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Oslo based Norwegian trio Sauropod, made up of – Jonas Røyeng (guitar, vocals), Kamillia Waal Larsen (bass, vocals) and Jørgen Natland Apeness (drums), signed to Propeller Recordings (Sløtface, Highasakite, Frøkedal etc).
Known for their exhilarating bursts of high-octane grunge-tinged punk rock, Sauropod have a natural gift for simultaneously delivering energetic, punk-leaning songwriting with irresistibly catchy hooks.
Quickly becoming a force to be reckoned on the live stage, the band’s recent live credits include Øya Festival (NO), Trondheim Calling (NO), Eurosonic (NL) and Visions Festival (DE) - as well as supporting label mates Sløtface at their sold-out London headline show last October, and supporting them throughout their recent tour of Norway.
The band are currently preparing for an extensive touring schedule kick-starting this Spring, as well as writing for the release of their first album on Propeller Recordings.
Sauropod's new self-titled EP is set for release later this year, with its lead single 'I Know Where You've Been' set for release April 27th.
Perfectly capturing the sweet–sour synergy of frontman Jonas and bassist/vocalist Kamilla, ‘I Know Where You've Been’ showcases exactly what sets the band apart from their peers; a natural gift for simultaneously delivering energetic, punk-leaning songwriting with irresistibly catchy hooks.
[I know where you’ve been, and I’m into you deeply] - It sounds a bit stalker-ish, but it's probably more jealous than anything. It's bad relationship stuff – like a mutual dysfunction where you both know it's fucked up, but it still somehow works. The lyric could also be interpreted as knowing, and acknowledging, someone's past in a more supportive way. It's not just a bad-love song, but a little bit of good-love too...
[A cloud is taking a leak, the town is filled with a reek] - It's a humorous way of explaining a shitty situation. When you blame everything for everything; even the sky is against you. I picture someone looking up at the sky and shaking their fist to the heavens. The song has an aggressive kick to it, but also laughs at the situation – there's something in that that I really enjoy.
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, the band said: "We met in art school [Strykejernet Kunstskole] four years ago – we instantly became friends. I think she kinda gets where we're coming from, but also brings her own understanding and expression to what we do, which is really important."