Sebastian Waldejer - Battles EP We proudly present BATTLES EP by Sebastian Waldejer plus a brand new video directed by Stian Kristiansen. The EP is now available for streaming and downloading.
Sebastian Waldejer - "Battles EP" released 22. August 2013. Now available for streaming and download. Catalogue # CCAP173. A Sterk Film production Directed by Stian Kristiansen Photography - Arne Bru Haug Editor - Tommy Enervold Jørpeland Produced by Werner Andreassen. Even before releasing his debut album the then 24 years old Sebastian Waldejer was honored as the official "Artist Of The Year" by the culture council of his hometown Stavanger, Norway. The combination of well written lyrics, beautiful melodies and his DIY approach quickly established him as a talent to keep an eye on. After the well received release of his debut album "Rise Of The Urban Child", Sebastian toured Great Britain as support act for Thomas Dybdahl. After the tour Thomas invited Sebastian to join his regular band ("That Great October Sound") as a multi-instrumentalist. Sebastian decided to put his own gigging on hold to tour with Thomas and hone his skills as a musician and live performer. He never stopped writing music though, and in 2011 Sebastian released his new single "We Never Get Away Anymore", co-produced by Thomas Dybdahl. August 2013 Sebastian Waldejer releases the first of two EP's this fall. The theme of "Battles EP" are four love stories, from four very different individuals who all are battling their thoughts and emotions. The songs on the EP is set in a darker mood than Sebastian's previous releases. The darker mood is balanced by playfulness in the details and catchy melodies. The EP is produced by the artist himself, except "Stop Taking A Part", which was recored at Braund Studios (NYC) and produced by Caleb Lindskoog.
JORUNN HODNE - «Here She Goes Again» - New single! (scroll down for info in Norwegian)
Jorunn Hodne is releasing a new single "Here She Goes Again" from her upcoming album «Move On». The B-side is a bonus version featuring Slim-B rapping 16 beats straight from the heart.Hodne and Slim-B have never collaborated before and met for the first time when Slim-B came to rap in the studio. Through a mutual friend, he heard a mix of the track and immediately felt the urge to tell his version.
The new album: Move On
This is popmusic, "Eclectic Pop" with elements of soul, rock and jazz, with a definitive edge to upset the sweetness. The musical atmosphere is argued with lyrics where joy, tenderness, irritation, satisfaction, and inadequacy are among the topics. Alf Terje Hana's initiatives and brutal ravaging with his guitar mixed with Arne Hovda's playful keyboard and harmonic piano chords gives the music a wonderful nerve. Refined, raw and sensual are superlatives frequently used describing Jorunn’s voice. It’s in contrast to Ingvill Bjorland’s sweet harmonies but together they have a spicy, rough and catchy sound. Kurt Lisø beats both soft and hard and ruthless, while Eivind Hodne adds weight and pulse with his double bass. Together, the rhythm section forms a base that gives the music a burlesque character.
On the producer side, both Arne Hovda and Hans Ole Kristiansen helped create Jorunn Hodne's musical universe.
Jorunn Hodne's debut album "Trespassing" (2010) was described as "burlesque pop" and "vintage pop" with references to Shirley Bassey, Amy Winehouse, Eartha Kitt and Grace Jones
NORWEGIAN bio / info: Jorunn Hodne slipper singel med god gammeldags A og B side. I forkant av sitt album ”Move On” som slippes lørdag 8. september gir hun nå ut singelen ”Here She Goes Again”. B-siden er en bonusutgave der hiphoperen og ordkunstneren Slim-B rapper sine 16 takter rett fra hjertet.
- Et lykketreff for meg, sier Jorunn Hodne. - Han er norges råeste rapper og fikk vel bekreftet det da han sammen med Horvei The Greatness vant den nasjonale Zoom Urört konkurransen 2012.
Hodne og Slim-B har aldri samarbeidet før og traff hverandre første gang da Slim-B kom for å rappe i studio. Via en felles venninne hørte han en råmiks av låten og trangen til å fortelle sin versjon meldte seg umiddelbart.
Hodne gleder seg til å gjøre B-sideversjonen live på plateslippet på Still’s Scene lørdag 8. September sammen med Slim-B.
Mye har skjedd siden 2010 da Jorunn Hodne ga ut sitt første album “Trespassing”. Ved siden av artistkarrieren delte hun prosjektlederansvaret med Ingvill Bjorland for Tou Camp, en hel måneds festival på kunstfabrikken Tou Scene i Stavanger. Høsten 2011 debuterte hun som skuespiller på Rogaland Teater i indierockstykket "Sonny" skrevet av Tore Renberg og basert på Kaizers Orchestra sin musikk. Stykket som også gikk for fulle hus på Den Norske Opera settes opp igjen på Rogaland Teater til vinteren. Så etter høstens turné med fullt band er Hodne tilbake i rollen som Fru. Conradas.
Musikken og bandet: Det er ikke lett å plassere musikken i én kategori; men når dedikerte lyttere og musikere mener, melder de følgende: Dette er pop - men med sin frekkhet og råskap oppstår det spenning som krangler med det søte. Stemningen følges opp av tekstene der glede, sårhet, nytelse, irritasjon, tilfredshet og utilstrekkelighet er blant temaene.
Alf Terje Hana's utspill og brutale herjing med gitaren mikset med Arne Hovda's lekne brettharmonier gir musikken en deilig nerve. Raffinert og sensuell er superlativer hyppig brukt om Jorunns stemme. Dette i kontrast til Ingvill Bjorlands søte harmonier gir det hele et pikant, røft og fengende uttrykk. Kurt Lisø slår både mykt og hardt og ubarmhjertig, mens Eivind Hodne tilfører tyngde og puls med kontrabassen. Sammen legger rytmeseksjonen grunnlaget for lydbildet som har en burlesk karakter. Vi lander på kategorien Eklektisk Pop med innslag av både soul, rock og jazz. På produsentsiden har både Arne Hovda og Hans Ole Kristiansen bidratt til å skape Jorunn Hodne's univers.
Jorunn Hodne's debutalbum "Trespassing" (2010) ble beskrevet som burleskpop og vintagepop. Kledelige båser for den alternative pop'en som svinger innom melankoli og garasjejazz, toppet med soul og franske følelser. Her er referanser til Nick Cave, James Bond, Portishead, Shirley Bassey og Lenny Kravitz.
Musikkbransjebladet Farojournalen hadde følgende å si om Hodne's forrige album "Trespassing"; - Her er det slektskap til Amy Winehouse og Duffy, men også til Eartha Kitt og Grace Jones på sitt mest kabaretpregede. Kompet er ispedd jazzrock, og Hodnes mørke stemme har en burlesk karakter. Overbevisende i stil og språkføring.
«Already Gone» is the fifth installment in Elise Vatsvaag´s ongoing project «This Is Not My Music». Through 2012 Elise will release eight FREE singles on her website www.elisevatsvaag.com On the 10th of every month a new single will be available for free download, streaming and sharing through her website. Every fourth single will be followed by a EP compilation of the same tracks released through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc.
Elise talks about the new single: Already Gone was written along with my friend Paul F. Johannessen in New York City about a year ago. The truth is I've had my ups and downs with this song. The lyrics are describing some of the inside struggles I was having right after moving to New York. I was alone and somewhat confused. It is true what they say - a big city can indeed make you feel very small. I was having some difficulties as far as relating to the city, and I was also having doubts about my music. I needed to figure out a way to approach this whole new situation, and it wasn't going too well. At least not while I was writing this song. I wrote all the verses in New York, and I went home without a chorus. Even though I eventually figured out a solution to my problems and was feeling very much at ease, the song was still a dark piece at this point.
I wrote a new chorus in the studio with Ashley a few months later (the producer), and we recorded a new demo of it. Suddenly there was a shred of hope. The chorus added exactly what the song needed - light, hope, positivity, energy and guts. The darkness and the light went perfectly together. I wanted to record it, and I wanted to share it. So here it is. To you from my bare hands.
Check out all the singles released in the «This Is Not My Music» project so far:
Elise Vatsvaag is releasing 8 singles this year, all for free! It´s all part of her «This Is Not My Music» project. February through May and August through November 2012 she is releasing one single a month on her website www.elisevatsvaag.com. Each single is available for free streaming and download for one month until it´s replaced by a new single. Every fourth single is followed by an EP available for streaming and download through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, Wimp etc
In addition Elise decided to release a brand new track, «Wasted», as a bonus track for her fans. Check it out at her website or download it here:
The EP with the first four singles was released in June. «This Is Not My Music EP #1» is available for streaming and downloading everywhere. Feel free to share this Soundcloud player
Get your free download from Elise Vatsvaag´s website Scroll down to access the four singles released by Elise Vastvaag so far in 2012
Elise Vatsvaag tells us about her latest single:
I can’t believe I’m about to release a fourth single! 4 songs have been released, which basically means I’m halfway through the «This Is Not My Music» project. That is undeniably a fact that makes me feel tingly with joy and excitement. I am also very excited about this fourth single «The Night That I Let Go». Please allow me to explain why. «The Night That I Let Go» is what I would like to call a «travelling tune». It first came to life during a Songwriter’s Circle, which is like a songwriting retreat where you meet up with different writers from across the world and make music together. In 2009 I paired up with Greg Holden, Jeff Cohen and Christian Ingebrigtsen – three excellent writers and amazing people. We wrote a funny song about drinking too much and partying too hard. It was great fun, but I never thought of either performing or recording the song. It was…well, a little over the edge. I could not, however, get some of the lyrical and melodic parts out of my head. In the Summer of 2011 I was going over some old piano tracks that my friend and piano player Paul Fredrik Johannessen had sent me. I found a clip that I immediately fell in love with, and for some reason it made me think of the song I wrote back in 2009 with the boys. I called Paul and arranged a writing session with him. We jammed for a couple of hours, kept some of the melodies and lyrics from the session in 2009, and re-wrote a few things. Suddenly we had a song that sounded great. We called it «The Night That I Let Go». Technically speaking it took three years, five writers, two pianos, two guitars, two cities and two sessions to write this song. Phew. I really hope you will like it. I also wanted to let you know that on June 10th I’m releasing «This Is Not My Music EP#1», which holds the first four songs, «Safe Play», «Vena Amoris», «Neighborhood» and «The Night That I Let Go», and maybe also a surprise. You’ll have to buy it to find out. YES, buy! For the first time I’m asking for a price. For four months I’ve been giving my music away for free. On June 10th I’m releasing the first of two EP’s on iTunes and other digital stores. For those reading this, I hope you got a chance to download all the songs for free. If not, now there’s always a chance to get a hold of them.
ELISE VATSVAAG - «Vena Amoris» - FREE SINGLE! «Vena Amoris» is the second installment of Elise Vatsvaag´s «This Is Not My Music» project. Through 2012 Elise will release eight FREE singles on her website www.elisevatsvaag.com On the 10th of every month a new single will be available for free download, streaming and sharing through her website. Every fourth single will be followed by a EP compilation of the same tracks released through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc
Get «Vena Amoris» and check out her new video on her website. Feel free to download, share and embed «Vena Amoris». Extra points for using #thisisnotmymusic on Twitter!
The day after releasing the first single «Safe Play» on her website, Elise was made «Artist of the Week» by the biggest talent-scout radio show in Norway, NRK Urørt, confessing the following: «With well appropriated melodic hooks, a charming voice and a solid production, Elise Vatsvaag is one of the most exciting new pop artists Urørt has heard in a long time.»
«Safe Play» is currently playlisted on the brilliant Danish radio channel DR6 Beat. Check out their internet radio (choose DR6 Beat from the channel list)
Make sure to check out her 2011 single «Ooh La La». The single is also available at iTunes, Spotify, Wimp, Amazon etc
ELISE VATSVAAG - «Safe Play» - FREE SINGLE! Today Elise Vatsvaag launch her new project «This is not my music» with her first single of 2012: «Safe Play». Through 2012 Elise will release eight FREE singles on her website www.elisevatsvaag.com The 10th of every month a new single will be available for free download, streaming and sharing through her website. Every fourth single will be followed by a EP compilation of the same tracks released through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc
Read more about Elise and the «this is not my music» project on her website. Feel free to download, share and embed «Safe Play». Extra points for using #thisisnotmymusic on Twitter!
ENGLISH: Some years ago, five Norwegian students from Stavanger decided to form a pop-rock band and “Lano Places” was born. “Everyone likes to be lonely” was their debut album , released in the spring of 2001. First single off the album, "Isolation Street", became a surprise radiohit the same year. Lano Places followed up with the "Walk Again" album the next year before the band quit. A new "b-sides and rarities" collection will be released in the fall of 2011.
NORSK: Fem unge menn fra hhv Stavanger og Ålesund fant hverandre under studier i Bergen i 1997 og Lano Places oppsto. I 2001 debuterte de med det kritkerroste albumet "Everyone Likes To Be Lonely" og radiohitten "Isolation Street". Året etter fulgte de opp med albumet "Walk Again" før de la inn årene. 10 år etter debuten slipper Lano Places nå "Besides", en samling låter som ble innspilt i perioden 1998-2002, men som ikke er utgitt tidligere.
Sebastian Waldejer recently released his new single «We Never Get Away Anymore» (vinyl and digital versions), co-produced by Thomas Dybdahl. Sebastian plays guitar and keyboard with Thomas Dybdahl´s band on his USA tour staring this week. Check out the Thomas Dybdahl website for tour dates. Check out tracks, video and news (including Twitter feeds) on Sebastian´s facebook
The digital version of the new single is now available through , spotify, wimp, amazon, 7-digital and more
The vinyl version of the single is available through Bandcamp. We Never Get Away Anymore / The Ocean Is Full Of Tears, is available as a limited edition 7» single wrapped in a beautiful Stumptown Printers Arigato cover, handprinted by Kjetil Brandsdal. The vinyl single also includes a three track download (the original vinylmix of the tracks on the 7» + a new digital mix of the title track by Jørgen Træen from Duper Studio in Bergen). You can also choose to skip the vinyl (but why would you want to?) and opt for the digital download package. The B-side and new digital mix is only available as a bundle/package deal on Bandcamp, these two track can´t be bought separately.