Thursday, 11 May 2017 17:58

PEANUT HOLMES - TING SOM VI GJØR

Written by 
Right now there is a wonderful evolving movement within the Scandinavian Soul scene, to shed the shackles of what Soul music is, and means. When your debut release features vocals sung in Swahili, Icelandic, French and English, it stands to reason that your music should be as uncommonly ubiquitous.

With that in mind, Norway’s Chris Holm and Eirik Blåsternes, return with vocalist Sisi, under their Peanut Holmes guise, with the stripped back, almost Balearic, ethereal and sensual - Ting Som Vi Gjør.

Following their much-lauded 2016 E.P. Hello, Peanut Holmes keep things vocally closer to home, singing in Norwegian, for a track that tantalisingly reaches for your heart, to massage you in meaning.

Layers of electronica, the call and response sonics, and the interplay of male and female leads, provide a simmering tension, which bubbles, but never boils over, and rewards your ears with 4 mins of resonating clarity.

A track perfect for the beach bathed in the warming hue of the setting sun, or in relaxed and reclined mode embraced through the perfectly distilled taste of your chosen tipple!

File under very nice indeed!

Related items

  • Fieh impress with single - 25
    Exciting times for Norwegian soul/R&B music continues to be proven with Fieh and their new single - 25.

    Despite the first impressions the name conjures of a solo artist, Fieh is, in fact, a nine-piece Norwegian collective and their second single 25 - is to good to miss.
  • REVERSE LIGHTS ON: Nosizwe - In Fragments
    Let’s do some maths.

    If the availability of recording software and access to small but well-equipped studios means that more and more music is finding its way out in the world, but the amount of people actually reviewing (as opposed to just sharing and streaming) is decreasing then it goes without saying that smaller (but perfectly formed) sites such as this often have trouble keeping up with all the great music that comes its way. But just because the review might not appear at the point of release, there is no reason why we can’t still help the cause a little further down the line.

    I say this by way of explaining why this review is of an album which has been out in the world for over a year now, but great music is always going to find a champion, they just might take a while to get around to it. And In Fragments was never going to get too far away, for this is indeed great music.

By visiting scandinaviansoul.com do you agree to our use of tasty cookies to enhance your experience?