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Oslo Psych Fest just released 8 artists for their weekend of psych in September. Here is the announcement:
OSLO PSYCH FEST 2014 – VULKAN ARENA + POKALEN – SEP 4-5-6 (tickets available soon from www.billettservice)
Last year, three people with a desire to make something happen in the music scene in Oslo threw together the first edition of OSLO PSYCH FEST. The shows were amazing and the feedback was humbling. It’s time for another round.We also had regular “Psych Nights” during the year to see whether or not there was a market/appetite for this kind of scene in Oslo. There was. The shows were amazing and the feedback has been phenomenal. It’s time for another round.
Now, almost a year after the first one, the second edition will take place at Vulkan Arena and Pokalen Stage. We are thrilled to have the bigger capacity to work with this year and intend to fill the house every night from Sep 4-6th. In good Oslo style we will be having a vorspiel at Revolver the weekend before with local favourites Maribel packing the basement, and a nachspiel at Revolver the Sunday after the festival (Announcing very soon).
Below are the bands already confirmed to play OPF, expect some more amazing acts to be announced soon.
Mark your calendars!
(Days and stage-times will be announced shortly)
KÅRE & THE CAVEMEN
No introduction is needed! We are honoured to have these living legends of the Norwegian underground scene play at our festival this September!
HOLY WAVE (USA)
“What stands out about Holy Wave is the sonic textures they apply to make their sound pierce through the smoke-filled haze that engulfs most psych bands” -Covert Curiosity
We are all very excited to have Holy Wave play their first show ever in Oslo!
WHITE HILLS (US)
White Hills’ core members are guitarist Dave W. and bassist Ego Sensation. Dave W. is the primary singer, but Ego Sensation also contributes vocals, and sings lead on some songs.
White Hills play themselves in the upcoming Jim Jarmusch film Only Lovers Left Alive, performing their 2007 song “Under Skin Or By Name” at a Detroit music club.
THE APRICOT (N)
Oslo 60′s psych-pop supergroup The Apricot (members of Peter Berry & The Shake Set, Montée,Brut Boogaloo and Cato Salsa Experience) will play a rare show at this years Oslo Psych Fest. We are honoured!!
Spindrift is an American psychedelic rock band, created by singer-songwriter-composer-producer-actor Kirpatrick Thomas. Heavily influenced by The Doors, My Bloody Valentine, Hawkwind, Bruce Haack, and Chrome. They played a sweltering show at Revolver last year, but this time will be back with a full line-up !!
Formed in Brooklyn, NY by John Bundy, Ryan Lugar, and Eli Pizzuto, Naam released their first self-released EP Kingdom in early 2009. Many people took notice and NAAM was quickly signed to the renowned Tee Pee Records. The bands second album “Vow” was released on June 4th of 2013 on Tee Pee Records. Naam are currently writing for their third album.
LES BIG BYRD (S)
The EP: “Les Big Byrd” was released on the 25th April. The first single is “Zig Smile”.
A two sided vinyl single was released on Record Day, the 16th april.
Carlis remix of “Zig-Smile” is out on the 20th June.
Norwegian outfit Maribel could soundtrack the most hallucinogenic dream or hellish nightmare at the flick of a switch. -Drowned In Sound
All the main festival shows will take place at Vulkan Arena and Pokalen. Tickets will be available very soon.
For our international guests we have a deal with Comfort Express Hotels which is a 10 minute walk from the festival next door to Revolver Bar. If you write them and tell them you are going to Oslo Psych Fest you will get a good discount. This is the email address to use: Co.Xpress.Oslo@choice.no
The Vorspiel and Nachspiel will both take place at Revolver. On the 30th August the awesome Oslo band MARIBEL will warm up for a week of madness at Vulkan + Pokalen, and when you just think the dust has settled, on Sunday the 7th we promise you one of the best nights ever at Revolver. More details to follow!
Spread the word, mark the dates in your calendar and look forward to a varied and amazing few days in the heart of Oslo.
More amazing acts to be announced soon.