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. 🙂


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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.

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