I attended Trondheim Calling this weekend and saw some very exciting acts. My favourite was Pom Poko. Energetic and playful, with a charismatic lead singer and catching tunes. They are also nominated for the final of Urørt, a music competition for new artists and bands which is hosted by NRK. You’ll probably get the chance to see this band in Norway during the festival summer.
You should definitely check out Rohey as well. They are a quartet assembled around the extremely talented lead singer Rohey Taalah and will release their first album this year.
Rohey played a great gig at Olavshallen during Trondheim Calling and I am looking forward to hearing more music from this funky and soulful ensemble.
If you are in to visual effects, take a note of Drøm.
They use video art as a backdrop for their electronica act and I found it to be a great time. You are invited in to a landscape where sound and video makes the time stop.
Other honourable mentions from the gigs I saw: Emma & The Diamond Hearts and Amanda Tenfjord are both young and exciting talents I look forward to hearing more from.