The Megaphonic Thrift – ‘Få meg til verden i tide’

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The Megaphonic Thrift have delivered their new record ‘Få meg til verden i tide’ (out now through Old Flame Records). For the first time the Norwegian space rockers are singing in their native tongue, and they’re sounding dreamier than ever! In fact, their rock edge has made way for an 80s synth pop sound (but I’m liking the change). Check out the lead tunes below (or steam in full at Spotify).

 
The Megaphonic Thrift – ‘Få meg til verden i tide’

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Pokal – ‘Some Time’

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‘Some Time’ is a breezy slice of jangle pop courtesy of Norway’s Pokal. It’s the moniker of Arne Barlindhaug Ellingsen, who draws influence from Ariel Pink, Prefab Sprout and Autechre (among others). Pokal oozes an effortless pop aesthetic, the kind that Scandinavians are so well known for! For fans of Postiljonen, Radio Dept or The Mary Onettes.

 
Pokal – ‘Some Time’

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Dråpe – ‘Round And Around’

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In October Dråpe gave us their second full length ‘Relax/Relapse’ via Norwegian label Riot Factory, and recently premiered a 60s-styled video for ‘Round And Around’ (via Konbini). The quintet have evolved immensely since forming in 2010, and have faced more changes recently with the departure of Hanne (singer), and the return of Eirik (keys/guitar). I do miss the bendy days of their debut, and Hanne’s femine touch, but Dråpe’s brand of trippy psych pop is always refreshing (especially when recorded on 24 track tape)! ‘Relax/Relapse’ plays out like a sprawling daydream, and it’s catchier than ever. Check out this recent interview with Ja Ja Ja for the full low down.

 
Dråpe – ‘Round And Around’

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Dråpe – ‘Pie In The Sky’

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Dråpe have dished up ‘Pie In The Sky’, the first track from album number two! The Norwegian quintet teased us earlier in the year with a tribute tune called ‘Together We Are Pstereo‘, but now we have an official single. ‘Pie In The Sky’ is a catchy psych poppin’ ditty that builds on the transformative ‘Canicular Days’ album of 2013. Riot Factory are releasing Dråpe’s (Drop in English) full length on October 9.

 
Dråpe – ‘Pie In The Sky’

Visit Dråpe @ Riot Factory @ Facebook.

Dråpe – ‘Together We Are Pstereo’

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Dråpe return with the new single ‘Together We Are Pstereo’! In case you were wondering, ‘Pstereo’ is not a type-o, it’s one of the biggest festivals in Norway (and was written in its honour). The five piece are currently at work on a new album, and have recently recruited Eirik (of Angelica’s Elegy) following the departure of long-termer Hanne. ‘Together We Are Pstereo’ is a sunny psych pop gem, with sunny melodies that pick up where their 2013 LP ‘Canicular Days‘ left off. Dråpe (pronounced ‘Draw-peh’), can do no wrong! Pick up the single via iTunes.

 
Dråpe – ‘Together We Are Pstereo’

Visit Dråpe @ Riot Factory @ Facebook.