Norwegian duo The Other End – consisting of Alexander Breidvik and Ida Knoph-Solholm – have been around a while with their music; we saw them perform live at one of their first gigs in 2018 at the Vill Vill Vest festival in Bergen.
Since then many things happened: They moved from Norway to Berlin in 2019 to write songs for their album – just to escape back to Norway in March 2020 due to the rising pandemic. They recorded 11 songs in the PhatCat studios in Moss, together with guitarist and producer Cato Salsa (Madrugada), drummer Olaf Olsen (Bigbang, Needlepoint) and one of Bergen’s most known and avtive bass player, Chris Holm (Sondre Lerche, Orions Belte). The played all of the song in a full live-setting, giving it a very spontaneous touch.
“It’s far from anything we have made earlier. The energy that appeared in the studio just had to be harnessed, and now when we return with new music we want to return with a bang. This is the feelgood rocker on the album, although the lyrics might suggest something else“, the band says.
What a fresh, garage-rock attempt to the song that on the other is well planned and played out – those guitar riffs are just fab and the chorus is thriving. ‘Gas Station light‘ is a good opener for the return of The Other End.
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