Who says that Norwegians have only good metal bands? A Norwegian punk band Exploding Head Syndrome is coming to this year’s EXIT festival to show us some great punk sounds from the North.
It all started in Oslo in 2010 when two classmates and an older boy from the neighbourhood started to play some punk. They called themselves Exploding Head Syndrome after the parasomnia condition of the same name whose typical symptoms that causes the sufferer occasionally to experience a tremendously loud noise as originating from within his or her own head.
After some changes in the lineup, today the band comprises Morten – guitar, Eirik – vocals, Lars – drums, Remi – guitar, and Håvard – bass.
Their first release is the EP Exploding Head Syndrome, recorded in early 2011 and released on 18 November 2011. This is when they introduced what they call ”angry punk" whose lyrics carry an underlying thematic philosophy that "not everything works out for everyone."
These Norwegians, already known to the Novi Sad audience from the To Be Punk festival, pack various influences in their music, varying from 90s bands (NoFx, Rancid, Operation Ivy) to the newer sound cultivated by bands such as Gallows, Bane, and Comeback Kid.
Last year, Norway was presented at EXIT by producer and DJ Alan Walker, owner of one of the greatest hits of 2016 - Faded.