- 1The Queen03:40
- 2Land Of The Blind03:17
- 3Love Is Not Enough03:22
- 4Blue Eyed Angel03:31
- 5Slide A Little Closer05:44
- 6Time After Time03:14
- 7Your Walls03:55
- 9New Girl03:54
- 10No Good03:12
- 11Mountain Fairytale04:18
Info for Wilfred
Norwegian band Wilfred create an organic sound brimming with enthusiasm and sensibility. Although Norwegian band Wilfred would seem perfectly at home in New York, L.A. or Seattle, their classic Rock'n'Roll sound has a decidedly global ring to it. Thanks to its refined combination of monolithic Guitar-Rock and vivid Songwriter-Pop, the trio's debut album instantly turns them into an act to watch out for in the future.
A perfect balance between Singer/Songwriter-Pop and dynamic Guitar-Rock. There seems to be no end to the constant stream of exciting acts from jazz/pop/rock-wonderland Norway. To an outsider, some of them would seem at home in the clubs of Manhattan, New Orleans or Seattle. And yet, Wilfred are from brittle Oslo instead. The trio's name, culled from the main character of Johann Borgens's novel „Lillelord“, may well be the only obvious reference to their roots. Their musical influences, after all, rather stem from the classic americana-blend of pop, alternative country and rock, resulting in sweeping guitar-grooves and contageous melodies.
Wilfred has recorded eleven strong, personal and recognizable songs and their debut full-length album is now released on Songways/Ozella. All eleven tracks contained on the album are marked by a palpable enthusiasm and sensibility akin to the immediacy of 70s guitar-rock and further enriched with melodious pop-hooks. Even though their style congenially fuses elements of southern-rock, bluegrass and stadion rock, it nonetheless offers a truly individual approach free from any kind of nostalgic tendencies.
Love, passion and suffering are the main sources of inspiration for the trio's songs, and their knack for catchyness is equally apparent when writing ballads or uptempo-material: „Love is not enough“ constitutes a piece of edgy rock&blues referencing Jimi Hendrix. „The Queen“ leans towards the powerful script of Neil Young & Crazy Horse. „Blue Eyed Angel“ relies on a combination of refined vocal harmonies and uncompromising rock'n'roll feeling to heavenly effect. And while „Searching“ reveals a close proximity to the work of Tom Petty and the Traveling Wilburys, „Time after Time“ straddles the line between vivid songwriter-pop and the monolithical force of 70s rock.
In songs like these, Wilfred's debut develops the power to make you believe in the timeless and progressive power of Rock'n'Roll again. You can always trust these three musicians, on-demand session studio- and session-instrumentalists for the likes of Marit Larsen, to deliver. Their spirited performance and technical prowess are all part of a vision: To assure a sonically inspiring place for rock music in the future.
Although Norwegian band Wilfred would seem perfectly at home in New York, L.A. or Seattle, their classic Rock'n'Roll sound has a decidedly global ring to it. Thanks to its refined combination of monolithic Guitar-Rock and vivid Songwriter-Pop, the trio's debut album instantly turns them into an act to watch out for in the future.
'Their debut album starts fresh with a tough drive in the nineties and seventies influenced sound, with vocals that seem inspired by a Neil Young / REM. Wilfred downbeat pop-rock merged with country, the result is simple but good and stablepop melodies. All 11 songs have much variety of character. Listen to 'Blue eyed angel' its distinctive sound with noise elements and vocal development.” (Moss Avis)
Jan Terje Sager, Vocals Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Ingar Blix Aaeng, Bass, Vocals
Alf Magne Hillestad, Drums, Vocals
Thomas Stenersen, Electric Guitar, Slide, 12-String Electric Guitar
Olav Torgeir Kopsland, Electric Guitar
Trond Lien, Hammond B3
Lars Kvistum, Keyboards
Sophie Nerdrum, Vocal
Ingebjørg Eik, Vocal
Tuva Sofia Andersen, Vocal
Mastered by Hans-Jörg Maucksch at Pauler Acoustics, Germany
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