Deathcrush + Bad Grammar + Groves
The Beauty Witch presents
Noise-Rock/No-Wave band from Oslo, Norway, consisting of Vidar Evensen, Linn Nystadnes and Åse Røyset.
Starting 2013, the band have released a series of singles. It was kicked off with nothing less than a flexi disc double poster magazine, followed by Skool’s In, a 12” maxi single.
Before this, without releasing as much as a single, the band toured extensively, including Roskilde (DK), Øya (NO), Way West (SE), Iceland Airwaves (ICE) and Eurosonic (NL), supporting bands as diverse as Battles, Melt-Banana and Vivian Girls and were invited on tour with both Sleigh Bells (US), Trentemøller (DK) and The Dillinger Escape Plan (US).
Now, after managing to shake their severe saying-yes syndrome (you don’t turn down Roskilde. Or Iceland Airwaves. Or Way Out West. Or a personal invitation from Trentemøller. Or when Sleigh Bells open up their nightliner door to Europe. Or trashy apartment gigs. Or SXSW. Oh wait, that last one they did. Twice. For practical reasons), Deathcrush have finally gotten their “pelvic noise sludge” on tape.
After recording with Billy Anderson (Swans, Melvins, Mr. Bungle) and Jørgen Træen (Datarock, Annie, Sondre Lerche) more songs for their much anticipated series of singles are now in the mixing hands of the band’s own Linn Nystadnes.
The latest edition in Deathcrush’s single-series playfully mixes hip hop, pop, trash metal and noise-rock. It manifests their sly, catchy sound; what John Robb called “a stunning and effective dissemination of the New York sassy cool trash aesthetic into a new century and with their own vital slant”.
The video for the single won “Best Music Video” at Atlanta Film Festival and the KinoKino Film Festival in Stavanger, and was also shown at several other film festivals. It was also one of 19 music videos shown at SXSW this year, alongside other videos from Diplo, MGMT and more.
Tickets £5 adv