An emerging new act from the city that gave you Sigrid and AURORA, and from the producer that brought you Enslaved. The Other End will release their debut EP March 16th (on vinyl, CD and streaming) and their first single, ‘Far from Home’ out today, January 12, 2018.
The Other End is a duo from Bergen, Norway (notable artists from Bergen are Aurora, Sigrid, Great News, KAKKAMADDAFAKKA, etc.), and they define their music as indie/slowcore. During the summer the band recorded five songs for their debut EP together with renowned producer Iver Sandøy (Enslaved, Krakokow etc.) at Solslottet Studio. He captured the raw essence of the band, and with his background from the black metal scene in Norway, he also brought some darkness to their sound.
Their first single, ‘Far from Home’, is a song about almost losing a loved one, without being able to do anything about it. It was written over the course of a year, and is based on a true story. The song centres solely around Ida’s voice together with a clean and slightly echoing guitar, and develops using few instruments throughout the song. One could describe the song as ethereal, and the basis of the song was recorded live in studio with just guitar and vocals. It’s presented in a naked and honest way, and might resemble artists such as Julien Baker and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.
The band consists of Ida Knoph-Solholm and Alexander Breidvik, and is based in the centre of the vibrant music scene of Bergen, Norway. The members take turns playing guitar, bass, piano and a homemade suitcase drum. DIY has become a mantra for the band, who decided to start their own label when releasing their debut.