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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Friendship “Ain’t No Shame” 2018 Norway Psych Rock ,Hard Rock


Friendship “Ain’t No Shame” 2018 Norway Psych Rock,Hard Rock
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Friendship is a groovy power trio from Oslo in Norway where the drummer has lead vocals. The rock band was formed in 2010 and consists today of Fredrik Skalstad on drums and vocals, Sander Eriksen Nordahl on gitar and Martin Morland on bass. The musicians in Friendship have all ample experience from numerous releases and tours with other projects. This results in a tight, groovy and dynamic music performance you want to experience. 

Friendship’s music is based on rock, with influences from psychedelic and soul music from the late 60s, early 70s. Friendship is a live band, letting the energy of the moment inspire jams on stage. In these moments, the audience get a real feel on the level of craftsmanship in the band. 

Friendship released its debut in 2011, a limited orange hand numbered 7″ single and their first full length in 2014. Now they have recorded and mixed their upcoming full length album at Studio Paradiso with Christian Engfelt (Big Bang, Cato Salsa Experience). The album, “Ain’t No Shame” will be released in May 2018 on the German label Kozmik Artifactz……~


Friendship are not from where I expected them to be from. I was expecting some Deep South American state like Arkansas or something. They are in fact Nordic Viking types from Oslo and they are a groovy power trio. I warn you all now that the word groovy and several different corruptations of it are going to be liberally spread throughout this review, so if you have a problem with feeling or being groovy, off you fuck. For the rest of you groovy hepcats, please join me in my groovy rock bus, The Karmic Crusader, and we will go on a groovy, psychedelic magic carpet ride into Friendship and their music… 

To claim that Friendship are metal is disingenuous. There are metal elements in their music but they are primarily hard rock influenced. There are no blastbeats here. There is only groove. There has not been a word invented yet to describe the magnificently psychedelic levels of grooviness that Friendship have attained. They are on a groove plateau gazing at the grooviness of the world below them. I’m going to attempt to describe their sound without using the word groovy… 

Friendship are rooted in the kind of late 60s rock that gave us Hendrix and Hawkwind and Coven and Cream. They are tie dyed, fuzz fuelled, melody loving, Hammond organ playing hippy trippy young men intent on taking you on a journey into some acid fuelled sexual fantasy involving all the hotties you want, man. They are bluesy, trippy and rockular by turns. They are primary colours in musical form. They sound like Wolfmother after a drinking bout, a shitload of Bolivian marching powder and ill-advised public sex with the Blues Pills and Cream with Dave Brock and DikMik of Hawkwind filming it all. I can’t do it. I’ve tried. They’re fucking GROOVY, man! There’s funky wah wah and sleazy Hammond organ and horns and brass on Live Peacefully, Alaska Night has riffs that Alice Cooper would have killed for and I wish I had written soooooo badly, first single Gypsy a muscular blues rock masterpiece, Truth In Your Lies being Sabbath but with lots more blues and the chorus of a Cream classic…. the joy goes on and on. There’s Beach Boys style three point vocal harmonies, the kind of bass playing that Flea would adore, King Crimson-ish passages, there’s Eric Clapton’s bluesy guitar riffing and soloing that any good groovemeister of psychedelia would be proud to have performed. 

I even love the record cover. I love the colours and the Eastern mysticism of it. I love the fact that it tells me exactly what I’m getting on this record. I’m getting psilocybe and marijuana fuelled psychedelic rock. I’m getting the essence of the 1960s distilled and improved. I’m getting Cream at their most out there mixed with the ability to emote on a guitar that J Mascis has, with a soupcon of the vaudeville of a Purson performance and the worship of the sixties that Blues Pills have. You may well have gathered that Dark Juan likes Friendship a lot. I grew up with my dad playing Hawkwind so I love this kind of thing. You will, however, be surprised to note that they will NOT be getting ten out of ten. I adore this record but it is not heavy metal. It’s the best of old school blues, rock and psychedelia and an exploration of the roots of metal and it is just fucking groovy but you can’t call it metal.
A fine, fine record dripping with melody, harmony, lush songwriting and lyricism, fantastic art and vocals and playing from the whole band and almost perfect. Purists will hate it. If you want screaming and blastbeats and out and out aggression you will despise this record. However, I suggest you suspend your violence and spend some time in a psychedelic starscape of quite magnificent beauty and groove. Here be dragons, man, and it’s groovy. It is rainbows and galaxies and nebulae and wonders you have never conceived of… 

The Patented Dark Juan Blood Splat Rating System really does feel like a sad old hippy at the moment and awards Friendship a tremendously groovy 9/10. That is like the Lord Proctors being sent to investigate why a darkchild has massacred a herd of unicorns and their subsequent quest into the undercrofts to seek justice…by Dark Juan….metal gods …tv…..~


The second full length album by Norwegian rock band Friendship contains 10 high soaring, hook heavy songs with tons of energy. The whole record has a classic rock tinge to it that gives it a classical vibe; powerful and punchy. Friendship’s music is based on rock, with influences from blues, groove and psychedelic music from the late ‘60s, early '70s. Purple vinyl version…..~ 



Frederik Skalstad – Drums/ vocals 
Sander Eriksen Nordahl – Guitar 
Martin Morland – Bass



TRACKLIST 

Are You Ready 
Gypsy 
Ain’t Got No Shame 
Harmony Turns To Sound 
Got me Feeling So Good 
Moments 
Fire 
Alaska Night 
Live Peacefully 
Truth In Your Lies 

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