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Folk & Røvere

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- Formed in 1994 by Ulph (Ulf Nygaard), folk&røvere’s first offering was a demo tape selected «demo of the year» by national radio station NRK P3.

- Summer 1995 folk&røvere signed to Sonet/PolyGram, and was linked with producer Ola Haampland – at this point also singer in one of Norway’s hottest bands, Happy Campers.

- The debut album was finished by christmas 1995. On the first two albums folk&røvere were Ulph with singer Beate Slettevoll Lech. The debut single «Astronaut» must have been the first real trip hop single in Norwegian. The debut album, «Vi Som Ikke Har Opplevd Krigen» («We Who Didn’t Experience the War») was released in May 1996, and received raving reviews, but only made a few weeks on National Top 40 album chart.

- Second album «kaustisksoda» («Caustic Sodium») was recorded in London, again produced by Ola Haampland – who at the time also were working with people like Arthur Baker and Joe Strummer, had a 12” on Ninja Tunes and worked in the studio locations next door to drum’n’bass legend Goldie’s Metalheadz label). The album produced a big radio hit, «fru Hagen» («Mrs. Hagen», named after the most famous Oslo DJ café of the 90’s), and sold three times as much as the debut.

- Beate Slettevoll Lech left for a solo career with Beady Belle (http://www.beadybelle.com) after the kaustisksoda tour of late 1998, yet still 1999 produced the first big selling folk&røvere hit. The summer song «Yess!» charted for more than a dozen weeks, and has since been voted all time summer hit in Norway on more than one occation.

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  • murdoc_19_2000

    great and underrated band.

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • la_argentinita

    I love their stuff but it´s quite impossible to find any kind of information about them over the internet! so sad, I think they deserve to be known by more people ;)

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • Selenaru_Negrea

    great stuff!

    7 Nov 2008 Reply
  • eiriks

    Er det Beate Slettevoll Lech som synger på sangen "karma"?

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • zoelia101

    når noe ær i jære, ær alle gutta klare, ær alle jenta inne, ær alle stuer stinne, alle står tett å slipper take, å alle starter flakke i vær sin flyt på bakknivå, all ær på væi mot take, ikke bakk ut nå!

    22 Jun 2008 Reply
  • CrazyXXX

    Dans på bordet!

    23 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Oysteinholien

    Ihvertfall litt =)

    3 May 2007 Reply

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