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«A New Day Begins» is our 7th full length album. It has come to life during 3 sessions in Kysten Studio in Tromsø, with Ariel Joshua Sivertsen as a producer and the band as co-producers. 5 of the 11 songs have been released as singles already, such as Brother (13 weeks listed on P1), A new day begins (14 weeks and counting listed on P1), Lovers & Liars (P1 regional listing), Come High | Come Low (P1 regional listing) and Superman. In regard to radio-airplay, this is already the most successful album in the catalogue so far.
The focus track for the record will be “You Wanna Do It Too”, an up-tempo, energetic rock track, that celebrates the life of being on the road, making music, meeting friends, and just having fun. Just what we need these days, as we are looking forward to a reopening of society, and hopefully a festival summer of 2021 that will explode into euphoria as we finally meet again.
Formed in 2007, Violet Road released their debut album ”Letters” in 2008, and the band, consisting of Kjetil Holmstad-Solberg and the Rundberg brothers, started playing all the clubs of their hometown Tromsø, Norway.
Hungry for more, Violet Road started touring the whole country and they got the attention they needed. With their second and third album, ”Violet Road” (2011) and ”Peter Every and his marching Band” (2013) released on Playroom/Sony Music, they gained considerable air play and national attention through radio and TV performances. With the critically acclaimed ”Back to the Roadshow” (2014 Sony) they really hit the sweet spot in the live market, and with the album ”In Town to get You” (2016 Sony) they saw their biggest tour so far.
Violet Road has become known for great live shows, with huge musical spans, but always with Kjetil's lead vocal and the brothers' harmonies glued in as one big trademark. They want the crowd to leave a concert full of every emotion possible.
Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, The Black Keys, Highly Suspects, Sparklehorse, Bomba Estereo etc.) was chosen to produce and mix the latest album “Lines Across Light”, which will be released September 21st, 2018 in the Nordic countries.
The first single, ”Monument”, is featured on the Norwegian State Railways TV commercial in Norway, as well as listed on the biggest Norwegian radio channel NRK P1. "Keep on Running" (released March 2018) was performed live on Sommeråpent NRK 1 (the biggest Norwegian TV station).
Having just completed a successful festival run all over Norway with great reviews, the band is preparing for a full headlining tour which will last well into 2019.
PAST NOTEWORTHY PERFORMANCES
2013, 2014 and 2016: NRK Lindmo (largest norwegian saturday night talkshow)
2014: Senkveld, large friday night talkshow
2018: Sommeråpent NRK Live
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