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I Was A King // Martinique
26 January @ 22:00 - 23:30
I samarbeid med Martinique, Tou Scene og Folken
presenterer vi: I Was A King
I Was A King is led by singers and guitarists Frode Stromstad and Anne Lise Frokedal, whose united vocals are said to melt into one extraterrestrial voice. Originating from the windswept, moody southwestern coast of Norway, they are the living proof that the sweetest pop songs may be cultivated and thrive in the oddest places. I was a King’s latest release, Isle of Yours, is by many considered their strongest and most diverse album. The band was joined in the studio by drummer Bill Rieflin (R.E.M., Swans, Robyn Hitchcock) on a set of tunes that mix subtle experimentation and synth elements with classic, jangling guitar pop.
On its journey through musical landscapes of quality indie pop I Was A King has evoked the enthusiasm of, and collaborated with, the likes of Norman Blake, Robyn Hitchcock and Sufjan Stevens. The band has released 5 albums since 2007, all critically acclaimed in Norway as well as in the US and UK. While perpetuating the legacy of icons like The Byrds, Big Star, Teenage Fanclub and The Beatles, they keep playing by their own rules on each release, combining music history with a modern perspective.