Take heed to Pom Poko’s “practically unimaginable to play” new single ‘Go’ Pom Poko launch “practically unimaginable to play” new single ‘Go’

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Pom Poko have shared their high-speed new single, ‘Go’. Test it out under.

The “daring” new track follows the discharge of singles ‘Champion’ and ‘Rising Story’, all taken from the band’s just lately introduced upcoming album third ‘The Champion‘, which is ready for launch on August 16 through Bella Union.

Discussing the technicalities of the monitor, the band joked: “One way or the other we ended up writing an instrumental that ended up being practically unimaginable to play.

“We ended up combining string harmonics in each guitar and bass with uneven musical durations at a breakneck velocity, which is a daring option to say the least. This will probably be a enjoyable – and difficult! – track to play reside.”

Drawing from comparable themes to earlier providing ‘Rising Story’, which touched on “rising up […] and discovering your self in a spot the place you realise you may comprise a number of completely different stuff on the identical time”, ‘Go’ is impressed by feeling overwhelmed by life.

“This track is concerning the instances whenever you really feel like your life is only a endless messy to-do record, or like unorganised cleansing, you simply do a number of stuff and whenever you take a breath you don’t perceive what you probably did or in case you cleaned something in any respect,” the band defined. “And you’ll’t consider any answer however to run away.”

Reflecting on the brand new album, which will probably be their first self-produced report, drummer Ola Djupvik stated the band at the moment are “on the level the place we will work, like, telepathically”.

He continued: “Whereas making the album, we talked little or no within the studio, and there was little or no creative intention that we needed to convey to one another. Everybody knew what they have been imagined to do. Perhaps after we’re making an attempt to speak with a producer, we are inclined to cram in a number of concepts, whereas now it’s like, ‘That is the track.’”

Pom Poko, 2024. CREDIT: Jonathan Vivaas Kise

“We belief one another extra now that we’ve written a number of songs collectively and know one another so nicely,” agreed lyricist and vocalist Ragnhild Fangel Jamtveit.

“For me, at the least, you see issues clearer when you may have a bit extra space. While you begin a band in your early twenties, every part is being thrown in your face, you may’t actually see what’s happening, and also you simply preserve working. On the finish of the day, these songs are about us, and the worth of our friendship.”

The Norwegian art-rockers additionally just lately introduced a UK tour for October – try the dates under and purchase tickets right here.


7 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
9 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
10 – Hebden Bridge, Trades Membership
11 – Blackpool, Bootleg Social
12 – Middlesbrough, Twisterella Competition
14 – Glasgow, Mono
15 – Newcaste, Cluny
16 – York, Crescent
18 – Sheffield, Sidney and Matilda
19 – Birmingham, Future Days Competition
20 – Ipswich, St Stephen’s Church

‘The Champion’ marks Pom Poko’s third LP following acclaimed debut ‘Birthday‘ and the follow-up ‘Cheater’. In a 4 star evaluate of the latter, NME wrote that the Norwegian four-piece “make each few seconds really feel like a cliffhanger”, including: “They’ve turned the bizarre up additional nonetheless, and are all the higher for it.”


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