Panda Panda – ‘What Are You Waiting For?’

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Meet Panda Panda, a new rock act out of Norway who posted an impressive tune this month called ‘What Are You Waiting For?’. They sound like a band that should be on the Riot Factory roster alongside Dråpe and Snøskred. Same town right? So perhaps there’s a connection that I’m not privy to! Great tune, more to come.

 
Panda Panda – ‘What Are You Waiting For?’

Visit Panda Panda @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Dråpe – ‘Dråpe’ EP

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It’s been more than a year since Dråpe delivered their ‘Canicular Days‘ LP but the wait for new material shouldn’t be too much longer. The Oslo five piece have been busy working on a fresh full length (with a single expected before the year is out) *crosses fingers*! If you missed Dråpe’s debut EP back in 2011 then do yourself a favour and jump straight into the stream below. ‘By Heart’ is still brilliant – frequently stuck on repeat!

 
Dråpe – ‘Dråpe’ EP

Visit Dråpe @ Riot Factory @ Facebook.

Février – ‘Jazz’

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I know precious little about Février. But after listening through a hail storm of new music they stand out. The Norwegian foursome (Eirik Åsbakk, Tarjei Antonsen, Øystein W. Tordahl and Erik Lønne) have recently posted a pair of singles. ‘Jazz’ is a stunner, this reverb-soaked slacker pop tune slowly progresses and loses itself. In the best possible way! Side note, not to be confused with the Colorado-based band of the same name.

 
Février – ‘Jazz’

Hear more of Février @ Soundcloud.

The Megaphonic Thrift – ‘If You Shiver (Overload)’

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Spin have posted the new single/video from Norwegian rockers The Megaphonic Thrift. It’s taken from their forthcoming (and as yet untitled) new album. Berlin film makers Blank Blank put the video together, a great fit for this spacey track. No word on a release date yet.

 
The Megaphonic Thrift – ‘If You Shiver (Overload)’ [VIDEO]

Visit The Megaphonic Thrift online @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Willas Rød Feat. Anna Lanto – ‘Go Do Something Stupid’

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Over the past twelve months Oslo-based producer Willas Rød has been posting impressive electronic / dream pop tunes via Soundcloud. For his latest song ‘Go Do Something Stupid’ Einar is joined by vocalist Anna Lanto (free download).

 
Willas Rød Feat. Anna Lanto – ‘Go Do Something Stupid’

Visit Willas Rød @ Soundcloud @ Tumblr.

Dråpe – ‘Sister’s Eye’

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One of the strongest albums of 2013!? We’re not even half way there but Norway’s Dråpe are going to be a hard act to follow. The shoegaze/dream/psych pop five piece have produced a brilliant debut LP in ‘Canicular Days’ (out now through Riot Factory). If the singles ‘Blue Skies‘ or ‘Memories‘ didn’t convince you – give this album cut a spin and see if it converts you! The summery sweet introduction of ‘Sister’s Eye’ slowly becomes an epic whirlwind. p.s. vinyl internationally delivered via Tiger.

 
Dråpe – ‘Sister’s Eye’

Download Dråpe @ iTunes / Visit @ Riot Factory @ Tumblr / Connect @ Facebook.