It really doesn't seem like a year since we last wrote about Herman Wildhagen, the Norwegian singer-songwriter that we covered on release of his debut tracks in February 2016. At the time we promised to update you on his debut EP, and we're delighted to tell you that it will be released formally in May. In advance of that EP he has released a single which is simply entitled 'Friends'.
We commented last year on the dreamy quality of his tracks, and we see that again in 'Friends', the vocals are easy on the ear with a gentle melody weaving its way through the track. But the new song is very different from the original 'Miles' debut, as now we have a full band sound to accompany him, with 'chunkier' guitars and the track ends with a brilliantly chaotic saxophone solo of sorts. I think the track works really well, and this all bodes well for the EP release.
Listen to 'Friends' here:
Following a successful debut at the prestigious Trondheim Calling earlier this month (we'll be writing about a couple of artists 'new' to Nordic Music Review who also played there), Herman Wildhagen will also be playing as support to Thomas Dybdahl in Trondheim on the 18th March. We mentioned last year that he was influenced by Dybdahl, so this is sure to be a fairly special gig.
We'll try and cover the EP in May, if we're not deluged with new albums and organising Nordic showcase gigs in Manchester around then.
Check out Herman Wildhagen in the following places, where you can also find details of the Thomas Dybdahl gig: