Paradise are something of a mini underground super group. Formed in a bar in Oslo when Marianne Faithfull and Longview’s guitarist Rob McVey and Madrugada’s vocalist Sivert Høyem bonded over a desire to reproduce the immediacy and explosive alchemy often found in live music, which they felt was lacking in the digital age. Enlisting the formidable talents of PJ Harvey’s legendary drummer and arranger Rob Ellis and the VPME’s good chum the fabulous Simone Butler (Primal Scream) on bass, Paradise was born.

The opening track ‘Goodbye 21st Century’, from their glorious debut EP Yellow is a full on driving rocker that explodes out of the traps to make an immediate and visceral connection with the listener. And while it’s directness is its strength this isn’t at the expense of subtlety. This is darkly intelligent music full of passion and verve. Tracks such as the soaring ‘Humiliation’ and the emotive ‘Crying’ alongside the dark squalling distorted dystopian soundscape of ‘Head Wound’ which has hints of the fire and brimstone of early Nick Cave all combine to demonstrate what an exciting proposition this new collective is. Yellow is certainly a beautiful way to open the doors to Paradise. Smile


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Upcoming live dates

Oct 31 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland Rsvp

Nov 01 Mascotte Zurich, Switzerland Rsvp

Nov 04 Rolling Stone Weekender Wangels, Germany TicketRsvp

Nov 05 Gleis 22 Münster, Germany Rsvp

Nov 17 Sold Out! – Rockefeller Oslo, Norway Rsvp

Nov 19 Trix Antwerp, Belgium Rsvp

Nov 20 TivoliVredenburg Pandora Utrecht, Netherland sRsvp

Nov 21 100 Club London, United Kingdom Rsvp

Nov 24 Aigli Patra, Greece Rsvp

Nov 25 Gagarin 205 Athens, Greece Rsvp

Nov 26 Principal Club Thessaloniki, Greece Rsvp

Dec 09 Clouds Hill Festival Hamburg, Germany Rsvp

  PARADISE - Yellow Photo by Maria Mochnacz.
Photo by Maria Mochnacz.

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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