First single "Newspeak" is out now!
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.
For two musicians to be able to complement each other so as to create collective euphoria and ecstasy is something only few have mastered before them. Hella (US) and Lightning Bolt (US) and also Monolithic (NO) must be mentioned – they are all important names for drummer Tobias Ørnes Andersen and guitarist Simen Følstad Nilsen. By the help of a drum kit, three guitar amps and a rich selection of loop and effect pedals, the two musicians manage to create something unique, refreshing, un-Norwegian, inclusive and grand.
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.
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.
First single out is “Newspeak” and it's available on all streaming services 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
19. mar - Gamlebyen Kulturhuset, Fredrikstad, NO
15. apr - Bryggerhuset, Halden, NO
3. jun - Nattjazz, Bergen, NO