist LOCKAH and much more in the works.
“August ‘ELOQ’ Fenger has been making waves in his native Denmark for a few years now, but is just finding notoriety elsewhere thanks to a jubilant take on maximalist rap beats that coincides nicely with the rise of trap” – FACT MAG
“The Danish beat wizard is at it again, Make sure you grab this thing when it drops.” – Run the trap
“CMON EP is a must-listen for any fan of beats music.” – Sonicrouter
“ELOQ is a name we’ve seen on your Internets for a while, and it looks like this Danish producer is on the come-up. Definitely keep your eyes peeled.” – Does Androids Dance.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14811

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

22:00

KLISH
After a bunch of mixtapes, features and overall presence in what feels like ages, the Oslo based Tromsø rapper KLISH released his debut album “Bestandig” in June 2013 – on the small indie label Siste Steg.
The album, led by the singles “Fyring Fighting F **king”, “Seveneleven” and “Jenter med Tatoveringer” (“Girls with Tattoos”), gives us a dark introduction to dead end jobs, dissatisfaction, rebellion and mortal consumption.
Sometimes gloomy, but also with touches of playful ignorance and an extremely pleasant self-importance attached to most topics. The album sounds un-Norwegian too, moving in its own variant of the Southern landscape: heavy bass, slow tempo, and lots of chopped and screwed vocal.
KLISH has the past year played a series of concerts across Norway with RSP and Mats Dawg, he has played at Øyanatt, and has opened for Waka Flocka Flame.
Recently KLISH appeared on Tommy Tee’s “Hopp i Havet RMX”. KLISH will be releasing the new mixtape “Apokalyps Dude” in January, and the album “Bestandig” will be released on vinyl the same month.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14361

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
The P3-annex

22:00

Könsförrädare (SE)
Könsförrädare is like the volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Impossible to pronounce but something you cannot miss out on. Coming from a small town in the northernmost part of Scandinavia Könsförrädare spent their youth playing together and came up with their sound – kind and violent with a dreamy twist. Their politically conscious and stylisticially refined lyrics makes it hard to separate pop from politics.
Könsförrädare is also a riddle, even in Swedish. Roughly translated it means ”gender betrayers”, and refers to a recent controversy in Sweden when a famous feminist politician said that women who sleep with men betray their gender. The band picked up the word Könsförrädare giving it a broadened, positive and sophisticated meaning – instead of using it as a demeaning word it is a transformational and creative possibility.¨
Könsförrädare is Janinne Sandström Oja, Måns Lundstedt, Alina Björkén och Robin Bernhardsson.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14803

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Mono

22:00

Lowing (SE)
At the age of 23 Lowing moved to Los Angeles to nurture his desire for a career in music.
After three years he moved back to his native Sweden with a head full of songs that needed to be written and recorded. Hailing from a small town in the southwest of Sweden, Lowing moved to Stockholm where he started to build a name for himself as a young and talented singer/songwriter.
All in all, it’s been a long but necessary journey to make, in order to transform bits and pieces into complete songs. In may 2013 Lowing made his first stuff official via selected music blogs on the internet. As a result the song “I Will Wait For You” rapidly climbed to #3 on Hypem.com

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13408

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Gamla

22:00

The South (NO)
“When The South is on stage and let loose – there is no doubt that there is no better live band in Norway today. Such a tight, energetic, perfectly arranged and yet so liberating performance as theirs is hard to come by. As a live band, they are already too good for Little Norway.” -musikkbloggen.no
The South’s third album, “The Further Inside You Go…”, was released on October 25th. Like its predecessor, this one is also produced by Motorpsycho’s Bent Sæther. The colourful musical influences of The South’s new album range from the Grateful Dead on the one hand, to the new king of Laurel Canyon, Jonathan Wilson, on the other.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14778

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Sentrum Scene

22:30

iampsyencefiction
Aleksander Johansen started his musical career as a lonely troubadour under the northern lights in Lofoten, Norway. iampsyencefiction have become one of Oslo’s most exciting music collectives the last few years, now expanded to a full band including Nils Martin Larsen (ex. Lama), Simen Aasen (Einar Stray), Eirik Kirkemyr (Dråpe) and Eivind Almhjell (The Little Hands of Asphalt, Sunturns). Iampsyencefiction’s sound can be compared with The National a’la “Alligator”, Kurt Vile’s “Childish Prodigy” or Red House Painters’ “Songs for a blue guitar”.
After releasing the cassette “Don’t Stall” on Siste Sukk in the summer of 2012, they got chosen as ”ukas urørt” by the Norwegian radio show Urørt and as one of the top five releases of the year by music blog Nymusikkhverdag. In the Autumn of 2013, iampsyencefiction got name dropped by none other than Bon Iver during the Volcano Choir gig in Oslo, after doing a support act before the show.
Their first EP was released on the Norwegian label Tender in November 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14650

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Herr Nilsen

22:30

LOVELOVELOVE
Around February 2012, LOVELOVELOVE was founded by Simon Bergseth, as a side-project to his main band Aristillus. However, after only a short while, LOVELOVELOVE grew into something much much bigger.
August of that same year saw the nascent band’s first release, a twinkling shoegazey, post-rocky EP entitled “Your Heart Stops With The Beat” which was produced by Marcus Forsgren (Jaga Jazzist, The Lionheart Brothers).
The quintet have subsequently gone on to support Omar Rodriguez Lopez, they were hand picked by Sondre Lerche to open for him at Rockefeller, and were one of Aftenposten’s top picks for Klubb:Øya.
The band is comprised of Simon Bergseth, Edvard Seim, Axel Skalstad, Ida Holmen and Hanna Furuseth, and together this tightly knit group of musicians have taken the band’s initial ambitions and vision to a whole new level, comeing from as diverse backgrounds as black metal and free jazz. In January of 2014, the band will release their debut album via the Kakao Musikk label, near fifty minutes of mouth watering, sugary pop with hints of improv and noise rock.
Embrace LOVELOVELOVE.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13990

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
The WiMP Tent

22:30

Lust For Youth (SE/DK)
Lust For Youth is the solo moniker of Swedish electronic musician Hannes Norrvide. He began the project in 2009, in Gothenburg, Sweden at Utmarken
 (a rehearsal space, record shop, and venue). He was inspired by friends of his who were starting a post-punk band, but at the time he only had an old toy keyboard. Therefore, the earliest incarnation of the band manifested as sort of primitive drone versions of synth-pop.
Some of the original versions of the songs on Growing Seeds were written during the summer of 2011, recorded in Hannes’ bedroom on his computer and
using borrowed equipment from his roommate. He later made the move from Gothenburg to Copenhagen and eloquently points out the main difference between Lust For Youth and the power-electronics, noise scene of Posh Isolation/Copenhagen is Lust For Youth is “less noise and more drums”. Loke Rahbek of the Posh label Sexdrome and Vår is a collaborator of Hannes’ on this project and has been playing live with 
him in Europe since. The album itself Hannes describes as having the theme of a new life; coming out of an unhealthy relationship and being inspired by new love and the energy that creates. Growing Seeds was originally released in Europe by the Italian label Avant!
What began as a lo-fi, atonal, bedroom synth drone project in 2009 has slowly but surely been evolving into a full frontal synth-pop assault. Lust for Youth’s music is sure to catch your attention if you like the music of New Order, Zola Jesus, LCD Soundsystem, 
Cold Cave or Chromatics.
Hannes and Loke will be touring the US this December for the first time including stops in LA and NYC before that playing at by:Larm in February. These shows will be the debut live performance as a trio consisting Of Hannes Norrvide, Loke Rahbek and Malthe Fisher. They are currently finishing their next album to come on Sacred Bones.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13957

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Stratos

22:30

Tremoro Tarantura (NO)
Tremoro Tarantura is the band that was booked to Roskilde Festival in 2013 without ever having done a single gig before. British The Quietus called their last concerts mind-numbingly good, while Bad Sounds Magazine called them a fresh breath of air on the Norwegian scene. This, as well as a performance at the Øya festival, is what the Oslo based band can add to their CV from this summer alone.
With their mix of screeching guitars, primal beats and distorted synths, the quintet presents a unique alternative to more or less everything else you’ll find at European festivals now a day. After three years of recording in haunted houses, churches and hospitals, guests from bands like Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O, Årabrot and Deathcrush, as well as airtime on both Norwegian and international radio stations, the madness is finally ready to come out of the shadows and into the light.
“After watching them live… After submitting to them live… After immersing yourself in them live… You can only really observe that they’re fucking stupendous.” thequietus.com
“This is heavy, slow, poisonous rock.” dr.dk
“A magical journey into the noise rock universe.” blackmoon.no"
“Eminent commitment and energy level.” undertoner.dk
“Shaking of the senses.” peel-apart.com
“An explosion of noise rock.” wondersmakejoy.dk
“Tremoro Tarantura proceed to melt everyones faces over a loud and intense 4-5 song set filled with energy built around guitar riffs sounding like angry swarming bees.” badsoundsmagazine.com
Listen to Tremoro Tarantura on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=4651343

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14786

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Revolver

22:30

Veronica Maggio (SE)
Veronica Maggio is one of Sweden’s most beloved singers who first surfaced the Swedish music scene back in 2006 with her single “Dumpa mig”. In just a few years she has established herself as one of the largest Swedish pop stars.
Universal Music signed her in 2006 , since then she has been working and collaborated with a handful of notable producers and artists such as Salem Al Fakir, Stefan Gräslund, Oskar Linnros and most recently with Håkan Hellström in the new single “Hela huset”.
The songstress often blends elements of soul, pop and rnb to her music and compose open-hearted songs about desiring love, stormy relationships, boozy nights out in town, loneliness in New York, after parties, slow mornings and more. Her lyrics are straightforward and honest, and feels relevant to all listeners.
Veronica Maggio recently received the artist of the year award at P3 Guld and Swedish Grammys have nominated her for “Pop of the year”, “album of the year” and “Track of the year”.
She’s currently on a critically-acclaimed Scandinavian tour and will play festivals the upcoming summer.
Reviews:
“She is a Swedish superstar by just standing up, and when she wind her blond hair to the right, left, and right again…She smiles, we smile.” GAFFA
“..a pop star to her fingertips she is receiving the audience’s love in what is probably her most significant concert. The stage show is meticulously conceived and characterized by the ambition to be grand and creative, both visually and musically.” – Svenska Dagbladet

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14782

Thursday February 27, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Rockefeller

23:00

Atlanter (NO)
Atlanter play rock inspired by desert blues bands, krautrock and old delta blues. All of this is done from a distinctly Norwegian perspective, and can perhaps be described as Norwegian “viddeblues”, or “the blues of the Norwegian plains”. Atlanter have an open-minded approach to playing music. The songs change from one gig to another, and they’ve become a live favourite in their homeland.
Their debut album “Vidde” from 2013 was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann) in the indie category, and was voted as one of Norway’s best albums of 2013 by many Norwegian critics.
7/10 “Atlanter are a straightforward pleasure.” – NME
5/6 ”Mountain magic! Atlanter makes their debut with a blast, and equal parts of discipline and playfulness.“ – NRK P3, national Norwegian radio station
5/6 “That’s right, groove. It’s what Atlanter are all about, world groove. Check them out!” – VG, leading Norwegian newspaper

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14826

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

23:00

Carnival Kids
“I’ve never been as proud of anything in my life,” enthuses Carnival Kids vocalist Eric Molumby on the band’s debut singles “Fear Of Nothing” and “What To Do When Awake Within A Dream”, and it’s easy to understand why. Complex, visceral and compelling, these tracks strike a perfect balance between depth and accessibility, and mark the Anglo-Norwegian four-piece out as real ones to watch. And with early support from P3 radio in Norway and BBC Radio 1 and XFM in the UK, it seems others are catching on quick to this exciting new band.
“They truly captures what we’re about as a band,” explains guitarist/vocalist Jethro Fox, “heavy but eclectic, with a punk vibe. We’re inspired by bands like Botch and At The Drive-In, but also more melodic stuff like early Biffy Clyro – it’s a real melting pot, and our songs are pretty unique as a result.”
Unclassifiable though they may be, the band’s debut singles certainly pack a punch, something that the band are keen to follow up live. Selective in when and where they perform, 2013 has seen Carnival Kids play twice in London (supporting Gallows and Trash Talk), once in Norway at Slottsfjell Festival, and ending the year in November at Vans Warped Tour UK. “Our live shows can get pretty chaotic,” adds Jethro, “particularly when Eric’s involved. You never know what’s going to happen, but we maintain the tightness that you hear on record too.”
While half the band (Jethro and bassist/vocalist John Stark) are originally from the UK, there’s no doubt that their home is well and truly in Norway.“There’s such an amazing scene growing in Norway,” Jethro enthuses, “and it couldn’t be better for us. Bands like Kvelertak have paved the way, and our main goal is to carve out a serious fanbase in the same way.”
“We’re four brothers making music that we love,” Eric nods, “and no one else is doing quite what we are right now. This is absolutely real and raw, and who knows where it could take us.”
2013 has been a busy year for Carnival Kids:
- Signed to X Ray Touring before playing live in the UK.
- Signed two single deal with Killing Moon Records (UK).
- Supported Gallows in London April, supported Trash Talk in London July.
- Released two singles/videos that were both playlisted on Norway’s P3 radio and supported in the UK by BBC Radio 1, XFM, Amazing Radio, and more.
- Two live acoustic sessions on P3 Radio.
- Been endorsed by Biffy Clyro on P3 Radio.
- Featured in Rock Sound’s “Exposure” section.
- Debut Norwegian festival appearance at Slottsfjell.
- Appeared live at Vans Warped Tour UK in November.
In 2014 Carnival Kids will record their debut album.
For fans of: Rise Against, Refused, Billy Talent

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13369

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Sentrum Scene

23:00

Danny Maroc
Norwegian Hip Hop artist Danny Maroc is born in Norway and raised in the concrete jungle called Holmlia, Oslo. His background and experiences has made him active in the community, and Danny is often used as a spokes person for young adults with a minority background. He uses music as a tool to reach out to young adults and adults with a positive messages through his lyrics.
2013 was a busy year for the rapping poet who released his debut album, several singles and music videos and a mixtape featuring some of the biggest and up and comings stars of Hip Hop Norway. The debut album “Gråsonen” (Grey Area) received great commendation from peers and fans, and also the acknowledgement of respected Norwegian journalists selecting the album as one of the best Hip Hop albums of the year. Danny Maroc released his latest single in December 2013 with a cast of Norwegian artists such as ElAxel (Equicez), FELA, Lotus and Linda Vidala and Miss Universe Norway Sara Nicole Andersen.
Danny Maroc is joined live by “The Smoothies”, the funk band provides an organic sound when they collaborate. Band members Jørn, Audun, Tiago and Hans Marius are regulars whenever Danny is on stage. Lead guitarist jørn also joined Danny in studio for his debut album “Gråsonen”. Even though this isn’t dance music, you will definitely want to dance.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13522

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
The P3-annex

23:00

Lower (DK)
Lower is a four piece band from Copenhagen consisting of Adrian Toubro (vocals), Anton Rothstein (drums), Kristian Emdal (bass) and Simon Formann (guitar). Everyone with interest in the current Copenhagen underground would recognize Lower as partakers of what has been referred to as “the new wave of Copenhagen”, a small environment of friends consisting of a lot of genre bending projects drawing on everything from punk, synth wave, rock, industrial & experimental music. However, to present Lower only in the light of this “Wave”, that they are supposedly partakers in, would not do the band justice.
Lower has so far released two 7”s, “Walk on Heads” and “Someone’s Got It in for Me/But There Has to Be More”, both on the danish label Escho and on the American labels Blind Prophet and 540. The music of Lower is difficult to describe with genre terms, where a part of their energy definitely could be categorized with punk, the emotional palette they work with far surpasses the average idea of punk music’s aggression.
With a chance of sounding dramatic, one could argue that the closed fists of punk music has been set aside for pen and paper. The energy is morose and first and foremost; well thought. Here it would make sense to debate the environment they come from, that they all are or have been involved in many different projects and crossing many different genres, thus the musical references to be found in their music is many and often one does not have a logical link from one to the other.
The sound is dramatic, but instead of being introverted and unsure, it is courageous and proud.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13736

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Mono

23:00

Man Tear (SE)
Due to unfashionably harsh and unforgiving family values, Swedish cousins Johan Fredrik Jonason and Axel Aron Boman kept their music project Man Tear a secret during most of their youth. Raised with chamber music the boys felt awkward fumbling for a different musical identity. Puberty was spent hiding, bonding, escaping grandparents’ unrealistic expectations, and other even greater burdens. A boys’ choir dropout, Jonason’s tool of expression was his voice. Boman’s emerging fascination for electronics made him experiment with computers and the sounds they could produce. Basement sessions would most often result in tears and angst-ridden chorus shouting.
Fifteen years later, the forgotten project was rediscovered in a chest of drawers. Now mature artists, Jonason and Boman were caught off guard. The beauty and grave sincerity of their early works stabbed like knife in heart. Man Tear was immediately reactivated.
Boman’s friend Petter Nordkvist was approached and asked to structure the emotional turmoil. A cottage in the wild was rented, in which synthesizers were installed. Tears once again poured down rosy male cheeks.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13411

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

23:00

Oh!
…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
http://www.nordlys.no/kultur/article6863088.ece.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14110

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Gamla

23:00

Ondt Blod
Hailing from Kirkenes in Finnmark, Ondt Blod likes to view themselves as the world’s most northern hardcore band.Having played together for a year, the group takes pride in making top notch brutal hardcore with moments of pop sensibility induced clairity. Turning from messy guitars, desperate shrieks, and intricate anarchistic start/stop beats in one miniute, to sing along choruses and bold and cheesy rock riffs in the next. All lyrics deliviered in their native tungue.
In October 2013 the band released their first ep, on Loyal Blood Records, the label of Blood Command guitarist and underground hero Yngve Andersen. The ep was well recieved and was called a “northern neck shoot” by Skrikzine. The release of the ep also resultet in significant airtime for the hardcore banger/groovy popgem “Frykt og Avsky” (Fear and Loathing). In the end of February, the band will go in to the studio again, to record their follow up ep.
Well known in Tromsø for their “purely destructive live shows”, the band now looks forward to releasing their fury on stages all over Norway. By:Larm is the start of a month long tour, alongside of the Bergen hardcore outfit Sverm.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13929

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
John Dee

23:30

DEATH HAWKS (FI)
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.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13521

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:30 - Friday February 28, 2014 00:00
Revolver

23:30

Emilie Nicolas (NO)
Emilie Nicolas’ music is dark and emotionally soulful, carried by a voice that instantly demands your attention. Within short time after having made a few songs available on Soundcloud, she quickly became one of Norway’s most exciting artists and set the expectations for great things to come. The 25-year old artist has already developed a personal expression other musicians spend a lifetime looking for. Nicolas has found her place within the musical landscape of electronic pop, and it seems astoundingly perfected. Her haunting melodies supported by her impressing vocal range and raw talent, has already made an indelible mark on those lucky enough to have witnessed one of the few live performances she has given. Nobody knows what she is hiding, but through her music she invites you in, captures you – and just for a second, you think you know who Emilie Nicolas is.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13404

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:30 - Friday February 28, 2014 00:00
Rockefeller

23:30

Hjaltalin (ICL)
This is a band who recently reinvented itself to astounding acclaim in Iceland. With their first album in 2007, “Sleepdrunk Seasons”, Hjaltalín started out doing what was then described as chamber pop, eventually rising to mainstream popularity in Iceland. Good reviews abroad followed, as well as tours and festivals around Europe.
Things have evolved since then. The current musical style on their third album, “Enter 4”, is largely electronic, and serious in nature, although there is still some light in the darkness. Classical influences still linger, but not as openly as on the previous record, as can be seen on the recent music videos from the album, which has received rave reviews from the Icelandic media. What used to be expansive, orchestral pop has been rethought, paving the way for cold blooded realism. This is also driven by Högni and Sigga’s expressive vocals alongside techno-influenced beats.
Some of Hjaltalín’s most loyal fans insist that the group is best experienced live. Their live set is all about energy, and open interpretation of the songs, which can drift into unplanned reveries or groove based improvisations, never the same two days in a row. A Hjaltalín concert is that true musical journey that live music is all about.
Reviews of “Enter 4”:
“This is one of the most extraordinary albums I’ve ever heard. A masterpiece” – The Sunday Times
“A troubled soul channels his demons into a minor masterpiece” – Clash 8/10
“Moving return. A personal, affecting album” – Mojo 4/5
“Has a sense of cathartic, liberating joy” – Q 4/5
“Not only have they made the best Icelandic album of 2012 by a country mile, they’ve gone and created a record that’s probably one of the most searingly bleak and honest record from an Icelandic group in what feels like…forever?” Best album – The Reykjavík Grapevine Awards
“10/10” – Icelandic National Radio

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14824

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:30 - Friday February 28, 2014 00:00
The WiMP Tent

23:30

Pixel
Following up on its acclaimed 2012 debut Reminder (Cuneiform), which established the quartet as a bold new voice on the international jazz scene, the young Oslo-based band delivers a stellar second album that makes a mighty big musical statement.
Led by double bassist, vocalist, and songwriter Ellen Andrea Wang, she recently recieved the 2013 TONO prize, category «Årets Utfordrer» [Innovator], for the song “Call Me” from Pixel debut album. Wang together with Jonas Kilmork Vemøy (trumpet), Harald Lassen (saxofon)and Jon Audun Baar(drums) further refines its fervently creative vision with We Are All Small Pixels, a genre-smashing manifesto that translates ancient spiritual insight into the digital age.
Using all acoustic instruments and the line-up of the classic, piano-less, ‘modern jazz’ quartet plus vocals, Pixel combine the sounds of modern jazz with the energy and attitude of rock musicians performing catchy, indie-pop songs.
This is definitely jazz, but it’s jazz that rock and pop audiences can relate to. There are other jazz bands who do ‘cross-over’ music, but whenever they do, they pick up electric instruments, drum machines, synthesizers, etc. No other group is doing it all acoustically with a traditional jazz line up, which makes Pixel’s ‘jazz-into-pop’ music unique and impressive.
Pixel won the UK Music Video Awards 2013 “Best International Dance Video” for Call Me.
Together in Pixel, these 4 talented musicians form one of the fastest rising and most innovative ensembles in Scandinavia’s flourishing jazz scene. Performing at Scandinavia’s jazz festivals and clubs before ever-increasing numbers of fans, recording albums that garner international critical acclaim, winning numerous awards, the young Pixels are poised to take the international jazz stage by storm.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13992

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:30 - Friday February 28, 2014 00:00
Herr Nilsen

23:30

Sin Cos Tan (FI)
“The group’s foundations lie in the best traditions of classic synth pop. From their self-titled debut album in 2012 onwards, Juho Paalosmaa and Jori Hulkkonen have established a classic partnership within the duo-format and songwriting. With two critically acclaimed albums already out and third on the way, by:Larm meets Sin Cos Tan at the peak of their creative powers. No shortage of drama, intensity nor sheer pop perfection – this duo delivers. Tenfold.”

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14787

Thursday February 27, 2014 23:30 - Friday February 28, 2014 00:00
Stratos

00:00

Hjerteslag
In a bedsit in Skostredet some time in 2010, Hjerteslag was born. Robbie had been tinkering with his songs for long enough and decided it was time to put together the perfect line-up for his project. In Petter Sætre, Ole-Andre Hjelmås and Vilde Tuv he had found his musical companions. Together they were a band. After a couple of years of sporadic shows in Bergen, the band had built a solid hometown following. In early 2013, it was time for Vilde Tuv to move on with her own promising solo career, and so it was time to inject some fresh input in the form of two new guitarists Nikolas Aarland and Torjus Raknes. They played their first show together in the back yard of local record store Apollon, after one rehearsal.
Almost immediately, the results of that show bore fruit with the offer of a seven inch release from a local label, and a full length release has already been pencilled for the Spring. The greater part of the year has therefore been spent in the studio except for the odd out of town show, venturing as far as Stavanger, Oslo and even Kristiansand.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14204

Friday February 28, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Gamla

00:00

Jenny Wilson (SE)
On November 6th 2013, Swedish artist and composer Jenny Wilson released her fourth solo LP “DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE!” on Sony Music.
“DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE!” is the powerful testimony of a woman whose career and personal life have experienced life-changing conflicts: between individual and society, between body and soul, and even within the body itself. In its poetic dedication to the potential of the individual, “DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE!” portrays Wilson’s lifelong creative urge to identify herself in a post-modern world with an ugly paradox at its heart: a world where the idea of the individual is prized above all else, but where the voice of the individual has to fight to be heard.
After leaving her riotous group project First Floor Power soon after collaborating with The Knife’s Karin Dreijer, Wilson released two solo LPs that explored her identity through a litany of styles. 2005’s “Love and Youth” saw her affinity with Tori Amos and Kate Bush pulled through a driving electro-pop sound, whilst 2009’s “Hardships!” re-imagined early 2000s US r’n’b with a characteristically Swedish, glacial edge. With her unfailing desire to create Wilson soon after began a collaboration with the Tensta Gospel Choir and accompanying band, but it was during this time that she discovered, at thirty-five years old and with two young children, that she now faced the ultimate fight. Cancer.
Throughout Wilson’s solo work the female body – as vessel, as canvas, as site of exploration – had been a source of strength. Now, it had become a battleground: “Cancer is like a heavy clump of clay. It’s something totally undesired. It’s ugly and useless in it’s heaviness, but you can’t just carry it around. You have to shape it into something.” And shape it she did. In the three years since her diagnosis, Wilson composed two theatrical scores, two sound-art installations, shot a film inspired by her own poetry, wrote and recorded her double album “BLAZING I & II” with material from her Tensta Gospel Choir collaboration. With the talent of long-time video director and friend Daniel Wirtberg to visualise her sound, together they created “DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE!” – works as feats of strength in the face of an uncertain future.
Now, with the all-clear from cancer, DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE! represents more than just struggle. It is a daring, passionate pop album that represents the possibilities beyond it. In Wilson’s own words, “I wanted to make a brave, explosive and fantastic album. I am very proud of it, I think I’ve never written lyrics with a sharper pen – ever.”
With its heartfelt lyrics and eclectic re-imagining of pop, electronica and r’n’b, DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE! is Wilson’s most intense body of work to date, figuring her as a unique figure within the vast landscape of modern pop.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14806

Friday February 28, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

00:00

Kindred Fever
Kindred Fever is a duo from Haugesund comprised of Jarle Langåker (vocals / guitar) and Linn Sofie Hagen Olsen (drums / trumpet). The band came to life in February 2012 and their first rehearsal also happened to be the first time the two of them actually met. Since then, they’ve made their mark on the west coast, playing dark, heavy music that stretches from surf rock to bloodthirsty heavy rock. Exactly a year after their first rehearsal, the duo released their debut “Tabula Rasa” via the label Daniel Engen Productions.
In June 2013, they were named band of the week on NRK P3 Urørt (the Norwegian equivalent of BBC Introducing), “Tabula Rasa” was subsequently playlisted and received terrific response after being played on the influential radio show Popsalongen.
The duo is currently working on their new material and will release a single through the Diamond Club label in the near future. A music video is also on the agenda.
“Big guitar riffs and heavy drums awaken our primal instincts – Kindred Fever paints blues rock in dark colors. The White Stripes of the West coast make grim, hypnotic music with high intensity.” (NRK P3)

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13660

Friday February 28, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
The P3-annex

00:00

Rumble In Rhodos (NO)
After years as one of Norway’s most respected underground bands, Rumble In Rhodos have now finally moved up in the league amongst the leading rock bands of the nation. Produced by Anders Tjore and Erlend Mokkelbost (both Montée), their fourth album “Grace & Nuance”, released in october last year, is as “Signs Of Fervent Devotion” (which got the band nominated to Spellemann awards) some steps closer to the pop-universe than their earlier pure hardcore sound. The last years change in sound has shown a mature band with a strong confidence which are not afraid of experimenting with its own expression.
“Grace And Nuance is and remains the year’s best and most important album. Period.”- Furoreiharare

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14774

Friday February 28, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Sentrum Scene

00:00

Team Me (NO)
Young six-piece indiepopband from Elverum, a small city in the the deep Norwegian woods, not far away from Lillehammer and Oslo. Team Me was formed in January 2010 and have since then gotten attention all over the world for their warm and rich orchestrated indie pop music. Their debut album “To The Treetops!” won the Norwegian Grammy for best Norwegian pop album in 2011, and the Independent Music Awards in 2012 for “best alternative rock album”.
Radio stations all across the world have picked up on the bands music and Team Me did spend most of 2011 and 2012 on the road, playing more than 250 shows all across the world, in cities as New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Berlin, Paris, Reykjavik, And festivals as Roskilde, Øya, Haldern Pop Festival, Latitude and many more.
“This fabulous sextet from Norway make Magic Numbers-like magic”
Sunday Times
“Expect big things from Oslo’s Team Me” NME

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14817

Friday February 28, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Mono

00:00

The Wolves (NO)
The Wolves is an hardcore punk rock band from Tromsø, Norway. The band was formed back in 2010 when the boys were only 14. years old. The band started off as a school cover band, playing old punk music, but quickly decided to evolve and create their own music. The Wolves played their first festival in 2011 during the Bukstafestival in their hometown. The band quickly got the “feel” for music and started working on their debut EP. The EP “Straight outta Krooklyn” was recorded in January 2012 in Kysten Studio by Ariel Joshua Sivertsen and Carl Christian Lein Strømer.
Early 2013 the band participated in a rock and roll contest called Rock against drugs (RMR). After getting second placement of five the year before, they won the contest in 2013 and ranked up as first place. During the summer of 2013 the band visited both the Slottsfjell festival in Tønsberg and the Øya festival in Oslo. In august the band released their first single “Another day Another recreation”. The single was published on EMI and is to be found of Spotify, Wimp, Itunes etc. At the end of the summer the band played an concert that was sold out with the band Kvelertak.
All the members of the band have now turned 17. and has published a 4. track EP and a single. The EP was fast recognized by the Norwegian radio station “NRK P3”. The track “Let’s Skate This Town” quickly got popular and the song was B-listed on the radio station spring 2013. After being played on the radio everyday for a couple of months, the song was taken of the list, but is still often being played along with “Another day Another recreation” and “Straight outta Krooklyn” with the radio show P3 Urørt which is aired every wednesday. The band is also recommended by Metal Hammer as one of the bands to look out for in 2014.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14813

Friday February 28, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
John Dee

00:00

When Saints Go Machine (DK)
One of the clichés about Scandinavian countries is that they are neat and tidy, well ordered, clean. The same could not be said of Copenhagen four-piece When Saints Go Machine’s second full-length album, ‘Infinity Pool’. The opposite, in fact. It’s a record born out of an atmosphere of chaos. Frontman Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild explains: “We tried to record this album in a summer house in the country, like we did with the last one, but it didn’t feel right. We also tried going into a big studio to record the sketches that we made, but that didn’t work either. In the end we figured out that doing things at home, separately, a more chaotic approach, was how we were supposed to record this music.”
Which is not to say that the result is disjointed. It’s harder, darker and more synthetic than its predecessors. It opens with “Love And Respect”, which features a guest vocal from Grammy award winning rap artist Killer Mike, who freewheels over chugging, synth-drenched beat. “I guess people will be surprised there’s a rapper on the album,” says Vonsild. “We just did a song that we felt needed a rap verse. In order to keep making music we have to surprise ourselves. If we stop doing that we’ll have to stop making music.” Elsewhere, “Dead Boy” sees Vonsild’s tremulous falsetto digitized and then floated over a semi-ambient soundscape, while “Infinity Killer” pitches skittering sound effects against a low-end drone.
It’s more unapologetically electronic than anything the band have done before. “On the previous album, “Konkylie”, we tried to make machines simulate nature,” says Vonsild. “With “Infinity Pool” we were trying to capture a feeling of the absurdity of mankind trying to construct nature. Maybe it’s something to do with being in the city. You are always influenced by what’s going on around you.”
It’s also to do with the music that inspired them. “There are a lot of references to the early ’90s on the album,” says Vonsild. “It’s not a rave album, but there are a lot of elements of rave on there. ‘Degeneration’ sums up what we were trying to do. There are some tracks on the album that could almost have been rave songs under other circumstances. I think that it’s one of the songs that I don’t think anyone else would have made."
Rather than go at these rave influences full tilt, they did the opposite of what might be expected: they stripped them down and twisted them into new shapes. “Yeah, especially on “Degeneration”, there are very few instruments and nothing happens really,” explains Vonsild. “We tried to pick away layers. But generally most of our productions consist of a lot of layers in each song. I think the initial difference between those two albums are, that with “Konkylie” each of those layers almost fought to get the most attention. Whereas this time we tried to make a lot sound a lot immediate and simple. This album is slower and harder. There are a lot of tracks with no drums, but when there are drums they play an important part in the song. But it still has this longing feeling.”
It’s that “longing feeling” that’s the glue that holds the album together, the thing that lets you know it’s a When Saints Go Machine record. Vonsild pauses, reflectively: “I think that’s our trademark. Longing for something.”
He won’t say exactly what. As ever, Vonsild and the band are reluctant to talk about lyrical themes, preferring to let the listener work things out for themselves. However, he does talk obliquely about “stuff that’s hard to understand”. He continues: “It seems like people have to get killed for stuff to happen. A tragedy has to happen before people will address an issue. They won’t do it before it happens. I guess it’s nature. That kind of thing can make you mad.”
The dark undercurrent that coloured the band’s previous releases is intact, then. It’s something that makes the fact that When Saints Go Machine won a string of awards in their native Denmark last year all the more surprising. Vonsild is sanguine about that kind of music industry approval. “We won some of the biggest awards in Denmark last year which came as a surprise,” he shrugs, “but it doesn’t really change the way we approach making music or our artistic ideals.”
“While it’s nice to be liked,” Vonsild says. “it’s far more important to challenge people as well as yourself.” He says they felt nervous about the direction they took on “Infinity Pool”, unease that they were operating outside their comfort zone. “But,” he adds, “that’s a good thing. Whenever you feel a bit scared about putting something out, that’s how you should feel as an artist.”
Who would argue with him? It’s certainly paid off here.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14431

Friday February 28, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

00:30

AWAY
AWAY is an indie rock band comprised of five eighteen-year-old young men from Rygge, just south of Oslo in Østfold. The band bristles with energy on stage and the sound of their three electric guitars is complimented by stunning vocal harmonies. They are lead by a rather fine frontman and possess an arsenal of strong material.
Spring 2013 saw the band win not only the Slottsfjell Battle of the Bands competition, but Hove’s contest too, appearances which served to anchor a pretty decent first festival season, stopping in at Månefestivalen, Varnafestivalen and Musikkfest Oslo amongst others, receiving stellar plaudits for all.
«If AWAY had played at South By Southwest this year, they would definitely have been featured in SPIN Magazine. The rest of Norway has to wake up!»
- Toffen Gunnufsen, the Hove festival.
“Fantastic band, fantastic vocalist, fantastic songs!”
- Kjartan Slette, Head of Music, WiMP.
“There’s something special about seeing a band so early in their career playing their ass off on stage. People in the audience are dancing, several couples are making out, and there are flowers being thrown on stage. By the time the guys take a bow, every single shirt is soaked in sweat”
- HISSIG Music Magazine
“William” was released in the spring of 2013 and is AWAY’s first singel. “One of the best norwegian songs of the year!” – GAFFA Music Magazine
Watch the music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQWhW4UEAxY

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14040

Friday February 28, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Revolver

00:30

Christopher (DK)
In the wake of the platinum selling 1st single “Told You So” from the upcoming album, Christopher is now ready to unveil a little more of the new sound. His 2nd single release “Crazy” really puts the image as a teen idol to side and is a signpost to Christopher’s new musical level, which has now created international awareness. As a result from this, Christopher is to perform at the prestigious festival in Oslo, by:Larm, as one of the first pure pop acts.
In collaboration with a few of the best Danish R&B , soul and urban-creators – the producers Frederik and Fridolin Nordsø ( Brandy, The William Blakes, Outlandish, Burhan G, Noisy, The Mountains and others) – Christopher created the funky 2nd single “Crazy”. A powerful pop-piece about a turbulent relationship and the subsequent redemption, when love and desire ends up getting the last word. On the vocal side, the voice of Christopher has been perfected, while the rhythm bottom has become more angular and hard.
Christopher’s musical expression has found its niche and the 22 -year-old vocalist, guitarist and songwriter has in every conceivable way budged tremendously since his debut album from 2011, and is hoping that his fans will follow along. “Told You So” is his biggest hit to date and has attracted massive interest among pop fans, ranging from Norway, Sweden and Finland to China.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14809

Friday February 28, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Rockefeller

00:30

Ine Hoem
After many years with playing in various bands, receiving Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) nominations and a variety of awards both at home and abroad, Ine Hoem is ready to make her debut as a solo artist. With snappy tunes and a wide musical palette, in particular electronica and post modern pop, Ine Hoem is making headway in a whole new direction. The first fruits of her labors have already seen the light of day in the form of “Get It Off” and the recently released “When We Collide”, both of which made the C-list at radio channel P3. This past Summer she has played Klubb:Øya, Vinjerock, Norwegian Wood and Volumfestivalen. On the 11th of October she released an EP entitled “The Island” on Impeller Recordings and subsequently embarked on a nationwide tour. In 2014 she will begin work on recording the album with her next single already slated for February.
“Her unmistakable, velvety voice is always pitch perfect and she possesses a certain charm that is more reclusive than self-conscious. Her music is poppy but with a little twist here and there, and it is these details that prevent it from being too mainstream.” – Adressa
“Ine Hoem’s safe, but far from traditional voice may well elevate her to heavenly status in the Norwegian electronic pop world.” – NRK P3
“Solid songs and fantastic phrasing. Excited to hear what else she has up her sleeve.” – Brian Johnston, Atlantic/APG

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14413

Friday February 28, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Herr Nilsen

00:30

Kill J (DK)
In June of 2013 KIll J made quite the buzz when they made their first single available on SoundCloud. The online response was a international tidal wave of curiosity and intrigue.
KIll J is a Copenhagen duo. It is a fresh Danish alternative R&B project and a new take on the Scandinavian sound. The musicians have their roots in two worlds – classical music and hip hop/soul, and the project was born out of a poetic longing for something simple, primal, dirty and pleasurable. The soundscape is smooth, dark and topped with airy and fragile vocals channeling the Nordic Noir but with a more voluptuous twist.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13409

Friday February 28, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Stratos

00:30

Samsaya (NO)
Why do you listen to music?
Entertainment? Distraction? Escapism?
All fair reasons. Certain albums, though, add another, deeper layer: the ability to travel both across continents and through time with a simple click of a Play button.
“Bombay Calling”, the sophomore album from Norwegian singer Samsaya, isn’t just a genre-busting set of songs drawing from pop, dance, hip hop, funk, soul and Bollywood. It’s a long-distance call to the singer’s heritage, one that augments modern pop with traditional Indian sounds that’ll still fill any club in Miami or Los Angeles, but won’t sound like the same clichéd Top 40 songs you’ve heard for years.
On Bombay, one hears the uptempo funk of “Stereotype” and bubbly synths of “Superhero” clash against the grinding, industrial pop of “Good With the Bad” and R&B synths-meets-Indian percussion of the title track. Produced by multi-platinum-selling Roc Nation producer Fred Ball, the album fits alongside your favourite Rihanna, M.I.A. and Amy Winehouse records, with a twist.
“I like to make music that comes from an emotional place, and sometimes, that may not sound pretty, and I don’t think it necessarily should,” says Samsaya from her home in Norway. “It’s okay for it to sound a little ugly. The music is about pureness.”
This extends to “Bombay Calling’s” lyrics, which draw on the singer’s experiences “growing up feeling Norwegian but not looking stereotypically Norwegian.” “A lot of people are run by fear and I try to infuse so much love that you don’t have to fear” the singer says. “Music is an architect with the power to build bridges. It meets you at the dance floor but it still makes you think and connects your heart.”
Influenced by everyone from Mary J. Blige and TLC to OutKast and famed Indian singer Asha Bhosle, Samsaya, whose name means “doubt” in Hindi, has “always questioned everything,” writing reactionary, iconoclastic lyrics as a child. "At 12, I heard Dinah Washington’s “I’m Mad About the Boy” and hearing that trumpet-type voice, something happened to me," recalls the singer. “Religious lyrics and traditional music didn’t touch me. This moved me.” Eschewing her parents’ pleas to play classical Indian music in favour of more beat-driven tracks, Samsaya released “Shedding Skin”, her debut album, in 2004, and has released a steady stream of singles since.
While her parents have accepted her career choice (“Two years ago, they’d hand me application forms for various jobs”), Samsaya’s rebellious streak remains. When major labels asked the singer to fix a three-millimeter gap between her two front teeth, she refused and named her own record label 3MM Records. “I thought my teeth were the prettiest, coolest thing about me,” the singer says. “It later became a big symbol to me of self-perception and not compromising.”
This extends to Samsaya’s live performance, which always features a heart painted over the singer’s left eye. “It’s a reminder that everything I meet and see, I will look upon with my heart and see it with an open mind,” says the singer. “The first thing people see is the face and I was always hoping people would see beyond that. I started wearing what was inside of me on the outside.”
“Heart” and “soul.” Two words oft overused but on Bombay Calling, wholly appropriate. On “Breaking Bad,” a song that could easily fit in any Top 40 radio station, generic pop tropes are replaced with the singer’s upending of traditional gender and ethnic roles. It’s heady stuff for pop music, but not unusual for Samsaya’s strong beliefs. Catchy pop music and smart lyricism don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Bombay Calling is living proof.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14788

Friday February 28, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
The WiMP Tent

01:00

OnklP & De Fjerne Slektningene (NO)
OnklP & De Fjerne Slektningene is the baddest boyband in Norway, consisting of members from Oslo Ess and Turbonegro, with rap-rocker OnklP as frontman and captain of the team.
Recently signed to Universal Music in Norway, the band released their first single the 20th of January this year, and aim to release their debut album in May along with a series of Hiprock Noir videos.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14804

Friday February 28, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
Sentrum Scene

01:00

Oslo Faenskap (NO)
Youthful brutality so genuine that it’s like pouring jet fuel directly on the fire. They possess the power to energise even the oldest person found in the venue. It is impossible to stand still when Oslo Faenskap kickstart their furious live show.
Oslo Faenskap were booked on the spot to all the biggest Norwegian Festivals (Øya, Hove, Slottsfjell) after a staggering show at “Mono” during a pre:Larm concert in 2013.
Oslo Faenskap is a hard-hitting metal band that mixes melodic riffs and raw vocals. They have been playing a big amount of concerts and has never failed to engage the audience! Their enthusiasm and energy is reflected in the music and their live performances. People can expect a hard, brutal and engaging live show.
Despite the band members’ relatively young age, their experience from very diverse gigs led to their success in creating a brilliant atmosphere and an unforgettable experience every concert.
By:Larm, We Are Coming For You

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14832

Friday February 28, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
John Dee

01:00

Satellite Stories (FI)
The group – formed of Esa Mankinen (vocals/guitar), Marko Heikkinen (lead guitar), Jyri Pesonen (Bass/vocals) and Olli-Pekka Ervasti (drums) – have generated a reputation for creating powerful indie pop. 2012 saw the band release their debut album “Phrases to Break the Ice” before touring extensively through Europe. The same year the bands music spread through much of the blogosphere.
Revealing their new single “Campfire”, the band hailing from Oulu, Finland, have gone one step further, heading straight to #1 on Hype Machine’s most blogged artist chart. Their energetic sound has led to them receiving comparisons with bands such as Two Door Cinema Club and Tokyo Police Club.
“Campfire” is the first single taken from the band’s forthcoming “Pine Trails” album. The band’s second studio album is a record where the band has truly found their sound. Self produced and self recorded, the album sessions begun in the Swedish countryside in January of 2013, with only a field of horses as neighbours, the days spent filled with long jaunts in the snow filled pine forests, before night fell, and attention turned to writing and recording. Sweden moved onto sessions in London and Manchester, and ended in the bands decommissioned nuclear bunker turned studio in northern Finland, culminating in 10 stories of growing up, love lost and near misses.
New single “Campfires” begins with a delicately picked guitar and vocal introduction, before the band explodes into the track. The hugely catchy work sees the members blending vocal hooks, guitar stabs and a huge four-on-the-floor beat. Paying testament to their incredible live shows, the single demonstrates why the group were such a resounding success at their summer Festival appearances – which included appearances at the Dot to Dot Festival tour, Spain’s
Arenal Sound, Finland’s Flow Festival, Sweden’s Hultsfred Festival and Holland’s Lowlands festival.
Shrill tremolo guitar riffs and catchy vocal hooks about adolescent romance." – NME
“Energetic Fins who specialise in bright sounding indie pop.” – Q Magazine
“Frontman Esa Mankinen has a lot of presence and a mercurial quality to his vocals.” – Clash
“Their set but it’s delivered in a way that only the cold and callous could refuse to enjoy.” – The Fly
“Upbeat Sunny Indie Pop.” – MTV UK
“Indie pop at its most brilliant.” – The Line of Best Fit UK

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13955

Friday February 28, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
Gamla

01:00

Truls (NO)
Since rumours started swirling about a year ago about Truls Heggero’s genre flirtation and solo project, much has happened. Before Christmas last year, he was booked for Øya and by:Larm, and in connection with the latter he released the first single “Out Of Yourself”. A new sound that is positioned at the intersection between indie rock and urban, with Truls’ distinctive falsetto. It is not pure R&B as first expected, it has hints of urban pop music with electronic elements while keeping firmly in the organic universe in which we first became acquainted with Truls. The forest and the sea meet the drum machine.
Whatever label – there is no doubt that Truls’ new tunes will be well received . “Out Of Yourself” established itself as a hit through the spring, and has attracted attention far beyond our borders. Throughout 2013, Truls worked hard together with producers Mats Lie Skåre and Thomas Eriksen in the studio to complete his solo album. The public has become familiar with “Out Of Yourself” and the second single “The Next” through radio and extensive festival summer – and now is the time to introduce listeners to the rest of Truls’ and producers’ musical world.
The title of the album – “TRVLS” – pronounced travels, accounting for what Truls is – both musically and personally.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14793

Friday February 28, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
The P3-annex

01:00

James Murphy DJ SET (US)
James Murphy is the grand seigneur in the modern day and age of what used to be the downtown Manhattan scene. Murphy almost singlehandedly brought back the cultural exchange between indie and dance music with his LCDSoundsystem, the attached DFA label, and cult singles like “Losing My Edge” and the Rapture’s “House Of Jealous Lovers.”
As the leading man and lyricist of LCDSoundsystem, he has celebrated two Grammy nominations and received critical acclaim for the second LCD album, “Sound of Silver”. With LCD’s third album “This Is Happening” in 2010, Murphy announced the band’s retirement. Prior to that, Murphy went into film scoring (Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg”) and established a name for himself as a DJ.
A purveyor of disco and old-school-rooted house music, James loves the opportunity to spin and is even developing his own DJ rotary mixer.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14822

Friday February 28, 2014 01:00 - 02:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

01:30

André Bratten (NO)
Andre Bratten was born in Oslo and grew up in a suburb of the Norwegian capital, which borders on the deep, dark Scandinavian forest. Like most kids in the late 1990s, he was bitten by the hiphop bug, but he also got turned on by the Led Zeppelin records he picked out from his father’s record collection. He’s broadminded enough to be into everything from the Norwegian electronica masters Røyksopp to Metro Area, Sigur Rós, Eno, Cluster and Weather Report.
Currently dwelling in the heart of the city, his efforts with the synthesizer coincided with a huge boom in Norwegian electronic music, his productions recently came to the attention of Norwegian ‘cosmic disco’ mogul Prins Thomas and his Full Pupp colony. Andre’s tracks share the exploratory vibe of the 80s synth pop pioneers, and misfit electronic pop musicians like John Foxx, who were forced learning to sculpt new sounds with new tools. Yet he updates those sounds to a contemporary rhythm matrix, in parallel with the dayglo analogue dance music of Lindstrøm, Todd Terje and Prins Thomas himself – and he just happens to share the central Oslo studio space used by that glorious trinity.
But Andre has always known his own mind and was never going to be content with being just another anonymous insect in the logpile. So his debut album, Be A Man You Ant, is a string individual statement, his ‘I am Spartacus!’ moment. It computes almost infinite variations on the sounds he could extract from a single modular synthesizer – ‘the limitations are inspiring’, he says. So you’ll find squelchy bugs in the bassbin, weird analogue squeegee smears, bright drum machine splats and the occasional significant pause. The spaces in his music are at least as important as what fills it. Listen to the movement of “I Am Square”, how he gets a yearning effect from a few vapour-trail synth wipes. Or the vivid, neon synth solos in “Aegis” and “Second Steepest”. “Libra” is as stripped-back as a late 90s Cologne Minimal joint. Like the best electronic dance music, you can follow sounds on their individual journeys through each track, and nothing ends quite as it started. The ants really do become men.
If so much Scandinavian techno has been content to sound relaxed, steam-bathed and scrubbed-up, Andre Bratten’s music rejects cosiness and whimsy, and steps away from pleasing the crowd. Get ready to let it caress your antennae.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13405

Friday February 28, 2014 01:30 - 02:00
Stratos

01:30

Tove Lo (SE)
With no more than two singles released, Tove Lo has distinguished herself as one of Scandinavia’s most distinctive and promising pop voices. Following the highly successful “Love Ballads and Habits”, she is now back with her third single “Out of Mind”, a dark, yet shimmering song about moving on. She is currently working on an EP, which in its entirety will tell a love story from beginning to end.
“I want the listener to feel what it is that I am singing about,” Tove Lo says. “Even the ones who don’t listen to the lyrics should feel what it is the songs convey. Music is at its best when it is honest. When you really pour your heart into the songs.”
It is hard not to be swept away by Tove Lo’s dark, captivating music. With heavy, electronic beats, crystal clear melodies, and honest lyrics, she strikes an emotion with every single note, whether it is love or sadness, euphoria or desperation.
“It is when the heart is aching that I really feel the need to write,” Tove says. “In its entirety, my upcoming EP will tell a love story from beginning to end. The song Love Ballad is about the moment you decide to give everything to another person, while Habits shows what happens when everything is screwed up and you just want to freak out. Out of Mind deals with the stage after that, when your broken heart has mended, but the scars are still there.”
Behind the name Tove Lo you will find the twenty-five-year-old Tove Nilsson. Growing up in a suburb to Stockholm, she started expressing herself through writing at an early age. With time she also developed a passion for music, and in her late teens she began transforming her texts into songs, while playing in various bands. At the age of 22, she set up a recording studio in a shed in her cousins’ garden, where she embarked on writing and producing music. No more than a year later, she was signed as a songwriter by Warner Chappell, and she spent the following years travelling the world, writing songs for the likes of Icona Pop, Gavin Degraw, Girls Aloud, and Cher Lloyd. It turned out to be an intense period for Tove, who experienced both successes and setbacks, and with time she developed a desire to be an artist in her own right.
“It happened that I wrote songs for other artists that I, in the end, didn’t want to give away, as they were too personal,” Tove says. “That was when I decided to sing them myself.”
While her job as a songwriter demands her to enter into the roles of others, the artist Tove Lo is still herself. With a rarely seen integrity and humanity, she renounces the conventional idea of a female pop star.
“It is with both pride and anguish that I do it,” Tove says. “It can be very exposing not to have a persona to hide behind, but I would never have been able to maintain one anyway.”

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13630

Friday February 28, 2014 01:30 - 02:00
The WiMP Tent

02:00

Linkoban (DK)
Linkoban continues to shake up the music scene with her lyrically hard-hitting sound. Her live performances hypnotize and assault both visually and sonically – with her style, wild limbs and signature waist length black hair.
Her debut EP, “Super Into On It”, received mass critical acclaim and included the dance floor bass banger “Like This,” which was on heavy rotation on Danish national radio P3, Swedish national radio P3 and BBC Radio1.
Pop-legend Boy George has praised the single and renowned fashion designer, Stella McCartney has also used it on the runway in Paris. Massive amounts of airplay and her incredible live performances have lead to extensive touring in Denmark and back to back tours in the UK, Sweden, Germany, and The Netherlands.
Initially invited to tour in China, Linkoban was banned due to explicit lyrical content. A minor setback that fuelled her ambition to tour anyway and lead to a brief series of underground performances in China and determined that it would certainly not be her last. In addition, Linkoban was invited to perform at Northern Europe’s biggest festival, Roskilde in 2012 and received critical acclaim across the board, establishing her as a bona fide powerhouse. Furthermore, she has been invited to come back in 2013.
Linkoban was nominated in 2013 for a Danish DeeJay Award for the category, “Best Urban Release.”
Linkoban released her debut album “Ox” in May 2013.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13755

Friday February 28, 2014 02:00 - 02:30
The P3-annex

02:30

Arif (NO)
The attention surrounding Arif (formerly Phil T. Rich) really began after the debut “Kom, så, tok færdiih”. With his unique vocabulary and performance in the Norwegian, the uncompromising release is both playful and innovative for it’s genre. It was released by B.A.W.S Entertainment, which is the creative collective Arif founded in 2009.
With the impressive live shows and a “B.A.W.S”-band the highly acclaimed EP paved the way to a record deal in the beginning of 2013.
Shortly after the launch of the EP, Arif was named “Ukas Urørt”, where he subsequently won the country’s most prestigious music contest for upcoming artists; Årets Urørt.
After the award and shows at By:Larm, Arif was referred to as “a new star” by all the key media channels in Norway (VG, P3, Dagsavisen, Dagbladet, Aftenposten).
With this, and many other merits such as National Cypher, his own t-shirt collection with Varnergruppen and the collective B.A.W.S, playing Slottsfjell, Hove, Pop-salongen on P3, opening for international artists, TV-visit appearances on Ettermiddagen, radio reviews, guest roles in the TV show “Helt Perfekt” with Thomas Giertsen and TV2’s flagship show “Norge”, the ambitious artists presence is sought in the Norwegian entertainment business.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14801

Friday February 28, 2014 02:30 - 03:00
The WiMP Tent
 
Friday, February 28
 

13:00

P3 LIVE - Christine
Join Christine Dancke every day from 13.00 – 15.00 at the P3-annex (Youngstorget) for a live broadcast of “Christine”. Guests:
Wednesday:
Onkl P & de fjerne Slektningene (NO), Christopher (DK), Lemâitre (NO)
Thursday
Carnival Kids (NO), John Martin (SE)
Friday
Team Me (NO), Yoguttene (NO), Kakkmaddafakka (NO)

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14837

Friday February 28, 2014 13:00 - 15:00
The P3-annex

16:00

WiMP Stories
WiMP stories welcomes you to Naustet (Youngstorget) 16.00-18.00. Sessions conducted in norwegian
Onsdag 26.2: Beatles for en ny generasjon
Live: Arild Hammerø fra Atlanter / Tini / I Was A King
Intervju: Magne Furuholmen og Johan Husvik (Musical Supervisor for Beatles-filmen)
Torsdag 27.2: Morsmålspop
Live: Daniel Kvammen / Kaja Gunnufsen
Intervju: Lars Vaular / Kaja Gunnufsen / Jonas Skybakmoen fra Johndoe /Daniel Kvammen
Fredag 28.2: Fra gutterommet til verdensrommet
Live: Frøder / Proviant Audio
Intervju: Mattis With (LOT LOT/Heyerdahl) /Mathias Stubø (Proviant Audio) / Marie Komissar (P3) og Ketil fra Lemaitre

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14838

Friday February 28, 2014 16:00 - 18:00
Naustet (Youngstorget)

18:00

Oh!
…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
http://www.nordlys.no/kultur/article6863088.ece.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14110

Friday February 28, 2014 18:00 - 18:30
Mono

18:00

Sigurd Julius
This year NRK Urørt’s artist of the year winner is Sigurd Julius.
Haunting melodies, tapered with disarming lyrics, Sigurd Julius’ delivery fuses that rare combination of humility, intensity and ardor – which empowered him rapidly as the darling of the acclaimed and vibrant musical scene in Trondheim. Lauded by heavyweight radio programs such as Kulturhuset and Nitimen, and playing major festivals before his debut record, the achievements of this young artist to date are indeed impressive.
Last November he finally released his first full-length album, hailed by both the media and his ever-growing audience. Behind a beautiful piece of homemade cover art shimmers ten intriguing songs recorded in his homemade record studio, which cannot fail to impress and endear themselves to those who enjoy good music- the way it once was made.
Like fellow Nordic alchemists Sigur Ros, Sigurd Julius is not afraid to write the music from his heart in the language of his birth – despite commercial temptations. The growing consensus is that Sigurd Julius is creating the finest trønderske (the unique dialect of Trondheim) lyrics around these days. Bold claims indeed, but to those in doubt, his showcase at By:Larm serves as an excellent opportunity to allow yourself to be convinced.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14643

Friday February 28, 2014 18:00 - 18:30
Parkteatret, Yngling presenterer P3 Urørt

19:00

Carnival Kids
“I’ve never been as proud of anything in my life,” enthuses Carnival Kids vocalist Eric Molumby on the band’s debut singles “Fear Of Nothing” and “What To Do When Awake Within A Dream”, and it’s easy to understand why. Complex, visceral and compelling, these tracks strike a perfect balance between depth and accessibility, and mark the Anglo-Norwegian four-piece out as real ones to watch. And with early support from P3 radio in Norway and BBC Radio 1 and XFM in the UK, it seems others are catching on quick to this exciting new band.
“They truly captures what we’re about as a band,” explains guitarist/vocalist Jethro Fox, “heavy but eclectic, with a punk vibe. We’re inspired by bands like Botch and At The Drive-In, but also more melodic stuff like early Biffy Clyro – it’s a real melting pot, and our songs are pretty unique as a result.”
Unclassifiable though they may be, the band’s debut singles certainly pack a punch, something that the band are keen to follow up live. Selective in when and where they perform, 2013 has seen Carnival Kids play twice in London (supporting Gallows and Trash Talk), once in Norway at Slottsfjell Festival, and ending the year in November at Vans Warped Tour UK. “Our live shows can get pretty chaotic,” adds Jethro, “particularly when Eric’s involved. You never know what’s going to happen, but we maintain the tightness that you hear on record too.”
While half the band (Jethro and bassist/vocalist John Stark) are originally from the UK, there’s no doubt that their home is well and truly in Norway.“There’s such an amazing scene growing in Norway,” Jethro enthuses, “and it couldn’t be better for us. Bands like Kvelertak have paved the way, and our main goal is to carve out a serious fanbase in the same way.”
“We’re four brothers making music that we love,” Eric nods, “and no one else is doing quite what we are right now. This is absolutely real and raw, and who knows where it could take us.”
2013 has been a busy year for Carnival Kids:
- Signed to X Ray Touring before playing live in the UK.
- Signed two single deal with Killing Moon Records (UK).
- Supported Gallows in London April, supported Trash Talk in London July.
- Released two singles/videos that were both playlisted on Norway’s P3 radio and supported in the UK by BBC Radio 1, XFM, Amazing Radio, and more.
- Two live acoustic sessions on P3 Radio.
- Been endorsed by Biffy Clyro on P3 Radio.
- Featured in Rock Sound’s “Exposure” section.
- Debut Norwegian festival appearance at Slottsfjell.
- Appeared live at Vans Warped Tour UK in November.
In 2014 Carnival Kids will record their debut album.
For fans of: Rise Against, Refused, Billy Talent

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13369

Friday February 28, 2014 19:00 - 19:30
Parkteatret, Yngling presenterer P3 Urørt

20:00

Farao (NO)
“’Tell A Lie’ a gently lifting number that becomes something colossal by its end.” – DIY
“One of the most intriguingly talented artists of 2013” – Line of Best Fit
“…an alluring, elegant gem” – The 405
Originally from Norway, now living in London, Farao released two singles in 2013 which picked up a lot of attention in the UK music press, including influential blogs such as The Line Of Best Fit, Clash Music and Fake DIY. She has also received a wealth of airplay on key radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, 2, 6music and Xfm.
Farao plans to release her debut EP early in 2014. The EP was recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland and Farao played all of the instrumentation on the recordings. A truly exciting prospect, the self titled EP showcases her unique, vulnerable vocal styling and honest lyricism.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13749

Friday February 28, 2014 20:00 - 20:30
Parkteatret, Yngling presenterer P3 Urørt

20:00

Hjaltalin (ICL)
This is a band who recently reinvented itself to astounding acclaim in Iceland. With their first album in 2007, “Sleepdrunk Seasons”, Hjaltalín started out doing what was then described as chamber pop, eventually rising to mainstream popularity in Iceland. Good reviews abroad followed, as well as tours and festivals around Europe.
Things have evolved since then. The current musical style on their third album, “Enter 4”, is largely electronic, and serious in nature, although there is still some light in the darkness. Classical influences still linger, but not as openly as on the previous record, as can be seen on the recent music videos from the album, which has received rave reviews from the Icelandic media. What used to be expansive, orchestral pop has been rethought, paving the way for cold blooded realism. This is also driven by Högni and Sigga’s expressive vocals alongside techno-influenced beats.
Some of Hjaltalín’s most loyal fans insist that the group is best experienced live. Their live set is all about energy, and open interpretation of the songs, which can drift into unplanned reveries or groove based improvisations, never the same two days in a row. A Hjaltalín concert is that true musical journey that live music is all about.
Reviews of “Enter 4”:
“This is one of the most extraordinary albums I’ve ever heard. A masterpiece” The Sunday Times
“A troubled soul channels his demons into a minor masterpiece” 8/10 Clash
“Moving return. A personal, affecting album” 4/5 Mojo
“Has a sense of cathartic, liberating joy” 4/5 Q
“Not only have they made the best Icelandic album of 2012 by a country mile, they’ve gone and created a record that’s probably one of the most searingly bleak and honest record from an Icelandic group in what feels like…forever?” Best album – The Reykjavík Grapevine Awards
10/10 Icelandic National Radio

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14824

Friday February 28, 2014 20:00 - 20:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

20:00

Ondt Blod
Hailing from Kirkenes in Finnmark, Ondt Blod likes to view themselves as the world’s most northern hardcore band.Having played together for a year, the group takes pride in making top notch brutal hardcore with moments of pop sensibility induced clairity. Turning from messy guitars, desperate shrieks, and intricate anarchistic start/stop beats in one miniute, to sing along choruses and bold and cheesy rock riffs in the next. All lyrics deliviered in their native tungue.
In October 2013 the band released their first ep, on Loyal Blood Records, the label of Blood Command guitarist and underground hero Yngve Andersen. The ep was well recieved and was called a “northern neck shoot” by Skrikzine. The release of the ep also resultet in significant airtime for the hardcore banger/groovy popgem “Frykt og Avsky” (Fear and Loathing). In the end of February, the band will go in to the studio again, to record their follow up ep.
Well known in Tromsø for their “purely destructive live shows”, the band now looks forward to releasing their fury on stages all over Norway. By:Larm is the start of a month long tour, alongside of the Bergen hardcore outfit Sverm.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13929

Friday February 28, 2014 20:00 - 20:30
Mono

20:00

Yoguttene
Yoguttene’s unorthodox approach to the rap game, combined with the hyperactive frequency of their releases, their “horrible grammar” (Bergens Tidene newspaper), and the distinct aesthetics of their artwork, have made them one of the most talked about groups of the year. Last summer, they played at festivals like Hove and Øya’s club day, and their EP “D’sant 2” held first place on the iTunes list for two days in August.
Martin Bjørnersen from Klassekampen Newspaper: ”If you judge Yoguttene to be no more then a cheap, hipster friendly trend hype, you should check out Han Der Linni’s solo freestyle ”Gå Gorilla”: Then try and tell me that this isn’t one of Norway’s most natural sounding and effortless rappers at the moment, whose skills have developed so impressively over such a short period of time that one would be foolish not to pay him attention.”
Listen to Yoguttene on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=4916924

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13867

Friday February 28, 2014 20:00 - 20:30
The P3-annex

20:30

LOVELOVELOVE
Around February 2012, LOVELOVELOVE was founded by Simon Bergseth, as a side-project to his main band Aristillus. However, after only a short while, LOVELOVELOVE grew into something much much bigger.
August of that same year saw the nascent band’s first release, a twinkling shoegazey, post-rocky EP entitled “Your Heart Stops With The Beat” which was produced by Marcus Forsgren (Jaga Jazzist, The Lionheart Brothers).
The quintet have subsequently gone on to support Omar Rodriguez Lopez, they were hand picked by Sondre Lerche to open for him at Rockefeller, and were one of Aftenposten’s top picks for Klubb:Øya.
The band is comprised of Simon Bergseth, Edvard Seim, Axel Skalstad, Ida Holmen and Hanna Furuseth, and together this tightly knit group of musicians have taken the band’s initial ambitions and vision to a whole new level, comeing from as diverse backgrounds as black metal and free jazz. In January of 2014, the band will release their debut album via the Kakao Musikk label, near fifty minutes of mouth watering, sugary pop with hints of improv and noise rock.
Embrace LOVELOVELOVE.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13990

Friday February 28, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
Revolver

20:30

side effects (SE)
“A Walk In The Space Between Us”
The young psychedelic rock band side effects release their debut album “A Walk in the Space Between Us” on October 30th. The singles “Riverbank” and “The Space Between Us” have created excitement within the rock community and gaining the band fans with their peers.
The Stockholm natives formed the band in high school 2009 and have already acted as support for bands like The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Jake Bugg and Glasvegas. The album is produced by Soundtrack of Our Lives member Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm (The Hives, Whitest Boy Alive, José Gonzales,This is Head etc) and mixed by Michael Ilbert (Robyn, Pink, Cardigans, The Hives, Taylor Swift etc).
Among their influences the band mention Tame Impala, Dungen and T.S.O.O.L. Listening to their music you can also hear similarities to Air, Doves and the Brian Jonestown Massacre.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14781

Friday February 28, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
The WiMP Tent

20:30

Sumie (SE)
Call it humility, or call it shyness if you want. In any case, Sumie Nagano has always been wary of sharing their art with the world.
With her guitar and her voice as her only tools she started to record her self-composed material in her own home only a few years ago. This was of course a big step for Sumie, but an even greater one was making the songs available online (to the delight of her listeners).
Today, Sumie is still wary of letting us witness her creations. Those not fortunate enough to see any of her exclusive performances this fall, will have to wait until December 2013. That’s when the record label Bella Union will be releasing her self-titled debut album; an album recorded in Berlin with the help of producer Dustin O’Halloran and pianist/composer Nils Frahm.
Until further notice, you are welcome to listen to Sumies exquisite Let’s Get Lost, produced by Henryk Lipp, via Spotify or Sumie’s website www.sumienagano.com

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13631

Friday February 28, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
Herr Nilsen

20:30

Torkelsen
Hiding behind the name Torkelsen is a Fredrikstad based producer by the name of Kristian Torkelsen. He was previously one half of the electro-duo Munn til Munn Metoden and synth band Kenneth Ishak & The Freedom Machines.
Torkelsen has been busy since he played his debut solo show in August 2011. He has played all over Norway, as well as shows in Stockholm and London, where he’s shared the stage with names like Onra, Com Truise, Offshore, Teen Daze and Brothertiger. Back in the studio he’s done remixes for Parenthetical Girls (CA), Simian Ghost (SE), Teen Daze (CA), Snasen, Maribel and Casiokids, to name but a few.
In between all of this he has found the time to release “Torsnes Beats vol. 1” in 2011 and a second in the series a year later. He made a split 7" with American band Hard Mix in 2011 and an eponymous debut proper in 2012. The record fared him well and earned him comparisons to such luminaries as Gold Panda, Four Tet, Amon Tobin, Teams and Boards of Canada, as well as an invitation to appear at Roskilde. And from this slew of releases he’s also had some pretty decent coverage from XLR8R, The Fader, No Fear of Pop, The 405, Impose Magazine amongst other.
2014 will mean more shows and not the least a new record. The basis for the record has as usual been recorded in his basement studio in Torsnes, just outside Fredrikstad, but this time, for the finishing touches, he’ll take it to Kenneth Ishak (Heyerdahl, Beezewax) in Oslo who will join him on mixing and production duties. The result is a truly widescreen sound, overflowing with details, melodies and intensity without even the merest hint of compromise.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14667

Friday February 28, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
Stratos

20:30

Vilde Tuv (NO)
By playing more or less secret gigs on street corners and in small cafés and viva voce Vilde Tuv has built a dedicated fan base of enthusiasts spreading the word about “the next big thing from Bergen”. She is a one-woman-band with her bass drum and guitar, spreading her gospel about gravity, zest for life and mortality with a heartfelt intensity. Her first release “Mine Armer/Cellevevet” is expected on House of Tellé sublabel Opplett this fall.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13406

Friday February 28, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
Rockefeller

21:00

Abidaz (SE)
The hype around Abidaz debut album “In & Ut” has been building up since early autumn. Swedish media has raised the expectations several notches by calling it “The hip hop album of the year” even before the release. The participation of special guests stars such as Robyn and Sebbe Staxx from “Kartellen” doesn´t make it any less interesting.
“In & Ut” is about life, hip-hop and changes. About the hard nock life in the ghetto and about growing up in the margins, with no where to go, sleeping in stair halls and eating sardines out of a can.
Working with the album has been long and hard, according to Abidaz. One of the songs that made it through the needles eye is “Benägen”. – It means more to me than all the songs I´ve written combined, and I´ve written thousands of them. Every time I listen to the last verse I cry.
Abidaz’s career started more than 20 years ago, back then he was known as Chess in the duo Chapee N Chess. According to the Swedish hip hop fans there was no better or more interesting rap-duo in Scandinavia at the time.
After a time-off from the music scene, Abidaz is back, changing his language from English to Swedish, playing with the words in a way that makes him unique.
“In & Ut” is produced by star producer Stress, who signed with Jay-Z and Roc Nation last year.
Patrick “P.O” Ohlsson at Soblue Music is the executive producer.
Album: “In & Ut”
Release: November 2013
Artist: Abiel “Abidaz” Ghebrehiwet
Album links:
https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/in-ut/id734539895

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14777

Friday February 28, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
The P3-annex

21:00

Kate Boy (SE)
“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.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14779

Friday February 28, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Mono

21:00

Kill J (DK)
In June of 2013 KIll J made quite the buzz when they made their first single available on SoundCloud. The online response was a international tidal wave of curiosity and intrigue.
KIll J is a Copenhagen duo. It is a fresh Danish alternative R&B project and a new take on the Scandinavian sound. The musicians have their roots in two worlds – classical music and hip hop/soul, and the project was born out of a poetic longing for something simple, primal, dirty and pleasurable. The soundscape is smooth, dark and topped with airy and fragile vocals channeling the Nordic Noir but with a more voluptuous twist.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13409

Friday February 28, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
John Dee

21:00

Lowing (SE)
At the age of 23 Lowing moved to Los Angeles to nurture his strive for a career in music.
After three years he moved back to his native Sweden with a head full of songs that needed to be written and recorded.
Hailing from a small town in the southwest of Sweden, Lowing moved to Stockholm where he started to build a name for himself as a
young and talented singer/songwriter.
All in all, it’s been a long but necessary journey to make, in order to transform bits and pieces into complete songs.
In may 2013 Lowing made his first stuff official via selected music blogs on the internet.
As a result the song I Will Wait For You rapidly climbed to #3 on highly acclaimed chart by Hypemachine.com

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13408

Friday February 28, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

21:00

Nabiha (DK)
Within the last three years, Nabiha has catapulted herself into the arena of Denmark’s biggest pop acts. Nabiha’s sound is inspired by her North and West African roots as well as her love for pop, R&B and electronica. The release of Nabiha’s second album this year, “Mind The Gap”, has seen her go from strength to strength. “Mind The Gap” was certified with gold and platinum status for streaming and download, and the album was nominated for a Danish Music Award as Pop Album of the Year. The incredible success of the album ultimately led to a nomination for Nabiha as Female Artist of the Year.
After being a massive hit in Nabiha’s own home territory, “Mind the gap” has gone on to be an international hit in such countries as Hungary, Bulgaria, Holland, Belgium, and Poland. In the UK it went in at no.2 in the Urban Chart, no.3 in the Club Chart and no.5 in the Pop Charts. VH1 is already leading the support of the US by playlisting ‘Mind the gap’ and using her songs for several syncs on TV shows and other media platforms.
Nabiha is now looking forward to introduce a fresh and dynamic sound with her new single “Bang That Drum”. The single is also the official song for the European Championship in Handball 2014. It was released all over Scandinavia in January through Sony Music.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14833

Friday February 28, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Gamla

21:00

Naomi Pilgrim (SE)
From Sweden to Barbados and back. From the West Indian heat to the Scandinavian coolness. Naomi Pilgrim is all little bit of both. Though born in Sweden to a Swedish mother and Barbadian father, the family decided to give their one-year old daughter a West Indian experience and moved to Jamaica. Surrounded by music all day Naomi showed and early interest in sounds. Opening her eyes like an alarm clock at 5AM every morning, trying to imitate the sounds and the birdcall, Naomi soon got the nick name Early Bird. After a wile on the beautiful island, the family decided it was time to move back to more northern latitudes and returned to Sweden. But it was important to all of them not to leave the culture behind and Naomi spent most of her upbringing in a Swedish/ West Indian collective in Stockholm.
Music has always been present in Naomi’s life. With her dad being a musician and the founder of one of the first Swedish reggae bands and her mum a constantly singing painter, she was surrounded by sound. It has also been music that Naomi has turned to throughout her life to find strength and happiness.
Turning twenty years old and realising she had been traveling the West Indies plenty of times without never actually making it to Barbados she decided it was time to fly over. Visiting the island and her relatives filled her with energy that opened her eyes to new musical expressions. From enjoying music as a hobby the feeling suddenly evolved in to something completely different. A while after she returned back home she found herself singing professionally with artists like Lykke Li, Newtimers, Agnes & Christian Falk.
However, it wasn’t until earlier this year after being introduced to the producer Fredrik Okazaki that she was ready to take that final leap and really start fighting for her dreams to come true. With debut single “No Gun” and her first EP which will be released in early 2014 you can hear the double nature of Naomi Pilgrim. Hard knocking beats, balearic choirs and gritty soul vocals. It’s the bit of West India kneaded by Scandinavian hands. Enjoy.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14799

Friday February 28, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Sentrum Scene

21:00

Taragana Pyjarama (DK)
On the 24th June 2013, Taragana Pyjarama released “Nothing Hype” – a brand new mini-album to follow up his 2012 debut LP “Tipped Bowls”.
Describing the feeling of this next step as “very different to when I did the LP last year”, Taragana Pyjarama (aka Nick Eriksen) is clearly not someone who’s content with standing still.
Having released his first tracks in 2010 (under his previous ‘Eim Ick’ moniker), Copenhagen-based Eriksen has been steadily gaining impressive momentum – and adulation – as both a producer and remixer ever since. Having already remixed singles for the likes of Delorean, Polock and Delphic, he was invited to join John Talabot’s much-admired Hivern Discs stable and had his first breakthrough EP under his current alias in 2011 for Fluo Kid’s excellent Fools House imprint. That was then quickly followed with an approach from Cologne-based music institution Kompakt to release his full debut artist album, which came out to much critical acclaim almost exactly a year ago:
“The “Tipped Bowls” album was very experimental to me. I had the opportunity to try things out and I saw it more as a challenge where I didn’t want to think too much about the process. It was a learning process for me. It was also the start for my appreciation with creating sounds for pictures and films, which led me to understand my own music better and what I wanted make.”
It’s perhaps both natural and understandable that your debut album is a learning curve, but to be able to experiment and discover on your first LP with such panache has arguably set him apart as one of the producers to watch this year. This collection of new music – “Nothing Hype” – marks the first of his output for 2013:
“This record first started in a summerhouse that a friend of mine was visiting with some other friends. I joined in. Most of his friends are making music too, so we started recording things and it eventually ended up with a new idea for a record. I started collecting pictures and clips and started working with these images in the back of my mind. Every time I felt like I lost the spark of a track, which I find can happen all the time, I’d just look at the pictures and I was back on track. It’s something I’ve been doing with all the tracks on this release. The overall theme has been grainy and distorted pictures of caves, particularly mysterious crystal caves. It’s magic in a way.”
Mysterious and Magical – two words that couldn’t be more apt to describe the sound of Taragana Pyjarama.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13410

Friday February 28, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

21:00

The Wolves (NO)
The Wolves is an hardcore punk rock band from Tromsø, Norway. The band was formed back in 2010 when the boys were only 14. years old. The band started off as a school cover band, playing old punk music, but quickly decided to evolve and create their own music. The Wolves played their first festival in 2011 during the Bukstafestival in their hometown. The band quickly got the “feel” for music and started working on their debut EP. The EP “Straight outta Krooklyn” was recorded in January 2012 in Kysten Studio by Ariel Joshua Sivertsen and Carl Christian Lein Strømer.
Early 2013 the band participated in a rock and roll contest called Rock against drugs (RMR). After getting second placement of five the year before, they won the contest in 2013 and ranked up as first place. During the summer of 2013 the band visited both the Slottsfjell festival in Tønsberg and the Øya festival in Oslo. In august the band released their first single “Another day Another recreation”. The single was published on EMI and is to be found of Spotify, Wimp, Itunes etc. At the end of the summer the band played an concert that was sold out with the band Kvelertak.
All the members of the band have now turned 17. and has published a 4. track EP and a single. The EP was fast recognized by the Norwegian radio station “NRK P3”. The track “Let’s Skate This Town” quickly got popular and the song was B-listed on the radio station spring 2013. After being played on the radio everyday for a couple of months, the song was taken of the list, but is still often being played along with “Another day Another recreation” and “Straight outta Krooklyn” with the radio show P3 Urørt which is aired every wednesday. The band is also recommended by Metal Hammer as one of the bands to look out for in 2014.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14813

Friday February 28, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Parkteatret, Yngling presenterer P3 Urørt

21:30

Elsa & Emilie
Since they were 13, these two girls from the small Norwegian city of Haugesund has been writing songs that has impressed all those who has been lucky enough to get a sneek into their wonderful but deep and mysterious popsong-world.
After several great acoustic live performances at the west coast of Norway, the charming duo has got themselves into the “first division” of the Norwegian music scene, eager to take the step into the “premier league”. Elsa and Emilie write songs about growing up in a small windy city, about helpless and hopeless love and about the dark sides of being young.
They are currently in studio in Bergen, working together with Anders Bjelland and Jens Rimau, who has William Hut, Marthe Valle and Hypertex on their cv. Usually Elsa and Emilie play alone, two girls and a guitar, but during the last year their sound has developed into a greater dimension, a Nordic, icy and dark, yet poppy sound, so at by:Larm they come together with some of their best friends from Haugesund on stage.
Elsa and Emilie has signed a booking deal at Time Out Agency and is currently in the last rounds before hopefully closing a deal with one of the big major labels in Norway.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14775

Friday February 28, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Herr Nilsen

21:30

Hjerteslag
In a bedsit in Skostredet some time in 2010, Hjerteslag was born. Robbie had been tinkering with his songs for long enough and decided it was time to put together the perfect line-up for his project. In Petter Sætre, Ole-Andre Hjelmås and Vilde Tuv he had found his musical companions. Together they were a band. After a couple of years of sporadic shows in Bergen, the band had built a solid hometown following. In early 2013, it was time for Vilde Tuv to move on with her own promising solo career, and so it was time to inject some fresh input in the form of two new guitarists Nikolas Aarland and Torjus Raknes. They played their first show together in the back yard of local record store Apollon, after one rehearsal.
Almost immediately, the results of that show bore fruit with the offer of a seven inch release from a local label, and a full length release has already been pencilled for the Spring. The greater part of the year has therefore been spent in the studio except for the odd out of town show, venturing as far as Stavanger, Oslo and even Kristiansand.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14204

Friday February 28, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Revolver

21:30

Kaja Gunnufsen
Kaja Gunnufsen is a 25 year old singer songwriter based in Oslo, Norway. Her music is marked by a childhood listening through her father’s old record collection, and artists such as Neil Young have had a strong influence on her musical expression. (She even has a ”Rust Never Sleeps” tattoo on the inside of her wrist).
Her music features delicate Norwegian lyrics reflecting the thoughts of an ostensibly lonely young girl whose stories are wrapped in dreamy piano and soft guitar soundscapes. Kaja manages to capture her audience not only with her innocent characteristic voice and fine melodies, but also through her presence and charm on stage together with her five piece band.
She recorded her first EP during the summer of 2012 (which was released shortly afterwards). The song, ”Hei Sveis”, was recommended by the music streaming service WiMP and became a hit with her generation in Oslo.
2013 began with the signing of a management deal with Brilliance, the release of the beautiful single ”Au”, followed by being chosen as ”Ukas Urørt” by the radio channel P3. After having delivered some impressive off-venue by:Larm shows in 2013, Kaja was booked for two of the biggest festivals in Norway, Slottsfjell and the Øya festival. At the same time her second single, ”Desp”, was listed on P3. This song is now nominated for ”Song Of The year” by the music magazine, Gaffa.
Kaja gives the Norwegian folkpop-genre a new and exciting face (with her different tales from her own and some of her acquaintances’ life in the Norwegian capital). Her music has been given attention outside the boarder with both JaJaJa and Nordic by Nature backing her great talents.
She is currently in studio finishing her debut album together with producer Kenneth Ishak (Heyerdahl). The album is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2014.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14795

Friday February 28, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
The WiMP Tent

21:30

Sea Change (NO)
Named after the Beck album and a wish for change, the one woman band based in Berlin makes Sea Change her unique pop-project. Born with a fascination for noise and improvisational music, small acoustic instruments and synth pop.
The single Bursting was recently released and the album is expected in 2014.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13633

Friday February 28, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Stratos

21:30

Sisy Ey (ICL)
Icelandic band Sisy Ey (pronounced See See Ay) was founded in 2011.
The idea was to get the three sisters, Elin, Elisabet and Sigga to sing live house music which would serve not only the exquisite combination of their beautiful voices into new and exciting territory, but would also showcase their abilities in a different context as all have more acoustic-driven music careers.
After spending considerable time searching for “the one” to work with, the missing link was found in producer and DJ, Oculus. Together they have managed to create something very unique and special.
The bands main focus is live performance as this is the best environment to experience their one-of-a-kind talent, together with the intense energy of the music. Although the musical journey of Sisy Ey has just begun, the band is already receiving an impressive amount of attention for its music and performances.
Sisy Eys first single, “Ain’t Got Nobody”, has been extremely well received in Iceland and elsewhere.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14794

Friday February 28, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Rockefeller

22:00

Baby In Vain (DK)
Being but 17-20 years of age, the three girls have impressively fast found their own place in a genre most often dominated by middleaged men.
They play an updated 2013 version of 90′ies stoner rock and grunge, with heavy guitar riffs and screeching vocals, but still draws in references from sludge and heavy metal.
It is filthy rock with dirty guitar riffs, complex and detailrich compositions, earcatching hooks, and screetching callback vocals.
The Danish and international reviewers are already convinced with 5 and 6 star reviews and recommendations from Mojo Magazine’s Kieron Tyler and Intro Magazine. Having supported San Francisco cool Ty Segall and guitar icon Thurston Moore and his band Chelsea Light Moving, as well as having toured the Scandinavian summer festivals extensively, the girls continue to win new fans and impress with their raw, cool calmness and eagerness to prove themselves.
Baby In Vain currently release their songs through their own imprint Crab Salad Recording Company. In the summer/autumn 2013 they’ve released a 7″ series of three, featuring two songs on each 7″.
Listen to Baby In Vain on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=4748795

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14377

Friday February 28, 2014 22:00 - Tuesday January 28, 2014 22:31
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

22:00

All We Are (NO)
3 piece, Liverpool-based All We Are write pop arrangements and house them within a psych-tinged, melancholic world.
Self-described as sounding like ‘the Bee Gees on diazepam’, All We Are’s groove-led R&B, harmonies and lovelorn lyrics succinctly captures a universal quality.
The trio, made up of a Norwegian (Guro Gikling), an Irishman (Richard O’Flynn) and a Brazilian (Luis Santos), met whilst studying in Liverpool two years ago, and have since gone on to become a cornerstone of the city’s music scene.
Last single Utmost Good was released by local Liverpool label Obscenic in June and was described by Radio 1’s Lauren Laverne as her “favourite single of the year so far” and tipped by Huw Stephens in his “Ones to Watch” in NME.
Following the release of the single, the band toured extensively including a tour with Everything Everything. Their hypnotic live show earned them an invite from Warpaint to join them on their UK and European tour* which kicks off in January. Not to mention a host of festival bookings for this Summer to be announced.
The end of 2013 saw the band sign to Double Six/Domino with their first official release due in early Spring 2014.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14805

Friday February 28, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Gamla

22:00

Intertwine
Intertwine is a Norwegian electronic / ambient act. Layers of dreamy vocal and trumpets, recorded in various bedrooms around the world, blend with crisp drum machines and funky basslines, weaving a nordic, melancholic and catchy pop.
Last year Intertwine was nominated as Top 5 new emerging acts by NRK P3.
The debut album will be released worldwide on R&S’s sister label Apollo Records in 2014.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14136

Friday February 28, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

22:00

Little Children (SE)
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.
Listen to Little Children’s music on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=3718130

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14784

Friday February 28, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Mono

22:00

Lust For Youth (SE/DK)
Lust For Youth is the solo moniker of Swedish electronic musician Hannes Norrvide. He began the project in 2009, in Gothenburg, Sweden at Utmarken
 (a rehearsal space, record shop, and venue). He was inspired by friends of his who were starting a post-punk band, but at the time he only had an old toy keyboard. Therefore, the earliest incarnation of the band manifested as sort of primitive drone versions of synth-pop.
Some of the original versions of the songs on Growing Seeds were written during the summer of 2011, recorded in Hannes’ bedroom on his computer and
using borrowed equipment from his roommate. He later made the move from Gothenburg to Copenhagen and eloquently points out the main difference between Lust For Youth and the power-electronics, noise scene of Posh Isolation/Copenhagen is Lust For Youth is “less noise and more drums”. Loke Rahbek of the Posh label Sexdrome and Vår is a collaborator of Hannes’ on this project and has been playing live with 
him in Europe since. The album itself Hannes describes as having the theme of a new life; coming out of an unhealthy relationship and being inspired by new love and the energy that creates. Growing Seeds was originally released in Europe by the Italian label Avant!
What began as a lo-fi, atonal, bedroom synth drone project in 2009 has slowly but surely been evolving into a full frontal synth-pop assault. Lust for Youth’s music is sure to catch your attention if you like the music of New Order, Zola Jesus, LCD Soundsystem, 
Cold Cave or Chromatics.
Hannes and Loke will be touring the US this December for the first time including stops in LA and NYC before that playing at by:Larm in February. These shows will be the debut live performance as a trio consisting Of Hannes Norrvide, Loke Rahbek and Malthe Fisher. They are currently finishing their next album to come on Sacred Bones.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13957

Friday February 28, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
John Dee

22:00

Shy for Shore
“A convincing show at Slottsfjell leaves no doubt at all, the Autumn’s first Urørt band of the week has got to be Shy for Shore.” – NRK P3 Urørt
Shy for Shore is a dream pop / synth pop duo from Oslo and London, based in Amsterdam.
“We love most 80s bands, because we love the aesthetic, the synths and the plastic sounds. We’re inspired by artists like Depeche Mode, Madonna, Chairlift, Twin Shadow, College, Beach House and Purity Ring. It’s fantastic for us to be the first band to be named Ukas Urørt (Norwegian equivalent to BBC Introducing) after the Summer break and our show at Slottsfjell (our first in Norway in fact). We’ve played a lot in London, where we originally started, as well as a festival in Amsterdam last Spring. After we released our last EP, Amazing Radio picked up on us in the UK where we did a little interview and were also names New Band of the Week.”
The band released their latest single and EP “Teenage Pains” in mid November on the Brilliance label.
“Their intoxicating brand of dreamy synth pop is surely going to attract attention for the young duo.” – Crack In The Road
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/20854-introducing-shy-for-shore/
“A shivery piece of 1980s electro pop, think the Drive soundtrack with a few more dance floor aspirations, and you’ll have Shy For Shore’s sound nailed.” – Under The Radar,
http://www.undertheradarmag.com/media/then_the_heartbreak_mp3_stream/
“If you’re searching for something new, a bit of synth, some electro beats and lovely vocals; then look no further.” – Drunken Werewolf
http://www.drunkenwerewolf.com/blog/introducing-shy-for-shore/#comments
“I’M OBSESSED with it and Shy For Shore.” – Dani Yourself Clean
http://daniyrselfclean.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/shy-for-shoresometimes-its-a-heartbreak-not-to-introduce-yourself-ep/

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13843

Friday February 28, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Parkteatret, Yngling presenterer P3 Urørt

22:00

Sigurd Julius
This year NRK Urørt’s artist of the year winner is Sigurd Julius.
Haunting melodies, tapered with disarming lyrics, Sigurd Julius’ delivery fuses that rare combination of humility, intensity and ardor – which empowered him rapidly as the darling of the acclaimed and vibrant musical scene in Trondheim. Lauded by heavyweight radio programs such as Kulturhuset and Nitimen, and playing major festivals before his debut record, the achievements of this young artist to date are indeed impressive.
Last November he finally released his first full-length album, hailed by both the media and his ever-growing audience. Behind a beautiful piece of homemade cover art shimmers ten intriguing songs recorded in his homemade record studio, which cannot fail to impress and endear themselves to those who enjoy good music- the way it once was made.
Like fellow Nordic alchemists Sigur Ros, Sigurd Julius is not afraid to write the music from his heart in the language of his birth – despite commercial temptations. The growing consensus is that Sigurd Julius is creating the finest trønderske (the unique dialect of Trondheim) lyrics around these days. Bold claims indeed, but to those in doubt, his showcase at By:Larm serves as an excellent opportunity to allow yourself to be convinced.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14643

Friday February 28, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
The P3-annex

22:00

Tove Lo (SE)
With no more than two singles released, Tove Lo has distinguished herself as one of Scandinavia’s most distinctive and promising pop voices. Following the highly successful “Love Ballads and Habits”, she is now back with her third single “Out of Mind”, a dark, yet shimmering song about moving on. She is currently working on an EP, which in its entirety will tell a love story from beginning to end.
“I want the listener to feel what it is that I am singing about,” Tove Lo says. “Even the ones who don’t listen to the lyrics should feel what it is the songs convey. Music is at its best when it is honest. When you really pour your heart into the songs.”
It is hard not to be swept away by Tove Lo’s dark, captivating music. With heavy, electronic beats, crystal clear melodies, and honest lyrics, she strikes an emotion with every single note, whether it is love or sadness, euphoria or desperation.
“It is when the heart is aching that I really feel the need to write,” Tove says. “In its entirety, my upcoming EP will tell a love story from beginning to end. The song Love Ballad is about the moment you decide to give everything to another person, while Habits shows what happens when everything is screwed up and you just want to freak out. Out of Mind deals with the stage after that, when your broken heart has mended, but the scars are still there.”
Behind the name Tove Lo you will find the twenty-five-year-old Tove Nilsson. Growing up in a suburb to Stockholm, she started expressing herself through writing at an early age. With time she also developed a passion for music, and in her late teens she began transforming her texts into songs, while playing in various bands. At the age of 22, she set up a recording studio in a shed in her cousins’ garden, where she embarked on writing and producing music. No more than a year later, she was signed as a songwriter by Warner Chappell, and she spent the following years travelling the world, writing songs for the likes of Icona Pop, Gavin Degraw, Girls Aloud, and Cher Lloyd. It turned out to be an intense period for Tove, who experienced both successes and setbacks, and with time she developed a desire to be an artist in her own right.
“It happened that I wrote songs for other artists that I, in the end, didn’t want to give away, as they were too personal,” Tove says. “That was when I decided to sing them myself.”
While her job as a songwriter demands her to enter into the roles of others, the artist Tove Lo is still herself. With a rarely seen integrity and humanity, she renounces the conventional idea of a female pop star.
“It is with both pride and anguish that I do it,” Tove says. “It can be very exposing not to have a persona to hide behind, but I would never have been able to maintain one anyway.”

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13630

Friday February 28, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Sentrum Scene

22:30

Aurora Aksnes
Aurora Aksnes is a 17 year old girl from Bergen, Norway. She has been playing the piano since she was 6 years old, and is entirely self taught. As you might expect, she’s never payed particular attention to music theory and had already begun to write songs at the tender age of 10. Aurora performed for the first time when she was 13, and struggled somewhat with stage fright. However, with practice and the passage of time, this has subsided and she now loves performing more than anything else in the world. 
Growing up in a musical home, Aurora listened to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Johnny Cash. She loved the stories these artists told through their music, and thereafter vowed to only write stories of real significance. Aurora does not want to write songs with the quintessential beginning, middle, and predictably happy ending. She strives to write music that can inspire people, through idiosyncratic tales of struggle, love, and all that lies in between. 
When Aurora isn’t writing and performing, she enjoys the culinary arts and literature. At a young age, Aurora derived inspiration from the books she had read to write her own stories. She would later go on to write music to those stories, and this transcends her lyrics from ordinary song writing to a higher plane of imaginative and creative compositions.
Aurora has recently been working on new recordings in the studio; every time she lays down a new track she feels ever closer to the dreams she had for her career at the young age of 10. Aurora desperately wants to share her stories with the world, and is determined to one day be a professional musician equipped to do so.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14124

Friday February 28, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Herr Nilsen

22:30

AWAY
AWAY is an indie rock band comprised of five eighteen-year-old young men from Rygge, just south of Oslo in Østfold. The band bristles with energy on stage and the sound of their three electric guitars is complimented by stunning vocal harmonies. They are lead by a rather fine frontman and possess an arsenal of strong material.
Spring 2013 saw the band win not only the Slottsfjell Battle of the Bands competition, but Hove’s contest too, appearances which served to anchor a pretty decent first festival season, stopping in at Månefestivalen, Varnafestivalen and Musikkfest Oslo amongst others, receiving stellar plaudits for all.
«If AWAY had played at South By Southwest this year, they would definitely have been featured in SPIN Magazine. The rest of Norway has to wake up!»
- Toffen Gunnufsen, the Hove festival.
“Fantastic band, fantastic vocalist, fantastic songs!”
- Kjartan Slette, Head of Music, WiMP.
“There’s something special about seeing a band so early in their career playing their ass off on stage. People in the audience are dancing, several couples are making out, and there are flowers being thrown on stage. By the time the guys take a bow, every single shirt is soaked in sweat”
- HISSIG Music Magazine
“William” was released in the spring of 2013 and is AWAY’s first singel. “One of the best norwegian songs of the year!” – GAFFA Music Magazine
Watch the music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQWhW4UEAxY

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14040

Friday February 28, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
The WiMP Tent

22:30

Disa (ICL)
Icelandic born Disa Jakobs is a singer and songwriter who left Reykjavik, Iceland to live in Copenhagen. Disa’s music is about challenging and expanding the boundaries of modern pop music, and she finds inspiration in the wild, Scandinavian nature but also by the likes of fellow contemporary and alternative artists such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Brian Eno and Fever Ray. Disa’s Music shares the qualities of her native country. It is cold yet compelling and you always sense an underlying risk of eruption.
Disa debuted in spring 2013 with the single ‘Sun’ that premiered on the lifestyle magazine Nowness.com. Subsequent, it created a lot of blog attention, with more than 10K views of the dark and beautiful video. The single was well received by the Danish press as well describing Disa’s vocals as “unearthly” and “angelic”.
With Disa’s symphonic and picturesque compositions, she is the latest demonstration of Iceland’s enormous surplus of artistic superiority. She springs from a musical tradition where the vocal is the primary and most important instrument. A tradition that transcends genres and musical predicates.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14780

Friday February 28, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Stratos

22:30

Lower (DK)
Lower is a four piece band from Copenhagen consisting of Adrian Toubro (vocals), Anton Rothstein (drums), Kristian Emdal (bass) and Simon Formann (guitar). Everyone with interest in the current Copenhagen underground would recognize Lower as partakers of what has been referred to as “the new wave of Copenhagen”, a small environment of friends consisting of a lot of genre bending projects drawing on everything from punk, synth wave, rock, industrial & experimental music. However, to present Lower only in the light of this “Wave”, that they are supposedly partakers in, would not do the band justice.
Lower has so far released two 7”s, “Walk on Heads” and “Someone’s Got It in for Me/But There Has to Be More”, both on the danish label Escho and on the American labels Blind Prophet and 540. The music of Lower is difficult to describe with genre terms, where a part of their energy definitely could be categorized with punk, the emotional palette they work with far surpasses the average idea of punk music’s aggression.
With a chance of sounding dramatic, one could argue that the closed fists of punk music has been set aside for pen and paper. The energy is morose and first and foremost; well thought. Here it would make sense to debate the environment they come from, that they all are or have been involved in many different projects and crossing many different genres, thus the musical references to be found in their music is many and often one does not have a logical link from one to the other.
The sound is dramatic, but instead of being introverted and unsure, it is courageous and proud.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13736

Friday February 28, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Revolver

22:30

When Saints Go Machine (DK)
One of the clichés about Scandinavian countries is that they are neat and tidy, well ordered, clean. The same could not be said of Copenhagen four-piece When Saints Go Machine’s second full-length album, ‘Infinity Pool’. The opposite, in fact. It’s a record born out of an atmosphere of chaos. Frontman Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild explains: “We tried to record this album in a summer house in the country, like we did with the last one, but it didn’t feel right. We also tried going into a big studio to record the sketches that we made, but that didn’t work either. In the end we figured out that doing things at home, separately, a more chaotic approach, was how we were supposed to record this music.”
Which is not to say that the result is disjointed. It’s harder, darker and more synthetic than its predecessors. It opens with “Love And Respect”, which features a guest vocal from Grammy award winning rap artist Killer Mike, who freewheels over chugging, synth-drenched beat. “I guess people will be surprised there’s a rapper on the album,” says Vonsild. “We just did a song that we felt needed a rap verse. In order to keep making music we have to surprise ourselves. If we stop doing that we’ll have to stop making music.” Elsewhere, “Dead Boy” sees Vonsild’s tremulous falsetto digitized and then floated over a semi-ambient soundscape, while “Infinity Killer” pitches skittering sound effects against a low-end drone.
It’s more unapologetically electronic than anything the band have done before. “On the previous album, “Konkylie”, we tried to make machines simulate nature,” says Vonsild. “With “Infinity Pool” we were trying to capture a feeling of the absurdity of mankind trying to construct nature. Maybe it’s something to do with being in the city. You are always influenced by what’s going on around you.”
It’s also to do with the music that inspired them. “There are a lot of references to the early ’90s on the album,” says Vonsild. “It’s not a rave album, but there are a lot of elements of rave on there. ‘Degeneration’ sums up what we were trying to do. There are some tracks on the album that could almost have been rave songs under other circumstances. I think that it’s one of the songs that I don’t think anyone else would have made."
Rather than go at these rave influences full tilt, they did the opposite of what might be expected: they stripped them down and twisted them into new shapes. “Yeah, especially on “Degeneration”, there are very few instruments and nothing happens really,” explains Vonsild. “We tried to pick away layers. But generally most of our productions consist of a lot of layers in each song. I think the initial difference between those two albums are, that with “Konkylie” each of those layers almost fought to get the most attention. Whereas this time we tried to make a lot sound a lot immediate and simple. This album is slower and harder. There are a lot of tracks with no drums, but when there are drums they play an important part in the song. But it still has this longing feeling.”
It’s that “longing feeling” that’s the glue that holds the album together, the thing that lets you know it’s a When Saints Go Machine record. Vonsild pauses, reflectively: “I think that’s our trademark. Longing for something.”
He won’t say exactly what. As ever, Vonsild and the band are reluctant to talk about lyrical themes, preferring to let the listener work things out for themselves. However, he does talk obliquely about “stuff that’s hard to understand”. He continues: “It seems like people have to get killed for stuff to happen. A tragedy has to happen before people will address an issue. They won’t do it before it happens. I guess it’s nature. That kind of thing can make you mad.”
The dark undercurrent that coloured the band’s previous releases is intact, then. It’s something that makes the fact that When Saints Go Machine won a string of awards in their native Denmark last year all the more surprising. Vonsild is sanguine about that kind of music industry approval. “We won some of the biggest awards in Denmark last year which came as a surprise,” he shrugs, “but it doesn’t really change the way we approach making music or our artistic ideals.”
“While it’s nice to be liked,” Vonsild says. “it’s far more important to challenge people as well as yourself.” He says they felt nervous about the direction they took on “Infinity Pool”, unease that they were operating outside their comfort zone. “But,” he adds, “that’s a good thing. Whenever you feel a bit scared about putting something out, that’s how you should feel as an artist.”
Who would argue with him? It’s certainly paid off here.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14431

Friday February 28, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Rockefeller

23:00

Linkoban (DK)
Linkoban continues to shake up the music scene with her lyrically hard-hitting sound. Her live performances hypnotize and assault both visually and sonically – with her style, wild limbs and signature waist length black hair.
Her debut EP, “Super Into On It”, received mass critical acclaim and included the dance floor bass banger “Like This,” which was on heavy rotation on Danish national radio P3, Swedish national radio P3 and BBC Radio1.
Pop-legend Boy George has praised the single and renowned fashion designer, Stella McCartney has also used it on the runway in Paris. Massive amounts of airplay and her incredible live performances have lead to extensive touring in Denmark and back to back tours in the UK, Sweden, Germany, and The Netherlands.
Initially invited to tour in China, Linkoban was banned due to explicit lyrical content. A minor setback that fuelled her ambition to tour anyway and lead to a brief series of underground performances in China and determined that it would certainly not be her last. In addition, Linkoban was invited to perform at Northern Europe’s biggest festival, Roskilde in 2012 and received critical acclaim across the board, establishing her as a bona fide powerhouse. Furthermore, she has been invited to come back in 2013.
Linkoban was nominated in 2013 for a Danish DeeJay Award for the category, “Best Urban Release.”
Linkoban released her debut album “Ox” in May 2013.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13755

Friday February 28, 2014 23:00 - Tuesday January 28, 2014 23:30
Sentrum Scene

23:00

DEATH HAWKS (FI)
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.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13521

Friday February 28, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Mono

23:00

Farao (NO)
“’Tell A Lie’ a gently lifting number that becomes something colossal by its end.” – DIY
“One of the most intriguingly talented artists of 2013” – Line of Best Fit
“…an alluring, elegant gem” – The 405
Originally from Norway, now living in London, Farao released two singles in 2013 which picked up a lot of attention in the UK music press, including influential blogs such as The Line Of Best Fit, Clash Music and Fake DIY. She has also received a wealth of airplay on key radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, 2, 6music and Xfm.
Farao plans to release her debut EP early in 2014. The EP was recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland and Farao played all of the instrumentation on the recordings. A truly exciting prospect, the self titled EP showcases her unique, vulnerable vocal styling and honest lyricism.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13749

Friday February 28, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
The P3-annex

23:00

folkE
folkE puts traditional Norwegian folk and dance music firmly back on the dancefloor, repackaged in a contemporary style. With a starting point of looking at how Norwegian folk music can be part of the modern world, folkE delivers distinctive electronica, the heritage of which is plain to see. The shows are intense and have seen the band play clubs and festivals the length and width of the land, stopping to do a show in a tent in the middle of the mountains along the way.
The band is comprised of Henrik Haraldsen Sveen (Rytmeklubben), Ole Torjus Hofvind (Ole Torjus / Rytmeklubben) and Petter Haugen Andersen (Angelica’s Elegy), and have been compared to the likes of Four Tet, Bonobo and Gold Panda. They have previously released one EP entitled “Hei”, and in the Spring they will be releasing their debut full length entitled “Gjenferd”.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14187

Friday February 28, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
John Dee

23:00

Línt
Línt are the youngest and perhaps most promising act yet from respected Bergen stable Klangkollektivet. They play experimental emotive post/noise-rock full of long guitar refrains, stark contrasts and dreamy melodies, they are meticulous compositions that form a powerful soundscape.
The band have quickly established themselves as hot property in their native Bergen and have of late sold out every show they’ve played. In May 2013, they released their debut EP on the aforementioned Klangkollektivet imprint, with a release show at Landmark. Of the show BT (regional broadsheet) noted that they were very much in the “one to watch” category. The EP was recorded by Greener Productions who have worked with the likes of Angelica’s Elegy, Dråpe and Highasakite, amongst others. The EP was subsequently hailed by Oslo hipster free-sheet Natt&Dag as Release of the Month in June.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14485

Friday February 28, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Gamla

23:00

Shine 2009 (FI)
Shine 2009 are Sami Suova and Mikko Pykäri from Helsinki, Finland. When they met in 2004, both noticed immediately their similar tastes in art and music, but it wasn’t until much later that their collaboration took a definite form. “We had talked about doing something together for quite a long time, and the spring of 2009 was the moment when we finally decided to give it a try. It was very natural and easy in the beginning – maybe because we had talked about music so much that we knew we shared the same aesthetics. It’s very easy to focus on the right aspects of making the music when you don’t have to argue about the basics.”
In choosing the name ‘Shine 2009’, both Suova and Pykäri wanted to highlight their vision of the moniker being interactive and ever-shifting in its references. “It’s an experiment that goes on forever. It started as referring to being current, but it already sounds a bit outdated. The more time passes, the more we feel we did the right thing by adding ‘2009’ to ‘Shine’.” Ultimately, the name is a tangible symbol of the constant evolution of Shine 2009 – moving away from where they started and into both the present and future simultaneously. The year 2009 dates the band’s beginnings, but it doesn’t constrict them.
With respectful nods to downtempo, soul and golden-era hip hop, their 2010 debut EP, Associates, showcased an undeniable ease and effortless confidence in both sound and feel. 2011 saw Shine 2009 release their inaugural full-length, Realism, a sumptuous and dazzling debut including a cameo from none other than Paula Abdul, strengthening the link between the way-back-then and the right-here-right-now ethos that is at the heart of Suova and Pykäri’s aesthetic.
In 2013, Shine 2009 released their second album, Our Nation, a record set squarely in their country of origin. “For us, the title refers to Finland and being Finnish in the year 2013. It’s not by any means a themed album and we don’t want it to be political either. We’re interested in the current meaning of nation in a world where everything is suddenly global. It’s not always clear how living in a certain place affects you and your thinking. It’s similar to the ‘2009’ in our name as it works on both a subjective and a cultural level.”
So there you have Shine 2009 – a band that has always written its own rules, and continue to do so. “We want to obey the quintessential Golden Rule of, ‘treat others as you’d like others to treat you’, and make records we wish someone made for us. We combine elements we find interesting regardless of whether they fit together or would naturally coexist. We write our own aesthetic rules."
Our Nation is out now on Modular Recordings in Europe and Australia, and Cascine in North America.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13743

Friday February 28, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

23:00

Tussilago (SE)
Stockholm-based quartet TUSSILAGO make progressive dream-pop reminiscent of the first trip to space. The band formed in 2011 when four friends Pierre Riddez, Richard Renström, Samuel Lundin, and Zacharias Zachrisson decided to make music together. They’ve since toured Sweden – including an opening slot for the Swedish all-star indie collective INGRID at this year’s Way Out West festival – and spent their time in the studio working on their debut EP alongside Amason/Little Majorette-member and producer extraordinaire Petter Winnberg. Tussilago will grace the airwaves with their delicate dream-pop on October 16 with the release of their EP on INGRID.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13632

Friday February 28, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

23:30

Girl Army
There had long been rumors in Bergen’s underground about Girl Army, Sondre Haug (vox) and guitarist Woody Haugland’s first venture back into the realms of hardcore after the demise of Social Suicide. They are joined by mastermind of rock Yngve Andersen and Sigurd Håkås from Blood Command on guitar and drums, with Kjetil Grimsby Haarr from Fjorden Baby! completing their ranks on punk bass guitar. They are all experienced musicians and songwriters in their own respective rights, and have come together through their shared love of hardcore, les fromages fraiçais and extreme lifestyle.
The band has only played a few selected shows so far. Amongst others, they’ve headlined Mikal Telle’s “Den Elleville Festen” along with bands like Ungdomskulen, Lemaitre, Deathcrush and Kakkamaddafakka. The band has one release so far, the somewhat epic EP “Negative” which came out in Oxtober 2012 and was warmly received by reviewers in Metal Hammer and Ksrikzine .
Musically, Girl Army is hardcore built on the foundations of art, noise, performance, black metal and pig slaughter. Shows are known to be rumbustious affairs, unpredictable, boisterous, unruly even, and it is on the back of this burgeoning reputation the band continues to grow and grow.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13476

Friday February 28, 2014 23:30 - Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00
Revolver

23:30

Ice Cream Cathedral
Describing something as “space-pop” may be a little bit ambiguous, but for Copenhagen trio Ice Cream Cathedral, the description is fitting. Noisy effects and high-paced drumming with a club feel collide with twinkling clear chords and a distinct vocal in the band’s innocently feminine yet musically potent universe. Their second album is to be released in April 2014, and sees the band continue their exploration of the contrasts within pop music.
The band released their debut album “The Drowsy Kingdom” in March 2013 to critical acclaim, receiving a 5 out of 6 star review from Danish broadsheet Politken, the influential Soundvenue and Gaffa. The release earned them a show at the Danish showcase event SPOT in Århus, but Ice Cream Cathedral’s greatest success yet was when the trio had the honor of opening Roskilde Festival in 2013

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13648

Friday February 28, 2014 23:30 - Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00
Stratos

23:30

Marcus Løvdal Band - Union Blues Band 2014
Marcus Løvdal Band won Notodden Blues Festival in 2013, despite heavy competition from bands from all over the country.
With tremendous enthusiasm and intensity in their playing, Marcus Løvdal Band shows great will to entertain their audience. Their songs has roots in several musical genres and an energetic expression that is well received in Blues Clubs and other venues.
Marcus Løvdal Band started just before christmas time 2012 at the music conservatory in Kristiansand. Taking in regard the victory in Union Bluescup at Notodden in August 2013, 2014 seems to be a year of a lot of touring, which the band is very much looking forward to!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14820

Friday February 28, 2014 23:30 - Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00
Herr Nilsen

23:30

Proviant Audio (NO)
Producer whiz-kid and multi-instrumentalist Mathias Stubø’s nine piece disco outfit, Proviant Audio, recently dropped their second album called “Drift Days & Disco Nights”.
“…BETTER than Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories”…brimming with poppy hooks, seductive strings, groovy basslines and a great camp aesthetic." – DJ Magazine
Mixmag listed “Got It All” and “TBG Life” as disco tune of the month, with a 9/10 rating. The single “Once I Thought” is now listed on NRK P3, and the song “How Does It Feel” was voted the 4th best Norwegian song of 2013 by Norwegian major daily VG.
His debut, ‘"Real Love Tastes Like This" announced Stubø’s arrival in 2011 in true style with it’s heady mix of house, disco, soul and hip-hop. The new material is more disco and demonstrates his continued development as one of the most new exciting talents around today, with his trademark choppy production and layered instrumentation. The new album is Stubø’s fourth full length album, including his two solo albums.
Stubø gained notoriety having won an “Artist of the Week” award on Norway’s national radio network, NRK P3 at the incredible age of 14! In 2010 the self same station had him nominated for ‘Artist of the Year’ and he built a solid reputation for his live performances backed by a full band of up to 12 members. Mathias Stubø/Proviant Audio has performed shows at all the major Norwegian music festivals and venues.
“Drift Days & Disco Nights” is out on Oslo Records (NO), Paper Recordings (UK), and Flake Records (JP).

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14797

Friday February 28, 2014 23:30 - Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00
Rockefeller

23:30

Seinabo Sey (SE)
Some find their voice early. Others have to look for it for a long time.
Seinabo Sey found her voice early. She found it in the music played in her home when she grew up in her father’s native Gambia and in Halmstad and Stockholm, Sweden. She found it in recordings by Lauryn Hill and Destiny’s Child when she started writing music as an adolescent. She found it while touring with Oskar Linnros and Maskinen and when meeting and collaborating with Stor and Linda Pira. And she found it when she met producer and songwriter Magnus Lidehäll (Mapei, Veronica Maggio, etc.).
“Younger”, Seinabo Seys first single in collaboration with Lidehäll, is an explosive pop song with an outstanding vocal performance and an incomparably sophisticated and modern production showcasing why Sweden is one of the leading countries in pop music in 2013.
But it is also a statement. In a time when fewer and fewer artists take the opportunity to convey clear messages through their music Seinabo Sey wants to speak to her listeners with big words. Her request? Go after your dreams! Grab the bull by the horns! Seize the day and do it now because you are not getting any younger!
""Younger" is about daring to be yourself," says Seinabo Sey. "About claiming what is rightfully yours. About not making yourself dumber than you are in order to achieve your dreams and to never forget that when it comes down to it those who try to suppress you are mere mortals just like you. Many of my favourite songs are songs that have boosted my self-esteem and given me strength and in a sense that’s what I try to achieve with my own music too. The lyrics to “Younger” are addressed to me as much as to the listener."
Whilst working on “Younger”, Seinabo Sey and Magnus Lidehäll took turns in sending words and music back and forth to each other before meeting up in the studio to record. When Lidehäll found fragments he liked, he left them untouched for the final mix. The chorus to “Younger” is such a fragment. The way it sounds in the finished version is exactly the way it sounded when Seinabo first recorded it on her cell phone at her kitchen table.
“Seinabo has a unique voice,” says Magnus Lidehäll. “Not just because of her vocal range, but also because of the character of her voice. You seldom hear someone who sings like she does on the radio. Not only has she got a truly unique voice, she is also totally believable when she sings. That’s a rare thing.”
An album is scheduled to be released in 2014. But to Seinabo Sey what is most important is to maintain her voice. “I take nothing for granted. But one thing is for sure. I will sing for the rest of my life. I do not care how it’s done. I will always do this no matter what happens. A voice that grabs hold of the listener and demands attention. You either have it or you do not. It is as simple as that.”

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14790

Friday February 28, 2014 23:30 - Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00
The WiMP Tent

00:00

Jenny Wilson (SE)
On November 6th 2013, Swedish artist and composer Jenny Wilson released her fourth solo LP “DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE!” on Sony Music.
“DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE!” is the powerful testimony of a woman whose career and personal life have experienced life-changing conflicts: between individual and society, between body and soul, and even within the body itself. In its poetic dedication to the potential of the individual, “DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE!” portrays Wilson’s lifelong creative urge to identify herself in a post-modern world with an ugly paradox at its heart: a world where the idea of the individual is prized above all else, but where the voice of the individual has to fight to be heard.
After leaving her riotous group project First Floor Power soon after collaborating with The Knife’s Karin Dreijer, Wilson released two solo LPs that explored her identity through a litany of styles. 2005’s “Love and Youth” saw her affinity with Tori Amos and Kate Bush pulled through a driving electro-pop sound, whilst 2009’s “Hardships!” re-imagined early 2000s US r’n’b with a characteristically Swedish, glacial edge. With her unfailing desire to create Wilson soon after began a collaboration with the Tensta Gospel Choir and accompanying band, but it was during this time that she discovered, at thirty-five years old and with two young children, that she now faced the ultimate fight. Cancer.
Throughout Wilson’s solo work the female body – as vessel, as canvas, as site of exploration – had been a source of strength. Now, it had become a battleground: “Cancer is like a heavy clump of clay. It’s something totally undesired. It’s ugly and useless in it’s heaviness, but you can’t just carry it around. You have to shape it into something.” And shape it she did. In the three years since her diagnosis, Wilson composed two theatrical scores, two sound-art installations, shot a film inspired by her own poetry, wrote and recorded her double album “BLAZING I & II” with material from her Tensta Gospel Choir collaboration. With the talent of long-time video director and friend Daniel Wirtberg to visualise her sound, together they created “DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE!” – works as feats of strength in the face of an uncertain future.
Now, with the all-clear from cancer, DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE! represents more than just struggle. It is a daring, passionate pop album that represents the possibilities beyond it. In Wilson’s own words, “I wanted to make a brave, explosive and fantastic album. I am very proud of it, I think I’ve never written lyrics with a sharper pen – ever.”
With its heartfelt lyrics and eclectic re-imagining of pop, electronica and r’n’b, DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE! is Wilson’s most intense body of work to date, figuring her as a unique figure within the vast landscape of modern pop.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14806

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00 - Wednesday January 29, 2014 00:30
Sentrum Scene

00:00

Angelica's Elegy
Angelica’s Elegy play beautiful pop songs delivered with an experimental, melodic yet lo-fi bent. Atmospheric pieces are filled with playful basslines, angelic harmonies, noisy synths, gentle piano chords and exigent percussion. A sound redolent of old cassette players, warm valve amps and customised retro keys.
The band are influenced 80s and 90s indie rock, with the odd bit of postrocky atmospherics and soul-funk orchestration thrown in to the mix. Pair that with a heartfelt appreciation for 60s aesthetics and inquisitiveness and the result is something quite appetising that is entirely unlike anything else in Norway just now.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14420

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Gamla

00:00

Carnival Kids
“I’ve never been as proud of anything in my life,” enthuses Carnival Kids vocalist Eric Molumby on the band’s debut singles “Fear Of Nothing” and “What To Do When Awake Within A Dream”, and it’s easy to understand why. Complex, visceral and compelling, these tracks strike a perfect balance between depth and accessibility, and mark the Anglo-Norwegian four-piece out as real ones to watch. And with early support from P3 radio in Norway and BBC Radio 1 and XFM in the UK, it seems others are catching on quick to this exciting new band.
“They truly captures what we’re about as a band,” explains guitarist/vocalist Jethro Fox, “heavy but eclectic, with a punk vibe. We’re inspired by bands like Botch and At The Drive-In, but also more melodic stuff like early Biffy Clyro – it’s a real melting pot, and our songs are pretty unique as a result.”
Unclassifiable though they may be, the band’s debut singles certainly pack a punch, something that the band are keen to follow up live. Selective in when and where they perform, 2013 has seen Carnival Kids play twice in London (supporting Gallows and Trash Talk), once in Norway at Slottsfjell Festival, and ending the year in November at Vans Warped Tour UK. “Our live shows can get pretty chaotic,” adds Jethro, “particularly when Eric’s involved. You never know what’s going to happen, but we maintain the tightness that you hear on record too.”
While half the band (Jethro and bassist/vocalist John Stark) are originally from the UK, there’s no doubt that their home is well and truly in Norway.“There’s such an amazing scene growing in Norway,” Jethro enthuses, “and it couldn’t be better for us. Bands like Kvelertak have paved the way, and our main goal is to carve out a serious fanbase in the same way.”
“We’re four brothers making music that we love,” Eric nods, “and no one else is doing quite what we are right now. This is absolutely real and raw, and who knows where it could take us.”
2013 has been a busy year for Carnival Kids:
- Signed to X Ray Touring before playing live in the UK.
- Signed two single deal with Killing Moon Records (UK).
- Supported Gallows in London April, supported Trash Talk in London July.
- Released two singles/videos that were both playlisted on Norway’s P3 radio and supported in the UK by BBC Radio 1, XFM, Amazing Radio, and more.
- Two live acoustic sessions on P3 Radio.
- Been endorsed by Biffy Clyro on P3 Radio.
- Featured in Rock Sound’s “Exposure” section.
- Debut Norwegian festival appearance at Slottsfjell.
- Appeared live at Vans Warped Tour UK in November.
In 2014 Carnival Kids will record their debut album.
For fans of: Rise Against, Refused, Billy Talent

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13369

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
The P3-annex

00:00

Frk. Fryd
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

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13380

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Mono

00:00

Panda DA Panda (SE)
Thibo Girardon – Panda da Panda – has attracted attention for everything from bear-painted-nude-dancers in the video of ’Titta när han dansar’ – to his dramatic stage performances. Last year on tour, he shocked his audiences when he stabbed one three centimeter deep hole in the side of his chest, with a machete. As part of the performance, the idea was to swing the wood-weapon between body and arm, but a miss in full force was close to puncturing one lung.
Why a electronic act as Panda DA Panda is accompanied by toy weapons, plants and various Native American attributes is explained creativity. Apart stage damages, the result is that he’s tattooing himself, making paintings, is a self-taught acrobat and make his own videos. And musically, he hard to pass for anything but an instrumental rainman.
- ”We have always had instruments at hand at home. Piano, drums, accordions and all kinds of wind instruments. Father played congas and music has always been close to our family. I’ve been practicing all my life and inherited my knowledge to draw from my father, but that’s because I sat and drew. The only way to learn is to try.”
- ”I create most of my music at home in my house in Svarte, my home village. I often sit and make hoards of music, sometimes five songs in a day. If I don’t capture the right emotion in the song – to hell with it. But then there will be another single from nowhere. I’ll write the text and the whole thing right away, and then it’s ready and recorded after a few hours.
The approach is similar to a jamming, and culminates into the playful electronic tones that streches between house, techno and dubstep. What really captivates the listener, is however the story of the song.
”You may fill in with other people’s emotions and their impression because it is difficult for anyone else to be like me. Then you’ll have to find more ways so everyone can grasp the meaning of the song. Dancing, laughing or crying to – as long as it provides feelings to the listener.
Those who are not convinced with your headphones, do it by watching his energetic and rich stage personality. And the attention surrounding Panda Da Panda’s live shows do not teach not decrease in the future. More props. More choreography.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13744

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
John Dee

00:00

The South (NO)
“When The South is on stage and lets loose – there is no doubt that there is hardly any better live band in Norway today. Such a tight, energetic, perfectly arranged and yet so liberating performance as theirs is hard to come by. As a live band, they are already too good for Little Norway.” www.musikkbloggen.no
The South’s third album, “The Further Inside You Go…”, was released on October 25th. Like its predecessor, this one is also produced by Motorpsycho’s Bent Sæther. The colorful musical influences of The South’s new album range from the Grateful Dead at one end, to the new king of Laurel Canyon, Jonathan Wilson, at the other.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14778

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

00:00

Young Dreams (NO)
Oscar Wilde famously said, “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
For Matias Tellez and the rest of the members in Young Dreams, dawn is already here. With the release of their first two singles and music video for “Young Dreams” on Tellé Records the 12-piece Norwegian collective now just has to wait for the rest of the world to catch up. Fusing Tropicália, psychedelic rock, classical, symphonic arrangements and traditional pop recalling the classic sounds of Brian Wilson and Phil Spector, Young Dreams both adheres to and upends the conventional definitions of pop music, creating a sound that’s at once refreshingly familiar and daringly unique.
In 2009, Tellez, already an established solo artist in his home country, began to think past the rock quartet he was fronting at the time. “I was tired of singing and wanted to do something else,” Tellez says. “I wanted to explore bigger sounds and more expansive compositions, but I couldn’t afford to rent studio space for that long. Now we own a studio and it felt natural to do something bigger and more symphonic. There are no limitations when you have nine people on stage.”
As word spread of Tellez’s new music, more and more singers and musicians asked to be part of the group, thus turning a standard band into a full-fledged collective. The group locked themselves in a basement to work on new material and emerged two weeks later with a handful of songs and their sanity and friendship intact.
Animal Collective will be the knee-jerk comparison – though Young Dreams has only heard a few of the band’s songs – but the band’s influences go deeper than those of their Brooklyn peers. “I’m a big fan of the harmonies and arrangements of the romantic period of classical music,” says Tellez. “I love composers like Edvard Grieg and Stravinsky. But I’m also heavily inspired by people like [lounge music pioneer] Martin Denny and [Argentine composer] Waldo de los Rios.”
In “Young Dreams,” vocalist Chris Holm sings, “We’re restless/That’s why we keep on moving/Not empty/Because of our young dreams.” The innate youthful urge to travel and leave home is palpable, but for Tellez and the rest of Young Dreams, this restlessness extends past geography into musicality. Young Dreams exist in their own world; one influenced by the past but always looking forward. A sovereign nation of 12 like-minded souls, restless, eager and always dreaming.
In 2013 they released their first full length album, “Between Places”.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14810

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

00:30

Hanne Kolstø (NO)
Hanne Kolstø maintains her frequency and releases her third solo album in three years. She also keeps the core of her music, the musical landscape in which everything is allowed: electronica, noise, acoustic guitar, loops, sounds of burning rubber and her father’s brass band in Sykkylven, Norway. This enchanting ugly-beautiful sound has made her a favourite with the critics, and also landed her a nomination for the Norwegian Grammy award in the “Best pop album in 2012” category.
“Stillness and Panic” was recorded with old marching band instruments and pianos in her childhood home and the chapel where she once started as a soloist in the children’s choir. The soundscape is bigger than on any other Kolstø record, but her voice and lyrics are indisputably at the core of her music.
This music was written after Kolstø moved to the west of Norway, to Sunnmøre, and took a few months off from her otherwise continuous touring during the past few years. The silence, and the reflections made on long, solitary hikes alone in the alps of Sunnmøre, western Norway, are apparent in deeply personal lyrics and in the album’s title.
Like the two previous albums, this one is produced by Øyvind Røsrud Gundersen.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14798

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
The WiMP Tent

00:30

Lemaitre (NO)
Lemaitre are Ulrik Denizou Lund and Ketil Jansen (both 22). Born and raised in Oslo, the duo met in junior high school. However, it wasn’t until they finished high school that the two boys decided to move into Ketil’s basement to make music together. With a shared love of both electronica and indie music, they immediately began honing the Lemaitre sound to perfection.
As most other autodidactic children of the internet generation, the duo knew intuitively that the world wide web was ther friend. And not the barren, money-grabbing wasteland many established forces in the music industry had you believe.
“We grew up using file-share sites such as Napster and Limewire, which our big brothers taught us how to use. We hardly owned any physical records. The music we downloaded was our record collection. When we got a little older, we noticed the first few bands who broke through using Myspace, something we found incredibly inspiring. So doing anything other than making our music as available and free right from the beginning was and is completely unthinkable,” says lead vocalist Ulrik.
Setting up their own label in 2010, Lemaitre made waves online with their second ever song, titled “The Friendly Sound”. But it didn’t happen in their native Norway. Instead they were playlisted on Lithuanian radio, and invited to play shows in both the US and Lithuania.
After a year of intensive touring and the release of their debut EP “The Friendly Sound”, Lemaitre dropped the first of three “Relativity” EPs in early 2012.
“We’re big fans of conceptual thinking, and we love the fact that our work has some sort of running theme. Both the music and the visual parts of it. Even though we’re now finishing up the “Relativity” era, we’d like to present our music in a similar manner again in the future,” reveals Ketil.
An integral part of this running thread of the Lemaitre universe is video artist and so-called “third member of the band”, Johannes Greve Muskat. Being the same age, he also met Ulrik and Ketil in high school, and has made all of the band’s music and promo videos thus far.
“It’s very important for us to underline that we’re a collective. It’s not like Johannes only helps us out when we need a music video and other visuals. When he makes short films or other creative video art projects, it’s sort of a given that Ketil and I make the music,” Ulrik explains.
Together the collective that is Lemaitre have slowly, but surely approached increasingly greater heights in the past three years. With “Relativity 2”, they topped the official electronica iTunes charts in the US/Canada and were in the top 5 in the same list in several major European countries. They also enjoyed great success with the third and final EP in the trilogy, with several of the tracks from all EPs being played on heavyweight radio stations all over Europe and Australia.
So, what’s the next step for Lemaitre? Their DIY approach to all aspects of their musical career have undoubtedly been a recipe for success thus far.
“Up until now, our career has been steadily climbing in the right direction. We’ve achieved most of what we set out to achieve so far. But it doesn’t make us self content in any way. On the contrary it makes us even more driven and ambitious,” says Ketil.
“We want to reach the top and be the biggest act within our genre of music. Harbouring ambition is fun. Without ambition, I don’t see the point in doing this,” Ulrik concludes.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14412

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Rockefeller

00:30

Sibille Attar (SE)
Sibille Attar was born in Swedish small town Örebro and left for Stockholm when she was 15. Since then she has lived in Glasgow and New York for a while but is now back in Stockholm.
Attar has been a part of the Swedish alternative music scene for the last ten years. She has been known under the name Little Red Corvette and been a member of bands like The Tourettes (2001-2008) and Speedmarket Avenue (2005-2009). In 2010 she became a member of the band [ingenting]. She has contributed on albums such as Let’s Get Out of This Country by Camera Obscura, Monty Python by Bear Quartet, and Chocolate and Seafood by David Lindh. Her first solo offering under her own name, the single “Alcoholics” was released on Universal Music ́s imprint Stranded Rekords in june 2012. Highly anticipated, it was well received and spent the whole summer on high rotation on public radio P3.
“Alcoholics” was followed by the release of the four song EP “The Flower’s Bed” in August 2012, in connection to her gig at the Way Out West festival in Gothenburg. The EP was nominated for the Swedish Grammys in the category “new artist of the year” and was very well received by the press. Pitchfork Magazine favorably reviewed both “Alcoholics” and the following single “The Day”.
The debut album Sleepyhead was released in Sweden on February 20th and met with stunning reviews. The album was preceded by the Björn Yttling produced single “Come Night” which became a radio-hit on P3 and college radio all through the spring of 2013.
Since the release of “the Flower’s Bed” EP, Sibille has been touring extensively including a support slot to Shout Out Louds during their Nordic tour.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13958

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Herr Nilsen

00:30

Tiger Bell (SE)
We are Tiger Bell. We are Lotta, Lisa, Canan and Lovisa.
Three of us come from the city of Luleå in northern Sweden but it was in Stockholm, in 2010 that we began to play together.
Tiger Bell stands with one foot in pop, one in punk and one in rock (which adds up to a lot of feet) and our music is characterized by the nagging and repeated girly choirs. With high energy, hard work and lots of fun we realized early on that we create music in the same way that cheerleader’s carry out their sport. Cheerleader-punk was born!
When we compose music we don’t complicate things but rather stick to three classic punk chords. A good song is a fast song. Our longest is 3 minutes and 3 seconds. The songs on the album deal with ordinary things. Friends, family, guys, anger, joy and Monday to Sunday stuff although we sometimes reflect on deeper things and sometimes just want to count down Australian train stations.
The album was produced by us, Frans Hägglund (Millencolin, The Hellacopters, Logh) and Per Nordmark (Randy, Fireside, Last Days Of April). “Don’t Wanna Hear About Your Band” is more than a track and an album title, it’s a statement. Other musicians (mostly male) often come up to us after shows telling us how great we were and then tell that they also have a band rather than stick to the great show we just did. As if we would care. This is not political it’s just a fact, “Don’t Wanna Hear About Your Band”!
See you on tour!
- Tiger Bell
We are proud to announce that Tiger Bell and their debut album, “Don’t Wanna Hear About Your Band”, are nominated in the category “Best rock/metal” at the 2014 P3 Gold award show hosted by Swedish public radio channel P3 (similar to BBC1).
Tiger Bell has since releasing the album been on tour throughout Europe and will continue to tour in 2014 playing amongst other the Eurosonic and by:larm festivals.
The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg on the 18th of January 2014.
Previous winners in the category “Best rock/metal” includes: In Flames, Opeth, Meshuggah, Cult of Luna and Graveyard
Words from the press:
“Combined with cheery power chords and repetitive choruses, they are high energy and not a force to mess with.” – Indecent Xposure
”…no feminist political messages, just pure, ass-kicking sass.” – Consequence of Sound
“hard-driving, head-banging, paint-peeling jams.” – BlackBook Magazine
“it’s nice to hear this kind of aggression.” – Alan Cross
“…head-bashing garage punk that makes you want to drop the top on the Jeep and crank up the volume to 11.” – Monday Magazine
“In the spirit of garage-punks like The Hives and Millencolin, Swedish gal punks Tiger Bell are throwing down the jams” – Spinner

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14796

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Revolver

00:30

Zhala (SE)
The sound of Zhala, pronounced [ʒɑ:lɑ:], recollect the shimmery times when Pop Music was bloody serious and there were no barriers between fine arts and popular culture.
Her first single “Slippin Around” is a bitter sweet hymn of atmospheric sound weaves, theatrical choirs, broken Electronica, rugged Lo-Fi drums and above all, the stunningly clear pop tone of Zhala’s voice.
With Stockholm as the physical base, but with the mindset of a modern day Transnational, Zhala’s music is futuristic, Cosmic Pop mixed up with Witchcraft Indie – for the ones who grew up with a little bit of everything, whether it was Rave, Bollywood or RnB.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13407

Saturday March 1, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Stratos

01:00

CEO - DJ SET (SE)
If this don’t make you hate me and love yourself, then hate us both, then love me and hate yourself and then the other way around and then the other way again and again until your head spins so much you feel like hopping between neon glowing islands on a quad bike while being attacked by whirlwinds of shurikens too sharp to even hurt you mixed with flying kisses from fairy cheerleaders and all of sudden you hear the sound of laser you know and everything is white for like two seconds with a black and purple strobe in it and then you wake up in a cottage in a sweet bright daze until you start thinking and then all your past crushes and other phantoms slides up from everywhere singing their siren songs and your whole life flashes before not only your eyes but your whole being until you just can’t take it anymore and everything around you disintegrates and you find yourself in a void, on that quad bike again, just ridin’, feeling everything at once, without resistance, you’re doing something wrong
stop doing that or die trying. CEO is you and you are me and I am CEO aka White Panther aka Ultra Messiah aka Mr. Yeah aka Eric aka Life aka You in eternity.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14815

Saturday March 1, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

01:00

Erlend Øye & Hjálmar
Erlend Øye, known from bands like Kings Of Convenience and The Whitest Boy Alive, has teamed up with Iceland’s Hjálmar.
The brand new project, simply called Erlend Øye & Hjálmar, is a genre-pushing collaboration between the Norwegian indie artist and the Icelandic reggae legends. Hjálmar has previously played at Norwegian festivals Træna and Vinjerock.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14812

Saturday March 1, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
Gamla

01:00

Oskar Linnros (SE)
In the spring of 2013, Oskar Linnros released the follow-up album to his successful debut “Vilja Bli”. Since then the new album “Klappar och slag” has regularly been near the top of the Swedish streaming and album charts. After the first platinum single “Hur dom än” came “Från balkongen”, which was played frequently on Swedish National Radio during the summer.
Oskar Linnros has an impressive list of merits. He started out in the duo Snook, and the successes have kept on coming ever since. He was a founding member of the acclaimed electro-group Maskinen, and has also written and produced hits for Veronica Maggio, Timbuktu, Petter, and Fibes, Oh Fibes! In June 2010 he released his acclaimed debut solo album “Vilja bli”, which sold platinum. A sold-out summer and autumn tour followed, and “Från och med du” was the most played song on the radio station P3 in 2010.
His summer tour got a 4 out of 5 review from Göteborgs-Posten, who described it as “stylish, tight and extremely well-rehearsed, with a force and a flow that feels outright international”.
Follow #linnroslive for concert information, pictures and videos!

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14783

Saturday March 1, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
Sentrum Scene

01:00

Sin Cos Tan (FI)
“The group’s foundations lie in the best traditions of classic synth pop. From their self-titled debut album in 2012 onwards, Juho Paalosmaa and Jori Hulkkonen have established a classic partnership within the duo-format and songwriting. With two critically acclaimed albums already out and third on the way, by:Larm meets Sin Cos Tan at the peak of their creative powers. No shortage of drama, intensity nor sheer pop perfection – this duo delivers. Tenfold.”

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14787

Saturday March 1, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
John Dee

01:00

The Wolves (NO)
The Wolves is an hardcore punk rock band from Tromsø, Norway. The band was formed back in 2010 when the boys were only 14. years old. The band started off as a school cover band, playing old punk music, but quickly decided to evolve and create their own music. The Wolves played their first festival in 2011 during the Bukstafestival in their hometown. The band quickly got the “feel” for music and started working on their debut EP. The EP “Straight outta Krooklyn” was recorded in January 2012 in Kysten Studio by Ariel Joshua Sivertsen and Carl Christian Lein Strømer.
Early 2013 the band participated in a rock and roll contest called Rock against drugs (RMR). After getting second placement of five the year before, they won the contest in 2013 and ranked up as first place. During the summer of 2013 the band visited both the Slottsfjell festival in Tønsberg and the Øya festival in Oslo. In august the band released their first single “Another day Another recreation”. The single was published on EMI and is to be found of Spotify, Wimp, Itunes etc. At the end of the summer the band played an concert that was sold out with the band Kvelertak.
All the members of the band have now turned 17. and has published a 4. track EP and a single. The EP was fast recognized by the Norwegian radio station “NRK P3”. The track “Let’s Skate This Town” quickly got popular and the song was B-listed on the radio station spring 2013. After being played on the radio everyday for a couple of months, the song was taken of the list, but is still often being played along with “Another day Another recreation” and “Straight outta Krooklyn” with the radio show P3 Urørt which is aired every wednesday. The band is also recommended by Metal Hammer as one of the bands to look out for in 2014.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14813

Saturday March 1, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
The P3-annex

01:30

Beastmilk
“Elements of a gloomier Joy Division, an angrier Echo & The Bunnymen, a medicated Killing Joke and even a lush layering of Peter Murphy”
With what Metal.de calls “bissel Schmutz,” Beastmilk were born of a Nuclear winter in Helsinki Finland in 2010. These void-mothers kick out an irradiated dust of what they appropriately dub “apocalyptic post-punk.”
Their debut demo “White Stains On Black Tape” sold out pretty fast and earned the attention of Darkthrone’s Fenriz, who made it one of his favorites of 2010.
Metal Hammer Germany wrote that “Beastmilk sounds like the secret recording from a psychedelic mass, located stylistically between Roky Erickson, early Misfits and The Devil’s Blood.”
They quickly gained the recognition of Finnish label Svart Records and inked a deal to repress the demo on wax along with their next release, both on 7" vinyl.
“wicked . . .trippy . .dreamy . . .and pretty fucking epic” said rocknreelreviews about their follow-up 7" “Use Your Deluge,” and avantgarde-metal.com called it “downer death-rock, heavily indebted to the ilks of early CHRISTIAN DEATH and similar noctambulant cobweb-mongers.”
The band played their first show with local old-school legends, and noted band influences, Nolla Nolla Nolla & Radiopuhelimet, following up with plenty of live shows both in Finland and abroad with an exclusive show at the Metal Magick festival in Denmark. In June 2013 they flew out to Boston, USA, to record at GodCity Studio with the legendary Kurt Ballou (Converge), who produced their debut full-length album. The album, entitled “Climax,” was released to critical acclaim in November 2013 on LP, CD and digital, in the EU by Svart Records and in North America by Magic Bullet Records.
Fall in with the fallout and get down with Beastmilk!

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14816

Saturday March 1, 2014 01:30 - 02:00
The WiMP Tent

01:30

Man Tear (SE)
Due to unfashionably harsh and unforgiving family values, Swedish cousins Johan Fredrik Jonason and Axel Aron Boman kept their music project Man Tear a secret during most of their youth. Raised with chamber music the boys felt awkward fumbling for a different musical identity. Puberty was spent hiding, bonding, escaping grand parents’ unrealistic expectations, and other even greater burdens. A boys’ choir dropout, Jonason’s tool of expression was his voice. Boman’s emerging fascination for electronics made him experiment with computers and the sounds they could produce. Basement sessions would most often result in tears and angst-ridden chorus shouting.
Fifteen years later, the forgotten project was rediscovered in a chest of drawers. Now mature artists, Jonason and Boman were caught off guard. The beauty and grave sincerity of their early works stabbed like knife in heart. Man Tear was immediately reactivated.
Boman’s friend Petter Nordkvist was approached and asked to structure the emotional turmoil. A cottage in the wild was hired, in which synthesizers were installed. Tears once again poured down rose male cheeks.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13411

Saturday March 1, 2014 01:30 - 02:00
Stratos

02:00

Shy for Shore
“A convincing show at Slottsfjell leaves no doubt at all, the Autumn’s first Urørt band of the week has got to be Shy for Shore.” – NRK P3 Urørt
Shy for Shore is a dream pop / synth pop duo from Oslo and London, based in Amsterdam.
“We love most 80s bands, because we love the aesthetic, the synths and the plastic sounds. We’re inspired by artists like Depeche Mode, Madonna, Chairlift, Twin Shadow, College, Beach House and Purity Ring. It’s fantastic for us to be the first band to be named Ukas Urørt (Norwegian equivalent to BBC Introducing) after the Summer break and our show at Slottsfjell (our first in Norway in fact). We’ve played a lot in London, where we originally started, as well as a festival in Amsterdam last Spring. After we released our last EP, Amazing Radio picked up on us in the UK where we did a little interview and were also names New Band of the Week.”
The band released their latest single and EP “Teenage Pains” in mid November on the Brilliance label.
“Their intoxicating brand of dreamy synth pop is surely going to attract attention for the young duo.” – Crack In The Road
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/20854-introducing-shy-for-shore/
“A shivery piece of 1980s electro pop, think the Drive soundtrack with a few more dance floor aspirations, and you’ll have Shy For Shore’s sound nailed.” – Under The Radar,
http://www.undertheradarmag.com/media/then_the_heartbreak_mp3_stream/
“If you’re searching for something new, a bit of synth, some electro beats and lovely vocals; then look no further.” – Drunken Werewolf
http://www.drunkenwerewolf.com/blog/introducing-shy-for-shore/#comments
“I’M OBSESSED with it and Shy For Shore.” – Dani Yourself Clean
http://daniyrselfclean.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/shy-for-shoresometimes-its-a-heartbreak-not-to-introduce-yourself-ep/

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13843

Saturday March 1, 2014 02:00 - 02:30
The P3-annex

02:30

Coucheron (NO)
19 year old Coucheron has long been tipped as an future EDM superstar. At the tender age of 17, Coucheron had already released two massive tracks on Atlantic Records (BigBeat), and by the following year he had been chosen amongst thousand of entries by Usher himself as the grand prize winner in the worldwide remix competition of his track “Climax”.
Coucheron celebrated his high school graduation last summer by playing a showcase for key players of the international industry. He is now in the process of relocating to Los Angeles where he will finalise the debut EP for Atlantic, something that will give him the opportunity to work with some of the worlds biggest stars.
“Coucheron is a unique talent who can express himself across multiple genres… A future pioneer of electronic music scene.” – Mike Caren, president of A&R for all of Warner Music Group’s labels

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14807

Saturday March 1, 2014 02:30 - 03:00
The WiMP Tent
 
Saturday, March 1
 

18:00

The Quietus presents Saturday at Mono
The Saturday program at Mono is presented by Excellent online mag The Quietus
http://thequietus.com

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14835

Saturday March 1, 2014 18:00 - 18:01
Mono

18:00

Sumie (SE)
Call it humility, or call it shyness if you want. In any case, Sumie Nagano has always been wary of sharing their art with the world.
With her guitar and her voice as her only tools she started to record her self-composed material in her own home only a few years ago. This was of course a big step for Sumie, but an even greater one was making the songs available online (to the delight of her listeners).
Today, Sumie is still wary of letting us witness her creations. Those not fortunate enough to see any of her exclusive performances this fall, will have to wait until December 2013. That’s when the record label Bella Union will be releasing her self-titled debut album; an album recorded in Berlin with the help of producer Dustin O’Halloran and pianist/composer Nils Frahm.
Until further notice, you are welcome to listen to Sumies exquisite Let’s Get Lost, produced by Henryk Lipp, via Spotify or Sumie’s website www.sumienagano.com

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13631

Saturday March 1, 2014 18:00 - 18:30
Mono

20:00

Pixel
Following up on its acclaimed 2012 debut “Reminder (Cuneiform)”, which established the quartet as a bold new voice on the international jazz scene, the young Oslo-based band delivers a stellar second album that makes a mighty big musical statement.
Led by double bassist, vocalist, and songwriter Ellen Andrea Wang, she recently recieved the 2013 TONO prize, category “Årets Utfordrer” (Innovator), for the song “Call Me” from Pixel debut album. Wang together with Jonas Kilmork Vemøy (trumpet), Harald Lassen (sax) and Jon Audun Baar (drums) further refines its fervently creative vision with “We Are All Small Pixels”, a genre-smashing manifesto that translates ancient spiritual insight into the digital age.
Using all acoustic instruments and the line-up of the classic, piano-less, “modern jazz” quartet plus vocals, Pixel combine the sounds of modern jazz with the energy and attitude of rock musicians performing catchy, indie-pop songs.
This is definitely jazz, but it’s jazz that rock and pop audiences can relate to. There are other jazz bands who do “cross-over” music, but whenever they do, they pick up electric instruments, drum machines, synthesizers, etc. No other group is doing it all acoustically with a traditional jazz line up, which makes Pixel’s “jazz-into-pop” music unique and impressive.
Pixel won the UK Music Video Awards 2013 “Best International Dance Video” for “Call Me”.
Together in Pixel, these 4 talented musicians form one of the fastest rising and most innovative ensembles in Scandinavia’s flourishing jazz scene. Performing at Scandinavia’s jazz festivals and clubs before ever-increasing numbers of fans, recording albums that garner international critical acclaim, winning numerous awards, the young Pixels are poised to take the international jazz stage by storm.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13992

Saturday March 1, 2014 20:00 - 20:30
The P3-annex

20:00

Tremoro Tarantura (NO)
Tremoro Tarantura is the band that was booked to Roskilde Festival in 2013 without ever having done a single gig before. British The Quietus called their last concerts mind-numbingly good, while Bad Sounds Magazine called them a fresh breath of air on the Norwegian scene. This, as well as a performance at the Øya festival, is what the Oslo based band can add to their CV from this summer alone.
With their mix of screeching guitars, primal beats and distorted synths, the quintet presents a unique alternative to more or less everything else you’ll find at European festivals now a day. After three years of recording in haunted houses, churches and hospitals, guests from bands like Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O, Årabrot and Deathcrush, as well as airtime on both Norwegian and international radio stations, the madness is finally ready to come out of the shadows and into the light.
“After watching them live… After submitting to them live… After immersing yourself in them live… You can only really observe that they’re fucking stupendous.” thequietus.com
“This is heavy, slow, poisonous rock.” dr.dk
“A magical journey into the noise rock universe.” blackmoon.no"
“Eminent commitment and energy level.” undertoner.dk
“Shaking of the senses.” peel-apart.com
“An explosion of noise rock.” wondersmakejoy.dk
“Tremoro Tarantura proceed to melt everyones faces over a loud and intense 4-5 song set filled with energy built around guitar riffs sounding like angry swarming bees.” badsoundsmagazine.com
Listen to Tremoro Tarantura on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=4651343

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14786

Saturday March 1, 2014 20:00 - 20:30
Mono

20:00

Nordic Music Prize - First Aid Kit (SE)
Bittersweet is the word the Söderberg sisters prefer. “We like bittersweet songs, songs that affect you differently depending on how you interpret them,” says Klara, the younger of the Swedish siblings that make up First Aid Kit. “Making the melodies and lyrics head in different directions is very deliberate,” adds big sister Johanna. “A song like “Emmylou” sounds cheerful, but the lyrics are the saddest thing you ever heard.”
First Aid Kit’s first US-recorded album, “The Lion’s Roar”, juxtaposes sadness and beauty in the best traditions of folk and country music. They even cite the Louvin Brothers’ cheerfully brutal version of the old murder ballad “Knoxville Girl” as the perfect example of the sweet and sour they adore. And this new carefully constructed collection deftly succeeds in setting references to their hometown of Stockholm and long, dark Scandinavian winters against a backdrop of country-rock swing.
Initially signed in 2008 by The Knife-owned label Rabid Records (they are now signed to Wichita), First Aid Kit have gone from faraway teenage fans covering Fleet Foxes for fun to recording a Blue Series 7-Inch single of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Universal Soldier” with Jack White at his request in his Nashville, TN Third Man Studios. “I think of it now as like a dream, too good to be true,” says Johanna of the session, happily and hurriedly squeezed into last autumn’s tour schedule. Where 2010’s debut “The Big Black and the Blue” was starkly intimate, “The Lion’s Roar”, recorded in Omaha by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, millions more), is a full band record. The girls’ father Benkt takes the bass, Mattias Bergqvist drums, while Mogis and Nate Walcott of Bright Eyes, and a cast of Omaha-based musicians round out the sound. From the dynamic title track onwards, the album is a rich and stirring affair that expands upon the keen and sophisticated country-tinged pop of their debut.
“We’d never worked with a producer before,” says Johanna. “Yet we never disagreed with Mike about anything.” The resulting record is serious fun, yet First Aid Kit are only starting. “We want to work in music forever. Our voices and songs could work in many genres,” says Johanna, “We don’t know how we’ll sound in ten years time.” But which do they prefer singing, sad or happy songs? They roar with laughter. “We only sing sad songs.” There will never be a shortage of those, and in First Aid Kit’s hands, they will always sound nothing short of glorious.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14789

Saturday March 1, 2014 20:00 - 21:00
Sentrum Scene

20:30

Dråpe
Inspired by Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, this Oslo based band creates a wonderful diversity between walls of sound and melodies inspired by spring. Norwegians know how to do shoegaze just right – roaring, dreamy guitar noise with yearning angelic vocals hovering on top.
After releasing an EP in 2011, Dråpe quickly became labeled as one of Scandinavias finest and most exciting new acts. Playing more than 100 shows after their first release, the band took their time to record their debut album “Canicular Days”. An album with a feel of Tame Impala merging with My Bloody Valentine during the nicest days of summer.
Their mind-blowing live shows lifts you off the ground and in to their shoegazing world. The lead singer’s distinct voice carries the tunes trough both pop-friendly choruses and longer post-rock parts. It’s a true “must see” band and the record should be in your collection.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13358

Saturday March 1, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
Revolver

20:30

Little Children (SE)
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.
Listen to Little Children’s music on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=3718130

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14784

Saturday March 1, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
The WiMP Tent

20:30

Marius Beck (NO)
Although a newcomer, Marius Beck has already proven himself a convincing songwriter with a surefire instinct for a unique sound. An experienced live-performer, and musically in the sonic landscape somewhere between Jeff Buckley and early Coldplay, Marius’ hypnotic voice is a natural focal point, and an effective emotional tool for songs that grows on the listener with each play.
Magne Furuholmen about Marius Beck:
“There is no guarantee that new artists who emerge through talent competitions deserves a place in the music industry – but there is no longer a guarantee of the opposite.
My ambition to participate in the first season of the program The Voice was simply a hope
to meet young talents I could work with after the TV-lights were turned off,
something Martin Halla’s platinum-selling “Winter Days” was the first example of.
Marius Beck is definitely such a talent.
Marius writes lyrics and melodies with character in the singer-songwriter tradition, and has over the past year recorded the material for his debut EP “Majors & Minors” in London, produced by Martin Terefe and myself.
We hope you will enjoy this new exiting artist as much as we do."

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14829

Saturday March 1, 2014 20:30 - 21:00
Herr Nilsen

21:00

Drippin (NO)
Drippin’s productions takes their cues from regional styles, moving from Southern rap to Jersey club and onwards to dancehall. His sounds evoke a kind of emotional gun violence in intense eight-bar moments. Like a vivid cut scene from a video game, a 3D rendition of a tropical rainforest in the middle of post-war Berlin. It only lasts so long before it’s thrown back to a viscous drip of masculine and feminine moments, combat boots and stilettos stumbling through city streets. Vocal samples shouting helplessly under a barrage of artillery fire, barely audible except when the beat reloads – only able to speak half-spoken words like enochian incantations. It’s a sound born out of the rainy surroundings of Bergen, Norway, the codeine-tinted sounds of southern rap and the unpredictability of the internet.
He’s produced tracks for well regarded underground rappers like Le1f (“Coins” and “Pocahontas”), and the Norwegian rap act Yoguttene, who he also DJs for at their live shows. In 2013 he also produced and co-produced two tracks on Lars Vaulars “1001 Hjem”, “Koking” and “Den første var den siste”.
His music has received support from acts like Nguzunguzu, Fatima Al Qadiri, Dubbel Dutch, Bok Bok, Slimzee and many more. This international acclaim has led to shows outside Norway and an upcoming EP at the New York-based label Lit City Trax.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14821

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

21:00

KLISH
After a bunch of mixtapes, features and overall presence in what feels like ages, the Oslo based Tromsø rapper KLISH released his debut album “Bestandig” in June 2013 – on the small indie label Siste Steg.
The album, led by the singles Fyring Fighting F **king, Seveneleven and Jenter med Tatoveringer (“Girls with Tattoos”), gives us a dark introduction to dead end jobs, dissatisfaction, rebellion and mortal consumption.
Sometimes gloomy, but also with touches of playful ignorance and an extreme/-ly pleasant self-importance attached to most topics. The album sounds un-Norwegian too, moving in its own variant of the Southern landscape: heavy bass, slow tempo, and lots of chopped and screwed vocal.
KLISH has the past year played a series of concerts across Norway with RSP and Mats Dawg, he has played at Øyanatt, and has done ​​support for Waka Flocka Flame.
Recently KLISH appeared on Tommy Tee’s “Hopp i Havet RMX”. KLISH will be releasing the new mixtape “Apokalyps Dude” in January, and the album “Bestandig” will be released on vinyl the same month.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14361

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
John Dee

21:00

Sea Change (NO)
Named after the Beck album and a wish for change, the one woman band based in Berlin makes Sea Change her unique pop-project. Born with a fascination for noise and improvisational music, small acoustic instruments and synth pop.
The single Bursting was recently released and the album is expected in 2014.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13633

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Mono

21:00

side effects (SE)
“A Walk In The Space Between Us”
The young psychedelic rock band side effects release their debut album “A Walk in the Space Between Us” on October 30th. The singles “Riverbank” and “The Space Between Us” have created excitement within the rock community and gaining the band fans with their peers.
The Stockholm natives formed the band in high school 2009 and have already acted as support for bands like The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Jake Bugg and Glasvegas. The album is produced by Soundtrack of Our Lives member Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm (The Hives, Whitest Boy Alive, José Gonzales,This is Head etc) and mixed by Michael Ilbert (Robyn, Pink, Cardigans, The Hives, Taylor Swift etc).
Among their influences the band mention Tame Impala, Dungen and T.S.O.O.L. Listening to their music you can also hear similarities to Air, Doves and the Brian Jonestown Massacre.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14781

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

21:00

Vilde Tuv (NO)
By playing more or less secret gigs on street corners and in small cafés and viva voce Vilde Tuv has built a dedicated fan base of enthusiasts spreading the word about “the next big thing from Bergen”. She is a one-woman-band with her bass drum and guitar, spreading her gospel about gravity, zest for life and mortality with a heartfelt intensity. Her first release “Mine Armer/Cellevevet” is expected on House of Tellé sublabel Opplett this fall.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13406

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:00 - 21:30
The P3-annex

21:00

Aurora Aksnes
Aurora Aksnes is a 17 year old girl from Bergen, Norway. She has been playing the piano since she was 6 years old, and is entirely self taught. As you might expect, she’s never payed particular attention to music theory and had already begun to write songs at the tender age of 10. Aurora performed for the first time when she was 13, and struggled somewhat with stage fright. However, with practice and the passage of time, this has subsided and she now loves performing more than anything else in the world. 
Growing up in a musical home, Aurora listened to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Johnny Cash. She loved the stories these artists told through their music, and thereafter vowed to only write stories of real significance. Aurora does not want to write songs with the quintessential beginning, middle, and predictably happy ending. She strives to write music that can inspire people, through idiosyncratic tales of struggle, love, and all that lies in between. 
When Aurora isn’t writing and performing, she enjoys the culinary arts and literature. At a young age, Aurora derived inspiration from the books she had read to write her own stories. She would later go on to write music to those stories, and this transcends her lyrics from ordinary song writing to a higher plane of imaginative and creative compositions.
Aurora has recently been working on new recordings in the studio; every time she lays down a new track she feels ever closer to the dreams she had for her career at the young age of 10. Aurora desperately wants to share her stories with the world, and is determined to one day be a professional musician equipped to do so.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14124

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:00 - 21:31
Gamla

21:00

Serena Maneesh Somnambulism
Serena-Maneesh – Commissioned work for the Arne Nordheim exhibition
For their large Arne Nordheim exhibition, HOK has invited Emil Nikolaisen to make a commissioned work. World premiere with Serena-Maneesh.
Serena-Maneesh has since 1999 been through numerous incarnations, but the project has become synonymous with the composer, singer, musician and producer Emil Nikolaisen. After a few releases, Serena-Maneesh has been established as a big name internationally. Nikolaisen spent four years on the album Abyss in B-Minor who came in 2010, and received excellent reception everywhere. The year before, Serena-Maneesh participated in HOK’s “To Be Heard Is To Be Seen” exhibition and concert series, with a now legendary concert at the Art Center’s outdoor stage, where the band took the concept literally and played behind a three meter high wall of amplifiers. HOK gave Emil Nikolaisen the commission to create a new work in Arne Nordheim’s spirit. Nikolaisen himself was enthusiastic about this, and writes about a something special meeting he had with Nordheim while working as an usher in a church:
Nordberg Church, 2005: Head and hands down a wash bucket. Completely disconnected from the patchbay, bitter coffee and stale air. In exile to give the heart some air, getting my growing apathy to life. Some sneaking into the church door, outside the washing assistant´s viewpoint. The person is obviously the wrong address, the wrong church. I explain dazed directions, slightly, from the hereafter. Register a gentle voice and a friendly ‘thank you’. . A beam of light reveals a weathered face on the way to the door and I’m going to exclaim .. “Arne Nordheim!” But I let it be. I’m just the cleaning lady. The Mexican. Subclass. The rat. Nordheim himself would probably think it was nice to have a chat. Now I´ve finally met him. Rats, Mash people, storm, tape players, oscillators.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14831

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:00 - 22:00
Stratos

21:30

Kaja Gunnufsen
Kaja Gunnufsen is a 25 year old singer songwriter based in Oslo, Norway. Her music is marked by a childhood listening through her father’s old record collection, and artists such as Neil Young have had a strong incluence on her musical expression. (She even has a ”Rust Never Sleeps” tattoo on the inside of her wrist).
Her music features delicate Norwegian lyrics reflecting the thoughts of an ostensibly lonely young girl whose stories are wrapped in dreamy piano and soft guitar soundscapes. Kaja manages to capture her audience not only with her innocent characteristic voice and fine melodies, but also through her presence and charm on stage together with her five piece band.
She recorded her first EP during the summer of 2012 (which was released shortly afterwards). The song, ”Hei Sveis”, was recommended by the music streaming service WiMP and became a hit with her generation in Oslo.
2013 began with the signing of a management deal with Brilliance, the release of the beautiful single ”Au”, followed by being chosen as ”Ukas Urørt” by the radio channel P3. After having delivered some impressive off-venue by:Larm shows in 2013, Kaja was booked for two of the biggest festivals in Norway, Slottsfjell and the Øya festival. At the same time her second single, ”Desp”, was listed on P3. This song is now nominated for ”Song Of The year” by the music magazine, Gaffa.
Kaja gives the Norwegian folkpop-genre a new and exciting face (with her different tales from her own and some of her acquaintances’ life in the Norwegian capital). Her music has been given attention outside the boarder with both JaJaJa and Nordic by Nature backing her great talents.
She is currently in studio finishing her debut album together with producer Kenneth Ishak (Heyerdahl). The album is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2014.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14795

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Herr Nilsen

21:30

Línt
Línt are the youngest and perhaps most promising act yet from respected Bergen stable Klangkollektivet. They play experimental emotive post/noise-rock full of long guitar refrains, stark contrasts and dreamy melodies, they are meticulous compositions that form a powerful soundscape.
The band have quickly established themselves as hot property in their native Bergen and have of late sold out every show they’ve played. In May 2013, they released their debut EP on the aforementioned Klangkollektivet imprint, with a release show at Landmark. Of the show BT (regional broadsheet) noted that they were very much in the “one to watch” category. The EP was recorded by Greener Productions who have worked with the likes of Angelica’s Elegy, Dråpe and Highasakite, amongst others. The EP was subsequently hailed by Oslo hipster free-sheet Natt&Dag as Release of the Month in June.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14485

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Revolver

21:30

Oskar Linnros (SE)
In the spring of 2013, Oskar Linnros released the follow-up album to his successful debut “Vilja Bli”. Since then the new album “Klappar och slag” has regularly been near the top of the Swedish streaming and album charts. After the first platinum single “Hur dom än” came “Från balkongen”, which was played frequently on Swedish National Radio during the summer.
Oskar Linnros has an impressive list of merits. He started out in the duo Snook, and the successes have kept on coming ever since. He was a founding member of the acclaimed electro-group Maskinen, and has also written and produced hits for Veronica Maggio, Timbuktu, Petter, and Fibes, Oh Fibes! In June 2010 he released his acclaimed debut solo album “Vilja bli”, which sold platinum. A sold-out summer and autumn tour followed, and “Från och med du” was the most played song on the radio station P3 in 2010.
His summer tour got a 4 out of 5 review from Göteborgs-Posten, who described it as “stylish, tight and extremely well-rehearsed, with a force and a flow that feels outright international”.
Follow #linnroslive for concert information, pictures and videos!

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14783

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
The WiMP Tent

21:30

Zhala (SE)
The sound of Zhala, pronounced [ʒɑ:lɑ:], recollect the shimmery times when Pop Music was bloody serious and there were no barriers between fine arts and popular culture.
Her first single “Slippin Around” is a bitter sweet hymn of atmospheric sound weaves, theatrical choirs, broken Electronica, rugged Lo-Fi drums and above all, the stunningly clear pop tone of Zhala’s voice.
With Stockholm as the physical base, but with the mindset of a modern day Transnational, Zhala’s music is futuristic, Cosmic Pop mixed up with Witchcraft Indie – for the ones who grew up with a little bit of everything, whether it was Rave, Bollywood or RnB.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13407

Saturday March 1, 2014 21:30 - 22:00
Rockefeller

22:00

Ine Hoem
After many years with playing in various bands, receiving Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) nominations and a variety of awards both at home and abroad, Ine Hoem is ready to make her debut as a solo artist. With snappy tunes and a wide musical palette, in particular electronica and post modern pop, Ine Hoem is making headway in a whole new direction. The first fruits of her labors have already seen the light of day in the form of “Get It Off” and the recently released “When We Collide”, both of which made the C-list at radio channel P3. This past Summer she has played Klubb:Øya, Vinjerock, Norwegian Wood and Volumfestivalen. On the 11th of October she released an EP entitled “The Island” on Impeller Recordings and subsequently embarked on a nationwide tour. In 2014 she will begin work on recording the album with her next single already slated for February.
“Her unmistakable, velvety voice is always pitch perfect and she possesses a certain charm that is more reclusive than self-conscious. Her music is poppy but with a little twist here and there, and it is these details that prevent it from being too mainstream.” – Adressa
“Ine Hoem’s safe, but far from traditional voice may well elevate her to heavenly status in the Norwegian electronic pop world.” – NRK P3
“Solid songs and fantastic phrasing. Excited to hear what else she has up her sleeve.” – Brian Johnston, Atlantic/APG

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14413

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:00 - 22:00
Sentrum Scene

22:00

Arshad Maimouni
Arshad Maimouni is a fairly new face in the Norwegian music scene, a 19 year old with an extraordinary voice who has been met with great expectations.
This young man from Oslo has previously collaborated with childhood friend Kaveh, as the eponymous rap duo Arshad & Kaveh, before discovering his true calling in the world of soulful R&B. His debut single, “Definere Meg”, was playlisted on Radio NRK P3 for a respectable 11 weeks, and is now available on all major digital platforms.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13858

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Gamla

22:00

Baby In Vain (DK)
Being but 17-20 years of age, the three girls have impressively fast found their own place in a genre most often dominated by middleaged men.
They play an updated 2013 version of 90′ies stoner rock and grunge, with heavy guitar riffs and screeching vocals, but still draws in references from sludge and heavy metal.
It is filthy rock with dirty guitar riffs, complex and detailrich compositions, earcatching hooks, and screetching callback vocals.
The Danish and international reviewers are already convinced with 5 and 6 star reviews and recommendations from Mojo Magazine’s Kieron Tyler and Intro Magazine. Having supported San Francisco cool Ty Segall and guitar icon Thurston Moore and his band Chelsea Light Moving, as well as having toured the Scandinavian summer festivals extensively, the girls continue to win new fans and impress with their raw, cool calmness and eagerness to prove themselves.
Baby In Vain currently release their songs through their own imprint Crab Salad Recording Company. In the summer/autumn 2013 they’ve released a 7″ series of three, featuring two songs on each 7″.
Listen to Baby In Vain on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=4748795

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14377

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Mono

22:00

Copia Doble Systema
The Norwegian DJ and musician Copyflex started Copia Doble Systema in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009, heavily taken by the digital Cumbia that fused electronic music and local beats of the Americas. By slowing down techno and adding Cumbia beats, he really felt at home.
The first crew consisted of Copyflex and his longtime partner in music, the danish producer Jens Fokking. They quickly started to produce and do shows in larger and smaller constellations, maxing it with an orchestra of 11 people, and eventually forming a live group based on the future bass producer and drummer Julius Sylvest. Now they’re doing shows all over the world. Their range of venues goes from squats, block parties and glitzy clubs in Cairo, to the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Everybody needs the vikings and their own take on tropical bass!
So far Copia Doble Systema has managed to play countless indoor and outdoor events, some of the best ones being Slottsfjell, Distortion Festival (Copenhagen), Roskilde Festival, and at R.A.W. They have also been overseas in numerous locations. Magic moments at the Notting Hill Carnival (London), in Vietnam, Brazil, Sweden, Egypt, Wales and the Faroe Islands.
Their debut EP, “Cumbia Colegiala”, came out on Urban World Records in the Spring of 2010, and their cover version of the classic Colegiala became an instant hit in the emerging tropical music scene. Their second EP “Revolution” got a lot of attention, as the remix by Schlachthofbronx of the song “Revolution” gained a shower of attention and airplay.
Copia Doble Systema is getting close support from major players like Diplo (Mad Decent, Major Lazer), Gilles Peterson (BBC), El Hijo De La Cumbia (Bersa Discos), Dj Sinden (Grizzly, Domino, KissFM), Toy Selektah (Mad Decent), Villa Diamante (ZZK) and Schlachthofbronx (Man Recordings, Disco B), amongst others. They are also very proud to have worked with great artists such as Fauna, El Hijo De La Cumbia, Milangeles, Raske Penge, Soom T, Kidd, The Clerk, Klumben, Douster, Dj Mouse, Boody B, El Remolon, Dj Hvad, System, Mo Fire, DJ/Rupture, MAFFI, Schlachthofbronx and many more.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14808

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

22:00

Daniel Kvammen
Daniel Kvammen is a singer/songwriter based in Oslo.
Born and raised in Geilo, Norway he grew up with musical references such as Neil Young, Bob Hund and his fellow villager Stein Torleif Bjella. Daniel writes his lyrics based on personal life experiences, switching between a melancholic touch and a humoristic atmosphere.
Daniel Kvammen released his first official single autumn 2013 on Snertingdal/ACT/Cosmos. During spring and summer 2014 Daniel will be touring several clubs and festivals.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13862

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

22:00

Danny Maroc
Norwegian Hip Hop artist Danny Maroc is born in Norway and raised in the concrete jungle called Holmlia, Oslo. His background and experiences has made him active in the community, and Danny is often used as a spokes person for young adults with a minority background. He uses music as a tool to reach out to young adults and adults with a positive messages through his lyrics.
2013 was a busy year for the rapping poet who released his debut album, several singles and music videos and a mixtape featuring some of the biggest and up and comings stars of Hip Hop Norway. The debut album “Gråsonen” (Grey Area) received great commendation from peers and fans, and also the acknowledgement of respected Norwegian journalists selecting the album as one of the best Hip Hop albums of the year. Danny Maroc released his latest single in December 2013 with a cast of Norwegian artists such as ElAxel (Equicez), FELA, Lotus and Linda Vidala and Miss Universe Norway Sara Nicole Andersen.
Danny Maroc is joined live by “The Smoothies”, the funk band provides an organic sound when they collaborate. Band members Jørn, Audun, Tiago and Hans Marius are regulars whenever Danny is on stage. Lead guitarist jørn also joined Danny in studio for his debutalbum “Gråsonen”. Even though this isn’t Dance Music, you will definitely want to dance.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13522

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
John Dee

22:00

Ice Cream Cathedral
Describing something as “space-pop” may be a little bit ambiguous, but for Copenhagen trio Ice Cream Cathedral, the description is fitting. Noisy effects and high-paced drumming with a club feel collide with twinkling clear chords and a distinct vocal in the band’s innocently feminine yet musically potent universe. Their second album is to be released in April 2014, and sees the band continue their exploration of the contrasts within pop music.
The band released their debut album “The Drowsy Kingdom” in March 2013 to critical acclaim, receiving a 5 out of 6 star review from Danish broadsheet Politken, the influential Soundvenue and Gaffa. The release earned them a show at the Danish showcase event SPOT in Århus, but Ice Cream Cathedral’s greatest success yet was when the trio had the honor of opening Roskilde Festival in 2013

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13648

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:00 - 22:30
The P3-annex

22:30

Disa (ICL)
Icelandic born Disa Jakobs is a singer and songwriter who left Reykjavik, Iceland to live in Copenhagen. Disa’s music is about challenging and expanding the boundaries of modern pop music, and she finds inspiration in the wild, Scandinavian nature but also by the likes of fellow contemporary and alternative artists such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Brian Eno and Fever Ray. Disa’s Music shares the qualities of her native country. It is cold yet compelling and you always sense an underlying risk of eruption.
Disa debuted in spring 2013 with the single ‘Sun’ that premiered on the lifestyle magazine Nowness.com. Subsequent, it created a lot of blog attention, with more than 10K views of the dark and beautiful video. The single was well received by the Danish press as well describing Disa’s vocals as “unearthly” and “angelic”.
With Disa’s symphonic and picturesque compositions, she is the latest demonstration of Iceland’s enormous surplus of artistic superiority. She springs from a musical tradition where the vocal is the primary and most important instrument. A tradition that transcends genres and musical predicates.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14780

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Herr Nilsen

22:30

DISKORD
Diskord is an unconventional death metal band whose approach to music is both old-school and progressive at the same time. Their music is all about forging new paths, but never falls into the trap of being technical for just for the sake of it. Their musical reference points are as diverse as old Autopsy, Gorguts, early Cadaver and Voivod.
The band’s most recent release, “Dystopics”, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. Their live set-up is a little unorthodox; a trio with a drummer as the lead singer. They are often joined by guest musicians, playing instruments that are atypical of the genre such as accordion and didgeridoo. Their next album is expected in 2014.
“Wonderfully avant-garde; utterly fantastic; remarkably unique.” – The Metal Advisor, July 2012
“So far from mainstream death metal as it is possible to get.” – Scream Magazine, April 2012

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13837

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Revolver

22:30

folkE
folkE puts traditional Norwegian folk and dance music firmly back on the dancefloor, repackaged in a contemporary style. With a starting point of looking at how Norwegian folk music can be part of the modern world, folkE delivers distinctive electronica, the heritage of which is plain to see. The shows are intense and have seen the band play clubs and festivals the length and width of the land, stopping to do a show in a tent in the middle of the mountains along the way.
The band is comprised of Henrik Haraldsen Sveen (Rytmeklubben), Ole Torjus Hofvind (Ole Torjus / Rytmeklubben) and Petter Haugen Andersen (Angelica’s Elegy), and have been compared to the likes of Four Tet, Bonobo and Gold Panda. They have previously released one EP entitled “Hei”, and in the Spring they will be releasing their debut full length entitled “Gjenferd”.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14187

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Stratos

22:30

Frk. Fryd
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

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13380

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
Rockefeller

22:30

Rumble In Rhodos (NO)
After years as one of Norway’s most respected underground bands, Rumble In Rhodos have now finally moved up in the league amongst the leading rock bands of the nation. Produced by Anders Tjore and Erlend Mokkelbost (both Montée), their fourth album “Grace & Nuance”, released in october last year, is as “Signs Of Fervent Devotion” (which got the band nominated to Spellemann awards) some steps closer to the pop-universe than their earlier pure hardcore sound. The last years change in sound has shown a mature band with a strong confidence which are not afraid of experimenting with its own expression.
“Grace And Nuance is and remains the year’s best and most important album. Period.”- Furoreiharare

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14774

Saturday March 1, 2014 22:30 - 23:00
The WiMP Tent

23:00

André Bratten (NO)
Andre Bratten was born in Oslo and grew up in a suburb of the Norwegian capital, which borders on the deep, dark Scandinavian forest. Like most kids in the late 1990s, he was bitten by the hiphop bug, but he also got turned on by the Led Zeppelin records he picked out from his father’s record collection. He’s broadminded enough to be into everything from the Norwegian electronica masters Røyksopp to Metro Area, Sigur Rós, Eno, Cluster and Weather Report.
Currently dwelling in the heart of the city, his efforts with the synthesizer coincided with a huge boom in Norwegian electronic music, his productions recently came to the attention of Norwegian “cosmic disco” mogul Prins Thomas and his Full Pupp colony. Andre’s tracks share the exploratory vibe of the 80s synth pop pioneers, and misfit electronic pop musicians like John Foxx, who were forced learning to sculpt new sounds with new tools. Yet he updates those sounds to a contemporary rhythm matrix, in parallel with the dayglo analogue dance music of Lindstrøm, Todd Terje and Prins Thomas himself – and he just happens to share the central Oslo studio space used by that glorious trinity.
But Andre has always known his own mind and was never going to be content with being just another anonymous insect in the logpile. So his debut album, “Be A Man You Ant”, is a string individual statement, his “I am Spartacus!” moment. It computes almost infinite variations on the sounds he could extract from a single modular synthesizer – ‘the limitations are inspiring’, he says. So you’ll find squelchy bugs in the bassbin, weird analogue squeegee smears, bright drum machine splats and the occasional significant pause. The spaces in his music are at least as important as what fills it. Listen to the movement of “I Am Square”, how he gets a yearning effect from a few vapour-trail synth wipes. Or the vivid, neon synth solos in “Aegis” and “Second Steepest”. “Libra” is as stripped-back as a late 90s Cologne Minimal joint. Like the best electronic dance music, you can follow sounds on their individual journeys through each track, and nothing ends quite as it started. The ants really do become men.
If so much Scandinavian techno has been content to sound relaxed, steam-bathed and scrubbed-up, Andre Bratten’s music rejects cosiness and whimsy, and steps away from pleasing the crowd. Get ready to let it caress your antennae.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13405

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

23:00

Arif (NO)
The attention surrounding Arif (former Phil T. Rich) really began after the debut – “Kom, så, tok færdiih”. With his unique vocabulary and performance of the Norwegian language, the uncompromising release is both playful and innovative for it’s genre. It was released by B.A.W.S Entertainment, which is the creative collective Arif founded in 2009.
With the impressive live shows and a “B.A.W.S”-band the highly acclaimed EP paved the way to a record deal in the beginning of 2013.
Shortly after the launch of the EP, Arif was named “Ukas Urørt”, where he subsequently won the country’s most prestigious music contest for upcoming artists; Årets Urørt.
After the award and shows at By:Larm, Arif was referred to as “a new star” by the biggest media channels in Norway (VG, P3, Dagsavisen, Dagbladet, Aftenposten).
With this, and many other Merritt’s such as National Cypher, his own t-shirt collection with Varnergruppen and the collective B.A.W.S, playing the Hove Festival, Pop-salongen at P3, support act for international artists, TV-visit at Ettermiddagen, radio reviews, guest roles in the TV show “Helt Perfekt” with Thomas Giertsen and TV2’s program “Norge”, the ambitious artists precense is sought in the Norwegian entertainment business.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14801

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
John Dee

23:00

Charlotte Qvale (NO)
When Charlotte Qvale was seven years old, her mother and father stood in the driveway with broad smiles and a 101 year old piano on the trailer. The piano had been bought from the canteen of Petterøes Tobacco factory. She fell in love with the out of tune, beautiful instrument and the music that came out of it. That infatuation is seemingly everlasting.
On that old piano she has written songs for the theatre, stage, film and for heavy rotation on the radio. Before the songs arrived where they were supposed to, Qvale went in the studio with producer Thomas Eriksen.
“I saw the light, and it was Thomas. We spoke the same language. I had never experienced anything like it before. All of a sudden I was living in a musical wonderland where anything was possible.”
Now Charlotte and Thomas have released the duet “The Fire”, currently enjoying heavy rotation on several of Norway’s leading radio stations.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14791

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Gamla

23:00

Comet Kid (NO)
This summer Comet Kid performed for the King and Queen of Norway and all the other guests at the Royal Crown Prince of Norway’s 40th birthday-festival.
They have recently recorded their debut album, and are ready to perform at bylarm 2014.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13737

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

23:00

Emilie Nicolas (NO)
Emilie Nicolas’ music is dark and emotionally soulful, carried by a voice that instantly demands your attention. Within short time after having made a few songs available on Soundcloud, she quickly became one of Norway’s most exciting artists and set the expectations for great things to come. The 25-year old artist has already developed a personal expression other musicians spend a lifetime looking for. Nicolas has found her place within the musical landscape of electronic pop, and it seems astoundingly perfected. Her haunting melodies supported by her impressing vocal range and raw talent, has already made an indelible mark on those lucky enough to have witnessed one of the few live performances she has given. Nobody knows what she is hiding, but through her music she invites you in, captures you – and just for a second, you think you know who Emilie Nicolas is.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13404

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
The P3-annex

23:00

Farao (NO)
“’Tell A Lie’ a gently lifting number that becomes something colossal by its end.” – DIY
“One of the most intriguingly talented artists of 2013” – Line of Best Fit
“…an alluring, elegant gem” – The 405
Originally from Norway, now living in London, Farao released two singles in 2013 which picked up a lot of attention in the UK music press, including influential blogs such as The Line Of Best Fit, Clash Music and Fake DIY. She has also received a wealth of airplay on key radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, 2, 6music and Xfm.
Farao plans to release her debut EP early in 2014. The EP was recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland and Farao played all of the instrumentation on the recordings. A truly exciting prospect, the self titled EP showcases her unique, vulnerable vocal styling and honest lyricism.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13749

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Sentrum Scene

23:00

Jaakko Eino Kalevi (FIN)
Already something of a cult figure in Helsinki, where he lives and works part-time as a tram driver, Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s unique musical direction has led to him becoming the first ever Nordic artist to sign to the Domino Recording Co., whose Weird World imprint released his acclaimed four-song ‘Dreamzone’ EP in December, to be followed by an album and more in 2014.
Feted by everyone from The Sunday Times and the Evening Standard to VICE, BBC Radio and NME, Jaakko’s deep-fried cosmic pop takes cues from influences as broad as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (for his “singularity and drive”), the “softness and adultness” of Chris Rea, Finnish jazzman Jimi Tenor and the hyper-vivid fantasy worlds of the more contemporary Ariel Pink and Connan Mockasin. The result is a hugely enticing window into Jaakko’s world – a colourful, magical place where everything happens in its own time and nature and technology get along harmoniously.
Recent press highlights for Jaakko Eino Kalevi:
‘It’s done the way Jaakko does things: strange and beautiful with a side order of deep-fried question mark’ Vice
‘The EP revels in its whimsical, boundary-free right to roam’ Sunday Times
‘We’re actually a little lost for words how beautiful this one is’ The Fly, Track of The Day
‘An engagingly florid collection of DayGlo pop’ Grazia
‘No End (is) a hazily beautiful duet’ ‘Virtually Famous’ Evening Standard
‘A hyper-vivid voyage into a fantasy land’ Noisey
‘A blissed out, skittering synth giant that builds on some Chromatics-style poignance’ DIY
‘Jaakko Eino Kalevi is the Finnish artist most likely to endure endless comparisons to Ariel Pink this year. Jaakko’s got more funk, though, and isn’t afraid of 80s keyboard action’ Dummy

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14785

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:00 - 23:30
Mono

23:30

Admiral P (NO)
According to himself, Admiral P does reggae in Norwegian to give the audience what they have been missing. Along with Jah Ark Manifest (Norway’s leading sound system), he has pushed the reggae culture and it’s positive vibes about love and unity to the Norwegian people since 1999.
With a special hunch for the catchy and modern, but yet a traditional approach to reggae music, Admiral P has put himself on top of the Scandinavian reggae scene. Add an energetic live show and 4 massive hit singles, “Snakke Litt” (12xPlatinum), ”Spinnvill” (Platinum) “Kallenavn” (13xplatinum) and “Skakke Gi Opp” (Platinum), and you have one of the biggest acts in Norway the last three years.
His critically acclaimed EP “Jobber Overtid” was released in 2011, and he was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy in 2011 for “Hit Of The Year”, and also won MTV´s “Best Nordic Act” in 2013. He is currently nominated in two categories in the Zambian Grammy Awards, and is planning release of his long awaited debut album later this spring/summer in Scandinavia.
A rare talent, who has put his unique mark on a genre that is growing rapidly, and becoming more and more popular. Admiral P is definitely ready to take on the world, and bring his music to a wider audience.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14825

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:30 - Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00
Rockefeller

23:30

Deathcrush (NO)
In the words of The Quietus, Deathcrush “could certainly teach the pensioners a thing or two: ‘Lesson #13’ (…) oozes the kind of seductive, filthy, primitive sex appeal that makes one feel as ashamed as a man should at a peep show”
Deathcrush goes straight for the top shelf of pop cultural references, recklessly combining their Norse pillage and rape heritage with what the widely acclaimed John Robb describes as a “stunning and effective dissemination of the New York sassy cool trash aesthetic into a new century and with their own vital slant”. This pick ‘n’ mix attitude has made them just as natural an opening act for Battles as Melt-Banana, Vivian Girls and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Surfing the word of mouth wave, no tracks released — Deathcrush have visited ten countries and played more shows in native Norway than the tiny country usually allows for — to great acclaim from publications and websites like Le Monde (FR), The Stool Pigeon (UK), MTV (EU), NME (UK), Drowned in Sound (UK), Eno (NO), ClashMusic (UK), Mojo4music (UK), The Quietus (UK), Album Rock (FR), Hit Music Magazine (CHN), Metal Hammer (NO), Dagsavisen (NO), Dagbladet (NO), VG (NO) and NRK Lydverket (NO).
Now, after managing to shake their severe saying-yes syndrome (you don’t turn down Roskilde. Or Iceland Airwaves. Or Way Out West. Or a personal invitation from Trentemøller. Or when Sleigh Bells open up their nightliner door to Europe. Or trashy apartment gigs. Or SXSW. Oh wait, that last one they did. Twice. For practical reasons), Deathcrush have finally gotten their “pelvic noise sludge” on tape.
After recording with Billy Anderson (Swans, Melvins, Mr. Bungle) and Jørgen Træen (Datarock, Annie, Sondre Lerche) more songs for their much anticipated series of singles are now in the mixing hands of the band’s own Linn Nystadnes. Flick through their flexi disc double poster magazine and have a listen to “Skool’s In” 12" also featuring a James Njie remix (Mau5trap, UK/NO).
“Sweat, battery acid energy and gritty guitars – The trio delivers energy as if all members just ate AA batteries and turn the whole crowd electric. Deathcrush is without a doubt a band you will hear more from in the future.” – MTV (EU)
“Norwegian trio Deathcrush are the day’s greatest thrill (…)” – NME (UK)
“Deathcrush are one of the coolest bands I’ve ever seen… they have created riot music for the 21st century. (…) Watch out South By South West. You are Tokyo. Deathcrush are Godzilla.” – John Doran, The Quietus
“Isn’t this the music David Cameron is attempting to ban, lest it whoop disaffected youth up too greatly? Wow.” – Everett True, Collapse Board (AUS)
Listen to their music on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=3722624

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14792

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:30 - Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00
The WiMP Tent

23:30

Nabiha (DK)
Within the last three years, Nabiha has catapulted herself into the arena of Denmark’s biggest pop acts. Nabiha’s sound is inspired by her North and West African roots as well as her love for pop, R&B and electronica. The release of Nabiha’s second album this year, “Mind The Gap”, has seen her go from strength to strength. “Mind The Gap” was certified with gold and platinum status for streaming and download, and the album was nominated for a Danish Music Award as Pop Album of the Year. The incredible success of the album ultimately led to a nomination for Nabiha as Female Artist of the Year.
After being a massive hit in Nabiha’s own home territory, “Mind the gap” has gone on to be an international hit in such countries as Hungary, Bulgaria, Holland, Belgium, and Poland. In the UK it went in at no.2 in the Urban Chart, no.3 in the Club Chart and no.5 in the Pop Charts. VH1 is already leading the support of the US by playlisting ‘Mind the gap’ and using her songs for several syncs on TV shows and other media platforms.
Nabiha is now looking forward to introduce a fresh and dynamic sound with her new single “Bang That Drum”. The single is also the official song for the European Championship in Handball 2014. It was released all over Scandinavia in January through Sony Music.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14833

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:30 - Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00
Herr Nilsen

23:30

Shy for Shore
“A convincing show at Slottsfjell leaves no doubt at all, the Autumn’s first Urørt band of the week has got to be Shy for Shore.” – NRK P3 Urørt
Shy for Shore is a dream pop / synth pop duo from Oslo and London, based in Amsterdam.
“We love most 80s bands, because we love the aesthetic, the synths and the plastic sounds. We’re inspired by artists like Depeche Mode, Madonna, Chairlift, Twin Shadow, College, Beach House and Purity Ring. It’s fantastic for us to be the first band to be named Ukas Urørt (Norwegian equivalent to BBC Introducing) after the Summer break and our show at Slottsfjell (our first in Norway in fact). We’ve played a lot in London, where we originally started, as well as a festival in Amsterdam last Spring. After we released our last EP, Amazing Radio picked up on us in the UK where we did a little interview and were also names New Band of the Week.”
The band released their latest single and EP “Teenage Pains” in mid November on the Brilliance label.
“Their intoxicating brand of dreamy synth pop is surely going to attract attention for the young duo.” – Crack In The Road
http://www.crackintheroad.com/music/20854-introducing-shy-for-shore/
“A shivery piece of 1980s electro pop, think the Drive soundtrack with a few more dance floor aspirations, and you’ll have Shy For Shore’s sound nailed.” – Under The Radar,
http://www.undertheradarmag.com/media/then_the_heartbreak_mp3_stream/
“If you’re searching for something new, a bit of synth, some electro beats and lovely vocals; then look no further.” – Drunken Werewolf
http://www.drunkenwerewolf.com/blog/introducing-shy-for-shore/#comments
“I’M OBSESSED with it and Shy For Shore.” – Dani Yourself Clean
http://daniyrselfclean.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/shy-for-shoresometimes-its-a-heartbreak-not-to-introduce-yourself-ep/

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13843

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:30 - Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00
Revolver

23:30

Trippy Turtle (NO)
Trippy was born on a cold beach somewhere in northern europe. From an early age he was exposed to beautiful skinnydipping scandinavian women and rnb-music on wack boomblasters, influences you can still hear in his music today. And the charming young tortoise quickly became a true ladies turtle.
One warm summer night in the middle of mating season, Trippy was caught in a fishing net and came aboard a fishing boat from Jersey. Talking his way out of becoming a part of today’s stew, he became friends with the crazy chef Molly which fed him with all sorts of crazy things for her entertainment. It is widely believed that this caused the trippyness of young Trippy.
After many weeks, the fishing boat arrived in Jersey and our hero started his long journey to the other side of the street. On his journey he met many other cool party-animals and together they formed the infamous gang “FoFoFadi Foodchain”. Rumors are that our trippy turtle had terrible pronounciation and the gang was originally called “No More Sardines”.
One day it all changed… Trippy got into a fight with Disco Duck and Disco tossed him into a wall. The sounds the shell made shocked the whole crew. Turtle immediatly called his mother and she confessed his long lost father Roland was indeed… an 808. With his new found roots, Trippy told his friends and family that he wanted to do music. And so he did.
The gang scraped together all the sardines they could get their hands on and traded them for an old squeeky macbook. They now take turns throwing Trippy at the macbook and record the outcome.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14819

Saturday March 1, 2014 23:30 - Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00
Stratos

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Abidaz (SE)
The hype around Abidaz debut album “In & Ut” has been building up since early autumn. Swedish media has raised the expectations several notches by calling it “The hip hop album of the year” even before the release. The participation of special guests stars such as Robyn and Sebbe Staxx from “Kartellen” doesn´t make it any less interesting.
“In & Ut” is about life, hip-hop and changes. About the hard nock life in the ghetto and about growing up in the margins, with no where to go, sleeping in stair halls and eating sardines out of a can.
Working with the album has been long and hard, according to Abidaz. One of the songs that made it through the needles eye is “Benägen”. – It means more to me than all the songs I´ve written combined, and I´ve written thousands of them. Every time I listen to the last verse I cry.
Abidaz’s career started more than 20 years ago, back then he was known as Chess in the duo Chapee N Chess. According to the Swedish hip hop fans there was no better or more interesting rap-duo in Scandinavia at the time.
After a time-off from the music scene, Abidaz is back, changing his language from English to Swedish, playing with the words in a way that makes him unique.
“In & Ut” is produced by star producer Stress, who signed with Jay-Z and Roc Nation last year.
Patrick “P.O” Ohlsson at Soblue Music is the executive producer.
Album: “In & Ut”
Release: November 2013
Artist: Abiel “Abidaz” Ghebrehiwet
Album links:
https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/in-ut/id734539895
Listen to Abidaz on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=5077495

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14777

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
John Dee

00:00

Angelica's Elegy
Angelica’s Elegy play beautiful pop songs delivered with an experimental, melodic yet lo-fi bent. Atmospheric pieces are filled with playful basslines, angelic harmonies, noisy synths, gentle piano chords and exigent percussion. A sound redolent of old cassette players, warm valve amps and customised retro keys.
The band are influenced 80s and 90s indie rock, with the odd bit of postrocky atmospherics and soul-funk orchestration thrown in to the mix. Pair that with a heartfelt appreciation for 60s aesthetics and inquisitiveness and the result is something quite appetising that is entirely unlike anything else in Norway just now.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14420

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
The P3-annex

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Beastmilk
“Elements of a gloomier Joy Division, an angrier Echo & The Bunnymen, a medicated Killing Joke and even a lush layering of Peter Murphy”
With what Metal.de calls “bissel Schmutz,” Beastmilk were born of a Nuclear winter in Helsinki Finland in 2010. These void-mothers kick out an irradiated dust of what they appropriately dub “apocalyptic post-punk.”
Their debut demo “White Stains On Black Tape” sold out pretty fast and earned the attention of Darkthrone’s Fenriz, who made it one of his favorites of 2010.
Metal Hammer Germany wrote that “Beastmilk sounds like the secret recording from a psychedelic mass, located stylistically between Roky Erickson, early Misfits and The Devil’s Blood.”
They quickly gained the recognition of Finnish label Svart Records and inked a deal to repress the demo on wax along with their next release, both on 7" vinyl.
“wicked . . .trippy . .dreamy . . .and pretty fucking epic” said rocknreelreviews about their follow-up 7" “Use Your Deluge,” and avantgarde-metal.com called it “downer death-rock, heavily indebted to the ilks of early CHRISTIAN DEATH and similar noctambulant cobweb-mongers.”
The band played their first show with local old-school legends, and noted band influences, Nolla Nolla Nolla & Radiopuhelimet, following up with plenty of live shows both in Finland and abroad with an exclusive show at the Metal Magick festival in Denmark. In June 2013 they flew out to Boston, USA, to record at GodCity Studio with the legendary Kurt Ballou (Converge), who produced their debut full-length album. The album, entitled “Climax,” was released to critical acclaim in November 2013 on LP, CD and digital, in the EU by Svart Records and in North America by Magic Bullet Records.
Fall in with the fallout and get down with Beastmilk!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14816

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Mono

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Genius Of Time (SE)
Genius of Time is a live show of old school meets new school house, fusing the analogue sounds of beloved machines with modern technologies and possibilities. Steady grooves coupled with live instrumentation and improvisation, with a serious hardware setup for your eyes, ears and feet! Genius of Time go from deep to cosmic through jacking with irresistible grooves and unstoppable hooks.
Aniara Recordings are Alexander Berg, Nils Krogh and Fabian Bruhn – three friends joined together by their dedication to modern dance music, exploring both the traditional, the unexpected, the fast, the slow, the nostalgic and the contemporary. Their many intimate parties and open air shows across many Swedish summer nights have become the foundation and inspiration for a small string of highly sought after 12”s which have proved that their small hometown of Gothenburg can compete with the best of them!

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14814

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

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Kate Boy (SE)
“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.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14779

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Sentrum Scene

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Sassybeat (NO)
When Sassybeat was named “Norway’s new hope in pop music” before playing at by: Larm in 2011, the duo consisting of Anna Pettersdatter Melkild and Ingrid Rennemo, then 15 and 16 years, had already lived with the hype for quite a while. In face, they had lived with it ever since they were 9 and 10 years old performing at school in their home-made skirts. Since then, the hype has grown with the size of the band and their repertoire of original songs. Early in 2011 the single “The Mouse and the Bear”, produced by Knut Schreiner, was released to good reviews from all the major newspapers. And the hype was no less when one of Norway’s biggest newspapers picked Sassybeat as the band they had the most faith in that same year, and named their song one of the 25 best Norwegian songs of 2011. The major record companies and managements, including international, believed the hype and started knocking on their door, some of them quite literally. They finally chose Universal Music and Harald Wiik (A-ha).
That’s almost three years ago. Three years is a long time for hype. Is there still reason to believe it? The hype right now is their single, “Turn Around”, and debut album “Snakes and Ladders”, which is being released by Universal Music in January 2014. “Snakes and Ladders” is produced by Even Ormestad , Thom Hell and Erik Ljunggren. Also contributing on the album are people like Martin Horntvedt, Olaf Olsen, Karl-Oluf Wennerberg, David Wallumrød, Trond Mjøen, Marit Larsen and Jan Martin Smørdal .
Anna was 13 years old when she wrote “The Mouse and the Bear”, the song was recorded at home in her basement and the music video was filmed in the living room with a green screen purchased on the internet. The girls were hyped by neighbours, classmates and their parents’ music loving friends.
Now, Sassybeat are a number of years, concerts and studio hours older, and are currently being hyped by media, social media and international record companies. It’s time to say what ultimately needs to be said about all hype: Forget the hype, listen to the music.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14772

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Gamla

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Seinabo Sey (SE)
Some find their voice early. Others have to look for it for a long time.
Seinabo Sey found her voice early. She found it in the music played in her home when she grew up in her father’s native Gambia and in Halmstad and Stockholm, Sweden. She found it in recordings by Lauryn Hill and Destiny’s Child when she started writing music as an adolescent. She found it while touring with Oskar Linnros and Maskinen and when meeting and collaborating with Stor and Linda Pira. And she found it when she met producer and songwriter Magnus Lidehäll (Mapei, Veronica Maggio, etc.).
“Younger”, Seinabo Seys first single in collaboration with Lidehäll, is an explosive pop song with an outstanding vocal performance and an incomparably sophisticated and modern production showcasing why Sweden is one of the leading countries in pop music in 2013.
But it is also a statement. In a time when fewer and fewer artists take the opportunity to convey clear messages through their music Seinabo Sey wants to speak to her listeners with big words. Her request? Go after your dreams! Grab the bull by the horns! Seize the day and do it now because you are not getting any younger!
- “Younger” is about daring to be yourself, says Seinabo Sey. About claiming what is rightfully yours. About not making yourself dumber than you are in order to achieve your dreams and to never forget that when it comes down to it those who try to suppress you are mere mortals just like you. Many of my favorite songs are songs that have boosted my self-esteem and given me strength and in a sense that’s what I try to achieve with my own music too. The lyrics to “Younger” are addressed to me as much as to the listener.
Whilst working on “Younger”, Seinabo Sey and Magnus Lidehäll took turns in sending words and music back and forth to each other before meeting up in the studio to record. When Lidehäll found fragments he liked, he left them untouched for the final mix. The chorus to “Younger” is such a fragment. The way it sounds in the finished version is exactly the way it sounded when Seinabo first recorded it on her cell phone at her kitchen table.
- Seinabo has a unique voice, says Magnus Lidehäll. Not just because of her vocal range, but also because of the character of her voice. You seldom hear someone who sings like she does on the radio. Not only has she got a truly unique voice, she is also totally believable when she sings. That’s a rare thing.
An album is scheduled to be released in 2014. But to Seinabo Sey what is most important is to maintain her voice. – I take nothing for granted. But one thing is for sure. I will sing for the rest of my life. I do not care how it’s done. I will always do this no matter what happens. A voice that grabs hold of the listener and demands attention. You either have it or you do not. It is as simple as that.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14790

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00 - 00:30
Crossroad Club Maridalsveien 3, 0178 Oslo

00:30

Death By Unga Bunga (NO)
Death By Unga Bunga is a garage rock band from Moss, Norway. Despite their young age (the members are 21-24 years old), the band have achieved a lot, and one of their strengths is their appeal to both retro enthusiasts and those who are into more modern sounds. This contributes to the fact that Death By Unga Bunga has become one of the most popular and in-demand live acts in Norway. The last couple of years, the band has played few hundred concerts and performed at all the large festivals in Norway. The band has now also made a name for themselves on the continent, after long tours in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany.
In the winter of 2013, Death By Unga Bunga was nominated for the “Norwegian Grammy” Spellemannsprisen in the rock category for the album The Kids Are Up To No Good.
The band’s third album, released September 2013, has been given the title You’re An Animal. It consists of 12 brilliant songs, combining the energy and the rawness of the first album Juvenile Jungle (2010) with the excellent songs and the authentic sound from the aforementioned The Kids Are Up To No Good. Their new album is produced by Bjarte Stensli (Sivert Høyem, 120 Days etc) in his studio Oslo Grammofon.
Do not miss these guys live!

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13782

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Rockefeller

00:30

Kindred Fever
Kindred Fever is a duo from Haugesund comprised of Jarle Langåker (vocals / guitar) and Linn Sofie Hagen Olsen (drums / trumpet). The band came to life in February 2012 and their first rehearsal also happened to be the first time the two of them actually met. Since then, they’ve made their mark on the west coast, playing dark, heavy music that stretches from surf rock to bloodthirsty heavy rock. Exactly a year after their first rehearsal, the duo released their debut “Tabula Rasa” via the label Daniel Engen Productions.
In June 2013, they were named band of the week on NRK P3 Urørt (the Norwegian equivalent of BBC Introducing), “Tabula Rasa” was subsequently playlisted and received terrific response after being played on the influential radio show Popsalongen.
The duo is currently working on their new material and will release a single through the Diamond Club label in the near future. A music video is also on the agenda.
“Big guitar riffs and heavy drums awaken our primal instincts – Kindred Fever paints blues rock in dark colors. The White Stripes of the West coast make grim, hypnotic music with high intensity.” (NRK P3)

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13660

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Herr Nilsen

00:30

Panda DA Panda (SE)
Thibo Girardon – Panda da Panda – has attracted attention for everything from bear-painted-nude-dancers in the video of ’Titta när han dansar’ – to his dramatic stage performances. Last year on tour, he shocked his audiences when he stabbed one three centimeter deep hole in the side of his chest, with a machete. As part of the performance, the idea was to swing the wood-weapon between body and arm, but a miss in full force was close to puncturing one lung.
Why a electronic act as Panda DA Panda is accompanied by toy weapons, plants and various Native American attributes is explained creativity. Apart stage damages, the result is that he’s tattooing himself, making paintings, is a self-taught acrobat and make his own videos. And musically, he hard to pass for anything but an instrumental rainman.
- ”We have always had instruments at hand at home. Piano, drums, accordions and all kinds of wind instruments. Father played congas and music has always been close to our family. I’ve been practicing all my life and inherited my knowledge to draw from my father, but that’s because I sat and drew. The only way to learn is to try.”
- ”I create most of my music at home in my house in Svarte, my home village. I often sit and make hoards of music, sometimes five songs in a day. If I don’t capture the right emotion in the song – to hell with it. But then there will be another single from nowhere. I’ll write the text and the whole thing right away, and then it’s ready and recorded after a few hours.
The approach is similar to a jamming, and culminates into the playful electronic tones that streches between house, techno and dubstep. What really captivates the listener, is however the story of the song.
”You may fill in with other people’s emotions and their impression because it is difficult for anyone else to be like me. Then you’ll have to find more ways so everyone can grasp the meaning of the song. Dancing, laughing or crying to – as long as it provides feelings to the listener.
Those who are not convinced with your headphones, do it by watching his energetic and rich stage personality. And the attention surrounding Panda Da Panda’s live shows do not teach not decrease in the future. More props. More choreography.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13744

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Stratos

00:30

Sibille Attar (SE)
Sibille Attar was born in Swedish small town Örebro and left for Stockholm when she was 15. Since then she has lived in Glasgow and New York for a while but is now back in Stockholm.
Attar has been a part of the Swedish alternative music scene for the last ten years. She has been known under the name Little Red Corvette and been a member of bands like The Tourettes (2001-2008) and Speedmarket Avenue (2005-2009). In 2010 she became a member of the band [ingenting]. She has contributed on albums such as “Let’s Get Out of This Country” by Camera Obscura, “Monty Python” by Bear Quartet, and “Chocolate and Seafood” by David Lindh. Her first solo offering under her own name, the single “Alcoholics” was released on Universal’s Stranded Rekords imprint in june 2012. Highly anticipated, it was well received and spent the whole summer on high rotation on public radio P3.
“Alcoholics” was followed by the release of the four song EP “The Flower’s Bed” in August 2012, in connection to her gig at the Way Out West festival in Gothenburg. The EP was nominated for the Swedish Grammys in the category “new artist of the year” and was very well received by the press. Pitchfork Magazine favourably reviewed both “Alcoholics” and the following single “The Day”.
The debut album Sleepyhead was released in Sweden on February 20th and met with stunning reviews. The album was preceded by the Björn Yttling produced single “Come Night” which became a radio-hit on P3 and college radio all through the spring of 2013.
Since the release of “the Flower’s Bed” EP, Sibille has been touring extensively including a support slot with Shout Out Louds during their Nordic tour.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/13958

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
The WiMP Tent

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Torkelsen
Hiding behind the name Torkelsen is a Fredrikstad based producer by the name of Kristian Torkelsen. He was previously one half of the electro-duo Munn til Munn Metoden and synth band Kenneth Ishak & The Freedom Machines.
Torkelsen has been busy since he played his debut solo show in August 2011. He has played all over Norway, as well as shows in Stockholm and London, where he’s shared the stage with names like Onra, Com Truise, Offshore, Teen Daze and Brothertiger. Back in the studio he’s done remixes for Parenthetical Girls (CA), Simian Ghost (SE), Teen Daze (CA), Snasen, Maribel and Casiokids, to name but a few.
In between all of this he has found the time to release “Torsnes Beats vol. 1” in 2011 and a second in the series a year later. He made a split 7" with American band Hard Mix in 2011 and an eponymous debut proper in 2012. The record fared him well and earned him comparisons to such luminaries as Gold Panda, Four Tet, Amon Tobin, Teams and Boards of Canada, as well as an invitation to appear at Roskilde. And from this slew of releases he’s also had some pretty decent coverage from XLR8R, The Fader, No Fear of Pop, The 405, Impose Magazine amongst other.
2014 will mean more shows and not the least a new record. The basis for the record has as usual been recorded in his basement studio in Torsnes, just outside Fredrikstad, but this time, for the finishing touches, he’ll take it to Kenneth Ishak (Heyerdahl, Beezewax) in Oslo who will join him on mixing and production duties. The result is a truly widescreen sound, overflowing with details, melodies and intensity without even the merest hint of compromise.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14667

Sunday March 2, 2014 00:30 - 01:00
Revolver

01:00

All We Are (NO)
3 piece, Liverpool-based All We Are write pop arrangements and house them within a psych-tinged, melancholic world.
Self-described as sounding like ‘the Bee Gees on diazepam’, All We Are’s groove-led R&B, harmonies and lovelorn lyrics succinctly captures a universal quality.
The trio, made up of a Norwegian (Guro Gikling), an Irishman (Richard O’Flynn) and a Brazilian (Luis Santos), met whilst studying in Liverpool two years ago, and have since gone on to become a cornerstone of the city’s music scene.
Last single Utmost Good was released by local Liverpool label Obscenic in June and was described by Radio 1’s Lauren Laverne as her “favourite single of the year so far” and tipped by Huw Stephens in his “Ones to Watch” in NME.
Following the release of the single, the band toured extensively including a tour with Everything Everything. Their hypnotic live show earned them an invite from Warpaint to join them on their UK and European tour* which kicks off in January. Not to mention a host of festival bookings for this Summer to be announced.
The end of 2013 saw the band sign to Double Six/Domino with their first official release due in early Spring 2014.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14805

Sunday March 2, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
The P3-annex

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Samsaya (NO)
Why do you listen to music?
Entertainment? Distraction? Escapism?
All fair reasons. Certain albums, though, add another, deeper layer: the ability to travel both across continents and through time with a simple click of a Play button.
“Bombay Calling”, the sophomore album from Norwegian singer Samsaya, isn’t just a genre-busting set of songs drawing from pop, dance, hip hop, funk, soul and Bollywood. It’s a long-distance call to the singer’s heritage, one that augments modern pop with traditional Indian sounds that’ll still fill any club in Miami or Los Angeles, but won’t sound like the same clichéd Top 40 songs you’ve heard for years.
On Bombay, one hears the uptempo funk of “Stereotype” and bubbly synths of “Superhero” clash against the grinding, industrial pop of “Good With the Bad” and R&B synths-meets-Indian percussion of the title track. Produced by multi-platinum-selling Roc Nation producer Fred Ball, the album fits alongside your favourite Rihanna, M.I.A. and Amy Winehouse records, with a twist.
“I like to make music that comes from an emotional place, and sometimes, that may not sound pretty, and I don’t think it necessarily should,” says Samsaya from her home in Norway. “It’s okay for it to sound a little ugly. The music is about pureness.”
This extends to “Bombay Calling’s” lyrics, which draw on the singer’s experiences “growing up feeling Norwegian but not looking stereotypically Norwegian.” “A lot of people are run by fear and I try to infuse so much love that you don’t have to fear” the singer says. “Music is an architect with the power to build bridges. It meets you at the dance floor but it still makes you think and connects your heart.”
Influenced by everyone from Mary J. Blige and TLC to OutKast and famed Indian singer Asha Bhosle, Samsaya, whose name means “doubt” in Hindi, has “always questioned everything,” writing reactionary, iconoclastic lyrics as a child. "At 12, I heard Dinah Washington’s “I’m Mad About the Boy” and hearing that trumpet-type voice, something happened to me," recalls the singer. “Religious lyrics and traditional music didn’t touch me. This moved me.” Eschewing her parents’ pleas to play classical Indian music in favour of more beat-driven tracks, Samsaya released “Shedding Skin”, her debut album, in 2004, and has released a steady stream of singles since.
While her parents have accepted her career choice (“Two years ago, they’d hand me application forms for various jobs”), Samsaya’s rebellious streak remains. When major labels asked the singer to fix a three-millimeter gap between her two front teeth, she refused and named her own record label 3MM Records. “I thought my teeth were the prettiest, coolest thing about me,” the singer says. “It later became a big symbol to me of self-perception and not compromising.”
This extends to Samsaya’s live performance, which always features a heart painted over the singer’s left eye. “It’s a reminder that everything I meet and see, I will look upon with my heart and see it with an open mind,” says the singer. “The first thing people see is the face and I was always hoping people would see beyond that. I started wearing what was inside of me on the outside.”
“Heart” and “soul.” Two words oft overused but on Bombay Calling, wholly appropriate. On “Breaking Bad,” a song that could easily fit in any Top 40 radio station, generic pop tropes are replaced with the singer’s upending of traditional gender and ethnic roles. It’s heady stuff for pop music, but not unusual for Samsaya’s strong beliefs. Catchy pop music and smart lyricism don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Bombay Calling is living proof.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14788

Sunday March 2, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
Gamla

01:00

Truls (NO)
Since rumours started swirling about a year ago about Truls Heggero’s genre flirtation and solo project, much has happened. Before Christmas last year, he was booked for Øya and by:Larm, and in connection with the latter he released the first single “Out Of Yourself”. A new sound that is positioned at the intersection between indie rock and urban, with Truls’ distinctive falsetto. It is not pure R&B as first expected, it has hints of urban pop music with electronic elements while keeping firmly in the organic universe in which we first became acquainted with Truls. The forest and the sea meet the drum machine.
Whatever label – there is no doubt that Truls’ new tunes will be well received . “Out Of Yourself” established itself as a hit through the spring, and has attracted attention far beyond our borders. Throughout 2013, Truls worked hard together with producers Mats Lie Skåre and Thomas Eriksen in the studio to complete his solo album. The public has become familiar with “Out Of Yourself” and the second single “The Next” through radio and extensive festival summer – and now is the time to introduce listeners to the rest of Truls’ and producers’ musical world.
The title of the album – “TRVLS” – pronounced travels, accounting for what Truls is – both musically and personally.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14793

Sunday March 2, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
Sentrum Scene

01:00

Yoguttene
Yoguttene’s unorthodox approach to the rap game, combined with the hyperactive frequency of their releases, their “horrible grammar” (Bergens Tidene newspaper), and the distinct aesthetics of their artwork, have made them one of the most talked about groups of the year. Last summer, they played at festivals like Hove and Øya’s club day, and their EP “D’sant 2” held first place on the iTunes list for two days in August.
Martin Bjørnersen from Klassekampen Newspaper: ”If you judge Yoguttene to be no more then a cheap, hipster friendly trend hype, you should check out Han Der Linni’s solo freestyle ”Gå Gorilla”: Then try and tell me that this isn’t one of Norway’s most natural sounding and effortless rappers at the moment, whose skills have developed so impressively over such a short period of time that one would be foolish not to pay him attention.”
Listen to Yoguttene on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=4916924

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13867

Sunday March 2, 2014 01:00 - 01:30
John Dee

01:00

Axel Boman & Petter DJ SET
Axel Boman is the hotshot producer who broke through with the screw house smash “Purple Drank” in 2010, and has continued to pump out his own brand of twisted, fresh house music from the basement on Orphanage Street. In addition to his DJ-set, he’ll be performing at by:Larm as one third of the electronica outfit Man Tear.
Petter is the former Border Community whiz kid whose epic techno-not-techno anthem “Some Polyphony” set the world aflame in 2006 – he now focuses on organic-euphoric edits as Pedrodollar and abstract house masterpieces as Salax Peep Show (together with Axel).

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14836

Sunday March 2, 2014 01:00 - 02:00
Kulturhuset/Red Bull Music Academy venue

01:30

Coucheron (NO)
19 year old Coucheron has long been tipped as an future EDM superstar. At the tender age of 17, Coucheron had already released two massive tracks on Atlantic Records (BigBeat), and by the following year he had been chosen amongst thousand of entries by Usher himself as the grand prize winner in the worldwide remix competition of his track “Climax”.
Coucheron celebrated his high school graduation last summer by playing a showcase for key players of the international industry. He is now in the process of relocating to Los Angeles where he will finalise the debut EP for Atlantic, something that will give him the opportunity to work with some of the worlds biggest stars.
“Coucheron is a unique talent who can express himself across multiple genres… A future pioneer of electronic music scene.” – Mike Caren, president of A&R for all of Warner Music Group’s labels

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/14807

Sunday March 2, 2014 01:30 - 02:00
Stratos

01:30

Erlend Øye & Hjálmar
Erlend Øye, known from bands like Kings Of Convenience and The Whitest Boy Alive, has teamed up with Iceland’s Hjálmar.
The brand new project, simply called Erlend Øye & Hjálmar, is a genre-pushing collaboration between the Norwegian indie artist and the Icelandic reggae legends. Hjálmar has previously played at Norwegian festivals Træna and Vinjerock.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14812

Sunday March 2, 2014 01:30 - 02:00
Rockefeller

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Naomi Pilgrim (SE)
From Sweden to Barbados and back. From the West Indian heat to the Scandinavian coolness. Naomi Pilgrim is all little bit of both. Though born in Sweden to a Swedish mother and Barbadian father, the family decided to give their one-year old daughter a West Indian experience and moved to Jamaica. Surrounded by music all day Naomi showed and early interest in sounds. Opening her eyes like an alarm clock at 5AM every morning, trying to imitate the sounds and the birdcall, Naomi soon got the nick name Early Bird. After a wile on the beautiful island, the family decided it was time to move back to more northern latitudes and returned to Sweden. But it was important to all of them not to leave the culture behind and Naomi spent most of her upbringing in a Swedish/ West Indian collective in Stockholm.
Music has always been present in Naomi’s life. With her dad being a musician and the founder of one of the first Swedish reggae bands and her mum a constantly singing painter, she was surrounded by sound. It has also been music that Naomi has turned to throughout her life to find strength and happiness.
Turning twenty years old and realising she had been traveling the West Indies plenty of times without never actually making it to Barbados she decided it was time to fly over. Visiting the island and her relatives filled her with energy that opened her eyes to new musical expressions. From enjoying music as a hobby the feeling suddenly evolved in to something completely different. A while after she returned back home she found herself singing professionally with artists like Lykke Li, Newtimers, Agnes & Christian Falk.
However, it wasn’t until earlier this year after being introduced to the producer Fredrik Okazaki that she was ready to take that final leap and really start fighting for her dreams to come true. With debut single “No Gun” and her first EP which will be released in early 2014 you can hear the double nature of Naomi Pilgrim. Hard knocking beats, balearic choirs and gritty soul vocals. It’s the bit of West India kneaded by Scandinavian hands. Enjoy.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14799

Sunday March 2, 2014 01:30 - 02:00
The WiMP Tent

02:00

Lemaitre (NO)
Lemaitre are Ulrik Denizou Lund and Ketil Jansen (both 22). Born and raised in Oslo, the duo met in junior high school. However, it wasn’t until they finished high school that the two boys decided to move into Ketil’s basement to make music together. With a shared love of both electronica and indie music, they immediately began honing the Lemaitre sound to perfection.
As most other autodidactic children of the internet generation, the duo knew intuitively that the world wide web was ther friend. And not the barren, money-grabbing wasteland many established forces in the music industry had you believe.
“We grew up using file-share sites such as Napster and Limewire, which our big brothers taught us how to use. We hardly owned any physical records. The music we downloaded was our record collection. When we got a little older, we noticed the first few bands who broke through using Myspace, something we found incredibly inspiring. So doing anything other than making our music as available and free right from the beginning was and is completely unthinkable,” says lead vocalist Ulrik.
Setting up their own label in 2010, Lemaitre made waves online with their second ever song, titled “The Friendly Sound”. But it didn’t happen in their native Norway. Instead they were playlisted on Lithuanian radio, and invited to play shows in both the US and Lithuania.
After a year of intensive touring and the release of their debut EP “The Friendly Sound”, Lemaitre dropped the first of three “Relativity” EPs in early 2012.
“We’re big fans of conceptual thinking, and we love the fact that our work has some sort of running theme. Both the music and the visual parts of it. Even though we’re now finishing up the “Relativity” era, we’d like to present our music in a similar manner again in the future,” reveals Ketil.
An integral part of this running thread of the Lemaitre universe is video artist and so-called “third member of the band”, Johannes Greve Muskat. Being the same age, he also met Ulrik and Ketil in high school, and has made all of the band’s music and promo videos thus far.
“It’s very important for us to underline that we’re a collective. It’s not like Johannes only helps us out when we need a music video and other visuals. When he makes short films or other creative video art projects, it’s sort of a given that Ketil and I make the music,” Ulrik explains.
Together the collective that is Lemaitre have slowly, but surely approached increasingly greater heights in the past three years. With “Relativity 2”, they topped the official electronica iTunes charts in the US/Canada and were in the top 5 in the same list in several major European countries. They also enjoyed great success with the third and final EP in the trilogy, with several of the tracks from all EPs being played on heavyweight radio stations all over Europe and Australia.
So, what’s the next step for Lemaitre? Their DIY approach to all aspects of their musical career have undoubtedly been a recipe for success thus far.
“Up until now, our career has been steadily climbing in the right direction. We’ve achieved most of what we set out to achieve so far. But it doesn’t make us self content in any way. On the contrary it makes us even more driven and ambitious,” says Ketil.
“We want to reach the top and be the biggest act within our genre of music. Harbouring ambition is fun. Without ambition, I don’t see the point in doing this,” Ulrik concludes.

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14412

Sunday March 2, 2014 02:00 - 02:30
The P3-annex

02:30

Proviant Audio (NO)
Producer whiz-kid and multi-instrumentalist Mathias Stubø’s nine piece disco outfit, Proviant Audio, recently dropped their second album called “Drift Days & Disco Nights”.
“…BETTER than Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories”…brimming with poppy hooks, seductive strings, groovy basslines and a great camp aesthetic." – DJ Magazine
Mixmag listed “Got It All” and “TBG Life” as disco tune of the month, with a 9/10 rating. The single “Once I Thought” is now listed on NRK P3, and the song “How Does It Feel” was voted the 4th best Norwegian song of 2013 by Norwegian major daily VG.
His debut, ‘"Real Love Tastes Like This" announced Stubø’s arrival in 2011 in true style with it’s heady mix of house, disco, soul and hip-hop. The new material is more disco and demonstrates his continued development as one of the most new exciting talents around today, with his trademark choppy production and layered instrumentation. The new album is Stubø’s fourth full length album, including his two solo albums.
Stubø gained notoriety having won an “Artist of the Week” award on Norway’s national radio network, NRK P3 at the incredible age of 14! In 2010 the self same station had him nominated for ‘Artist of the Year’ and he built a solid reputation for his live performances backed by a full band of up to 12 members. Mathias Stubø/Proviant Audio has performed shows at all the major Norwegian music festivals and venues.
“Drift Days & Disco Nights” is out on Oslo Records (NO), Paper Recordings (UK), and Flake Records (JP).

http://bylarm.no/eng/artists/14797

Sunday March 2, 2014 02:30 - 03:00
The WiMP Tent