NORWEGIAN POP SENSATION KALANDRA TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM THE LINE OCTOBER 23RD VIA BY NORSE MUSIC, PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE ON ALL FORMATS LIVE VIDEOS FOR THE SONGS “BRAVE NEW WORLD” AND “THE WAITING GAME“
Norwegian alternative pop sensation Kalandra will release their debut full-length album, The Line on October 23rd via By Norse Music. Kalandra have amassed over 1.9 million views on YouTube with their cover of Wardruna’s “Helvegen” (released as a digital single on By Norse Music in March 2020), self-released two acclaimed singles “Brave New World” and “The Waiting Game” (details below) and have composed two tracks for the HBO Nordic series “Beforeigners.”
Weaving ethereal melodies into raw and eerie musical landscapes, Kalandra delivers a powerful blend of alternative pop and rock that will enchant fans of Aurora, Eivør, Röyksopp, Goldfrapp and Björk.
Inspiration is drawn from a wide range of artists such as Eivør, Anna Von Hausswolff, Jenny Hval and bands like Pink Floyd, Tool, Mastodon, Radiohead, TesseracT, Wardruna, Gåte, IRAH and Sigur Rós. As well as female folk singers from Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Denmark, experimenting with vocal techniques from around the world (including Norwegian cow calls like kauking, to Mongolian, Arabic and Indian traditional vocal styles) which they use in combination with the more theatrical aspects of rock and metal.
The band comments on the album: “An album years in the making. Written in a period of our lives which has been subject to a lot of change and introspection. The songs are reflections of the conflicting emotions that come with growth. The feelings of wonder, anger, loss and acceptance at watching both your own life and the world around you unfold. The Line talks about those different boundaries we come across in life. Be it mental barriers, lines on a map or the walls we put up between ourselves. Life can be a wondrous and terrible thing but we’ve found that ’Somewhere along the line, it gets easier.”
“Brave New World” was recorded at Gildehallen, Borren (NO) in June 2020.
Kalandra comments: “Here’s an outtake of Brave New World from the live stream we hosted this summer at Gildehallen at Borre in Norway (June 2020) together with Valkyrien Productions and the team of Midgardsblot. We hope you enjoy this performance as much as we did playing it. The hall was absolutely incredible to perform in and we’re so excited to come back to perform it again as part of Midgardsblot Festival in 2021!”
“The Waiting Game” was recorded at Sentrum Scene, Oslo (NO) in 2019.The band adds: “This is a live performance of The Waiting Game from Sentrum Scene in Oslo in 2019 when we were supporting the Norwegian goth-rock band Seigmen on tour around Norway. The thought of stepping onto the stage with this first song in our set in front of Seigmen’s audience was daunting, however as soon as we started playing we felt the welcoming warmth from the audience, and the rest of the evening was just a blast.”
Both songs were released by Kalandra in 2018 and 2019, and are available for streaming/download on the usual platforms.
The Line will be available as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold black edition and 2LP gatefold limited solid white edition (By Norse Music online store exclusive, limited to 100 copies) and digital formats. The album is now available for pre-orders:
Find all physical formats, exclusive bundles and merchandise are available in the By Norse Music online store Digital: – By Norse Music Bandcamp– Pre-save and pre-order the album here: https://orcd.co/kalandra_the_line