Saregama Introduces The Strangely Familiar Pop Sound Of The YearMarch 30th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Something Sally’s long awaited debut album, released last year in Norway, is released in India this month - March 09. The album is titled “Familiar Strangers” and when you listen to their music, it is easy to see why. The sound of Something Sally is unlike anything you’ve heard before; it’s new yet retro, original yet strangely familiar.
Despite spending the better half of their musical life in blustery Liverpool, Something Sally has distinct warmth in their music. In 2002, the three friends packed their bags and moved from their home country Norway to the UK to broaden their musical horizon. Four years and three bands later they have a unique sound and fans all over the world.
Something Sally has proved to be one this year’s most promising debut bands from Norway.
Only weeks after releasing their first single “Sally Can’t Wait”, they were chosen as one of Norway’s top 15 most export-friendly musical acts in renowned music magazine Music Week. The single reached 10th place in the charts for Norwegian acts in week 36, and topped the best selling charts on iTunes Norway for several weeks. The second and third singles “The Taste” and “Circles” were also just as well received by the Norwegian media, reaching no.7 on the sales charts and were among the most played songs on Norwegian radio within a month of release.
“Cool and sophisticated… “The Taste’ is the perfect track!” - Howard Pearce, radio DJ
Smooth FM London.
Having held numerous concerts in many of the larger live-venues both in Oslo (Norway) and Liverpool (UK), and also recently in Madrid (Spain) and London (UK), Something Sally is now a favoured live band, and their fan base continues to expand. Recently they finished a series of concerts around Europe as Joss Stone’s support band. At the present time they are based in Oslo, but make frequent visits to both Liverpool and London to play concerts.
With references to Fleetwood Mac and Sally’s voice reminiscent of a mix of Annie Lennox and Sade, Something Sally has created their own distinct alternate-pop sound. Honest, catchy melodies and a playful approach to mix musical styles, makes their music original, yet so recognizable.
The album contains 12 great songs including “Tip of My Tongue” - a duet with British soul sensation Joss Stone. The recording was done in Philadelphia, London and Oslo. -Sampurn Media
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