Celebrating Norway's Constitution Day, and coinciding with the Great Escape festival in Brighton, the three up-and-coming Norwegian bands Serena Maneesh, The Low Frequency in Stereo and SuperJupiter are hosting a one-off gig at Barfly in London on the 17th of May.
Serena Maneesh was founded in Oslo in 2001 while frontman Emil Nikolaisen was still a member and songwriter for the Norwegian award winning band Silver. Serena Maneesh released their self-titled debut album to rave reviews in Norway, August 2005. The album has also made its way around the globe on a grass rot level. As a result of this, Serena Maneesh toured Europe last October with The Dandy Warhols, supported Oasis in Oslo and Stockholm, and done several high profiled shows in native Norway, as well as the UK and Sweden. Serena Maneesh was nominated to both Norwegian music awards (Alarm and Spelemann); won the Alarm awards.
The Low Frequency in Stereo started with their lo-fi-post rock in the beginning of 2001. Since then, the band has played over 200 concerts around the world with highlights being at the Quart Festival, the Dour Festival and the South by Southwest Festival which was the band's break-through with the international music industry crowd. Release for the new album “Last Temptation Of…” will be all over Europe in May/June
SuperJupiter consist of three young Norwegians, Terje, Ivar and Hal 1976, who together formed the band in 2000. The band has developed their own sound and only use synthesizers in their music. The band released their debut CD 'EP 03' in November 2003 and are currently working on a new album.
The concert in London is arranged as a pre-event to the Great Escape festival in Brighton which starts on 18 May and stretches over three full days. Several Norwegian bands will take part - for more info, click here.
Serena Maneesh, The Low Frequency in Stereo & SuperJupiter
Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, London
17 May, doors open at 5pm
Entry is FREE; limited spaces - first come first serve