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”Lines Across Light” is album nr.6 from Violet Road. The albumet is a collaboration with 7 times Grammy-nominee producer Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Highly Suspects, The Black Keys, Iggy Pop, Bomba Estero and Sparklehorse). Violet Road have toured Norway since 2011, while gaining massive radio-time with songs as ”Can you hear the morning singing”, ”Face of the moon” and “Monument”. The album was written and recorded in 2017, and it is more open sounding, yet rougher, than the previous albums. The famous Northern Norwegian melancholy is found both in melodies and lyrics, and the album reflects the two seasons found high above the arctic circle, the midnight sun and the polar nights.
The first single from the album ”Monument” was used in a large TV-commercial for NSB (National Train Company), and was listed at NRK P1 for months.
In September 2018, Violet Road played songs from the new album live under the northern lights, a performance that reached attention from all over the world.
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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