Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
Popface released their debut album Buck in 1995 and followed up with Almost Endless in 1998. Next came their EP Calling Back/Falling Back in 2001 and the album Michele, I Love You in 2002. Their latest album Eleven Pieces Of A Broken Heart is being released in February 2006. Through the years they have released their records on three different labels, and are now finally coming home to their hometown label CCAP for their new album.
Popface has been synonymous with the Norwegian indie scene, or more to the point the shoegazer scene, since they first started in the mid nineties. For many years the band have perfected the balance between loud and quiet, between cascading wall of electric guitars and the gentle whisper of an almost silent acoustic guitar.
On the new album the band has taken a step in a new direction. Instead of searching for the musical climaxes, the band is on a quest for harmony. The indie feeling is still very much there, and you can feel something building up under the beautifully build pop songs, but the wild guitars have been pretty much turned down and the band comes forward as an harmonic unity, building up rhythms and patterns underneath the pop structures. Popface 2006 balances beautifully between their artistic vision and the commercial pop of today.
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