‘Someone Who’ll Get It’ is today’s BOOM! Track of the Day, from Norwegian band Highasakite, and is the first track to be taken from their sophomore LP (dropping later this year). Their indie-rock sound has a sinister, even a dark feel yet their music remains quite alluring.
Their debut LP ‘Silent Treatment’ had tongues wagging on both sides of the Atlantic and ensured they had the longest record of consecutive weeks in the Norwegian charts
Highasakite are set to perform at the London Village Underground on May 24, alongside a string of headline performances in Dublin, Manchester and various locations throughout the UK. With Norwegian Grammys and international awards under their belt we feel todays recipients of the Track of the Day accolade are certainly one to keep an eye on.
GIGsoup had the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of Highasakite and find out more on their love of films with a “post apocalypse theme”
1. How does your latest single, ‘Someone Who’ll Get It’, develop on from the sound of your 2014 debut album?
I actually think that ‘Someone Who’ll Get It’ is the track that sounds most like it could have been on ‘Silent Treatment’. We wanted the new album to have a more open soundscape. andto be more extreme in every direction.
2. How did you meet and how did you decide on your musical style?
We met while studying jazz in various schools around the country. We never really decided on a musical style, it kind of developed over time and changes with each record. I think that we will always be a band that will try to reinvent itself with each new record we make. We are just too curious to stay the same.
3. You are an indie-rock band, who met at the Trondheim Jazz Conservatory – How has this background affected your sound/ creative process, if at all? Are there any particular artists in either of these genres who have influenced your sound?
Our education is important because it opens a lot of possibilities on our instruments. I think that allows the creativity to run more freely. I was very inspired by DiamondaGalas while studying – her darkness and that kind of improvisation without it sounding pretentious was a turning point for me. Going from being a good music student, to wanting to express something more than virtuosity.
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4. Besides Musicians/Bands – what else influences/ inspires you?
Movies like ‘Melancholia’, and I guess all movies that havethat end of the world, post apocalypse theme. Haha. I know it sounds so tragic, but I’m attracted to that for some reason.And I love Haruki Murakami, I’ve read five books by him in the past year.
5. Can you describe your sound in five words?
Passionate, aggressive, electronic, vivid, alive.
6. You are playing dates in the UK across London, Manchester and Brighton – what are you looking forward to about being here? Is there anything you are hoping to do/see whilst here?
This is the first part of our tour where we are going to play the stuff from the new record. We are so excited to play new things, so that will be the number one fun part. I’m hoping to just have a really good time with the rest of the band and the crew. They’re an amazing bunch people to travel with.
7. Finally, what are your musical aims/hopes for 2016?
I think that our musical aim for 2016 is to just put everything together in a whole – the record, the live show; the whole package, and just see it come to life.
This Highasakite article was written by Sarah Ebockayuk, Track of the Day Editor