'Are You Having Fun Yet' - 'High as a Concept' (single)
All the bands and artists we've covered today have been new to Nordic Music Review, so we'll now cover 2 that have been featured before, starting with Norwegian band 'Are You Having Fun Yet'. We introduced you to this Norwegian based band last summer after they made quite an impression with a stream of online tracks, and appearances at festivals and the always excellent Sofar Sounds.
Anyway they're back and the good news is that their new track 'High as a Concept' is released today, and it's the first single from their debut album which is due to be released in May. It's a typically well written song from the trio, I like the way this band fuse together different styles into their music, the vocals are sumptuously smooth and there is a natural energy that seems to keep their music afloat. It has an unusual and really likeable instrumental section at the end too, which shows that this is a band not afraid to do things differently.
This is 'High as a Concept':
So the debut album is due on May 25th, which is great news for me as I'll be on my holidays and can listen on the beach, but probably bad news for anyone expecting a timely review.... put the date in your diaries and take a listen for yourself anyway.