Up-and-coming act in London

 Type:Culture, Music
 Location:England, London

The much-hyped band 120 Days, who have enjoyed a lot of attention on, are coming back to London for a gig in Old Street on Norway's Constitution Day.

120 Days had its first rehearsal autumn 2001 in their small hometown, Kristiansund, on the north-west coast of Norway. The band consisted of four friends Jonas Dahl, Arne Kvalvik, Kjetil Ovesen and Ådne Meisfjord. They called themselves The Beautiful People, but later changed their name to 120 Days and released their critically acclaimed first EP titled ‘Sedated Times’ on the small Oslo label Public Demand Records in 2004. Late that year, they released their second EP, this time a self-titled five-track EP which caused quite a stir in Norway. And after the band’s gig at By:Larm in Norway, they sent shockwaves through a lot of industry people, and the gig resulted in the band being booked to both the Reading and Leeds Festival and the Sonar Festival, and this after only two Norway releases. Also the New York label Vice Records (Bloc Party, The Streets, Death From Above 1979) was deeply impressed by the gig and started chasing the band. Meanwhile the band continued to prepare for their debut album. By this time the band had found their home with the Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound (Jaga Jazzist, Lindstrøm, Kim Hiorthøy, Bjørn Torske).

Their self-titled debut album was produced by the band themselves and recorded in Oslo’s Crystal Canyon studios in January and February 2006. The album was mixed by Jørgen Sir Dupermann Træen and the band in Duper Studio, Bergen, in April 2006.

Thursday 17 May, 7pm - late.
The Legion, Old Street, London EC1
120 Days + The Early Years + Kontakte + Tim Holmes DJ set
Tickets, £6 - click here.



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