Norwegian quartet Pom Poko sign to Bella Union

May 31, 2018

Kristin Slotterøy

Norwegian quartet Pom Poko sign to Bella Union

New music coming coming later this year

Bella Union are delighted to announce the signing of fast–rising Norwegian quartet Pom Poko. Despite forming just a little more than a year and a half year ago, the band are on a rapid ascent with their three officially released singles gaining praise for their ingenuity and energy. Pom Poko has already been praised by the likes Interview Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, The Independent, Clash, DIY, while NME has even picked them as one of the acts to watch out for in 2018.

Pure Norwegian Punky Sweetness. A punk attitude combined with a nerdy knowledge of pop history, makes for an explosive package often compared to Le Tigre, Deerhoof and Duchess Says. Sweet sing-song vocals are mixed with intense grooves, bouncy guitars and crazy riffs, and make Pom Poko a feat to behold live. Reduce the testosterone, increase the sugar rush, and get ready for this K-PUNK explosion.

Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde says: “I first saw Pom Poko in Oslo over a year ago when I was visiting my friends in the band Broen. They were playing a tiny club one night when I walked in and I was immediately stunned by how good they were even though my friends were telling me they had only been playing together a short while. I loved that they didn’t sound like anyone else, which is a very rare trait in a new band. What also drew me in so fast was that EVERY member was brilliant to watch. Lots of bands have one or two star performers but this band has FOUR! Exciting to watch, their songs are both physical and cerebral, with that spirit of 1979 that I so love. Kind of like The Slits crossed with the Pixies. I cannot wait to put the debut album out and let the world see them / hear them!

Pom Poko say: “We´re absolutely thrilled to sign with Bella Union, a label with such an amazing history and a roster of bands and artists we really love. We are looking forward to sharing new music with everyone and we´re really happy to do so together with the team at Bella Union.”

Pom Poko will be playing the below shows in Germany in August and September:

Sat 11th August / Germany / Reutlingen / Burning Eagle Festival
Fri 21st September / Germany / Hamburg / Reeperbahn festival
Sun 23rd September / Germany / Dortmund / FZW Indie Night

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