Norton

Norton

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Live - Norton Rocks! They almost tore down the entire stage insisting on being great, greater and greatest! The beginning is beautiful – the end god damn fantastic! Norton rock with amplitude and reason, when the band powers out their life stories of everyday frustration and struggle.

Biography

Releases/Sales : First E.P. “Two Weeks of Feast, Two Weeks of Famine” released by Criminal Records in 2005 sold 1,178 copies. Second release to follow in September 2006

Promotion : WWW.Myspace.com/Nortonlive (With 5,000 views, 7,900 plays, 2,350 friends and 200 comments as of July 2006)

‘Vocal talent far superior than Chris Martin’s (Coldplay)
independent style’ - Taranis online music
magazine

‘Ladybug is amongst the best work I have ever done!’ – Andy Whitmore, producer Elton John and Pet Shop Boys

‘Norton rocked! They almost tore down the entire stage insisting on being great, greater and greatest! The beginning was beautiful – The end was god damn fantastic!’ – Music Talent (Event ´Rock is Alive´)

`Norton is a pop band in the best tradition of the word and Ladybug is an excellent example of the best pop has to offer - Seags, UK Bands.net

- Biography –

The Norton Invasion has begun!! - 2 Vikings and 3 Brits have settled in London. Old England would not be left behind plundered as in the past. This time they stayed as a rock band! Andy Whitmore (Elton John and Pet Shop Boys) got so excited of Norton’s songs he went on to produce their first single ‘Ladybug’. Matt Ollivier, producer of Manic Street Preachers and The Doves did Norton’s EP and Greg Haver (Manics, Super Furry Animals, Tom Jones) has just recorded the latest single : Job in the City and follow up : Push Away.

So who is Norton?

Norton power out their life stories of everyday frustration and struggle. Norton is characterised by Ross Banford’s enormous voice, which has such a force it blows you back to the rear end of the room where hopefully the bar is situated. Normally you would just stay there having a few pints, tapping along to the melodic indie rock tunes that you probably would recall as Manics crossed with Coldplay and Foo Fighters. But somehow your whole body slightly moves forward towards the front just to hear Stephan playing his guitar spikily and Ben’s soothing technical guitar skills. The bassist Thor’s original ideas together with his boy band look makes sure that up front is also where you find all the girls. The drummer Dave loves caving by hobby so you always see him tucked away in the dark. Luckily he does come out with his technical fills, when you really crave for one.

Norton’s fans love the way Norton rocks with amplitude and reason. Instead of asking Norton what a melodic car crash sounds like, ask who fancies mechanical talking parrots? I’d like to know!

Norton is available on Itunes.

Lyrics

Monday to Friday

Written By: Norton

I see you
in a nice white shirt
I want to be you
An elegant sir
You look so cool
in your £80 shoes

Got your own desk
and your personalised email address
thursday, friday is for drinking
sunday is for sinking

i got i got i got
a job in the city
my tie is my noose

Monday to Friday

Written By: Norton

I see you,
An elegant sir.
I want to be you,
In a nice white shirt.
You look so cool,
In your £80 suit.

Got your own desk,
And your personalised email address.
Thursday Friday for drinking,
Sunday for sinking.

I got, I got, I got a job in the city.
But do I, do I, do I want to fit in?
I got, I got, I got a job in the city.
My tie is my noose, it seems it really fits me.

You clock in,
In your nice white shirt.
You work over,
Digging corporate dirt.
Life’s so cruel,
As it passes by you.

Cos you’ve got your own desk,
And your personalised email address.
Thursday Friday for drinking,
Sunday for sinking.

I got, I got, I got a job in the city.
But do I, do I, do I want to fit in?
I got, I got, I got a job in the city.
My tie is my noose, it seems it really fits me.

Monday to Friday,
Monday to Friday,
Monday to Friday,
It’s the same.

I got, I got, I got a job in the city.
My tie is my noose, it seems it really fits me.

Discography

Two weeks of feast, Two weeks of famine E.P release on Criminal Records - 2005

Set List

Dark: 3.40
Ladybug: 4.21
Alligator: 3.48
Push away: 5.01
Polizei:3.11
Set the world ablaze: 4.13
It's understood:3.22
Envy:3.58
Gringo Trail:2.43
Promises, promises:3.32
Nice white shirt:3.09
Approx: 45 minutes gigs....but Norton can play more than an hour. Covers are rarely played and vary (Louis Armstrong, Pixies, Kent, Bob Marley)