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.
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. Continue reading →
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.
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.
Song: Good Old Days. Time: 2:23: Release 11. january 2019
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
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).
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.