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Wednesday, February 13
 

11:00

Fra innovasjon til mutering
Speaker: Helge Tennøe, Dinamo
De store trendene vi ser i forhold til konsumenters endrede vaner og krav og reaksjonen fra næringen – og med et av bevisene; hvordan en pc-produsent kan bli den største distributøren av musikk i usa.
Helge Tennøe har utfordret og utforsket virksomheters rolle og muligheter på nett siden 2000. Han liker ikke å snakke om teknologi som det som er inne i den svarte boksen, men løfter det opp til å handle om mennesker, samhandling og endringer eller forbedringer i hverdagslivet og arbeidshverdagen.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 11:00am - 11:30
Ragnarock

11:30

Sosial musikk
Speaker: Inge André Sandvik, grunnlegger av Soundrop
Soundrop er den enkleste måten å oppleve eller oppdage musikk sammen med venner på. De har sitt hovedkontor i Oslo og er grunnlagt av hackere og entrepenører som mener at musikk låter bedre sammen med venner.
Utforsk Spotifys enorme katalog sammen med venner og andre musikkfans. Bli med i et rom der du kan påvirke hva alle andre lytter på, eller bare sett deg tilbake og nyt god musikk.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 11:30am - 11:45
Ragnarock

11:45

Firefox OS utfordrer de lukkede økosystemene
Speaker: Ingrid Ødegaard - Comoyo, developer community contact
Ingrid Ødegaard, developer community contact i Comoyo forteller om deres tilnærming til Firefox OS
Operativsystemene for mobil, nettbrett og PC konvergerer, og mobilmarkedet domineres i dag av tre store aktører: Apple, Google og Microsoft. Som et alternativt OS bygd på åpne web standarder, er Mozilla i ferd med å lansere operativsystemet Firefox OS. Firefox OS er bygd på HTML5, som gjør at man kan bygge web apps som også vil fungere på andre operativsystemer. Telenor jobber sammen med Mozilla for å sikre bred distribusjon av telefoner med Firefox OS på, og har også ansatt utviklere som bidrar inn i arbeidet med opeartivsystemet.
Ingrid Ødegaard har jobbet som produktsjef i Telenor Comoyo siden selskapets opprinnelse i 2011, og har nå ansvaret for community-aktiviteter og rekruttering av utviklere. Hun har tidligere jobbet med forretningsutvikling og strategi i Aftenposten, og ledet utviklingen av Aftenpostens iPad-app. På fritiden har hun vært med å bygge opp websiden Holder de ord, som publiserer data fra Stortinget på nett, og vært leder av Gründerskolen Alumni.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 11:45am - 12:00
Ragnarock

12:00

Det neste store er de mange små
Speaker: Johan Høgåsen-Hallesby, strategirådgiver at Making Waves
Journalistene spekulerer gjerne i hvem “den neste store” innen digitale tjenester vil bli og bringer umiddelbart tankene tilbake hvordan Google tok posisjonen fra Altavista. Eller da alle flyttet inn i Facebook og etterlot seg et folketomt MySpace.
Men vil det samme gjelde fremover eller er vi på vei inn i en tid som i større grad vil preges av mange mindre aktører? Foredraget ser på hvorfor dette skjer og implikasjonene det får.
Johan Høgåsen-Hallesby har bakgrunn som interaksjonsdesigner, men jobber i dag primært som strategirådgiver og leder for mobil i Making Waves. Johan beskriver seg selv som fagnerd og er en til tider ivrig debattant.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 12:00pm - 12:20
Ragnarock

12:30

Rastløs: Oslo Youth Challenge vinner
Speaker: Team Pingvin
My Oslo – Oslo Youth Challenge (OYC), er en 48-timers workshop der IKT-Norge utfordrer ungdom og unge fagfolk til å konkurrere i grupper om å skape den beste appen eller websiden for fremtidens Oslo.
Dagens ungdom mener at de har en alt for ensformig hverdag og de trenger ideer til hva de kan gjøre i byen som bidrar til å lære, ha det gøy og prøve ut noe nytt.
Rastløs er en app som gir ungdom en oversikt over alle aktiviteter som foregår i byen, NÅ! Ved å la ungdom blir inspirerte til å delta på ulike kulturelle arrangementer vil de kunne utfordre seg selv og lære nye ting i en sosial hverdag.
Oslo har masse aktiviteter og tjenester for ungdom. Problemet er at de ikke når ut til dem. At ungdom får tilgang til dette på egne premisser, på mobilen og nettbrett, tror jeg er helt avgjørende. Hadde Oslo kommune brukt samme arbeidsmetode ville de ligget på topp, og ikke på bunn som nå. Vinnergruppen, Team Pingvin, besto av tre ungdommer, en utvikler og to designere.
3 fra Team Pingvin presenterer vinner prosjektet på by:Larm tech. Viktoria Seline Espelund (elev fra Elvebakken vgs), Une Nordli, masterstudent servicedesign og Amra Osmanovik, masterstudent interaksjonsdesign (begge designstudenter fra Arkitektur og designhøgskolen i Oslo).
Arrangør av MyOslo, IKT-Norge, legger press på kommunen, for å sørge for at de foreslåtte prosjektene faktisk blir gjennomført.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 12:30pm - 12:40
Ragnarock

13:10

Holder de ord - Norges nye politiske vaktbikkje
Speaker: Daniel Rees, leder av Holder de ord
Holder de ord er en ny tjeneste som enkelt lar deg sjekke hva som skjer på Stortinget i sakene du er opptatt av. Dette er historien om hva som er mulig å få til når samfunnsvitere, utviklere og designere finner sammen, og hvordan Holder de ord vil endre måten du tenker om politikk frem mot høstens stortingsvalg.
Daniel Rees er daglig leder og én av grunnleggerne av Holder de ord. Han har en mastergrad i statsvitenskap fra NTNU i Trondheim, og har bakgrunn fra TNS Gallup hvor han har jobbet med opinionsundersøkelser og kommunikasjonsanalyse. Daniel har bred erfaring som frilansjournalist og har tidligere jobbet med å utvikle nettsteder for FN og landsdekkende organisasjoner i Norge.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 13:10pm - 13:20
Ragnarock

13:20

Startups - hva vi har lært av våre feil
Speaker: Bjørn Haugland og Nils Petter Nordskar
I prosessen fra idé til ferdig produkt er det mye som kan gå galt. Fallgrubene underveis er mange, og faren er stor for å gå i de samme fellene som andre har gått i før deg.
Bjørn Haugland og Nils Petter Nordskar har vært innom de fleste fellene og som har lært av sine feil. Her forteller de om sine erfaringer slik at du kan slippe billigere unna.
Bjørn Haugland er en norsk seriegrunder med selskaper som Feedback Research, Confirmit, SurvAid og nå Symphonical på samvittigheten.
Nils Petter Nordskar har etablert to reklamebyråer og grunnlagt et internett-selskap.
Begge har opplevd ganske mye i Skandinavia og har gjort noen erfaringer vi alle kan lære av. De forteller og har en samtale om startups og feil det kunne vært fint å unngå.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 13:20pm - 13:50
Ragnarock

13:50

Capsule.fm - Listening to your very own web
Speaker: Espen Systad, CEO and co-founder capsule.fm
Capsule.fm er som å lytte til sin helt egne web. Den spiller en live, interaktiv og spesialtilpasset lydopplevelse fra ditt nettinnhold
Capsule.fms er med på laget i den nye StartupBootcamp Berlin. De tar din spesialtilpassede innholdsfeed fra tekst til tale, og genererer en personlig, talt nyhetsfeed til din mobile enhet. Det Berlinbaserte firmaets mål er å utrydde tekst på mobiltelefonene våre, og de vant en pris på 1 million Euro på SevenVentures pitch day under Noah Conference i London 2012. Espen Systad vill fortelle om prosjektet og sine erfaringer som en del av Startupscenen i Berlin.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 13:50pm - 14:00
Ragnarock

14:00

Gidsy: Explore, book & organize unique things to do
Speaker: Speaker: Edial Dekker
There are activities happening in many different places, so you can always find something special and unexpected to do, at home or away. Think off the beaten path walking tours guided by locals, nature hikes with wild cavemen and cooking classes hosted by professional chefs.
Gidsy wants to make it easy as possible for you to find stuff to do, whether you are looking for a private guide to show you around local art spaces or take you mushroom picking in the forest. The community of organizers will try to ensure you will have a fantastic experience.
Edial Dekker (1984) loves ‘good things’ on the internet and is the CEO & co-founder of the Berlin-based startup, Gidsy. He gets excited by open government data, collaborative consumption and meaningful new technologies.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 14:00pm - 14:10
Ragnarock

14:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions – Advanced Facebook
Speaker: By Rob MacAllister, Music Ally
The advanced Facebook module looks to expand attendees’ knowledge to much more than just setting up a group, adding your friends and posting. The aim is to get more advanced aspects and exploit some of the deep data that Facebook can provide to advance your marketing strategy and gain better results.
• How relevant is Facebook for marketers? With Facebook continually changing algorithms and features what are the best practices for marketers to reach their market out from the 1 billion people online.
• The effectiveness of Facebook advertising? What are the best practices when it comes to targeting and what are the most effective advert types?
• Facebook case studies – including ROI, reach, sales and engagement analysis
• What is OpenGraph? How can OpenGraph be used to gain information about potential fans and the privacy concerns around Facebook OpenGraph.
• An overview of Edge Rank – How can we improve our visibility in users’ new feeds and the importance of getting there rather than just having content appear via the profile page.
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 14:00pm - 15:00
Rockefabrikken

14:00

The Magnetic North
Speaker: Moderator: Rob Young
Following the global success of Scandinavian TV series like The Killing, Borgen and Wallander, writers such as Jo Nesbø and Stieg Larsson, and of course musicians from Bjørk to Jan Garbarek, the Nordic way of life, both its dark and light sides, is on display to the world as never before.
This panel will bring together experts in the fields of music, television, design and cultural history to discuss the pull of the North – are the myths true? Do the stereotypes hold? What is so attractive to the rest of the West about the Nordic lifestyle and the attitudes?
What can the Nordic region teach the rest of the world, and at the same time, what can it learn from it?
Panelists:
Robert Ferguson – Author of The Vikings: A History, biographer of Ibsen and Hamsun, currently writing Cultural History of Scandinavia
Peter Harness – Writer, BBC adaptation of Wallander
Andrew Mellor – Webmaster, Moose Report: Your Nordic Culture Briefing (moosereport.net)
Andres Lokko – Music/arts journalist/screenwriter, Svenska Dagbladet

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 14:00pm - 15:15
Safety Pin

14:10

Loopcam: Create & Share GIF-Animations On Your iPhone
Speaker: Speaker: Tor Rauden Källstigen
This is the story how we’re building a world of loops and lol.
The GIF emerged way back in 1987 and is still a powerhouse of a format as it’s fueling the web with short / fun and or embarrassing small animations. Loopcam aims to be the Instagram of animted GIFs so everyone can make small animations to share with the world on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr in addition to Loopcams own platform. Users can also simply send GIFs from their phone as an email or MMS. According to Loopcam people stick to this kind of format because we’re living in a world where snack sized entertainment is king.
Tor Rauden Källstigen was born in Stockholm, he went to Shanghai when he was 20 and got this shock of how a big Asian metropolitan city can be. His former project was about making jeans in North Korea, like a sort of experimental art/politics/business project. He lived in Seoul last summer, just to investigate what it is like to live in the future for a while. Now Loopcam.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 14:10pm - 14:20
Ragnarock

14:20

Startupscenen i Berlin
Speaker: Panel
Berlin er en magnet for nye startups og har et stadig voksende miljø med unge utviklertalenter.
Dette panelet diskuterer hvilke muligheter som faktisk finnes i Berlin. Hva er de praktiske fordelene ved å relokalisere dit, hvordan er mulighetene for finansiering, kostnadsnivået, tilgang til markedet, muligheten for å finne samarbeidspartnere osv.
Panele:
Espen Systad – capsule.fm
Tor Langballe –
Edial Dekker – CEO, Gidsy)
Tor Rauden Källstigen – Loopcam

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 14:20pm - 14:40
Ragnarock

15:00

Norsk Rockforbund presenterer: Bookingseminar for viderekommende
Speaker: Norsk Rockforbund i samarbeid med Øyafestivalen
I samarbeid med Øyafestivalen inviterer NRF til bookingseminar.
Dette er bookingseminar for viderekommende, der nivået er høyt. Vi ser på utfordringene i internasjonale kontrakter, detaljene rundt YouRope 2013, og generelle problemstillinger og former for uformelt samarbeid mellom bookere.
OBS! Seminaret er fullbooket

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 15:00pm - 19:00
Hovedøya

15:15

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Emerging Platforms
Speaker: By Rob MacAllister, Music Ally
Everybody understands that Facebook and Twitter are the main social networks for the music industry but what other platforms are being used by artists to promote their content and what platforms are generating great results?
• What are the emerging platforms currently and what potential do they have for the music market?
• What platforms are artists using effectively and how?
• Best practice information on setting up and posting various accounts across these emerging platforms.
• Current trends around second screen apps and what opportunities they offer that marketers can exploit.
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 15:15pm - 16:15
Rockefabrikken

15:30

Tomas Alfredson in Conversation
Speaker: Interviewed by Jan Gradvall
Inside the mind of one of Sweden’s most celebrated contemporary film makers
Tomas Alfredson is one of the most acclaimed Scandinavian directors today, highly praised for his deeply atmospheric films Let The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) and the BAFTA award-winning Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In a live Q&A he talks about his life and work, the music and movies that inspired him, and the role of sound silence on celluloid.
Photo: All rights reserved. © 2012 StudioCanal SA

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 15:30pm - 16:30
Safety Pin

16:00

Punk, pølser og pils
Se fotoutstillingen «Punk i Oslo 1980-1982» og få omvisning med fotograf Marianne C. Brantsæter. Digge pølser til de første 100, samt snille priser på drikke. Gratis inngang for alle med gyldig
festivalbånd/-pass.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 16:00pm - 18:00
Pop Senteret (Trondheimsveien 2)

16:05

Hippo-phones and camel-cars; the wildlife and habitats of connected things
Speaker: Joakim Formo, Senior researcher at User Experience Lab, Ericsson Research
I dette foredraget gir Joakim Formo en innføring i “Internet of Things” fra et menneskelig synspunkt, og kaster lys over hvordan tilkobling til internett sakte men sikkert kan endre vår oppfatning av produkter, tjenester og media. Vi vil også få noen “sneakpeaks” på eksperimenter og prototyper fra forskningslaboratoriet
Joakim er en norsk designer med base i Stockholm, der han har jobbet på User Experience Lab ved Ericsson Research siden 2007. I sitt arbeid har han utforsket mulige scenarioer i nær fremtid og konsepter knyttet til de eksperimentelle, affektive og meningsfulle sidene av folks interaksjon med nettverksteknologi. Joakim har en mastergrad i industriell design fra Arkitektur- og Designhøgskolen i Oslo.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 16:05pm - 16:35
Ragnarock

16:35

Video? Nå lager vi musikkspill!
Speaker: Morten Formo, Henchman & Goon AS
Henchman & Goon AS er et spillutviklerfirma fra Bergen. I tillegg til å lage spill, gjør de også animasjoner, VFX og audiodesign for kunder.
Morten Formo snakker om hvordan de har tilnærmet seg musikkvideoen fra en ny vinkel, ved å transformere den til et spill.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 16:35pm - 16:45
Ragnarock

16:45

Spillets fremtid, og er det med eller uten skandinavisk musikk?
Speaker: Tore Blystad, Game director/art director IO Interactive
IO interactive står bak store spillproduksjoner som f.eks. det ferske Hitman: Absolution
IO Interactives Tore Blystad vil se nærmere på hva som kreves for å lage og markedsføre store spill i 2013. Hvordan er markedet, hva er de viktigste strategiske valgene, hvordan er veien frem til et ferdig spill osv.
Innspillet følges opp med et panel. Mange utviklere føler at de må forsere ugjennomtrengelige hindere for å kunne lisensiere musikken de ønsker til sine spill.
Er det riktig at det er så vanskelig, eller skyldes problemene rett og slett manglende kunnskap om prosedyene og aktørene? Hvordan kan spilutviklerne gå frem for å få tak i musikken de ønsker?

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 16:45pm - 17:30
Ragnarock

16:45

Norsk Rockforbund presenterer: Rock City Namsos - mandat vs behov og etterspørsel
Speaker: Ordstyrer: Kristin Danielsen, tidl. Dir MIC
Rock City Namsos har et nasjonalt mandat, men har frem til nå fremstått som et rent Namsosprosjekt.
Mandatet deres fra Kulturdepartementet sier; «Rock City Namsos skal være et ressurssenter for profesjonell musikk». «…være et bransjesenter som skal være et sted for utvikling av ideer, prosjekter, bedrifter og kompetanse, og skal omfatte et Trønderrockmuseum. Rock City har som mål å bidra til profesjonalisering av bransjen». De startet allerede i 2005, men frem til nå har norsk musikkbransjen sett lite til, og forstått enda mindre av hva Rock City er tenkt skal være. Det kan ha flere årsaker.
Er tanken en rolle som overordnet organ for alle de regionale kompetansesentrene? Er det et behov for et nasjonalt ressurssenter? Hva ønsker bransjen selv?
Skal Rock City Namsos spre fagkompetanse nedover til de eksisterende regionale sentrene? Er organisasjonen tenkt som en nasjonal paraply ala Norsk Idrettsforbund?
Hva var, og er grunntanken i et samlet tilskudd fra Kulturdepartementet og fylkeskommune på hele 10 millioner til 1 aktør, og hvordan er det tenkt at dette skal komme hele det nasjonale rytmiske feltet til gode? Nylig kom også nyheten om at Rock City går 7 millioner i underskudd i 2012.
Mange lurer og 10 millioner lar seg sjeldent tildeles uten diskusjon. Denne paneldebatten vil forhåpentligvis besvare mange spørsmål.
Paneldeltagere: Ragnhild Kvalø – NT-Fylkeskommune, Maria Engström (styremedlem, Rock City), Jørgen Skauge (Daglig leder, BRAK), Line Endresen (Daglig leder, Norsk Rockforbund), Christian Wadahl Uhlen (kst. daglig leder, Gramart), Kjersti Stenseng – Statssekretær, KUD.
Ordstyrer: Kristin Danielsen (tidl. Dir MIC)

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 16:45pm - 17:45
Safety Pin

16:45

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Apps & mobile
Speaker: By Rob MacAllister, Music Ally
It is impossible to ignore apps and mobile in today’s digital world but not everyone is utilising the potential of mobile actions effectively. This module aims to give a general understanding into mobile and arm attendees with the best tools possible to exploit it.
• Current Mobile trends
• What are the main mobile platforms globally?
• What are their pros and cons?
• Native vs. Mobile apps – What are they and how do they differ?
• Tips on creating your app. (Paying for a bespoke app vs using an established company)
• Mobile websites and responsive design
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 16:45pm - 17:45
Rockefabrikken

18:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Direct to Consumer (D2C)
Speaker: By Eamonn Forde, Music Ally
Even now that Trent Reznor, the king of D2C, has gone back to a more traditional label set up, D2C is still an extremely hot topic in the music industry. Find out how Amanda Palmer harnessed her dedicated fans to earn more than $1m to fund her next product and how other artists have used it to a similarly great effect.
• What platforms are being used to go D2C?
• How to build an effective D2C campaign and what needs to be planned before you launch your campaign
• What are the items that have the best response from fans when buying directly from the artist?
• Highlighting some of the well known success stories across Pledge Music and KickStarter. Do these campaigns follow a pattern or are they unique?
• What does it cost to go D2C?
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 18:00pm - 19:00
Rockefabrikken

18:00

Bob Stanley - Q&A
Speaker: Interviewer: Kieron Tyler
Spreading his talents across music, film making and journalism, Bob Stanley is one of the busiest individuals in the music world. He was a founder member of the UK band Saint Etienne, who recently released their eighth studio album “Words And Music”.
A prolific record collector and music obsessive, his writing has been published in the NME, Melody Maker, The Guardian and The Times. He has edited a book about football and is currently finishing his personal history of pop music, “Do You Believe In Magic”, to be published in 2013. His films “Finisterre”, “What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day”, and “This is Tomorrow” investigate the strange landscapes and lost highways of London. Bob will be following his Q&A with a DJ set.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Wednesday February 13, 2013 18:00pm - 19:30
Internasjonalen (Youngstorget)

20:30

Gerilja
GERILJA are a ROCK band from Oslo. They mix up space-rock, thrash, sci-fi psych, etc… It’s classic rock for the future. The band melted down to its purest form spring 2010, after the release of the EP Pink Slush Twilight.
The long awaited debut album “New Life in the Blast Zone” will be released in april 2013. According to Mojo they are “…tons of fun”, so put a bandana on your melon and get on the G-shuttle.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13313

Wednesday February 13, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
WiMP teltet

21:00

Lorentz & Sakarias (SE)
On the back of single releases "Garbo, Astrid & Taube " and ”Diamant”, Lorentz & Sakarias played their first shows in over two years this past Autumn. On November 9 they released their long awaited new album which is the follow up to the critically acclaimed, gold-selling “Vi mot världen” which came out in 2009. The first single “Garbo, Astrid & Taube” featured a guest appearance from Duvcho and was produced by Vito Grosso alongside Lorentz & Sakarias themselves and was subsequently A-listed on P3.
Lorentz & Sakarias officially started life as a band in 2007, but in reality they had been working on lyrics together since the tail end of the 90s. Starting out with mixtapes the band quickly picked up fans with their debut “Vi mot världen” coming in 2009. The record was an unqualified success and featured guest appearances from the likes of Marit Bergman, Parken, Newkid. The record hailed in some quarters as the future of Swedish music; “This is fresh. Everyone loves it.” said Vice magazine of the release. The album went gold with the two singles eventually going on to sell double platinum. The band toured the record heavily including dates at most of the major festivals including Arvikafestivalen, Hultsfredsfestivalen, Putte i Parken, Storsjöyran and Piteå Dansar & Ler. The band have been nominated for several Sweish Grammys P3 gold and one Rockbjörn gong as well as numerous other awards.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13275

Wednesday February 13, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
WiMP Annex

21:30

Young Dreams
Young Dreams are a symphonic pop ensemble from Bergen, Norway, headed up by the mighty Matias Tellez. With a lineup of musicians that starts at seven and blossoms to as many as twelve at any given performance, they’ve already captured the imaginations of dreamy pop lovers internationally via just a couple of limited but potent releases, including the self-titled single “Young Dreams”, which was seen on Pitchfork, Stereogum, Nylon, The Fader, Dummy, The Guardian, and KEXP.
Pitchfork said this about the first single “Fog of War” from their upcoming debut album:
“Not empty, because of our young dreams” went the eponymous single from Norwegian orchestral poppers Young Dreams, and it was a fittingly epic statement of purpose. The track was airy, populous (though helmed by Matias Tellez, there are as many as twelve people in the collective’s shifting line-up), and earnest enough to make you realize how much you wish Arcade Firesomeday record a cover of “In a Big Country”. New track “Fog of War” is perhaps even more of an anthem than its predecessor, blowing up youthful, violently impassioned longings for freedom to the size of a flare-streaked sky.
And as rippling synths, floating strings and well-timed tambourine hits suspend in the air around him, the track perfectly captures that slow motion feeling of being fed up with your surroundings (“There’s nothing here that’s clear to me”) full of expectations, waiting for life to begin. It’s a difficult mood to capture well, but these Norweigans live up to all the bombast: they’ve got a sound as hopeful— and huge— as teenage dreams."

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13242

Wednesday February 13, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
WiMP teltet

22:00

Sin Fang (IS)
Sin Fang is the main project of Iceland’s king of lo-fi layered lushness, Sindri Már Sigfússon (also the founder of the Icelandic indie pop collective Seabear). Sin Fang’s music oscillates wildly unearthing glimpses of familiarity – vintage Flying Nun here, Paw Tracks there and a Belle and Sebastian pop nous – while retaining the own stark originality of this übertalented artist and producer who was dubbed the “Icelandic Beck” by Rolling Stone magazine.
Sigfússon is a pretty unlikely ambassador of the Icelandic indie pop scene, in his teens he was a skateboard and hip-hop aficionado, his arms are covered with a colourful mess of self designed tattoos and besides doing visual arts his true favourite obsessions are soccer and pizza; what makes him pretty much an antidote to the all too present cliché of the Icelandic nature boy.
In February 2013 Sin Fang releases “Flowers”, his third and most accessible full length album to date (recorded & produced by Alex Somers (producer of Sigur Rós & Jónsi).

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13291

Wednesday February 13, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
WiMP Annex

22:30

Retro Stefson (IS)
Much acclaimed Icelandic band RETRO STEFSON release the follow up to their first international release "Kimbabwe“ on March 25th 2013.
Following "Kimbabwe“, their first release outside of Iceland, Retro Stefson are back with their third full-length self titled album “Retro Stefson”. The album which was released in Iceland at the end of 2012 and which has already reached gold status in Iceland, sees the band moving into newer musical territory. This new venture has not gone unnoticed as Retro Stefson are lining their pockets with handfuls of Iceland Music Awards and a Nordic Music Prize nomination.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13304

Wednesday February 13, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
WiMP teltet

23:00

Departure
Before they’d even played a single show Departure were booked for by:Larm and Trondheim Calling, with their track “Half/Split” B listed on NRK P3. In January the same year the nascent band were hailed as the year’s most promising prospects at regional news paper Adressa’s annual Ut:Awards.
Even though they played only their fifth and sixth shows ever at by:Larm that year, the band were one of the highlights of the event. Following those stellar shows the band were booked to play the Spellemann awards in March after beating off the competition (who included Honningbarna, Team Me and Anana no less) in a battle of the bands type contest. The jury described the band as “a bunch of charming chaps from Trondheim, who play their well crafted songs with a lighthearted exuberance,” with jury foreman and Spellemann awards event producer Petter Testmann-Koch adding: "We fell head over heels for Departure and the track “Half/Split”. A catchy that fills a huge stage like Oslo Spektrum just perfectly." In April of that year the band’s second single “Gravity” was B-listed on NRK P3.
All this happened in a few hectic months, and only half a year after the band even began. These things can happen pretty quickly sometimes, perhaps too quickly. The band settled though into a touring schedule though and through 2011 and all through the following year the band covered most of the major towns in Norway.
Just before Summer 2012 the band released their third radio single “We Just Got Carried Away” which was playlisted on not only P3, NRJ and all the major regional radio stations. The track was also used by TV2 as the theme tune for this year’s Tour de France coverage and earned the band even more attention. The band made the top ten on iTunes for two weeks and earned them over 120,000 streams on Spotify in only a few months.
In 2012 Departure the band worked intensively on their debut album that will be released by Propeller Recordings.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12495

Wednesday February 13, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
WiMP Annex

23:30

Elephant9 with Reine Fiske
On their fourth album, counting the limited vinyl only ”Live At The BBC”, Elephant9 join forces with Reine Fiske, the quite excellent Swedish guitarist from Dungen, The Amazing and Träd, Gräs och Stenar, for yet another heavy slice of mindblowing modern rock’n’jazz psychedelia. The writers have called upon names like Tony Williams’ Lifetime, Deep Purple, Brian Auger, Emerson Lake & Palmer and early seventees Miles Davis to describe the music, pointing to the fact that Elephant9 are comfortable in both rock and jazz.
“This album confirms that Elephant9 remain the world’s best and most creative Organ power-trio.”
- Progarchives.com

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13297

Wednesday February 13, 2013 23:30pm - Thursday February 14, 2013 00:00am
WiMP teltet

00:00

Oyama (IS)
Oyama are a young Icelandic five-piece making shoegaze-noise-rock. They have been favourably compared to a range of indie-rock acts past & present, from Breeders and Sonic Youth through to My Bloody Valentine and Grizzly Bear.
Oyama played a show every night of Iceland Airwaves 2012, with packed crowds and critical praise from homegrown and international media. Oyama were the Icelandic buzz-band of the festival, which also acts as an annual referendum on the country’s most promising new acts.
Oyama signed a management deal with London/Reykjavík firm Projekta on the back of their demo tracks and their captivating live show. The are currently unsigned and recording more songs, as well as writing towards a debut album.
Expect to see Oyama spread their wings internationally in 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13273

Thursday February 14, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
WiMP Annex

00:30

Sirkus Eliassen
Sirkus Eliassen is the story about two brothers from Northern Norway who came together to play at parties, and became Norway´s largest hit band in 2012!
Magnus Eliassen has released his own songs as a singer-songwriter on two albums. In fact he won the Audience Prize at ByLarm in 2006 for his performance. Magnus has always had a liking towards good pop-songs, and so with his brother Erik, they used to make songs for their friends at parties. Their hit song from Summer 2011 «Hjem til dæ» reached the top charts and was radiolisted on national radio.
Their main single from 2012 ”Æ vil bare dans” was 28 weeks on the Top charts. Last year Sirkus Eliassen became the most streamed band in Norway, and their main hit was the most streamed Norwegian song on Spotify and Wimp.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13300

Thursday February 14, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
WiMP teltet
 
Thursday, February 14
 

10:00

Dialogmøte med kulturdepartementet
Speaker: TBA
Når markedet endres må produktene tilpasses nye forutsetninger.
Musikknæringen, som andre kulturnæringer, må i økende grad forholde seg til de utfordringene, men også søke mulighetene den teknologiske utviklingen åpner for. Kulturdepartementet inviterer til dialogmøte der disse problemstillingene drøftes.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00
Club7

10:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally sessions - A digital survival guide in two parts
Speaker: Moderator: Karim Fanous, Music Ally
Part one: State of the Nation Address
Part two: Panel discussion
Music Ally’s head of research, Karim Fanous, will present a recap of the recorded music industry in 2012 and look ahead to the key trends in 2013, and specifically what it may all mean for delegates. The presentation will conclude with a series of short recorded video interviews about the industry in 2013 with luminaries from around the world.
Following on from the state of nation address we will be inviting a group of panelists to discuss the issues facing the music industry in 2013, and to outline where the action will be. This will be an interactive session with questions from the floor invited early on.
Panelists:
Benji Rogers – Founder and CEO, PledgeMusic
Cliff Fluet – Partner, Media and Entertainment, Leiws Silkins LLP
Will Mills – Director of Music & Content, Shazam
Hans Peter Roth – Head of Online, Nordisk Copyright Bureau

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:30
Rockefabrikken

10:30

Den digitale renessansen skaper fremtiden
Speaker: Paal Fure - Adm. dir, Aegis Media Norge
Paal Fure vil dele sine perspektiver på endringene vi står midt i – og foran – basert på hans studier av den renessansen som preger alle markeder, bransjer og folk.
Hvilke drivkrefter former tiden vi går inn i? Hva er kildene til disse endringene? Hordan skaper dette rom for innovasjon? Fure er norges mest erfarne trendanalytiker og har vært en aktiv bidragsyter i musikkbransjen og innvoavtive teknoligimiljøer i over 15 år. Han var med by:Larm fra starten av. I dag leder Fure det globale medie og marketingkonsernet Aegis Media sin virksomhet i Norge.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:00
Ragnarock

10:30

Folkelarm på by:Larm: Hvorfor hater vi vår egen folkemusikk?
Speaker: Intervjuer: Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen, artist Valkyrien Allstars
I boka “White Bicycles” spør forfatter, produsent og bransjelegende Joe Boyd; Why does England hate its own folk music? Kan det samme sies om nordmenns forhold til egen folkemusikk?
Tyva Syversen og Valkyrien Allstars har lenge holdt den norske folkemusikkfanen høyt, og vært sterkt delaktige i å bringe inn nye lyttere til tradisjonsmusikken. Også Øystein Greni og hans Bigbang har på sin siste utgivelse latt seg inspirere av våre musikalske tradisjoner, og involvert blant annet folkemusiker Sinikka Langeland.
På by:Larm møter vi Tuva i samtale med Sinikka Langeland og Øystein Greni, om samarbeidet, og bruk av tradisjonsmusikk og -instrumenter i populærmusikken.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:30
Safety Pin

10:30

NOPA proudly presents: Ralph Murphy - Murphy’s Law to Song Writing
Speaker: Ralph Murphy
How to write that radio smash hit! (with a special focus on lyrics)
Throughout the years, Canadian songwriter Ralph Murphy has achieved near-legendary status in Nashville through his career as a performer, producer, songwriter, publisher, and most recently, Vice President of International and Domestic Membership, ASCAP. Ralph has compiled some amazing tips and hints to help songwriters hone their craft and improve their chances of penning that elusive number one radio hit.
Thursday 14th of February: Masterclass, workshop part 1.
Friday 15th of February: Masterclass, workshop part 2.
Do you want feedback on your song at Ralph Murphy’s workshops during by:Larm? Please send your song (mp3) plus your lyrics to kai(at)waterfall.no in advance.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 12:30
Edderkoppen

11:00

Evernote
Speaker: Damian Mehers - Senior Software Engineer, Evernote
Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.
Damian Mehers: Damian is a Senior Software Engineer at Evernote, based out of Geneva, Switzerland. He created the original Evernote Windows Phone client, and works on Evernote Food for Android. He has founded and eventually sold several successful software product companies, and loves the magic that is programming: turning something imagined into something real.
In addition to the his talk about Evernote, Damian will be hosting a workshop where you can kickstart your Evernote app at by:Larm tech 2013!

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 11:00am - 11:30
Ragnarock

11:15

Campaigns and music apps on Spotify
Speaker: Moderated by Eva Lægdsgaard Madsen - Label Relations Manager Norway and Denmark, Spotify
Explore innovative campaigns on Spotify, and opportunities for artists to create social engagement with fans.
This session will highlight a variety of creative campaigns from the Nordics, and other markets. Amongst them Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso’s House Party in Soundrop, X Factor Sweden’s social Spotify app, the DJ duo Cazzette’s launch concept and much more.
Panel:
Yashar Moradbakhti – Product Owner Spotify
Inge Andre Sandvik, CEO and Co-Founder at Soundrop
Mark Dennis, Managing Director, Sweden, Sony Music Entertainment
Karin Forsberg, Label Relations Manager, Spotify

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 11:15am - 12:15
SoWhat!

11:30

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Apps & mobile
Speaker: By Rob MacAllister, Music Ally
It is impossible to ignore apps and mobile in today’s digital world but not everyone is utilising the potential of mobile actions effectively. This module aims to give a general understanding into mobile and arm attendees with the best tools possible to exploit it.
• Current Mobile trends
• What are the main mobile platforms globally?
• What are their pros and cons?
• Native vs. Mobile apps – What are they and how do they differ?
• Tips on creating your app. (Paying for a bespoke app vs using an established company)
• Mobile websites and responsive design
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30
Bootleg

11:30

Roskilde Rising – kan en festival gi mer enn et show?
Speaker: Ved Roskilde Festival
Hvert år presenterer Roskilde Festival rundt 200 kunstnere. For de største og mest etablerte artistene er det bare nok en jobb på turneen. For de litt mindre artistene kan det være en viktig og profilbyggende konsert, og for de ferskeste artistene kan det være det første skrittet på vei mot mot en profesjonell karriere.
Siden år 2000 har Roskilde Festival hatt en scene dedikert spesielt til de nye nordiske stjernene som er på randen av å bryte gjennom. Mange band har brukt dette som et springbrett og en mulighet til å nå både et større publikum og et stort presse- og bransjeoppbud.
I 2012 spurte vi oss selv spørsmålet: “Hvordan kan vi gi kunstnerne mer enn et show?” Mange av utøverne på Pavilion Junior, som scene kalles i dag, kan ha spilt bare 5-10 konserter før de entrer scenen i Roskilde, og de har ihvertfall aldri før stått foran et publikum på 1000+, med en profesjonell produksjon og alt som det innebærer. Det er et sjangsespill, så vår oppgave er både å gjøre dem klar for dette, å hjelpe dem til å justere sine forventninger og til å bruke konserten som en brekkstang for andre aktiviteter.
Det er en overflod av talentshow og konkurranser hvor man kan stemme på sine venner og vinne en platekontrakt. Det er ikke vår rolle som festival å drive med den slags, vårt fokus er på artister kan bli gode til å spille live og gi publikum en opplevelse. Men hvordan kan man hjelpe dem på vei, hvordan kan man bygge bro mellom et sterkt og engasjert internasjonalt publikum og kunstnerne?
 
For å gi et bilde av Roskilde Rising; det er sammensatt av et lag med frivillige kontaktpersoner som hjelper de involverte artistene å utnytte den enorme apparatet som Roskilde Festival med 30.000 frivillige og et stort nettverk av profesjonelle og amatører. Det kommer ikke en ferdig mal, men målet er å utfordre de unge band å tenke på hva de kan gjøre bortsett fra å spille en konsert, og kan være hendelser i leiren, happenings før festivalen, markedsføring via viral kanaler, sammen med publikum, konkurranser etc. etc.
Panel:
Tommy Andersen, projektleder, Roskilde Rising
Anders Wahrén, Head of Music and Creation, Roskilde Festival
Slowolf, dansk by:Larm aktuell kunstner
Kråkesølv, norsk by:Larm aktuell kunstner
 
Presentasjon:
Historien om camping scene, Pavilion Junior Career pistol etc. v/Anders Wahrén
Presentasjon av Rising vers. 2013 v/Tommy Andersen
Forskjellen i talent show og talent v/Anders Wahrén + innspill fra kunstnere
Snakke om viktigheten av lek i Roskilde Festival for nye band + muligheter som ligger i Roskilde Rising

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30
Club7

11:40

beat.no a streaming startup
Speaker: Njål Wilberg, beat.no
Kan en en startup fra distriktsnorge hevde seg blant de store aktørene? Er det rom for nisjeaktører i et streamingmarked som på kort tid har blitt fyllt av en håndfull dominerende aktører? Om å starte opp og konkurrere i et raskt voksende internasjonalt marked.
beat.no er en startup som satser på musikkstreaming. Kan en streamingtjeneste fra utkantnorge nå ut til vedens utkant og konkurrere med de store?

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 11:40am - 11:55
Ragnarock

11:45

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally sessions - Radio GaGa
Speaker: Moderator: Steve Mayall, Music Ally
With Apple poised to announce a new radio service, and with Pandora hitting a market bigger than EMI, turning a profit and worrying the incumbent radio giants in the US, should we be looking at radio as the real mass market digital model of 2013?
It’s all about discovery and curation, as well as cheaper licences for tech companies. Personalised radio ticks those boxes, works well in the home, on mobile devices and in the car (the next battleground for digital music), and is already known and understood by the mass market who may feel intimidated by complex streaming subscription models.
The panel will look at evolving radio models and examine how they will affect music marketing, payments, income, and opportunities for labels, artists, managers and other industry stakeholders.
Panel:
Jonathan Dworkin – Global Head of Business Affairs & Strategy, Nokia
Fred McIntyre – Advisor at SoundHound, Tout, Univision & Fanzy; previously SVP – Product & Strategic Development – CBS Interactive Music Group and Last.fm
James Simcock – Executive Producer, Mobile, BBC Audio and Music
Paul Bennun – Chief Creative Officer, Somethin’ Else

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 11:45am - 13:00
Rockefabrikken

11:55

Crowdfunding & crowd equity
Speaker: Wouter Veenstra, FundedByMe
Crowdfunding is on everyones lips these days, and rightfully so! At by:Larm tech we’ll be giving crowdfunding some well deserved attention, but we’ll be looking at the next level. FundedByMe will give us the rundown on equity crowdfunding.
Classic crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding are both based on the same principles but are in reality not really the same. Both cater to the basic need that people (the crowd) rather are participants then end consumers and want to be part of cool new ideas and companies. And also because creative and amazing entrepreneurs are having a hard time in this recession to reach and convince those who might invest.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 11:55am - 12:15
Ragnarock

12:00

SafeMUSE - Music in itself is the expression of freedom
Speaker: Moderator: Jan Lothe Eriksen
“Music in itself is the expression of freedom.” – Angelique Kidjo
The case of Pussy Riot in Russia last year has drawn the world’s attention to the issues of freedom of expression in the field of music, and has served as a wakeup call for the international music community. But Pussy Riot are not alone being silenced. Musicians and artists around the world are arrested, tortured, attacked and even killed due to their artistic activities.
SafeMUSE, Safe Music Havens Initiative, have the ambition to establish an international scheme of safe music havens for persecuted artists, musicians and composers, initially in the Nordic countries.
Since the introduction of the idea of safe havens or cities of refuge for persecuted writers in the 1990s, this has become a worldwide scheme of 40 cities organized in the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN). There is to date no parallel scheme for safe music havens. In 2011 the Norwegian Musicians’ Union (MFO), in close cooperation with Freemuse, the World Forum on Music and Censorship, and professional organizations in the Nordic countries, took the first steps towards establishing a safe music haven scheme.
There is a need for increasing awareness of these issues, promoting initiatives that strengthen the freedom of artistic expression and democracy building, and organizing support for endangered musicians worldwide.
Panelists:
Deeyah – Artist and human rights activist, Fuuse
Knut Reiersrud – Artist
Ole Reitov – Programme manager, Freemuse, The World Forum On Music And Censorship
Edvard Valberg – Artist, Honningbarna
Moderator:
Jan Lothe Eriksen – Project manager, SafeMUSE / Norwegian Musicians Union

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 12:00pm - 13:00
Safety Pin

12:00

Learn to make apps for Firefox OS
Speaker: Sergi Mansilla, Jan Jongboom and Olav Nymoen
As part of By:Larm tech, the Firefox OS team of Comoyo will host a workshop and give an introduction to Firefox OS and how to make apps for it. There will also be phones with the OS on, that you can test. The workshop is being held at Y3o located at Youngsgate 3
You can come just for the talks from 12-13 (bring your lunch!), or drop in at any time during the day to say hi, or you might join us the whole time and sit down and get help to make apps.
Agenda:
12.00 – Intro to Firefox OS
12.30 – How to make apps for it
13.00 – 15.00: App making!
This is the first Firefox OS event in Norway, and we hope a lot of people are interested!
Developers present: Sergi Mansilla, Jan Jongboom and Olav Nymoen.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 12:00pm - 15:00
y3o

12:15

Wevideo - Redefining video
Speaker: Jens Andreas Pettersen, WeVideo
WeVideo is redefining video editing by leveraging the strength of the cloud.
We’re making video storytelling and unique social editing accessible to all. The Company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, but our roots are in Norway.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 12:15pm - 12:25
Ragnarock

12:30

The Art of Rock Biography: Barney Hoskyns & Matt Thorne
Speaker: Interviewer: Audun Vinger
We have invited Barney Hoskyns and Matt Thorne, two renowned music writers and biographers, to discuss their recent work and the art of writing about music.
Presented by Vinduet magazine.
Barney Hoskyns is a veteran UK music journalist and the author of several classic music histories and biographies, including his love letters to the West Coast, “Waiting For The Sun” and “Hotel California”, “Across The Great Divide: The Band”, and “Lowside of the Road: Tom Waits”. He’s just published “Trampled Under Foot”, a magisterial oral history of Led Zeppelin. In the early 2000s he set up rocksbackpages.com, an online library of collected music journalism from a massive range of UK and US publications, dating back to the dawn of pop to the present day – the first of its kind, and an invaluable resource for journalists, researchers and music fans. His writing has appeared in dozens of UK and US magazine and newspapers (NME, Melody Maker, Mojo, Uncut, Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone, etc), and he regularly appears on British TV and radio as a cultural commentator.
As an English novelist, Matt Thorne has several books to his name including “Tourist”, “Eight Minutes Idle”, “Cherry”, and the children’s series “39 Castles”. He caused a stir in 2000 when he proposed a new literary movement, the New Puritans, based on a Dogme-style manifesto. His most recent book is a new biography of Prince, a massive survey of the man and his music, delving especially deeply into the ‘unheard Prince’ of bootlegs, sensational live appearances and alternative albums that never made it. He’ll be talking about the years of research and listening that went into the book, and the difficulties of pinning down such a mercurial figure as the purple one.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 12:30pm - 13:30
SoWhat!

12:50

NRK - Fra alpha og beta til fremtiden
Speaker: Vegard Storstad & Eirik Solheim
Noen har vokst opp med NRK som eneste norske tv-kanal. I 2013 er NRK mye mer enn et tv- og radiohus.
Sett utenfra er internett NRKs viktigste platform, hva betyr dette for tjenester som tv, radio, nyheter, musikk og ikke minst for hvordan NRK vil være tilpasset hver enkelt av oss?

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 12:50pm - 13:20
Ragnarock

13:00

Norsk Rockforbund presents: RFID technology in the live music business
Speaker: Moderator: Ketil Hvindenbråten
RFID is now up and running in many markets. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a system for collecting and saving data with the aid of small devices called RFID chips. An RFID chip is a small chip that can be implanted or attached to almost anything in a product (like a wristband), an animal or even a person.
Supermarkets have been using the tech for some time now, in particular for tracking, logistics and stock control. Now the music industry has begun to explore the possibilities of RFID especially in terms of access control and payment systems. With a chip built into a wristband, a festival or concert can gain access to a lot of previously hard to measure intel. How many people are in the venue precisely, for a multiple arena event how many are in each, how long they stay in a particular area, where and how much they spend, measure queues for food and toilets, entrances, exits and nip an issue in the bud before it escalates into a serious problem. Which shows people actually attend at a festival and in what numbers, where do people congregate in relation to emergency exits and if in the event of an evacuation, is everyone out?
The tech can in other words give us all manner of interesting and important info, but do we really want to be scrutinised in this way, where do we draw the line?
Panelists:
Lars Berg Giskeødegård – Kodebyraaet
TBC – The Data Protection Agency
Greg Parmly – Intellitix
Craig Bennett – ID&C Ltd
Moderator: Ketil Hvindenbråten

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 13:00pm - 14:00
Club7

13:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Great Marketing Campaigns
Speaker: By Eamonn Forde, Music Ally
There are millions of campaigns undertaken each and every year but we’ve sorted the wheat from the chaff to present a who’s who of the best marketing campaigns of 2012. The campaign will cover all social media platforms and give details into the results of each campaign and how much they cost.
• An overview of some of the greatest digital marketing campaigns of 2012 across all major platforms.
• How do campaigns go viral?
• What can we learn from these campaigns?
• Is there any science behind such campaigns and, if so, what is the secret sauce?
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 13:00pm - 14:00
Bootleg

13:00

Evernote workshop - bygg din egen Evernote app
Speaker: Damian Mehers
Evernote workshop – alle kjenner Evernote, de fleste vet at Evernote er en plattform i tillegg til en genial notatapp.
Under by:Larm tech kan du møte, lære av og komme i gang med din egen Evernote app under kyndig ledelse av Damian Mehers, Senior Software Engineer at Evernote.
Workshopen er rettet mot alle, Damian Mehers går gjennom det grunnleggende og hvordan du skal komme i gang, deretter er det opp til deg å benytte muligheten til å dra nytte av at han er her og knytte kontakter med andre som er er verdien av å bygge på Evernote.
Vi see__s til workshop og nettverking hos MESH, Tordenskioldsgate 3 0160 Oslo, kl. 13.00 på torsdag 14 februar.
Mer om Damian:
_Damian is a Senior Software Engineer at Evernote, based out of Geneva, Switzerland. He created the original Evernote Windows Phone client, and works on Evernote Food for Android.
Prior to joining Evernote, Damian released an app he’d created in his spare time, which used Evernote’s open API. Evernote noticed, and he got a call from the CEO asking if he’d join the company to help build Evernote’s next generation of products. It wasn’t a hard decision.
He has founded and eventually sold several successful software product companies, and loves the magic that is programming: turning something imagined into something real._

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 13:00pm - 15:00
MESH

13:20

Filmgrail - finn filmen i høystakken
Speaker: Simon Souyris Strumse
Tilgjengeligheten på film er stadig økende med den raske fremveksten av digitale strømningstjenester. Katalogene som er tilgjengelig over nett er allerede vanskelige å navigere og om få år vil de være mange ganger større. Skal denne overgangen gå smertefritt og bidra til vekst i filmbransjen krever det bedre og mer effektive søketjenester.
Filmgrail leverer dette. Ved å analysere tusenvis av filmer bygges en unik samling av metadata. I tillegg leveres det søkeverktøy og applikasjoner som gjør det mulig å finne den perfekte filmen for enhver anledning på bare sekunder.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 13:20pm - 13:30
Ragnarock

13:30

Lyd, bilde & tekst er publisert online - når kan du bruke det og til hva?
Speaker: Hans Marius Graasvold, opphavsrettsadvokat
Nye tjenester både on- og offline baseres ofte på materiale som lyd, bilder, tekst osv .som andre har publisert på nett. Hva kan det brukes til, når må du ha opphavspersonens godkjennelse med mer.
Hans Marius Graasvold har praktisert som advokat i Oslo og arbeider særlig innen områdene opphavsrett, medierett, arbeidsrett, personvern og forbrukerrettigheter. Han bistår fast en rekke organisasjoner, opphavsmenn og utøvende kunstnere innen kunst- og kulturfeltet. Han er også fast advokat for Den Norske Fagpresses Forening og Den Norske Fagpresses Redaktørforening.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 13:30pm - 13:45
Ragnarock

13:30

Maximize your streaming potential with WiMP
Speaker: Presented by WiMP
Streaming has become truly accepted now, and already accounts for over half of the recorded music market in Norway and Sweden. How can you as an artist or label maximize the potential for your music in streaming services? At WiMP we deal with these questions on a daily basis and in this sessions we would like to share some of our insight with you.
· How we work to attract customers through core functionality, editorial recommendations, follow-functions, integration with media etc.
· How we work with human recommendations and new technology to facilitate discovery and inspiration.
· How we work with editorial campaigns, from Roskilde to Forever Young, and how you can utilize those activities.
· How you use the tools that are available for artists and labels, and how you can cooperate with our editors to promote your music.
· How you can use this shared insight together with statistics to improve your performance in WiMP.
· What to expect going forward as we give you a sneak peek into our near future and the new tools that we are about to launch for artists and labels.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 13:30pm - 14:30
Safety Pin

13:45

Digitale trender 2013
Speaker: Nils Ola Bark, CEO i Isobar Norge og Tom Andersson, Key Creative i Isobar Norge
Januar er tiden der store og små meningsbærere står i kø for å spå hva det nye året vil bringe. Topp-10 lister og snedige topp-13 varianter innen design, marketing, digital, kommunikasjon og teknologi postes, blogges, tvitres og retvitres.
Dersom man ikke har som jobb å følge med på alt som skjer, kan man nærmest glemme å få et konstruktivt overblikk over hva man kan forvente seg i det nye året. Bark og Andersson har fulgt de mest interessante profetene tett, og nå som støvet har lagt seg vil de presentere en mash-up av de mest spennende observasjonene fra et markedsføringsperspektiv, både innen teknologi, kommunikasjon, og brukeradferd.
Tom Anderson er Key Creative i Isobar Norge, og har nærmere 10 års erfaring med utvikling av konsepter i digitale flater. Nils Ola Bark er CEO i Isobar Norge og har15 års erfaring i utvikling og implementering av strategi i digitale flater, og ser alltid på effekt og handlingsutløsning ved utvikling av nye konsepter.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 13:45pm - 14:15
Ragnarock

13:45

Who Owns Your Record Collection?
Speaker: Moderator: Wyndham Wallace
More and more of us consume and access music, books and games digitally, via downloads or streams. But what are consumers actually buying, when the “product” has no physical form? How do you “steal” something with no intrinsic value?
Is it really a better climate for musicians when thousands of downloads barely generate the same revenue as a single album sale? Are we forbidden to lend our collections, or leave them to loved ones when we die? Representatives from all sides of the debate – digital content providers, musicians, lawyers – discuss the changing paradigms of supply, ownership and economics in the digital domain, and try to find out where does the balance lie, and who holds the power.
Panelists:
Damon Krukowski
Richard Hoare – Clintons
More TBA

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 13:45pm - 15:00
SoWhat!

14:00

Speed meetings
Speaker: N/A
Speed meetings er by:Larms eget konsept for nettverksbygging gjennom raske og effektive møter mellom potensielle forretningsforbindelser.
by:Larm viderefører suksessen med speed meetings for livebransjen. Her får kjøpere og selgere av live musikk på det nordiske markedet muligheten til å knytte verdifulle forbindelser på en rask og effektiv måte. I løpet av et par intense timer vil du få møte mange av de viktigste agentene.
Speed meetings er kun for spesielt inviterte og det er et begrenset antall plasser.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 14:00pm - 16:00
Jordal

14:15

RattleJam makes fun more fun
Speaker: Stian Hauge og Kjartan Vestvik, Transisto
RattleJam er en sosial samspill applikasjon som lar brukerne leke med sounden til band og artister.
Applikasjonen representerer neste generasjons markedsføring innen musikk, hvor gaming og brukerinteraksjon står i fokus.
RattleJam er utviklet av Transisto AS, som er lokalisert i Kviteseid Næringshage og StartupLab i Forskningsparken her i Oslo.
Selskapet er representert ved Stian Hauge og Kjartan Vestvik

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 14:15pm - 14:30
Ragnarock

14:15

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally sessions - The Niche is Dead. Love the Niche!
Speaker: Moderator: Eamonn Forde, Music Ally
Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon and Samsung look like they’re poised to start a five-way corporation Battle Royale to dominate the global music landscape in 2013. Even streaming services like Spotify, WiMP and Deezer themselves have stated that the digital music market is all about scale and that only a few platforms will survive.
Margins in music services are slim: the main platforms rely on massive scale to compete. However, scale brings reach with it. In fact, have niche music artists, independent labels, or smaller companies who previously couldn’t compete on a global scale ever had it better?
And what does it mean for local and independent repertoire?
Panel:
Marni Wandner – Owner, Sneak Attack Media
Sam Valenti IV – Founder/CEO, Ghostly International and Drip FM
Tony Kiewel – VP artists and Marketing, Sub Pop
Inger Elise Mey – Director of Online Media & International Licensing, TONO ; Chairman, Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and the Arts (NOTAM)
Erik Brataas – Chief Executive Officer, Phonofile AS

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 14:15pm - 15:30
Rockefabrikken

14:50

Erfaringer: internet i universet
Speaker: Lars Marcus Vedeler og Theo Tveterås, Skrekkøgle
Theo Tveterås og Lars Marcus Vedeler har begge mastergrad i design fra Arkitektur- og Designhøgskolen i Oslo
Kort tid etter uteksamineringen startet de firmaet Skrekkøgle sammen, en deltidsvirksomhet for eksperimentelle prosjekter i landskapet mellom kunst og design. I år tar Skrekkøgle steget fra hobbyprosjekt mot nye horisonter.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 14:50pm - 15:05
Ragnarock

15:00

Billettservice presents: Live Analytics - Keeping the customer in Focus
Speaker: With Louise Blake, Senior Business Analyst Ticketmaster and Kristian Seljeset, MD Billettservice
As the competition in Live events increases it is increasingly important to really know your customer, and target your marketing efforts. We all know this, but are we sure we have the best products to analyze our customers?
Ticketmaster Norway are now introducing Live Analytics. Built on the foundation of our international data warehouse, this product provides powerful customer insight, and contains rich analytics products to help you and your clients better engage with your customers. Profile your audience with demographics, location, frequency, value and/ or propensity scores.
The presenter of Live Analytics will be Louise Blake, Senior Business Analyst, from our London office. She will provide insight using by:Larm as a real life case study. This will be straight to the point, useful and interesting for everyone that depends on customers for their business.
Kristian Seljeset (Managing Director Billettservice) will give a brief introduction, including trends in ticketing and opportunities/challenges for 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 15:00pm - 16:00
Club7

15:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Direct to Consumer (D2C)
Speaker: By Eamonn Forde, Music Ally
Even after Trent Reznor, the king of D2C, has gone back to a more traditional label set up, D2C is still an extremely hot topic in the music industry. Find out how Amanda Palmer harnessed her dedicated fans to earn more than $1m to fund her next product and how other artists have used it to a similarly great effect.
• What platforms are being used to go D2C?
• How to build an effective D2C campaign and what needs to be planned before you launch your campaign
• What are the items that have the best response from fans when buying directly from the artist?
• Highlighting some of the well known success stories across Pledge Music and KickStarter. Do these campaigns follow a pattern or are they all unique?
• What does it cost to go D2C?
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 15:00pm - 16:00
Bootleg

15:00

Norsk Rockforbund presenterer: Kultur- og Konserthus, Viktige kulturelle arenaer for et bredt publikum, eller kommunale signalbygg uten innhold og levedyktighet?
Speaker: Ordstyrer: Esben Hoff, KultMag
Kultur- og konserthus spretter opp, og varierer fra viktige, sterke kulturelle fyrtårn til økonomiske sorte hull i kommunekasser. Til tross for at enkelte roper et varsko, så bygges det kulturhus som aldri før. Er de viktige kulturelle arenaer for et bredt publikum, eller kommunale signalbygg uten innhold og levedyktighet?
Skal hver by ha en «rett» til sitt eget lokale kultur- eller konserthus, eller er det mer økonomisk å tenke regionalt, som f.eks. med sykehusene. I hvilken grad påvirker kostnadskrevende kultur- og konserthus lavterskeltilbudet, og slipper populærmusikkulturen til i husene? Lever de nye kultur- og konserthusene godt side-om-side med klubbsegmentet som skal ta være på underskogen, eller skummer de fløten av det klubbene gjør for å bygge nye artister? Er kultur- og konserthusenes tanke om flerbruk en suksess, og er de økonomisk lønnsomme?
Paneldeltagere: Kjersti Stenseng (KUD) Georg Arnestad (Kulturforsker – HiSF)/ Alfred Solgaard (Buen Kulturhus, Mandal) / Runar Eggesvik (Trøbbelskyter) / Thor Olav Fjellhøy (NKN) / Frank Nordby (Kultursjef, Stjørdal kommune)
Ordstyrer: Esben Hoff – KultMag

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 15:00pm - 16:15
Safety Pin

15:05

Voy - design med kvist og kode
Speaker: Jørn Knutsen og Einar Sneve Martinussen, designere/stipendiater ved AHO
Jørn Knutsen og Einar Sneve Martinussen fra Voy / AHO skal snakke om produkter i skjæringen mellom tradisjonelle materialer og teknologi. Hvordan kan digital teknologi formgis, og hvordan kan vi bruke design til å husliggjøre ‘the internet of things’?
Voy er et designstudio med base i Oslo som fokuserer på interaksjonsdesign og utfroskning av teknologi. Voy har eksistert siden 2006 og produserer utstillinger, produkter og filmer, samt foredrag og publikasjoner. Martinussen og Knutsen er PhD stipendiater ved Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo, hvor de underviser i interaksjonsdesign og forsker på nettverksteknologi, byer, hverdagsliv og design
http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 15:05pm - 15:20
Ragnarock

15:15

Neneh Cherry - Q&A
Speaker: Interviewer: Jude Rogers
Neneh Cherry’s recent comeback with Norwegian/Swedish jazz outfit The Thing reminded everyone of her forceful presence in cross-border music over the past two decades.
Swedish by birth, Neneh spent much of her life in London and New York. Her first musical moves came with dub troupe New Age Steppers and post-punkers Rip Rig & Panic in the early 80s but she went on to have chart hits with the crossover hiphop/dub/pop of “Manchild”, “Buffalo Stance’” and “Kisses On The Wind”. Along the way she was swept up in the Bristol club scene and contributed to Massive Attack’s “Blue Lines”; Massive’s 3D and Mushroom returned the favour on her debut album, “Raw Like Sushi” (1989). More recently she has been appearing alongside members of her own family in CirKus, and has collaborated with The The, The Beloved, Pulp, Peter Gabriel, Groove Armada, Damon Albarn, Tricky and Youssou N’Dour. At by:Larm she’ll appear on stage with longtime manager and husband Cameron McVey, a music world legend in his own right.
Neneh Cherry will be interviewed by Jude Rogers, columnist and music writer for The Guardian, Observer, The Word and the New Statesman.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 15:15pm - 16:30
SoWhat!

15:20

Grantonaut - visualisering av statlige innovasjonsmidler
Speaker: Even Westvang, Bengler
Grantonaut is a data visualization prototype, an innovative and intriguing way of visualizing vast amounts of data.
Grantonaut is a simple web-based application which allows you to explore Norwegian government innovation stimulation. More specifically it show the grants, loans and financial guarantees flowing from Innovation Norway (IN) in the years from 2005 to 2011. It’s a prototype and somewhat exceeds the specification for what one would typically offer to a broader audience.
Bengler is a digital product development studio typically associated with social software and personal fabrication. After putting the children to bed, Even Westvang’ sometimes build visualizations to demonstrate the spectacular inner life of public data.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 15:20pm - 15:35
Ragnarock

15:35

De tause heltene
Speaker: Anna Kirah, Designantropolog og psykolog
Hvis vi skal skape bærekraftige løsninger for dagens utfordringer må vi forstå motivasjonene og ambisjonene til vanlige mennesker. Utvikleren må ta utgangspunkt i deres perspektiver og ikke sine egne
Anna Kirah er internasjonalt anerkjent for sitt pioneerarbeid på menneskefokusert innovasjon i design av tjenester, produkter og organisasjonsendringer.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 15:35pm - 16:00
Ragnarock

16:00

Kan verden erobres fra Norge?
Speaker: Marius Lian, CEO Ping.it
ping.it er et sosialt nettverk som gjør brukeren i stand til å sende raske og direkte tips om godt innhold til sine venner, medarbeidere og familie.
Kan et sosialt nettverk med opphav i Oslo klare seg i et marked som er tungt dominert av USA?

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 16:00pm - 16:15
Ragnarock

16:00

WiMP presents: Music consumption in the age of streaming – who listens to what, when?
Speaker: Presented by: Per Einar Dybvik, WiMP and Arnt Maasø, University of Oslo
This session presents new numbers from WiMP Norway on how people listen to music via streaming.
How many people listen on their computer, on their mobile, on their network player, or on TV and how do they travel between the devices over time? Do the listening patterns vary during the day, week or between desktop and mobile, on or offline? A look at streaming, search and browsing patterns, typical listening sessions and segments of users. What do people chose, albums, playlists or search?
Presented by:
Per Einar Dybvik, CEO of music streaming service WiMP in Norway
Arnt Maasø, Associate professor, Dr. art. Dept. of Media and Communication, University of Oslo from research project Clouds & Concerts.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 16:00pm - 17:00
Rockefabrikken

16:30

Rock City presenterer: Managerdebatt; hvordan styre mot suksess?
Speaker: Ordstyrer: Åsmund Prytz, Daglig leder i Rock City
Band organiserer forretningsvirksomheten ulikt. I denne debatten møter vi fire profilerte managere som øser av sine gode og dårlige erfaringer.
Bård Jørgen Iversen er spillende manager i D.D.E, og har håndtert bandets booking og forretningsvirksomhet siden 1999. Steinar Vikan har vært Dum Dum Boys´ mann i kulissene siden musikerne var i konfirmasjonsalderen. Mads Martinsen har vært manager og bookingagent for en rekke norske band det siste tiåret, men med ekstra fokus på Oslo Ess i 2012 da bandet satte Norgesrekord med over 200 spilte konserter. Louis Holbrook har base i Berlin, er relativt fersk som manager, og styrer skuta for Honningbarna.
Kvartetten gir et innblikk i forretningsdrift, strategier og valg bak en suksessfull artistkarriere. Nyttige kunnskaper for både artister, arrangører og managerspirer. Ordstyrer er Åsmund Prytz, daglig leder i Rock City

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 16:30pm - 17:30
Safety Pin

17:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Cool tools for creatives
Speaker: By Rob MacAllister, Music Ally
Being a creative person is hard work so why not make that burden slightly lighter with the best tools recommended by Music Ally? Not only will these tools increase your productivity they’ll hopefully give you something to brag to your friends about too.
• We’ll look at tools that we think are extremely useful in your day to day activities
• We’ll look at the best native and mobile apps of 2012
• We’ll showcase some great examples of how APIs have been used effectively
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 17:00pm - 18:00
Bootleg

18:00

Emile The Duke
Emile The Duke’s uncompromising style is going to be a game-changer in 2013. He’s already a hit with his peers and his style is funky, peppy something he thinks ta lacking in Norway. He’s got an original live set up including jazz improv, visual art and interactive elements with the public. Throughout 2013 Emile The Duke will release a series of videos and singles on his own label – Mooktime.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11180

Thursday February 14, 2013 18:00pm - 18:30
Mono

18:00

Van Dyke Parks - Q&A
Speaker: Interviewer: Barney Hoskyns
Discover America with an American legend… If you’ve every heard the Disney song “The Bare Necessities”, from The Jungle Book, you’ll have heard the work of Van Dyke Parks – because he wrote the musical arrangement. But that’s just a minor detour in a long and fascinating journey that’s lasted more than four decades.
Van Dyke Parks is deeply immersed in America’s manifold song traditions of America, as demonstrated on his trio of acclaimed records, “Song Cycle” (1968), “Discover America” (1972) and “Clang Of The Yankee Reaper” (1975). These records defined Americana decades before the term was invented, an expansive Americana with an all-embracing vision that included ragtime, vaudeville, jazz, bluegrass, psychedelia, classical and calypso, unified by a singer-songwriter spirit.
There have been more albums since, plus film scores, children’s books and arrangements for a dizzying array of talent, and as a producer and arranger he has helped define the distinctive sounds of everyone from Ry Cooder, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Phil Ochs, Ringo Starr and The Mighty Sparrow, to recent future-classic albums by Joanna Newsom and Rufus Wainwright. But he’s most famous for his association with The Beach Boys, and in particular Brian Wilson. As lyricist on Wilson’s aborted (and recently completed) “SMiLE” project, and his more recent “That Lucky Old Sun”, Parks is the guiding light behind two of the most epic works of pop art.
This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear this celebrated American legend, and superbly entertaining raconteur, discussing the key events in his career.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Thursday February 14, 2013 18:00pm - 19:30
Internasjonalen (Youngstorget)

20:00

Arlie Mucks
Between acoustic melancholia and the straight up rock that rules the roost in Stavanger there is a band who have taken it upon themselves to continue the city’s proud pop traditions. Arlie Mucks have, unlike their peers, cast an eye across The North Sea to Britain for musical inspiration. Reference points include the like of Radiohead, Oasis, The Smiths and Arctic Monkeys with a melodic mix of 90s brit-pop and noughties indie being the result.
When they first began to play locally in 2009 the local music scene embraced them with open arms – finally a proper pop band from Stavanger they extolled.
With a number of sold out local shows under their belts the band moved up the coast to Bergen in 2011 where the band became heavily involved in the local music scene and where their on stage prowess did not go un noticed. The major regional daily, BT, noted after one particular show “Arlie Mucks, originally from Stavanger but now luckily settled in Bergen… intricate and melodic indie rock played by boys with long fringes and short guitar straps, a band we are very much looking forward to hearing more from.”

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13022

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Rockefeller Annex

20:00

Bendik Giske
Bendik Giske has a masters in improv sax and has studied at a bunch of top schools, but after meeting Nils Bech he started to produce electronic music. After a long period of working with Nils and a bunch of remixes for Kakkmaddafakka, Samsaya and Sandra Kolstad he’s ready to stand on his own two feet. That background in jazz and contemporary music may now seem somewhat far off, but it is probably always still going to be there…

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13171

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Jaeger

20:00

DISASTER IN THE UNIVERSE
Disaster In The Universe is a new alternative rock / electronica / psychedelica band with Caribbean instruments and rhythms. With multi-lingual songs delivered in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Ronga and on stage the band are described as gleeful explosion of dancey rhythms and last but not least they play a synth mounted in a two meter high palm tree.
Disaster In The Universe and the track “Beach House” has been A-listed on P3 all Summer alongside a host of other stations both domestically and abroad. In their first year the band have already played Slottsfjell, Hove, Øya, Månefestival, Musikkfest, Palmesus as well as several overseas appearances.
On November 22nd the band released their third single “Curiosity”. The track was a priority track for Wimp in Norway who described the track as one of the year’s best Norwegian tracks. Hove were equally effusive, describing the band as on their way to being one of the best in Norway, and Ross Allen from Island Records in the UK reported their show at Øya to be one of the best of the festival.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11637

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Mono

20:00

Monica Heldal
Norwegian singer songwriter Monica Heldal is just 21. Even before she started to write her own songs, she was offered a record deal, and whoever it was that gave her the contract was damn right. Heldal’s unique voice, her guitar technique and charisma are all that she needs to break through. Ben Howard apparently thought the same and asked her to support him on tour. If you listen to her first recordings, you can’t help but get very curious about her. Even when she covers “Something Fine” by Jackson Browne, the song fits perfectly with her own songs. Which says it all.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12443

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

20:00

Phil T.Rich
Phil T. Rich has done remixes for Gatas Parlament, Son of Light, and Jonas V, worked alongside French producers The Twinsmagic and impressed at The National Cypher as one of five newcomers last year. He’s brought his lively on stage presence to shows with B.A.W.S. crew acts like Emilio, Aon and Sama D as well as joining Jae-R and Envy onstage at Hove and Øya.
Alongside his obvious artistic talents he has plenty of other irons in the fire. He’s the founder of B.A.W.S Entertainment the crew behind his releases, done a TV show with Thomas Giertsen (one of Norway’s top comedians / presenters) and has fashion interests having done collections with stores / labels such as Varner, Urban and Johnny Leave Home.
“Our releases are document who we are, what we do, who I am and how I live my life.” – Phil T. Rich

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12831

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
WiMP Annex

20:30

Bow To Each Other
Bow To Each Other are comprised of one Megan Kovacs of Toronto, Canada and Gunhild Kristoffersen from Karmøy. They live in Oslo and play pop-music centered around their own songwriting, synth musings and vocal harmonies. The project was born when they moved to Norway after having lived in Liverpool for a few years. With a diverse set of influences such as Sufjan Stevens, Pivot, Wild Beasts, Kate Bush and Robyn, Bow To Each Other aim to invoke a sense of melancholy but with a light at the end of the tunnel.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11741

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Stratos

20:30

Cazadores
With their ambitious and catchy rock songs, Cazadores have in a very short space of time managed to pick up some heavy rotation at radio whilst simultaneously building a very strong live following in Norway and are now being touted as one of the country’s most exciting breakthrough artists. The band’s music can be compared to the likes of The Strokes, Killers, Kings Of Leon and throughout 2012 the band have lived up to the hype, a unique and powerful live band who have really delivered on stage at a whole host of Norway’s festivals. Expect massive choruses, moody ballads and a rather special atmosphere when the band from Tromsø takes to the stage.
Cazadores have two releases so far and anticipation is building to the arrival of their first full length, slated for March 2013.
Cazadores are currently B-liste at P3 with the title track of their last EP “Islands”.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11149

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Rockefeller

20:30

Mariam The Believer (SE)
Mariam Karolina Wallentin Riahi was raised in the suburbs of a small town; she never felt she belonged there but never really needed to either. She has a Swedish mom born far up north, and a dad from Iran, who now lives in Brazil, she worked calling numbers in a smoky Bingo hall, she sometimes doubted everything, she had nodules on the vocal cords and thought that she would never be able to sing again, she travelled the Trans-Siberian Railway alone, lived in Beijing, toured Sweden when she was nine dressed as a mouse, she cleaned staircases in Gothenburg, she grew up with Persian cats, was dubbing cartoons as a kid and got married young. She lived nomadic life and toured around the world with a vocals / drums duo for four years in a row, she thinks thats what’s interesting arises in the spaces between, that the energy is everything, she has at times not known where to go to, but yet always landed somewhere, but what’s most: music, to try to reach right in there. She wanted to begin playing electric guitar, so got herself a cream white Gibson in New York and started this project. She started her own label Repeat Until Death, ‘cause this is what she’ll do until she dies. Every new creative project feels as if starting all over, yet at the same time this is where she is always trying to reach, to reach the core of everything.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13244

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

20:30

Synne Sanden
Synne Sanden is only 22 years old, but she’s already managed to make a name for herself on the Norwegian music scene with her debut album “When Nobody’s Around”. The music can be described as pop electronica with hints of jazz, and she might remind people of both Silje Nergaard and Anja Garbarek at times. But Sanden is without a doubt first and foremost her own woman, and shortly after by:Larm her sophomore effort will be released.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12763

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Revolver

20:30

Thea & The Wild
Twenty five year old Thea Glenton Raknes grew up back and forth between a hippie commune in Oslo and her father’s boat crewed by Swedish prog rockers. She has been writing songs and poetry since she was a child and eventually made the stage her home. Thea was previously the singer in Norma Sas who released “Hunting For Treasures” in 2011 to widespread acclaim. After the band split up later that year she began to get back to her own material and her solo debut. The first taste of what was to come was the track “Trains” that she recorded with Kenneth Ishak at Observatoriet studios.
“Most bands have a vocalist, but very few have one with the kind of charisma that makes them a natural front figure. Norma Sass’ Thea Glenton Raknes is very much in the latter category. She personifies the band’s sound and delivers the songs with a finesse which is plain to see for anyone watching the band.” – Håkon Moslet, NRK

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12823

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
WiMP teltet

20:30

Tim Christensen (DK)
Dane, Tim Christiensen has had great success at home in his formative years with the band Dizzy Miss Lizzy, a band he formed with some school chums in 1988. The band split in 1998 and he’s gone on to even greater heights as a solo artist. He’s released four solo records, from which there have been a slew of hits, with “Right next door to the right one” perhaps being the best known on these shores, having featured in the hit Danish TV series “Nicolai & Julie”. Christensen’s sophisticated, impeccably crafted melodic pop is all delivered perfectly by his long time backing band – The Damn Crystals. It is thus fair to say that by:Larm will be playing host to a proper bonafide Danish institution in February.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12992

Thursday February 14, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

20:59

John Olav Nilsen presents:
Thursday February 14, 2013 20:59pm - 21:00
Gamla

21:00

AACT RRAISER
Signed to US label Manimal Vinyl, AACT RRAISER are a lo-fi electronic duo from Oslo. The boys make downtempo, pounding house music, a cocktail of shameless sampling and spacey synths. They have worked together for nigh on four years and have played at Blå, John Dee, Revolver, Trondheim Samfundet and Landmark in Bergen as well as a trip to New York for CMJ. Along the way they’ve opened for the likes of Com Truise, Datarock and Pow Pow and have a record release in the works.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13182

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Jaeger

21:00

Broken Twin (DK)
Broken Twin is the moniker of a young woman with good stories to tell and a magical way of doing so.
Drawing upon the eerie sounds of the Northern hemisphere and musically related to acts such as Feist, Nico and Anthony and the Johnsons her simple setup of bass, piano, guitar, vocals and percussion intertwines in a whirlwind of creaking piano stools, floating vocals and cantankerous guitars. With ease this 24 year old Dane creates sensations that move the listener, taking them through a maze of emotion, nostalgia and even lonesomeness that one cant get out of, while simultaneously unconsciously not wanting to.
”I like to work within my own little bubble whenever I write songs so no one can hear me. It’s a very personal process and the songs have a strong connection to my self; a theme, a feeling, an experience or a state of mind.”
During the recording of her EP ”Hold on to Nothing”, she and her former bandmate had teamed up with various well-known producers, but in the process they found their own sound and decided to produce the four songs fully on their own, at their own pace and with their own hands.
In the final stages of the process Brian Batz from Sleep Party People mixed the EP and added that trademark otherworldly sound he is so well known for.
Broken Twin’s songs encircle loneliness, love and reflect the thoughts of a girl entering adulthood, while fixating on the notion of touching people by bringing something beautiful into the world.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13279

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

21:00

Haraball
Haraball are a punk band from the Kongsberg / Lampeland area comprised of mebers from newer bands such as Mirror Lakes and Bungalow Ranchstyle as well as old school hardcore bands Tiebreak and Fairfuck. Haraball have released two four track seven inches on the respected Fysisk Format imprint and have an LP and European tour in the works for 2013. They played two night time shows during Øya last year and have recently supported Turbonegro at Sentrum Scene as well as a show with hardcore heroes Negative Approach at Revolver.
“This 7” is a testament to how wonderful music can be when when young men reach expert level in stupidity and aggression and nail it with 100% precision and taste." – Fysiskformat.no

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11388

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
John Dee

21:00

Highasakite
Highasakite are maybe the most exciting new band from Norway of the last year. From a universally lauded debut album, via a really very solid by:Larm showing to one of the most requested acts at the Summer festivals…. And this is just the beginning.
Friday February 3 2012 saw the release of ”All That Floats Will Rain” which was awarded two 6/6 and fourteen 5/6 scores from Norwegian press. That they were the Spring’s breakout artist is a fact.
“The year can stop now. This ladies and gentlemen, is pop music.” – Julia Pettersen, Dagbladet (6/6)
With a reception like this it was pretty tough not to pick up on Highasakite being the the buzz band of by:Larm 2012. And even given that their shows were hideously oversubscribed, it didn’t stop people describing the gigs as nothing short of phenomenal.
The Summer saw the band play all the major festivals, Slottsfjell, Øya, Hove, Pstereo as well as Giske and a bunch of others. They subsequently released a self-titled EP worldwide, undertaking visits to Berlin Music Week / Berlin Festival and Airwaves in the Autumn. They already have a number of international events in the diary for 2013, and early in the year the release of “All that floats will rain” is planned worldwide.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11244

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Gamla

21:00

Ludvig Moon
Ludvig Moon is the on-stage moniker of one Anders Magnor Killerud, a twenty-two year old from Hamar. When he was ten he got his first guitar Anders has been writing and recording all sorts of songs ever since. Now twelve years down the track after playing with a bunch of bands, most recently Team Me, he’s ready to step into the limelight as a solo artist. This past Autumn he’s been in the studio as well as doing his first public solo shows. His music isn’t particularly genre specific but it is fair to say that he’s pretty keen on Nick Drake, Judee Sill, My Bloody Valentine and Sufjan Stevens musically.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12692

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Sentrum Scene

21:00

MF/MB/ (SE)
MF/MB/ is countryside and city streets, it’s woods and concrete, cigarettes and alcohol, hope and despair, clubs and saunas and motorways, MF/MB/ is sex and celibacy and endless studio sessions. It’s rock music that wants to be techno, like techno that wants to be rock music, like anything that wants to be anything else anywhere else and there was nothing wrong with that.
MF/MB/ is self confidence and bad conscience. Lack of money, good looks, mental breakdowns and forgiveness. Never looking back, always doing the same mistakes.
MF/MB/ is guitars, two drumkits, bass, synthesizers, vocals and computers, but most of all it’s Victor Nilsson, Joakim Lindberg, Sebastian Hedberg, Christine Björk, Kristoffer Bäckström and Erik Nilsson, making the best music they know.
Their debut album “Folded” was released in 2010 to high critical acclaim, both in Scandinavia as well as in Germany and North America. Tours followed, with countless gigs all around in Europe. They’ve now recorderd a new album that will be released in February worldwide, the album is called Colossus and its recorderd live in a total analog studio at the countryside.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12142

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Mono

21:00

Verdensrommet
VERDENSROMMET started in 2011 as a songwriting project of two school friends Andreas Høvset and Vetle Vik Gundersen, who were both entering their final year at high school in Telemark. After recording a demo, they decided to give it to Matias Tellez at his band, Young Dreams’ gig in Oslo that summer. He liked it, and invited Andreas and Vetle to Bergen to record the songs in his studio.
It was love at first sight when the 19-years-olds arrived in the west coast of Norway. Finishing high school normally means moving out to make it in the world, and it was no different for Verdensrommet. Bergen had to become the home base for them. The relationship with the music scene in the city and newly established Skogen Studios with Matias Tellez producing, 600 kilometers away from the established music business in Oslo, meant a lot to them.
The potential of the songs blossomed into a beautiful double-punch of space pop with Norwegian lyrics and they were joined by some of their best friends to make a complete band: Verdensrommet is now a five-piece band ready with an EP that is a serious letter of intent. Songs like “Sidelengs” and “Nytt” depart into a dream world where texture and timbre is as important as their trademark catchy hooks.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11091

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Rockefeller Annex

21:00

Zawadi
Zawadi is a rapper / singer from Oslo. Over the last year or so he’s made a name for himself off the back of a string of incendiary shows and now signed to Knirckfritt, the world is at his feet. Zawadi is heavily influenced by hip-hop’s golden era as well as reggae, grime, soul and kwaito and is impossible to pigeonhole. His first single for Knirckefritt/EMI was released last Autumn and his debut album with guest appearances from Admiral P, Sisi, Nosizwe and Lotus will see the light of day this year. He’s already got a couple of mixtapes under his belt and has had four singles playlisted by Radio Nova as well as having played Oslo hotspots Rockefeller, Blå, Jaeger, Fugazi, Månefisken and a main stage spot at the Ekstremsportveko festival in Voss.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12800

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
WiMP Annex

21:30

Aslak Hartberg's The Fuzz
The wider public will know him as Alis from Klovner i Kamp. Jazz aficionados will remember him as the bassist from Shining and Jon Eberson Quartet, Now, ten years after his previous release, he is back with a project which putting it very simply, is a bit of a roundup of what he’s been up to musically in the interim. Get ready for sampled beats, massive synths and experimental basslines, but not without some catchy licks of course. There are two reference points that are clear as day here: Kanye West and Miles Davis. Davis’ 1985 release “Tutu” is a record that Hartberg always points to in interviews. A record where Miles Davis has a field day over the contemporary programed backing tracks by producer Marcus Miller. Likewise Kanye, the boundary breaking hip-hop producer was also a key role model for the project. With some wacky programming, dancey beats and nigh on shameless use if taboo effects like autotune and ostentatious 80s sound West is an obvious inspiration. Aslak Hartberg is a composer and author as well as a rapper and a bassist. He’s won Spellemann awards for both his work with Klovner i Kamp and the rock band Yoga Fire. He also won a prestigious Alarm prize with Shinning, TONO’s Edvard award for best film soundtrack for his performance at the Kosmorama Trondheim international film festival in 2008. He’s done soundtracks for films such as ”Kompani Orheim”, ”I et speil i en gåte”, ”Keeper’n til Liverpool” and ”Tatt av kvinnen” as well as the Danish TV series “Pakten”.
The line-up on the record is Sjur Miljeteig (trumpet), Bugge Wesseltoft (keys) and Aslak Hartberg (bass, vocals and other instruments).

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12877

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

21:30

Atlanter
Atlanter is the new project from Jens Carelius and Arild Hammerø. They play music inspired by desert rock, krautrock and old time delta blues. All that with from a rather more Norwegian approach, that can be best described as mountain blues. Alongside Carelius and Hammerø are Jonas Barsten Johnsen and Morten Kvam who complete the line-up for this mountain blues orchestra, Altanter. The band release their debut album March 15th.
Jens Carelius has created a rather fine reputation for himself with releases like “The First Songs” (2008), “The Beat Of The Travel” (2009) and “The Architect” (2011). He’s earned some pretty good press for his records, in particular the two most recent efforts, earning 5s and 6s across the board. Arild Hammerø released his debut album “Dagen Som Gryr” in 2008 which was followed by “Flåte med Hammer & Hersk” with Daniel Herskedal in 2012 to critical acclaim. They were previously part of Blues Run The Game alongside Siri Nilsen as well as Arild playing guitar with electronica duo Ost & Kjex, featuring on their recent album “Cajun Lunch”.
Jonas Barsten Johnsen is a young percussionist with a masters from Norges Musikkhøgskole. He’s played over a hundred shows in the last three years, including most of the major festivals in Norway. Morten Kvam plays standup and electric bass and has been active in both the Oslo and Bergen scenes as part of all sorts of set ups, playing jazz, rock, pop, improv and folk. He’s worked with Siri Nilsen, Siri Nilsen, Terje Isungset, Per Jørgensen, Olav Dahle, Walter Thompson (US), Kevin Dean (CAN), Arild Hammerø, the klezmer band Ot Azoi, Bugge Wesseltoft, Borge & Kvam, Polka Bjørn and Kleine Heine, Push and Ine Hoem.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13288

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

21:30

Boska
Boska first let the world head his bass orientated house during Tromsø’s Insomnia festival in 2010 and shortly thereafter dropped a bunch of remixes and original tracks alike for Mental Overdrive’s much respected Love OD Communications imprint. After being picked up by Red Bull for their prestigious Music Academy event in Madrid in 2011 his career took on a distinctly international flavour, “Sicka” a collaboration with Asma Maroof (Nguzunguzu, M.I.A) followed picking up a feature on Pitchfork. His next release and EP entitled “Without Love” took the blogosphere by storm, picking up posts from L.A. to Estonia and received a glowing review from electronica bible Resident Advisor and the video a premiere on XLR8R. With a high-octane live show, improvised around his original tracks and delivered on both electronics and live instruments he made his mark in clubs across Europe with killer shows in Madrid, Cologne, London, Berlin and Stockholm amongst others. At last year’s Øya festival Lot Lot presented club show he debuted an all new live show, now featuring visuals from Petra Hermanová. Axel Boman picked up a track for his Studio Barnhus label and soon after had Julio Bashmore dropping it on BBC Radio 1’s In New Music We Trust Show. This past Autumn saw another EP entitled “Submarine/Behave” on a new London label curated by the one and only Capracara.
Boska is currently splitting his time between Oslo and Berlin and maintains a hectic international touring schedule all the while producing a tracks for a host of new releases.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12905

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Stratos

21:30

Heartfelt
Heartfelt is the solo project of the Oslo based composer, producer and musician Brede Rørstad. Whilst he was studying classical composition he began to experiment with electronic music on an 8-track, a drum machine and a synth. Inspired by Björk and Jaga Jazzist he began to mix electronic and classical and in time he shaped his distinctive aesthetic.
His distinctive sound is made up if pop, classical and electronica all in equal measure. In his intricate universe of sounds, drum machines, strings and horns are juxtaposed with strong melodies and striking lyrics. Heartfelt is a master of light and shade, balancing the playful and the serious, the intimate and the grandiose, the dancefloor and the coffee table, the simple and the complex.
Always experimenting with his own music Heartfelt’s sound is always taking on new forms. In one track he can perform with just a drummer, another on his own with a sampler, or play with a full band, wind quintet or even an orchestra. He has released two EPs, written chamber and orchestral music, for soloists as well as for film and theatre. “Watch Out Lover” is his debut LP.
“Rørstad has started using unconventional means to dress up his delicate electronic pop songs, and the result is a more layered and noisy sound. This is an interesting and irresistible move from Heartfelt.”
-Øyvind Rones (nordicspotlight.com / Gaffa)

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12070

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Revolver

21:30

Ida Jenshus
October 5 2012 saw the release of Ida Jenshus’ third album. “Someone to Love” has had some fantastic reviews, not least 6/6 from Aftenposten (Norway’s biggest broadhseet) and 5/6 from the rest of the major papers.
This is a career defining record. Initially hailed as a “country queen” early on in her career, she can now safely claim the title of rock’s first lady, with an album that has really taken her music a step further. The record is produced by Kaare Christoffer Vestrheim and features extensive use of guitars and keys, wide open soundscapes whilst lyrically it is more mature and reflective. The title track has been A-listed on P1 for several months.
25 year old Ida Jenshus, from Steinkjer has already picked up two Spellemann awards, one for each of her previous albums, both have which have gone gold. Last year she was awarded the prestigious Bendiksenprisen which is awarded to her by her peers.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13231

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Rockefeller

21:30

sweden
sweden look back longingly to the nineties, to when they borrowed their dad’s car and drove to the shopping centre across the boarder to buy pick & mix and to the days when they listened to Popsicle and dreamed of getting into SoWhat! They’ve now packed up all this wonderful nineties nostalgia into a neat little box of catchy, immediate pop melodies but not without a healthy dose of melancholia thrown in for good measure. Though sickly sweet they are not, sweden do inspire uncontrollable attempts at choruses you can’t actually sing, man hugs with the guy next to you at the bar and the irrepressible urge to pick up your old skateboard again.
The two dudes in sweden are Christian Spro (Doopy, Beezewax, Palermo) and Fredrik Gretland (The Cumshots, Tennessee Beats, Datsun). With the help of a couple of their mates they’ve put to together a record jam packed with catchy as fuck hits, massive choruses and the feeling of hanging out with your buddies on the other side of the border. Like if Andreas Mattson rang you and asked if you wanted to go to the pub, like if Brainpool were going to play your local venue and like Starmarket had just released an album.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13293

Thursday February 14, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
WiMP teltet

21:59

Tiger Spring label night:
Thursday February 14, 2013 21:59pm - 22:00
Mono

22:00

Bottled in England (DK)
Bottled in England are a duo from Copenhagen (DK), generating a high-tension energy field of hand-played drum’n’bass and dubstep that fuses technical excellence with the fierceness and recklessness of cyberpunk. Since the very beginning, Bottled in England have been collaborating with the best vocalists, rappers and musicians from Denmark not least Silas Bjerregaard (Turboweekend), Maria Mortensen (Scarlet Chives) and Troels Abrahamsen (VETO). They made it big with warmly received appearances at Roskilde Festival (DK), Melkweg Amsterdam (NL), Waves Vienna (AUS), SPOT Festival (DK) and Fusion Festival (GER) and have toured most of Europe in 2012. After their show at SPOT Festival 2012 Germany’s Rolling Stone Magazine wrote: “You could dance the night away to the drum’n’bass from the hyped Bottled in England”.
On January 7th 2013 Bottled in England will release their second EP “Architect EP” (VME) and have already over 30 confirmed shows in Denmark and the rest of Europe. It is a band bringing something new to the table and they can create a live, high quality, bass-rave like nobody else.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11419

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Jaeger

22:00

Hvitmalt Gjerde
Hvitmalt Gjerde are four boys from Bergen who play surf rock inspired by 60s pop, psych and garage rock who sing in their native Bergen dialect.
The band have already earned themselves quite a considerable fanbase with love from industry and the general public in equal measure with shows up and down the country and are a breath of fresh air for the Bergen music scene.
“Forget The Beach Boys, search for these on Soundcloud and hear how “Bergensk” is the perfect partner for angular surf-rock." – VG
Hvitmalt Gjerde are a band from the planet Mercury, brimming with confidence and self belief. The band began life in earnest in a left in suburban Bergen and are comprised of Johannes, Sturla, Jakob and Ørjan and are now looking outwards to the rest of Norway. They’ve already taken nascent steps beginning with shows at Hulen in Bergen, Trashpop in Kristiansand and Musikkfest in Oslo as well as festival appearances at Perifierifestivalen, Telle’s Sommerfest, Phonofestivalen and Ekstremsport Week in Voss. This is a band that is going to tour the world, but for the moment that most likely means we’ll hear and see quite a bit of them in Norway.
“I have a new favourite band… They can do no wrong right now.” – BT (major regional daily)

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11354

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
WiMP Annex

22:00

Ich Bin Nintendo
Ich Bin N!ntendo are a fresh young in-your-face-improv-noise-punk-trio. The hard working Oslo based band released their debut LP in October 2012 via the Va Fongool label. In the Spring of 2012 the band got sometime Sonic Youth collaborator Mats Gustafsson (winner of the Nordisk Råd music prize in 2011) along to a show at Chateau Neuf. The meeting was to prove a fruitful one and has resulted in a record which musically can be described as the meeting point between free jazz and grindcore, a ground breaking record that truly pushes the boundaries of what music can be.
Norwegian noise luminary Lasse Marhaug was brought in on mixing and mastering duties. He was given carte blanche to do as he pleased with the raw material he was presented with and the result is a record which already powerful enough in raw form has been honed and perfected to be as immense and as “in your face” as it could absolutely possibly be.
“It ain’t soundtrack music to your first kiss, or music you jog to, or music for sweet dreams. It’s a tad bit headache music, and bit o’ revolutionary music.” -Essi Tam, Bad Sounds Magazine

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12625

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
John Dee

22:00

Mona & Maria
Mona & Maria are a new and talented duo from Oslo, who are widely tipped for a very bright future.
Twenty six year old Mona Andersen and twenty seven year old Maria Knudsen have been writing together for many years and had a couple of hits with their old band Bazooka Boppers. When the band split in 2010, Mona and Maria continued on their own. The writing they’ve done together was so good that Christian Engfelt (Cato Salsa Experience, Big Bang, The Turns etc.) got them into his studio in August to work on their debut full length.
The studio line-up is a who’s who of Norway’s top people; Martin Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist, The National Bank, Jonas Alaska) on percussion. David Wallumrød (Jonas Alaska, Bjørn Eidsvåg) on keys. Emil Nikolaisen (Silver, Serena Maneesh), Knut Schreiner (Turboneger, Mirror Lakes, Kåre & The Cavemen) and Eivind Staxrud (Raga Rockers) all feature on guitar. Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen (Karpe Diem, Jens Carelius, Siri Nilsen) play cello with Bendik Brænne (Dum Dum Boys, Los Plantronics) and Hans Friis (Dum Dum Boys, Los Plantronics) playing brass.
Musically it is poetic, folky pop, with plenty of strong vocal harmonies, perhaps not a million miles from Sweden’s First Aid Kit with influences from legends like Judee Sill, Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11356

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Sentrum Scene

22:00

Noonie Bao (SE)
Hello. I am Noonie Bao.
It took me five years to complete my debut album, “i am noonie bao”. Why did it take so long, you may ask? I think I know why. Music needs time to grow, and I needed to experience a lot more in my life to enable me to get to this point.
My day job was to write songs for others. EMI Publishing signed me as a song writer in my late teens. Writing about myself in the way I’ve done on “i am noonie bao” was a very frightening process for me. Sitting by myself with these songs – I had not thought about other people listening to them. This was only something I became aware of gradually. Like for instance when I met Niek from the Belgian band Das Pop and he told me he wanted to release one of my songs. This lead to the single receiving top rotation on National radio in Belgium and some live shows around Europe, including one at David Lynch’s club Silencio in Paris. This was only last year and it didn’t take very long for Swedish National radio, blogs and major festivals to start picking up on my songs. Suddenly, I was being listened to by more people than just those I knew.
Who is Noonie Bao? – How do you answer a question like that?
In many ways, music is all I know. When I was really young I went on a lot of dates. Not my own, but my friends dates! Because all my friends thought I sang so sweet, they would bring me along with them to the woods, where they would make out with boys and I would became their soundtrack. This is where my interest in singing began.
“i am noonie bao” is therefore, in many ways, my own personal soundtrack over the last several years of my life. A soundtrack that I hope will touch you in a similar way to how the experiences I’m singing about have affected me.
Regards,
Noonie Bao
I AM NOONIE BAO will be released on Hybris on the 31st of October 2012.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12147

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Rockefeller Annex

22:00

Sin Fang (IS)
Sin Fang is the main project of Iceland’s king of lo-fi layered lushness, Sindri Már Sigfússon (also the founder of the Icelandic indie pop collective Seabear). Sin Fang’s music oscillates wildly unearthing glimpses of familiarity – vintage Flying Nun here, Paw Tracks there and a Belle and Sebastian pop nous – while retaining the own stark originality of this übertalented artist and producer who was dubbed the “Icelandic Beck” by Rolling Stone magazine.
Sigfússon is a pretty unlikely ambassador of the Icelandic indie pop scene, in his teens he was a skateboard and hip-hop aficionado, his arms are covered with a colourful mess of self designed tattoos and besides doing visual arts his true favourite obsessions are soccer and pizza; what makes him pretty much an antidote to the all too present cliché of the Icelandic nature boy.
In February 2013 Sin Fang releases “Flowers”, his third and most accessible full length album to date (recorded & produced by Alex Somers (producer of Sigur Rós & Jónsi).

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13291

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

22:00

Slowolf (DK)
SLOWOLF is the nom de plume of producer, singer & recording artist Andreas Asingh, rising from the cold north of Copenhagen. With his debut single “See U In My Dreams”, released in DK on May 7th 2012, SLOWOLF have already proven to be a one-to-watch on the Danish music scene.
SLOWOLF brings you the epic sound of downtempo dream pop, black metal & hip hop, and his debut single entered the Danish iTunes Electronic Song Chart at #1 – as well as being chosen to the Pick of the Week on Danish National Radio (equivalent of BBC Radio One).

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13301

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Mono

22:00

Ulige Numre (DK)
Ulige Numre are in many ways perhaps the Danish Håkan Hellström, and have in a spectacularly short space of time amassed a veritable army of fans in Denmark. The band’s debut E.P. afforded them accolades and acclaim in equal measure, as a result of which expectations for their L.P. are sky high. Indie kids of Norway take note, for you this is the must see show of the festival.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12461

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Gamla

22:29

ENO magazine presents:
Thursday February 14, 2013 22:29pm - 22:30
Cross Road club

22:30

Blood Command
In forming Blood Command in 2008 Silje Tombre, Yngve Andersen and Sigurd Haakaas had one aim in mind: to combine the party vibe of the club music they all enjoyed so much with their twin first loves – hardcore and rock. The band hit gold at first strike and were finalists in NRK’s new band comp – Urørt as well as being nominated for a Spellemann gong for their debut long player “Ghostclocks”. In addition to recording a trilogy of EPs the band have toured extensively abroad as well as opening for the likes of Protest, Hero and Comeback Kid. In spite of their hectic schedule the band have found time to record a spanking second album “Funeral Beach” that was a winner with the domestic press with 5/6s in VG, Dagbladet, BA, BT Gaffa, p3 et al. as well as a rather well deserved 5/5 in Kerrang!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13233

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
WiMP teltet

22:30

Efterklang (DK)
Forever fascinated by the purest possibilities of sound, since forming in 2001 Efterklang have consistently adjusted their sonic modus operandi to suit very specific inspirations. The results the Danes have produced so far – most notably across three acclaimed albums, 2004’s “Tripper”, 2007’s “Parades” and 2010’s “Magic Chairs” – have each explored different directions, each an end product of remarkably studied songcraft and emotional resonance.
Their latest release (“Piramida”) on the reverred label 4AD is perhaps the bands finest to date. The album features guest appearances from Nils Frahm and Earl Harvin (Tundersticks) and took its start from a 9 day audio expedition to Svalbard in August 2011. Here Efterklang visited the ghost town Pyramiden (Piramida as it was called by the Russians that lived there until 1998) and collected more than a 1000 field recordings which was then used for the song-writing and recordings back home in Berlin.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12343

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Rockefeller

22:30

Frøy Aagre Electric
Sax player and composer Frøy Aagre has exhilarated audiences the world over with her unmistakable sound and unique ability to combine the beautiful and accesible with more complex and off kilter ideas.
Aagre has now taken her first tentative steps in the the world of electronics, embarking on a new project with drummer Jonas Barsten Johnsen and Andreas Ulvo, who is one of Norway’s most in demand keyboard players, who has previously worked with the likes of Mathias Eick, Shining, Thom Hell and Jarle Bernhoft. After nine years performing live as an acoustic quartet, Aagre and Ulvo have expanded and developed their sound taking in a wide range of influences from other genres along picking up ideas from Radiohead, Bon Iver and Steve Reich along the way.
Frøy’s third album “Cycle Of Silence” was released in 2010 by the respected German imprint ACT and was internationally critically acclaimed, leading to sold out tours in Germany, England, India and Australia.
“Aagre’s composing leaves an impression that ripples on long after the disc has stopped spinning.” – The Guardian

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12881

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

22:30

Kid Exodus
Kid Exodus (Peter Estdahl) is the man behind the much played track “Brother”. The debut album is released February 4 and is ram jammed with musical references – James Blake, Daft Punk, Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine – whilst still being very much his own pop sound, with constantly evolving mature songwriting.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11914

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Cross Road club

22:30

Linnea Henriksson (SE)
Linnea Henriksson’s debut album “Till mina älskade och älskare” was the most streamed Swedish album on Spotify last year. The four singles “Väldigt Kär/Obegripligt Ensam”, “Alice”, “Mitt rum i ditt hjärta” and “Lyckligare” all picked up heavy rotation at radio with the last one going platinum.
Linnea spent much of the Summer out on the road and made a number of prime time TV appearances before building on that success with another lengthy outing in the Autumn and a booking to appear on P3 Gold in January.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12305

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

22:30

Oyama (IS)
Oyama are a young Icelandic five-piece making shoegaze-noise-rock. They have been favourably compared to a range of indie-rock acts past & present, from Breeders and Sonic Youth through to My Bloody Valentine and Grizzly Bear.
Oyama played a show every night of Iceland Airwaves 2012, with packed crowds and critical praise from homegrown and international media. Oyama were the Icelandic buzz-band of the festival, which also acts as an annual referendum on the country’s most promising new acts.
Oyama signed a management deal with London/Reykjavík firm Projekta on the back of their demo tracks and their captivating live show. The are currently unsigned and recording more songs, as well as writing towards a debut album.
Expect to see Oyama spread their wings internationally in 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13273

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Revolver

22:30

Phantom (FI)
Helsinki-based electro duo Phantom have received a lot of international attention and bring their unique live show to by:Larm 2013. Phantom debuted and released their first EP “Scars” and music video at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas. Since then they have picked up attention from all over the world including a blog post from The xx and a review in Pitchfork. They swim in the dark waters of downtempo electro sprinkled with some catchy and bittersweet melodies, and have been compared to Massive Attack, Portishead and The xx. Their live performances feature stunning realtime Kinect visuals and original instrument called UFO.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12209

Thursday February 14, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Stratos

23:00

Bombus (SE)
Swedish rockers Bombus describe themselves as Conan The Barbarian with glasses. In other words, they blessed with both brains and brawn. Their self-titled debut was released in 2010 and was universally well received and has earned them fans in high places, not least Darkthrone kingpin Fenriz. The band has toured heavily since then, appearing in many and varied environs, from the North Pole to glitzy Euro clubs to half empty German biker gang club houses. The band are now on the cusp of releasing the follow-up, which will be softer and harder and faster and more devastating allatthesametime. And way way better than the first record.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12234

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
John Dee

23:00

House of Mystery
Friends since childhood, Hjalmar Myksvoll-Singh and Øystein Redalen together go by the moniker of House Of Mystery. Born and raised in Ås, later moving to Oslo then on to the provinces, just outside Skien in the Telemark mountains to totally immerse themselves in their own House Of Mystery studio. They play a kind of alternative rock hybrid of psych, surf sugary electronica, new wave and agit-pop which all weaves together to create their own idiosyncratic voice.
The band describe themselves as dancey tropical psychedelia mixed with Dehli-surf and circus pop, delivered with punk energy and eviscerating rhythms. On stage they are joined by brothers in arms Lasse Saurbrey Kittelsen and Svein Arne Egenæs.
The band’s most recent song “Airwolf Gandhi” was at the top of the NRK Urørt chart for ages last Summer and they will soon re-release physically as a seven inch backed with the track “Bamboo Town” together with a video in 2013.
The material for a debut album is currently being assembled in their ramshackle studio, which features valve compressors, rusty harps and restored reverb chambers. House Of Mystery are a band with big ideas and 2013 is going to be a big year.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13090

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Last Train

23:00

JJ (SE)
The Sincerely Yours signed Swedish duo JJ are serenity personified; strings, piano percussion and electronics all topped off with Elin Kastlander’s ethereal vocals.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13245

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

23:00

LCMDF (FI)
LCMDF’s first record “LOVE & NATURE” got the band an international deal with Sony Publishing. The band has played on many bigger international festivals like Rock En Seine, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Frequency, Melt, Pohoda, The Great Escape and Low Cost Festival, and industry festivals like Eurosonic, Popkomm, Berlin Music Festival, MAMA, Transmusical de Rennes, Iceland Airwaves, Spot Festival and Musiikki ja Media. They have opened for acts such as Robyn, Sleigh Bells, The Wombats, Two Door Cinema Club and 30 Seconds to Mars.
LCMDF have collaborated with producer Dave “Switch” Taylor on the single “Something Golden”. Switch is know for his work with M.I.A, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Santigold.
In 2012 the band started their own label Fan Recordings. During over the 2012-2013 period LCMDF will release their “Mental Health Trilogy” through Fan Recordings. The Trilogy consist of three EPs “Mental Health Pt.1, Pt.2 and Pt. 3”. In the end there will be a physical release that contains all the three EPs.
“Mental Health Pt.1” was released world wide on 29.10.2012

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13241

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Jaeger

23:00

Lorentz & Sakarias (SE)
On the back of single releases "Garbo, Astrid & Taube " and ”Diamant”, Lorentz & Sakarias played their first shows in over two years this past Autumn. On November 9 they released their long awaited new album which is the follow up to the critically acclaimed, gold-selling “Vi mot världen” which came out in 2009. The first single “Garbo, Astrid & Taube” featured a guest appearance from Duvcho and was produced by Vito Grosso alongside Lorentz & Sakarias themselves and was subsequently A-listed on P3.
Lorentz & Sakarias officially started life as a band in 2007, but in reality they had been working on lyrics together since the tail end of the 90s. Starting out with mixtapes the band quickly picked up fans with their debut “Vi mot världen” coming in 2009. The record was an unqualified success and featured guest appearances from the likes of Marit Bergman, Parken, Newkid. The record hailed in some quarters as the future of Swedish music; “This is fresh. Everyone loves it.” said Vice magazine of the release. The album went gold with the two singles eventually going on to sell double platinum. The band toured the record heavily including dates at most of the major festivals including Arvikafestivalen, Hultsfredsfestivalen, Putte i Parken, Storsjöyran and Piteå Dansar & Ler. The band have been nominated for several Sweish Grammys P3 gold and one Rockbjörn gong as well as numerous other awards.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13275

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Rockefeller Annex

23:00

Lucky Lips
Lucky Lips are a female fronted, roots-oriented, acoustic band. With the exception of the percussion and ukulele, the band’s line up is very close to that of a trad bluegrass band, but the band draw inspiration from many other musical genres other than bluegrass. All bands develop their sound over time through painstaking rehearsal and on stage live experience, and Lucky Lips are no exception. Although the band members individually are accomplished musicians, it takes time for that unspoken bond between the constituent parts of any band to reach the peak of its power. For many years, Lucky Lips have been honed into a finely tuned machine, and as it stands today they are a very, very solid band.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12499

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
WiMP Annex

23:00

Nils Bech
Nils Bech looks like he’s now at long last made the record that will take his unique pop genius to the masses. The recently released “Look Inside” took Norwegian music hacks somewhat by surprise and earned him top marks in reviews in at least four top level publications, not least influential Oslo free-sheet Natt Og Dag. That recent press, along side what we already know about Nils Bech’s unparalleled showmanship gives us high hopes for a pretty good party come by:Larm 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13262

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Gamla

23:00

Panamah (DK)
Over the last year Panamah have picked up continually increasing attention on the Danish music scene. In late 2010 they were labelled one-to-watch by Denmark’s biggest music magazine Gaffa and that was followed by the release of the single “Ikke for Sent”, that was pick of the week on national radio. This was followed by the singles “Et sted at stå”, “Blikket Opad”, “Ved Siden Af” and debut-album “Ud af Stilhed” in 2011 and massive airplay.
In the Summer 2012 Panamah released their new single “DJ Blues” which became a massive hit on the national radio and itunes charts. The massive airplay from the national radio and a couple of shows on national television resulted in the single went gold after a few months.
Panamah has received many praising remarks in regards to their unique and refreshing sound, as well as their take on the pop-genre influenced by different genres such as house, folk, electronica and traditional singer/songwriter. Topped by a soft distinct vocal sound and a song writing that refers to the traditional Nordic pop song-traditions.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13277

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Mono

23:00

Retro Stefson (IS)
Much acclaimed Icelandic band RETRO STEFSON release the follow up to their first international release "Kimbabwe“ on March 25th 2013.
Following "Kimbabwe“, their first release outside of Iceland, Retro Stefson are back with their third full-length self titled album “Retro Stefson”. The album which was released in Iceland at the end of 2012 and which has already reached gold status in Iceland, sees the band moving into newer musical territory. This new venture has not gone unnoticed as Retro Stefson are lining their pockets with handfuls of Iceland Music Awards and a Nordic Music Prize nomination.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13304

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Sentrum Scene

23:00

ENO magazine presents Turkish Nights
Eno Magazine and by:Larm are happy to present the very best djs from Oslo’s disco scene at the intimate Turkish Delight club: DJ Strangefruit (Mungolian Jetset), Diskjokke, Magnus International and
Blackbelt Andersen from Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp label. NB: Free entrance (age limit 20 years)
Thursday:
Full Pupp DJs
Magnus International
Blackbelt Andersen
Friday:
Diskjokke
Saturday:
Strangefruit

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13319

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:00pm - Friday February 15, 2013 03:00am
Turkish Delight

23:30

Asgeir Trausti (IS)
Icelandic singer-songwriter, Asgeir Trausti, may only be 20 years old but last Summer he already made a mark on the Icelandic music scene with his two singles, “Sumargestur” and the smash-hit “Leyndarmal”. Both singles belong to his debut album “Dyrd i daudathogn”, released in September. A digital presale on Icelandicmusic.com, a week before the release of the album, broke all records and showed clearly that Asgeir Trausti had already created a name for himself.
Born and raised in the countryside of Iceland, Asgeir Trausti comes from a family of musicians. He trained on classical guitar but was aiming for a career in sports when he suddenly made a U-turn after being encouraged to take his music more seriously. He took his demos to producer Gudmundur Kristinn Jonsson and several months later his debut album was released in Iceland with great critical acclaim. The album has so far only been released in Iceland but an English version of it is in the making with lyrics written by American musician John Grant.
When performing, Asgeir Trausti’s friend Julius joins him on stage for the lighter version but for a full-blown version Asgeir Trausti is backed-up by a band made up of experienced Icelandic musicians, including three from reggae band Hjálmar.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12411

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:30pm - Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

23:30

Billie Van
Already well known as part of the whole Mikhael Paskalev / Jonas Alaska thing, the time has now come for Billie Van to step out from their collective shadows and begin a new chapter as a performer in her own right. She is currently in the studio recording her debut album with Nikolai Eilertsen and Christan Engfelt taking up production duties on the recordings. This rather exciting release is slated for Spring 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11353

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:30pm - Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am
Cross Road club

23:30

Dagens ungdom
Dagens Ungdom play clean, undistorted guitar pop with significance attached to melody and harmony. Think The Go-Betweens, Talking heads, Teenage Fanclub, The Smiths etc.
The band opened for Bear In Heaven at Blå in June 2012 and are currently in the studio.
Watch this space.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13235

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:30pm - Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am
Revolver

23:30

Pandreas
Pandreas is a twenty one year old young man called Andreas Rasmussen from the coastal town of Ulsteinvik. He released his first EP in October, five tracks of sample heavy electronica.
“A rather promising debut, hopefully Pandreas is a name that is going to be a big part of Norwegian electronica’s history in the future.” – Natt & Dag magazine
“One of the Autumn’s most beautiful electronic releases” – 5/6, NRK P3

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11555

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:30pm - Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am
Stratos

23:30

Tim Christensen (DK)
Dane, Tim Christiensen has had great success at home in his formative years with the band Dizzy Miss Lizzy, a band he formed with some school chums in 1988. The band split in 1998 and he’s gone on to even greater heights as a solo artist. He’s released four solo records, from which there have been a slew of hits, with “Right next door to the right one” perhaps being the best known on these shores, having featured in the hit Danish TV series “Nicolai & Julie”. Christensen’s sophisticated, impeccably crafted melodic pop is all delivered perfectly by his long time backing band – The Damn Crystals. It is thus fair to say that by:Larm will be playing host to a proper bonafide Danish institution in February.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12992

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:30pm - Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am
Rockefeller

23:30

Turbonegro
They said it could never happen, but Turbonegro – the world’s biggest underground rock’n’roll band – are back. Like a Japanese salaryman rubbing himself up against you on a busy Tokyo commuter train, the Norwegian-five piece are bringing Sexual Harassment into your life with their ninth studio album, released through Universal and Volcom Entertainment on 13 July. Write about what you know, they say – and who knows more about Sexual Harassment – both giving and receiving – than Oslo’s kings of Deathpunk™.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13256

Thursday February 14, 2013 23:30pm - Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am
WiMP teltet

00:00

Holograms (SE)
Despite being perpetually too poor to drink dusty dive-bar drafts, Stockholm’s Holograms still manage to projectile vomit their fare share of poison. Their regurgitations originate more from the nausea inherent with menial labor in the desolate warehouses of Sweden than alcohol abuse; ultimately making it more enjoyable to sift through. In defiance of their decrepit instruments (a collective estimated worth of a handful of krone) Holograms emit a seemingly impossible energy.
Their sound synthesizes the drudgery of dismal existence with a lust for something better; echoing both the violent abandonment of punk as well as some of the electronic gloss of early 80’s new wave. Their sound has proven far too big for Stockholm’s charred and empty streets; leading us to think it’s about time for all of us to get a little more drunk together.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13270

Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Gamla

00:00

Howl Baby Howl (DK)
Howl Baby Howl are a Copenhagen based rock duo. They made their debut in 2009 with the garage rock shocker “There is no Team in Fuck You”. The sophomore album “Now the World Belongs to Us” (2010) is a more produced and polished piece, whilst maintaining the hook lines and sexy grooves that have become their trademark.
During the past couple of years, when not touring or recording with Raveonettes, Pinkonoizu, Marie Fisker, Chimes & Bells among others, Howl Baby Howl have found time to record an EP trilogy; “Kids of Chaos”, “Mountain of Pounding Pop” and “Summer of Shame”. On these the band took a more experimental, dogmatic approach ranging from psychedelic and pop ballads to pure, raw, clubbing rock.
The band are much loved in their homeland, and their music have been used in a number of TV shows and commercials in the US. A Howl Baby Howl show is an intense and unique garage rock experience you don’t wanna miss!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13258

Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Mono

00:00

Indians (DK)
Indians universe is magical, full of fables and (painful) love. The music is dreamy, with roots in the psychedelic folk, and fingers deep in today’s poetic and romantic topsoil.
Indians played their first concert in February 2012, they released two songs (“Magic Kids” and “New”) on 7" vinyl on their own label TWIMM Rec in April ’12.
“Their debut single caught our ears with the kind of pop that is hauntingly sophisticated. “Magic Kids” introduces us with a delicate instrumental establish with woven chimes and toll with a hint of melancholia." – NME

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13238

Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

00:00

Kid Astray
In 2007 guitarist Alex Meek and pianist Benjamin Giørtz started playing together in their spare time. This turned out to be the foundation of a long lasting collaboration. Whilst experimenting with both multiple different musical genres and different band-members, they settled upon the pop/rock-sound they have today. The first two people to join the duo were vocalist Elizabeth Wu and bassist Håkon Carlin, although playing guitar at the time, through a school project. In August 2010 the temporary quartet with no name met up with drummer Jakob Bechmann and guitarist Even Steine forming the band “Made in China”. After much debate following the fact that there already existed a band under the same name, the name was changed to Kid Astray.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13040

Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Rockefeller Annex

00:00

Mando Diao (SE)
The stats speak for themselves. In ten years Mando Diao have made five studio albums which have sold more than one and a half million albums the world over. They’ve played more than a thousand shows in more than thirty countries and they’ve picked up more than fifteen million views on Youtube. They’ve released a compilation of B-sides, a best of, an MTV Unplugged album and a DVD. Many of their contemporaries have come and gone but Mando Diao are still here at the vanguard of popular music.
”Some albums they just come like lighting from the sky and… BOOM, you’re pregnant like Maria. We had no plans of doing an album in Swedish. But what better way to follow up a disco hit than with a slow ballad from Sweden.” – Gustaf, Frankfurt Jajrhunderhalle In 2011 Gustaf Norén was invited to write music to accompany one of Gustaf Fröding’s poems for the centenary of the poet’s death. Gustaf hit on a rich vein of inspiration in his texts and together with Björn put together a bunch of songs set to Fröding’s texts. “He does not hold back in any way, he is quite rough in what he says, it’s very liberating,” says Björn.
In an explosion of creativity after that Summer’s Peace & Love festival saw the band recording in a renovated barn in Dala-Floda. Over five intensive days the band co-produced the record with Björn Olsson and Thorsten Flinck joined as a guest on one of the tracks.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13252

Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Sentrum Scene

00:00

Nosizwe
“I’m the sell out, and she’s the artist,” said Madcon’s Tshawe Baqwa to NRK Lydverket of his little sister.
Comparable perhaps to the Knowles sisters Beyoncé and Solange, Nosizwe Baqwa has chosen to take a rather more indie route to pop success than her big brother, though no stranger to the pop world having already worked with the likes of Madcon, Karpe Diem, Sofian, Paperboys, Sisi og Charlotte Thorstvedt. She’s also sung with the NRK Orchestra, on TV2, at Oslo Live, as part of a performance art piece for contemporary artist Anne Kathrine Dolven and headlined Lofoten International Art Festival in 2011.
Her music is a playful mix of pop, jazz, electronica and urban styles and last year made her live solo debut at Oslo World Music Festival. In November her released her first single “Do You” which is about having the courage to just well, be yourself.
“Focus on what’s inside you, be a positive person, try and spread just a little happiness and when you make other people happy, be happy.”
Nosizwe’s debut album will be released in the Summer.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12699

Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
WiMP Annex

00:00

Okkultokrati
Okkultokrati are an anti-social punk band who came from the same tape label Ormeyngel and gang Black Hole Crew who’ve produced bands such as Haust, Dark Times and several other now defunct bands. Okkultokrati released their debut album “No Light For Mass” on the Fysisk Format label to great acclaim in 2010 but that’s nothing compared to what will happen when people hear the follow-up “Snakereigns”.
Produced by the band and Emil Nikolaisen the record was released by Fysisk Format in October.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11352

Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
John Dee

00:00

The Switch
The Switch are a pop band from Oslo comprised of a singer songwriter, a hard rock bassist, a klezmer clarinet player, the drummer from Norma Sass, a piano teacher, a journalist and a writer-cum-bartender with a shady background. They make classic POP (yes in capitals) awash with layers of backing vox, old school keyboards and massive guitar solos.
The band are in the process of putting the final touches to their debut long player “Big If” which has been produced by Ole Øvstedal (Dharma, Euroboys, Spirits of The Dead), recorded by Morten Øby (Pirate Love, Lionheart Brothers), mixed by Christian Engfeldt (Cato Salsa Experience, The Turns) and last but not least mastered by Björn Engelmann at Cutting Room. The first single “Finally overrated” picked up plays from P3 in particular the influential Lydverket show as well as being A-listed on Radio Nova. The band played Øya’s club program appearing at both Revolver and Sukkerbiten setting things up nicely for an Autumn seven inch release and subsequent release party at Internasjonalen.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11376

Friday February 15, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Last Train

00:30

Heyerdahl
Behind the name Heyerdahl are a bunch of guys with quite the CV from the Norwegian indie and pop scene, their members having played in Beezewax, Hiawata! and Accidents Never Happen amongst other bands. Heyerdahl is now the main project for Kenneth Ishak, Tore Løchstøer Hauge, Mattis With and Magne Mostue.
They’ve quietly been putting things together in the shadows since 2009, but things really began to come together in Winter 2011 when the band rented Kråkenes lighthouse out on the far west coast of Norway to record their debut album. The album was completed after some more sessions in Oslo and eventually Paris that same Autumn. The record is released on January 28 on Eye Transit. The first single is already out and has picked up some decent rotation from Amazing Radio in the UK and NRK P3 at home.
On stage the band are augmented to become a seven-piece with a strong visual presence. Their fist show was Øya and shows in Bergen, Trondheim, Berlin and London have followed.
“Very promising” – 5/6 from NRK P3

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11922

Friday February 15, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Cross Road club

00:30

Morten Myklebust
The name Morten Myklebust has been an ever present name in the Norwegian scene in the last couple of years, but he’s still a relatively unknown proposition to Joe Public. The main reason for this is that he’s spent most of this time working as a songwriter for several other Norwegian artists, all the while working on his debut album for the past five years. It finally saw the light of day in 2012, and was received warmly by the press. The single “Away” was A-listed on P1 (Norwegian equivalent of BBC Radio 2). Live he’s charming and funny, which is a welcome contrast to his melancholy tunes. In the past he’s collaborated with amongst others Susanne Sundfør and Christel Alsos, and he will release his second album later in 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13287

Friday February 15, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

00:30

Rangleklods (DK)
During the past couple of years the now Copenhagen based Dane Rangleklods has created a following in the underground milieus of Berlin and Denmark through original and ambitious tracks paired with intense and ever-changing live performances. Rangleklods’ music captures its audience by seeing past conventions regarding genre and what’s considered good and bad taste, simply giving in to the subconscious will of creative impulses while playfully utilizing the computer as a musical instrument without limitation. The physically encouraging compositions unite a great sense of melody with sound experimentation brought together by a charismatically deep but encompassing voice, thereby creating an absorbing universe that dares to speak directly to the emotions of the listener.
Rangleklods’ sound consists of recorded instruments and analogue gear alongside purely digital and intensely programmed patterns intertwining into audioscapes ranging from minimal techno to 60’s style “Wall of Sound”. Both in that regard and composition-wise Rangleklods points just as much backwards towards David Bowie and The Doors as it does forwards, to a world inhabited by artists such as James Holden and The Field.
Rangleklods released his debut EP “Home” in October 2011, which was followed up five months later with the album ‘Beekeeper’. The title of the album is very much a metaphor for how Rangleklods creates and considers his music: the interconnection of order and chaos. What may strike its audience as chaos at first listen later reveals itself as carefully ordered elements while unheard layers of sound and nuance continually reveal themselves. Everything has a place, a meaning and a goal – just like the bees in a hive. Following these critically acclaimed releases Rangleklods has been picked to play SPOT Festival, The Great Escape, Roskilde Festival, Iceland Airwaves and Dockville to name but a few.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13199

Friday February 15, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Stratos

00:30

Vinnie Who (DK)
Vinnie Who is 24 year old Niels Bagge’s alter ego, who over the last couple of years his extremely catchy and danceable disco pop has created excitement in his native Denmark. The debut album “Then I Met You” was nominated for three Danish Music Awards in 2011, and the sophomore effort is expected in early 2013.
The first single ”How Can I Be Sure”, from his upcoming album, is out now.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13274

Friday February 15, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
WiMP teltet

00:30

Young Dreams
Young Dreams are a symphonic pop ensemble from Bergen, Norway, headed up by the mighty Matias Tellez. With a lineup of musicians that starts at seven and blossoms to as many as twelve at any given performance, they’ve already captured the imaginations of dreamy pop lovers internationally via just a couple of limited but potent releases, including the self-titled single “Young Dreams”, which was seen on Pitchfork, Stereogum, Nylon, The Fader, Dummy, The Guardian, and KEXP.
Pitchfork said this about the first single “Fog of War” from their upcoming debut album:
“Not empty, because of our young dreams” went the eponymous single from Norwegian orchestral poppers Young Dreams, and it was a fittingly epic statement of purpose. The track was airy, populous (though helmed by Matias Tellez, there are as many as twelve people in the collective’s shifting line-up), and earnest enough to make you realize how much you wish Arcade Firesomeday record a cover of “In a Big Country”. New track “Fog of War” is perhaps even more of an anthem than its predecessor, blowing up youthful, violently impassioned longings for freedom to the size of a flare-streaked sky.
And as rippling synths, floating strings and well-timed tambourine hits suspend in the air around him, the track perfectly captures that slow motion feeling of being fed up with your surroundings (“There’s nothing here that’s clear to me”) full of expectations, waiting for life to begin. It’s a difficult mood to capture well, but these Norweigans live up to all the bombast: they’ve got a sound as hopeful— and huge— as teenage dreams."

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13242

Friday February 15, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Rockefeller

00:30

Heksed
Heksed deliver intense metallic hardcore in the same vein as Converge and Trap Them and perhaps not to far from the likes of Gallows or Gehenna are doing: for fans of drum acrobatics and pugnacious guitars.
In the Autumn of 2011 they released their eponymous debut which was followed last year with and EP in November entitled “Plague Embrace” on UK label Thirty Days Of Night, both attracted rather favourable reviews.
Heksed have played shows over the last year in Sweden, Denmark, England, Belgium and at home in Norway alongside bands such as Integrity, Dead Swans, Oathbreaker and Allocation.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11336

Friday February 15, 2013 00:30am - 01:30
Revolver

01:00

Bowandarrow
Having opened for Destroyer, played Øya’s club night, been selected as an Urørt artist of the week and an appearance at Trondheim Calling, the stage is now set for BOWANDARROW. Her melancholy noise-pop is built on the foundations of, according Amazing Radio, her “absolutely gorgeous voice” and her demos have found much favour with the tastemakers whilst we all wait for debut album to be finished.
She is going to have a busy week at by:Larm, as well as her official show you can catch her at an acoustic show for industry bible Gaffa, Hove’s battle of the bands and at her record company’s label night at Tilt.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12583

Friday February 15, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
WiMP Annex

01:00

John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen
John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen have enjoyed considerable success with their first two albums, “For sant til å være godt” and “Det nærmeste du kommer” (“Too true to be good” and “The closest you come” respectively) and can proudly look back on a shed load of great reviews, a bunch of hit singles, gold and platinum discs, Spellemann awards and a whole load of “best of the year” mentions in the press.
An isn’t just on record they shine, they’re also kings of the live arena. John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen proudly maintain the traditions of Jokke / The Aller Verste ( Jokke: sadly deceased Norwegian rock god / man of the people, Aller Verste: seminal new wave Bergen band), singing salt of the earth lyrics, delivered in their native Norwegian, this is a band who are icons for their generation and who have been referred to by the media as “a new start for Norwegian popular music.”
And now it is time for round thee. New album “Den Eneste Veien Ut” (“The Only Way Out”) has had stunning reviews, the band have just completed a comprehensive Norwegian tour and are gearing up for by:Larm 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13267

Friday February 15, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
Gamla

01:00

Man The Machetes
In a matter of two years, Man the Machetes has gone from playing small venues in their former hometown, Trondheim, to playing festivals like Pstereo and Hove, being awarded Ukas Urørt by the NRK P3 (which is the Norwegian equivalent of BBC Introducing) and warming up for bands like Gallows.
Starting out as five friends in an old German bunker, wanting to play the music they love, they soon started mixing elements of hardcore, Rock n’ Roll, metal and pop to create unique party tunes sparkling with energy. In August 2012, they took the next step, going to Toronto, Canada, to work with producer Eric Ratz on their upcoming album, scheduled for release in January 2013. Eric Ratz has previously worked with bands like Billy Talent, Cancer Bats and Comeback Kid, and he provided the experience and skills needed to make it a truly great debut album.
Live the band has made itself heard, building a reputation as an energetic and dedicated bunch, always giving their best. The vocalist Christopher I. is often seen wriggling on the floor at the end of shows, screaming his guts out at everyday stupidity.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13276

Friday February 15, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
John Dee

01:00

Thomas Dybdahl
Multi-award winning Thomas Dybdahl is one of the most talented singer-songwriters to emerge from the Norwegian music scene in recent years and is now preparing to unleash his irresistibly serene and intimate sound on the UK. As is often the case with distinctive endeavors, the creative path of Thomas Dybdahl—the 32-year-old guitarist, singer, songwriter, and native of Sandnes, Norway—has been, for nearly a decade, all his own.
“I’ve taken an eclectic approach,” Dybdahl says. “I’ve sought to draw influences from the whole spectrum of music—not only from songwriters and singers but also from contemporary and classical music. I am always trying to infuse my work with all these different influences so that I don’t limit myself, or listeners, to the notion of being just another guy with a guitar.”
Romantic, introspective, out-going, hum-worthy, adventurous tunes of a guy who once, with characteristic honesty, cited Mozart’s “Requiem” as his favorite piece of music but who laughs off any art-rock ideas of literally trying to reinvent the pop song from a classical music vantage point. For Dybdahl, who grew up playing guitar for hours daily and loved first Metallica and later Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, it’s all music.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13286

Friday February 15, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
Sentrum Scene

01:30

Mikhael Paskalev
Mikhael Paskalev is pop music with roots in indie and alternative country rock. Inspired by names such as Paul Simon, The Shins, Edward Sharpe, The Mamas and the Papas and the Everly brothers. Paskalev’s set is dynamic and varies from songs accompanied only by his nylon-strung guitar, to a six-piece band with the occasional trumpet and a circus of energy. The songs are mainly recognised by the instrumentation and the strong melodies, at times shamelessly catchy, but never leaves a lovely and raw soundscape.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13282

Friday February 15, 2013 01:30am - 02:00
Cross Road club

01:30

Nause (SE)
For every Swedish hopeful to emerge amid the age of global hysteria towards electronic music, few can boast of the heights attained by fast rising duo Nause. Both in their early twenties and united by the same vision and passion for house music that consumed their teenage years, their inauguration to Universal music and the global dance scene alike has marked a journey of intensely focused talent and considerable enthusiasm for all-embracing music.
In a short but sharp sweep, the budding duo has already proven their worth on many levels. Debuting for Universal Music with “Made Of” – their first essential stab a the charts and airwaves alike – double-barreled label follow-up “Mellow” and its vocal remodel “Hungry Hearts” for 2012 have established a strong sense of consistency to this hotly tipped duo. Preserving their knack emotional resonance and uplifting melodic hallmarks alongside such high profile remix duties for Kaskade, Rebecca & Fiona and Eric Turner alike, it is fair to say that their status as Scandinavia’s best-kept secret is close to being shot-down.
Leaping from the underground club scene of their native Stockholm into a series of online collaborative efforts, childhood friends Jacob Criborn and Leonard Scheja would find themselves bonded by a passion and hunger to make new waves in the familiar tides of Swedish dance culture. Each donning their own unique talents to the table in the early days of their live and studio collaborations, what started as a part-time flare of enthusiasm in the studio would soon become the life and breath of their day-to-day lives.
Matching the excitement of their studio triumphs with a glowing presence on the Swedish festival circuit, explosive homeland appearances at Way Out West, Summerburst, Hultsfred and an exclusive appearance for Carlsberg’s “Where’s The Party” concept for 2012 have successfully set in motion a reputation for unforgettable live shows that echoes the energy of their productions.
Already penciling in their debut American tour for winter 2012 and a third original single for Universal entitled “This Is The Song”, the duos melodic and versatile approach to their craft continues to serve quality and excitement at every turn. Far from resting on their laurels quite yet, the future looks sure to prove that Nause are made of something integral for European dance music and the wider industry alike.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13247

Friday February 15, 2013 01:30am - 02:00
WiMP teltet

02:00

Departure
Before they’d even played a single show Departure were booked for by:Larm and Trondheim Calling, with their track “Half/Split” B listed on NRK P3. In January the same year the nascent band were hailed as the year’s most promising prospects at regional news paper Adressa’s annual Ut:Awards.
Even though they played only their fifth and sixth shows ever at by:Larm that year, the band were one of the highlights of the event. Following those stellar shows the band were booked to play the Spellemann awards in March after beating off the competition (who included Honningbarna, Team Me and Anana no less) in a battle of the bands type contest. The jury described the band as “a bunch of charming chaps from Trondheim, who play their well crafted songs with a lighthearted exuberance,” with jury foreman and Spellemann awards event producer Petter Testmann-Koch adding: "We fell head over heels for Departure and the track “Half/Split”. A catchy that fills a huge stage like Oslo Spektrum just perfectly." In April of that year the band’s second single “Gravity” was B-listed on NRK P3.
All this happened in a few hectic months, and only half a year after the band even began. These things can happen pretty quickly sometimes, perhaps too quickly. The band settled though into a touring schedule though and through 2011 and all through the following year the band covered most of the major towns in Norway.
Just before Summer 2012 the band released their third radio single “We Just Got Carried Away” which was playlisted on not only P3, NRJ and all the major regional radio stations. The track was also used by TV2 as the theme tune for this year’s Tour de France coverage and earned the band even more attention. The band made the top ten on iTunes for two weeks and earned them over 120,000 streams on Spotify in only a few months.
In 2012 Departure the band worked intensively on their debut album that will be released by Propeller Recordings.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12495

Friday February 15, 2013 02:00am - 02:30
WiMP Annex

02:30

Kaveh
To say that Norwegian hip-hop has undergone a bit of a renaissance in the last decade is putting it mildly.
In spite of this it is the same names that are headlining shows as it was almost ten years ago, with one or two very notable exceptions.
A prime example would be 18 year old wunderkind Kaveh who is now on the cusp of conquering the domestic hip-hop scene. In his short career to date he’s already killed it at by:Larm, guested on a Madcon track, had a documentary about him on national television and smashed it at Slottsfjell, Øya and Hove.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13266

Friday February 15, 2013 02:30am - 03:00
WiMP teltet
 
Friday, February 15
 

10:00

The Nordic Playlist – a New export and marketing tool for Nordic music
Speaker: Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir, MD at NOMEX and Anders Engströn, MD at Trendmaze
Why is it so difficult to break Finish Music in Denmark or Norwegian and Icelandic music in Sweden and visa versa? The Nordic countries often seems to be the most challenging export markets and yet they should be the most obvious ones.
The Nordic Playlist is a new initiative developed by NOMEX aimed at meeting these challenges. It’s an attempt to create a tool, developed with industry players, that can increase awareness about Nordic music across the borders and beyond using a new approach and involving the public. NOMEX is a platform working on pan-Nordic strategies and projects and owned by the five music export offices in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.
Find out more about the approach and the upcoming Beta test from Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir MD at NOMEX and Anders Engströn MD Trendmaze the Swedish company responsible for technical the development of the Nordic Playlist.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 10:00am - 11:00
Safety Pin

10:30

Balansekunst - informasjon om ny støtteordning
Speaker: «Balansekunst-gruppa» og Norsk kulturråd
«Balansekunst» og Norsk kulturråd inviterer til informasjonsmøte om ny støtteordning for balansefremmende tiltak!
I statsbudsjettet for 2013 er det bevilget 1 000 000 kroner til tiltak for å bedre kjønnsbalansen i norsk musikkbransje. Norsk kulturråd forvalter midlene, og vil sammen med «Balansekunst-gruppa» (Ny musikk, MFO, Norsk jazzforum, Gramart, AKKS og Norges Musikkhøgskole) orientere om den nye støtteordningen. Kaffe og noko attåt serveres. Åpent for alle.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 10:30am - 11:00
Club7

10:30

The streaming future is here. What do we do now?
Speaker: Ordstyrer: Sigurd Reinton
Opportunities and challenges in the streaming economy: Is the allocation of revenues fair and sustainable for the entire value chain?
The music industry in Scandinavia has transformed radically in just a few years. Three years ago streaming virtually didn’t exist, and now it accounts for over half of revenues from recorded music in Norway and Sweden, according to IFPI. With such rapid change, what adaptations are necessary for the industry?
Panel:
Kjartan Slette, WiMP
Christian Wadahl Uhlen, Gramart
Lena Midtveit, Sony Music Norway
Marte Thorsby, IFPI
Trond Tornes, Phonofile
Erik Hillestad, KKV

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 10:30am - 11:30
Ragnarock

10:30

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally sessions - Live gets Digital
Speaker: Moderator: Eamonn Forde, Music Ally
As the live music industry starts to plateau and growth slows with falling door take and stagnating prices, the industry will be forced to look for new ways to increase consumer engagement, and to squeeze money out of ticket sales. This inevitably means that digital + live will come through as an important trend in 2013.
Songkick has already led the way with Detour, helping bands to fund tours in towns where they might never have played. In addition live streaming from gigs, bundled ticket and music deals via direct-to-fan platforms, collaborative video platforms live vyclone conducting experiments in the live landscape, and innovation programmes like LiveNation Labs point the way while topline promotions and ticketing companies flex digital muscles and move to dominate the secondary ticketing market.
How are artists connecting with fans digitally in and around their gigs? How are promoters adapting to the digital landscape? What should managers and artists be exploring, who should they be working with, and how might it evolve going forward?
10:30 to 10:45 – Presentation: Songkick DETOUR, by Dan Rogers (Head of Growth, Songkick)
10:45 to 12:00 – Panel discussion
Panelists:
Christiaan Munroe – Director, Sandbag
Dan Rogers – Head of Growth, Songkick
Joe Cohen – Founder, Seatwave
Sam Jones – Co-founder and Chief Operating Office, LoveLive

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 10:30am - 11:45
Rockefabrikken

10:30

NOPA proudly presents: Ralph Murphy - Murphy’s Law to Song Writing
Speaker: Ralph Murphy
How to write that radio smash hit! (with a special focus on lyrics)
Over the years, Canadian songwriter Ralph Murphy has achieved near-legendary status in Nashville through his career as a performer, producer, songwriter, publisher, and most recently, Vice President of International and Domestic Membership, ASCAP. Ralph has compiled some amazing tips and hints to help songwriters hone their craft and improve their chances of penning that elusive number one radio hit.
Thursday 14th of February: Masterclass, workshop part 1.
Friday 15th of February: Masterclass, workshop part 2.
Do you want feedback on your song at Ralph Murphy’s workshops during by:Larm? Please send your song (mp3) plus your lyrics to kai(at)waterfall.no in advance.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 10:30am - 12:30
Edderkoppen

11:00

Musikkutstyrsordningen presenterer: It's a man's world.... or is it?
Speaker: Kvinner & Konsertteknikk
In 2013 Norway celebrates the 100th anniversary of its female citizens being granted the right to vote. Appropriately, The Norwegian musical equipment foundation Musikkutstyrsordningen (MUO) are heading a campaign focused on encouraging and promoting more active involvement by women in the more technical areas of the live music business.
Historically, the inclusion of female workers in these fields has been minimal to put it politely. Worldwide this seems to be true for sound, lights and backline technicians, and also in the fields of production and tour management that requires an in-depth knowledge of the inner and outer workings of a production. Why? Do men just love gadgets more than women? Are women afraid of heavy loading and rigging? Can we blame the absence of role models, or is it an issue of industry culture “a man’s world”? MUO has put together a panel that will discuss the challenges facing females in a male-dominated business, as well as the many opportunities that await. Without female recruitment the industry loses access to half of the potential talent out there. In the face of a changing industry, we think this is a topic worthwhile of discussion. The panel will be held in English.
Panel:
Gina Coates (UK) – Event / Production / Tour Manager. Gina has many years of experience in event production and as a tour manager. Recently she has been TM for the likes of PJ Harvey, Gossip, Sophie Ellis Baxter, and The Kooks.
Tonje Peersen (N) – Artist / Production / Tour Manager
Silje Grimstad (N) – Freelance Lighting Designer
Martin Mathisen (N) – CEO Frontlite AS
Christopher Gambert (N) – Likestillings- og diskrimineringsombudet (LDO)
Tore Teigland (N) – Nordic Institute for Stage and Studio (NISS)
Rhiannon Edwards – Musikkutstyrsordningen (moderator)

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 11:00am - 12:00
Club7

11:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions – Advanced Facebook
Speaker: By Rob MacAllister, Music Ally
The advanced Facebook module looks to expand attendees’ knowledge to much more than just setting up a group, adding your friends and posting. The aim is to get more advanced aspects and exploit some of the deep data that Facebook can provide to advance your marketing strategy and gain better results.
• How relevant is Facebook for marketers? With Facebook continually changing algorithms and features what are the best practices for marketers to reach their market out from the 1 billion people online.
• The effectiveness of Facebook advertising? What are the best practices when it comes to targeting and what are the most effective advert types?
• Facebook case studies – including ROI, reach, sales and engagement analysis.
• What is OpenGraph? How can OpenGraph be used to gain information about potential fans and the privacy concerns around Facebook OpenGraph.
• An overview of Edge Rank – How can we improve our visibility in users’ new feeds and the importance of getting there rather than just having content appear via the profile page.
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 11:00am - 12:00
Bootleg

11:00

Who pays the piper calls the tune? Eller hvordan kan de nordiske kunstråd best støtte musikklivet?
Speaker: Moderator: Katrine Nyland Sørensen, Redaktør & Vært i DR & Næstformand for Statens Kunstråds Musikudvalg
Representanter fra de nordiske kunstråds musikkutvalg diskuterer det de ser som de største utfordringene for nordisk musikliv nettopp nå, og hvordan støtteordningene best mulig kan støtte musikklivet i de enkelte land.
For hvordan bør man prioritere kunststøtten til musikklivet? Skal man støtte vekstskiktet? Eller midtskiktet? Og bør man også støtte “eliten”, som mangler det siste puffet på vei mot det store internasjonale gennombruddet? Bør kunststøtten fokusere på det nasjonale musikklivet, eller er det viktigere å få musikken ut i verden? Og kunne de nordiske landene skape et samarbeid, som kunne styrke det nordiske musikklivets synlighet ute i verden?
Panel:
Erik Bach, komponist og formand for Statens Kunstråds Musikudvalg (DK)
Arnfinn Bjerkestrand, Rådet for Norsk kulturfond og leder av musikkutvalget for arrangørstøtte
Sigtryggur Baldursson, Managing director, Iceland Music Export
Ralf Christensen, Nordic Music Prize

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 11:00am - 12:15
SoWhat!

11:45

WiMP presents: From studio to stream - sound quality in the digital age
Speaker: Pål Bråtelund, WiMP - Chris Sansom, Propeller Mastering, Morten Lindberg, (2L/Lindberg Lyd) and Bugge Wesseltoft, artist
Music streaming is becoming the mainstream way of enjoying music on anything from impressive home stereo solutions to phones with cheap ear buds.
What considerations are necessary to take in the process from recording studio, through mixing and mastering until the music streams at the other end? When will audio quality on streaming get as good as CDs and beyond? And does it matter to the most of us?
In conversation:
Pål Bråtelund – Product Developer music streaming service WiMP
Chris Sansom – Propeller Mastering
Morten Lindberg – 2L/Lindberg Lyd
Bugge Wesseltoft – Artist

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 11:45am - 12:45
Ragnarock

12:00

Norsk Rockforbund presents: The future of concerts
Speaker: Presentation by Chris Roach, Head of Business Development, AEG Digital Media
That a concert is best enjoyed live and in person goes without saying, but the march of technology has progressed so far that more and more people are choosing to enjoy a show from the comfort of their own sofa or an air conditioned cinema. With today’s sound-systems you can get that “live” feeling in your living room and be right up there almost on stage with the artist.
Cameras on cranes, or on high wires get hitherto unimaginable pictures that can really capture the moment in a way never conceivable previously. You can get the feeling of being there, without actually being there.
Is this science fiction? Or perhaps something that’s fast becoming a real proposition, a game changer for the live market.
Live Nation and Rolling Stone are already selling “Front Row Seats”, streaming a whole load of concerts. Coachella sent three parallel streams from last year’s fest and ACL in Austin streamed over 130 shows from the event this past year including a host of big names like Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and Jack White. In the modern convenience driven world, the advance of technology would appear to have opened up a whole new market.
How will this affect the live market? Would you rather take in a show from your own sofa or perhaps a comfy cinema? What does this mean for the artist, economically and in terms of marketing?
Presentation: Chris Roach, Head of Business Development, AEG Digital Media
Panelists:
Chris Roach – AEG Digital Media
Bugge Wesseltoft – Artist
Knut Schreiner – Artist
Trond Kvernstrøm – Adm. dir., Monster
Claes Olsen – Øya
Gjermund Moastuen – Universal Music
Moderated by: Paal Ritter Schjerven, Popsenteret

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 12:00pm - 13:00
Safety Pin

12:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally sessions - Investing in Music
Speaker: Moderator: Karim Fanous, Music Ally
Major label restructuring has disrupted the traditional industry and independent artists and labels are increasingly looking to direct-to-fan platforms like Topspin and Bandcamp, funding platforms like PledgeMusic or Kickstarter, or even investment vehicles like the Icebreaker and Ingenious funds to support them, help them fund their products and scale their marketing and distribution reach.
At the same time The Wall Street Journal has pointed out that VC funding of consumer web and mobile companies was down by 42% in the first nine months of 2012 compared to 2011.
So, who is investing in what? What’s the outlook for the power of the crowd in early stage artist funding? How far will it take you as an artist? What are the opportunities for small companies in the music and music tech industries to get funded and what are the issues they face?
Panelists:
Benji Rogers – Founder and CEO, PledgeMusic
Cliff Fluet – Partner, Media and Entertainment, Leiws Silkins LLP
Harry Leckstein – Head of Music Business, Tech Music Business School
Ben Kirby – Managing director GooMusic, manager of The Subways, The Dancers and Young Aviators

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 12:00pm - 13:15
Rockefabrikken

12:15

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Cool tools for creatives
Speaker: By Rob MacAllister, Music Ally
Being a creative person is hard work so why not make that burden slightly lighter with the best tools recommended by Music Ally? Not only will these tools increase your productivity they’ll hopefully give you something to brag to your friends about too.
• We’ll look at tools that we think are extremely useful in your day to day activities
• We’ll look at the best native and mobile apps of 2012
• We’ll showcase some great examples of how APIs have been used effectively
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 12:15pm - 13:15
Bootleg

12:30

The Curious Career of Rocky Schenck: Thirty years of Art, Music Videos, Films and Photography
Speaker: Rocky Schenck
At the age of thirteen, Rocky Schenck began a lifelong interest in motion pictures and photography, watching vintage films on television as often as possible. In his early teens, he began writing, directing and photographing short experimental films and learning still photography while shooting production stills on the sets of his movies. His fascination with the art of filmmaking and photography motivated a transition to Los Angeles. Artists in the motion picture, musical, literary and theatrical worlds soon began to approach Schenck for their projects, A gallery owner in New York discovered Schenck’s work and gave him his first one man photography exhibition. Since then, Rocky has continued to show in galleries around the world and his work is now included in several prestigious museums and private collections.
In the music and entertainment world, Schenck has photographed several hundred album covers and has written and directed over 150 music videos. He has collaborated with personalities ranging from Francis Bean Cobain, Adele, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, P.J. Harvey, Annie Lennox, Diana Krall, Tom Cruise, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rod Stewart, Devo, Donna Summer, Alice in Chains, Scissor Sisters, Supersuckers, The Misfits, Redd Kross, Van Halen, Sheryl Crow, Meat Puppets, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Pearl Jam, Madeleine Peyroux, The Cramps and many, many other bands, artists, and actors.
Rocky Schenk’s presentation will span his entire career, from beginnings to the present. It covers his photography, album covers, music videos, and fine art photographs.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 12:30pm - 13:30
SoWhat!

13:00

Musikkeksporten i Sverige og Norden
Speaker: Elisabet Widlund, VD/CEO Musiksverige og Jesper Thorsson, VD for Export Music Sweden
Hvordan ser den økonomiske utviklingen ut i den svenske musikkbransjen? Hvilken betydning har det nordiske markedet? Hva kan de nordiske landene lære av hverandre når det gjelder musikkstatistikk?
Musiksverige og Export Music Sweden presenterer ny svensk musikkbransjestatistikk og forteller om Export Music Swedens nye retning med særlig fokus på det nordiske markedet.
Med: Linda Portnoff, analysansvarig på Volante
Panel:
Jesper Thorsson, Export Music Sweden
Kathrine Synnes Finnskog, Music Norway
Anna Hildur, Nomex
Linda Portnoff, ekonomie doktor och författare till rapporten
Sigtryggur Baldursson, Island Music Export

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 13:00pm - 14:00
Ragnarock

13:15

Norsk Rockforbund presenterer: Hva skjer hvis scenen din blåser ned? - utfordringer ved midlertidige konstruksjoner
Speaker: Ordstyrer: Lars Tefre Baade, Norsk Rockforbund
I Norge har vi vært relativt forskånet for de alvorlige ulykkene rundt midlertidige konstruksjoner. I utlandet har man hatt flere katastrofale uhell. Hvem har ansvaret når konstruksjonen svikter? Er lovverket rundt midlertidige konstruksjoner tydelig nok?
Arrangementssektoren er stolt av sin evne til å få jobben gjort. Imidlertid er det fordeler og ulemper ved denne tilnærmingen. Det å kunne «ta ting på hælen» eller «løse ting i siste liten» har alt for ofte blitt normen. Resultatet er en tilnærming som reduserer kvaliteten og reservekapasiteten man hadde bygd opp gjennom god planlegging. Tiden blir spist og det blir vanskeligere, for ikke å si umulig, å gjennomføre de kontrollrutiner som en gang var en del en den opprinnelige planen for arrangementet.
Vi samler et kompetent panel med fagpersoner og myndigheter til en felles dialog om aktuelle problemstillinger.
Panel: Frode Grindahl – DIBK
Svein Egil Hernes
Kristian Svantorp – Øya
Bengt Eriksson – Arbeidstilsynet
Henrik Nielsen – Roskildefestival
Lars Dalgaard – Daglig leder, OB Wiik
Terje Haakonsen – Upstage AS

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 13:15pm - 14:15
Safety Pin

13:30

Deezer - a presentation
Speaker: By Deezer
The French streaming service Deezer was launched in 2009 and has a number of international offices with their streaming service now available in 160 countries worldwide.
With a catalogue of 20 millions tracks, 31 millions users, 3 million paid users and over 1 million facebook fans with 100 million shareable playlists, Deezer is now one of the main players in the streaming business. At the end of 2012, Deezer launched its free worldwide service alongside D4A (Deezer 4 Artists) an innovative new platform that will be presented at by:Larm.
Presenters :
Jerome Coic – Artist Marketing Manager
Mathieu Molinaro – Area Manager Nordics, Baltics, Hungary, Singapore
Mathieu Rousselot – Label Relations & acquisition content

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 13:30pm - 14:30
Rockefabrikken

14:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Great Marketing Campaigns
Speaker: By Eamonn Forde, Music Ally
There are millions of campaigns undertaken each year but we’ve sorted the wheat from the chaff to present a who’s who of the best marketing campaigns of 2012. The campaign will cover all social media platforms and give details into the results of each campaign and how much they cost.
• An overview of some of the greatest digital marketing campaigns of 2012 across all major platforms.
• How do campaigns go viral?
• What can we learn from these campaigns?
• Is there any science behind such campaigns and, if so, what is the secret sauce?
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 14:00pm - 15:00
Bootleg

14:15

To Infinity and Beyond: The Art of the Archive
Speaker: Interviewer: Audun Vinger
This is the age of the archive. Musicians, record labels, artists, academics and authors increasingly plunder historical resources for inspiration and commerce. New and forgotten archives are being unearthed all the time, and subjects once considered not culturally valuable, such as rock journalism, now have their own libraries and online resources.
This panel, attended by representatives from the British Library, rocksbackpages.com, the Henie Onstad Centre in Oslo and more, will explore the archivist’s state of mind, and how archives may be accessed by artists, entrepreneurs and the public. What is worth preserving, how do we make collections future-proof, and how do you prepare the stuff that will be history for future generations?
Panel:
Barney Hoskyns – Founder, Rocksbackpages.com and music writer
Lars Mørch Finborud – Curator, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Andy Linehan – Curator, Popular Music at The British Library / Sound And Vision

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 14:15pm - 15:15
Ragnarock

14:30

Norsk Rockforbund presenterer: Arrangørsektoren - Ukultur vs. Lovverk
Speaker: TBA
Som arrangør har du et overordnet HMS-ansvar for alle dine underleverandører. Er arrangørene klar over sitt ansvar, og hvordan følger de opp dette ansvaret ovenfor leverandør? Hva gjør de, når de skriver avtaler med sine leverandører etter regelverket, men allikevel fortvilende må observere at deres avtaler ikke blir fulgt. Føler leverandørene ansvaret og kjenner de regelverket godt nok?
Tid, økonomi og «The Show Must og On» spiller en rolle, men praksis fra andre bransjer med lengre erfaring forteller om en mye strengere indre justis hos leverandørene.
Hvem har det egentlige ansvaret når den frivillige eller profesjonelle riggeren faller ned fra stillaset, usikret og uten hjelm? Er det arrangør, eller innleid leverandørs ansvar? Hva forteller lovverket oss om dette? Hva kan vi som arrangører gjøre for å få leverandørene til å bli flinkere til å overholde sitt ansvar?
Erfaringer forteller oss at både arrangører og leverandører trenger å bli dyktigere på feltet.
NRF inviterer til dialogmøte om temaet for å se på hvordan leverandørfeltet og arrangørene kan snakke bedre sammen om hverandres ansvar og plikter i slike saker.
OBS! Maks 20 plasser. Påmelding til post@norskrockforbund.no

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 14:30pm - 15:30
Safety Pin

14:30

Rock City presenterer: Dan Eggen - Om å nå sine mål
Speaker: Dan Eggen
Dan Eggen var en av Norges fotballprofiler fra VM-sluttspillene i 1994 og 1998. Eggen er også svært musikkinteresert og har blant annet vært manager for El Caco og drevet plateselskapet Black Ballon records.
Mange husker kanskje at Dan Eggen var en av våre beste menn da Brasil ble slått 2-1. Han hadde kun erfaring fra 4. divisjonsklubben Ready før han flyttet til København i 1990, blant annet for å spille for den for den danske klubben Frem. I Frem spilte Eggen så godt at han i 1993 ble kjøpt av storklubben Brøndby, noe som igjen ledet til en internasjonal karriere som profesjonell fotballspiller i blant annet Celta Vigo og Alaves.
I dette foredraget forteller Eggen om avveiningene bak valget om å satse på en idrettskarriere. Valg – og en karriere – som har mange likhetstrekk med hva artister og musikere vil oppleve. Hva kreves det av deg hvis du vil gå hele veien til toppen, hvordan bør du satse og hvordan jobber du for å nå dine mål.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 14:30pm - 15:30
SoWhat!

15:00

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally sessions - From a Trickle to a Stream
Speaker: Moderator: Steve Mayall, Music Ally
We all know that streaming is here to stay. Streaming services have often been stigmatised as effective only for established artists with a large back catalogue. Is this true? If so, does it have to be that way? What can be done?
In this session we want to explore what young, new and unestablished artists and the people around them might do to boost the number of their streams, increase exposure and use streaming services as a vehicle to break through.
Panel:
Jerome Coic – Artist Marketing Manager, Deezer
Kjartan Slatte – Head of Music, WiMP
Marni Wandner – Owner, Sneak Attack Media
Stefan Baumschlager – Head of European Partnerhsips, Rdio

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 15:00pm - 16:30
Rockefabrikken

15:15

Rookie to whiz presents the Music Ally training sessions - Emerging Platforms
Speaker: By Rob MacAllister, Music Ally
Everybody understands that Facebook and Twitter are the main social networks for the music industry but what other platforms are being used by artists to promote their content and what platforms are generating great results?
• What are the emerging platforms currently and what potential do they have for the music market?
• What platforms are artists using effectively and how?
• Best practice information on setting up and posting various accounts across these emerging platforms.
• Current trends around second screen apps and what opportunities they offer that marketers can exploit.
The leading digital music business information and strategy company, Music Ally, has been providing publications, consulting, research, events and training to the music and technology industries since 2001. by:Larm has asked them to host a series of digital training workshops.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 15:15pm - 16:15
Bootleg

15:30

Stuart Maconie in Conversation
Speaker: tba
The BBC radio DJ and TV presenter, writer, journalist and critic talks through a life in modern broadcasting and alternative culture.
Stuart Maconie is one of the BBC’s national treasures. His regular, openminded shows on BBC 6Music, The Freak Zone and The Freakier Zone, are one of the last strongholds of rarely heard and uncompromising alternative sounds, making him the heir to John Peel’s legacy. The inventor of the word “Britpop”, he has written for Q, Word, Mojo, Elle, The Times, and The Guardian, and his books “Cider With Roadies”, “Pies And Prejudice” and “Adventures on the High Teas: In Search of Middle England” are entertaining investigations of the underbelly of English life. He is currently midway through the epic series “The People’s Songs, ‘the story of Modern Britain in 50 Records”.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 15:30pm - 16:30
Ragnarock

16:30

Rock City presents: Lenny Kaye
Speaker: Lenny Kaye
Lenny Kaye has been intimately involved with an array of artists and bands as a musician, writer and record producer. In this exclusive session he’ll talk about his long and successful career as a musician, his remarkable work as a music historian on taking care of sixties garage punk and his views on the ever changing music business.
He has been Patti Smith’s guitarist since her band’s inception more than thirty years ago, and is the co-author of “Waylon, The Life Story of Waylon Jennings”. He has worked in the studio with such artists as R.E.M., Suzanne Vega, Jim Carroll, Soul Asylum, Kristen Hersh and Allen Ginsberg, as well as his own solo work. His seminal anthology of sixties garage-punk, “Nuggets”, has long been regarded as the defining tome on the genre.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 16:30pm - 17:30
Mono

18:00

Say Lou Lou (SE)
“When you’re constantly traveling back and forth between the opposite ends of the world, you can end up feeling like you’re stuck somewhere in between…”
At least, that’s how it feels for the twin sisters of Say Lou Lou. Ask them where they call home and they’ll most likely answer with a shrug. And it’s this feeling; an aching of displacement and the eternal search for belonging, which informs every aspect of their lives and music.
Bouncing between the long cold winters of Stockholm, Sweden and the happy-go-lucky beaches of Sydney, Australia –  it’s no wonder there’s a striking contrast infusing their sound. The years of dislocation and adaptation lends a world weary knowingness which seeps into their voices, not what you might typically expect from two girls hardly released from the gates of high school. After uploading a demo of their song “Maybe You” online in the Spring of 2012, it quickly picked up the ears of acclaimed French label Kitsuné, who not long afterwards signed the single to the label.
“Maybe You” was released on Kitsuné world wide August 27th 2012.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13232

Friday February 15, 2013 18:00pm - 18:30
Mono

18:00

Kim Gordon - Q&A
Speaker: Interviewer: Anne Hilde Neset
We are delighted to welcome the legendary Kim Gordon to by:Larm. She is a feminist icon and an inspirational figure and her long and varied career will make for a fascinating Q&A session, illustrated with music and visuals.
Even before she took the momentous step of co-founding Sonic Youth in 1981, Kim Gordon had been involved with avant garde rock scene in Harry Crews, as well as becoming a correspondent for Artforum magazine. In Sonic Youth she carved out a distinctive role as bassist, guitarist and vocalist, with one of the most distinctive and chilling voices in modern rock. She also pursued many projects in her own right: including her group Free Kitten and collaborations with everyone from Lydia Lunch and Courtney Love to Jim O’Rourke and Mike Watt. Beyond music, she has continued to make and curate art, and has exhibited installations at the influential Her Noise show in London and in collaboration with Jutta Koether, and created the multimedia performance piece “Perfect Partner” in 2005. She has made film appearances including Gus van Sant’s “Last Days”, has modelled for Calvin Klein, and also has her own clothing lines, X-Girl and Mirror/Dash.
Interviewer Anne Hilde Neset is Artistic Director of Ny Musikk, curator and founder of Her Noise, and former Deputy Editor of The Wire magazine.
The Q&A is followed by a DJ set by Carmen Villain.

http://bylarm.no/nor/seminars

Friday February 15, 2013 18:00pm - 19:30
Internasjonalen (Youngstorget)

20:00

Anna Von Hausswolff (SE)
I don’t know what you expect from a new record by Anna von Hausswolff. More of those gothic, dark and fragile ballad-atmospheres marking her debut album “Singing from the Grave”? A series of easy-hummed melodies adapted to contemporary pop radio formats? Or something more adventureous, dangerous, unpredictable?
The latter quality has always been there, since Anna von Hausswolff started to do solo performances in and around Gothenburg in 2007: the powerful, contradictory and ambiguous expressions that made the songs take unsuspected routes.
But on “Ceremony” this particular freedom has come to the forefront and very centre of the music. It’s a radical change making both the songs and the sounds bigger, wider, deeper, sharper, more transient. It’s like the music went up in the air, travelling in its own balloon. You can hear it in the fabulous ending of ”Goodbye”, where the harmonies are reaching higher and higher, step by step, in the song’s own ascension.
Strange that nobody has tried it before: using the church organ as the main instrument and focus point in pop music. As soon as you hear it, for example in the compelling Beach Boys harmonies that make the foundation of the song ”Mountains Crave”, the organ sounds become a music room of fortune and luck. Yes, a fantastic sense of freedom is established and captured, and the church organ turns out to be the perfect synthesizer, a phantasy machine with unlimited capacities for different expressions.
To categorize this music by genre terms seems just stupid. The whole point is that the songs allow themselves to be everything at once, and the church organ is the one confirmation of this complexity and immediate sense of presence.”It’s all there, it’s all there”, Anna von Hausswolff sings, and that’s how it is: All different times are present, the baroque world that gave birth to the chorals of JS Bach and the defused darkness where the extented and raw drone sounds get their power, and these different worlds meet in astounding ways.
The music says that we are all ambiguous creatures, and that’s the feeling I’ve had, walking around in months, with these songs in my ears. The songs move without hindrance, from one state of mind to the other, and have a remarkable capacity to fuse with the landscape or the room. There’s a sense of trust and a listening to the changes of light and time, that make the music strong and grand. It changes incessantly, it’s completely free.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13312

Friday February 15, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
WiMP Annex

20:00

Bits Between
From the woods surrounding Råde and Moss come five punks who give it 100% every time. The boys have played together for many years, but with Bits Between they’ve made the step up to the premier league. After a year of solid rehearsing and recording, their debut album “Chosen Death” is now ready. Everything is now primed to launch themselves into the wider world.
The band reference the American hardcore scene, old-school so-cal punk and 80s thrash, creating a mixture of filthy punk riffs, muscular thrash and melodic hardcore and have already earned high praise indeed from key domestic rock show Pryo on NRK P3 – http://p3.no/pyro/pyro-stereoen-januar-2012/
The songs are powered by catchy riffs and peppered with sing-a-long choruses, Bits Between are first and foremost a live proposition. These are boys who want to play and play and play, as much as possible.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11669

Friday February 15, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Rockefeller Annex

20:00

Elliphant (SE)
Elliphant announced herself with the video to the track “Tekknoscene”. Sounding like the twisted illegitimate offspring of M.I.A. and Diplo – as deliciously fierce as the former but as intelligently playful as the latter – Elliphant pulls the balls of this dancehall slayer through its own throat and ties them in a cherry knot the other side.
Ellinor Olovsdotter slowly morphed into Elliphant through the course of a long (and lost) summer travelling in the UK with only a dubstep soundsystem for company. After falling in love with the urban music sounds of London she returned home to Stockholm, on Sweden’s East Coast, boasting sizzling MC skills and some serious lyrical prowess.
Now, having already won over the likes of Dazed & Confused – “all abstract lyrcisms and cheap dirty beats”, NME – “amazing’", Pitchfork – “Elliphant sound like nothing but the future" and the Guardian – "strangely captivating from afar’, Elliphant is preparing a return to these shores.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13296

Friday February 15, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Mono

20:00

Kid Exodus
Kid Exodus (Peter Estdahl) is the man behind the much played track “Brother”. The debut album is released February 4 and is ram jammed with musical references – James Blake, Daft Punk, Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine – whilst still being very much his own pop sound, with constantly evolving mature songwriting.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11914

Friday February 15, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

20:00

Neneh Cherry & RocketNumberNine (SE)
We are happy to announce the addition of Nordic Music Prize nominated Neneh Cherry on the by:Larm program. Neneh came back last year with the critically acclaimed album “The Cherry Thing” with The Thing.
At by:Larm she’ll be joined by Radiohead favorites RocketNumberNine. They played together for the first time at Giles Peterson’s Worldwide Award in January and by:Larm will be their second show together.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13314

Friday February 15, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Sentrum Scene

20:00

NONONO (SE)
NONONO are a Swedish trio based in Stockholm. They consist of producer team Astma & Rocwell and singer/songwriter Stina Wäppling. They met through a mutual friend a few years back and formed the group during the Spring of 2012. This is around the time Stina got back from the UK where she had spent her last three years studying to be a psychologist.
Astma & Rocwell have recently been busy working with artists such as Bebe Black, Beatrice Eli, Icona Pop and Benny Banks to name a few. The sound could be described as urban-indie. Melancholy yet hopeful with a bassy beat oriented foundation.
“Like The Wind” is a first taste of NONONO and they are currently in the studio working on new material.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13260

Friday February 15, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Jaeger

20:30

Cockroach Agenda
The glory days of relentless poser-disposing THRASH METAL have returned with a vengeance! The flag of hate is again held high towards a perfect nuclear horizon and only one pulse rises from the remains of the west coast of Norway. Cockroach Agenda stand as sole survivors after a magnificent demo release with a 2-track single on Friday the 13th of April 2012.
The tracks “Armies of Spite” and “Undying Sphere” reveal a band removing themselves from the surface-dwellers of 2012 and instead opening the graves of the glorious days of metal. While other bands write songs about their boyfriends, Cockroach Agenda wants you dead. There will be no escape. Thrash ’till Death!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13115

Friday February 15, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Rockefeller

20:30

CTM (DK)
Cæcilie Trier has with her new main project, CTM, once again proven herself to be one of the most interesting voices and musicians from Denmark. Her musical CV is amazing: Playing cello in the critically acclaimed Choir of Young Believers, being the créateur of Chimes & Bells and playing in Le Fiasko and the experimental group, Valby Vokalgruppe.
CTM is Cæcilie Trier’s new solo project and with CTM another path in her creative mind is revealed. The tunes of CTM are danceable with distinct vocals and likeable beats wrapped in an adventurous production. The percussive elements and the synth arrangements are at once a homage to the musical stars of the early eighties: Avantgarde artists like Laurie Anderson one side and on the other side icons like Leonard Cohen and Michael Jackson.
CTM has already gained international attention with the track “Jewel”. The music blog No Fear of Pop – part of the world wide ADHoc network wrote the following words of praise: “CTM has all the attributes to become just another globally cherished Scandinavian pop darling”.
The debut of CTM, the EP “Variations”, was released in Scandinavia in end November 2012 and received a lot of praise. Large Danish Daily, Politiken, gave CTM 5 stars and wrote: “It broadens the scope of Danish pop… It is seldom that you are pleased so much by an EP”
“Variations” consists of 5 upbeat songs recorded during the summer of 2012 together with Tambourhinoceros co-founder, Oh No Ono member and mixer, Aske Zidore. The result is marvelous and has a compelling vibe to it.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13268

Friday February 15, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Revolver

20:30

Eva & Manu (FI)
Eva & Manu look like they might finish each other’s sentences. In an endearing way, they often look to each other before answering a question. Eva Louhivuori and Manu Laudic are a couple, of course. They met at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and two years into their degrees decided to run away together.
In France, where Manu is from, they bought a camper van and went on an adventure. They drove around Southern Europe, working on farms, sleeping in barns for seven months. Not so much to earn a living as to gain material for their songs.
Their eponymous debut album is the fruit of their travels. It’s a collection of songs that start off like soft acoustic singer-songwriter folk melodies, and grow into epic songs reminiscent of classic alternative rock, or even progressive end of Seventies rock music.
Sometimes you can hear the ghosts they encountered driving through the ancient Tuscan vineyards:
Eva & Manu’s album was released in Finland through Warner Music in August 2012. The album charted at No. 8 on the national TOP-50 album chart. Their gigs have been sold out almost everywhere they go and people fall in love with their music and story, one by one.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13265

Friday February 15, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

20:30

Hilde Marie Kjersem
In the hinterland between pop and jazz lives Hilde Marie Kjersem, well known for her moving lyrics and abilities as a raconteuse. Genre defying intelligent pop music with empathy and soul that is at times raw, sometimes revelatory and always captivating.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13303

Friday February 15, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

20:30

Intertwine
Intertwine was started in 2006 by then 17-year old Tarjei in his bedroom in Larvik, Norway. Tired of reading piano and trumpet sheet music, he started creating his own tracks, weaving distorted and repitched piano, cornet and vocal sounds together into melancholic carpets of reverb, the name of the project: Intertwine. In 2011/2012, three tracks were postet on P3 Urørt. They were all picked up by national radio, while “So what” was awarded Urørt band of the week. 2012 was also the year Intertwine was signed to Oslo indie label Brilliance, and Tarjei moved temporarily to Tokyo to study, write and perform new music. In 2013 Intertwine returns to Norway for what seems to be potentially a very exciting year.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11928

Friday February 15, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Stratos

20:30

Razika
Bergen natives Razika have had two fantastic years since the release of their debut album “Program 91” in 2011. The band is comprised of Marie Amdam (vox / guitar), Marie Moe (bass), Maria Råkil (guitar) and Embla Karidotter (drums), all born in 1991 and together they play catchy, ska-pop-rock.
Their Spellemann nominated debut album had spanking reviews the world over with love from New York Times, NME, Village Voice, Uncut Magazine and Pitchfork. This in spite of the fact that half of the record is sung in Norwegian. The band have played many shows abroad, in mainland Europe, 7 gigs at SXSW and a headline tour of Japan.
The girls are now back with album number 2 which is out January 25 in Norway. The rest of the world release will follow in the Spring. The first single “Oslo” was released in November and went straight in to P3’s A-list and even made it on to the main Norwegian newspaper VG’s best tracks end of year list in third place.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13295

Friday February 15, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
WiMP teltet

21:00

Billie Van
Already well known as part of the whole Mikhael Paskalev / Jonas Alaska thing, the time has now come for Billie Van to step out from their collective shadows and begin a new chapter as a performer in her own right. She is currently in the studio recording her debut album with Nikolai Eilertsen and Christan Engfelt taking up production duties on the recordings. This rather exciting release is slated for Spring 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11353

Friday February 15, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Sentrum Scene

21:00

Delay Trees (FI)
Delay Trees were formed late 2007 in Hämeenlinna, Southern Finland.
Since 2009 Delay Trees have released two EP’s and albums – “Soft Construction EP” (2009), self-titled debut album (2010), “Before I Go Go EP” (2011) and “Doze” (2012).
Since their first release Delay Trees have been enthusiastically received all over the world, with their music reaching audiences in the USA, Germany & Japan.
The band have been tagged as cinematic pop, shoegaze, kraut pop, slowcore, postrock, ambient pop and indie rock. Delay Trees feel dream-pop comes closest to describing their sound.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13263

Friday February 15, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

21:00

Holograms (SE)
Despite being perpetually too poor to drink dusty dive-bar drafts, Stockholm’s Holograms still manage to projectile vomit their fare share of poison. Their regurgitations originate more from the nausea inherent with menial labor in the desolate warehouses of Sweden than alcohol abuse; ultimately making it more enjoyable to sift through. In defiance of their decrepit instruments (a collective estimated worth of a handful of krone) Holograms emit a seemingly impossible energy.
Their sound synthesizes the drudgery of dismal existence with a lust for something better; echoing both the violent abandonment of punk as well as some of the electronic gloss of early 80’s new wave. Their sound has proven far too big for Stockholm’s charred and empty streets; leading us to think it’s about time for all of us to get a little more drunk together.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13270

Friday February 15, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Mono

21:00

House of Mystery
Friends since childhood, Hjalmar Myksvoll-Singh and Øystein Redalen together go by the moniker of House Of Mystery. Born and raised in Ås, later moving to Oslo then on to the provinces, just outside Skien in the Telemark mountains to totally immerse themselves in their own House Of Mystery studio. They play a kind of alternative rock hybrid of psych, surf sugary electronica, new wave and agit-pop which all weaves together to create their own idiosyncratic voice.
The band describe themselves as dancey tropical psychedelia mixed with Dehli-surf and circus pop, delivered with punk energy and eviscerating rhythms. On stage they are joined by brothers in arms Lasse Saurbrey Kittelsen and Svein Arne Egenæs.
The band’s most recent song “Airwolf Gandhi” was at the top of the NRK Urørt chart for ages last Summer and they will soon re-release physically as a seven inch backed with the track “Bamboo Town” together with a video in 2013.
The material for a debut album is currently being assembled in their ramshackle studio, which features valve compressors, rusty harps and restored reverb chambers. House Of Mystery are a band with big ideas and 2013 is going to be a big year.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13090

Friday February 15, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Gamla

21:00

Linnea Henriksson (SE)
Linnea Henriksson’s debut album “Till mina älskade och älskare” was the most streamed Swedish album on Spotify last year. The four singles “Väldigt Kär/Obegripligt Ensam”, “Alice”, “Mitt rum i ditt hjärta” and “Lyckligare” all picked up heavy rotation at radio with the last one going platinum.
Linnea spent much of the Summer out on the road and made a number of prime time TV appearances before building on that success with another lengthy outing in the Autumn and a booking to appear on P3 Gold in January.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12305

Friday February 15, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
WiMP Annex

21:00

Pandreas
Pandreas is a twenty one year old young man called Andreas Rasmussen from the coastal town of Ulsteinvik. He released his first EP in October, five tracks of sample heavy electronica.
“A rather promising debut, hopefully Pandreas is a name that is going to be a big part of Norwegian electronica’s history in the future.” – Natt & Dag magazine
“One of the Autumn’s most beautiful electronic releases” – 5/6, NRK P3

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11555

Friday February 15, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Jaeger

21:00

Phantom (FI)
Helsinki-based electro duo Phantom have received a lot of international attention and bring their unique live show to by:Larm 2013. Phantom debuted and released their first EP “Scars” and music video at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas. Since then they have picked up attention from all over the world including a blog post from The xx and a review in Pitchfork. They swim in the dark waters of downtempo electro sprinkled with some catchy and bittersweet melodies, and have been compared to Massive Attack, Portishead and The xx. Their live performances feature stunning realtime Kinect visuals and original instrument called UFO.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12209

Friday February 15, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

21:00

Solen (SE)
Solen plays pop music. The music smells of 90s pop music and does not try to cheer anyone up. There’s not much to say about Solen than it’s the sound of indifference. Four 20ish-year old men living in Stockholm, not knowing what they want to do with their lives. The members are all ex-jazzmusicians who got tired of playing jazz and on arty clubs and wanted to do the opposite. Well they didn’t really want anything at all but they had to try something else. And the result is Solen. Fuck it.
They have played at every single club/venue in Stockholm in a two years period. This Summer they held an illegal concert (Solen as the only band) under a bridge in Stockholm and more than 800 people came. I think that says a lot of how popular we are in Stockholm.
They have recorded two albums and one EP in Dubious Studios (Moneybrother, Håkan Hellström, Markus Krunegård, Those Dancing Days, etc). The second album “Ossians sånger” is being mixed as we speak by Max Måns Wikman (Those Dancing Days etc).

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12770

Friday February 15, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Rockefeller Annex

21:30

Autolaser
Autolaser is one of the key figures in the Norwegian EDM scene. Since a strong placing in last year’s NRK Urørt competition he’s gone on to sign a deal with EMI domestically and establish himself in the Norwegian scene with his mix of electro, dubstep and d&b.
Autolaser, Kent Tonning to his mum, has a background in metal, rock, jazz and classical music but became quickly tired of playing in bands. He started making music on his own, initially film soundtracks but as time wore on his output took a darker, more electronic direction. Autolaser has an unusual sense of security when it comes to his own personal style which blends headphone and dancefloor sensibility seamlessly.
Off the back of his show at by:Larm last year he enjoyed a host of festival appearances at home as well as a twelve date club tour of India.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13298

Friday February 15, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Stratos

21:30

Gudrid Hansdottir (FO)
Way out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, between Iceland and Scotland, is a cluster of 18 small islands called the Faroe Islands. That’s where Gudrid Hansdóttir was born and raised. Her music is a Lilith Fair-worthy blend of chamber pop and perky folk-rock and the past years she’s been performing in Europe and USA.
Gudrid started singing at an early age and had a keen interest in music. She loved going through her father’s vinyl records, who was a highly skilled guitar player on the Faroes, and it was through him that she discovered great artists like Kate Bush, Dolly Parton, Jethro Tull and Jimi Hendrix.
In 2007 Gudrid finally released her debut album “Love is Dead”. After her first album Gudrid performed in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Germany with considerable success. Her self-released second album, “The Sky Is Opening” (released in 2009), quickly became the bestselling album in the Faroe Islands and was awarded the Faroese Planet Awards ”Album of the Year”.
Her latest opus ”Beyond the Grey” was released in June 2011 and the new album is filled with catchy folk songs with strong inspiration from drawn from Faroese culture and the rather distinctive Faroese weather. The album was released by German label Beste!Unterhaltung all over Europe and has been very well received by critics and fans alike.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13281

Friday February 15, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

21:30

Kråkesølv
Two year’s after Bodø’s Kråkesølv last release, the band are now primed to drop their third full length effort “Alle gode ting” (All good Things). With their 2009 debut “Trådnøsting” and the Spellemann award winning sophomore album “Bomtur til Jorda” in 2010, this is a band who have already demonstrated that they are a force to be reckoned with.
The record picks up where the previous one left off, and nothing has changed about their vocals sung in their native North norwegian dialect or their jangly guitar based sound but the framework within which they operate has expanded somewhat. Martin Bowitz from Cold Mailman has come in to record, mix and master the album which was recorded in its entirety at Store Studio in Bodø. The band continue to play with subtle metaphors, interspersed with societal critique, but their palette is more diverse than ever.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13264

Friday February 15, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
WiMP teltet

21:30

Postiljonen (SE)
Postiljonen are a dream pop trio from Scandinavia. The band emerged as late as September of 2011 and are comprised of one Norwegian gal and two Swedish dudes. In this short period of time they have managed to create a characteristic sound, where ethereal and alluring vocals are interwoven in a mystical, ambient, dreamy and lovable expression. They have been compared to the likes of M83, Sigur Ros, jj and Cocteau Twins. They take inspiration from old black & white movies, the golden 80s, Balearic scenery, sleepless summer nights, and describe themselves as nostalgic daydreamers, which the music reflects perfectly.
Starting out in their native tongue, they moved on to bigger and dreamier things after releasing their track “Rivers” this Spring, described as “an absurdly picture-perfect Scandinavian dream pop gem.” With this track they reached a wider audience, attracting more attention to their music, and it was the start for what will become their very own sound. But the band continues to experiment down a very dreamy and 80s inspired path, as they make a name for themselves; and a long-anticipated EP is right around the corner.
This is summery dream pop at its best; made for lazy days and dreamy nights.
“Postiljonen take you above the sky and beyond” – Disco Naïveté

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13038

Friday February 15, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

21:30

Urban Cone (SE)
From time to time, there’ll come along someone a little younger, a bit more talented and a bit better looking. In 2010, Urban Cone entered our world and nothing will ever be the same again. Just scratching the surface, you’ll find kind of “perfect” pop music. Go deeper and you´ll discover something very unique.
Urban Cone chose a surprisingly “old school” route to success, sending their demo to a record company, Universal Music, in early 2011. After that, things started happening quickly. The label showed up backstage after a show in Stockholm and shortly after, the band was in a studio recording its first EP, with a renowned producer. After recording the first EP, the band chose to record and produce themselves instead, literally in Rasmus Flyckts living room. The main reason was a strong wish to maintain complete control of their music.
Two successful EPs later it’s time for a new chapter of the Urban Cone saga.
The debut album “Our Youth” is made up of songs written during the often difficult teenage years and brings up topics like city life and alienation. The album sums up a phase one might look back on with some nostalgia, but is happy to be over and done with.
Musically, it’s a journey through past and present, never losing track of the melody. Raw lyrics full of heart and soul are combined with many layered, thought-through musical landscapes.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12241

Friday February 15, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Revolver

21:30

Vithr
VITHR (or “Viðr” which means “tree” on old-norse) are a black metal band from Bergen who’re from a forgotten time when nature was something that we respected and feared. Musically the band are disciples of the Norwegian black metal school, but have their own take on the genre incorporating a range of elements that give a truly norse aesthetic. On their debut album “Hedensk skikk og tro” the band effortlessly combined old and new ideas, well crafted songs and powerful production to create a record that showcases Norwegian black metal at its absolute best.
Kuldegys founded the band in 2008 and soon recruited members from bands like Krakow, (X) Arvas, Beinkjør and Among gods. Vithr in a short, intense period have put together an immense debut album with the help of Bjørnar Nilsen (Vulture Industries / Blackhole Generator), played Inferno Festival, and opened for the likes of Kampfar and Spellemann nominees Taake.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11446

Friday February 15, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Rockefeller

22:00

Altmodisch (DK)
Indietronica is not dead. Copenhagen natives Altmodisch are a shining example that the genre is still alive and well. The band deliver the dictionary definition of the genre, referencing indietronica pioneers The Notwist (GER), The Electric Presidents (US) and fellow danes Efterklang. Two years ago they released their debut full length which was awarded a rather solid five stars by Scandinavian industry bible GAFFA:
“Altmodisch deliver at a consistently and impressively high level from start to finish. This powerful and evocative collection of songs can’t fail to make a lasting impression on all who are lucky enough to hear it.”
Now this indietronica five-piece are ready with their follow up. Altmodisch’s second work, entitled “Watches For Asleep” was recorded with Århus’s Flemming Bloch who’s previously worked with such luminaries as Massive Attack and Under Byen.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12040

Friday February 15, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
WiMP Annex

22:00

Black Twig (FI)
Helsinki-based Black Twig are about fuzzy guitar-driven pop songs, shoegaze, folk & droning rock songs. Their debut album “Paper Trees” was released early 2012 on Soliti records and has received praise the world over. It was described by the influential NRGM blog as one of the finest indie albums ever and the band was picked by several media outlets as new band of the year. Black Twig will release the follow up to “Paper Trees” in Autumn 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13259

Friday February 15, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Rockefeller Annex

22:00

Blood Command
In forming Blood Command in 2008 Silje Tombre, Yngve Andersen and Sigurd Haakaas had one aim in mind: to combine the party vibe of the club music they all enjoyed so much with their twin first loves – hardcore and rock. The band hit gold at first strike and were finalists in NRK’s new band comp – Urørt as well as being nominated for a Spellemann gong for their debut long player “Ghostclocks”. In addition to recording a trilogy of EPs the band have toured extensively abroad as well as opening for the likes of Protest, Hero and Comeback Kid. In spite of their hectic schedule the band have found time to record a spanking second album “Funeral Beach” that was a winner with the domestic press with 5/6s in VG, Dagbladet, BA, BT Gaffa, p3 et al. as well as a rather well deserved 5/5 in Kerrang!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13233

Friday February 15, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Mono

22:00

Broken Twin (DK)
Broken Twin is the moniker of a young woman with good stories to tell and a magical way of doing so.
Drawing upon the eerie sounds of the Northern hemisphere and musically related to acts such as Feist, Nico and Anthony and the Johnsons her simple setup of bass, piano, guitar, vocals and percussion intertwines in a whirlwind of creaking piano stools, floating vocals and cantankerous guitars. With ease this 24 year old Dane creates sensations that move the listener, taking them through a maze of emotion, nostalgia and even lonesomeness that one cant get out of, while simultaneously unconsciously not wanting to.
”I like to work within my own little bubble whenever I write songs so no one can hear me. It’s a very personal process and the songs have a strong connection to my self; a theme, a feeling, an experience or a state of mind.”
During the recording of her EP ”Hold on to Nothing”, she and her former bandmate had teamed up with various well-known producers, but in the process they found their own sound and decided to produce the four songs fully on their own, at their own pace and with their own hands.
In the final stages of the process Brian Batz from Sleep Party People mixed the EP and added that trademark otherworldly sound he is so well known for.
Broken Twin’s songs encircle loneliness, love and reflect the thoughts of a girl entering adulthood, while fixating on the notion of touching people by bringing something beautiful into the world.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13279

Friday February 15, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Gamla

22:00

Mariam The Believer (SE)
Mariam Karolina Wallentin Riahi was raised in the suburbs of a small town; she never felt she belonged there but never really needed to either. She has a Swedish mom born far up north, and a dad from Iran, who now lives in Brazil, she worked calling numbers in a smoky Bingo hall, she sometimes doubted everything, she had nodules on the vocal cords and thought that she would never be able to sing again, she travelled the Trans-Siberian Railway alone, lived in Beijing, toured Sweden when she was nine dressed as a mouse, she cleaned staircases in Gothenburg, she grew up with Persian cats, was dubbing cartoons as a kid and got married young. She lived nomadic life and toured around the world with a vocals / drums duo for four years in a row, she thinks thats what’s interesting arises in the spaces between, that the energy is everything, she has at times not known where to go to, but yet always landed somewhere, but what’s most: music, to try to reach right in there. She wanted to begin playing electric guitar, so got herself a cream white Gibson in New York and started this project. She started her own label Repeat Until Death, ‘cause this is what she’ll do until she dies. Every new creative project feels as if starting all over, yet at the same time this is where she is always trying to reach, to reach the core of everything.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13244

Friday February 15, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

22:00

Philco Fiction
Epic, broken-hearted piano ballads that recall prime Prince and electropop symphonies that glide through warped electronics, speaker-popping R’n’B spasms, tip-toeing Bjorklike flights of fancy and Motown string flourishes are all on the plate here.
A remarkable Oslo trio centred round the rich, haunting songs of Turid Solberg (pronounced Tue-rid). These sophisticated pop tunes hit you straight away in both the heart and the hips with their frank lyrics, giant choruses, crispy beats and effortlessly spare yet lush arrangements.
Songs from the debut elpee Take It Personal on Norweigan label, Brilliance have been causing ripples in the blogworld and word about their weird, charismatic and theatrical live show has led to dates being offered across Europe and the US.
It’s only after listening to the album on the headphones that you start to notice that Turid’s instant pop songs are very carefully cast on an inspired array of instrumentation and twisty production tics, courtesy of the two gentlemen of Philco Fiction, Anders and Bjarne.
“A twisted pop sensation that lives up to the hype” – The Guardian
“Have to hear in 2012!” – NME
“Single of the Week” – Drowned in Sound
“We feel this is simply some of the most exciting music to come out of Norway in recent years.” – Record of the Day
“Some of the nicest sounds to come out of Norway this year!” – Richard Thane, The Line Of Best Fit

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11918

Friday February 15, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Sentrum Scene

22:00

Thea & The Wild
Twenty five year old Thea Glenton Raknes grew up back and forth between a hippie commune in Oslo and her father’s boat crewed by Swedish prog rockers. She has been writing songs and poetry since she was a child and eventually made the stage her home. Thea was previously the singer in Norma Sas who released “Hunting For Treasures” in 2011 to widespread acclaim. After the band split up later that year she began to get back to her own material and her solo debut. The first taste of what was to come was the track “Trains” that she recorded with Kenneth Ishak at Observatoriet studios.
“Most bands have a vocalist, but very few have one with the kind of charisma that makes them a natural front figure. Norma Sass’ Thea Glenton Raknes is very much in the latter category. She personifies the band’s sound and delivers the songs with a finesse which is plain to see for anyone watching the band.” – Håkon Moslet, NRK

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12823

Friday February 15, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

22:00

Vinnie Who (DK)
Vinnie Who is 24 year old Niels Bagge’s alter ego, who over the last couple of years his extremely catchy and danceable disco pop has created excitement in his native Denmark. The debut album “Then I Met You” was nominated for three Danish Music Awards in 2011, and the sophomore effort is expected in early 2013.
The first single ”How Can I Be Sure”, from his upcoming album, is out now.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13274

Friday February 15, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Jaeger

22:30

Arlie Mucks
Between acoustic melancholia and the straight up rock that rules the roost in Stavanger there is a band who have taken it upon themselves to continue the city’s proud pop traditions. Arlie Mucks have, unlike their peers, cast an eye across The North Sea to Britain for musical inspiration. Reference points include the like of Radiohead, Oasis, The Smiths and Arctic Monkeys with a melodic mix of 90s brit-pop and noughties indie being the result.
When they first began to play locally in 2009 the local music scene embraced them with open arms – finally a proper pop band from Stavanger they extolled.
With a number of sold out local shows under their belts the band moved up the coast to Bergen in 2011 where the band became heavily involved in the local music scene and where their on stage prowess did not go un noticed. The major regional daily, BT, noted after one particular show “Arlie Mucks, originally from Stavanger but now luckily settled in Bergen… intricate and melodic indie rock played by boys with long fringes and short guitar straps, a band we are very much looking forward to hearing more from.”

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13022

Friday February 15, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Revolver

22:30

Asgeir Trausti (IS)
Icelandic singer-songwriter, Asgeir Trausti, may only be 20 years old but last Summer he already made a mark on the Icelandic music scene with his two singles, “Sumargestur” and the smash-hit “Leyndarmal”. Both singles belong to his debut album “Dyrd i daudathogn”, released in September. A digital presale on Icelandicmusic.com, a week before the release of the album, broke all records and showed clearly that Asgeir Trausti had already created a name for himself.
Born and raised in the countryside of Iceland, Asgeir Trausti comes from a family of musicians. He trained on classical guitar but was aiming for a career in sports when he suddenly made a U-turn after being encouraged to take his music more seriously. He took his demos to producer Gudmundur Kristinn Jonsson and several months later his debut album was released in Iceland with great critical acclaim. The album has so far only been released in Iceland but an English version of it is in the making with lyrics written by American musician John Grant.
When performing, Asgeir Trausti’s friend Julius joins him on stage for the lighter version but for a full-blown version Asgeir Trausti is backed-up by a band made up of experienced Icelandic musicians, including three from reggae band Hjálmar.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12411

Friday February 15, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

22:30

Honningbarna
Since their debut EP in 2010. Kristiansand’s Honningbarna enjoyed a wonderful career so far. In their second year as a band they were chosen as “Årets Urørt” (Unsigned band of the year, NRK P3) and they won a Norwegian Grammy for their debut album “La alarmane gå”. Honningbarna have appeared at international venues and festivals such as Roskilde, Eurosonic and various venues in London.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12733

Friday February 15, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Cross Road club

22:30

Matilda
Matilda Gressberg from Eidskog is barely 18 years old, but does already appears to be a fully formed artist. Her first single, “When Something Ends” has already picked up heavy rotation on Norwegian radio, and her debut album is undoubtedly one of the most solid and impressive Norwegian debut albums in years. The album is produced by Even Ormestad, who also plays several instruments on the album, we also find well known Norwegian artists like Thom Hell (guitarist and co-producer), Jonas Alaska (harmonica), Martin Horntvedt (drums), David Wallumrød (keyboards), Kjetil Grande and Olaf Olsen (drums). A rare assembly of talent if ever there was one, especially given Matilda’s young age. Matilda possesses a great voice, which is both crystal clear and has a extraordinary character, mixed with good pop sensibilities and solid singer/songwriter qualities, not to mention credibility, the result is a very potent mix. Matilda has also written all the songs for the Norwegian film “Til Ungdommen”.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11338

Friday February 15, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

22:30

Nidingr
Starring present and past members of bands such as Mayhem, Gorgoroth, DHG (Dødheimsgard), 1349 and God Seed, Norway’s Nidingr are back with a massive punch of extreme metal! Known for their efficient, yet complex song writing, ravaging dissonant, but at the same time very catchy riffs and breakneck tempos Nidingr are ready to release their new album “Greatest of Deceivers”.
With “Sorrow Infinite and Darkness”, Nidingr have released one of the most interesting albums that has crawled out of the blackened depths of Norway in many a years. – 4,5/5 www.metalcrypt.com
Already back in 1992 Teloch started the then solo-project that eventually would turn into Nidingr. In 1995 Blargh joined in and Nidingr became a reality. Together they recorded numerous demo’s before enlisting singer El.Cpt.Estrella Grasa to their ranks. The trio released the first Nidingr full length in 2005 titled “Sorrow Infinite and Darkness”, followed up by their first gig ever supporting Mayhem at the Rockefeller in Oslo. In 2010 Nidinger went on to release “Wolf-Father” featuring Hellhammer from Mayhem on drums. Hellhammer also featured in the live lineup for some shows before Øyvind Myrvoll joined the band.
“Wolf Father” is a lean, mean disc that hits with the quickness of a raiding party and the heft of broadswords. Its six songs always go for the jugular, leaving a solid clubbing any time they fall short. It’s a beast worth hunting down as “Wolf Father” has potential as the leader of the blackened death metal pack. – 8,5/10 The Washington Times
Early 2012 Nidingr started writing the material for their new album, and after completing the writing process they entered the infamous Crystal Canyon Studios in Oslo, home of renowned Norwegian acts including cult experimentalists Ulver, to accomplish a unique seventies vintage style production for the album. The sound they have created is something very different from what is common in extreme music. It is a totally organic, warm, unedited and un-triggered production that emphasises the great musicianship caught on tape. “Greatest of Deceivers” is produced by Nidingr guitarist Teloch and mixed by Anders Møller, known for his work with more rock oriented artists like Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O, Euroboys, 120 Days, Turbonegro etc. The album is mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios.
“Greatest of Deceivers” continues the theme from “Sorrow Infinite and Darkness” (2005) based on Enochian texts. As on the previous album, ten Enochian Æthyrs are evoked through the course of the album. The Cover art for “Greatest of Deceivers” is designed by the renowned Metastazis (Morbid Angel, Paradise Lost, Ulver, Watain, Blut Aus Nord).
“Greatest of Deceivers” was released on Indie Recordings November 20th 2012.
Get ready for a mind-blowing massive punch of extreme metal!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13294

Friday February 15, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Rockefeller

22:30

Slowolf (DK)
SLOWOLF is the nom de plume of producer, singer & recording artist Andreas Asingh, rising from the cold north of Copenhagen. With his debut single “See U In My Dreams”, released in DK on May 7th 2012, SLOWOLF have already proven to be a one-to-watch on the Danish music scene.
SLOWOLF brings you the epic sound of downtempo dream pop, black metal & hip hop, and his debut single entered the Danish iTunes Electronic Song Chart at #1 – as well as being chosen to the Pick of the Week on Danish National Radio (equivalent of BBC Radio One).

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13301

Friday February 15, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Stratos

22:30

Taken By Trees (SE)
Having served as the group’s enigmatic, melancholy front woman for over a decade, Victoria Bergsman left The Concretes in 2006 following the release of the group’s sophomore album, “In Colour”. Her departure also came on the heels of the much-hyped release of “Young Folks,” the first single from Peter Bjorn and John’s third album, which featured Bergsman as a guest vocalist. Bergsman didn’t waste any time following her split with The Concretes.
Taken by Trees’ first full-length, “Open Field”, was released on Rough Trade in 2007.
For the next Taken by Trees’ album, Bergsman wanted to try something different so she and recording engineer, Andreas Söderström, traveled to Pakistan to record with local musicians. The resulting album, “East of Eden”, was released in 2009.
Her next record was inspired by a trip to Hawaii and the notion of making music that combined the lazily sweet, Hawaiian-inspired “Diamond Head” by the Beach Boys with Augustus Pablo’s deeply dubby “AP Spezial". Working again with Söderström and for the first time with producer Henning Fürst (of Swedish duo the Tough Alliance), Bergsman recorded most of the album on the Island before shifting to L.A., where Dan Horne and Farmer Dave Scher (of Beachwood Sparks) added some sounds to the mix. The finished work, “Other Worlds”, was released in October of 2012 by her new label Secretly Canadian.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13255

Friday February 15, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
WiMP teltet

23:00

Adam Kanyama (SE)
Hotly tipped by Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité, the grandaddy of Swedish urban music, Adam Kanyama is now being touted left right and centre. He won the Rap It Up contest resulting in a half hour live session – PSL Sinding Sessions – for Swedish national TV. No artist from this genre has previously engendered such expectation, and he has recently released his debut single The Golden Child.
Adam is a timeless artist of immense energy and unlimited potential.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13237

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
WiMP Annex

23:00

Bombus (SE)
Swedish rockers Bombus describe themselves as Conan The Barbarian with glasses. In other words, they blessed with both brains and brawn. Their self-titled debut was released in 2010 and was universally well received and has earned them fans in high places, not least Darkthrone kingpin Fenriz. The band has toured heavily since then, appearing in many and varied environs, from the North Pole to glitzy Euro clubs to half empty German biker gang club houses. The band are now on the cusp of releasing the follow-up, which will be softer and harder and faster and more devastating allatthesametime. And way way better than the first record.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12234

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Last Train

23:00

Kaveh
To say that Norwegian hip-hop has undergone a bit of a renaissance in the last decade is putting it mildly.
In spite of this it is the same names that are headlining shows as it was almost ten years ago, with one or two very notable exceptions.
A prime example would be 18 year old wunderkind Kaveh who is now on the cusp of conquering the domestic hip-hop scene. In his short career to date he’s already killed it at by:Larm, guested on a Madcon track, had a documentary about him on national television and smashed it at Slottsfjell, Øya and Hove.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13266

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

23:00

MF/MB/ (SE)
MF/MB/ is countryside and city streets, it’s woods and concrete, cigarettes and alcohol, hope and despair, clubs and saunas and motorways, MF/MB/ is sex and celibacy and endless studio sessions. It’s rock music that wants to be techno, like techno that wants to be rock music, like anything that wants to be anything else anywhere else and there was nothing wrong with that.
MF/MB/ is self confidence and bad conscience. Lack of money, good looks, mental breakdowns and forgiveness. Never looking back, always doing the same mistakes.
MF/MB/ is guitars, two drumkits, bass, synthesizers, vocals and computers, but most of all it’s Victor Nilsson, Joakim Lindberg, Sebastian Hedberg, Christine Björk, Kristoffer Bäckström and Erik Nilsson, making the best music they know.
Their debut album “Folded” was released in 2010 to high critical acclaim, both in Scandinavia as well as in Germany and North America. Tours followed, with countless gigs all around in Europe. They’ve now recorderd a new album that will be released in February worldwide, the album is called Colossus and its recorderd live in a total analog studio at the countryside.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12142

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Rockefeller Annex

23:00

Monica Heldal
Norwegian singer songwriter Monica Heldal is just 21. Even before she started to write her own songs, she was offered a record deal, and whoever it was that gave her the contract was damn right. Heldal’s unique voice, her guitar technique and charisma are all that she needs to break through. Ben Howard apparently thought the same and asked her to support him on tour. If you listen to her first recordings, you can’t help but get very curious about her. Even when she covers “Something Fine” by Jackson Browne, the song fits perfectly with her own songs. Which says it all.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12443

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Sentrum Scene

23:00

Rangleklods (DK)
During the past couple of years the now Copenhagen based Dane Rangleklods has created a following in the underground milieus of Berlin and Denmark through original and ambitious tracks paired with intense and ever-changing live performances. Rangleklods’ music captures its audience by seeing past conventions regarding genre and what’s considered good and bad taste, simply giving in to the subconscious will of creative impulses while playfully utilizing the computer as a musical instrument without limitation. The physically encouraging compositions unite a great sense of melody with sound experimentation brought together by a charismatically deep but encompassing voice, thereby creating an absorbing universe that dares to speak directly to the emotions of the listener.
Rangleklods’ sound consists of recorded instruments and analogue gear alongside purely digital and intensely programmed patterns intertwining into audioscapes ranging from minimal techno to 60’s style “Wall of Sound”. Both in that regard and composition-wise Rangleklods points just as much backwards towards David Bowie and The Doors as it does forwards, to a world inhabited by artists such as James Holden and The Field.
Rangleklods released his debut EP “Home” in October 2011, which was followed up five months later with the album ‘Beekeeper’. The title of the album is very much a metaphor for how Rangleklods creates and considers his music: the interconnection of order and chaos. What may strike its audience as chaos at first listen later reveals itself as carefully ordered elements while unheard layers of sound and nuance continually reveal themselves. Everything has a place, a meaning and a goal – just like the bees in a hive. Following these critically acclaimed releases Rangleklods has been picked to play SPOT Festival, The Great Escape, Roskilde Festival, Iceland Airwaves and Dockville to name but a few.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13199

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Jaeger

23:00

Stig (FI)
There is still debate in academic circles as to whether Finnish jokester Stig is a fictional charter or a real person. But that the man who uploaded himself to Youtube doing spoof R’n’B tunes is a breath of fresh air for the nordic scene, there is no argument on. This kooky chap actually has a background in hip-hop, country, jazz and R’n’B. And if that isn’t enough to reinforce this man’s credentials, he also came a respectable third in the Finnish song for Eurovision competition – MGP – with his song “Laululeija”. File under “must see”.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13250

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Gamla

23:00

Turbonegro
They said it could never happen, but Turbonegro – the world’s biggest underground rock’n’roll band – are back. Like a Japanese salaryman rubbing himself up against you on a busy Tokyo commuter train, the Norwegian-five piece are bringing Sexual Harassment into your life with their ninth studio album, released through Universal and Volcom Entertainment on 13 July. Write about what you know, they say – and who knows more about Sexual Harassment – both giving and receiving – than Oslo’s kings of Deathpunk™.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13256

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Mono

23:00

Tusmørke
Dance-floor friendly folk rock is the name of their game and although the members of Tusmørke have previously been known for their work with acts like Årabrot, This is Music inc., Wobbler and Momrakattakk, that has little to do with their sound. The basic premise is to find a makes-you-wanna-dance feeling that is perhaps sometimes a bit lacking in guitar bands, but without that rock-blues-guitar bullshit that they abhor. They’re inspired by the sounds around them, from walks in the fields and from old records.
Their debut album “Underjordisk Tusmørke” was released on Termo Records in November and a follow up will be released sometime in 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12916

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

23:00

ENO magazine presents Turkish Nights
Eno Magazine and by:Larm are happy to present the very best djs from Oslo’s disco scene at the intimate Turkish Delight club: DJ Strangefruit (Mungolian Jetset), Diskjokke, Magnus International and
Blackbelt Andersen from Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp label. NB: Free entrance (age limit 20 years)
Thursday:
Full Pupp DJs
Magnus International
Blackbelt Andersen
Friday:
Diskjokke
Saturday:
Strangefruit

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13319

Friday February 15, 2013 23:00pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 03:00am
Turkish Delight

23:30

Colleagues (SE)
Colleagues, is the kind of music you never want to stop listening to. A sound that is swept up in their seductive voices, their flowing guitars and soaring synths, all in an epic festivalesque maelstrom. They inhabit a world of sound, somewhere between Foster The People and Bon Iver, a land of eternal Summer, populated by spry songs of late nights ahead. In spite of not having released any material officially, music has already spread on blogs and Youtube. The band was formed in the Summer of 2012 and look forward to an exciting Winter with much more to come in the new year.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13120

Friday February 15, 2013 23:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am
Revolver

23:30

French Films (FI)
French Films is a five-piece indie rock band from Finland. Their music is often described as a mixture of sunny surf rock and new wave. The group got started in 2010 by putting couple of home demos on their myspace page, which led to a largely positive feedback and interest all over the world. In November 2010 the band released their first EP, “Golden Sea”, through Gaea Records. French Films released their debut album “Imaginary Future” in September 2011 which was particularly well received at radio. Known for their furious live performances, the band has so far been touring around Europe (UK, Germany, Holland and Scandinavia) and Japan and is now planning on visiting US and more Europe in the beginning of 2012.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13269

Friday February 15, 2013 23:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am
Cross Road club

23:30

God Seed
The will to grow. The god within man. The god within nature, and the will to reach one’s highest potential…
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God Seed came to life after King and Gaahl parted ways with Gorgoroth in 2009. Until then they had taken their infamous live performance to new heights playing sold out club shows and headlining some of the biggest festivals in Europe.
Since 2009 God Seed has been writing, arranging and composing material for their new album “I Begin”. The album was recorded at various locations in Oslo and Bergen during August 2011 – July 2012. The recording is organic, warm and focused around true musicianship and a desire to capture the atmosphere, energy and brutality expected from King and Gaahl. The album also introduces new elements in the shape of organs and electronic sounds. All in all, this is a unique album that has the ability to redefine a genre and usher in the next era of metal expression. It is an impressive achievement; a combination of the 70’s warmth and recording ideas combined with the pure audio holocaust that only these titans of Norwegian metal can deliver.
In order to make the album they wanted, God Seed could not only consist of King and Gaahl. A band that could handle the challenging, performance-level required, yet deliver the obvious “live” feeling that is captured in “I Begin” was a must. The lineup consists of; Sir (Djerv, Trelldom) on guitar, Kenneth Kapstad (Motorpsycho) on drums, Geir Bratland (Dimmu Borgir, Apoptygma Berzerk) on keyboard and Lost Kilman (Grimfist) on the guitar.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13272

Friday February 15, 2013 23:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am
Rockefeller

23:30

Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra (SE)
Goran is of Croatian heritage, but has grown up in Sweden in a family of musicians and artists. He has been for many years, a key player at the very core in the Swedish music scene. A sought after session player, touring musician, arranger and producer. Goran has performed with José Gonzales, Stina Nordenstam, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lester Bowie, The Soundrack of our Lives and many many others. He is a regular member of the bands Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra, Oddjob, Nacka Forum and Magnus Carlson and the Moon Ray Quintet. He was given the honour of composing and performing the music for the opening ceremony of Stockholm’s Museum of Modern Art in 2006. He’s written music for several movies and produced a number of albums including Titiyo’s latest album Hidden.
Kajfes debut “Home” (2001), where a mulitude of influences was mixed into an appealing and spicy brew established him as being at the forefront of crossover visionary jazz. The sequel, “Headspin” (2005) won the Swedish grammy award for best jazz album for the very same reasons. The success of these two releases took Kajfes around the world performing with his own band. His latest album “X/Y” has been a huge success and been voted the jazz album of the year in The Independent.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13243

Friday February 15, 2013 23:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

23:30

JJ (SE)
The Sincerely Yours signed Swedish duo JJ are serenity personified; strings, piano percussion and electronics all topped off with Elin Kastlander’s ethereal vocals.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13245

Friday February 15, 2013 23:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am
WiMP teltet

23:30

Noonie Bao (SE)
Hello. I am Noonie Bao.
It took me five years to complete my debut album, “i am noonie bao”. Why did it take so long, you may ask? I think I know why. Music needs time to grow, and I needed to experience a lot more in my life to enable me to get to this point.
My day job was to write songs for others. EMI Publishing signed me as a song writer in my late teens. Writing about myself in the way I’ve done on “i am noonie bao” was a very frightening process for me. Sitting by myself with these songs – I had not thought about other people listening to them. This was only something I became aware of gradually. Like for instance when I met Niek from the Belgian band Das Pop and he told me he wanted to release one of my songs. This lead to the single receiving top rotation on National radio in Belgium and some live shows around Europe, including one at David Lynch’s club Silencio in Paris. This was only last year and it didn’t take very long for Swedish National radio, blogs and major festivals to start picking up on my songs. Suddenly, I was being listened to by more people than just those I knew.
Who is Noonie Bao? – How do you answer a question like that?
In many ways, music is all I know. When I was really young I went on a lot of dates. Not my own, but my friends dates! Because all my friends thought I sang so sweet, they would bring me along with them to the woods, where they would make out with boys and I would became their soundtrack. This is where my interest in singing began.
“i am noonie bao” is therefore, in many ways, my own personal soundtrack over the last several years of my life. A soundtrack that I hope will touch you in a similar way to how the experiences I’m singing about have affected me.
Regards,
Noonie Bao
I AM NOONIE BAO will be released on Hybris on the 31st of October 2012.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12147

Friday February 15, 2013 23:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

23:30

Panamah (DK)
Over the last year Panamah have picked up continually increasing attention on the Danish music scene. In late 2010 they were labelled one-to-watch by Denmark’s biggest music magazine Gaffa and that was followed by the release of the single “Ikke for Sent”, that was pick of the week on national radio. This was followed by the singles “Et sted at stå”, “Blikket Opad”, “Ved Siden Af” and debut-album “Ud af Stilhed” in 2011 and massive airplay.
In the Summer 2012 Panamah released their new single “DJ Blues” which became a massive hit on the national radio and itunes charts. The massive airplay from the national radio and a couple of shows on national television resulted in the single went gold after a few months.
Panamah has received many praising remarks in regards to their unique and refreshing sound, as well as their take on the pop-genre influenced by different genres such as house, folk, electronica and traditional singer/songwriter. Topped by a soft distinct vocal sound and a song writing that refers to the traditional Nordic pop song-traditions.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13277

Friday February 15, 2013 23:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am
Stratos

00:00

Anja Kløve
Anja Kløve is a singer / songwriter from Bergen. Her music is rooted in rockabilly and the classic school of rock and roll, of the Wanda Jackson and Brenda Lee kind, with clear references to both PJ Harvey and the soundtracks to Tarantino movies. Anja’s playful lyrics are an appeal to live life to the full, but have serious undertones. by:Larm will be Anja’s first shows in Oslo and she’ll be backed by a full band.
Her debut album “Up for some fun” is released in Spring 2013 and is produced by the legendary HP Gundersun, who also features on guitar as well as guests Esau Pinto and Ivar Thormodsæter.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13280

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Gamla

00:00

Efterklang (DK)
Forever fascinated by the purest possibilities of sound, since forming in 2001 Efterklang have consistently adjusted their sonic modus operandi to suit very specific inspirations. The results the Danes have produced so far – most notably across three acclaimed albums, 2004’s “Tripper”, 2007’s “Parades” and 2010’s “Magic Chairs” – have each explored different directions, each an end product of remarkably studied songcraft and emotional resonance.
Their latest release (“Piramida”) on the reverred label 4AD is perhaps the bands finest to date. The album features guest appearances from Nils Frahm and Earl Harvin (Tundersticks) and took its start from a 9 day audio expedition to Svalbard in August 2011. Here Efterklang visited the ghost town Pyramiden (Piramida as it was called by the Russians that lived there until 1998) and collected more than a 1000 field recordings which was then used for the song-writing and recordings back home in Berlin.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12343

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

00:00

Hvitmalt Gjerde
Hvitmalt Gjerde are four boys from Bergen who play surf rock inspired by 60s pop, psych and garage rock who sing in their native Bergen dialect.
The band have already earned themselves quite a considerable fanbase with love from industry and the general public in equal measure with shows up and down the country and are a breath of fresh air for the Bergen music scene.
“Forget The Beach Boys, search for these on Soundcloud and hear how “Bergensk” is the perfect partner for angular surf-rock." – VG
Hvitmalt Gjerde are a band from the planet Mercury, brimming with confidence and self belief. The band began life in earnest in a left in suburban Bergen and are comprised of Johannes, Sturla, Jakob and Ørjan and are now looking outwards to the rest of Norway. They’ve already taken nascent steps beginning with shows at Hulen in Bergen, Trashpop in Kristiansand and Musikkfest in Oslo as well as festival appearances at Perifierifestivalen, Telle’s Sommerfest, Phonofestivalen and Ekstremsport Week in Voss. This is a band that is going to tour the world, but for the moment that most likely means we’ll hear and see quite a bit of them in Norway.
“I have a new favourite band… They can do no wrong right now.” – BT (major regional daily)

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11354

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Mono

00:00

Indians (DK)
Indians universe is magical, full of fables and (painful) love. The music is dreamy, with roots in the psychedelic folk, and fingers deep in today’s poetic and romantic topsoil.
Indians played their first concert in February 2012, they released two songs (“Magic Kids” and “New”) on 7" vinyl on their own label TWIMM Rec in April ’12.
“Their debut single caught our ears with the kind of pop that is hauntingly sophisticated. “Magic Kids” introduces us with a delicate instrumental establish with woven chimes and toll with a hint of melancholia." – NME

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13238

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

00:00

Johnossi (SE)
Johnossi release their new album in 2013 and will tour including a visit to by:Larm. The first single from the record will premiere on P3’s Gulda Gala show.
Since their 2005 debut, John Engelbert (guitar / vox) an Ossi Bonde (drums) have hammered, shredded and sweated their way to the top of the Scadinavian rock pile. Their most recent opus “Mavericks” (2010) took the band to a new level. The record won a Swedish Grammy, a P3 Gold prize and the single “What’s The Point” went platinum; a track which in fact ended up being one of the most played tracks on Norwegian radio having been playlisted for the better part of the second half of the year. Now three years down the track, they’re ready to do it all again.
Their as yet untitled fourth LP will be released on March 20 2013. The record was recorded in Stockholm this past Autumn and was produced and mixed by the band’s secret weapon Lasse Mårten, who also produced “Mavericks”. Also on board this time around were Bjørn Yttling (Lykke Li, Shout Out Louds, Peter Bjorn & John) and Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow) who were executive producers of sorts.
Johnossi have always been an acclaimed live proposition and are often admired for their on stage power and dynamism.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13251

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Sentrum Scene

00:00

Okkultokrati
Okkultokrati are an anti-social punk band who came from the same tape label Ormeyngel and gang Black Hole Crew who’ve produced bands such as Haust, Dark Times and several other now defunct bands. Okkultokrati released their debut album “No Light For Mass” on the Fysisk Format label to great acclaim in 2010 but that’s nothing compared to what will happen when people hear the follow-up “Snakereigns”.
Produced by the band and Emil Nikolaisen the record was released by Fysisk Format in October.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11352

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Last Train

00:00

Verdensrommet
VERDENSROMMET started in 2011 as a songwriting project of two school friends Andreas Høvset and Vetle Vik Gundersen, who were both entering their final year at high school in Telemark. After recording a demo, they decided to give it to Matias Tellez at his band, Young Dreams’ gig in Oslo that summer. He liked it, and invited Andreas and Vetle to Bergen to record the songs in his studio.
It was love at first sight when the 19-years-olds arrived in the west coast of Norway. Finishing high school normally means moving out to make it in the world, and it was no different for Verdensrommet. Bergen had to become the home base for them. The relationship with the music scene in the city and newly established Skogen Studios with Matias Tellez producing, 600 kilometers away from the established music business in Oslo, meant a lot to them.
The potential of the songs blossomed into a beautiful double-punch of space pop with Norwegian lyrics and they were joined by some of their best friends to make a complete band: Verdensrommet is now a five-piece band ready with an EP that is a serious letter of intent. Songs like “Sidelengs” and “Nytt” depart into a dream world where texture and timbre is as important as their trademark catchy hooks.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11091

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
WiMP Annex

00:00

Winhill/Losehill (SE)
“It’s extraordinarily good. A fantastic debut.” – 5/5 Niklas Wahllöf (DN) on Winhill/Losehill’s debut “Swing of Sorrow”.
The songs on their album “Swing Of Sorrow” are paeans to grief, and it’s process. It’s about losing a parent, love and loss and the will to continue to live in the face of heart stopping dispair.
’"What is happening [on stage] is remarkable. Weaknesses turn into strengths, lows into highs and the epic becomes minute. Winhill/Losehill are a complete package, confident, tight and yet there is room for them to take it even further." – 4/5 Po Tidholm (DN) on their Debasser Stockholm show.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12144

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Rockefeller Annex

00:30

Bottled in England (DK)
Bottled in England are a duo from Copenhagen (DK), generating a high-tension energy field of hand-played drum’n’bass and dubstep that fuses technical excellence with the fierceness and recklessness of cyberpunk. Since the very beginning, Bottled in England have been collaborating with the best vocalists, rappers and musicians from Denmark not least Silas Bjerregaard (Turboweekend), Maria Mortensen (Scarlet Chives) and Troels Abrahamsen (VETO). They made it big with warmly received appearances at Roskilde Festival (DK), Melkweg Amsterdam (NL), Waves Vienna (AUS), SPOT Festival (DK) and Fusion Festival (GER) and have toured most of Europe in 2012. After their show at SPOT Festival 2012 Germany’s Rolling Stone Magazine wrote: “You could dance the night away to the drum’n’bass from the hyped Bottled in England”.
On January 7th 2013 Bottled in England will release their second EP “Architect EP” (VME) and have already over 30 confirmed shows in Denmark and the rest of Europe. It is a band bringing something new to the table and they can create a live, high quality, bass-rave like nobody else.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11419

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
WiMP teltet

00:30

Ekkolodd
Ekkolodds’ music covers quite a spread of genres from dream pop to alt. rock, where beautiful noise and symphonic instrumentation meats soaring vocal melodies, delivered in their regional Gudbrandsdal dialect in a genre which they’re calling underwater pop. With inspirations as diverse of Radiohead, Jaga Jazzist and Dungen, atmosphere is something that is really important to this band, building layer upon layer of cool, aqueous noise.
The new Bergen label Klangkollektivet will release their debut full length in March 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12782

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Revolver

00:30

Howl Baby Howl (DK)
Howl Baby Howl are a Copenhagen based rock duo. They made their debut in 2009 with the garage rock shocker “There is no Team in Fuck You”. The sophomore album “Now the World Belongs to Us” (2010) is a more produced and polished piece, whilst maintaining the hook lines and sexy grooves that have become their trademark.
During the past couple of years, when not touring or recording with Raveonettes, Pinkonoizu, Marie Fisker, Chimes & Bells among others, Howl Baby Howl have found time to record an EP trilogy; “Kids of Chaos”, “Mountain of Pounding Pop” and “Summer of Shame”. On these the band took a more experimental, dogmatic approach ranging from psychedelic and pop ballads to pure, raw, clubbing rock.
The band are much loved in their homeland, and their music have been used in a number of TV shows and commercials in the US. A Howl Baby Howl show is an intense and unique garage rock experience you don’t wanna miss!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13258

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Cross Road club

00:30

Lay Low (IS)
Starting life as a pianist and bassist she has since gone on to play keys for Benny Crespo’s band and subsequently found her own voice in blues and honky tonk, with a little help from producer Liam Watson. Even though her music is a new take on a much established genre, her sound is one that is truly her own.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13299

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

00:30

MØ (DK)
MØ is the moniker of twenty three year old Danish R&B superstar in the making, Karen Marie Ørsted, an art student by day in her native Denmark. She’s already toured the US and UK, supporting Purity Ring amongst others MØ is now in the process of finishing off her debut album with Danish producer Ronni Vindahl (Jenny Wilson, Boom Clap Bachelors etc.).
She switches effortlessly between electro, soul, urban and indie pop, with the influential Danish music mag Soundvenue hailing her has one of the domestic debuts they’re looking forward to most. MØ recently delivered three killer shows at CMJ in New York and a host of online attention has followed since, not least from Pitchfork.
MØ is signed to Sony in Scandinavia and her debut album is planned for early 2013, in the meanwhile two exciting titbits in ’Pilgrim" and “Maiden” are doing the rounds online.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12185

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Stratos

00:30

Shining
Shining to premiere new album “One One One” at by:Larm!
When Shining released their 5th studio album, “Blackjazz”, they took the whole world by surprise. They had discovered a new black gold that no one knew existed: Free jazz and metal combined into a new industrial alloy. As a result, Blackjazz was hailed by all sides of the music scene, from The New York Times, through Metal Hammer, to Pitchfork.
In 2011, the term “Blackjazz” was further solidified by their marvelous and high octane live DVD aptly named “Live Blackjazz”. Now three years later, their unique Frankenstein’s creature has thoroughly been established as a whole new genre in a musical world starved for inventiveness.
This year, by:Larm has the great honor of being host for a very special Blackjazz event: The Norwegian jazz metal band will premiere their upcoming album One One One in full for the very first time, two months before the album itself will even be heard by the public!
“One One One” was written by the father of “Blackjazz”, saxophone superman Jørgen Munkeby (only referred to as “Munkeby” in Shining’s militaristicly strict terms), in his studio in Oslo and in studios in Los Angeles. The album was recently mixed and mastered in Hollywood this January by Sean Beavan and Tom Baker, both of which has been paramount in the creation of the sounds of Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson for the last 20 years. They both worked on “Blackjazz” and “Live Blackjazz”, so we expect nothing less this time around!
First single, “I Won’t Forget”, will be out on Universal in Norway February 8th. It’s a rocker like they’ve never rocked before! So there will at least be one song you’ve heard before this very special event with an extraordinary and unique band. The rest will remain a well-kept secret until you get to hear it for yourself live this evening.
“A study in coordinated whiplash.”
-The New York Times
“This is one of the most assaultive, addictive albums around”
-Allmusic.com
“Some radioactive alloy of jazz and black metal”
-The New York Times
“During the ’90s and the aughts, Norway established itself as a hot spot in both the jazz and metal undergrounds. So as we enter a new decade, it seems fitting that the country would spew forth a head-turning record that attempts to meld those two aesthetics: Blackjazz.”
-Time Out New York (“Stars of 2010”)
www.shining.no
Upcoming releases:
Single I Won’t Forget: Feb 8th (Universal)
Brand new album One One One: April 12th (Universal)

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13283

Saturday February 16, 2013 00:30am - 01:30
Rockefeller

01:00

Cazadores
With their ambitious and catchy rock songs, Cazadores have in a very short space of time managed to pick up some heavy rotation at radio whilst simultaneously building a very strong live following in Norway and are now being touted as one of the country’s most exciting breakthrough artists. The band’s music can be compared to the likes of The Strokes, Killers, Kings Of Leon and throughout 2012 the band have lived up to the hype, a unique and powerful live band who have really delivered on stage at a whole host of Norway’s festivals. Expect massive choruses, moody ballads and a rather special atmosphere when the band from Tromsø takes to the stage.
Cazadores have two releases so far and anticipation is building to the arrival of their first full length, slated for March 2013.
Cazadores are currently B-liste at P3 with the title track of their last EP “Islands”.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11149

Saturday February 16, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
Gamla

01:00

Oslo Ess
Oslo Ess released their second studio album “Verden på Nakken, Venner i Ryggen” on the 17th of August only 18th months after their highly rated and Spellemann nominated debut "Uleste Bøker og Utgåtte Sko”. The album went in at number 1 in the charts and in 2012 the band set a Norwegian record for 200 shows in 365 days.
“Now we’re really motoring. We’ve approaced the record with far less in the way of boundaries and ended up with a much richer, varied record. This time around the song writing was a much more collaborative effort and that has been a really positive process. And in spite of all this we’ve been on the road much more than we’ve been at home this past year.” – Åsmund Lande, load vocals
Oslo Ess began life as a plaything for four mates back in 2007 but became a band proper as recently as 2010. After only their second show they were booked to Oslo’s Øya festival in 2010 as a totally unknown and unsigned band. The next Summer saw them rack up the festival bookings and were perhaps the busiest band in Norway that Summer, which saw them make a triumphant return to Øya. This time they headlined the second stage which indicates how far they’ve really come. The debut album was in the top 40 for 15 weeks and they’ve been playlisted on and off (mostly on) at P3 ever since.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13249

Saturday February 16, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
Sentrum Scene

01:00

Truls
Truls Heggero has for over a decade been known as the voice of Lukestar, one of Norway’s best and longest serving indie bands. In 2012 the band decided to call it a day, but Truls didn’t need long before he was ready with his solo debut. Instead of treading the well known indie path, his fantastic voice will now shine in a soundscape with dabs of soul, electro and sophisticated R&B.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13271

Saturday February 16, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

01:00

Ulige Numre (DK)
Ulige Numre are in many ways perhaps the Danish Håkan Hellström, and have in a spectacularly short space of time amassed a veritable army of fans in Denmark. The band’s debut E.P. afforded them accolades and acclaim in equal measure, as a result of which expectations for their L.P. are sky high. Indie kids of Norway take note, for you this is the must see show of the festival.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12461

Saturday February 16, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
WiMP Annex

01:30

Alina Devecerski (SE)
This year’s most talked about debut artist in Sweden is without a doubt twenty eight year old Alina Devecerski from Sundbyberg in Stockholm. Her monster Summer hit “Flytta på dej” was absolutely massive in 2012, totally inescapable in her native Sweden and not far off that in Norway either.
This mind-bogglingly catchy track is a kind of Veronica Maggio but for the dance-floor if you will, with a touch of either Familjen or Maskinen or perhaps both. Alina describes the track as “a deal between ying and yang, a clash between the good and bad sides that we all have.”
Alina Devecerski is signed to EMI and her second single is now also playlisted by P3, with her Oslo debut coming at by:Larm 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13254

Saturday February 16, 2013 01:30am - 02:00
WiMP teltet

01:30

Bowandarrow
Having opened for Destroyer, played Øya’s club night, been selected as an Urørt artist of the week and an appearance at Trondheim Calling, the stage is now set for BOWANDARROW. Her melancholy noise-pop is built on the foundations of, according Amazing Radio, her “absolutely gorgeous voice” and her demos have found much favour with the tastemakers whilst we all wait for debut album to be finished.
She is going to have a busy week at by:Larm, as well as her official show you can catch her at an acoustic show for industry bible Gaffa, Hove’s battle of the bands and at her record company’s label night at Tilt.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12583

Saturday February 16, 2013 01:30am - 02:00
Cross Road club

01:30

Nause (SE)
For every Swedish hopeful to emerge amid the age of global hysteria towards electronic music, few can boast of the heights attained by fast rising duo Nause. Both in their early twenties and united by the same vision and passion for house music that consumed their teenage years, their inauguration to Universal music and the global dance scene alike has marked a journey of intensely focused talent and considerable enthusiasm for all-embracing music.
In a short but sharp sweep, the budding duo has already proven their worth on many levels. Debuting for Universal Music with “Made Of” – their first essential stab a the charts and airwaves alike – double-barreled label follow-up “Mellow” and its vocal remodel “Hungry Hearts” for 2012 have established a strong sense of consistency to this hotly tipped duo. Preserving their knack emotional resonance and uplifting melodic hallmarks alongside such high profile remix duties for Kaskade, Rebecca & Fiona and Eric Turner alike, it is fair to say that their status as Scandinavia’s best-kept secret is close to being shot-down.
Leaping from the underground club scene of their native Stockholm into a series of online collaborative efforts, childhood friends Jacob Criborn and Leonard Scheja would find themselves bonded by a passion and hunger to make new waves in the familiar tides of Swedish dance culture. Each donning their own unique talents to the table in the early days of their live and studio collaborations, what started as a part-time flare of enthusiasm in the studio would soon become the life and breath of their day-to-day lives.
Matching the excitement of their studio triumphs with a glowing presence on the Swedish festival circuit, explosive homeland appearances at Way Out West, Summerburst, Hultsfred and an exclusive appearance for Carlsberg’s “Where’s The Party” concept for 2012 have successfully set in motion a reputation for unforgettable live shows that echoes the energy of their productions.
Already penciling in their debut American tour for winter 2012 and a third original single for Universal entitled “This Is The Song”, the duos melodic and versatile approach to their craft continues to serve quality and excitement at every turn. Far from resting on their laurels quite yet, the future looks sure to prove that Nause are made of something integral for European dance music and the wider industry alike.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13247

Saturday February 16, 2013 01:30am - 02:00
Stratos

02:00

Tako Lako (DK)
Named “one of Denmark’s hottest up & coming acts” by MTV, Tako Lako’s visionary mix of trashy world beats and psychedelic gypsy tunes has swept away European audiences. Having already achieved cult status in Scandinavia and the UK, and with an impressive roster of shows that include critically acclaimed performances at Glastonbury Festival, Roskilde Festival, Mundial and many more, Tako Lako have wowed critics and fans with their intoxicating live performances and grandiose attitude. Tako Lako isn’t all fun and games however; their newly released debut “Through the Mud” (Sony Music, 2012) is a dark, critically acclaimed gem of an album, exploring lyrical themes of cultural identity and nostalgia within a unique musical landscape. Expect the unexpected with the full-tilt sensory explosion that is Tako Lako.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13261

Saturday February 16, 2013 02:00am - Tuesday February 5, 2013 02:30am
WiMP Annex

02:30

LCMDF (FI)
LCMDF’s first record “LOVE & NATURE” got the band an international deal with Sony Publishing. The band has played on many bigger international festivals like Rock En Seine, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Frequency, Melt, Pohoda, The Great Escape and Low Cost Festival, and industry festivals like Eurosonic, Popkomm, Berlin Music Festival, MAMA, Transmusical de Rennes, Iceland Airwaves, Spot Festival and Musiikki ja Media. They have opened for acts such as Robyn, Sleigh Bells, The Wombats, Two Door Cinema Club and 30 Seconds to Mars.
LCMDF have collaborated with producer Dave “Switch” Taylor on the single “Something Golden”. Switch is know for his work with M.I.A, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Santigold.
In 2012 the band started their own label Fan Recordings. During over the 2012-2013 period LCMDF will release their “Mental Health Trilogy” through Fan Recordings. The Trilogy consist of three EPs “Mental Health Pt.1, Pt.2 and Pt. 3”. In the end there will be a physical release that contains all the three EPs.
“Mental Health Pt.1” was released world wide on 29.10.2012

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13241

Saturday February 16, 2013 02:30am - 03:00
WiMP teltet
 
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18:00

Morten Myklebust
The name Morten Myklebust has been an ever present name in the Norwegian scene in the last couple of years, but he’s still a relatively unknown proposition to Joe Public. The main reason for this is that he’s spent most of this time working as a songwriter for several other Norwegian artists, all the while working on his debut album for the past five years. It finally saw the light of day in 2012, and was received warmly by the press. The single “Away” was A-listed on P1 (Norwegian equivalent of BBC Radio 2). Live he’s charming and funny, which is a welcome contrast to his melancholy tunes. In the past he’s collaborated with amongst others Susanne Sundfør and Christel Alsos, and he will release his second album later in 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13287

Saturday February 16, 2013 18:00pm - 18:30
Mono

19:30

Statoilstipendet feat. Bernhoft & Friends in concert
The Statoil award was set up by Statoil in association with by:Larm. It is awarded every year to an artist that plays at by:Larm and the prize takes the form of a million kroner stipend that goes towards funding the international plot for winning act. This year’s winner will chosen at Sentrum Scene at 8pm and the event will include a set from last year’s winner – Jarle Bernoft.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13318

Saturday February 16, 2013 19:30pm - 21:30
Sentrum Scene

20:00

Valgeir Sigurðsson (IS)
Valgeir Sigurðsson is a composer, producer, engineer, musician and founder of Greenhouse Studios and the Bedroom Community record label, based in Reykjavík, Iceland. He has released three solo albums (“Ekvílibríum”, “Dreamland” and “Architecture of Loss”) and has collaborated artists such as Björk, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, CocoRosie, Feist, Damon Albarn, The Kronos Quartet, Nico Muhly, Ben Frost and many many others. Valgeir has composed music for film, stage and dance and his work has been performed by The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, The Chiara String Quartet and others.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13246

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:00pm - Thursday February 14, 2013 20:30pm
Kulturkirken Jakob

20:00

Boska
Boska first let the world head his bass orientated house during Tromsø’s Insomnia festival in 2010 and shortly thereafter dropped a bunch of remixes and original tracks alike for Mental Overdrive’s much respected Love OD Communications imprint. After being picked up by Red Bull for their prestigious Music Academy event in Madrid in 2011 his career took on a distinctly international flavour, “Sicka” a collaboration with Asma Maroof (Nguzunguzu, M.I.A) followed picking up a feature on Pitchfork. His next release and EP entitled “Without Love” took the blogosphere by storm, picking up posts from L.A. to Estonia and received a glowing review from electronica bible Resident Advisor and the video a premiere on XLR8R. With a high-octane live show, improvised around his original tracks and delivered on both electronics and live instruments he made his mark in clubs across Europe with killer shows in Madrid, Cologne, London, Berlin and Stockholm amongst others. At last year’s Øya festival Lot Lot presented club show he debuted an all new live show, now featuring visuals from Petra Hermanová. Axel Boman picked up a track for his Studio Barnhus label and soon after had Julio Bashmore dropping it on BBC Radio 1’s In New Music We Trust Show. This past Autumn saw another EP entitled “Submarine/Behave” on a new London label curated by the one and only Capracara.
Boska is currently splitting his time between Oslo and Berlin and maintains a hectic international touring schedule all the while producing a tracks for a host of new releases.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12905

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Jaeger

20:00

Colleagues (SE)
Colleagues, is the kind of music you never want to stop listening to. A sound that is swept up in their seductive voices, their flowing guitars and soaring synths, all in an epic festivalesque maelstrom. They inhabit a world of sound, somewhere between Foster The People and Bon Iver, a land of eternal Summer, populated by spry songs of late nights ahead. In spite of not having released any material officially, music has already spread on blogs and Youtube. The band was formed in the Summer of 2012 and look forward to an exciting Winter with much more to come in the new year.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13120

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Rockefeller Annex

20:00

Dagens ungdom
Dagens Ungdom play clean, undistorted guitar pop with significance attached to melody and harmony. Think The Go-Betweens, Talking heads, Teenage Fanclub, The Smiths etc.
The band opened for Bear In Heaven at Blå in June 2012 and are currently in the studio.
Watch this space.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13235

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
Mono

20:00

Delay Trees (FI)
Delay Trees were formed late 2007 in Hämeenlinna, Southern Finland.
Since 2009 Delay Trees have released two EP’s and albums – “Soft Construction EP” (2009), self-titled debut album (2010), “Before I Go Go EP” (2011) and “Doze” (2012).
Since their first release Delay Trees have been enthusiastically received all over the world, with their music reaching audiences in the USA, Germany & Japan.
The band have been tagged as cinematic pop, shoegaze, kraut pop, slowcore, postrock, ambient pop and indie rock. Delay Trees feel dream-pop comes closest to describing their sound.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13263

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:00pm - 20:30
WiMP Annex

20:30

Anja Kløve
Anja Kløve is a singer / songwriter from Bergen. Her music is rooted in rockabilly and the classic school of rock and roll, of the Wanda Jackson and Brenda Lee kind, with clear references to both PJ Harvey and the soundtracks to Tarantino movies. Anja’s playful lyrics are an appeal to live life to the full, but have serious undertones. by:Larm will be Anja’s first shows in Oslo and she’ll be backed by a full band.
Her debut album “Up for some fun” is released in Spring 2013 and is produced by the legendary HP Gundersun, who also features on guitar as well as guests Esau Pinto and Ivar Thormodsæter.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13280

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

20:30

Anna Von Hausswolff (SE)
I don’t know what you expect from a new record by Anna von Hausswolff. More of those gothic, dark and fragile ballad-atmospheres marking her debut album “Singing from the Grave”? A series of easy-hummed melodies adapted to contemporary pop radio formats? Or something more adventureous, dangerous, unpredictable?
The latter quality has always been there, since Anna von Hausswolff started to do solo performances in and around Gothenburg in 2007: the powerful, contradictory and ambiguous expressions that made the songs take unsuspected routes.
But on “Ceremony” this particular freedom has come to the forefront and very centre of the music. It’s a radical change making both the songs and the sounds bigger, wider, deeper, sharper, more transient. It’s like the music went up in the air, travelling in its own balloon. You can hear it in the fabulous ending of ”Goodbye”, where the harmonies are reaching higher and higher, step by step, in the song’s own ascension.
Strange that nobody has tried it before: using the church organ as the main instrument and focus point in pop music. As soon as you hear it, for example in the compelling Beach Boys harmonies that make the foundation of the song ”Mountains Crave”, the organ sounds become a music room of fortune and luck. Yes, a fantastic sense of freedom is established and captured, and the church organ turns out to be the perfect synthesizer, a phantasy machine with unlimited capacities for different expressions.
To categorize this music by genre terms seems just stupid. The whole point is that the songs allow themselves to be everything at once, and the church organ is the one confirmation of this complexity and immediate sense of presence.”It’s all there, it’s all there”, Anna von Hausswolff sings, and that’s how it is: All different times are present, the baroque world that gave birth to the chorals of JS Bach and the defused darkness where the extented and raw drone sounds get their power, and these different worlds meet in astounding ways.
The music says that we are all ambiguous creatures, and that’s the feeling I’ve had, walking around in months, with these songs in my ears. The songs move without hindrance, from one state of mind to the other, and have a remarkable capacity to fuse with the landscape or the room. There’s a sense of trust and a listening to the changes of light and time, that make the music strong and grand. It changes incessantly, it’s completely free.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13312

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

20:30

French Films (FI)
French Films is a five-piece indie rock band from Finland. Their music is often described as a mixture of sunny surf rock and new wave. The group got started in 2010 by putting couple of home demos on their myspace page, which led to a largely positive feedback and interest all over the world. In November 2010 the band released their first EP, “Golden Sea”, through Gaea Records. French Films released their debut album “Imaginary Future” in September 2011 which was particularly well received at radio. Known for their furious live performances, the band has so far been touring around Europe (UK, Germany, Holland and Scandinavia) and Japan and is now planning on visiting US and more Europe in the beginning of 2012.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13269

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
WiMP teltet

20:30

Ich Bin Nintendo
Ich Bin N!ntendo are a fresh young in-your-face-improv-noise-punk-trio. The hard working Oslo based band released their debut LP in October 2012 via the Va Fongool label. In the Spring of 2012 the band got sometime Sonic Youth collaborator Mats Gustafsson (winner of the Nordisk Råd music prize in 2011) along to a show at Chateau Neuf. The meeting was to prove a fruitful one and has resulted in a record which musically can be described as the meeting point between free jazz and grindcore, a ground breaking record that truly pushes the boundaries of what music can be.
Norwegian noise luminary Lasse Marhaug was brought in on mixing and mastering duties. He was given carte blanche to do as he pleased with the raw material he was presented with and the result is a record which already powerful enough in raw form has been honed and perfected to be as immense and as “in your face” as it could absolutely possibly be.
“It ain’t soundtrack music to your first kiss, or music you jog to, or music for sweet dreams. It’s a tad bit headache music, and bit o’ revolutionary music.” -Essi Tam, Bad Sounds Magazine

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12625

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Revolver

20:30

Kid Astray
In 2007 guitarist Alex Meek and pianist Benjamin Giørtz started playing together in their spare time. This turned out to be the foundation of a long lasting collaboration. Whilst experimenting with both multiple different musical genres and different band-members, they settled upon the pop/rock-sound they have today. The first two people to join the duo were vocalist Elizabeth Wu and bassist Håkon Carlin, although playing guitar at the time, through a school project. In August 2010 the temporary quartet with no name met up with drummer Jakob Bechmann and guitarist Even Steine forming the band “Made in China”. After much debate following the fact that there already existed a band under the same name, the name was changed to Kid Astray.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13040

Saturday February 16, 2013 20:30pm - 21:00
Rockefeller

21:00

Aslak Hartberg's The Fuzz
The wider public will know him as Alis from Klovner i Kamp. Jazz aficionados will remember him as the bassist from Shining and Jon Eberson Quartet, Now, ten years after his previous release, he is back with a project which putting it very simply, is a bit of a roundup of what he’s been up to musically in the interim. Get ready for sampled beats, massive synths and experimental basslines, but not without some catchy licks of course. There are two reference points that are clear as day here: Kanye West and Miles Davis. Davis’ 1985 release “Tutu” is a record that Hartberg always points to in interviews. A record where Miles Davis has a field day over the contemporary programed backing tracks by producer Marcus Miller. Likewise Kanye, the boundary breaking hip-hop producer was also a key role model for the project. With some wacky programming, dancey beats and nigh on shameless use if taboo effects like autotune and ostentatious 80s sound West is an obvious inspiration. Aslak Hartberg is a composer and author as well as a rapper and a bassist. He’s won Spellemann awards for both his work with Klovner i Kamp and the rock band Yoga Fire. He also won a prestigious Alarm prize with Shinning, TONO’s Edvard award for best film soundtrack for his performance at the Kosmorama Trondheim international film festival in 2008. He’s done soundtracks for films such as ”Kompani Orheim”, ”I et speil i en gåte”, ”Keeper’n til Liverpool” and ”Tatt av kvinnen” as well as the Danish TV series “Pakten”.
The line-up on the record is Sjur Miljeteig (trumpet), Bugge Wesseltoft (keys) and Aslak Hartberg (bass, vocals and other instruments).

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12877

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

21:00

Eva & Manu (FI)
Eva & Manu look like they might finish each other’s sentences. In an endearing way, they often look to each other before answering a question. Eva Louhivuori and Manu Laudic are a couple, of course. They met at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and two years into their degrees decided to run away together.
In France, where Manu is from, they bought a camper van and went on an adventure. They drove around Southern Europe, working on farms, sleeping in barns for seven months. Not so much to earn a living as to gain material for their songs.
Their eponymous debut album is the fruit of their travels. It’s a collection of songs that start off like soft acoustic singer-songwriter folk melodies, and grow into epic songs reminiscent of classic alternative rock, or even progressive end of Seventies rock music.
Sometimes you can hear the ghosts they encountered driving through the ancient Tuscan vineyards:
Eva & Manu’s album was released in Finland through Warner Music in August 2012. The album charted at No. 8 on the national TOP-50 album chart. Their gigs have been sold out almost everywhere they go and people fall in love with their music and story, one by one.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13265

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Gamla

21:00

Heksed
Heksed deliver intense metallic hardcore in the same vein as Converge and Trap Them and perhaps not to far from the likes of Gallows or Gehenna are doing: for fans of drum acrobatics and pugnacious guitars.
In the Autumn of 2011 they released their eponymous debut which was followed last year with and EP in November entitled “Plague Embrace” on UK label Thirty Days Of Night, both attracted rather favourable reviews.
Heksed have played shows over the last year in Sweden, Denmark, England, Belgium and at home in Norway alongside bands such as Integrity, Dead Swans, Oathbreaker and Allocation.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11336

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Rockefeller Annex

21:00

Karin Park
Karin Park is electro-goth royalty who’s career took off in 2004 in Norway, originally as a pop artist. Her debut album and single “Superworldunknown” was a huge success and won a Norwegian Grammy for “Best Newcomer” and was also nominated “Best Norwegian song of all time” by national radio channel P3 and the magazine Spririt.
After the release of “Superworldunknown” and her second album “Change Your Mind” in 2006 Karin decided to explore all her musical possibilities and her music developed from light pop to deep alternative/electro/pop with darker lyrics. This was shown on her third album “Ashes To Gold” (2009).
Now Karin Park performs live together with her brother David Park who plays drums, bass and effects at the same time! Karin and David recently supported Azari & III and SBTRKT on their European tour dates.
In 2011 Karin released her 4th album “Highwire Poetry” produced by Christoffer Berg (Fever Ray and The Knife) and Barry Barnett. The album and singles have gotten amazing reviews from the likes of The Sun [UK], The Sunday Times [UK], Bergen Avisen [NO] and the Guardian [UK], and have also been getting regular radio support from BBC Radios Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Jo Whiley, Jen Long and Chris Hawkins.
Quotes:
“This fabulous slice of sepulchral electro-pop from the Swede is a must for fans of Robyn and the Knife.”
- Sunday Times Culture
“Those moments of stunning, dark pop like Restless make this album special”
- The Sun
“Moody electronica from the Swedish electo-goth”
- Sunday Times Style
“Karin Park turns her unique outlook on life into big throbbing electronica as shown by Restless’”
- Guardian
“The Swedish artist Karin Park is reminiscent of Robyn in her flair for the catchy melodies, or The Knife and Björk in more demanding electronic tunes. But the universe is her own, “Highwire Poetry” is Dangerously good! with fascinating images of passion and danger in a dark world.” - Bergen Avisen – Album Review 5/6
Karin is also big within the fashion scene and recently did a fashion shoot for Swarovski Crystallized 2012 look book with jewellery created by some of fashion’s biggest designer names, and was also featured by the world’s number one Luxury designer site Net A Porter earlier this year with over 3.5 million subscribers.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12151

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Jaeger

21:00

Man The Machetes
In a matter of two years, Man the Machetes has gone from playing small venues in their former hometown, Trondheim, to playing festivals like Pstereo and Hove, being awarded Ukas Urørt by the NRK P3 (which is the Norwegian equivalent of BBC Introducing) and warming up for bands like Gallows.
Starting out as five friends in an old German bunker, wanting to play the music they love, they soon started mixing elements of hardcore, Rock n’ Roll, metal and pop to create unique party tunes sparkling with energy. In August 2012, they took the next step, going to Toronto, Canada, to work with producer Eric Ratz on their upcoming album, scheduled for release in January 2013. Eric Ratz has previously worked with bands like Billy Talent, Cancer Bats and Comeback Kid, and he provided the experience and skills needed to make it a truly great debut album.
Live the band has made itself heard, building a reputation as an energetic and dedicated bunch, always giving their best. The vocalist Christopher I. is often seen wriggling on the floor at the end of shows, screaming his guts out at everyday stupidity.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13276

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
WiMP Annex

21:00

Solen (SE)
Solen plays pop music. The music smells of 90s pop music and does not try to cheer anyone up. There’s not much to say about Solen than it’s the sound of indifference. Four 20ish-year old men living in Stockholm, not knowing what they want to do with their lives. The members are all ex-jazzmusicians who got tired of playing jazz and on arty clubs and wanted to do the opposite. Well they didn’t really want anything at all but they had to try something else. And the result is Solen. Fuck it.
They have played at every single club/venue in Stockholm in a two years period. This Summer they held an illegal concert (Solen as the only band) under a bridge in Stockholm and more than 800 people came. I think that says a lot of how popular we are in Stockholm.
They have recorded two albums and one EP in Dubious Studios (Moneybrother, Håkan Hellström, Markus Krunegård, Those Dancing Days, etc). The second album “Ossians sånger” is being mixed as we speak by Max Måns Wikman (Those Dancing Days etc).

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12770

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
Mono

21:00

Synne Sanden
Synne Sanden is only 22 years old, but she’s already managed to make a name for herself on the Norwegian music scene with her debut album “When Nobody’s Around”. The music can be described as pop electronica with hints of jazz, and she might remind people of both Silje Nergaard and Anja Garbarek at times. But Sanden is without a doubt first and foremost her own woman, and shortly after by:Larm her sophomore effort will be released.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12763

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:00pm - 21:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

21:30

Bugge presenterer: Isabel Sörling Farvel (SE/NO)
Isabel Sörling Farvel are ready to showcase Oslo their energetic music. This Swedish band gives us forward thinking jazz delivered with great distinction. With great charisma and an unwavering de- termination to make music without compromise.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13315

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

21:30

Cockroach Agenda
The glory days of relentless poser-disposing THRASH METAL have returned with a vengeance! The flag of hate is again held high towards a perfect nuclear horizon and only one pulse rises from the remains of the west coast of Norway. Cockroach Agenda stand as sole survivors after a magnificent demo release with a 2-track single on Friday the 13th of April 2012.
The tracks “Armies of Spite” and “Undying Sphere” reveal a band removing themselves from the surface-dwellers of 2012 and instead opening the graves of the glorious days of metal. While other bands write songs about their boyfriends, Cockroach Agenda wants you dead. There will be no escape. Thrash ’till Death!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13115

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Revolver

21:30

CTM (DK)
Cæcilie Trier has with her new main project, CTM, once again proven herself to be one of the most interesting voices and musicians from Denmark. Her musical CV is amazing: Playing cello in the critically acclaimed Choir of Young Believers, being the créateur of Chimes & Bells and playing in Le Fiasko and the experimental group, Valby Vokalgruppe.
CTM is Cæcilie Trier’s new solo project and with CTM another path in her creative mind is revealed. The tunes of CTM are danceable with distinct vocals and likeable beats wrapped in an adventurous production. The percussive elements and the synth arrangements are at once a homage to the musical stars of the early eighties: Avantgarde artists like Laurie Anderson one side and on the other side icons like Leonard Cohen and Michael Jackson.
CTM has already gained international attention with the track “Jewel”. The music blog No Fear of Pop – part of the world wide ADHoc network wrote the following words of praise: “CTM has all the attributes to become just another globally cherished Scandinavian pop darling”.
The debut of CTM, the EP “Variations”, was released in Scandinavia in end November 2012 and received a lot of praise. Large Danish Daily, Politiken, gave CTM 5 stars and wrote: “It broadens the scope of Danish pop… It is seldom that you are pleased so much by an EP”
“Variations” consists of 5 upbeat songs recorded during the summer of 2012 together with Tambourhinoceros co-founder, Oh No Ono member and mixer, Aske Zidore. The result is marvelous and has a compelling vibe to it.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13268

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Stratos

21:30

Equicez
Equicez are back! El Axel and Cast have long solo careers behind them and are back together with a new video for the track entitled “Hardcore Encore”.
The pair are currently hard at work on the follow up to their critically acclaimed “State Of Emergency” which won a Spellemann award for best hip-hop in 2003 and went on to sell over 15,000 copies.
The new record is out in February via the Knickerfritt imprint with distribution from EMI.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13248

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Rockefeller

21:30

Ludvig Moon
Ludvig Moon is the on-stage moniker of one Anders Magnor Killerud, a twenty-two year old from Hamar. When he was ten he got his first guitar Anders has been writing and recording all sorts of songs ever since. Now twelve years down the track after playing with a bunch of bands, most recently Team Me, he’s ready to step into the limelight as a solo artist. This past Autumn he’s been in the studio as well as doing his first public solo shows. His music isn’t particularly genre specific but it is fair to say that he’s pretty keen on Nick Drake, Judee Sill, My Bloody Valentine and Sufjan Stevens musically.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12692

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

21:30

Urban Cone (SE)
From time to time, there’ll come along someone a little younger, a bit more talented and a bit better looking. In 2010, Urban Cone entered our world and nothing will ever be the same again. Just scratching the surface, you’ll find kind of “perfect” pop music. Go deeper and you´ll discover something very unique.
Urban Cone chose a surprisingly “old school” route to success, sending their demo to a record company, Universal Music, in early 2011. After that, things started happening quickly. The label showed up backstage after a show in Stockholm and shortly after, the band was in a studio recording its first EP, with a renowned producer. After recording the first EP, the band chose to record and produce themselves instead, literally in Rasmus Flyckts living room. The main reason was a strong wish to maintain complete control of their music.
Two successful EPs later it’s time for a new chapter of the Urban Cone saga.
The debut album “Our Youth” is made up of songs written during the often difficult teenage years and brings up topics like city life and alienation. The album sums up a phase one might look back on with some nostalgia, but is happy to be over and done with.
Musically, it’s a journey through past and present, never losing track of the melody. Raw lyrics full of heart and soul are combined with many layered, thought-through musical landscapes.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12241

Saturday February 16, 2013 21:30pm - 22:00
WiMP teltet

22:00

Altmodisch (DK)
Indietronica is not dead. Copenhagen natives Altmodisch are a shining example that the genre is still alive and well. The band deliver the dictionary definition of the genre, referencing indietronica pioneers The Notwist (GER), The Electric Presidents (US) and fellow danes Efterklang. Two years ago they released their debut full length which was awarded a rather solid five stars by Scandinavian industry bible GAFFA:
“Altmodisch deliver at a consistently and impressively high level from start to finish. This powerful and evocative collection of songs can’t fail to make a lasting impression on all who are lucky enough to hear it.”
Now this indietronica five-piece are ready with their follow up. Altmodisch’s second work, entitled “Watches For Asleep” was recorded with Århus’s Flemming Bloch who’s previously worked with such luminaries as Massive Attack and Under Byen.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12040

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Jaeger

22:00

Ekkolodd
Ekkolodds’ music covers quite a spread of genres from dream pop to alt. rock, where beautiful noise and symphonic instrumentation meats soaring vocal melodies, delivered in their regional Gudbrandsdal dialect in a genre which they’re calling underwater pop. With inspirations as diverse of Radiohead, Jaga Jazzist and Dungen, atmosphere is something that is really important to this band, building layer upon layer of cool, aqueous noise.
The new Bergen label Klangkollektivet will release their debut full length in March 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12782

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

22:00

Fela
As well as his solo career Fela also makes up one quarter of Oslo band Breaknecks and one half of duo Degos. His debut album “D.U.R.E.” was released on October 12 2012 by Break Records in partnership with EMI Norway.
The first single “WPYTM” (or Who Passed You The Mic) was released in January of last year and found plenty of love at radio not least from NRK’s Lydverket show as well as picking up some healthy stats on Youtube. The follow up “Damn” featuring BadCase also did rather well, not least in part due to its rock crossover sound and hilarious video.
With his backing band – BadCase – Fela makes for a pretty spectacular live proposition, effortlessly switching between serious songs and party tunes that get the room really moving. This is a show that the audience won’t be forgetting any time soon!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12213

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Rockefeller Annex

22:00

Frøy Aagre Electric
Sax player and composer Frøy Aagre has exhilarated audiences the world over with her unmistakable sound and unique ability to combine the beautiful and accesible with more complex and off kilter ideas.
Aagre has now taken her first tentative steps in the the world of electronics, embarking on a new project with drummer Jonas Barsten Johnsen and Andreas Ulvo, who is one of Norway’s most in demand keyboard players, who has previously worked with the likes of Mathias Eick, Shining, Thom Hell and Jarle Bernhoft. After nine years performing live as an acoustic quartet, Aagre and Ulvo have expanded and developed their sound taking in a wide range of influences from other genres along picking up ideas from Radiohead, Bon Iver and Steve Reich along the way.
Frøy’s third album “Cycle Of Silence” was released in 2010 by the respected German imprint ACT and was internationally critically acclaimed, leading to sold out tours in Germany, England, India and Australia.
“Aagre’s composing leaves an impression that ripples on long after the disc has stopped spinning.” – The Guardian

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12881

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

22:00

Mona & Maria
Mona & Maria are a new and talented duo from Oslo, who are widely tipped for a very bright future.
Twenty six year old Mona Andersen and twenty seven year old Maria Knudsen have been writing together for many years and had a couple of hits with their old band Bazooka Boppers. When the band split in 2010, Mona and Maria continued on their own. The writing they’ve done together was so good that Christian Engfelt (Cato Salsa Experience, Big Bang, The Turns etc.) got them into his studio in August to work on their debut full length.
The studio line-up is a who’s who of Norway’s top people; Martin Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist, The National Bank, Jonas Alaska) on percussion. David Wallumrød (Jonas Alaska, Bjørn Eidsvåg) on keys. Emil Nikolaisen (Silver, Serena Maneesh), Knut Schreiner (Turboneger, Mirror Lakes, Kåre & The Cavemen) and Eivind Staxrud (Raga Rockers) all feature on guitar. Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen (Karpe Diem, Jens Carelius, Siri Nilsen) play cello with Bendik Brænne (Dum Dum Boys, Los Plantronics) and Hans Friis (Dum Dum Boys, Los Plantronics) playing brass.
Musically it is poetic, folky pop, with plenty of strong vocal harmonies, perhaps not a million miles from Sweden’s First Aid Kit with influences from legends like Judee Sill, Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11356

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Gamla

22:00

Nils Bech
Nils Bech looks like he’s now at long last made the record that will take his unique pop genius to the masses. The recently released “Look Inside” took Norwegian music hacks somewhat by surprise and earned him top marks in reviews in at least four top level publications, not least influential Oslo free-sheet Natt Og Dag. That recent press, along side what we already know about Nils Bech’s unparalleled showmanship gives us high hopes for a pretty good party come by:Larm 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13262

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Sentrum Scene

22:00

Winhill/Losehill (SE)
“It’s extraordinarily good. A fantastic debut.” – 5/5 Niklas Wahllöf (DN) on Winhill/Losehill’s debut “Swing of Sorrow”.
The songs on their album “Swing Of Sorrow” are paeans to grief, and it’s process. It’s about losing a parent, love and loss and the will to continue to live in the face of heart stopping dispair.
’"What is happening [on stage] is remarkable. Weaknesses turn into strengths, lows into highs and the epic becomes minute. Winhill/Losehill are a complete package, confident, tight and yet there is room for them to take it even further." – 4/5 Po Tidholm (DN) on their Debasser Stockholm show.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12144

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
WiMP Annex

22:00

Zawadi
Zawadi is a rapper / singer from Oslo. Over the last year or so he’s made a name for himself off the back of a string of incendiary shows and now signed to Knirckfritt, the world is at his feet. Zawadi is heavily influenced by hip-hop’s golden era as well as reggae, grime, soul and kwaito and is impossible to pigeonhole. His first single for Knirckefritt/EMI was released last Autumn and his debut album with guest appearances from Admiral P, Sisi, Nosizwe and Lotus will see the light of day this year. He’s already got a couple of mixtapes under his belt and has had four singles playlisted by Radio Nova as well as having played Oslo hotspots Rockefeller, Blå, Jaeger, Fugazi, Månefisken and a main stage spot at the Ekstremsportveko festival in Voss.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12800

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:00pm - 22:30
Mono

22:30

Bendik Giske
Bendik Giske has a masters in improv sax and has studied at a bunch of top schools, but after meeting Nils Bech he started to produce electronic music. After a long period of working with Nils and a bunch of remixes for Kakkmaddafakka, Samsaya and Sandra Kolstad he’s ready to stand on his own two feet. That background in jazz and contemporary music may now seem somewhat far off, but it is probably always still going to be there…

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13171

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Stratos

22:30

Black Twig (FI)
Helsinki-based Black Twig are about fuzzy guitar-driven pop songs, shoegaze, folk & droning rock songs. Their debut album “Paper Trees” was released early 2012 on Soliti records and has received praise the world over. It was described by the influential NRGM blog as one of the finest indie albums ever and the band was picked by several media outlets as new band of the year. Black Twig will release the follow up to “Paper Trees” in Autumn 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13259

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Revolver

22:30

Bugge presenterer: Amina Sewali
Amina Sewali has already made her mark on several stages, with a unique, strong voice and forward-looking tracks. Grow- ing up with pop, soul, R’n’B and jazz was a rich source of her inspiration. She finds her own expression in dance and theatre scenes and from television, which has given her a great confidence that radiates from the stage; a revelation to experience live!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13316

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

22:30

Elliphant (SE)
Elliphant announced herself with the video to the track “Tekknoscene”. Sounding like the twisted illegitimate offspring of M.I.A. and Diplo – as deliciously fierce as the former but as intelligently playful as the latter – Elliphant pulls the balls of this dancehall slayer through its own throat and ties them in a cherry knot the other side.
Ellinor Olovsdotter slowly morphed into Elliphant through the course of a long (and lost) summer travelling in the UK with only a dubstep soundsystem for company. After falling in love with the urban music sounds of London she returned home to Stockholm, on Sweden’s East Coast, boasting sizzling MC skills and some serious lyrical prowess.
Now, having already won over the likes of Dazed & Confused – “all abstract lyrcisms and cheap dirty beats”, NME – “amazing’", Pitchfork – “Elliphant sound like nothing but the future" and the Guardian – "strangely captivating from afar’, Elliphant is preparing a return to these shores.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13296

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Rockefeller

22:30

Heyerdahl
Behind the name Heyerdahl are a bunch of guys with quite the CV from the Norwegian indie and pop scene, their members having played in Beezewax, Hiawata! and Accidents Never Happen amongst other bands. Heyerdahl is now the main project for Kenneth Ishak, Tore Løchstøer Hauge, Mattis With and Magne Mostue.
They’ve quietly been putting things together in the shadows since 2009, but things really began to come together in Winter 2011 when the band rented Kråkenes lighthouse out on the far west coast of Norway to record their debut album. The album was completed after some more sessions in Oslo and eventually Paris that same Autumn. The record is released on January 28 on Eye Transit. The first single is already out and has picked up some decent rotation from Amazing Radio in the UK and NRK P3 at home.
On stage the band are augmented to become a seven-piece with a strong visual presence. Their fist show was Øya and shows in Bergen, Trondheim, Berlin and London have followed.
“Very promising” – 5/6 from NRK P3

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11922

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
WiMP teltet

22:30

Matilda
Matilda Gressberg from Eidskog is barely 18 years old, but does already appears to be a fully formed artist. Her first single, “When Something Ends” has already picked up heavy rotation on Norwegian radio, and her debut album is undoubtedly one of the most solid and impressive Norwegian debut albums in years. The album is produced by Even Ormestad, who also plays several instruments on the album, we also find well known Norwegian artists like Thom Hell (guitarist and co-producer), Jonas Alaska (harmonica), Martin Horntvedt (drums), David Wallumrød (keyboards), Kjetil Grande and Olaf Olsen (drums). A rare assembly of talent if ever there was one, especially given Matilda’s young age. Matilda possesses a great voice, which is both crystal clear and has a extraordinary character, mixed with good pop sensibilities and solid singer/songwriter qualities, not to mention credibility, the result is a very potent mix. Matilda has also written all the songs for the Norwegian film “Til Ungdommen”.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11338

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Cross Road club

22:30

Nosizwe
“I’m the sell out, and she’s the artist,” said Madcon’s Tshawe Baqwa to NRK Lydverket of his little sister.
Comparable perhaps to the Knowles sisters Beyoncé and Solange, Nosizwe Baqwa has chosen to take a rather more indie route to pop success than her big brother, though no stranger to the pop world having already worked with the likes of Madcon, Karpe Diem, Sofian, Paperboys, Sisi og Charlotte Thorstvedt. She’s also sung with the NRK Orchestra, on TV2, at Oslo Live, as part of a performance art piece for contemporary artist Anne Kathrine Dolven and headlined Lofoten International Art Festival in 2011.
Her music is a playful mix of pop, jazz, electronica and urban styles and last year made her live solo debut at Oslo World Music Festival. In November her released her first single “Do You” which is about having the courage to just well, be yourself.
“Focus on what’s inside you, be a positive person, try and spread just a little happiness and when you make other people happy, be happy.”
Nosizwe’s debut album will be released in the Summer.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12699

Saturday February 16, 2013 22:30pm - 23:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

23:00

Adam Kanyama (SE)
Hotly tipped by Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité, the grandaddy of Swedish urban music, Adam Kanyama is now being touted left right and centre. He won the Rap It Up contest resulting in a half hour live session – PSL Sinding Sessions – for Swedish national TV. No artist from this genre has previously engendered such expectation, and he has recently released his debut single The Golden Child.
Adam is a timeless artist of immense energy and unlimited potential.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13237

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Mono

23:00

Alina Devecerski (SE)
This year’s most talked about debut artist in Sweden is without a doubt twenty eight year old Alina Devecerski from Sundbyberg in Stockholm. Her monster Summer hit “Flytta på dej” was absolutely massive in 2012, totally inescapable in her native Sweden and not far off that in Norway either.
This mind-bogglingly catchy track is a kind of Veronica Maggio but for the dance-floor if you will, with a touch of either Familjen or Maskinen or perhaps both. Alina describes the track as “a deal between ying and yang, a clash between the good and bad sides that we all have.”
Alina Devecerski is signed to EMI and her second single is now also playlisted by P3, with her Oslo debut coming at by:Larm 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13254

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Jaeger

23:00

Gudrid Hansdottir (FO)
Way out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, between Iceland and Scotland, is a cluster of 18 small islands called the Faroe Islands. That’s where Gudrid Hansdóttir was born and raised. Her music is a Lilith Fair-worthy blend of chamber pop and perky folk-rock and the past years she’s been performing in Europe and USA.
Gudrid started singing at an early age and had a keen interest in music. She loved going through her father’s vinyl records, who was a highly skilled guitar player on the Faroes, and it was through him that she discovered great artists like Kate Bush, Dolly Parton, Jethro Tull and Jimi Hendrix.
In 2007 Gudrid finally released her debut album “Love is Dead”. After her first album Gudrid performed in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Germany with considerable success. Her self-released second album, “The Sky Is Opening” (released in 2009), quickly became the bestselling album in the Faroe Islands and was awarded the Faroese Planet Awards ”Album of the Year”.
Her latest opus ”Beyond the Grey” was released in June 2011 and the new album is filled with catchy folk songs with strong inspiration from drawn from Faroese culture and the rather distinctive Faroese weather. The album was released by German label Beste!Unterhaltung all over Europe and has been very well received by critics and fans alike.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13281

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Gamla

23:00

Haraball
Haraball are a punk band from the Kongsberg / Lampeland area comprised of mebers from newer bands such as Mirror Lakes and Bungalow Ranchstyle as well as old school hardcore bands Tiebreak and Fairfuck. Haraball have released two four track seven inches on the respected Fysisk Format imprint and have an LP and European tour in the works for 2013. They played two night time shows during Øya last year and have recently supported Turbonegro at Sentrum Scene as well as a show with hardcore heroes Negative Approach at Revolver.
“This 7” is a testament to how wonderful music can be when when young men reach expert level in stupidity and aggression and nail it with 100% precision and taste." – Fysiskformat.no

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11388

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Rockefeller Annex

23:00

Intertwine
Intertwine was started in 2006 by then 17-year old Tarjei in his bedroom in Larvik, Norway. Tired of reading piano and trumpet sheet music, he started creating his own tracks, weaving distorted and repitched piano, cornet and vocal sounds together into melancholic carpets of reverb, the name of the project: Intertwine. In 2011/2012, three tracks were postet on P3 Urørt. They were all picked up by national radio, while “So what” was awarded Urørt band of the week. 2012 was also the year Intertwine was signed to Oslo indie label Brilliance, and Tarjei moved temporarily to Tokyo to study, write and perform new music. In 2013 Intertwine returns to Norway for what seems to be potentially a very exciting year.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11928

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

23:00

Say Lou Lou (SE)
“When you’re constantly traveling back and forth between the opposite ends of the world, you can end up feeling like you’re stuck somewhere in between…”
At least, that’s how it feels for the twin sisters of Say Lou Lou. Ask them where they call home and they’ll most likely answer with a shrug. And it’s this feeling; an aching of displacement and the eternal search for belonging, which informs every aspect of their lives and music.
Bouncing between the long cold winters of Stockholm, Sweden and the happy-go-lucky beaches of Sydney, Australia –  it’s no wonder there’s a striking contrast infusing their sound. The years of dislocation and adaptation lends a world weary knowingness which seeps into their voices, not what you might typically expect from two girls hardly released from the gates of high school. After uploading a demo of their song “Maybe You” online in the Spring of 2012, it quickly picked up the ears of acclaimed French label Kitsuné, who not long afterwards signed the single to the label.
“Maybe You” was released on Kitsuné world wide August 27th 2012.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13232

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Sentrum Scene

23:00

Stig (FI)
There is still debate in academic circles as to whether Finnish jokester Stig is a fictional charter or a real person. But that the man who uploaded himself to Youtube doing spoof R’n’B tunes is a breath of fresh air for the nordic scene, there is no argument on. This kooky chap actually has a background in hip-hop, country, jazz and R’n’B. And if that isn’t enough to reinforce this man’s credentials, he also came a respectable third in the Finnish song for Eurovision competition – MGP – with his song “Laululeija”. File under “must see”.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13250

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
WiMP Annex

23:00

sweden
sweden look back longingly to the nineties, to when they borrowed their dad’s car and drove to the shopping centre across the boarder to buy pick & mix and to the days when they listened to Popsicle and dreamed of getting into SoWhat! They’ve now packed up all this wonderful nineties nostalgia into a neat little box of catchy, immediate pop melodies but not without a healthy dose of melancholia thrown in for good measure. Though sickly sweet they are not, sweden do inspire uncontrollable attempts at choruses you can’t actually sing, man hugs with the guy next to you at the bar and the irrepressible urge to pick up your old skateboard again.
The two dudes in sweden are Christian Spro (Doopy, Beezewax, Palermo) and Fredrik Gretland (The Cumshots, Tennessee Beats, Datsun). With the help of a couple of their mates they’ve put to together a record jam packed with catchy as fuck hits, massive choruses and the feeling of hanging out with your buddies on the other side of the border. Like if Andreas Mattson rang you and asked if you wanted to go to the pub, like if Brainpool were going to play your local venue and like Starmarket had just released an album.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13293

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Last Train

23:00

Taken By Trees (SE)
Having served as the group’s enigmatic, melancholy front woman for over a decade, Victoria Bergsman left The Concretes in 2006 following the release of the group’s sophomore album, “In Colour”. Her departure also came on the heels of the much-hyped release of “Young Folks,” the first single from Peter Bjorn and John’s third album, which featured Bergsman as a guest vocalist. Bergsman didn’t waste any time following her split with The Concretes.
Taken by Trees’ first full-length, “Open Field”, was released on Rough Trade in 2007.
For the next Taken by Trees’ album, Bergsman wanted to try something different so she and recording engineer, Andreas Söderström, traveled to Pakistan to record with local musicians. The resulting album, “East of Eden”, was released in 2009.
Her next record was inspired by a trip to Hawaii and the notion of making music that combined the lazily sweet, Hawaiian-inspired “Diamond Head” by the Beach Boys with Augustus Pablo’s deeply dubby “AP Spezial". Working again with Söderström and for the first time with producer Henning Fürst (of Swedish duo the Tough Alliance), Bergsman recorded most of the album on the Island before shifting to L.A., where Dan Horne and Farmer Dave Scher (of Beachwood Sparks) added some sounds to the mix. The finished work, “Other Worlds”, was released in October of 2012 by her new label Secretly Canadian.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13255

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - 23:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

23:00

ENO magazine presents Turkish Nights
Eno Magazine and by:Larm are happy to present the very best djs from Oslo’s disco scene at the intimate Turkish Delight club: DJ Strangefruit (Mungolian Jetset), Diskjokke, Magnus International and
Blackbelt Andersen from Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp label. NB: Free entrance (age limit 20 years)
Thursday:
Full Pupp DJs
Magnus International
Blackbelt Andersen
Friday:
Diskjokke
Saturday:
Strangefruit

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13319

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:00pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 03:00am
Turkish Delight

23:30

Bow To Each Other
Bow To Each Other are comprised of one Megan Kovacs of Toronto, Canada and Gunhild Kristoffersen from Karmøy. They live in Oslo and play pop-music centered around their own songwriting, synth musings and vocal harmonies. The project was born when they moved to Norway after having lived in Liverpool for a few years. With a diverse set of influences such as Sufjan Stevens, Pivot, Wild Beasts, Kate Bush and Robyn, Bow To Each Other aim to invoke a sense of melancholy but with a light at the end of the tunnel.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11741

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am
Revolver

23:30

Bugge presenterer: Mopti
The band plays Afro-influenced songs, with a retrospective look at Don Cherry’s inspiration from the African city, but also as a new way of thinking about composition and interaction. When the band also consists of such strong instrumentalists, the result can be staggering: a delicate balance between precision and playfulness, history and innovation.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13317

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am
Victoria - Nasjonal Jazzscene

23:30

DISASTER IN THE UNIVERSE
Disaster In The Universe is a new alternative rock / electronica / psychedelica band with Caribbean instruments and rhythms. With multi-lingual songs delivered in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Ronga and on stage the band are described as gleeful explosion of dancey rhythms and last but not least they play a synth mounted in a two meter high palm tree.
Disaster In The Universe and the track “Beach House” has been A-listed on P3 all Summer alongside a host of other stations both domestically and abroad. In their first year the band have already played Slottsfjell, Hove, Øya, Månefestival, Musikkfest, Palmesus as well as several overseas appearances.
On November 22nd the band released their third single “Curiosity”. The track was a priority track for Wimp in Norway who described the track as one of the year’s best Norwegian tracks. Hove were equally effusive, describing the band as on their way to being one of the best in Norway, and Ross Allen from Island Records in the UK reported their show at Øya to be one of the best of the festival.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11637

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am
WiMP teltet

23:30

Emile The Duke
Emile The Duke’s uncompromising style is going to be a game-changer in 2013. He’s already a hit with his peers and his style is funky, peppy something he thinks ta lacking in Norway. He’s got an original live set up including jazz improv, visual art and interactive elements with the public. Throughout 2013 Emile The Duke will release a series of videos and singles on his own label – Mooktime.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11180

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am
Stratos

23:30

Highasakite
Highasakite are maybe the most exciting new band from Norway of the last year. From a universally lauded debut album, via a really very solid by:Larm showing to one of the most requested acts at the Summer festivals…. And this is just the beginning.
Friday February 3 2012 saw the release of ”All That Floats Will Rain” which was awarded two 6/6 and fourteen 5/6 scores from Norwegian press. That they were the Spring’s breakout artist is a fact.
“The year can stop now. This ladies and gentlemen, is pop music.” – Julia Pettersen, Dagbladet (6/6)
With a reception like this it was pretty tough not to pick up on Highasakite being the the buzz band of by:Larm 2012. And even given that their shows were hideously oversubscribed, it didn’t stop people describing the gigs as nothing short of phenomenal.
The Summer saw the band play all the major festivals, Slottsfjell, Øya, Hove, Pstereo as well as Giske and a bunch of others. They subsequently released a self-titled EP worldwide, undertaking visits to Berlin Music Week / Berlin Festival and Airwaves in the Autumn. They already have a number of international events in the diary for 2013, and early in the year the release of “All that floats will rain” is planned worldwide.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11244

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am
Rockefeller

23:30

Ida Jenshus
October 5 2012 saw the release of Ida Jenshus’ third album. “Someone to Love” has had some fantastic reviews, not least 6/6 from Aftenposten (Norway’s biggest broadhseet) and 5/6 from the rest of the major papers.
This is a career defining record. Initially hailed as a “country queen” early on in her career, she can now safely claim the title of rock’s first lady, with an album that has really taken her music a step further. The record is produced by Kaare Christoffer Vestrheim and features extensive use of guitars and keys, wide open soundscapes whilst lyrically it is more mature and reflective. The title track has been A-listed on P1 for several months.
25 year old Ida Jenshus, from Steinkjer has already picked up two Spellemann awards, one for each of her previous albums, both have which have gone gold. Last year she was awarded the prestigious Bendiksenprisen which is awarded to her by her peers.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13231

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

23:30

Lay Low (IS)
Starting life as a pianist and bassist she has since gone on to play keys for Benny Crespo’s band and subsequently found her own voice in blues and honky tonk, with a little help from producer Liam Watson. Even though her music is a new take on a much established genre, her sound is one that is truly her own.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13299

Saturday February 16, 2013 23:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am
Cross Road club

00:00

Heartfelt
Heartfelt is the solo project of the Oslo based composer, producer and musician Brede Rørstad. Whilst he was studying classical composition he began to experiment with electronic music on an 8-track, a drum machine and a synth. Inspired by Björk and Jaga Jazzist he began to mix electronic and classical and in time he shaped his distinctive aesthetic.
His distinctive sound is made up if pop, classical and electronica all in equal measure. In his intricate universe of sounds, drum machines, strings and horns are juxtaposed with strong melodies and striking lyrics. Heartfelt is a master of light and shade, balancing the playful and the serious, the intimate and the grandiose, the dancefloor and the coffee table, the simple and the complex.
Always experimenting with his own music Heartfelt’s sound is always taking on new forms. In one track he can perform with just a drummer, another on his own with a sampler, or play with a full band, wind quintet or even an orchestra. He has released two EPs, written chamber and orchestral music, for soloists as well as for film and theatre. “Watch Out Lover” is his debut LP.
“Rørstad has started using unconventional means to dress up his delicate electronic pop songs, and the result is a more layered and noisy sound. This is an interesting and irresistible move from Heartfelt.”
-Øyvind Rones (nordicspotlight.com / Gaffa)

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12070

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
WiMP Annex

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Johnossi (SE)
Johnossi release their new album in 2013 and will tour including a visit to by:Larm. The first single from the record will premiere on P3’s Gulda Gala show.
Since their 2005 debut, John Engelbert (guitar / vox) an Ossi Bonde (drums) have hammered, shredded and sweated their way to the top of the Scadinavian rock pile. Their most recent opus “Mavericks” (2010) took the band to a new level. The record won a Swedish Grammy, a P3 Gold prize and the single “What’s The Point” went platinum; a track which in fact ended up being one of the most played tracks on Norwegian radio having been playlisted for the better part of the second half of the year. Now three years down the track, they’re ready to do it all again.
Their as yet untitled fourth LP will be released on March 20 2013. The record was recorded in Stockholm this past Autumn and was produced and mixed by the band’s secret weapon Lasse Mårten, who also produced “Mavericks”. Also on board this time around were Bjørn Yttling (Lykke Li, Shout Out Louds, Peter Bjorn & John) and Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow) who were executive producers of sorts.
Johnossi have always been an acclaimed live proposition and are often admired for their on stage power and dynamism.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13251

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Last Train

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Kråkesølv
Two year’s after Bodø’s Kråkesølv last release, the band are now primed to drop their third full length effort “Alle gode ting” (All good Things). With their 2009 debut “Trådnøsting” and the Spellemann award winning sophomore album “Bomtur til Jorda” in 2010, this is a band who have already demonstrated that they are a force to be reckoned with.
The record picks up where the previous one left off, and nothing has changed about their vocals sung in their native North norwegian dialect or their jangly guitar based sound but the framework within which they operate has expanded somewhat. Martin Bowitz from Cold Mailman has come in to record, mix and master the album which was recorded in its entirety at Store Studio in Bodø. The band continue to play with subtle metaphors, interspersed with societal critique, but their palette is more diverse than ever.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13264

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

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Phil T.Rich
Phil T. Rich has done remixes for Gatas Parlament, Son of Light, and Jonas V, worked alongside French producers The Twinsmagic and impressed at The National Cypher as one of five newcomers last year. He’s brought his lively on stage presence to shows with B.A.W.S. crew acts like Emilio, Aon and Sama D as well as joining Jae-R and Envy onstage at Hove and Øya.
Alongside his obvious artistic talents he has plenty of other irons in the fire. He’s the founder of B.A.W.S Entertainment the crew behind his releases, done a TV show with Thomas Giertsen (one of Norway’s top comedians / presenters) and has fashion interests having done collections with stores / labels such as Varner, Urban and Johnny Leave Home.
“Our releases are document who we are, what we do, who I am and how I live my life.” – Phil T. Rich

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12831

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

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Philco Fiction
Epic, broken-hearted piano ballads that recall prime Prince and electropop symphonies that glide through warped electronics, speaker-popping R’n’B spasms, tip-toeing Bjorklike flights of fancy and Motown string flourishes are all on the plate here.
A remarkable Oslo trio centred round the rich, haunting songs of Turid Solberg (pronounced Tue-rid). These sophisticated pop tunes hit you straight away in both the heart and the hips with their frank lyrics, giant choruses, crispy beats and effortlessly spare yet lush arrangements.
Songs from the debut elpee Take It Personal on Norweigan label, Brilliance have been causing ripples in the blogworld and word about their weird, charismatic and theatrical live show has led to dates being offered across Europe and the US.
It’s only after listening to the album on the headphones that you start to notice that Turid’s instant pop songs are very carefully cast on an inspired array of instrumentation and twisty production tics, courtesy of the two gentlemen of Philco Fiction, Anders and Bjarne.
“A twisted pop sensation that lives up to the hype” – The Guardian
“Have to hear in 2012!” – NME
“Single of the Week” – Drowned in Sound
“We feel this is simply some of the most exciting music to come out of Norway in recent years.” – Record of the Day
“Some of the nicest sounds to come out of Norway this year!” – Richard Thane, The Line Of Best Fit

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11918

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Mono

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Razika
Bergen natives Razika have had two fantastic years since the release of their debut album “Program 91” in 2011. The band is comprised of Marie Amdam (vox / guitar), Marie Moe (bass), Maria Råkil (guitar) and Embla Karidotter (drums), all born in 1991 and together they play catchy, ska-pop-rock.
Their Spellemann nominated debut album had spanking reviews the world over with love from New York Times, NME, Village Voice, Uncut Magazine and Pitchfork. This in spite of the fact that half of the record is sung in Norwegian. The band have played many shows abroad, in mainland Europe, 7 gigs at SXSW and a headline tour of Japan.
The girls are now back with album number 2 which is out January 25 in Norway. The rest of the world release will follow in the Spring. The first single “Oslo” was released in November and went straight in to P3’s A-list and even made it on to the main Norwegian newspaper VG’s best tracks end of year list in third place.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13295

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Sentrum Scene

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Tako Lako (DK)
Named “one of Denmark’s hottest up & coming acts” by MTV, Tako Lako’s visionary mix of trashy world beats and psychedelic gypsy tunes has swept away European audiences. Having already achieved cult status in Scandinavia and the UK, and with an impressive roster of shows that include critically acclaimed performances at Glastonbury Festival, Roskilde Festival, Mundial and many more, Tako Lako have wowed critics and fans with their intoxicating live performances and grandiose attitude. Tako Lako isn’t all fun and games however; their newly released debut “Through the Mud” (Sony Music, 2012) is a dark, critically acclaimed gem of an album, exploring lyrical themes of cultural identity and nostalgia within a unique musical landscape. Expect the unexpected with the full-tilt sensory explosion that is Tako Lako.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13261

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Gamla

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Vithr
VITHR (or “Viðr” which means “tree” on old-norse) are a black metal band from Bergen who’re from a forgotten time when nature was something that we respected and feared. Musically the band are disciples of the Norwegian black metal school, but have their own take on the genre incorporating a range of elements that give a truly norse aesthetic. On their debut album “Hedensk skikk og tro” the band effortlessly combined old and new ideas, well crafted songs and powerful production to create a record that showcases Norwegian black metal at its absolute best.
Kuldegys founded the band in 2008 and soon recruited members from bands like Krakow, (X) Arvas, Beinkjør and Among gods. Vithr in a short, intense period have put together an immense debut album with the help of Bjørnar Nilsen (Vulture Industries / Blackhole Generator), played Inferno Festival, and opened for the likes of Kampfar and Spellemann nominees Taake.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11446

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:00am - 00:30
Rockefeller Annex

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Malvin Nøsen & The Company (Union Blues Band 2013)
Awesome blues licks, soul, groovy basslines and a dash of rocky pop, played by a tight-as-a-nut-four-piece is what Malvin Nøsen & The Company are all about. Inspired by diverse artists such as John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Norway’s very own Jarle Bernhoft the band won the prestigious Union Blues Cup at the Notodden Blues Festival last August.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13311

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb

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Mikhael Paskalev
Mikhael Paskalev is pop music with roots in indie and alternative country rock. Inspired by names such as Paul Simon, The Shins, Edward Sharpe, The Mamas and the Papas and the Everly brothers. Paskalev’s set is dynamic and varies from songs accompanied only by his nylon-strung guitar, to a six-piece band with the occasional trumpet and a circus of energy. The songs are mainly recognised by the instrumentation and the strong melodies, at times shamelessly catchy, but never leaves a lovely and raw soundscape.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13282

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Rockefeller

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NONONO (SE)
NONONO are a Swedish trio based in Stockholm. They consist of producer team Astma & Rocwell and singer/songwriter Stina Wäppling. They met through a mutual friend a few years back and formed the group during the Spring of 2012. This is around the time Stina got back from the UK where she had spent her last three years studying to be a psychologist.
Astma & Rocwell have recently been busy working with artists such as Bebe Black, Beatrice Eli, Icona Pop and Benny Banks to name a few. The sound could be described as urban-indie. Melancholy yet hopeful with a bassy beat oriented foundation.
“Like The Wind” is a first taste of NONONO and they are currently in the studio working on new material.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13260

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Stratos

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Postiljonen (SE)
Postiljonen are a dream pop trio from Scandinavia. The band emerged as late as September of 2011 and are comprised of one Norwegian gal and two Swedish dudes. In this short period of time they have managed to create a characteristic sound, where ethereal and alluring vocals are interwoven in a mystical, ambient, dreamy and lovable expression. They have been compared to the likes of M83, Sigur Ros, jj and Cocteau Twins. They take inspiration from old black & white movies, the golden 80s, Balearic scenery, sleepless summer nights, and describe themselves as nostalgic daydreamers, which the music reflects perfectly.
Starting out in their native tongue, they moved on to bigger and dreamier things after releasing their track “Rivers” this Spring, described as “an absurdly picture-perfect Scandinavian dream pop gem.” With this track they reached a wider audience, attracting more attention to their music, and it was the start for what will become their very own sound. But the band continues to experiment down a very dreamy and 80s inspired path, as they make a name for themselves; and a long-anticipated EP is right around the corner.
This is summery dream pop at its best; made for lazy days and dreamy nights.
“Postiljonen take you above the sky and beyond” – Disco Naïveté

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13038

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Revolver

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Truls
Truls Heggero has for over a decade been known as the voice of Lukestar, one of Norway’s best and longest serving indie bands. In 2012 the band decided to call it a day, but Truls didn’t need long before he was ready with his solo debut. Instead of treading the well known indie path, his fantastic voice will now shine in a soundscape with dabs of soul, electro and sophisticated R&B.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13271

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
WiMP teltet

00:30

Tusmørke
Dance-floor friendly folk rock is the name of their game and although the members of Tusmørke have previously been known for their work with acts like Årabrot, This is Music inc., Wobbler and Momrakattakk, that has little to do with their sound. The basic premise is to find a makes-you-wanna-dance feeling that is perhaps sometimes a bit lacking in guitar bands, but without that rock-blues-guitar bullshit that they abhor. They’re inspired by the sounds around them, from walks in the fields and from old records.
Their debut album “Underjordisk Tusmørke” was released on Termo Records in November and a follow up will be released sometime in 2013.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12916

Sunday February 17, 2013 00:30am - 01:00
Cross Road club

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Bits Between
From the woods surrounding Råde and Moss come five punks who give it 100% every time. The boys have played together for many years, but with Bits Between they’ve made the step up to the premier league. After a year of solid rehearsing and recording, their debut album “Chosen Death” is now ready. Everything is now primed to launch themselves into the wider world.
The band reference the American hardcore scene, old-school so-cal punk and 80s thrash, creating a mixture of filthy punk riffs, muscular thrash and melodic hardcore and have already earned high praise indeed from key domestic rock show Pryo on NRK P3 – http://p3.no/pyro/pyro-stereoen-januar-2012/
The songs are powered by catchy riffs and peppered with sing-a-long choruses, Bits Between are first and foremost a live proposition. These are boys who want to play and play and play, as much as possible.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11669

Sunday February 17, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
John Dee - P3 Presents:

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Honningbarna
Since their debut EP in 2010. Kristiansand’s Honningbarna enjoyed a wonderful career so far. In their second year as a band they were chosen as “Årets Urørt” (Unsigned band of the year, NRK P3) and they won a Norwegian Grammy for their debut album “La alarmane gå”. Honningbarna have appeared at international venues and festivals such as Roskilde, Eurosonic and various venues in London.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12733

Sunday February 17, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
Sentrum Scene

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Lucky Lips
Lucky Lips are a female fronted, roots-oriented, acoustic band. With the exception of the percussion and ukulele, the band’s line up is very close to that of a trad bluegrass band, but the band draw inspiration from many other musical genres other than bluegrass. All bands develop their sound over time through painstaking rehearsal and on stage live experience, and Lucky Lips are no exception. Although the band members individually are accomplished musicians, it takes time for that unspoken bond between the constituent parts of any band to reach the peak of its power. For many years, Lucky Lips have been honed into a finely tuned machine, and as it stands today they are a very, very solid band.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12499

Sunday February 17, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
Gamla

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Neneh Cherry & RocketNumberNine (SE)
We are happy to announce the addition of Nordic Music Prize nominated Neneh Cherry on the by:Larm program. Neneh came back last year with the critically acclaimed album “The Cherry Thing” with The Thing.
At by:Larm she’ll be joined by Radiohead favorites RocketNumberNine. They played together for the first time at Giles Peterson’s Worldwide Award in January and by:Larm will be their second show together.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13314

Sunday February 17, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
Kulturkirken Jakob

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The Switch
The Switch are a pop band from Oslo comprised of a singer songwriter, a hard rock bassist, a klezmer clarinet player, the drummer from Norma Sass, a piano teacher, a journalist and a writer-cum-bartender with a shady background. They make classic POP (yes in capitals) awash with layers of backing vox, old school keyboards and massive guitar solos.
The band are in the process of putting the final touches to their debut long player “Big If” which has been produced by Ole Øvstedal (Dharma, Euroboys, Spirits of The Dead), recorded by Morten Øby (Pirate Love, Lionheart Brothers), mixed by Christian Engfeldt (Cato Salsa Experience, The Turns) and last but not least mastered by Björn Engelmann at Cutting Room. The first single “Finally overrated” picked up plays from P3 in particular the influential Lydverket show as well as being A-listed on Radio Nova. The band played Øya’s club program appearing at both Revolver and Sukkerbiten setting things up nicely for an Autumn seven inch release and subsequent release party at Internasjonalen.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/11376

Sunday February 17, 2013 01:00am - 01:30
WiMP Annex

01:30

AACT RRAISER
Signed to US label Manimal Vinyl, AACT RRAISER are a lo-fi electronic duo from Oslo. The boys make downtempo, pounding house music, a cocktail of shameless sampling and spacey synths. They have worked together for nigh on four years and have played at Blå, John Dee, Revolver, Trondheim Samfundet and Landmark in Bergen as well as a trip to New York for CMJ. Along the way they’ve opened for the likes of Com Truise, Datarock and Pow Pow and have a record release in the works.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13182

Sunday February 17, 2013 01:30am - 02:00
Stratos

01:30

Atlanter
Atlanter is the new project from Jens Carelius and Arild Hammerø. They play music inspired by desert rock, krautrock and old time delta blues. All that with from a rather more Norwegian approach, that can be best described as mountain blues. Alongside Carelius and Hammerø are Jonas Barsten Johnsen and Morten Kvam who complete the line-up for this mountain blues orchestra, Altanter. The band release their debut album March 15th.
Jens Carelius has created a rather fine reputation for himself with releases like “The First Songs” (2008), “The Beat Of The Travel” (2009) and “The Architect” (2011). He’s earned some pretty good press for his records, in particular the two most recent efforts, earning 5s and 6s across the board. Arild Hammerø released his debut album “Dagen Som Gryr” in 2008 which was followed by “Flåte med Hammer & Hersk” with Daniel Herskedal in 2012 to critical acclaim. They were previously part of Blues Run The Game alongside Siri Nilsen as well as Arild playing guitar with electronica duo Ost & Kjex, featuring on their recent album “Cajun Lunch”.
Jonas Barsten Johnsen is a young percussionist with a masters from Norges Musikkhøgskole. He’s played over a hundred shows in the last three years, including most of the major festivals in Norway. Morten Kvam plays standup and electric bass and has been active in both the Oslo and Bergen scenes as part of all sorts of set ups, playing jazz, rock, pop, improv and folk. He’s worked with Siri Nilsen, Siri Nilsen, Terje Isungset, Per Jørgensen, Olav Dahle, Walter Thompson (US), Kevin Dean (CAN), Arild Hammerø, the klezmer band Ot Azoi, Bugge Wesseltoft, Borge & Kvam, Polka Bjørn and Kleine Heine, Push and Ine Hoem.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13288

Sunday February 17, 2013 01:30am - 02:00
Cross Road club

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MØ (DK)
MØ is the moniker of twenty three year old Danish R&B superstar in the making, Karen Marie Ørsted, an art student by day in her native Denmark. She’s already toured the US and UK, supporting Purity Ring amongst others MØ is now in the process of finishing off her debut album with Danish producer Ronni Vindahl (Jenny Wilson, Boom Clap Bachelors etc.).
She switches effortlessly between electro, soul, urban and indie pop, with the influential Danish music mag Soundvenue hailing her has one of the domestic debuts they’re looking forward to most. MØ recently delivered three killer shows at CMJ in New York and a host of online attention has followed since, not least from Pitchfork.
MØ is signed to Sony in Scandinavia and her debut album is planned for early 2013, in the meanwhile two exciting titbits in ’Pilgrim" and “Maiden” are doing the rounds online.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12185

Sunday February 17, 2013 01:30am - 02:00
WiMP teltet

02:00

Fela
As well as his solo career Fela also makes up one quarter of Oslo band Breaknecks and one half of duo Degos. His debut album “D.U.R.E.” was released on October 12 2012 by Break Records in partnership with EMI Norway.
The first single “WPYTM” (or Who Passed You The Mic) was released in January of last year and found plenty of love at radio not least from NRK’s Lydverket show as well as picking up some healthy stats on Youtube. The follow up “Damn” featuring BadCase also did rather well, not least in part due to its rock crossover sound and hilarious video.
With his backing band – BadCase – Fela makes for a pretty spectacular live proposition, effortlessly switching between serious songs and party tunes that get the room really moving. This is a show that the audience won’t be forgetting any time soon!

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/12213

Sunday February 17, 2013 02:00am - 02:30
WiMP Annex

02:30

Autolaser
Autolaser is one of the key figures in the Norwegian EDM scene. Since a strong placing in last year’s NRK Urørt competition he’s gone on to sign a deal with EMI domestically and establish himself in the Norwegian scene with his mix of electro, dubstep and d&b.
Autolaser, Kent Tonning to his mum, has a background in metal, rock, jazz and classical music but became quickly tired of playing in bands. He started making music on his own, initially film soundtracks but as time wore on his output took a darker, more electronic direction. Autolaser has an unusual sense of security when it comes to his own personal style which blends headphone and dancefloor sensibility seamlessly.
Off the back of his show at by:Larm last year he enjoyed a host of festival appearances at home as well as a twelve date club tour of India.

http://bylarm.no/nor/artists/13298

Sunday February 17, 2013 02:30am - 03:00
WiMP teltet