Release date: 21-09-2007, Label: India Records
By: Nina Mende
PostScriptum had their live debut in 2005 at By:Larm, Scandinavia’s largest
club festival. Their two shows were no less than amazing, and brought the band
plenty of attention. They recorded the EP “pre post” and released
it on their own label Post Recordings. By late summer of 2005, the single “One
Day” had achieved significant play-time on both radio and TV, and “pre
post” entered the Norwegian hit lists.
PostScriptum played several live festivals, including Norway’s biggest summer
festival, Quart. At Hell Music Festival, they even had the honour of joining
guitar legend Steve Morse (Deep Purple) on stage.
At the beginning of 2006, the songs “One Day” and “Your Eyes”
were picked up by radios all across Europe. The leading German music website
MyOwnMusic.de elected “Your Eyes” as “Hit des Tages”, resulting
in even better radio rotations and the opportunity for an EP release on the
German market. During 2006, their songs spread and achieved high rotation in
world leading indie radio stations like XND Radio, Radio X FM and MoozikooRadio.
In Germany, the EP was a success. PostScriptum’s future seems bright, as the
band said goodbye to 2006 by topping both the highlights- and expectations lists
of the German underground music scene!
Back home in Norway, 2007 started off with every indie band’s dream: for the
“Spellemann 2006”, the Norwegian Grammy Comittee wanted the best unsigned
Norwegian band for a live TV performance at the Grammies. PostScriptum was just
what they were looking for, and their performance confirmed the buzz already
surrounding the band.
I know of this band for about a year now, and I really liked them from the
beginning. Now, that their album Prophet:Deny is released, I just had to get
the CD. So I was really excited as I finally had it. And here is my impression
of the album:
GORGEOUS!! A MUST-HAVE.
And here the review for everybody who didn’t run off to buy the album
PostScriptum is from Norway, so I guess you’d expect something melancholic
and dark. And yes, the album is melancholic and dark in a way, but not depressive,
no, it more spreads the feeling of being satisfied, complete and happy. Really
nice. The lyrics are deep and not always happy, but the melodies and music all
in all gives you that feeling. Petter (the singer) has a gorgeous voice, singing
high and low, you could easily fall in love with.
The first song of the album “Garbage man” reminds a little bit of
Phillip Boa with its style. The album continues with “This is dynamite”,
which gets stuck in your head, and it’s real dynamite for parties and the
dancefloor as well as your heart. Next is “East of Egypt” is a slow
song and the ballad on the album, a perfect song for an acoustic set and/or
cold nights. A beautiful love song.
“When you leave me” starts out quite powerful and is another song
that gets stuck in your head, this song reminds a little bit of Chris Isaak
and the old stuff of The Cure.
“Sounds of home” is a very nice and thoughtful song, as well as “One
day”, which is also a very optimistic one.
“Departure”, a song which is also featured on the latest Sonic Seducer
sampler, reminds of A-HA. A song perfect for walks along the shore in the late
autumn sun, romantic and slow.
The last song “where did my love go” reminds of A-HA again.
A gorgeous album that I can recommend to everybody.
Petter K. Skippervold – vocals, acoustic guitar
ArnFinn Stautland– Bass
K.B. – guitar
Stig Vaernes – drums
|01. Garbage Man
02. Your Eyes
03. This is Dynamite
04. East of Egypt
05. When You Leave Me
06. The Colour of Grey
07. Sound of Home
08. One day
11. Where did My Love Go