Press release Jørgen Sandvik – Regrets

Jørgen Sandvik – Regrets

At last, a new recording from the award  winning blues man is available!

Regrets is a reflection on one’s life as the sun sets. It has become some sort of fashion to not have regrets. This song may be considered a comment to this.

This song is written, performed and produced by Jørgen Sandvik. He plays acoustic guitars, 12-strings, dulcimer, his custom lap-steel and bass drum and sings all voices. Mixed by Yngve L. Sætre in Duper Studios. Made in Bergen, Norway.

Jørgen Sandvik was awarded the “Spellemannspris” for his 2018 album Permanent Vacation. This price is an Norwegian Grammy.

 

Information

  • Genre:  blues, folk, indie blues
  • Regrets is written, recorded and produced by Jørgen Sandvik
  • Mixed  in Duper Studio by Yngve L. Sætre
  • Label: Lekrofon
  • Twitter handles: @Jorgen_Sandvik (artist) @lekrofon (label)

Salespoints

  • Jørgen Sandvik awarded the Spellemannspris (Grammy)
  • Listed on Spotify
  • Known from the folk pop band Real Ones
  • Promo: Singstad Music/Lekrofon (2x Grammys)

Links

Press release Vilnes – Story Unsaid

 

 

The new single from the Indie Pop Genius of Norway was selected for the New Music Friday Norway by the Spotify editorial team! It also found its way to the chart of an South African indie radio upon release. That’s fun!

Story Unsaid is mainly about the choices we make, and how our choices over time develop into stories. This message is seen through the eyes of a free, spirited and unspoiled youth. The journey has just begun for this kid and treats such as beauty, nature and love is yet to be discovered.

Story Unsaid is the fourth single from the Norwegian indie artist Vilnes. The last release was selected for the New Music Friday Norway by the editorial team of Spotify.  Story unsaid is yet another gem from the “indie-pop genius”.  The mood is laid back and chilled, but uplifting. In a strange way it is sentimental, but makes you want to move on.  This one also showcases Vilnes as a very fine singer to be reckoned with.

Playlists: suitable for playlists with focus on uplifting moods like summer and coffeelists.
Genres: Indie pop and rock.   

Quotes:

  • Irresistible, catchy and uplifting , Phonograph Me (Portuguese)
  • Norwegian frontman channels the wistful folk aesthetic of Fleet Foxes, Mystic Sons (UK)
  • I want to hear more from Vilnes! (Hilde Zahl, NRK P1)
  • we all hereby formally request a full album  (Nordic Music Review, UK)
  • Yet again we have to look to Norway for a new name appearing in the heaven of pop music (Popmuzik.se, Sweden)
  • It’s absolutely brilliant, and I love every second of it, UK Indiependent
  • ..we ask ourselves “Why is this single so good?”  (Comeherefloyd, UK)
  • Play With Me is a irresistibly catchy song. The mood is uplifting and inviting. (Hot Lunch Music, USA)
  • The organic nature of this release adds immensely to its strength and appeal. (Stereo Stckman, UK)
  • This really is 2 minutes 40 seconds of indie pop genius.  – Nordic Music Review (UK)
  • Regardless of your previous mood, Good Old Days by V I L N E S will make you happy. – Studentradioen I Bergen

Details

  • Release date: 10. May 2019
  • Campaign sites: Preview| pre-save | Soundcloud | Vilnes at Spotify |
  • Radio: Please ask for files for broadcast.  (Nomally  formatted and tagged MP3 -320)
  • Story Unsaid  is written by Vilnes.
  • Label: Lekrofon
  • Twitter handles: @vilnes_official (artist) @lekrofon (label)

Sales Points

  • Selected by the Spotify editorial team
  • Vilnes is playlisted on Norwegian Radio Stations
  • Previous releases presented on the legendary Radio Caroline (UK), heavy rotation on several indie net radios.
  • Awards from Eggstock, Emergenza and Bandwagon with former bands
  • Promotion by Singstad Music / Lekrofon ( 2x Norwegian Grammy winner)
  • Distribution by The Orchard
  • Partner in Germany:  Solar Penguin

Music Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative Folk

Similar bands/inspirations: Jamie Lidell, Nick Waterhouse, Eric Hutchinson, Allen Stone and Hozier.

Instruments: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Fiddle, Bass and Drums

 

Jørgen Sandvik awarded best blues album of 2018

Press release

Jørgen Sandvik is awarded the best blues album of 2018 in Norway

Jørgen Sandvik was awarded the “Spellemannspris” for his debut album. This award is the Norwegian recording industry’s prize, comparable to the more famous Grammy. The album Permanent Vacation awarded best blues album of the year.

The album was released in March 2018. It was produced by Ivar Chelsom Vogt and Jørgen Sandvik, and mixed and mastered by Jørgen Træen. The album was released by Lekrofon. CD and LP is distributed by Plastic Head Distribution and Border Music (Norway)

This is Sandviks first prize as a solo artist. He has previously won the Spellemannspris and other awards with the band Real Ones and others.

The album was recognized as important by reviewers. Jørgen Sandvik “moves the blues forward”, and “saves the blues” are relevant quotes from reviews.

The singles was played by blues oriented radio stations all over the world, and the song “Is There Hope” was selected for playlisting by the editorial team of Spotify.

Contact: 
Gaute Singstad, manager
+ 908 73 161, gs@singstad-music.com

 

Play With Me by Vilnes

Play With Me is the third single from the Norwegian singer songwriter Vilnes. Play With Me is a irresistibly catchy song. The mood is uplifting and inviting. This is 3:00 minutes of indie pop magic, born for the airwaves and playlists for indie, summer moods and feelgood.

Play With Me» is about expressing the basic need we feel towards having a partner in crime, how much easier things would become as the force of two, and the lengths we would be able to go to if we were to find someone with 100% mutual vibes.

Previous to release, Play With Me is played on the legendary Radio Caroline, Radio Wigwam and Bombshell Radio this week.

Said about the two first songs from Vilnes:

  • This really is 2 minutes 40 seconds of indie pop genius.  – Nordic Music Review (UK)
  • Regardless of your previous mood, Good Old Days by V I L N E S will make you happy. – Studentradioen I Bergen
  • Yet again we have to look to Norway for a new name appearing in the heaven of pop music  Popmuzik.se

Details

  • Release date: 1. March 2019
  • Campaign sites: Preview| pre-save | Soundcloud 
  • Radio: Ask for file for broadcast! (Formatted MP3)
  • Play With Me is written by Vilnes

Label: Lekrofon ISRC: QM4TX1912479

Jørgen Sandvik nominert til Spellemannspris

Pressemelding
8. februar 2019

Jørgen Sandvik nominert til Spellemannsprisen 2018

Jørgen Sandvik 2018

Jørgen Sandvik er nominert til Spellemannsprisen for sitt første soloalbum kalt Permanent Vacation. Kritikere uttalte at Jørgen Sandvik “redder bluesen”, at det er håp for bluesen og at han bringer bluesen fremover.  Låter fra albumet har blitt spilt på radiostasjoner over hele Europa. Albumet er produsert av Ivar Chelsom Vogt og Jørgen selv, begge kjent fra Real Ones.

Det har blitt sagt at Jørgen Sandvik “redder bluesen”, og at han tar sjangeren videre. Selv ser Jørgen bluesen først og fremst som en tilstand. Hans posisjon i blues-tradisjonen er å både å se lengre tilbake og lengre frem.

“Is there hope?” trekkes ofte frem som et av høydepunktene fra platen. Den ble også valgt ut av Spotifys redaksjon, og spilles hyppig på spillelisten Morgenkaffe. Sangen var også innom Norway Viral 50 Norway noen uker i høst!

Jørgen Sandvik (43) har tidligere vunnet to Spellemannspriser med Real Ones, og en med Sigrid Moldestad.

  • Nominert i kategorien blues
  • Pressebilder: jorgensandvik.com
  • Albumet ble utgitt på Lekrofon 16. mars 2018.
  • Distribusjon CD og LP: Plastic Head og Border Music (Norge)

Kontakt:

Gaute Singstad
+ 908 73 161
gs@singstad-music.com

 

Good Old Days by Vilnes

Press release:  Good Old Days by Vilnes

Vilnes - Good Old Days

Vilnes – Good Old Days

Good Old Day tells us something about how everything in our childhood feels easier and more enjoyable. The lyrics are reminiscing about one’s past. V I L N E S has chosen to wrap the significance of the lyrics up in a feel-good laid back pop-vibe. This is catchy indie pop suitable for airplay and playlists for indie pop and indie rock. Very great for that morning coffee mood.

Bio

V I L N E S is in his twenties. An even younger Vilnes enjoyed some recognition with earlier bands. One morning he got a phone call from a major Norwegian festival telling him that they just had to play at the festival. After the conversation Vilnes enjoyed his morning coffee and life in general. But he could not escape the idea of “having to play”. Do I have to do this and that? Anyway, he keeps his guitar within reach, and before he even knew it a new song was popping into his mind. Eager to know if other could like it, he brought his guitar and entered the streets of  Bergen to present his new song to anyone passing by who might enjoy a new song. They did, and Vilnes is still writing new songs all the time in his free spirited way, but nowadays the phone calls are answered by his manager!

Vilnes. Photo Jim Hansen

Music

 

Background and releases

Good Old Days by Vilnes is listed on regional radio stations in Norway. The liveband will have their first gig at the showcase festival Blest 18. januar 2019.

V I L N E S first song ‘Demons’ was selected as one of the best songs of 2018 by Radio Wigwam (UK). According to Nordic Music Review (UK) “this really is 2 minutes 40 seconds of indie pop genius”. The Norwegian singer’s first song was also listed on a major Norwegian regional DAB radio station (OR).

Label: Lekrofon. Distribution The Orchard  ISRC: NOHFB1811010  Available on all major music services.

Produced by Jon-Anders Orlien. Written by Eivind Vilnes

Sales Points

  • Playlisted on Norwegian Radio Stations Ordentlig Radio and RAdio 102. DAB/FM/Internet
  • Presented on the legendary Radio Caroline (UK), heavy rotation on Radio – WIGWAM (UK)
  • Awards from Emergenza and Bandwagon with former bands
  • Promotion by Singstad Music (Norwegian Grammy with MK’s Marvellous Medicine)
  • Distribution by Phonofile/the Orchard

Music Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock

Similar bands: Shawn James, Jamie Lidell, Nick Waterhouse, Eric Hutchinson, Train

Instruments: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Sax, Bass and Drums

 

Up In Arms – singel

Singelen  Up In Arms fra stordbandet D’Accord er en fengende 70 talls rockelåt Up In Arms er om en rastløs sjel som ser ut til å havne i trøbbel. For å hedre det klassiske 7” singelformatet har vi inkludert en solid B-side,Growing Out Of My Mind. Dette er den andre av en serie singler fra prog bandet D’Accord. D’Accord har allerede høstet gode kritikker for sine tre første album.

Med singelen Up In Arms (3:50) utforsker D’AccorD sine rock’n’roll røtter. Effekten av rockens urkraft i form av gitar riff og fengende refrenger. B siden Growing Out Of Your Mind (7:11) er kanskje noe mindre radiovennlig og proggete med sine uventede latinske rytmer og improviserte soloer.

 

D’Accord har spilt på  festivaler rundt i Norway, Sverige og  Holland. De har delt scene med Focus, Wishbone Ash og Uriah Heep. De har vært supportband for  Enslaved og Kvelertak.

Up In Arms og Growing Out of Your Mind er skrevet og produsert av Daniel Måge. Spilt inn og arrangert av D’Accord. Master: Fluid Mastering – London. Utgitt av Lekrofon.

Ny singel fra D’Accord

Live By The Fire fra progrockerne D’Accord er en fengende rockelåt som klistrer seg lett til sinnet. Fett refreng i en radiovennlig låt som er enkel, men forbausende. Dette er den første av en rekke singler fra D’Accord. Låten er allerede klar for radiospilling på legendariske Radio Caroline (uk).

D’Accord har gitt ut tre kritikerroste album. Nå er det singelformatet som gjelder. Den fengende låten, den med hooket, refrenget og signaturen du ikke glemmer. Live By The Fire er den låten. Og når et progband satser på det enkle, blir det uansett rom for overraskelser og variasjon. Hør bare selv!

D’Accord spiller inn i sitt eget analoge studio, fri fra digitaliseringens endeløse og distraherende muligheter og kjedsommelighet. Dette er ren analog rock’n’roll med den helt rette lyden.

D’Accord har spilt på festivaler i Norge, Sverige og Holland. De har delt scene med Focus, Wishbone Ash og Uriah Heep.De har også spilt support for Enslaved and Kvelertak.

Live By The Fire er skrevet og produsert av Daniel Måge. Innspilt og arrangert av D’Accord. Master fra Fluid Mastering i London. Utgitt av Lekrofon. Katalog LEK 006 – ISRC: NOHFB1806010. Omslag: Lekrofon.

Press release – Jørgen Sandvik – The law

New single

Jørgen Sandvik – The Law

Cover from the single The Law by Jørgen Sandvik

The Law  is a single from the forthcomming album Permanent Vacation.

Jørgen Sandvik, the young Norwegian veteran has toured the world with the folk rock ensemble Real Ones. As a solo artist he plays the blues. To Jørgen the blues is a state of mind, not only a musical genre.

The Law is based on a blues classic by John Mayall, originally entitled The Laws must Change.  Jørgens Sandviks version has a lot of energy and a slightly psychedelic vibe. A fresh take on really cool song that still is relevant.

Jørgen Sandvik  is an award winning artist. He have received the “Spellemannspris” (A Norwegian Grammy) and awards and nominations for live performances and compositions.

The Law is recorded and produced by Jørgen Sandvik and Ivar Chelsom Vogt. Mix and mastering by Jørgen Træen.

Label

Lekrofon (Digital), Catalog: LEK 005 – ISRC NOHFB1808080.

Apollon Records will release the album Permanent Vacation on CD og LP. Release: March 2018.

Press release-Jørgen Sandvik – Tell Your Mother

Tell Your Mother

New single by Jørgen Sandvik

Jørgen Sandvik - Tell Your Mother

Tell Your Mother is a single from the forthcomming album Permanent Vacation.

Jørgen Sandvk, the young Norwegian veteran has toured the world with the folk rock ensemble Real Ones. As a solo artist he plays the blues. To Jørgen the blues is a state of mind, not only a musical genre.

Tell Your Mother is both traditional and refreshingly new, being a sneak peak into the album. Jørgen has a strong focus on tradition, yet he may use non traditional instruments like the 808, flutes, pump-organ and percussive use of an out of tune piano.

  • Release 15. desember 2017
  • Go to campaign site for links to services and more
  • Social media: Jørgen Sandvik @ Facebook | iTunes | Spotify | Tidal
  • mail us at gaute.singstad@singstad-music.com if you need files for broadcast or similiar.

 

Tell Your Mother is based on a song by Willie Cobbs (You Don’t Love Me) which derived from a Bo Diddley tune. Well known versions is recorded by the Allmann Brothers, John Mayall and Ike & Tina Turner.

Blues is based on traditions. Finding the origins of old songs may be a little complicated. Anyway, Tell Your Mother by Jørgen Sandviks is a unique recording, derived from a song credited to Willie Cobbs.

Jørgen Sandvik  is an award winning artist. He have received the “Spellemannspris” (A Norwegian Grammy) and awards and nominations for live performances and compositions.

Tell Your Mother is recorded and produced by Jørgen Sandvik and Ivar Chelsom Vogt. Mix and mastering by Jørgen Træen.

Label

Lekrofon (Digital), Catalog: LEK 004 – ISRC NOHFB1808020.

Apollon Records will release the album on CD og LP. Release: March 2018.