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Lukas Kasha

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Lukas Kasha is a Norwegian rock band, based in Oslo. They released their debut album, Animated People’s Republic, on January 29, 2007. The first single off the album was “Love Abuse”, which was played on heavy rotation on Norwegian radio from the fall of 2006 to early 2007, and was later included in the soundtrack for the video game FIFA 08. Over the last few years, Lukas Kasha has played at the Popkomm festival in Berlin, the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, the Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg, Liverpool Music Week and the IUSY festival in Alicante, besides touring Norway, including Øyafestivalen in Oslo and by:Larm. They have supported or shared stage with, amongst others, Juliette & the Licks, Shout Out Louds, Infadels, The Dears, The Raveonettes, Dungen, Johnossi, Telex and Brakes.

Lukas Kasha was formed in 2000, but after several changes in their line-up, only two founding members are still in the band: Andreas Prestmo (lead vocals/guitar) and Sven Andréen (drums/backing vocals). Kristian Singstad Pålshaugen (guitar), Eyvind Brox (keyboards) and Jon Karlsen (bass) joined the band collectively in 2004, while Eivind Henjum (keyboards) joined on a permanent basis in 2005, after first appearing as a stand-in when bass player Jon had an operation on his shoulder earlier the same year; Henjum originally being a bass player.

As of January 2009 Lukas Kasha are in the process of making their yet untitled second album, expected to be released in the spring.

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