It's not often that Music blog presents quite fresh newcomers and Livin 'Right Now is a new discovery for me, and is so fresh that band that they still do not have any releases behind. But when it sounds this good, we must still clear some space on the blog.
I was first made aware of the band by bassist in ORBO & The Longshots, Paul Inge Vikingstad - that have contributed to that they have now recorded a few demo tracks in the studio. And the first one 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 even if they are on their Untouched page report Kurt Nilsen and Keith Urban as a source of inspiration as they are still so young that we should not use it against them.
For the Livin 'Right Now and songwriter and vocalist Emil Nordtveit Other evidence of this demonstration 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, and playing steadily on the west coast.
Music Blog recently talked Nordtveit about the present and future:
- From the videos on YouTube as you seem to be still quite young, how long have you been playing and writing songs?
Yes, I'm 20 years old, but fairly new to the game. Began playing guitar for almost one year ago when I saw a video of Keith Urban in which he played acoustic.
Then 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 venues. Since then there has only been more and bigger gigs.
- The songs you write, perceived or free poetry? Or a little of each?
It varies a bit, on the basis of whether or not I want to tell a story. But 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 bit 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've written 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 type 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 on 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 five favorite albums of 2011?
I think Foo Fighters album, Wasting Lights was good. A couple of rock songs on the album I really did appreciate.
I also bought the new album of Orbo & The Longshots, Prairie Sun. There was a turret plate. Which is in my street, especially liked the song Black Eye. Really to recommend. New plate to Noel Gallagher think I was good. Epic Scrap Metal from the Big Bang. There are those I get on the go that I've heard of.
Listen to "I'm Not Coming Home":