It is not often that Music Blog presents the freshest newcomers, and Livin 'Right Now is a new acquaintance for me, and is so fresh that band that they still do not have any releases behind. But when it sounds this good then we could clear some space on your blog.
I was first made aware of the band by bassist in ORBO & The Longshots, Paul Inge Viking City - which has helped that they have now recorded a few demo tracks in the studio. And the first we now present here on the blog.
And this is really a promising band. They have their feet firmly planted in Americana and American rock singer / songwriter tradition - with clear inspirajon from Tom Petty and ORBO & The Longshots. And although his Untouched-page report Kurt Nilsen and Keith Urban as an inspiration they are still so young that we should not use it against them.
For the Livin 'Right Now and songwriter and vocalist Emil Andre Nordtveit evidence of this demo is a promising songwriter talent in combination with an ear for a good tune. Livin 'Right Now operating as a duo or as a full band, playing steadily on the west coast.
Music Blog recently talked to Nordtveit about present and future:
- From the videos on YouTube as you seem to still be quite so young, how long have you been playing and writing songs?
Yes, I'm 20 years but rather fresh in the game. Began playing guitar for almost 1 year ago, when I saw a video of Keith Urban in which he played acoustic.
When I decided to learn to play guitar. Eventually, I was asked by one of my band members, Erik Rolland, though I would be keeping some concerts at various local locations. Then it has only become more and more gigs.
- The songs you write, perceived or free writing? Or a little of each?
It varies a bit, on the basis of whether or not I want to tell a story. But you can say so that most songs I write have a reference to myself or people around me I know very well.
- Tell us a little about what inspires you, both musically and in terms of lyrics.
It's a bit odd what inspires me to write songs. Often I'm inspired by various artists, and when I wrote a song will be the final product my thing in a way, I do not think we can be placed in a specific genre yet. It's often I do not know what kind of song I write until I feel ready. I think it's fun to experiment with mixing genres a bit.
- What is the plan going forward? Do you have more songs ready? Will this be for sale?
The plan now is to try to get the music I write out on the market so that more people can hear. We have recorded some songs with Paul Inge Vikingstad from Orbo & The Longshots, which was very funny, he has helped me a lot.
Printer very much songs but it is difficult for new artists to get spllt into everything in the studio. But I hope to leave something out eventually. That's the big dream.
- As we approach the end of the year; Your 5 favorite albums from 2011?
I think Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light was good. A couple of rock songs on the album I really had a taste for.
I also bought the new album of Orbo & The Longshots, Sun Prairie. There was a turret plate. That is my street, especially liked the song Black Eye. Really to recommend. New disc Noel Gallagher think I was good. Epic Scrap Metal from the Big Bang. That's the most I get on the go that I've heard a lot of.
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