Despite its name, the American Songwriter Lyric Contest reaches beyond our shores into Europe and beyond. So we thought it would be fun to pick the brain of one of these Trans-Atlantic scribes. We talked to Glenn Hammerstad, a Norwegian songwriter with an affinity for Johnny Cash, about writing in English versus his native tongue, [...]
The Megaphonic Thrift Depending on how you decode The Megaphonic Thrift’s puzzling name, you might expect either an abundant or economical usage of the peculiar vocal device, the megaphone. As it were, there seems to have been no megaphones used in the making of Decay Decoy, the band’s new release on Sonic Unyon, though one [...]
On their self-titled sophomore album, the Norwegian pop group I Was A King effortlessly impress you with the musical references on its 15 concise, breezy tunes– Beatles, Raspberries, XTC, Teenage Fanclub, Flamin’ Groovies, Fountain of Wayne and on.