With just over one month to go before the Nordic’s leading showcase festival by:Larm takes over Oslo, the festival announces more acts, including AV AV AV, Fura, Oracle North and Sekuoia.
The start of the Nordic festival season is less than a month away and as the countdown to by:Larm begins, the festival today reveals the next wave of acts set to perform at the event. From established acts to the most exciting newcomers on the scene, spanning indie, rock, hip hop, folk and electronic music, by:Larm is the place to discover the finest names on the Nordic scene.
From March 4 to March 7, the very best of Nordic music scene will gather in the heart of Oslo for Norway’s premier music showcase festival by:Larm. With a diverse live program featuring over 100 artists, by:Larm introduces more established artists to an international audience as well as directing the spotlight towards new talents. For the first time ever in 2015, the festival will also showcase a selection of up-and-coming international artists. Acts already revealed for 2015 include Anna Of The North, Communions, Deers, DKNL, Drippin, East India Youth, Gidge, Karin Park, Samaris, SOAK, Vök and many more. The new acts revealed today are:
AV AV AV (DK)
In the fall of 2013 the three producers and DJs ELOQ, UNKWON and DJ E.D.D.E.H. went to the west coast of Denmark and started producing tracks together. In October 2014 AV AV AV played their critically acclaimed live debut show in Copenhagen in front of 1,500 people, and hereby confirmed why several media including VICE already have named the band Denmark’s New Electronic Supergroup.
Beachheads are Børild Haughom, Marvin Nygaard, Vidar Landa and Espen Kvaløy. Formed in 2013, the band’s main influences are the punk and power pop bands of the 80’s and early 90’s. The first single, “Get Away”, mixed by Larry Crane at Jackpot Studios in Portland, will be released in March 2015. Beachheads are currently working with producer Frode Strømstad (I Was A King, Tønes) on their debut album, which is due for release in 2015.
BILLIE ROXANNE (SE)
Originally hailing from the North of Sweden, Billie Roxanne grew up listening to her father’s country band rehearsing and her mother playing jazz records. She began playing the guitar and writing songs on her own when she was thirteen and when relocating to Stockholm in her late teens she was quickly signed by imperial Recordings and made two folk goth albums in the moniker of Promise and the Monster. Her upcoming solo record “Feed the Fire” is both stark and dreamlike, with high pitched vocals whirling around a dense core of guitars and space machines.
FINDING MUZYAMBA (NO)
Muzyamba’s genre-bending approach draws from a range of styles, from synth-pop and trip hop to electronica, contemporary hip hop and R&B. In June 2013, Finding Muzyamba released his first official recording, an album titled “The Experience”, crafted by himself, CRONIKL and PVCIFY, which received critical acclaim. In the Autumn of 2014 he got his demo “Clusters” premiered on Noisey/Vice. Muzyamba is planning to release his second album, “Dusk Till Dawn”, in 2015.
Before turning 21, Norwegian artist Frøder started her career writing several songs that would go platinum. The young artist was first known through the CLMD collaboration “The Stockholm Syndrome”, performing at both P3Gull and Spellemann. After attending several prestigious songwriting camps, her songs received international attention and in December, Frøder was selected as one of Spotify’s Spotlight Artists for 2015. “
Haling from a small fishing village on the east coast of Iceland, Fura is a project combining the talents of vocalist Björt Sigfinnsdóttir and production duo Hallur Jónsson and Janus Rasmussen (Bloodgroup). The nucleus of their work explores the contrast between dark beats (from the male production team) and the heightened, sensual, female voice of Sigfinnsdóttir, while exuding the mystical nature of their home environment and the sense of isolation and emotion produced by its landscapes. In 2013 the group released their first single “Demons” and in early 2014 the second single “Poems of the past”.
Møster! is the emerging Norwegian saxophone star Kjetil Møster’s group, consisting of a beautiful bouquet of musicians. Expect long, groove-driven build-up’s, intensified with colorful psychedelic improvisational elements, taken to an unknown rhythmic and energetic level. At by:Larm, Møster! will be joined by visual artist Armin Werx, producing tasteful imagery deriving from electronic and techno aesthetics.
ORACLE NORTH (SE)
Oracle North is a four piece set-up currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden. They have collaborated on numerous projects before, released material on labels such as Kitsuné and Palms out sounds, and played venues such as La fleche d’or in Paris and Fabric in London. Oracle North draw inspiration from, on one hand, a life-embracing warm new age and ambient, and on the other hand colder forms of wave and punk.
Sekuoia, alias of 21-year old Patrick Madsen, combines the organic with the electronic in a dreamy meltdown and has been chosen to support acts like Inc, Active Child, Washed Out, MØ and WhoMadeWho, as well as remixing Tomas Barfod. His sound consist of dry beats, synth washes and copy/pasted vocals conjure echoes of both dubstep and atmospheric ambient. The Danish producer is creating delicate electronic music that effortlessly bridges ambient, hip hop and electronica. His painterly soundscapes are equal parts night club after midnight and stalactite cave at dawn.
To see all artists booked for by:Larm 2015 so far, click here.