FRØKEDAL

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Frøkedal has been a significant figure in Norway's indie folk-rock scene for years, mainly as front person, guitarist and songwriter in Harrys Gym and in I Was A King. Her songwriting is poetic, melodic and often dark, inspired by everything from 60's folk music to Cocteau Twins and Brian Eno's experimental, minimalistic pop. Over the last years Oslo itself has made its impact on Frøkedal's music. From playing Cajun and traditional music with local fiddlers, to dancing the night away onstage and offstage in the Oslo electronic music scene. 

After playing with several Norwegian band, many of them being acclaimed acts in Norway, she wanted to do things her own way. Frøkedal likes rules, but not boundaries. “Because everyone has a computer these days there’s no limit to how many times you can multi-track. I’m sick of that. Big, busy songs don’t touch me emotionally anymore. I hoped to go the other way – to remove as much as I could and be left with a beating heart. The rule was that they had to stay simple. If I added a new idea or an instrument, I had to take something away. There couldn’t be lots of details or layers.” With simplicity as the cornerstone, Frøkedal’s vocals are given room to breathe, drifting almost dream-like through each song. The result is hypnotic, the effect both intimate and otherworldly; words weightless, yet loaded with meaning.


Frøkedal about the lyrical theme: “They deal with people whose lives are about to take a turn – for better or worse. For me, writing about change is much more interesting than exploring situations that already work. Most are real stories, about real people, some influenced by my own life more than others.”


Tour dates 2016:

Apr 06 - Studio 672 Cologne, Germany
Apr 08 - Ampere Munich, Germany
Apr 12 -  Lille Ole Bull Bergen, Norway
Apr 13 -  Skapåbar Haugesund, Norway
Apr 14 - Tou Scene Stavanger, Norway
Apr 15 - Mungåt Egersund, Norway
Apr 16 - Vaktbua, Odderøya Kristiansand, Norway
Apr 22 - Energimølla Kongsberg, Norway
Apr 23 - Parkteatret Scene Oslo, Norway

Mar 31 - Ungdommens Hus Røros, Norway
Apr 01 - Blæst Trondheim, Norway
Apr 02 - Strandbaren Stokkøya, Norway
Feb 25 - The Islington, London, United Kingdom
Feb 26 - The Basement,York, United Kingdom
Feb 28 - The Castle Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 29 - Crofters Rights Bristol, United Kingdom
Apr 04 - Kantine am Berghain Berlin, Germany
Apr 05 - Mojo Jazz Cafe Hamburg, Germany


Reviews:

5/6, Aftenposten: «Musikken strekker seg fra spake hvisk til mektige lydvegger og henger seg sjelden for lenge opp i de samme formlene.»
5/6, Dagbladet: «Vil fungere like godt på store festivalscener en døsig ettermiddag som i intime og dirrende klubbkonsertsettinger.»
5/6, Klassekampen: «På «Hold on Dreamer» viser Frøkedal seg konsekvent som en sterk låtskriver og tekstforfatter.»
5/6, Bergens Tidende: «Bunnsolid førstedame»
5/6, Stavanger Aftenblad: «Praktfull folkpop»
5/6, GAFFA: «Hun bedriver minimalisme med trang til å utforske.»
5/6, Haugesunds Avis: «Et gjennomført og melodiøst soloalbum»
5/6, Fædrelandsvennen: «Så flott og så vakkert.»
Dagens Næringsliv: «Hun er ikke alene om å blande solkysset americana med mer faretruende stemninger, flere har gjort det de siste årene, men Frøkedal har en musikalsk fremtoning som er utviklet på egen hånd, og som rommer mer.»
4/6, VG: «Søtt og sørgelig.»
4/6, Dagsavisen: «Dette var sannelig på tide»

 

 

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