Katzenjammer – Le Pop

While seeking out some choice selections of non-US/non-UK music I was hipped to the all-female, Norwegian band Katzenjammer. Although I missed their recent swing through Philadelphia (and I'm sorry that I skipped it), their late June release Le Pop is an exciting entry into the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink (well, maybe that too) approach to rock … [Read more...]

Interview with Maribel

Delusions of Adequacy:  Hiya Pål E and Lewi!  I just adore your sound that melds the dreamy with the dissonant, the melodic with the abrasive, and the languorous with the propulsive, which recalls the best bits of bands like My Bloody Valentine and Serena-Maneesh.  Can you introduce yourselves and go over who plays what and/or sings in the … [Read more...]

Maribel – Aesthetics

Maribel band members Liv, Kjetil, Lewi, and Pål hail from Norway and they create unremittingly lacerating, dreamy, melodic, and warped noise à la Serena-Maneesh, with a generous helping of My Bloody Valentine and A Place To Bury Strangers swirled into the gnashing, dashing sonic sea.  The unadulterated tunes overtake the listener with an acute, … [Read more...]