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The Blackbirds is a Norwegian rock band from Oslo. The Band was formed in 1996, but it wasn’t until 2001, when five became four, they developed their own unique style. Two guitars, bass and drums was the recipe for The Blackbirds elegant sound. These four young men from Oslo has known each other for many years and this can easily be heard when they’re playing. The Blackbirds is a very good liveband with experience from hundreds of liveshows throughout the country.

In 2002 The Blackbirds song “Naked” was used as the main theme music for the TV show Trigger on NRK. On the final show, 10. May 2002, The Blackbirds played the theme song live (NRK Trigger video here). But only seven days after this important appearance for the band, Thor (Guitar/vocal) suffered from Pneumothorax. This set back Thor, and the band for a whole year.
When the band was back on track again, they played a lot of gigs in Norway before they met Martin Abrahamsen (co-producer/engineer)and Stein Bull Hansen (producer) and recorded the single “Easy” in Fagerborg Studio, Oslo, Norway. “Easy” was played on over 30 local radios in Norway and stayed 11 weeks on the playlist of Norway’s biggest radio channel NRK P1 (See NRK P1 playlists from 28. feb 2005 - 15. may 2005)
Later in 2005 The Blackbirds started recording their album “Riddles & affairs” in Grand Sport Studio (Øystein Greni in the Norwegian band Bigbang’s studio). Lars Håvard Haugen (from the Norwegian bandHellbillies) produced the album, Nikolai Eilertsen (from Bigbang,and The National Bank) was the engineer.

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  • electricchurch

    the Blackbirds were kind of a beat group and the album No Destination released in 1968 captures this sound which was mostly a psychedelic beat music. Three years later, with different personally, the Blackbirds returned with a Touch of Music a classical influenced progressive album. Both of these albums are considered to be quite rare

    25 Jul 2014 Reply