I Was A King heads out on a US tour.
I was a king, one of 2009’s most hyped Norwegian acts head out on a US tour in support of the band’s hailed long player.
I was a king is a band that demonstrates just how brilliant music can be made if one is a little easygoing about it. The band’s eponymous long-play debut is one of 2009’s most anticipated and hyped releases. Judging by the critics the album is no less than a pop miracle with the release characterised as one of 2009’s milestones.
I was a king is a loose constellation that morphs with situation and makes use of the generous family-mentality of the international indie milieu. However the core of the band is a fixed unit, made up by Frode Strømstad and Anne Lise Frøkedal. The latter, known from Harry’s Gym, was recently characterised as the most interesting Norwegian indie personae to look out for in 2009. In I was a king, she plays guitar and contributes to the song writing. The live line-up includes Håvard Krogedal on bass and Kristoffer Solvang on drums.
"I Was a King" features contributions by Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh ), Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Smith (Danielson) and Gary Olson (Ladybug Transistor) . The album was recorded at Marlborough Farms (Brooklyn, NY) and mixed by Nick Terry (Primal Scream, The Libertines, Klaxons). The album saw its US release earlier this spring through The Control Group.
The band recently posted a video blog-post on IWAK’s show at Chicago’s Empty Bottle: