Wilfreds debut album gir fansen av den tidløse rocken troen tilbake. Perfekt balanse mellom songwriter pop og monolittisk rock
Moss Avis - Terningkast 5
Dette er absolutt noe å få med seg, et nyansert band med flinke musikere med lidenskap til musikken
Fedrelandsvennen - Terningkast 4
Dette er tre kvarter med proff og velgjort poprock
The Borderland U.K. -
I hope someone will send a copy of this album to BBC Radio. Highly recommended, and I hope Wilfred get the chance to record another album again in the near future.
Wilfred spiller raffinert rock rett fra magen uten noen form for baktanker, med tredagers skjegg! Wilfred har låter og live energi som krysser i landskapet Tom Petty, Neil Young og The Who, mellom singer/songwriter verden, tøff 70 talls- og amerikansk vestkyst rock. Selv om referansene er der, angriper de musikken med en overbevisende entusiasme og skaper et lett gjenkjennelig eget sound. Utrykket er variert og blir aldri kjedelig i Wilfreds musikalske demokrati.
Although the norwegian band Wilfred would seem perfectly at home in New York, L.A. or Seattle, their classic Rock'n'Roll sound has a decidedly global ring to it. Thanks to its refined combination of monolithic Guitar-Rock and vivid Songwriter-Pop, the trio's debut album instantly turns them into an act to watch out for in the future.
There seems to be no end to the constant stream of exciting acts from Jazz/Pop/Rock-wonderland Norway. To an outsider, some of them would seem at home in the clubs of Manhattan, New Orleans or Seattle. And yet, Wilfred are from brittle Oslo instead. The trio's name, culled from the main character of Johann Borgens's novel „Lillelord“, may well be the only obvious reference to their roots. Their musical influences, after all, rather stem from the classic Americana-blend of Pop, Alternative Country and Rock, resulting in sweeping guitar-grooves and contageous melodies.
The trio have recorded 11 powerfull tracks, to be released on Songways/Ozella in early 2011. All eleven tracks contained on the album are marked by a palpable enthusiasm and sensibility akin to the immediacy of 70s Guitar-Rock and further enriched with melodious pop-hooks. Even though their style congenially fuses elements of Southern-Rock, Bluegrass and Stadion Rock, it nonetheless offers a truly individual approach free from any kind of nostalgic tendencies.
Wilfred's debut develops the power to make you believe in the timeless and progressive power of Rock'n'Roll again. You can always trust these three musicians, on-demand session studio- and session-instrumentalists for the likes of Marit Larsen, to deliver. Their spirited performance and technical prowess are all part of a vision: To assure a sonically inspiring place for rock music in the future.
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