House By The Lake - 'National Park'
House by the Lake is a hidden pearl among the many indie folk acts nowadays. Behind the artist name, stands singer songwriter Sondre Strandskog Arnesen, who with this delivers a lovely acoustic folk-pop track. It sounds like if Fleet Foxes and The Hollies had a baby. Full of yearning vocals and beautiful harmonies, this track is worth having a listen to. House by the lake is still unsigned, but will release an EP this fall titled Sæheimr. The mixing of the single has been done by Matias Tellez, who also plays in no less than two other bands we have written about here earlier; Put Your Hands Up For Neo-Tokyo and Young Dreams.
To celebrate the release of Oya Festival’s new split release in association with Music Export Norway, which will feature a self-titled track from the fantastic nordic-pop collective Young Dreams and ‘Above All’ by ska-girl outfit Razika, the two bands will be playing two special London shows at the Lexington and Club NME this Thursday and Friday. [read more]
To have either Korallreven, Lemonade or Baio remix your track would be a pretty awesome thing, but all three of them? [read more]
"If I have to say something about 'Fog of War' it would be that it's about not seeing clearly what's happening on the other side. It creates a need for help in a desperate situation - hence 'Fog of War' and the cry for help from Athena (Athene) who is the goddess of wisdom, courage and inspiration in Greek mythology." [read more]