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FAULK [fɔ:k] is a new band from Østfold/ Viken, Norway, suited for the big stage. They present catchy melodies in a big rock music soundscape. The mix with folk music makes the sound unique. The lyrics about lived life give you words to relate to.
Faulk released their first English album «Men» September 20th, 2020,
with a pre-listen event on the 19th:
The album «Men» has punch and power, and a big dose of black humor, as they share feelings about how it is to be a male – or human – in today’s society. Vocalist Per-Øivind Johannessen (PØJ) writes all lyrics and vocal melodies. As a band, including Michael Krumins (guitar), Kristian Torp (bass) and Lars Erik Asp (drums), they create the music together. Swedish Anders Ådin is hired to play Hurdy Gurdy on the album.
The album is recorded at FMV studio in the Old Town of Fredrikstad, Norway, with the well-known Kyrre Fritzner as contributor to the sound, mix and master.
The concept album «Men» takes you through a 12-song long journey that starts and ends with a longing for unity, respect and love. Throughout the album you will meet a frustrated man searching for goals and meaning. He sees the importance of being present and alive, but he struggles with mindlessness. Relationships are difficult. Through the phoenix experience he finally finds himself in peaceful ashes. He rises again and understands that death and rebirth is a cycle that repeats itself throughout life. Will it be lessons learned and a fresh start – or history repeating itself?
«Faulk – Men» is released digitally on all platforms. The album is also be distributed physically through an art book «Faulk – Men». The 48 pages contains a double page for each song: A painting by PØJ, photographed in Norwegian nature, frames the lyrics. The book also has facts about the album-making, band photos, contributing musicians etc. https://faulk.no/shop/
Faulk was, in the early try-out, on UrTur Spring/2016 tour in Østfold, Norway. This was supported by Østfold County and hosted by local authorities. They have played live at «Glommafestivalen» in Fredrikstad and other venues in southern Norway. Faulk has used the last couple of years to write songs and produce the upcoming album in peace and quiet. Now they are ready to get out there. Stay tuned <3
Contact: Per-Øivind Johannessen firstname.lastname@example.org +47 90732111
Links to Faulk – Men here:
Official web site: https://faulk.no/
Video from Release-event 19th of september. Interview with the vocalist:
- Art book for «Faulk - Men» kr295,00