Using analogue synths, drum machines, organ, bass and guitar, the band Nylenda from Stavanger has created a soundscape where genres such as retro-pop, modern electronics and dance rhythms are mixed together.
The trio has so far released four singles, played on concert stages and festivals across the country, and been in the music press spotlight both in Norway and abroad. When they received the NOPA scholarship in 2017, this was the jury's reasoning: "With its suggestive, almost hypnotic rhythms, Nylenda has managed to create a sound that is fresh and catchy. Elements of the late psychedelic Beatles mixed with '70s and '80s synths result in a solid product […]. The music material and lyrics material suit the soundscape and help create consistency throughout."
The band members are Øivind Hatleskog (vocals / organ / synth) and the two brothers John Håland (bass/vocals) and Sigbjørn Håland (analog synth/drum machine/guitar). After the corona year 2020 was primarily used for studio work, the group's debut album – Medicating a Prophet – is ready for release in 2021.
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