25 November 20222
Band: INSOMNIAC BEARS
Who: Norwegian art-rock group producing a progressive mix of retro and
futuristic sounds, creating a unique atmosphere with pop sensibility.
New album: NEWFOUND SPRAWL
The band’s debut longplayer.
Press info: On their debut the group`s edge bares signs of elegant vulnerability in their most expressive songwriting and expansive production yet. The album`s intimate origins – days on end spent in the studio during a pandemic winter – are reflected in its exploratory flourishes and heavy experiments. There are weightless falsetteos, restless guitar solos, and refrains that crash like tidal waves.
With high-level intensity and addictively turbulent hooks, it feels propulsive and surprising until the very end. An ambitious combination of ferocious guitar licks and gleaming pop melodies that pierce through a heavy psychedelic undertone. Somewhere in between crafting pop and creating art they take us to unexplored territory with sprightly prog-rock figures and distinctly indie-sounding anthems. Expect sharp compositions sprawling with intuitive charm and immediate melodies with a roaring largesse.
TUTV: This Norwegian combo knows how to create layered synth/guitar pop symphonies. Stylish orchestrated and arranged with Fleet Foxes-like harmonious (including new female member/vox Gunhild Ramsay Kovacs) and inventive song structures. It takes some spins to discover all sonic facets at play on the debut album of these romantics at heart. But trust me, it’s really worth taking time to explore the record in detail.
here via Bandcamp