18 Février 2022
From UNITED KINGDOM •
Permafrost is a post-punk band, originally from Molde in Norway, which was formed in 1982 by school friends Frode Heggdal Larsen & Kåre Steinsbu. Robert Heggdal & Trond Tornes joined in 2001 and Daryl Bamonte in 2016. They take their name from a song by Magazine and other influences are Joy Division, The Cure, Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, Yello, Fad Gadget, The Residents, Wire and Wolfgang Press.
To date they have released the ‘Godtment’ EP (on a limited edition of 50 numbered cassettes) in 1983, the ‘Permafrost EP’ - on vinyl in 2019 and digitally in 2021 - and three critically acclaimed singles in 2021 - ‘Femme Fatale’ and ‘Closed Eyes’ both reached #1 on the Indie Disko Top40 chart (‘Closed Eyes’ for 6 consecutive weeks) as well as listing high on both the Deutsche Alternative and Native25 charts. They were added to numerous playlists including Apple Music’s ‘New In Rock’. The 3rd single of this trilogy, ‘Restore Us’, reached #1 on the Indie Disko Top40 and the Native25 chart.
They kicked-off 2022 with their new single ‘Come Back To Surprise’, which was made available on all platforms from 21st January on their own Fear of Music label, through Secretly Noord distribution. They now present ‘Come Back To Surprise – Pyxis Remix’, available everywhere on 18th February. Pyxis is the remix pseudonym of world-renowned producer and mixer Paul Corkett.
“Come Back To Surprise initially sets a tone of coldness and loneliness, which is resolved by a story of beauty and shelter ” Band members : Frode Heggdal Larsen - guitar Kåre Steinsbu - vocals Robert Heggdal - bass Trond Tornes - drums Daryl Bamonte – keyboards
DIFFUSION February, 18, 2022