What is it about Summer 2016 that has brought about this Nordic 70’s/80’s ‘love-in’. We’ve already been swept away on a tropical fandango by Danish producer M.I.L.K and felt the warmth of a sonic Summer breeze from Lovespeake.
Now, joining the Ray-Ban’d ranks of these purveyors of golden hued sounds, is Surfalot. Real name Bendik Johnsrud, Surfalot, like Pav & Co, is another sun lovin’ funkster from Sandvika, home of Norwegian retro cool, who has signed to that magical label, Toothfairy.
Following on from his first two hit singles, NRK P3 playlisted ‘Brother Brother’ and MIC favoured ‘My My Oh My’, this Sandvika surfer boy has just dropped his latest track, ‘Everybody Needs Somebody‘, and it’s a Scandi bobby dazzler.
Funked up melodies pop and ping like sun spangled acid drops, while sea-soaked splashes of synth are a cool, refreshing counter to white-hot RnB riffs. High in an azure-hued sky, float the inviting, fun-glazed vocals of this chilled-out beachboy.
Surfalot forges sweet sun blushed sounds with a cheeky modern twist. Breezily crafted songs that sample some of the richest elements of 70’s funk and 80’s synthpop, contemporised with a dollop of that type of 2016 harlequin pop currently in vogue with many chart big-hitters. Think Haircut 100 sashaying with Nile Rodgers, while the Thompson Twins flirt with Coldplay in the background.
A graduate of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (also alma mater of fellow Norwegians I SEE RIVERS), Surfalot, will release his debut album later this year. If the vari-hued rainbow strands of music he has produced so far are anything to go by, it is bound to be one richly woven, multi-coloured tapestry.
For now you can keep up to date with all Surfalot‘s seafaring shenanigans via his social media networks: Facebook, Insta, Tumblr, YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud. Listen to ‘Everybody Needs Somebody‘ here and get in touch with your inner Summer Solstice. To stream, buy & otherwise, go here – http://phonofile.link/surfalot-everybody