This fine review of Hey There by Vilnes was written by the Dutch music blog Gobsmag.
Vilnes at Hypem
A few months ago we wrote briefly about song Gabriella by de Noor Vilnes. A few days ago he released a new track with the song Hey There. And that song sounds great, a bit like what KALEO has been conquering many people with for years. But there’s also a hint of Americana in it. In short, a very tasty combination!
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).