New Noise Magazine is getting groovy to this rocking track from Friendship. The Norwegian rock band are premiering their new song “Gypsy.” It’s a high soaring, hook heavy song with tons of energy. The song has a classic rock tinge to it that gives it a classical vibe; powerful and punchy.
“‘Gypsy’ is a rock tune with a riff that gave associations to a dude who rides alongside railroad tracks, and the lyrics pretty much came after that. The song is about a guy who lives his life on the road looking for love. The band worked a bit to get the riff to sound tight and we are happy with the way it turned out on tape. We included bongo drums in the main riff to recreate the association the riff gave when it first was made on an acoustic guitar in Fredrik’s living room. Sander came up with the riff for the chorus and the rest of the song came together through a collaboration in the rehearsal room. Gypsy is the first taste of a new album from Friendship that sounds like rock and good vibes!”
Friendship is a rock band from Oslo in Norway where the drummer has lead vocals. The band was formed in 2011 and consists today of Fredrik Skalstad on drums and vocals, Sander Eriksen Nordahl on gitar and Martin Morland on bass. The musicians in Friendship have all previous experience from numerous releases and tours with other projects.
Friendship’s music is based on rock, with influences from blues, groove and psychedelic music from the late 60s, early 70s. Friendship is a live band, letting the energy of the moment inspire jams on stage. In these moments, the audience get a real feel on the level of craftsmanship in the band.
Friendship released its debut in 2011, a limited orange hand numbered 7″ single and their first full length in 2014. Now they have recorded and mixed their upcoming full length album at Studio Paradiso with Christian Engfelt (Big Bang, Cato Salsa Experience). The album will be released in May 2018.