Following on from the success of their debut album – ‘A Sèance of Dark Delusions’ and their documentary / soundtrack project – ‘Amplify Human Vibration’, the mysterious Nordic Giants will emerge from hiding in 2022 to tour alongside Norwegian post-punk band Årabrot.
With plans to release new 8 track album ‘Symbiosis’ next year, this tour aims to pay homage to 10 years of Nordic Giants live performances & music, and as those who have seen the live show will attest, it is a visceral experience that goes far beyond the normal descriptors.
Each mind-blowing performance involves a selection of hand picked award-winning short films projected alongside the music, and each are a work of art by themselves. Whether live action or animation, experimental or narrative, each resonates and will stay with you in its own way.
Seeing Nordic Giants has been described as akin to a religious experience: the multi-screen visuals, powerful strobes and exquisitely timed accompaniment create a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Rôka and Löki state – “Imagination can take you anywhere and we hope this album & tour will transport you to otherworldly places!”
The 2022 UK tour will include songs from the new album, as well as a mix of older songs spanning the last 10 years. Expect brand new films as well as some older classics – to shock, awe and inspire.
Årabrot is Kjetil “Tall Man” Nernes and Karin “Dark Diva” Park. They live in the Swedish countryside with their two children in the old church that they own.
Rock’n roll is their religion.
Årabrot’s 9th full-length album ‘Norwegian Gothic’, released earlier this year saw the band collaborate with Lars Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist), cellist Jo Quail, Tomas Järmyr (Motorpsycho), Anders Møller (Turbonegro, Ulver) and Massimo Pupillo (Zu). A stellar production by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Black Eyed Peas, Paradise Lost, Hexvessel, Oranssi Pazusu) made it the quintessential Årabrot record.
Tickets are on sale this Friday from 10am – http://www.nordicgiants.co.uk
Expect more details on Nordic Giants’ new album ‘Symbiosis’ in the coming weeks.
NORDIC GIANTS & ÅRABROT UK TOUR DATES
15/02 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (Nordic Giants only)
16/02 Manchester, YES
17/02 Liverpool, 24 Kitchen Street
18/02 Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
19/02 Nottingham, Contemporary
20/02 Glasgow, CCA
21/02 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
22/02 Colchester, Arts Centre
23/02 Gloucester, Guildhall
24/02 Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
25/02 London, The Garage
26/02 Brighton, Chalk
27/02 Bristol, The Fleece
Press for Nordic Giants:
“They make a sound as if they were Sigur Ros’s more epic, cinematic and majestic siblings”– The Guardian
“They are in their element on stage, combining the grandeur of their music with short films, and making creative use of the live space for a full immersive experience.” – Metro
Press for Årabrot:‘Evokes the more artistically ambitious but no less menacing likes of Killing joke and Swans’ – Uncut Magazine
‘They’re at their weirdest and best’ – The Wire