The Lovethugs

The Lovethugs



A fixture on the Norwegian pop scene Oslo's Lovethugs are a psychedelic outfit with an emphasis on colorfully skewed guitar backdrops – their sound evokes a blend of The Doors, vintage Simple Minds, Echo and The Bunnymen, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Smiths incorporating a rich and complex mix of songwriting and guitarwork, some of which echoes more melodic Hendrix moments. Think Sonic Youth backing the Kinks! The opening track "A Little Bit of Something" has a chorus that would be a mega-hit in an alternative universe -- but who knows?

As for their name, drummer Jerome says: “We have both former under-age criminals and constantly heartbroken romantics in this band.”


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