Popkomm showcase profile: Gåte

Gåte play the Club 23 Silver at the Kulturbrauerei

Gåte, 2002

Gåte could be labelled an unlikely success: they fuse traditional Norwegian folk-music elements with gothic influences, programming, walls of guitars and lyrics sung in their mother's tongue. Gåte managed to score several radio hits with tunes that feature the untraditional combination of traditional fiddle work, vocals based on the ancient stev-style, frantic effect-laden guitar work and a hard-hitting rhythm section. The band's extrovert and energetically charged live-performances added to the growing hype that culminated in the warm reception of the "Jygri" album and the subsequent strong sales. Revitalising traditional folk-music is a monumental task that Gåte have embarked on with youthful and fearless energy – completing a lasting and refreshing contribution to the renewal of traditional Norwegian music.

“Jygri” has since its release reached platinum sales in Norway. The band has also performed successfully at one of Roskilde Festival’s main stages.

Gåte’s second album “Iselilja” is scheduled for domestic release on 18 October.

Gåte play the Club 23 Silver at the Kulturbrauerei

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