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SAUROPOD Share New Single ‘I Know Where You’ve Been’

SAUROPOD Share New Single ‘I Know Where You’ve Been’

SauropodNorwegian trio Sauropod, made up of – Kamilla Waal Larsen (bass, vocals), Jonas Røyeng (guitar, vocals) and Jørgen Natland Apeness (drums) today release their new single ‘I Know Where You’ve Been’ via Propeller Recordings – along with the announcement of their new self-titled EP, set for release August 24th.

An exhilarating burst of high-octane grunge-tinged punk rock, new single ’I Know Where You’ve Been’ is a sublime example of the trio’s knack for creating unpredictable, punk-leaning songwriting with vocal hooks aplenty.

“A cloud is taking a leak, the town is filled with a reek” – Jonas candidly opens with, amidst a backdrop of schizophrenic guitar tweaks. “It’s about being in a shitty mood and still trying to have fun” he says. “When you blame everything for everything; like even the sky is against you. Like someone shaking their fist to the heavens. It’s an aggressive song, but it laughs at the situation.”

The artwork for ‘I Know Where You’ve Been’ is the first in a four-part visual series by Oslo-based artist Natalia Balbina. Speaking a little more on the collaboration with Natalia, Jonas said: “I met her in art school [Strykejernet Kunstskole] four years ago – we quickly became friends. She gets where we’re coming from, and brings her own expression into what we do, which is great!”

Speaking a little more on the lyrical meaning behind the new song, Jonas says: “It’s partly bad relationship stuff – like a mutual dysfunction you both know is fucked up, but somehow keeps reoccurring”. However, he also says that the main hook is also intended to be about acknowledging someone and “not necessarily just be a “bad-love” song, but as much about wanting to be supportive.”

Capturing the sweet–sour synergy of Jonas (guitar, vocal) and Kamilla (bass, vocal), ‘I Know Where You’ve Been’ showcases exactly what sets the band apart from their peers; a natural gift for simultaneously delivering interesting, progressive songwriting – with a thunderous punk-sheen.

Since signing to Propeller Recordings (Sløtface, Frøkedal, Moddi etc) the band have released two explosive singles – picking up support along the way from DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, NME, Clash and more, as well as airplay from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, and storming live sets on tour with label-mates Sløtface, and festival appearances at Øya Festival (NO), Trondheim Calling (NO), Eurosonic (NL) and Visions Festival (DE).

Quickly becoming a force to be reckoned on the live stage, the band will return to the UK later this year for their first headline shows, with further European touring to follow alongside the release of the band’s upcoming self-titled EP, set for release August 24th via Propeller.


 

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