To celebrate the release of the first music issue of Oh Oslo, we are giving away two sets of two tickets of Valkyrien’s unplugged concert at Rockefeller on 23 March for FREE. Watch the video and answer the question correctly in the comments below to compete for a chance to win two tickets. The deadline is on next Wednesday (21 March).
*The tickets are sponsored by Rockefeller.
Valkyrien is a prolific Oslo-based indie band that takes inspiration from Norwegian folk music traditions. Originally a hardingfele trio band called Valkyrien Allstars consisting of Tuva Syvertsen, Erik Sollid and Ola Hilmen, Valkyrien has gone through a shake-up in the line up, with Hilmen leaving and two previously associative members bassist Magnus Larsen and drummer Martin Langlie becoming regular members of the group. Valkyrien’s music has also reflected their changes over the years. They are now a progressive four-piece band that audaciously blends elements of electronic, jazz and prog rock with Norwegian folk traditions.
Meanwhile, known for her big curly hairstyle and explosive live performance, front figure Tuva has achieved icon status locally. Openly lesbian, she is sometimes seen on different TV programmes, from shows about LGBT issues to music shows.
Jeg lover deg – Prøv å si noe til meg nå (2016)
Opening with the line ”ikke gå fra meg (Don’t leave me)”, Jeg lover deg is a complex, emotionally stirring ten-minute song that speaks directly to your soul.
Instant kaos – Prøv å si noe til meg nå (2016)
A harmoniously chaotic jazzy/proggy piece, Instant kaos is another standout track from their fifth album ”Prøv å si noe til meg nå”.
I kamra – Prøv å si noe til meg nå (2016)
A political song that slags off the government chamber (kamra). The chorus goes ”Hvor var dere da det gjaldt (Where were you then?) / hjalp dere ingen med ingenting. (You helped nobody with nothing.)” The music video is a compilation of the footage of previous right-wing coalition government.
*Photo credit: Valkyrien. Video credit: NRK