Posts Tagged ‘Highasakite’

April 19, 2018
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We’ve had quite a journey with Norway’s Highasakite these past four years , having fallen for their indie pop just before the group released their 2014 album Silent Treatment. By the time their next album Camp Echo dropped in 2016, their sound had developed a dark dynamic and an electro-charged magnificence strikingly different from their earlier more organic offerings. We’ve been fortunate enough to catch them on tour for every one of these fantastic records and love both iterations of Highasakite’s music. And now, Highasakite are back once again with a new single named Out Of Order, on which they’ve returned to their roots with a willowy billowing form of wayfaring alt pop. At the helm of the song is Ingrid Helene Håvik and her remarkable voice, while Trond Bersu steps into the role of producer. Out Of Order details an “inoperable”, “sideways” state of being, loosely inspired by the loss of Bersu’s grandmother. Perhaps the new single means we’ll be hearing more from Highasakite soon. We’re hoping for it. Out Of Order is available, here.

April 25, 2017
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Norwegian quintet Highasakite has been a spectacular band to follow in the past several years. From their earlier folk flavored offerings to their later progressive electronic offerings, Highasakite has continued to evolve and strengthen, leaving us ever excited for what they might have developing for us next. The Norwegians re-surface with a sweeping composition on which they collaborate with Stargate, the prolific production team responsible for countless dominating hits who only recently stepped into the limelight to welcome deserved universal acclaim. Unlike some of Highasakite’s more urgent brooding pieces, new song 5 Million Miles is more of a triumphant and euphoric alt pop aria. Its regal clattering, beat propulsive production builds to a chiming vibrancy that recalls Felix Snow and Cashmere Cat’s handiwork, but its weightless sprightliness is also much distinct to Stargate, as we’ve come to realize now that they’ve released music under their name, alongside Sia and more. Stargate and Highasakite prove to be a divine partnership on 5 Million Miles, a more than enchanting dose of the band’s Scandi-pop. The single, out on Propeller, can be purchased from iTunes, here

August 10, 2016
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August 9, 2016
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I’ve been a fan of Norwegian band Highasakite for some time now, even having seen them live a handful of times in the past. But I must say that they’ve transcended themselves with their glorious new material, and I can’t help but look forward with much eager anticipation to seeing them once again when they play Popscene in San Francisco on September 16th. Newly revealed single Samurai Swords is fine example of why. The darkly sinuous, grand pummeling electronic pop song knocks me right off my feet. The epic stateliness that the song’s title evokes certainly goes hand in hand with the song’s explosive and intense power. Samurai Swords comes from Highasakite’s album Camp Echo, out now on Propeller Records.

April 8, 2016
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It nearly feels like I’ve won a golden ticket, to what I’m not sure of, after diving over and over into the rich and florid electropop of Highasakite’s Golden Ticket. The single is the latest taste from the Norwegian band’s sophomore album, one which is stacking up to be a fabulously intriguing release. Camp Echo will be dropping on May 20th. Both Golden Ticket and previously revealed Someone Who’ll Get It have demonstrated a shift in Highasakite’s sound. The dark folk pop of yore seems miles away these days as we’re walloped with bigger, bolder vibrancy. Pre-order Camp Echo from various outlets, here.

January 29, 2016

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Someone Who’ll Get It may very well be the most bewitching song ever from Norwegian quintet Highasakite, who finely balance menacing undertones with glimmering synths and enchanting vocals on the exceptional new single. Though I’ve always adored the band, I’m more than impressed with their dark new direction on the intricate song, the first single from Highasakite’s sophomore full length out later this year. Moodily haunting yet driving and full of vitality, Someone Who’ll Get It speaks volumes of what’s to come from Highasakite. I’m left excited for their next album. Stream Someone Who’ll Get It on Spotify above and Soundcloud below.

June 2, 2015
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Norwegian folk pop quintet Highasakite revealed their very first single since last year’s debut album Silent Treatment, after regaling us with their cover of Bon Iver’s Heavenly Father last month. Keep That Letter Safe is an emotionally charged, grandiose ballad with plenty of that Lykke Li like dark Scandinavian charm that I gravitate towards with ease. Keep That Letter Safe is out today on iTunes. Highasakite will be touring with Of Monsters and Men on their UK/European tour next month.

April 18, 2015
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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Norwegian folk pop band Highasakite, who reminded me of a more pop-centric Of Monsters and Men at times last year. This week, they’ve unleashed a magnificent, moody cover of Bon Iver’s Heavenly Father, which was originally from the soundtrack for Zach Braff’s film Wish I Was Here. Highasakite’s cover is gloriously majestic, yet poignantly sentimental. Lead singer Helene’s voice is stunning. The dark folk flavors of this ballad beg comparison to Lykke Li’s music.

January 31, 2014
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Some months ago, I discovered a Norwegian folk pop band named Highasakite and immediately feel deeply in love with their enchanting sound. They immediately reminded me of Of Monsters and Men, but more pop-centric. Leaving No Traces is a soaring, sweeping, grand single off their upcoming official debut album Silent Treatment, out March 3 (not counting the domestic album they released back at home in 2012). If you missed my feature last year, do listen to Since Last Wednesday below, as well as Indian Summer.

January 31, 2014
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Some months ago, I discovered a Norwegian folk pop band named Highasakite and immediately feel deeply in love with their enchanting sound. They immediately reminded me of Of Monsters and Men, but more pop-centric. Leaving No Traces is a soaring, sweeping, grand single off their upcoming official debut album Silent Treatment, out March 3 (not counting the domestic album they released back at home in 2012). If you missed my feature last year, do listen to Since Last Wednesday below, as well as Indian Summer.