Louderthanwar Interview.

May 29, 2012

Elisabeth Robson from louderthanwar interview Anne Marit and Solveig:

LTW: What I love about Katzenjammer is that you have brought harmonising back – like the 60’s – All of your voices are so beautiful and distinctive – it brings up essences of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joan Baez, etc…

SH: Well, instantly, I think we take a lot of influences from the music from “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou” – there’s like a southern bluegrass vibe to our harmonising. I think we take influences from all those things. But because of the instruments we use, all acoustic, we need something to sew it all together. Harmonising does that well.

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We may also have forgotten to tell you about Elisabeth´s excellent review of A Kiss Before you Go. To wit, a sample:

There are 100 different sounds going on, delicious harmonies and handsome melodies. Bawdy and tempting without being sickly sweet or overtly femme, just a strikingly beautiful array of tunes with a tongue-in-cheek wink at caricature – a distinguished nod to burlesque. Having seen them live, I can assure you Katzenjammer are not ‘girlie’ in the slightest. They are LOUD. And PUNK. And awesome. A truly incredible live band – beg, borrow or steal to see them.

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