Norwegian indie outfit, Highasakite, are riding high on the crest of a musical wave. On the cusp of “the big break”, with their sophomore album due mid May, and about to set sail on their biggest and most expansive tour to-date, they have just pulled off one of the bigger PR coups in PressVille.
Yep, they only went and bagged a prime time video prem on THE holy grail of all magazine publications, VOGUE (of which even, Queen Madge was in awe!!).
Premming the video for the bands latest single, ‘Someone Who’ll Get It’, which I reviewed for Ja Ja Ja Nordic not so long ago, and which you can read here, Vogue’s Jacob Brown enthused, “When we first heard the enchanting voice of Highasakite singer Ingrid Helene Håvik at South by Southwest, we fell hard and fast for the Norwegian band.”
Vogue fell hook line and sinker for Ingrid Helene Håvik’s dark and dangerous vocal, and Highasakite’s exciting sounds, so much so that they invited them to do a live studio session for them (oh to have a studio into which I could invite Highasakite, or any other kite for that matter). You can view the live sess here, thanks to vogue.com.
In the meantime, Highasakite are prepping for the kick off of their tour which kicks off in, would you believe it, DUBLIN on 22nd May, in Whelans (yes, I’ll be there) followed by dates in Manchester, London, Amsterdam, through Germany until the band land back in homeland, Norway for a deserved break, ahead of their Summer Festival run of Oya (will be there too!) and Pstereo, finishing up on Aug 20th at Parkenfestivalen, Bodo. (further dates are expected to be added – keep an eye on their social media sites for details).
And to wrap things up, the reason we’re all here, the video for ‘Someone Who’ll Get It’ – a dark, intrepid affair, not for the faint hearted – probably just as well it’s in B&W – shot with more than a touch of class. Kudos to Ingrid for perfecting the art of pole-dancing and proving that this oft derided art-form can be more tasteful than trashy if performed with the right amount of skill and elegance.
‘Camp Echo’ the sophomore album from Highasakite has an expected release date of 20th May, via Propeller Recordings, but is available to pre-order now, here.