Noise-Rock/No-Wave band from Oslo, Norway, consisting of Vidar Evensen, Linn Nystadnes and Åse Røyset.
OUT FRIDAY THE 13th FEB 2015:
Released as a collaboration between Norway Rat Records (Årabrot/Noxagt) and Haugesund's own Kaffi Fanzine, the single comes with a HGSD X Deathcrush art zine. A 20-page booklet of illustrations, drawn by the band's very own drummer Vidar Evensen and Kaffi editor/HGSD Skate Rats Martin Mentzoni. It even includes a back-catalogue bonus track!
Lesson #15 for Andreas Larssen / Andy – or just "Andy" for short – serves you a quick slice of Deathcrush; a furious anti-hit.
Fun fact: Andy was the very last song written with the band's original drummer, hence the name. And lyrics...
Written by Linn Nystadnes & Deathcrush. Engineered by Billy Anderson (Swans/Melvins) at Studio Studio Nyhagen (TNT), Toten, Norway 2014. Mixed by Linn Nystadnes at Transgressive House, Oslo, Norway 2014. Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service, USA 2014.
Deathcrush's ongoing single-series playfully mixes hip hop, pop, trash metal and noise-rock. Recorded by Jørgen Træen (Datarock, Annie) or Billy Anderson (Swans, Melvins), and mixed by Jørgen Træen and the band's own Linn Nystadnes the singles manifests their sly, catchy sound; what John Robb called "a stunning and effective dissemination of the New York sassy cool trash aesthetic into a new century and with their own vital slant".
The single series kicked off with nothing less than a flexi disc double poster magazine. Before this, without releasing as much as a single, the band toured extensively, including Roskilde (DK), Øya (NO), Way Out West (SE), Iceland Airwaves (ICE) and Eurosonic (NL), supporting bands as diverse as Battles, Melt-Banana and Vivian Girls. They have also been invited on tour with bands like Sleigh Bells (US), Trentemøller (DK) and The Dillinger Escape Plan (US).DEATHCRUSH MUSIC:
Sweat, battery acid energy and gritty guitars — The trio delivers energy as if all members just ate AA batteries and turn the whole crowd electric. Deathcrush is without a doubt a band you will hear more from in the future.
Deathcrush are one of the coolest bands I've ever seen... they have created riot music for the 21st century. (...) Watch out South By South West. You are Tokyo. Deathcrush are Godzilla.
John Doran, The Quietus (UK)
Two outrageously sexy tigresses with guitars – the coolest band around at this point in time.
Le Monde (FR)
Norwegian trio Deathcrush are the day’s greatest thrill, with front women Åse Røyset and Linn Nystadnes channelling Kim Gordon at her nastiest over drummer Andreas Larssen’s Helmet nodding ballast.
e: chris (at) made.no
INT: Eccentric Gent
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NOR: Amber Booking
e: jarle (at) amber.no
Contact the band:
band (at) deathcrush.no