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Sassy Kraimspri

Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | SELF

Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway | SELF
Established on Jan, 2006
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Apr
19
Sassy Kraimspri @ Canadian Music Week

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jan
28
Sassy Kraimspri @ Stordfest - Music Convention of the Norwegian West Coast

Stord, Hordaland, Norway

Stord, Hordaland, Norway

Dec
12
Sassy Kraimspri @ Folken

Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

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"Tunghørt Dag 1"

Sassy Kraimspri er ei gruppe eg lenge har gleda meg til å sjå, og fy flate så dei infridde. Dei hadde ikkje spelt live sidan juli, så eg trur det klødde i både fingrar og strupar når dei no skulle innta scena under Tunghørtfestivalen. Vokalist Ida sa at dei sikkert høyrtes ut som pop-punk i forhold til resten, men dette er noko av det råaste eg såg i går altså. Dritbra gitarlyd, fantastisk samspel og humor, ein skikkeleg karismatisk vokalist som fekk med seg publikum og tøffe låtar. "Better Listen" var ei flunkande ny låt, men også den beste dei spelte. Bra greier! - Evig Lyttar


"Terrorizer Magazine, UK"

This Norwegian four-piece have an authentic punk belligerence to go along with their head-stomping, swinging tunes that sound like Future of the Left combined with the filthiest blues-rock imaginable. "We're generally of the opinion that you can fuck off if you don't like it" is their collective attitude to any critic brave enough to sling a brick bat their way. "We want to capture the energy we have as a live band and our humanness. Expect stripped back, lo-fi versions of what we've done earlier". (SRJ) - Terrozer


"Big Cheese Magazine"

Forming in 2006, Sassy Kraimspri are a punk band from far and wide (featuring members from Norway, America and Australia!), based in Stavanger, Norway. Fusing together punk, grunge and alt-rock elements, the four-piece are out to captivate the world with their on-point killer tracks. Set to release the third part of their EP trilogy, 'Cock Fight I, II, and III' later this year, the second section of their trilogy was released in the UK on the 7th of July, a continuation of their high-voltage hits. Drawing influence from the likes of Black Sabbath, Beastie Boys and Billie holiday, the band also take reference from everything from '30s blues all the way up to '90s stoner slugdge to ensure their sound is as unique as their band name. Sassy Kraimspri are bringing their eclectic live show to the UK this September, with their performance at the Camden Underworld hotly tipped as one we certainly do not want to miss. - Big Cheese Magazine


"Sassy Kraimspri- Cock Fight"

Bringing the band’s trilogy of Cock Fight EPs in one riotous slab of essential rock ‘n’ roll, multinational rockers Sassy Kraimspri have unleashed a must have punk ‘n’ rock album of 2015 for all those yet to lay their destined to be lustful paws on the band’s previous releases. Consisting of musicians hailing from Norway, America, and Australia, the Stavanger hailing quartet have a sound to turn a party into a riot and a riot into unbridled debauchery, as evidenced in full explosive might by Cock Fight.

Sassy Kraimspri now consists of vocalist/guitarist Ida Collett Belle, guitarist Richard Belle, bassist Linda Pedersen, and Etienne on drums, the band itself emerging in 2006 with a sound which is part heavy rock, part punk, part rock pop, and all merciless seduction on body and soul. 2008 saw the release of debut album Dirty White Lies, the band just a duo back then of Ida Collett and drummer Tash Adams, who found success in Australian band SheRex. Three years later The Pussy Magnet EP was uncaged from the foursome, a well-received encounter recorded, as the Cock Fight EPs with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Wildhearts, Dimmu Borgir). Alongside these and the subsequent releases now making up the album, the band’s live presence has only grown and drawn continual acclaim, Sassy Kraimspri sharing stages with the likes of Skambankt, Melissa Auf der Maur, Casiokids, and Djerv along the way whilst playing in countries such as Canada, Norway, Australia, China, Germany, and the UK. The Cock Fight EPs awoke a new blaze of support and recognition in 2014, but together as Riot they forge one inescapable persuasion breeding full pleasure and in turn anticipation for the band’s sophomore album they are currently working on.

Looking at the songs in the order of the promo sent over (the actual order may differ on the release), the energies are ignited straight away with opener When It Rains, It Pours. Instantly gripping beats set ears and appetite off, their bait swiftly reinforced and matched by a heavily throated bassline. They alone set the tone for the enjoyment to be found across the release, but are a mere teaser for the rest of the track, and its subsequent companions, as guitars and vocals engage in magnetic enterprise and invigorating incitement. The song is a contagious affair, relatively restrained compared to some but an unrelenting weave of grooves and hooks that takes a firm hold of ears and appetite before making way for the outstanding Like a Drug. A spicy bass groove sets the lustful fun in motion, its gravelly twang the spark to a rhythmic swagger and similarly striding riffs. Like a blend of L7 and Breeders with the virulence of Spinnerette and punkish unpredictability of The Raincoats included, band and track bounce through ears like a sonic epidemic, infecting senses and psyche with its ferocious devilry.

COCK FIGHT coverReputation Radio/RingMaster Review Current single Riot brings its riveting brawl forth next, again grooves and hooks an almost salacious flirtation as fiercely enticing beats and a grizzly bassline set down a primal lure. As its predecessor, the track has its claws in body and vocal chords quickly, it’s anthemic drive and roar a puppeteer under the influence of Ida Collett’s bellowing voice. The exceptional incitement is followed by the punk rock tenacity of Bad Disease, a track expelling antagonistic beauty like a mix of Bikini Kill and The Donnas with a little touch of The Slits to it. Submission is immediate and long term as it is with the punchier and more predatory Clay Pigeons. Again it is an offering with a virulent swing as it heads towards a delicious crescendo posing as a chorus where an excellent mix of raw vocals burst from across the band.

Addiction is a full flooding by this point of the release and only intensifies as the song Cock Fight snarls and launches its predacious provocation on ears. With harmonically seductive vocals glancing off its muscular stroll, the track roams ears and emotions with a hard rock adventure to its tempestuously hued landscape. It does feel like it is ready to swing aggressive rhythmic punches and sonic causticity at the drop of a note or syllable but stays in check for another prowling infection, which also best describes the spicier lure of its successor Dig It. A bluesy tinge adds to the drama and resourceful adventure of the song, and though it does not quite match up to the plateau of those before it, a meaty bassline and rumbling rhythms beneath that ever enthralling vocal temptation, ensures it is another unmissable stomp.

Say What is pure rock ‘n’ roll manna, sonic endeavour from the guitars winding around ears as a sultry air hugs smouldering vocals to seduce senses and passions. The song is aural eroticism; a reason to immerse in Sassy Kraimspri all on its own, though that is something you can lay at the romping feet of most encounters within Cock Fight.

There is one last blaze of rebellious revelry on the release, a storming cover of Great Balls Of Fire which lives up to its name in heat and energy whilst taking the punk of Jerry lee Lewis to a new and modern ferocity. It is simply a great end to an outstanding rock ‘n’ roll uproar. If you have the previous EPs making up Cock Fight, you will have to wait a little longer for a new thrill whilst enjoying the encounters you already have but for newcomers to Sassy Kraimspri or part owners of their last trio of offerings, this is all your birthdays for the next decade in one exhausting and thrilling rampage.

Cock Fight is available from June 1st via Lady Luck Records digitally, on CD, and on vinyl.

http://www.sassykraimspri.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SassyKraimspri

RingMaster 01/06/2015

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"Norwegian Sleaze Punk your thing? Check Sassy Kraimspri and their Cock Fight Trilogy"

Posted On 24 Aug 2014By : BruceComment: 0

If there ever was a band that fitted the Temple of Noise criteria, Sassy Kraimspri is it. Do you like that fuzzy warm sound? well then this is not for you. Fuzzy dirty grungy sound ? Thats perfect. How about a 1970’s heavy rock that has been dragged through 90’s grunge and turn up the grunge ? Here you go. Cock Fight 1 is a 3 track ep of bass driven opposite of glam rock that will seriously have you asking “where the hell did this come from ?”

Norway now that you mention it.

Where tons of good punk/metal/rock comes from, Sassy Kraimspri is a 4 piece made up of drummer Etienne the Frenchman, Australian guitarist Dick Deviant, bassist Linda Lustsalot and guitarist and main vocals Sassy Kraimspri, who strangely enough appears to have the least interesting name .

But that fades when you hear her rip out the first track. I might be in the minority, but there is nothing better than a loud hardass rock band belting out music that pumps through your chest coupled with a powerful voice a couple of octaves above the usual growl.

A punk attitude not unlike Brody Dalle or Joan Jett mixed with a sound not unlike a punk Soundgarden . This band delivers all ways. The opening track “When it rains it pours” shows what they are capable of, the title track next up is classic hard rock, whilst the finisher “Dig it” is a knockout.


Their plan for 2104 is to have a Cock Fight 2 and 3 to follow, I cant wait to hear what they have. - TempleofNoise.com


"Vorspiel-vitaminer fra Sassy Kraimspri"

Publisert 17 juni, 2014 | av Magne Fonn Hafskor

Stavangerbandet Sassy Kraimspri slipper del 2 av EP-trilogien Cockfight 4. juli. Singelen Like a Drug er ute nå, og viser et band som er tro mot rock’n roll-røttene.

Etter singelen å dømme er dette musikk som kommer til å ljome fra samtlige studentvorspiel denne sommeren. Er du ikke klar for å gå på byen etter denne vitamin-innsprøytingen, kan du like godt bli hjemme.

Er du ikke klar for å gå på byen etter denne vitamin-innsprøytingen, kan du like godt bli hjemme.
Sassy har spilt musikk siden tidlig på 90-tallet da hun vokste opp i New York og spilte i undergrunns riot grrrl-band med blant andre Patti Smiths sønn Jackson Smith – som ble sparket fra bandet fordi han spilte for mange gitarsoloer»).

Siden de ble til i 2006 har Sassy Kraimspri åpnet for blant annet Melissa Auf Der Maur, Ida Maria, Datarock, Megaphonic Thrift og Djerv, spilt på Quart Festivalen, North By North East Music Festival i Toronto, CBGBs i New York (før de stengte dørene for alltid) og turnert i Norge, Australia, England, Tyskland og Kina.

Utgivelsen av Cock Fight I førte til supportjobber for Fjorden Baby! og å åpne for Skambankt på Stavanger Konserthus foran 1000 mennesker. Cock Fight II ble spilt inn i Parlour Sound Studios i Kettering, England hos legendariske Russ Russell (Dimmu Borgir, The Wildhearts, The Exploited, Napalm Death). Se opp for dem på sommerens festivalscener! - Hissig! Magasin


"Sassy Kraimspri Releases "Cock Fight 1" EP"

SASSY KRAIMSPRI's new EP, "Cock Fight 1", was released on January 22 via Lady Luck Records. It is available on seven-inch vinyl, CD as well as digitally.

SASSY KRAIMSPRI started after U.S. expat Sassy moved home to birth country Norway with her Australian husband Dick Deviant. After years of messing around in the underground of New York (where Sass notoriously fired Patti Smith's guitar-genius son from her riot grrrl band because he played too many solos), then Sydney in separate punk rock bands, the couple were ready to get shit started in their new home.

In 2006, after the release of stoner punk single "Toy Boy", the band was praised by New York music blog CMJ.com as "angry, impassioned chick-rock at its most deliriously screeching apex." They played Toronto's North By North East and got a gig at New York punk institution CBGB before they closed their doors forever. The album "Dirty White Lies" was ready for release in 2008 and brought them to countless major festivals in Norway, sharing a stage with STONEGAARD, TURBONEGRO, IDA MARIA as well as garnering a nationwide release and an insane, whirlwind tour in China.

2010 saw the recording of "The Pussy Magnet" EP with U.K. producer Russ Russell (THE EXPLOITED, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The EP came out in 2011 and brought them all over Norway. They got opening slots with larger Norwegian acts such as DATAROCK and DJERV and ex-HOLE bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur. The radio in Norway perked up, naming the band exciting newcomers. They rode this success to shows in England and Germany and finished it all off with a performance if songs "Oh My" and "Three" with Krisitiansand Symphony Orchestra accompanying.

The band is now ready to release three more EPs; "The Cock Fight Trilogy". Always tongue-in-cheek, sex, drugs and rock and roll references aside, these new EPs show a growth in subject matter, songwriting and musicianship. Recorded with Russell once again, the aim was to capture the raw, bristling energy the band have become known for live, as well as highlight all their nuances of yearning, hedonism, anxiety and escapism.

"Cock Fight 1" EP track listing:

01. When it Rains, It Pours
02. Cock Fight
03. Dig It

You can listen to the EP on SoundCloud.


Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sassy-kraimspri-releases-cock-fight-1-ep/#c6Ed85X3xdUSquTz.99 - blabbermouth.net


"Toy Boy picked by CMJ, New York"

Sassy Kraimspri


“Toy Boy”

Hard Rock Channel

Toy Boy is angry, impassioned chick-rock at its most deliriously screeching apex.

RIYL:Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Le Tigre, Bikini Kill

WEB: http://www.ourstage.com/music/toy-boy

- WWW.CMJ.COM


"Ny Video: Sassy Kraimspri"

Sølve Friestad, Scoopet, November 2014

Stavangerbandet Sassy Kraimspri har holdt på siden 2006, og deres selvutnevnte stilarter er Scumbag Punk, Grunge og Junk. Det er rocka punk, eller kanskje punkrock som gjelder, og så kan en gjerne skrive ROCK med store bokstaver.

RIOT. Journalister liker å dra parralleller til andre artister og band, og for min del er Sassy Kraimspri i samme gate som både Animal Alpha og Djerv. Bandet er klare med ny musikkvideo, med klipp fra turné i Norge, England og USA. Låten Riot er fra 2014-utgivelsen Cock Fight II som er en knallbra rocker med hovedfokus på massivt trøkk.



Les også: Anmeldelse av Cock Fight II



Sassi Kraimspri er et av mange band som spiller på årets Musikkfest, Stavanger, men den imponerende turnélisten for 2015. - Scoopet.net


"Nå skal denne gjengen ut og vinne verden"

Ivar Vasstveit Ivar Vasstveit 8. oktober 2015 kl. 20.04

Nå skal denne gjengen ut og vinne verden
Stavanger-bandet reiser til USA og Canada.

Husker du Ida Collett Belle som i sommer var på jakt etter jenter

Nå drar hun sammen med bandet sitt Sassy Kraimspri for å jakte på verdensherredømme.

- Nå skal vi ut og vinne verden!


Plan: Være kule i utlandet
Torsdag reiser Ida og resten av Stavanger-bandet til USA og Canada for å spille flere konserter. Først i New York, så i Toronto hvor de skal delta på Indie Week.



- Vi skal rett og slett vise oss fram, og være kule. Det er egentlig ganske kult å si at en skal være kul. Så ja, vi skal være kule!

- Hva er Indie Week?

- Det er et slags Bylarm, bare en del større. Vi skal spille minst tre, maks seks konseter i løpet av fire dager, så det blir heftig. Vi spilte på Indie Week i Manchester i mai, og vant andreplass blant 150 band fra hele verden. Premien var å delta på Indie Week i Toronto.

- Og premien der?

- Er en tur til Indie Week i Manchester!

Med på Frk.Fryd-avslutningen
I fjor ga bandet ut tre EP-er. Nå satser de på å finne gode samarbeidspartnere som kan være med å lage ny musikk som skal spilles inn i løpet av høsten.

Det er egentlig ganske kult å si at en skal være kul. Vi skal være kule!
Etter utenlandsturen går turen tilbake til Stavanger igjen, hvor Sassy Kraimspri lørdag 31. oktober skal varme opp for Frk. Fryd på selveste avslutningskonserten for nettopp Frk. Fryd.

- Vi kjenner jo Fryd-jentene kjempegodt, men det er faktisk første gang vi spiller sammen med de. Og siste. Det er ganske trist, men samtidig vet jeg at dette er dyktige jenter med masse musikktalent som garantert kommer til å gjøre mye annet bra framover! - byas.no


"Et vanvittig bra liveband"

Sassy Kraimspri er blant bandene som spiller i Kristiansand denne helga. Vi tok en prat med Sassy i forkant av konserten!


- Dette er band jeg har sett mange ganger live og de leverer alltid. Det er vanvittig bra liveband, sier bookingansvarlig Jan Kenneth Transeth i Karmakosmetix Music, om helgas konsert.

Lørdagens konsert åpner konserthøsten på Håndverkeren. Gjennom høsten arrangeres konserter hver lørdag og åpningskonserten står Stavanger-baserte Sassy Kraimspri for.


Sordal, Monica Heldal, Myrull og Twinklehead er blant de andre konsertene som står på Håndverkeren sin høstplan.

Gir ut triologi
- Vi er et Stavanger-basert band som har gitt ut to EP-er i år, som er del av en triologi. Vi skal spille sanger fra disse to EP-ene, og fra den tredje som kommer ut i november, sier Sassy, eller Ida Collett Belle som hun egentlig heter.


Bandet har flere ganger tidligere spilt i Kristiansand, senest i mai. I 2011 spilte de dessuten på Håndverkeren, den gang sammen med Moron Police.

Catchy refreng
- Hvordan vil du beskrive musikken deres?

- Det er tung riff-basert punk. Mye melodi, men også en del tromme, gitar og bass-spill. Vi har sangarrangement med energi som fokus og catchy refreng, sier Sassy.

Håndverkeren-konsertene i høst har kapasitet til å ta imot 250 personer. Lørdagens konsert koster 150 kroner, mens studenter slipper unna 50 kroner billigere. - krsby.no


"Sassy Kraimspri- Riot"

Our favorite punks in Sassy Kraimspri with a new video.

New single off the complete Cock Fight album, 2015 Lady Luck Records. Available at www.sassykraimspri.com from May 29th, 2015. - 2012rockets.com


"Cock Fight II Review"

If you like your music energetic, noisy, to-the-point and downright dirty, then look no further – Sassy Kraimspri is a band that will be right up your street. Their EP Cock Fight II may only be three tracks long and about ten minutes in duration, but it packs a tremendous punch and leaves no room for doubt that this is a formidable offering.

Opener Like A Drug begins with an earworm of a riff that festers into an explosive instrumental section before the vocals kick in. Whilst on the surface this is a track that could perhaps be seen as being rather simplistic, there’s a lot going on if you listen a little closer and it’s an all-round funky little number set to get a few feet tapping along to it. Following track Riot is another strong track, featuring a magnificent and engaging vocal performance from powerhouse frontwoman Sassy Kraimspri.

The final track of the three, Say What, is perhaps the weak link of the three. It doesn’t quite have the energy of the other two tracks, which is a tad disappointing – especially as I was fully expecting the EP to go out with a bang, rather than slow things down with a slower-paced track. It’s a good track, but doesn’t quite have the momentum of the other two.

As a whole, Cock Fight II is a satisfying listen and if this EP is anything to go by, then this is a band that will surely be an absolute riot live!

7/10 - soundscapemagazine.com


"Sassy Kraimspri Announce new EP"

Norwegian scumbag punk n rollers Sassy Kraimspri are forging ahead with their relentless quest for domination, by releasing the second in their trilogy of EPs, entitled Cock Fight II on July 7th.

The EP trilogy was recorded by the delectable and infamously-hairy Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Wildhearts, Dimmu Borgir) out of Parlour Sound Studios in Kettering, UK. Their first EP, Cock Fight I saw its release on January 22nd 2014, garnering incredible reviews and radio play in Norway, the UK, the US and Australia and undeterred Sassy Kraimspri are back to live up to their name with part 2.

Says the axe wielding, fire-breathing, mob-boss mamma Sassy Kraimspri : “I have no idea what our ethos is, the music won’t f*@%ing leave us alone. We HAVE to make it, it BEGS us to play it and DEMANDS people listen. Play or die! The songs on Cock Fight II were written during a dark time, difficult band-relationships, marriages, in the fallout of mourning over a mother’s death, all whilst living in a tiny, uninspired but beautiful outpost in Norway.”

Known for their hard hitting and energetic live shows, the Kraimspri gang will take to the road following the release of their second EP with a forthcoming tour to the UK in May, followed by dates in New York and Norway in June, the festival circuit throughout July and August and then back on the road for more touring of Norway and the UK in September, Germany in October and finishing off the year back in their homeland. And, if this weren’t enough, Kraimspri’s crimespree is set to continue with a forthcoming video for the track Like A Drug, due for release shortly. - soundscapemagazine.com


"Sassy Kraimspri- Cock Fight II Review"

If you like your music energetic, noisy, to-the-point and downright dirty, then look no further – Sassy Kraimspri is a band that will be right up your street. Their EP Cock Fight II may only be three tracks long and about ten minutes in duration, but it packs a tremendous punch and leaves no room for doubt that this is a formidable offering.

Opener Like A Drug begins with an earworm of a riff that festers into an explosive instrumental section before the vocals kick in. Whilst on the surface this is a track that could perhaps be seen as being rather simplistic, there’s a lot going on if you listen a little closer and it’s an all-round funky little number set to get a few feet tapping along to it. Following track Riot is another strong track, featuring a magnificent and engaging vocal performance from powerhouse frontwoman Sassy Kraimspri.

The final track of the three, Say What, is perhaps the weak link of the three. It doesn’t quite have the energy of the other two tracks, which is a tad disappointing – especially as I was fully expecting the EP to go out with a bang, rather than slow things down with a slower-paced track. It’s a good track, but doesn’t quite have the momentum of the other two.

As a whole, Cock Fight II is a satisfying listen and if this EP is anything to go by, then this is a band that will surely be an absolute riot live!

7/10 - soundscapemagazine.com


"SASSY KRAIMSPRI: NEW VIDEO, ALBUM & INDIEWEEK MANCHESTER LIVE DATES"

Norwegian scumbag punks SASSY KRAIMSPRI have released new video ‘Riot‘ taken from their upcoming album ‘Cock Fight‘.



The band will also perform at this year’s Indie Week Manchester. Make sure to catch them at one of the following dates:

May 28 Night & Day, Manchester
May 29 Gullivers, Manchester
May 30 Fac 251, Manchester

Cock Fight will be released on 2 June via Lady Luck Records on 12′ Vinyl, 2 x 7′ Vinyl, CD and digital.

Sassy Kraimspri are a multinational scumbag punk outfit (Norwegian, American, Australian) from Stavanger, Norway. Hailing to a no-bullshit ethos, the four-piece are two dudes and two chicks who play hard, sing about lust, love, angst and drugs and don’t give a fuck if you do or don’t understand.

Recorded by renowned producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Wildhearts, Dimmu Borgir) at Parlour Sound Studios in the UK, Cock Fight is sludgy rock for fans of anything between PJ Harvey and Black Sabbath. Fusing punk, grunge and rock n roll, Sassy Kraimspri’s clever lyrics and interesting twists on genre-combinations put them in their own exciting musical niche.

Originally recorded as three EPs, Cock Fight features single Like Drug, When it Rains and Bad Disease as well as six other killer tracks including a high Octane cover of the Jerry Lee Lewis classic, Great Balls of Fire!

Known for their hard hitting and energetic live shows, Sassy Kraimspri have notched up shows the world over, ranging from legendary CBGBs in New York City to Canada, Norway, Australia, China, Germany and the UK. - allabouttherock.co.uk


"Sassy Kraimspri: Cock Fight II"

Sassy Kraimspri have emerged from the gloom of the Norwegian forests (probably, could be an apartment in Stavanger) and are back in your face with the second installment of their Cock Fight trilogy which sees them heading in a totally new musical direction from their raucous garage punk roots…

Not really, I made that bit up.

If you think Scandinavia is all about Black Metal, corpse paint and silly names (and A-Ha) then Sassy Kraimspri may come as something of a surprise to your ears, channeling a 70s punk ethos and an attitude of not really giving a fuck what anyone thinks. If that sounds a bit garage-punk then it is, and at the same time it isn’t. Sassy Kraimspri are a band who take their time getting things exactly right, and of course having the legendary Russ Russell producing it was never going to sound shit.

Cock Fight II sees the band in their usual full blown Punk’N’Roll mode, grungey guitars, driving rhythms and, of course, the perfect sexy, sleazy, down’n’dirty vocals. Lead single Like A Drug is already making waves (check out the video below), second track Riot makes you want to jump around and break stuff and they even slip in some punked up, sludged out Blues for E.P. closer Say What…

Building on the success of Part 1, Cock Fight II delivers the shot of no-frills adrenaline that is kinda missing from the rock’n’roll landscape these days, it’s not complicated, it’s not clever and it’s definitely not commercial… What’s not to love.

Sassy Kraimspri will be touring the E.P. all over the place, so if you get a chance make sure you go check ’em out.

Sounds like Summer 2014 has its soundtrack. - Cack Blabbath


"Sassy Kraimspri- Cock Fight 2"

Well when you component parts are from Norway, USA and Australia it is no wonder that you should call your band after the oh so interestingly named front woman Sassy Kraimspri and why not follow up your debut EP (Cock Fight 1) with the same animalistic nomenclature by adding +1 to the end.

Cock Fight 2 is a three track blast designed to shake your foundations, stamp on your feet and then kiss them better. It is delivered with plenty of swagger and musical generosity, that you are reminded that indeed rock is not and should not be a male only domain.

Like a Drug opens up the EP with Lovely Linda Lustalot’s bassline that encourages a short guitar burst from Dick Deviant, before Etienne the Frenchman’s drums energetically join the fray. The guitar riff continues as Sassy’s vocals sensually gravitate their way into view. Their names alone suggest that Sassy Kraimspri are playing with plenty of smiles on their faces. The infectious nature of Like a Drug is enhanced by the chant like moments as key changes hit home – “You’re like a drug, I can’t get enough” choruses Sassy as the track picks up the pace and you are more than happy to nod in agreement.

Riot is a comfortable bedfellow sitting neatly at the midway point, the music alternating between a shoe-gazer opening to full powered up rock efforts, the riffs and vocals pouring out in equal measure as the band rush the mind with enough hooks to capture the most elusive of catches.

Like a good wine, Cock Fight 2 is over and leaving you wanting so much more, So What delivers the final notes as Sassy drawls all over the fuzzed up guitars. The pace is reduced a little, but is no less beguiling and the passages of vocals are mere breaks in the over musical haze. It is a fitting epithet to a quality offering from Sassy Kraimspri, here’s hoping that we get another +1 EP in good time!

Reviewed by Jimbo. - musiquereview.co.uk


"Cock Fight album review"

Bringing the band’s trilogy of Cock Fight EPs in one riotous slab of essential rock ‘n’ roll, multinational rockers Sassy Kraimspri have unleashed a must have punk ‘n’ rock album of 2015 for all those yet to lay their destined to be lustful paws on the band’s previous releases. Consisting of musicians hailing from Norway, America, and Australia, the Stavanger hailing quartet have a sound to turn a party into a riot and a riot into unbridled debauchery, as evidenced in full explosive might by Cock Fight.

Sassy Kraimspri now consists of vocalist/guitarist Ida Collett Belle, guitarist Richard Belle, bassist Linda Pedersen, and Etienne on drums, the band itself emerging in 2006 with a sound which is part heavy rock, part punk, part rock pop, and all merciless seduction on body and soul. 2008 saw the release of debut album Dirty White Lies, the band just a duo back then of Ida Collett and drummer Tash Adams, who found success in Australian band SheRex. Three years later The Pussy Magnet EP was uncaged from the foursome, a well-received encounter recorded, as the Cock Fight EPs with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Wildhearts, Dimmu Borgir). Alongside these and the subsequent releases now making up the album, the band’s live presence has only grown and drawn continual acclaim, Sassy Kraimspri sharing stages with the likes of Skambankt, Melissa Auf der Maur, Casiokids, and Djerv along the way whilst playing in countries such as Canada, Norway, Australia, China, Germany, and the UK. The Cock Fight EPs awoke a new blaze of support and recognition in 2014, but together as Riot they forge one inescapable persuasion breeding full pleasure and in turn anticipation for the band’s sophomore album they are currently working on.

Looking at the songs in the order of the promo sent over (the actual order may differ on the release), the energies are ignited straight away with opener When It Rains, It Pours. Instantly gripping beats set ears and appetite off, their bait swiftly reinforced and matched by a heavily throated bassline. They alone set the tone for the enjoyment to be found across the release, but are a mere teaser for the rest of the track, and its subsequent companions, as guitars and vocals engage in magnetic enterprise and invigorating incitement. The song is a contagious affair, relatively restrained compared to some but an unrelenting weave of grooves and hooks that takes a firm hold of ears and appetite before making way for the outstanding Like a Drug. A spicy bass groove sets the lustful fun in motion, its gravelly twang the spark to a rhythmic swagger and similarly striding riffs. Like a blend of L7 and Breeders with the virulence of Spinnerette and punkish unpredictability of The Raincoats included, band and track bounce through ears like a sonic epidemic, infecting senses and psyche with its ferocious devilry.

COCK FIGHT coverReputation Radio/RingMaster Review Current single Riot brings its riveting brawl forth next, again grooves and hooks an almost salacious flirtation as fiercely enticing beats and a grizzly bassline set down a primal lure. As its predecessor, the track has its claws in body and vocal chords quickly, it’s anthemic drive and roar a puppeteer under the influence of Ida Collett’s bellowing voice. The exceptional incitement is followed by the punk rock tenacity of Bad Disease, a track expelling antagonistic beauty like a mix of Bikini Kill and The Donnas with a little touch of The Slits to it. Submission is immediate and long term as it is with the punchier and more predatory Clay Pigeons. Again it is an offering with a virulent swing as it heads towards a delicious crescendo posing as a chorus where an excellent mix of raw vocals burst from across the band.

Addiction is a full flooding by this point of the release and only intensifies as the song Cock Fight snarls and launches its predacious provocation on ears. With harmonically seductive vocals glancing off its muscular stroll, the track roams ears and emotions with a hard rock adventure to its tempestuously hued landscape. It does feel like it is ready to swing aggressive rhythmic punches and sonic causticity at the drop of a note or syllable but stays in check for another prowling infection, which also best describes the spicier lure of its successor Dig It. A bluesy tinge adds to the drama and resourceful adventure of the song, and though it does not quite match up to the plateau of those before it, a meaty bassline and rumbling rhythms beneath that ever enthralling vocal temptation, ensures it is another unmissable stomp.

Say What is pure rock ‘n’ roll manna, sonic endeavour from the guitars winding around ears as a sultry air hugs smouldering vocals to seduce senses and passions. The song is aural eroticism; a reason to immerse in Sassy Kraimspri all on its own, though that is something you can lay at the romping feet of most encounters within Cock Fight.

There is one last blaze of rebellious revelry on the release, a storming cover of Great Balls Of Fire which lives up to its name in heat and energy whilst taking the punk of Jerry lee Lewis to a new and modern ferocity. It is simply a great end to an outstanding rock ‘n’ roll uproar. If you have the previous EPs making up Cock Fight, you will have to wait a little longer for a new thrill whilst enjoying the encounters you already have but for newcomers to Sassy Kraimspri or part owners of their last trio of offerings, this is all your birthdays for the next decade in one exhausting and thrilling rampage.

Cock Fight is available from June 1st via Lady Luck Records digitally, on CD, and on vinyl. - The RingMaster Review


"Sassy Kraimspri- Cock Fight Album"

Sassy Kraimspri – Cock Fight
Genre: Punk rock
Release date: 2015
Label: Lady Luck Records
Tracks: 9
Length: 28 minutes
Location: Norway
Personnel: Ida (vocals, guitars), Dick (lead guitars, backing vocals), Linda (bass, backing vocals), Thore/Steinar/Tash (drums)
Previous studio albums: Dirty White Lies (2007), The Pussy Magnet (EP, 2011)

What a lot of good fun this is! With nine songs packed into 28 minutes, each track is a quick blast and a lasting pleasure. This is old-style punk rock, the sort of music that used to top the alternative hit parades in the ’80s and ’90s. Quality always beats quantity in music, and Sassy Kraimspri offer the level of quality that makes this EP worth more than a hell of a lot of hour-long albums. I love the vocals; Ida has a really sexy voice that also oozes eff-you in the nicest way.

Mammal’s rating: 4 out of 5 - ametalstateofmind.com


"Sassy Kraimspri Releases Cock Fight I"

SASSY KRAIMSPRI's new EP, "Cock Fight 1", was released on January 22 via Lady Luck Records. It is available on seven-inch vinyl, CD as well as digitally.

SASSY KRAIMSPRI started after U.S. expat Sassy moved home to birth country Norway with her Australian husband Dick Deviant. After years of messing around in the underground of New York (where Sass notoriously fired Patti Smith's guitar-genius son from her riot grrrl band because he played too many solos), then Sydney in separate punk rock bands, the couple were ready to get shit started in their new home.

In 2006, after the release of stoner punk single "Toy Boy", the band was praised by New York music blog CMJ.com as "angry, impassioned chick-rock at its most deliriously screeching apex." They played Toronto's North By North East and got a gig at New York punk institution CBGB before they closed their doors forever. The album "Dirty White Lies" was ready for release in 2008 and brought them to countless major festivals in Norway, sharing a stage with STONEGAARD, TURBONEGRO, IDA MARIA as well as garnering a nationwide release and an insane, whirlwind tour in China.

2010 saw the recording of "The Pussy Magnet" EP with U.K. producer Russ Russell (THE EXPLOITED, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The EP came out in 2011 and brought them all over Norway. They got opening slots with larger Norwegian acts such as DATAROCK and DJERV and ex-HOLE bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur. The radio in Norway perked up, naming the band exciting newcomers. They rode this success to shows in England and Germany and finished it all off with a performance if songs "Oh My" and "Three" with Krisitiansand Symphony Orchestra accompanying.


The band is now ready to release three more EPs; "The Cock Fight Trilogy". Always tongue-in-cheek, sex, drugs and rock and roll references aside, these new EPs show a growth in subject matter, songwriting and musicianship. Recorded with Russell once again, the aim was to capture the raw, bristling energy the band have become known for live, as well as highlight all their nuances of yearning, hedonism, anxiety and escapism.

"Cock Fight 1" EP track listing:

01. When it Rains, It Pours
02. Cock Fight
03. Dig It


Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sassy-kraimspri-releases-cock-fight-1-ep/#I3mQiG6ofvZguDh3.99 - Blabbermouth.net


"A very big list of lists"

Top 10 “Other Music” Albums
1. The Trousers: Mother of Illusion (indie/garage rock, Hungary)
2. Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss (folk darkwave, USA)
3. King Dude: Songs of Flesh and Blood (Luciferian neo-folk rock, USA)
4. Red Sun Rising: Polyester Zeal (alternative rock, USA)
5. Messer Chups: The Incredible Crocotiger (surf psychobilly, Russia)
6. Billy Currington: Little Bit of Everything (country music, USA)
7. Lycia: A Line that Connects (darkwave, USA)
8. Sassy Kraimspri: Cock Fight (punk rock, Norway)
9. The Decemberists: What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (indie folk rock, USA)
10. Lucid Fly: Stasis (indie rock, USA) - A Metal State of Mind


"Sassy Kraimspri- The Pussy Magnet EP"

I woke up this morning with an idea. I would invent a genre called CLOUTROCK, which is where the music swaggers out of your speakers smoking a cigarette, acts all pissed off about the state of the world, spits chewing gum on your carpet, and then sets about punching your ears in for no particularly obvious reason. Then I remembered Sassy Kraimspri had already done it, and I got sad and tugged the blankets over my face and went back to sleep until it got dark.

But despite that, when I did finally ooze out of bed, it was with a smile on my face and a lump in my Pokémon underpants. And that’s because even though they stole the idea I had five hours ago, this EP is still a good bit of gear, guv. Also it’s fucking free off the internet, so you don’t even have to bother finding somewhere to steal it from.

And why should you take my word for it? Because it’s fucking correct, that’s why.

Here’s what you should notice about this band; even on record, they sound like they’re playing together for the last time ever. You’d think giving a shit about your music would be commonplace among the musical bands of the 21st century, but there’s a fucksight more evidence of that in these three songs than in an entire album by I have no idea what the fuck you people even listen to anymore, so just finish this sentence yourselves, thanks in advance.

Pussy Magnet smashes this EP off the tee and down the fairway – but using a turbo bulldozer, rather than a golf club. And when it lands, it starts doing a dance. It’s mainly a two-minute punky rattle, but it takes in a quick tour of a bunch of different ideas, and even has time to shift down a gear for a mid-eight I guess I am going to describe as ‘swangin’. I like it when short little songs like this find time for a massive dynamic shift, and actually pull it off. It’s well clever mates.

The swing persists into Oh My, which is a song that is stuffed with sexy ideas, a couple of which do not quite fire off. There’s a point where the tune pinches out, and then sort of gradually fades back in, and it really breaks the build of energy throughout the song. But since this is cloutrock, it lasts about ten seconds, and a blow to the head is never far away. You’ll have forgotten all about it by the time you get to the coda; it’s the logical extension of this tune’s build-up, lots of energetic shrieking and cacophonous, clattering instrument abuse.

Hit flops back over to a pop-punk place, and the best comparison I can think of is probably The Pixies, simply on the basis of that classic loud/quiet/loud dynamic shift. Nothing much new there, you’d say, and you’d be right; but it fucking well works here. Especially at the end. The reason for that will be explained below, in a paragraph that will form the conclusion to this review. Allow me to take this opportunity to say I hope you have enjoyed it.

What you get with Sassy Kraimspri is a heavy wall of music that I would describe as solid, confident, energetic, and yet somehow sparing time to think about what it’s doing. But the stand-out feature for me is still the lead vocals, which sound like PJ Harvey going through Ritalin withdrawal.

Sassy Kraimspri will be playing at Twitrfest, at Eddie’s Rock Club, Birmingham on Saturday 12th February, along with some other reprobates. - www.demonpigeon.com


"En Runde I Høyet"

Jeg er veldig svak for bredbeint rock av det svette og sexy slaget. Den morsomste rocken er alltid den som ikke glemmer hvor uttrykket “rock and roll” egentlig stammer fra. Det er vel bare rett og rimelig at musikken som rystet en hel verden fra 50-tallet og utover tok navnet sitt fra en variasjon av et uttrykk som enkelt og greit kan oversettes med å rulle i høyet. Uttrykket har som kjent blitt brukt på mer eller mindre smakfullt vis gjennom hele rockehistorien. Robert Plants berømte strofe “It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled” var neppe et uttrykk for et slags musikalsk savn. Da samme mann sang om pressing av sitroner i “Lemon Song” var det nok heller ikke sitronsaft han hadde i tankene.

Denne relativt primitive tematikken var imidlertid ikke noe som dukket opp først da Plant og andre gyldne guder begynte å gå i avslørende trange jeans og slenge musikalske groviser rundt på verdens konsertarenaer på 70-tallet. Det var bluesartistene på 30-tallet som satte standarden. Hør for eksempel på “Rockin’ Rollin Mama” av Buddy Jones innspilt så langt tilbake som 1939. “There’s waves on the ocean, there’s waves in the sea. But that girl of mine rolls just right for me“. Den eneste grunnen til at den sangen slapp unna sensuren var vel at noen naive sjeler trodde det var dansing han sang om. Og siden jeg allerede har nevnt Robert Plants sitronbehandling er det på sin plass å minne om en annen fruktrelatert tekstlinje fra Big Joe Turners klassiker “Cherry Red” (1939): “Squeeze me pretty baby until my face turns cherry red“. Noen som tror han sang om å få en lang og god klem?

#Musikktips: Musikkhistoriens beste sexy sanger samlet i en Spotify-liste. Inneholder lekre sanger fra artister som Mark Lanegan, PJ. Harvey, The Black Keys, Goldfrapp, Liz Phair, Queens of the Stone Age og mange flere.

Nå lurer sannsynligvis noen av leserne på hvorfor jeg bestemte meg for å ta for meg denne tematikken akkurat denne uken. Årsaken er en direktemelding jeg fikk på Twitter her om dagen. Direktemeldingen var fra det musikalske prosjektet som går under navnet Sassy Kraimspri, og meldingen lød rett og slett slik: “Kunne du tenke deg en kopi av den nye EPen vår?“. Åpen, positiv og fordomsfri som jeg er takket jeg naturligvis ja til tilbudet. Kort tid etter fikk jeg oversendt tre sanger fra den smakfullt titulerte EPen “Pussy Magnet” som nettopp er sluppet løs på verden. En bedre rockestart på det nye året kunne jeg nesten ikke ha fått. Den første sangen som oste ut av høytalerne var den musikalske sexbomben “Oh My“. Sangen smeller igang med et riff av den typen som lokker fram de aller bredeste glisene hos de av oss som er glad i uforskammet rå og enkel rock. Teksten føyer seg også inn i en eldgammel rocketradisjon, selv om fortellerstemmen her er kvinnelig: “You’ll go down on command. Oh another evening and I’m curling toes“. Subtilt? – På ingen måte. Effektivt? – Absolutt. Moro? – I aller høyeste grad.

Hør godsaken her:


Gå til Urørt for å finne ut mer om låta og artisten

De andre sangene på EPen er også politisk ukorrekte knallperler, og både “Hit” og tittelkuttet “Pussy Magnet” burde sporenstreks blitt plukket opp av radiokanaler som setter pris på rock av det saftige slaget. Som jeg flere ganger har nevnt her på bloggen bør man ta presseskriv og biografer med en klype salt, men bandets egen beskrivelse av egen musikk passet slettes ikke så verst: “Sassy Kraimspri’s rytmiske pønk høres ut som PJ Harvey og Motorhead driver med noe snuskete i boblebadet på 18-års dagen din“. Jeg har uansett stor sans for dette, og ser fram til å få med meg konserten som er planlagt her i Stavanger om få uker.

Apropos radiokanaler: For noen uker siden ble jeg beskyldt for å være “sjuk i hue” av selveste Mats Borch Bugge. Mannen med det ikke spesielt rockeklingende etternavnet er for tiden musikksjef i ungdomsradiokanalen P3, og årsaken til at han lot sin musikkfaglige tyngde ramme meg med full styrke var at jeg ikke har forholdt meg like ukritisk ekstatisk til Kanye Wests “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” som det resten av musikksynserne i dette landet har. Jeg skal selvsagt holde meg for god til å slenge ut like krasse personkarakteristikker som P3s musikksjef. I stedet vil jeg på aller høfligste vis oppfordre ham til å plassere Sassy Kraimspri og låten “Oh My” på det som finnes av musikklister ved første og beste anledning. - Øyvind Berekvam


"Pussy Magnet E.P. Review"

I was handed this E.P. to review as Cack Blabbath head honcho, Iain was ‘gushing too much’ about it and wanted me to give a more impartial review. So here we go…

Sassy Kraimspri are a four-piece scumbag punk band (their definition) fronted by the rather stunning Sassy who is joined by husband Tricky Dicky Downfall on guitar, Lovely Linda Lustalot on bass and Stonehard Fatness on drums. One must assume that those were not their given birth names, however punk by definition means that they can call themselves whatever the Hell they want without question.

Based in Norway, Sassy and co traveled over to dear old England to record The E.P. with renowned British producer Russ Russell (who produced records by Dimmu Borgir and Napalm Death, amongst others). What was produced during those sessions was nothing short of remarkable.

Pussy Magnet as a title gives us a clue of what is in store. Here we have gutsy girl-punk, which doesn’t hold back in any way. It’s a massive punky vaginal explosion of music that fills your ears with so much attitude it makes you feel re-energised and ready to grab life by the balls.

There is something new and fresh feeling about this record. Something to get genuinely excited about. Given the genre of punk has been done to death and the word used to describe so many acts – from the Sex Pistols to Paramore – I really think that this is a massive achievement for Sassy and the band.

There are three songs on this particular E.P. The good news is that the entire release is free to listen to on the bands Myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/sassykraimspri) and boy, should you be checking this out!

The first song is the title track Pussy Magnet. There is so much raw energy here that you can’t help but imagine this band playing a killer live set in a little underground club with sweat dripping off the ceiling and your feet sticking to the beer soaked floor as the crowd go crazy at the front. It has a real live feel to it, one of those rare songs where you feel cheated sitting down whilst listening to it. Sassy’s vocals are gnarly, yet feminine and girly enough to leave no doubt that she is a woman with plenty of attitude. I love it! The music is catchy and the riffs are so complimentary to her vocals. It’s one of those records that just seems to work.

The energy flows into the next track Oh My, which continues the high-octane assault on the senses. Last song Hit is yet another attitude packed riff-fest, again full of pumping energy.

So despite my best attempts at giving a less ‘gushy’ review than Iain, I am totally gushing over this. The only negative point I have is that as it is an E.P. there are only three tracks and I want to hear more! Thankfully the band has a previous album called Dirty White Lies available from iTunes. So I will certainly be adding that to my cart on my next visit.

Sassy Kraimspri’s ‘Pussy Magnet E.P.’ offers us a lively, fueled up slice of attitude driven girl punk! I am not exaggerating when I say it is the best new sound I have heard in ages. All I can do is imagine how energetic their live shows are… and lucky for us the band are scheduled to appear at Twitrfest in Birmingham next month!

My suggestion?

Catch Sassy Kraimspri live. This is music that was made to be heard that way.

Kat - www.cackblabbath.com


"EP og turnè for Lyngdøl"

Via det sosiale nettsamfunnet Twitter kom Lyngdal-artisten Sassy Kraimspri i kontakt med en engelsk plateprodusent.

AV TOM ARILD STØLE
Kontakten resulterte i utgivelse av en EP, bestående av de egenproduserte låtene «Pussy Magnet», «Oh My» og «Hit».
— Det var en britisk musikkskribent som fulgte meg på Twitter og som anbefalte plateprodusenten Russ Russell å høre på musikken vår. Dermed oppsto det en kontakt som førte til innspillingen, som er gjort hos Russell i England, sier Ida Belle Collett (25), som bruker artistnavnet Sassy Kraimspri.
EP-platen «The Pussy Magnet EP» ble sluppet første nyttårsdag, og er lyngdølens tredje EP. Hun og bandet har fra tidligere også blant annet albumet «Dirty White Lies» (2008) på merittlisten.
— Vi håper på det store gjennombruddet, og satser på å få til enda en albumutgivelse om ikke så altfor lenge, forteller Belle Collett.
Med seg i bandet har hun mannen sin, Richard Belle (alias Tricky Dick) fra Australia. I bandet spiller også Linda Pedersen (Lovely Linda Lustsalot) fra Lista i tillegg til Steinar Fattnes (Stonehard Fattnes) fra Stavanger.
Nå legger kvartetten ut på turnè. I morgen spiller Sassy Kraimspri på Kråga i Kristiansand, mens det blir opptreden på John Dee i Oslo lørdag kveld.
21. januar spiller bandet på Harvest Bar i Kvinesdal og dagen etter i Stavanger.
— I midten av februar drar vi til England, for å spille både i London og i Birmingham. Utover i 2011 skal vi også opptre flere andre steder i Norge, samt i Australia og i Kina. Det blir et aktivt år, forteller Ida Belle Collett, som definerer musikken sin som bluesinspirert punk.
(Publisert 06.01.2011 - 06:00) - Farsunds Avis


"Sassy Kraimspri i Kilden"

Sofie Vatland: 28. Januar, 2012

Denne uken er det musikkfestuke i det nyåpnede teater og konserthuset Kilden i Kristiansand.

I den anledning er det mange arrangementer som går av staben, alle er av musikalsk art.
Målet for uken er å speile mangfoldet i Sørlandets musikk liv. Punk bandet Sassy Kraimspri er et av flere band som har blitt invitert til å delta.
Under parolen ”Fremtiden er uhørt” fremførte de tirsdag kveld to av sine sanger sammen med Kristiansand Symfoniorkester.

I Kildens program heter det seg:
”Fremtiden er uhørt gikk av staben første gang i mars 2011. Da så et nytt og vitalt samarbeid mellom Kristiansand Symfoniorkester og unge komponister, tekstforfattere og utøvere i Agder dagens lys for første gang. Orkesteret utfordret ungdom til å samarbeide over aldersgrenser, sjangere og utrykk. Med på laget hadde vi SØRF (Kompetansesenter for rytmisk musikk).” Prosjektet i mars var så vellykket at det ble bestemt å gjenta eksperimentet med nye talenter under Kilden Musikkfestuke. Denne gangen ble Sassy Kraimspri invitert til og delta.

Konserten
- Det var en helt utrolig opplevelse. Noe vi aldri kommer til å glemme, og kanskje aldri får mulighet til å gjøre igjen, sier frontfigur Ida Collett Belle etter konserten.
- Det ble plukket ut to av våre låter, ”Three” fra første plata og ”Oh my” fra fjorårets EP, som en klassisk arrangør gjorde om til to kjempe kule klassiske stykker som symfoniorkesteret spilte mens vi spilte vårt som vi pleier. Vi møttes en gang for en måneds tid siden for å spille gjennom å se at arrangementene passet, foruten generalprøven og én liten øvelse dagen før, sier Collett Belle.

”Fremtiden er uhørt” ble godt mottatt av publikum. Storsalen på Kilden var omtrent full, noe som vil si at det var nærmere 1000 mennesker tilstede. Ida gir utrykk for at de var meget imponert over både lokalet og respekten de ble møtt med som musikere.
Hun er også imponert over hvor mye arbeid symfoniorkesteret har lagt ned i prosjektet. Ikke minst siden bandene som var med var så forskjellige, krever det mye av de som skal henge med på alle låtene for kvelden.
Ida legger dessuten litt spøkefullt til: - Jeg syntes litt synd på de som satt på første rad. Vi stod helt fremme på scenen med orkesteret bak oss, dermed hørtes trommene våre ekstra godt. Håper ingen fikk varige mén! Vi følte vi fikk veldig god respons fra publikum og fra de andre musikerne. På slutten klappet vi alle for hverandre. Det hele var en kul opplevelse; sier Ida Collett Belle. - Lyngdals Avis


"15 Things you should do this weekend"

Our show at John Dee was placed as #6 of the top 15 things you could do that weekend in Oslo: 6) Sassy Kraimspri, John Dee, Oslo, Lørdag Kl. 21. Inngang100: Skranglete scumbag punk fra Norge med spillejobb på selveste CBGB's. <<The Pussy Magnet EP>> kom 1. Januar - Dagbladet (Nasjonal Norwegian Newspaper)


"Demon Pigeon review of Dirty White Lies 2010"

I think this is the first record by a female artist that I have ever actually reviewed, and to be honest, the prospect is daunting. It feels like I’ve been remiss, really, but as under-represented as women are in rock and metal, you can hardly blame me. Anyway, as a sensitive, progressive, left-leaning renaissance man (ie, a pussy), I’m gonna try my hardest not to be misogynistic or patriarchal or sexist in this review, because frankly, I’m better than that, and you all know it.
There’s a bit of everything in Sassy Kraimspri. She has a voice that could raise the dead, among other things. And she knows her way around a chorus. Among other things.
This is a lot harder than it looks, trust me.
Dirty White Lies has got three distinct things going for it that push it way beyond the realm of the ‘merely quite good’ and into the land of ‘genuinely ace’. One is the voice, possessed of a range that veers from snarling pop-punk to yearning balladry without an instant’s pause. Another is the solid layer of baritone guitar that throbs across the entire album, dumping steam shovels full of raw power and spontaneity into your tabs. The third is a set of song-writing chops that make it difficult to credit this as ‘just’ a debut album. It’s strong, confident, and, in places, absolutely fucking massive.
Fundamentally, putting this album on is like playing a game of hopscotch with all of the rock genres. There’s sludgy bits, punky bits, black metal bits, and heart-aching melody bits, and it’s all so well-blended that it’s hard to tell where one influence ends and another begins. And it’s all egged up in a shell of 2kool4skool attitude that appeals to crusty old idiots like me. It reminds me of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (and, inevitably, his Cristina Martinez-fronted side-project Boss Hog) in that regard, and I could hardly think of a better band to be compared to.

Better Daze is a minute-and-a-half of thick, heavy guitars chainsawing away at a washy beat, with a chorus that will probably make you go ‘haha what’, purely because you will not remotely have seen it coming. It is genius, and it brings us to …Am I Gonna Feel Like Shit in the Morning, which moves at a fraction of the pace, with a riff I could imagine hearing on a Melvins record. It switches places with an odd-number verse, all quiet and moody; then here comes a sweetly-crooned bridge. And it all makes sense, it all hangs together, even though the component parts have so little in common. Or there’s Take it Slow which actually sounds closer to Morcheeba than The Donnas, and that is unquestionably a very good thing.
Toy Boy, the lead single, is probably my least favourite tune here, actually. Not to say it’s bad, but it’s a pretty straightforward punky rattle from one end to the other of its three minutes, compared to say, All Work and No Play or All for Me, both of which are rootsy stompers that stand out even against this background of quality. All for Me, in particular, has somehow managed to wow me by simply making its gorgeous chorus quieter than the verse. It’s such a simple and subtle dynamic idea that I can’t believe it’s not ubiquitous. But offhand, I cannot think of anything else I’ve heard recently that doesn’t just stamp on every pedal and twist the gain knob till it breaks for the sing-a-long bits.
Older is emblematic of the quieter passages of this record, and it showcases Kraimspri’s way with a melody to absolutely devastating effect. Subtle orchestration here calls to mind the likes of Elliott Smith or perhaps even the chamber pop of a Polyphonic Spree or the like.
I really, really like this album.
8 pats on the head out of 10.
http://www.myspace.com/sassykraimspri - Demonpigeon.com


"Cack Blabbath review of Dirty White Lies 2010"

They Say:- Hot and dirty rock and roll lead by axe-weilding, fire-breathing mob-boss mamma Sassy Kraimspri.
A gig veteran at 23 having played none other than: CBGB's (New York, USA), North By North East (Toronto, Canada) and the Quart Festival (Norway- notably sharing a bill with The Who, Turbonegro, the Beastie Boys and Juliette and the Licks) and multiple spots at Oslo's John Dee, one of which was supporting Melissa Auf der Maur.
Sassy is known for her sexy and energetic live show and her band's tight, hard-hitting backing. She recorded her first tracks which became a pink 7" EP in 2001 under the tutelage of indie Norwegian record label Mother Ocean Records, who later helped her forge the producer relationship with former A-Ha and 21 Guns bassist-come-producer Leif Johansen. She released her debut album, "Dirty White Lies" (Produced by Johansen) in February 2008 which is being released in China in May 2010. Songs "Toy Boy", "Noose", "All For Me" and "Plain and Simple" have been heard on radio stations across the world .

We say :- Ok, so I'm a little late to the party with this particular record. Sassy release her first EP in 2001, and this 'Dirty White Lies' album came out at the tail end of 2007. Still better late than never as they say.
I first heard of Sassy via Twitter, that wonderful way to discover new and exciting music. Someone on there suggested that I check her out and after hearing what was on Sassy's MySpace page decided to learn more about this talented Norwegian. Her sound has been described as 'Chick Rock' but don't confuse what is on this album with the "pop punk" crap that that label is usually associated with, and here's why....

Sassy was born in Norway but was raised surrounded by the sounds of the underground punk scene of New York, and these very different influences are there for all to hear in the heavy punk infused riffage of 'Dirty White Lies'. The baritone guitar gives the album an unbelievably good, heavy, sound and there is just a hint of Norwegian black metal thrown into the mix. So it's punk, definitely, but punk with a heavier edge sometimes, and topped with Sassy's amazing down and dirty vocals (This young lady does 'sexy' like you wouldn't believe).

From the moment the album kicks off with the brilliant single 'Toy Boy' this record just oozes a special something. The heavier edge lifts this album above traditional modern Punk rock. From the doom laden riffs of "All Work and No Play" to the softer more gentle stylings of of 'Older' and 'Take it Slow' this is an album that allows Sassy to explore various aspects of her considerable vocal talents. There are even moments where you can almost hear touches of the great 60s Jazz vocalists, listen to the start of 'Noose' and see what I mean :)

The result of this is an album that is really easy to like. The deep guitar sound, the songs, the emotion, the variety and the voice, THAT voice.

So what next then ? Sassy is currently in the studio in the woods of Southern Norway writing and doing pre-production for album number two, with Tricky Dicky Downfall as a co-writer. Tricky Dick is a punk legend from Sydney Australia who met and wooed Ms. Kraimspri at a Christmas party in Sydney in the wee hours in 2004.

The next Sassy Kraimspri release will be produced by the legendary Russ Russell of Napalm Death, The Exploited and The Wildhearts fame. The demo track 'Pussy Magnet' is available here and a magnificent slice of Ramones inspired punk it is. If this is anything to go by the next album is going to be an absolute belter.

Sassy's summer will be filled with a Norwegian summer tour and multiple festival stops, before heading to Australia in late July followed by China in August. We really hope some UK dates will also be lined up.

Dizzy
- Cack Blabbath.com


"Stor norsk musikksatsing i Kina"

Stor norsk musikksatsing i Kina
(October Party Records)



NORWEGIAN WOOD MUSIC FOR CHINA,

samle cd med norske band i Kina.

Norwegian Wood Music for China er en samle-cd serie som gir artister og band
fra Norge/med norske medlemmer en sjanse til å få presentert seg for det
store kinesiske markedet.

Platen har som mål å presente bredden av norsk pop og rock i Kina. Her er
det både kjente og ukjente norske artister og band på platene. Poenget er at
det ikke har noe å si om den norske artisten har solgt 100.000 plater i
Norge eller bare 1 plate, spiller for 10 publikummer eller 1000 her hjemme. I
Kina stiller alle likt, alle starter på nytt. Det kan like gjerne være et
ukjent band fra en avkrok i Norge som slår igjennom i Kina framfor de
etablerte (Dimmu Borgir - en av bandene på Bergen Rock City vol 7 i Kina).

Kina er i dag verdens mest befolkede land, verdens raskest voksende økonomi
og dermed fremtides største marked for pop og rock. Altså vår tids Klondyke
for artister og band.




HISTORIEN:
I 2005 skaffet Kjell Moberg i det lille plateselskapet OCTOBER PARTY RECORDS
fra Bergen seg kontakter i Kina, som skulle vise seg å være unike og
særdeles viktige. De skulle sammen med Kjell Moberg være med å snu opp ned
på Norsk musikk muligheter i Kina.

I januar 2006 fantes det ikke registrete lovlige utgivelser av nyere vestlig
pop og rock i Kina.

Kjell Moberg og bandet hans JEF (Kjell Moberg spiller også i K-Jell +
Punishment Park, som i dag gjør det skarpt i Kina). Ble invitert som 4 ikke
kinesiske band i verden på rocketurne i Kina.

Det var i denne forbindelse ideen til Bergen Rock City cd-ene ble født. En
samle cd serie med pop og rock bands fra Bergen i Kina. Den første platen
kom i Kina i mars 2006, de ble trykket opp i Kina i 10.000 eksemplarer og
ble distribuert ut som vedlegg til et viktig rockemagasin der borte.
Suksessen var et faktum og allerede i april 2006 fulgte Bergen Rock City Vol.
2, samtidig som JEF turnerte Kina på kryss og tvers, til fulle hus og
stormende jubel fra det kinesiske rockepublikum.

I dag skriver vi september 2007, Bergen Rock City vol 7 slippes i disse dager i
Kina. Dette betyr at over 100 Bergensband har sluppet låter i Kina, opplaget
er på 76.000 cd-er så langt (eller ca 1520.000 sanger med Bergens pop og
rock), alle gått ut gratis som promo cd-er i musikk/bransjeblader i Kina.

15 Bergensartister har fått platekontrakt i Kina som følge av deltagelse på
disse platene, flere ligger i forhandlinger akkurat nå om dette med Kina.
Flere av den er allerede i gang å gjøre kometkarrierer i Kina.

I januar 2006 hadde INGEN turnert i Kina, i dag skriver vi august 2007 og
Bergen har ca 1 band i mnd på turne i Kina. Alt dette og mye mer er resultat
av October Party Records vilje og ønske om å bringe Bergensrocken, nå også
resten av den norske rocken, til Kina. Dette er gjort med en slik suksess at
det mangler sidestykke i norsk rockehistorie, det verste eller det beste er
at vi bare har sett starten på det hele ennå i Kina for Norsk rock.

I løpet av vinteren og våren 2007 kom det inn flere og flere forespørsler
fra band som ikke hadde tilknytning til Bergen ang Kina. Etter hvert ble det
avgjort å sette i gang enda en samel-cd-serie, der alle Norske pop og
rockeartister vill kunne få muligheten til å delta.

Navnet falt på Norwegian Wood Music For China, forslaget kom fra Kina, pga
Beatles låt Norwegian Wood, som en del der bort kjenner til (Betales er et
av få band i verden som fikk slippe plate i Kina tidligere).




NORWEGIAN WOOD MUSIC FOR CHINA:
Norwegian Wood Music For China vol. 1 er klar for utgivelse i Kina i midten
av september 2007, 2-3 uker etter følger Norwegian Wood Music For China vol
2, og vol 3 er under oppseiling og klargjøring nå.

Kriteriene for å få delta er enkle, men også harde: Man må ha en god låt og
produksjonen må holde mål. Musikkstil er ikke relevant, det er ikke O.P.Rec
jobb å finne ut hva kineserne ønsker skal bli den neste store hiten der
borte, det kan like gjerne bli en søt liten jente fra en veiløs bygd en
plass i Norge, som det skulle bli et etablert norsk band.

Det som er spennende å se nå er hvem som virkelig får dette til å rulle i
Kina av dem som deltar på cd-ene. Målet er å slippe ca 1 slik saml cd i
Kina i måneden med Norske artister og band i Kina.

Artistene på Norwegian Wood Music for China Vol. 1 & 2 er:

Norwegian Wood Music for China Vol. 1

1. Borderline Case - Babylon Hotel
2. Mindy Misty - Smirk
3. Grand Café - Sweet lovin'
4. Bright Paper Werewolves - We will not take a dive
5. Effusive - Thank you girl
6. Snakes In Southern Flames - Better off drunk
7. Gravmar & the Gravediggers - Smell like a rich bitch
8. Beyond the Morninglight - By midnight we rock
9. Peevish P - www.eternal-terror.com


"Urørt cranks Quart gig"

Quartfestivalen 2-6.juli
Minst tretten urørtband spilte på veletablerte Quarten. I tillegg til Ida Maria, bør du sjekke ut Catastrophes, Essence of a Session, Camp Abby, Sassy Kraimspri, Broken Gallows, Manatee Racket, Seven Doors Hotel, The Soul Express Orchestra, LateBloomer, Tara, Christer Wulff og Jim Protector.
- www.nrk.no/urort


"Dirty White Lies review"

Anmeldelse: Ida Collett Belle er født i Flekkefjord, men vokste opp på Manhatten. Om det var der eller i løpet av sin 6-årige studietid i Australia etterpå hun fant sitt alter ego Sassy Kraimspri veit jeg ikke, men at denne rockedama er noe av det råeste som har rulla rundt i en turnebuss hersker det liten tvil om. Før hun hadde stått til konfis og hoppa og skriki barbeint foran presten hadde hun gjort giger på Manhatten, down under og i sitt opprinnelige hjemland; og før hun hadde gitt ut sin første skive hadde hun opptrådt på CB GB i New York, North By North East i Toronto og Quart Festivalen i Kristiansand.

På plate fikk vi stifte bekjentskap med fyrverkeriet i år 2000, hennes første innspilte låter ble utgitt på den lille indielabelen Mother Ocean Records i Oslo, på en rosa 7-tommers ep. Så har det gått noen år, for å si det forsiktig, før "Dirty white lies" traff platehyllene med et brak i hjemlandet i februar 2008, nå utgitt på damas eget selskap, Lady Luck Records. Skiva er planlagt utgitt i US, Kina og Australia i 2009. Så får vi se om de liker Sassys boner rock like godt som jeg gjør. Sassy og hennes band, som heter The Thugs, har brukt god tid på finetuning av plata, og resultatet er bemerkelsesverdig.

Soundet er vått, rått og primitivt, spesielt gitarlyden høres noe hul og dypere ut enn standarden. Riffa er beintøffe og totalutrykket blir som en kombinasjon mellom garasjepunkrock, trashy blues og topptrimma hardrock. Tenk deg en sammensmelting av P.J. Harvey, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hole, Royal Trux, Runaways, Alice In Chains og det svenske jentebandet Meldrum, som herja på begynnelsen av 2000-tallet her i Skandinavia. Gitarlyden skyldes forøvrig at Sassy spiller på en såkalt baritone gitar, som har en lenger skalalengde, noe som gjør at gitaren kan stemmes dypere, eller lavere om du vil. Gitaren ble tidligere brukt i surfmusikk og filmmusikk, men har de seinere åra blitt brukt mer og mer av hardrock- og metallband.

Sassy spiller ikke bare på baritone gitar, og det er heller ikke bare hun som spiller. Sassy Kraimspri fremstår som en pow pow powermaskin med Sassy på vokal og gitar; gubben hennes, som hun dro med seg fra Aussieland, heter Tricky Dicky Downfall, og spiller gitar; Tash Adams spiller trommer, Leif K. Johansen spiller bass, og Tevanga korer. Her må jeg ile til og korrigere meg sjøl om dagens 2009-live- eller platebesetning ikke stemmer med det jeg har oppgitt her, for denne plata ble spilt inn for ei tid tilbake og Sassy har sikkert forandra maskina si, men Sassy er med, og det jobbes med et nytt album som etter planen skal slippes i oktober i år.

Noen fikk kanskje med seg Sassy da hun varma opp for Melissa auf der Maur i november i fjor, og har lagt noen favorittlåter på minnet. På "Dirty white lies" er det de hardeste, råeste og mest riffbefengte låtene jeg liker best. Høytalerne mine gir fra seg huff-lyder på forhånd når de veit Sassy skal til pers, for da gjør det vondt veit de. Åpningslåta "Toy boy" er essensiell chickrock. Refrenget sitter som en klinkekule. "All work and no play" er som P.J. Harveys "To bring you my love", seigt, mye fuzz, baritone, herlig herlig dobbeltnydelig og vidunderdeilig. Låt 5, "Older" viser Sassy fra en melodisk side, akustisk og hårfint, som Kristin Hersh. Så drar hun på igjen i det skurrende riffmonsteret "Plain and simple", og "Noose" følger på. De beste låtene, under sterk tvil selvsagt, er gigantene "Am i gonna feel like shit in the morning?" og "Sweet babe". Du som liker Jon Spencers fuzzete garasjepunkblues eller Holes rockebitchinferno må få med deg dette, ellers er du gal!

Jajamensen Sassy, dette var jo et anker å få i huet, og sånt husker man. Gleder meg til neste skive og jeg må jo si at det hadde vært rått og booka maskina di til Rjukan en gang åååååååååååååååå! - rockeweb.com


"Twitrfest 12/02/2012 Live Review:"

Following them were Sassy Kraimspri (http://www.myspace.com/sassykraimspri), a Norwegian act with whom I was completely unfamiliar. They arrived onstage in suitably punky, ramshackle fashion, seemingly about to begin their set without their drummer and suffering some confusion as to how to turn on the bass head (pretty much all of the equipment on stage for all five of the bands was on loan from other bands on the bill). Unfortunately, this rushed opening appears to have left little time for the sound engineer to dial in a mix, as the opening song by the quartet found itself struck with a cluttered sound – rhythm guitar that was all crackly white noise, muddy bass, what have you. Eventually though, both band and sound guy found their groove, and I found myself nodding my head along with Sassy’s old-school, punky efforts – particularly when the band retuned mid-set, and played what I presume to be newer material that sounded like a more angular, spiky take on Melissa Auf De Maur’s solo output. Their on-stage performance was energetic, and while their style isn’t exactly to my particular tastes, I certainly wasn’t bored during their set. - One Metal.com


"Review in Street Voice (UK)"

SASSY KRAIMSPRI – Dirty White Lies: Sassy Kraimspri comes from Norway and is a talented performer and the proof lies in this CD I'm listening to right now. Throwing various genres of music together such as Blues, Punk and Thrash is a brilliant idea as it keeps the album fresh from the moment you turn it on to the moment it ends. There's so many twists and turns that it's hard to label Sassy Kraimspri but I can say one thing that if she was American you'd have heard of this lady by now. This opens up with 'Toy Boy' and it's full steam all the way through tracks such as 'All For Me', 'Plain And Simple', '..Am I Gonna Feel Like Shit In The Morning…' and finishing with a great closer 'Take It Slow'. There's some great stuff coming out of Norway and Sassy Kraimspri is one of them. If you're looking for an album with balls and integrity then give 'Dirty White Lies A Listen'. 8.5/10

- FFRUK.COM


"Melissa Auf der Maur concert review Norwegian"

For undertegnende sin del startet opplevelsen allerede med oppvarmingsbandet Sassy Kraimspri, som spilte opp til dans med skitten blues rock med både stoner og grunsj-preg. Musikken var jammen ikke noe annet enn ganske bra til tider, men bandet kunne kanskje hatt litt mer rutine under beltet. Utførelsen var grei, men det var liksom ikke noe som skilte det fra noe annet der ute. Likevel engasjere Sassy til en viss grad, og det var god trøkk i enkelte partier, med stor innlevelse fra vokalisten. Vokalisten var en urtypisk rockejente med attitude, og kunne minne om undergrunnens svar på Ida Maria.
- http://www.musikknyheter.no/concert/4660


"5 bands that travelled really far"


Sassy Kraimspri
Drake, Saturday (June 10), 11 pm

Chick hard rock/metal Hallo. Oslo, Norway's rock chick is hard and hot. I'm slightly afraid of puke, screaming and silly ESL lyrics. Lunachicks/Babes in Toyland/L7 r popular here. I want to come home!

- Now Magazine, Toronto


"Review in Hear/Say: America's College Music Magazine"

Who: Sassy Kraimspri

What: Her name is a perfect description of the music: sassy. She is backed by an awesome band that helps bring out her punk sound even more.

On The Web: sassykraimspri.com

Sounds Like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Standout Single: “All For Me”


- Hear/Say


"Don't Know What Ya Heard About Ol'-E, But He's A Norwegian P-I-M-P"

BadmintonStamps has much love for the hardcore spirit of Ole Bull, Norway's 19th Century violin master. Not only does he have the most punk name this side of Stiv Bators, but growing up he told off his parents, failed out of school, and posed as a law student while he mastered violin. As if being a cool-named, parent-hating, drop-out liar wasn't enough, homie becomes a nationalist revolutionary and starts playing Norwegian folk tunes instead of that concert hall crap, all while raking in the cash. To top it off, Bull moves to eastern Pennsylvania where he starts a commune. And trust me, Pennsylvanian commune chicks are mad easy. Unfortunately, despite promising bands like Jaga Jazzist and Royksopp, Norway hasn't lived up to Ole Bull's raucous history. Until now. Norwegian sensation, style maverick, and BadmintonStamps comrade Sassy Kraimspri kicks ass. Her music rawks hard but remains sexy like a hot Norwegian babe. Listen close and you can hear the ghost of Ole Bull fiddlin' away.
- www.badmintonstamps.com


Discography

"Waste Not/Want Not" album, Coming 2017

"Complete Cock Fight" album, May 2015

"Cock Fight III" EP November 25th, 2014

"Cock Fight II" EP July 4th, 2014

"Cock Fight 1" EP January 22nd, 2014

"The Pussy Magnet EP" 01.01.2011

"Dirty White Lies" Febuary 2008, Norway (Lady Luck Records) May 2010, China (October Party Records) (All For Me, Older, Toy Boy, Noose and Three have all had radio airplay. All available on Last.fm, Jango, Spotify, and Wimp for streaming)

Sassy Gonaway self titled EP 2001, Mother Ocean Records.

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Bio

The Kraimspri gang have notched up shows the world over; ranging from their home country Norway to legendary CBGBs in New York City, Canada, Australia, China, Germany and the UK. The music has been compared to Black Sabbath, Boss Hog, Courtney Barnett and L7. The band site their influences as far and wide as 30s blues, 50s rock and roll, 70s punk rock and 90s stoner sludge.

"Fusing together punk, grunge and alt-rock elements, the Stavanger-four-piece are out to captivate the world with their on-point, killer tracks." Big Cheese Magasine UK 

"{Sassy Kraimspri} is angry, impassioned chick-rock at its most deliriously screeching apex."
CMJ.com

The band consists of Norwegian-born, New York-raised Ida Collett Belle on guitar and vocals, Richard Belle of Lismore, Australia on lead guitar and vocals, Linda Pedersen of Southern Norway on bass and vocals and Thore Pettersen of Lyngdal, Norway on drums and backing vocals. 

In 2017 the band have opened for US-bands Death Valley Girls (Burger Records) and Florida punk-veterans Against Me!, as well as releasing the critically acclaimed and radio-embraced single "You'd Better Listen". The band won the favor of 10 major Norwegian summer festivals and spent the summer touring North-to-South-East Norway with their new songs and high-energy, tight-as-latex live shows. 

The 'spri have released two singles in 2018, I Don't Wanna and Bonfire, and are playing the legendary Club Night at Øya Festival in August along with a run of shows throughout the summer 2018.  

NORWEGIAN: Kraimsprigjengen har spilt over hele norge og litt av verden; alt fra legendariske CBGBs i New York City til Sydney, Australia, Kina, og Storbritannia. Musikken har blitt sammenlignet med alt fra Black Sabbath og Boss Hog, John Spencer Blues Explosion og YeahYeahYeahs.

Bandet spilte på en rekke store festivaler i sommer, og åpnet for Against Me!, Death Valley Girls, og The Dogs. 

Ny singel You'd Better Listen ble sluppet i juni til kritikerros og spilling på nasjonale radiokanaler som P3, P13 og RadioRock. Bandet jobber for tiden med ny plate. 

Band Members