Press release – Vilnes EP

Vilnes EP – Indie pop from Norway

It has been a great year for Vilnes! He was recently awarded Best Male Artist by Radio Wigwam(UK). In Norway the single Story Unsaid was listed for 12 weeks by the national Broadcaster NRK P1. Spotify’s editorial team did also select  several tracks  for their New Music Friday Norway playlist. Several songs are also playlisted by Alex Rainbird Music’s  Youtube channel with 750K followers!

His first 5 track EP is available on streaming services, world wide & elsewhere. Go to VILNE S EP

Vilnes EP

The new tracks are the opening track Helping Dude and the beautiful Going Home closes this first multi track release from Vilnes. 

With this release Vilnes showcases both his amazing voice and his skills in songwriting.  There is no formula to the song book of Vilnes. Variation is the key, but still there is a signature. His ability to make rich songs with irresistibly catchy lines and hooks is amazing, and it is all present on this EP.

Musical performances by Eivind Vilnes, Felix Rudi, Einaras Baltrimas, Ella Helén Bukkøy, Stian Brungot og Sigmund Weyergang Omvik. 

The EP was produced by Jon-Anders Orlien.


  1. Helping Dude 3:07
  2. Story Unsaid 2:47
  3. Play with Me 3:00
  4. Good Old Days 2:22
  5. Going Home 3:49

Links to music streaming services

The VILNES EP is available on most music services. The campaign site includes links to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube and more.

Quotes from reviews:

  • This really is 2 minutes 40 seconds of indie pop genius.  – Nordic Music Review (UK)
  • Irresistible, catchy and uplifting , Phonograph Me (Portuguese)
  • Yet again we have to look to Norway for a new name appearing in the heaven of pop music (, Sweden)
  • Play With Me is a irresistibly catchy song. The mood is uplifting and inviting. (Hot Lunch Music, USA)

Details – Vilnes EP

  • Release date: 6. December 2019
  • Radio: Formatted MP3. Please ask for files for broadcast – lekrofon@singstad-music-com
  • All Songs are written by Vilnes. 
  • Twitter handles: @vilnes_official (artist) @lekrofon (label)
  • Label: Lekrofon | Facebook | web | Instagram | Spotify | YouTube |
  • Distribution by The Orchard

Sales Points – playlist and radio

  • Awarded Best Male Artist of 2019 by Radio Wigwam (UK)
  • Selected by the Spotify editorial team
  • Selected for playlists by AlexRainbirdMusic
  • Playlisted for 12 weeks on NRK P1 National radio in Norway)
  • Previous releases presented on the legendary Radio Caroline (UK), heavy rotation on several indie net radios.
  • Previous awards from Eggstock, Emergenza and Bandwagon with former bands
  • Promotion by Singstad Music / Lekrofon ( 2x Norwegian Grammy winner)
  • Distribution by The Orchard

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



Vilnes – Best Male Artist award 2019

Vilnes awarded Best Male Artist by Radio Wigwam!

Vilnes was recently awarded “Best Male Artist” by Radio-Wigwam (UK) . His last single “Story Unsaid” was listed on national radio (NRK P1). His first single “Demons” was released a year ago. The song was “2 minutes and 40 seconds of indie pop genius”, according to a Nordic Music Review (UK).

Vilnes – Best Male artist 2019 by Radio Wigwam.

Since late october 2018 singer and songwriter Eivind Vilnes has released 4 songs. They have all been praised by reviewers and radio DJs. Indie radio stations all over the world have played his songs. Several of the songs have also been selected for playlisting by the editorial team of Spotify.

The folks at Radio Wigwam was one of the first to recognise the great talent of Vilnes. The debut single Demons was a part of the radio station’s cavalcade of 2018. One year later Vilnes is awarded Best Male Artist. Vilnes, his band and the management is very about this, and it absolutely inspires us to go on!

Radio Wigwam is a net radio in UK focusing on new indie music from all over the world. Their mix of new music and a curated selection of songs from the history of rock and pop makes a great listening experience for those genuinely interested in music and everyone else.

Vilnes releases on Lekrofon

So far Vilnes has released 4 songs. Lekrofon will soon release the first Vilnes EP. This will include some of the singles, and two new tracks.

In addition to the award from Radio Wigwam, Vilnes has achieved playlisting on national radio (NRK P1) in Norway for 12 weeks with Story Unsaid. Local and regional radio stations in Norway have also played his songs. Radio 102 in the city of Haugesund have playlisted two of his songs, giving him more than 10 weeks on their charts. Indie stations in South Africa, Australia, Argentina and the USA have played the music of Vilnes.

Play With Me and Story Unsaid was selected for playlisting by the music channel of Alex Rainbird (700K followers!). Spotify have selected several tracks for their New Music Friday playlists.

Several new singles is planned for release from early 2020. Follow Vilnes on streaming services like Spotify or on social media to catch up with new releases!

Singstad Music and the label Lekrofon is proud to work with the amazing Vilnes and his magic band. And thanks again to Radio Wigwam for bringing attention to the new music of today!

Vilnes – Best Male artist 2019