Electronica, classical music, pop and black metal. Norwegian Arts has your September concert calendar sorted, with this complete overview of Norwegian live music happening at venues across the UK this month.
The cast and crew of 2016 documentary Northern Disco Lights, takes Norway to London for one night dedicated to electronica. You can expect Norwegian producers Lindstrøm and Bjørn Torske among others.
6 & 7 September: Shining at The Underworld and Fibbers
Shining leads the way in the somewhat unorthodox subgenre blackjazz. Combining elements from metal and jazz, Shining has received much acclaim from both jazz, metal and more mainstream critics. This September, they bring a growling, jazzy show to Camden and York, and if you have a soft spot for screaming, head banging and saxophones, this is not a gig to miss.
Ever since Sigrid dropped her debut single “Don’t Kill My Vibe” earlier this year, her career has had a major leap. The young singer-songwriter has performed at festivals, venues and TV shows across Europe and North America. Now, she is bringing her powerful pop music to London for not one, but two gigs, and she will definitely not kill the vibe.
The world of Norwegian pop is constantly expanding. Ine Hoem brings an artistic revelation to the genre, with a powerful voice, electronic beats and a pinch of jazz. With the new, much-acclaimed album, Moonbird, she finally finds her way across the North Sea to enthrall London.
Since Pom Poko was first discovered through a Norwegian music competition for new music, the band has become very popular and played shows at festivals like The Great Escape, Roskilde and Øyafestivalen. The band has received acclaim by BBC Radio 1, Line of Best Fit, NME and Norwegian radio NRKP3, and released two official singles. Pom Poko is characterised by sweet-sounding vocals, intense grooves, bouncy guitars and absurd riffs. Placing themselves in the genre of K-Punk, Pom Poko provides original and unforgettable live acts. The band is releasing a new single soon, and is set for four gigs in England this month.
Röyksopp is undoubtedly on the list of the most significant and successful Norwegian electronica producers. With five studio albums, numerous Norwegian and international awards and worldwide tours, the Tromsø duo has proven themselves crucial contributors in the world of music. On 22nd September, Röyksopp comes to London to perform a rare DJ set at Egg. There are no good reasons to miss it.
Consisting of Norwegian Anna Lotterud and the New Zealander Brady Daniell-Smith, the pop-duo have become a favourite amongst international critics and audiences, with over 40 million streams across different music services. Anna of the North will soon take their northern-exotic electro pop to London’s Omeara.
Satyricon is famously considered one of greatest bands in the genre black metal. Since 1990, the band has toured around the world, and soon they are heading for the English capital. Also preforming this evening is Oslo-based black metal band Fight the Fight, which is predicted a bright future within the black metal world.
Ja Ja Ja returns from a summer break with their an exciting event this September. On the lineup you can find Norwegian producer and singer Emma Jensen. Quickly after dropping her first single, Jensen was picked out to compete the finals of Norwegian music competition “Urørt”. Since, Emma Jensen has received wide admiration from other Norwegian producers and critics, and we predict a promising future for the talented artist.
From September 28 to October 1, the world-famous contemporary classical festival Nordic Music Days comes to the UK for the very first time. Make sure to see the young and exciting Distractfold ensemble present Nordic music for instruments as well as objects, solenoids and transducers in Nordic Forests on September 29. Don’t miss out on Floral Night Episode on September 30 and With My Ear to the Ground on October 1, where The Riot Ensemble present works by contemporary composers from the Nordic countries.
Top photo: Shining. Photo: Alexander Benjaminsen