We’ve always been pretty big fans of the mad noise that Årabrot have made their stock-in-trade, so when the news hit earlier this year that the band’s lynchpin Kjetil Nernes had been diagnosed with throat cancer, we were plenty concerned. Thankfully Nernes seems to have gotten the disease under control, as he’s leading his band to perform in a stacked bill at one of our favourite London micro venues later this week.
Arabrot is a Norwegian Grammy-winning noise rock band formed in Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway in 2001. Their latest releases is 2014's mini-album "I Modi" and 2015's "You Bunch of Idiots".
Arabrot first received widespread recognition with the Steve Albini produced third album, The Brother Seed (2009). Following this album, Arabrot went into a creative blaze the succeeding years. For instance, they did live scores at silent film showings (“Faust” from 1926 in Trondheim, “Häxan” from 1922 at Øyafestivalen, “The Cabinet of Dr. Read more on Last.fm
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For a reluctant office-worker stuck on life’s treadmill, suffering from an almost complete apathy towards anything in his day-to-day routine, Årabrot will be a hard sell. Social lives consisting of little more than evenings spent slouched in a Sam Smith’s pub and a once-a-week visit to Nandos seem a little out of touch with Årabrot, who recently returned to society having withdrawn to an abandoned church in Sweden to play “mind games with the devil” and formulate ideas for their sixth, self-titled studio album.