Band of Gold - Band of Gold: Super songs for all seasons

Fri, Dec 18, 2015, 00:00


Band of Gold

Band of Gold

Jansen Plateproduksjon


By any application of the laws of logic, this summery, breezy pop/rock album should have been untethered in June, not December.

Yet the Norwegian duo of Nina Elisabeth Mortvedt and Nikolai Haengsle Eilertsen (a producer who, on hearing Mortvedt’s rough demos, willed himself into the group) has managed to make the seasons melt into each other.

The result is an immensely enjoyable batch of songs that make short work of critical analysis: you listen, you love. Simple as.

Textured pop tunes may reference the past (from The Mamas & The Papas and Fleetwood Mac to Voice of The Beehive) as much as the present (Haim being the obvious example), but when they’re as good as No Way Around, Gush, Ready, The Parade, Surface Me, and I Picture Movies, there’s little option but to succumb to the hum.