Oslo Ess release their second studio album ”Verden På Nakken, Venner I Ryggen” September 7th in Europe and September 14th in G/A.
Oslo Ess’ critically acclaimed debut album “Uleste Bøker og Utgåtte Sko” was nominated for best rock album at Spellemannprisen 2011 (Norwegian Grammy). The first single “Caroline” from the new album has been played constantly on Norwegian national radio for six months already and is a taste of what’s to come from Oslo Ess this year. The band shows greater width on the upcoming album, but continues the recognizable, life-affirming and energetic asphalt punk.
"This album is like a four-lane highway for us. We had less restrictions on genre and type of songs and ended up with a more varied album. This time we were also a lot better at cooperating during the songwriting process which has been very positive. After all we have been on tour together more than we’ve been at home for the past year”. says singer Åsmund Lande.
Oslo Ess’ new album has slowly but surely formed on the road while the band has toured far and wide the last year. After about 80 shows in 2011, Oslo Ess ended the tour at a sold out Rockefeller just before Christmas. "We love to set goals to work towards, and to fill the Rockefeller venue was one. When we had achieved that we had to find a new goal to strive for. We love life on the road and the band is like a family, so at the after-party we decided to try to be the most touring rock band in Norway during one year. After a bit of research we found out that with 200 shows we would beat the old record. We are now halfway through the year and can barely glimpse the light on the other end of the tunnel“. continues Lande.
Oslo Ess began as a “musical playground” for four friends in 2007, but they first became active in 2010. After only their second show, they were booked to the Øya Festival in 2010 as an unknown an unsigned act. The summer of 2011 Oslo Ess had become the most booked band in Norway. The same year they were rebooked to the Øya Festival as a headlining band, which only reflects their swift success and popularity.
Oslo Ess’ debut album was among the top 40 on the Norwegian charts for 15 weeks and has been played continuously on Norwegian national radio since December 2010 , respectively the hits” Gi Meg Noe Dritt”, “Alt Jeg Trenger” and “Caroline”. This summer Oslo Ess will play over twenty shows in Norway including the Norwegian Wood Fesival and VG-lista top 20. In the fall the band will once again embark on a comprehensive release tour and Rockefeller the 6th of October is already confirmed.
Oslo Ess Live Shows:
29.06.12 VG-lista Topp 20, Oslo
29.06.12 Steinkjer, Steinkjerfestivalen
04.07.12 VG-lista Topp 20, Stavanger
03.08.12 Horten, Kanalrock