Photo: Håkon Borg

Photo: Håkon Borg


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Word started spreading some time ago about the duo Aiming For Enrike –among young, newly converted music enthusiasts as well as experienced veterans of the industry, all having in common that they have opened their eyes wide at this highly explosive duo.

Aiming For Enrike consists of Tobias Ørnes (drums) and Simen Følstad Nilsen (guitars) – two true virtuosos that effortlessly construct intricate polyrythmics and grooves to accentuate the strong melodies present on their upcoming album, set for a spring release.

First single out is “Newspeak” with release on March 18th, but it’s already available on YouTube today! The track is a perfect example of the aforementioned qualities that makes this band such a unique addition to the Norwegian music scene. 

 "Newspeak is the opening track on our upcoming album. It´s a good representation of where we are sonically and song-structurally at the moment. Its a groovy pop song with a minimalistic approach and the punk rock attitude of our live performances. Its suitable for both dance floor action, late nights by the fire place and other activities."
Aiming For Enrike

Concert dates:

Mar. 19 - Gamlebyen Kulturhus, Fredrikstad, NO
Apr. 16 - Bryggerhuset, Halden, NO
Jun. 3 - Nattjazz, Bergen, NO


Much of their character lies in their imagination and urge to explore sounds and ways of expression across any regulations in claustrophobic underground scenes. Although it all may have started out sounding similar to bands like Hella and Monolithic, these two musicians want more. Through a deep interest in anything from the repetition and the nuances of electronic music to the improvised mission of jazz and the danceability of funk and postpunk, a way of expression has been formed, that can only be said to be that of Aiming For Enrike.

In their two albums – one of which is just around the corner – they have proven themselves, and they have been picked up by among others Urørt at NRK P3, which again has led to concerts with bands like Møster! and Bror Forsgren.

And it is at concerts that the duo shines the brightest – their unrestricted approach to the song material and their total symbiosis as musicians make them a beast you rarely experience. They have played anywhere from underground concerts in people’s kitchens to big, established stages, and they master the different scenarios with an equally great conviction every time.

We are completely convinced that Aiming For Enrike is one of the most exciting bands to have come out of Norway in a long, long time, and there is little doubt that this powerful duo has an exiting future ahead.