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.

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

Tracklist

  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 (Popmuzik.se, 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 |

Sales Points – playlist and radio

  • Awarded Best Male Artist of 2019 by Radio Wigwam (UK)
  • Selected by the Spotify editorial team
  • 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

 

 

Specific Moments – 1234 EP

Press release: Specific Moments – 1234 EP

Specific Moments release their debut EP called 1234! All four tracks are guitar driven indie pop with catchy lines that really sticks! This summer the band appeared on a show hosted by  Laura Friman on  Radio Helsinki, while touring in Finland and the Baltics.  A lot of indie radio stations around the world played the single Fly Me Away, and it also found its way to lots of indie playlists on Spotify as well. We hope you all are ready to have party, and to sing along with the Specific Moments!

The four track Specific Moments EP 1234 is released to give the listeners a proper introduction to this four piece band from Bergen, Norway. 

Available on music services like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Google Play, YouTube and  other services around the world.

All songs by Specific Moments. Produced by Daniel Birkeland. Released by Lekrofon.   

Tracklist

  • Fly Me Away 3:28
  • Carry On 3:54
  • We all Should Have Known 4:27
  • I Just Wanna 4:11

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Specific Moments – 1234 EP. Cover art by Samy Wilkman

Specific Moments – indie pop from Bergen, Norway

Specific Moments is a happy go lucky band from Bergen, Norway. Still, their songs are about real life issues. This is music suitable for that really good party mood and those moments when a proper song is what you need to get things going. The Specific Moments EP 1234 brings out this mood.

The band is fronted by the singers Fredrik Søreide  and Martin Meneilly. As you can guess by the name, Mr. Meneilly’s first beer  was not not a lager served in some metric scaled glass. No, not at all. A proper pint of stout it was, in the heart of Belfast with his father and his friends.They had all been a part of the police and had lived through troubled times, but as proper paddymen they were happy, funny and filled with life. May this be the root of Martin’s peace and love attitude, and his wish to throw a good party to the audience?  

Fredrik Søreide is a high energy rock dude, raised on punk and indie rock! His voice is a power horse, and covers a wide range. This means stage presence, and his punk influences makes his lyrics speak out!   

Kenny Larsen the drummer claims to be introvert, but his drumming seems to make the bands audience gravitate to the dance floor! Together with new bass mann Bendik Myrene Bleikli, he keeps the party going! 

Details – Specific Moments – 1234 EP – Lekrofon

  • Playlists and radio: uplifting moods like indie party and feel good indie, sing along indie, and coffeelists
  • Radio: Ask for files for Broadcast.  (Formatted and tagged MP3 or specified fileformat)
  • All songs is written by Specific Moments. 
  • Produced by Daniel Birkeland, Havnelageret Studio
  • Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studio
  • Cover Art: Samy Wilkman
  • Press photo: Jørgen Jakobsen
  • Label: Lekrofon
  • Catalog: LEK019 UPC:194491284503 
  • Twitter handles: @SpecificMoment  (artist) @lekrofon (label)

Sales Points

  • Previous tracks played on NRK P13. (National Broadcaster of Norway)
  • Singles played on indie stations worldwide.
  • Strong local support, touring in the baltic area. 
  • Promotion by Singstad Music / Lekrofon ( 2x Norwegian Grammy winner)
  • Distribution by The Orchard

Music Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Funky Pop

Similar bands/inspirations: John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage The Elephant & Foo Fighters

Instruments: Vocals, Guitars, Saxophone & Horns, Keys, Bass and Drums

 

Single – We all Should Have Known by Specific Moments

Press Photo - Specific Moments

Press ReleaseWe All Should Have Known is about trying to be responsible by relating to current affairs, and the feeling when you realize you gave away your trust a bit to easily. (Remember sexy sadie?) However, in the good spirit of the Specific Moments mentality, life goes on, Keep the good vibe, and carry on. The catchy chorus should inspire optimism and forward movement.  

Specific Moments is a quartet playing feel good party music with proper lyrics that makes sense when you listen to their music on your own. They are known for a  live show that get their audience on their feet, dancing and enjoying the sing along moments! 

Specific Moments is from Bergen Norway. Bergen is the main city in the fjords of Norway, and a melting pot for musicians and songwriters in Norway. 

We All Should Have Known is the last single from their forthcoming EP entitled 1234 scheduled for release in November 2019. 

 

 

 

Details – We All Should Have Known – Specific Momets – Lekrofon

  • Music Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Funky Pop
  • Radio: Ask for formatted MP3 files.  lekrofon@singstad-music.com.
  • We All Should Have Known is written by Specific Moments. 
  • Produced by Daniel Birkeland, Havnelageret Studio
  • Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studio
  • Label: Lekrofon ISRC:QM7281942760  
  • Catalog: LEK018 UPC:194491284336
  • Distribution: The Orchard
  • Twitter handles: @SpecificMoment  (artist) @lekrofon (label)
  • Similar bands/inspirations: John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage The Elephant & Foo Fighters
  • Instruments: Vocals, Guitars, Saxophone, Keys,  Bass and Drums

Cover art

Cover art: We All Should Have Known

Cover art: Specific Moments – We All Should Have Known (Lekrofon)

Specific Moments

For information about the release, radio promo and so on, contact Singstad Music/ Lekrofon at lekrofon@singstad-music.com

Specific Moments is managed by Myrna Braza

Vilnes til Vill Vill Vest

Vilnes slapp sin første singel på slutten av 2018. På kort tid har han markert seg som en ny spennende norsk artist. På kort tid har Vilnes rukket å stå på programmet til festivaler som Bergenfest og Øyafestivalen. Siste singel Story Unsaid er på NRK P1 sine spillelister Også Spotify har også vært raus med listeplasseringer. Under Vill Vill Vest vender Vilnes tilbake til Bergens nye klubbskatt, Underlig. Der har Villnes og hans magiske band fylt huset før! 

Vilnes

Første omtale kom fra engelske Nordic Music Review som kalte debuten for “2:40 minutes of indie pop genius”. Legendariske Radio Caroline ga spilletid til Vilnes. Her hjemme var det Spotify sin norske redaksjon som først så talentet. Play With Me og Story Unsaid ble lagt til å Spotifys offisielle lister. Senere har også NRK P1 lagt til Story Unsaid til B-listen. Eivind Vilnes er ingen nykommer på scenen, ikke i det hele tatt. Det først som soloartist oppmerksomheten kom. 

En av musikerne som ville være med på Vilnes sin reise var Felix Rudi. Han hadde allerede en Spellemannspris med MK’s Marvellous Medicine. Han fikk overtalt sin tidligere manager til å høre på noen innspillinger, og å se hovedpersonen Eivind Vilnes på scenen på et av David Pavels mange jam og showcase arrangementer. I slutten av 2018 signerte Vilnes med Singstad Music og labelen Lekrofon (Spellemannspris med Jørgen Sandvik 2018).  

Vilnes og hans magiske Band

På scenen stiller Vilnes med et stort band av fantastiske musikere. Først viste de seg på bransjefestivalen Blest i Førde. Første offentlige konsert på Underlig i Bergen ble nesten utsolgt. Bergenfest fanget opp talentet, og dermed fikk Vilnes og hans magiske band vist seg på en av landets viktigste festivaler. Det ble også en solo-opptreden på Malakoff Gatefest 2019! På Øyafestivalens Klubbkveld var Vilnes en av de anbefalte artistene. 

Vilnes at the Blest Festival, Norway

På Vill Vill Vest stiller Vilnes med hele det magiske bandet. Eivind Vilnes synger, spiller gitar og piano. Øvrige er Ella Hélen Bukkøy (fele og kor), Miriam Tumyr (kor), Einaras Baltrimas (saksofon), Øystien Høynes (bass) Sigurd Steinkopf vikarierer for nevnte Felix N Rudi på trommer denne dagen. Konsertene preges selvsagt av Vilnes enorme stemme. Eivind Vilnes’ utrolige talent som popkomponist gjør at bandet også får vist seg frem! Repertoaret er allerede stort og variert, og popperler av forskjellig slag trylles frem som kaniner fra en utømmelig hatt! Det er ingen tvil om at Vilnes og hans magiske band vil prege norsk musikkliv i årene som kommer. 

 

Utgivelser 

Det er sluppet fire singler så langt. En EP ser dagens lys i løpet av høsten. Samtidig ferdigstilles en rekke nye godbiter i Duper Studio med produsent legenden Yngve L. Sætre. 

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