LEAGUS is back with their second record and two new drummers to their act. The release concert is at The Northern Lights Festival in January.
Earlier this year LEAGUS recorded their latest album at Kysten Studio in Tromsø. To spice up their act they recruited two drummers witch also will perform live when they head out on their winter tour 2019. The premiere is at The Northern Lights Festival 28thof January.
The album title is “Naimaka”, called after a small village in the north of Sweden, where pianist Herborg Rundbergs family migrated from to Norway.
Her family ended up in her own town Kåfjord in the north of Troms. In addition to have a family link, the album title shows us a connection to the sapmi and the contrast of affiliation and volatility.
The band LEAGUS can be described as a contemporary musical project with a sapmi identity under it all. Between pianist Rundberg and the guitarist Kristian Svalestad Olstad we discover both traditional, improvisation and contemporary music.
The live shows of LEAGUS has the reputation to be both striking visual and musical perfection. Now they are ready for their first appearance at Verkstedet, and we can promise it will be a memorable act.
Their first album “Lea Áigi” was released in 2016 and can be classified as both modern and experimental. The album received massive feedback from the Norwegian press.
They produce a big sound for two people, which is even more remakable given that the music was mostly recorded live in the studio– All About Jazz