Freeshine
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Freeshine

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE
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Nov
07
Freeshine @ Neue Berliner Initiative (NBI)

Berlin, Not Applicable, Germany

Berlin, Not Applicable, Germany

Nov
04
Freeshine @ Wild At Heart

Berlin, Not Applicable, Germany

Berlin, Not Applicable, Germany

Aug
01
Freeshine @ Audunbakken

Disenaa, Not Applicable, Norway

Disenaa, Not Applicable, Norway

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5/6. "All Blood Is Royal" si a great follow up album from one of Norways finest Live acts..." - Romerikes Blad


"Freeshine display a melodic sense and lyrical greatness you only get from the biggest bands in the rock circus. Falling Stars is one of the greatest songs I've heard from a Norwegian band ever." - Rockeweb
- Rockeweb


"Falling Stars clocks in on almost ten minutes, and is epic beyond compare. Motorpsycho is closer than ever, and this is almost like the little hopeful sequel to Vortex Surfer. It is simply huge." - Groove.no
- groove.no


"To Kill A Child and Black Diamond Expresstrain To Hell are grandiose, powerful and monumental songs. In the latter the band almost sound like an explosive hybrid of The Doors and Led Zeppelin." - RB - RB


Discography

Type Title Date
CD All Blood Is Royal Apr 08
Vinyl All Blood Is Royal Apr 08
CD Freeshine Feb 06
Vinyl Freeshine Feb 06

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Bio

Freeshine are a psychedelic rock band from Lillestrøm, Norway. The band formed in 1999, and have gained a cult following through their DIY-ethics and cathartic concerts (with several of their early performances leaving band members hospitalised). They’ve released one EP and two albums.

Although Freeshine have repeatedly refused to label their music, their sound brings together elements from early progressive rock to free-form psychedelia, folk, metal, punk and hardcore; usually retaining a melodic edge. Their confessional lyrics deal with emotional extremes, often portraying topics like sorrow, loss, angst, uncertainty and fear in a confronting and passionate manner.

Freeshine’s first release It’s A Pleasure EP was released through Statue Records in 2004, with most tracks leaning towards indie rock and progressive rock. Although it was written off by the band as a bunch of sketches, they toured extensively behind it in Norway and Britain throughout 2004 and 2005, gaining notoriety for violent shows.

The band moved to Osito Records, and their first album Freeshine was made with the help of Kai Andersen, who’ve produced Norwegian bands like Motorpsycho, Seigmen and Madrugada. It was released in 2006, and is a more psychedelic record. The following tour was cancelled midway, due to drug-related illness, and the band stopped performing, doing only one concert in 2007.

2008 saw the release of their self-produced second album All Blood Is Royal. The album has a more post-rock/post-hardcore-oriented sound, along with elements of Norwegian folk music.