DRÅPE share new song & video 'My Friend The Scientist'. Album 'Relax/Relapse' out Oct 9th on Riot Factory.
Excellent Norwegian troupe share 2nd slice of surreal psych-pop from forthcoming album.
- SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'MY FRIEND THE SCIENTIST'
- ALBUM 'RELAX/RELAPSE' OUT OCT 9TH ON RIOT FACTORY
Today Oslo’s Dråpe (pronounced 'Draw-peh') share the second cut from their forthcoming album ‘Relax/ Relapse’, out Oct 9th via Riot Factory.
The new track ‘My Friend The Scientist’ comes accompanied by a video, created by Dråpe guitarist Even Hafnor; an accomplished award-winning film director. Though a relatively simple visual offering, it perfectly compliments the surreal and celestial sounds of one of ‘Relax/Relapse’s catchiest numbers.
Hafnor describes the clip simply as: "A video about space, control and getting left behind.”
Watch the video for ‘My Friend The Scientist’: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eLEbrYXM5I
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The Oslo-based five-piece gained an array of attention both across their Scandinavian home & beyond with the release of their self-titled EP in 2011 & their debut album ‘Canicular Days’ in April 2013. They followed the reviews with shows at festivals such as Roskilde, Øya and Reeperbahn Festival & are set to release their second album ‘Relax/ Relapse’ on Oct 9th via Norwegian label Riot Factory.
Made up of Eirik Kirkemyr (drums), Lars K. Boquist (bass), Even Hafnor (guitar), Eirik Fidjeland (synth & harps) & Ketil Myhre (vocals & guitar), the band started via a life-long friendship between Ketil & Eirik F who both grew up in a small town in the south of Norway called Kristiansand. It was in 2009 that they decided to move to Oslo & met the other band members & so Dråpe was born.
Speaking about how they chose their name, the band said: “It’s inspired by Sigur Rós. We all liked the idea of using our native language in our band name. We found Dråpe to be a pretty word on paper and felt like it stood out in a crowd. The word itself means "a drop" in Norwegian˝.
Dråpe combine hypnotic & weightless moods with a blissful blend of psychedelia on their forthcoming album. Artists such as Slowdive, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beach House & Flaming Lips have been mentioned as reference points and as personal inspirations to the band, and it’s clear to see why with ‘Relax/Relapse’.
‘Relax/ Relapse’ is a title represents both the band’s lyric within the album & also the recording process. Singer Ketil went on to shed some light on this as he said “We have all experienced defeats on a personal level, and gone through a small crisis as a band. These experiences have made us the people and the band that we are today and weʼre really proud of the result. It feels like weʼve taken a few steps back in time, both personally and musically, and though it sometimes felt like we were on the verge of losing it, we got through it.”
“So the idea is that sometimes a relapse might actually be a good thing, kind of a second chance to get better again and perhaps change things.”
With their powerful take on inviting psych-pop, Dråpe combine a hazy 60s psych-rock feel with their own modern twist to create an album that’s a euphoric daydream of a record about seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.
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