Ex Norwegian – Sketch – December 5th Out on Dying Van Gogh Records

Miami based Ex Norwegian will release their new album Sketch on December 5th via Dying Van Gogh Records.

The release is sure to delight and engage all fans of musical whimsy and pure and powerful indie rock. Similar to Deerhoof and Everything Everything the band impress with electrifying live shows and fun infused talent. 

Ex Norwegian burst onto the world stage like a storm and have been on the brink of redefining what indie rock means ever since. Their sound is catchy, unpredictable and addictive; and free of pretension or self aggrandizing pathos. Instead, the band delivers irresistible, hook-laden songs one after the other – both musically and lyrically. Combined with electrifying live shows they are steadily drawing in audiences and critics alike.

The band was created out of South Florida’s music scene where they instantly struck a rapport with each other. Roger Houdaille fronts the band with Arturo Garcia on drums, Lucas Queiroz on guitar and two feisty femmes Nina Souto on bass and Michelle Grand who sings.

The group launched into worldwide public acclaim in the summer of 2008 delivering an impressive performance at New York City’s CMJ festival. Their debut album Standby (Dying Van Gogh Records 2009) gained the band instant national exposure, along with oodles of praise from music critics coast to coast; including cover stories, five star ratings and guest appearances on TV and radio shows. Their follow up, Sketch, is instantly recognizable and yet full of sonic surprises. Pure and powerful indie pop-rock inspired by the likes of Deerhoof, The Pixies, MGMT and Mother Mother. The closing song ‘Girl With A Moustache’ is certainly a witty treat and very much in demand across the blogosphere.

The Miami media have already picked Ex-Norwegian up as their darlings. With this joyful album they might well be bringing a bit of Florida sunshine to UK.

‘An otherworldly slab of catchy pop rock song after catchy pop rock song, conceived in some fantastic place where the ’90s power pop bubble never burst.’

– esdmusic.com


‘Easily the best band to be named after a Monty Python sketch’

–CityLink Magazine

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