Norwegian five-piece Highasakite seem to have mastered the art of the ‘Midas Touch’ with literally everything they are creatively handling right now turning to pure musical gold.
Fresh from a weekend of super successful TV appearances and stunning live performances (did you see that cover of Adele’s ‘Hello’ – if not, why not? er, HELLO – check it out here!), the band have just hopped out the video for their latest single, ‘Golden Ticket’. This jewel coloured visual gem, bedecked with purple and gold regalia, was produced by Helmet Films & Visual Effects, with directing credits being divided out between Øystein Moe, Alexander Somma and Line Klungseth Johansen.
Juxtaposing ‘gold-plated’ (well spray painted) images of an always feisty Håvik (that gal’s eyes scream ‘attitude‘) with sublime backlit monochrome frames and a series of sapphiric shots in which a diabolic, neon-strobed witch doctor does voodoo disco, the video is pure escapist fantasia, echoing the “get high, get out” theme of the song (read my review here).
As if things weren’t crazy enough for these golden wonders right now, it has also just been announced that a ten-date whistle-stop tour of the USA has been added to an already hectic Summer schedule bringing the combined number of headline dates to nearly thirty. Guess who’ll be looking forward to a nice holiday in October then hey! Highasakite play The Great Escape Festival 19th May and Whelan’s Dublin, 22nd followed by Deaf Institute, Manchester 23rd and Village Underground, London the 24th.
You can get the full list of US dates plus the link to tickets and the tracklist for upcoming album Camp Echo below.
Highasakite is made up of: Ingrid Helene Håvik (vox), Trond Bersu (drums), Kristoffer Lo (guitars), Øystein Skar & Marte Eberson (synthesizers). You can follow what promises to be an hectic Summer both on Facebook and Twitter.
Download/stream ‘Golden Ticket’ here: http://highasakite.lnk.to/goldenticket . Taken from Highasakite’s new album ‘Camp Echo’, released on May 20th 2016, you can Pre-order it here: https://highasakite.lnk.to/CampEcho
**NEW US DATES ADDED**
6 SEPTEMBER 2016 | ROUGH TRADE – BROOKLYN, NY
7 SEPTEMBER 2016 | MILKBOY – PHILADELPHIA, PA
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 | DC9 – WASHINGTON, DC
9 SEPTEMBER 2016 | THE BASEMENT – COLUMBUS, OH
10 SEPTEMBER 2016 | SCHUBAS – CHICAGO, IL
12 SEPTEMBER 2016 | 7TH STREET ENTRY – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
14 SEPTEMBER 2016 | LARIMER LOUNGE – DENVER, CO
16 SEPTEMBER 2016 | RICKSHAW SHOP – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
17 SEPTEMBER 2016 | THE ECHO – LOS ANGELES, CA
18 SEPTEMBER 2016 | SODA BAR – SAN DIEGO, CA
TICKETS ON SALE NOW – FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT HTTP://HIGHASAKITE.NO/
‘CAMP ECHO’ – TRACKLIST
1. My Name Is Liar
2. Samurai Swords
3. Someone Who´ll Get It
4. My Mind Is A Bad Neighborhood
5. God Don’t Leave Me
6. I Am My Own Disease
7. Golden Ticket
8. Deep Sea Diver