The official music video for Since Last Wednesday by Highasakite, from the upcoming album Silent Treatment (Feb/March 2014).
Music video by Yngvild Sve Flikke
Director of photography: Marianne Bakke
Director: Yngvild Sve Flikke
Editing: Jens Chr Fodstad og Yngvild Sve Flikke
Music and lyrics by Ingrid Helene Håvik
Produced by Kåre Chr. Vestrheim
Arranged by Kåre Chr. Vestrheim & Highasakite
Recorded and mixed at Propeller Music Division
Mastered by Chris Sansom at Propeller Mastering
Label: Propeller Recordings - www.propellerrecordings.no
It's been six months since Norwegian quintet Highasakite released their debut EP on Propeller Recordings to International acclaim. Since then, recording in-between tours and numerous summer festivals, the band has readied the release of their full-length debut, Silent Treatment, due out on March 3rd worldwide. First single, 'Since Last Wednesday' is out now, and its accompanying video, directed by Yngvild Sve Flikke, just premiered on NME.com.
While the band's earlier songs were inspired by childhood and nostalgia, the theme of the new album focuses on the undercurrent that's going on behind closed doors; the silent battles at home, and the longing to get away. It introduces a darker side to Ingrid Helene Håvik´s lyrics, but fans of her surrealistic, and often innovative views of the world won't have to worry - it's all there.
Earning "best new band" accolades from Pitchfork, NME, Paste, and even Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) at Oslo, Norway's Øya Festival in 2012, Ingrid Helene Håvik (zither, steel drum, vocal), Trond Bersu (drums), Øystein Skar (synths), Marte Eberso (synths), and Kristoffer Lo (guitar) released their debut EP, In and out of weeks, this past spring, receiving high praise from SPIN, Paper, Interview, BrooklynVegan, MTV, Teen Vogue, and many more. Shortly after, they were nominated for a Norwegian Grammy as 'Best Newcomer,' and played their first ever shows in the US, including a week of break-out performances at SXSW.
The last year has seen Highasakite travel around the western hemisphere. After having toured Europe and the US, visiting Berlin Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, Eurosonic, The Great Escape, Tallinn Music Week, Reeperbahn Festival, Roskilde, SPOT festival and many more, the band are now ready to take on new challenges.