For their third full-length release, Norwegian Rockers DOBBELTGJENGER, have come up with “SMOOTH FAILING”, an album chock-full of catchy songs and funky rhythms, which, according to the band, is:
An explosive, dark and neon saturated party album, where naïve, riff based “the Strokes-esque” themes are met with vigorous grooves and cheeky falsettos. The album is about the gritty “BOOM!”s, manic “FUN!”s, gut wrenching “OH FUCK!”s and terrifying “I LOVE Y…”s of life.
And, with less than a month to go to its 9th April release, Karisma Records have today given fans, old and new, a further glimpse into what they can expect from a lineup that uses an impressive array of instruments and skills, all of which contribute to DOBBELTGJENGER’s distinctive and varied sound.
The glimpse into DOBBELTGJENGER’s universe comes in the form of a single taken from the album and titled “LIVING IN OVERDRIVE” which can be downloaded or streamed from a number of platforms at https://karismarecords.fanlink.to/dobbeltgjenger_living-in-overdrive
According to the band:
“LIVING IN OVERDRIVE ” is about the flamboyancy and recklessness in «over-experiencing» life. Sometimes we see the relationships we encounter and the life that we are living in full color and in 5D. It’s intense, saturated, terrifying and exhilarating, all at the same time”.
For a band whose avowed intention is to bring back not just the Groove, but also the Fun, in Rock Music, Vegard Wikne (OCEAN OF LOTION) vocals, guitars, bass and synths; Sondre Veland (MAJOR PARKINSON & OSSICLES) drums, percussion, grunts and guitar solo on Johanna; Knut-Martin Langeland Rasmussen on guitars;, Bastian Veland on guitar, synth, percussion etc., and Jone Kuven on bass, with Jonas Flemsæter Hamre (session saxophone), are expertly able to stretch their sound in all kinds of directions in order to produce an album is not just about fun, manic or otherwise, but which also comes with a darker side.
As DOBBELTGENGER explain:
“SMOOTH FAILING” has been brewing on different computers for over three years. The record was written in a quite tumultuous, manic and self-destructive period of primus motor Vegard Wiknes’ life. SMOOTH FAILING revolves around the delight and self-deception of doing all the wrong things in your life. It´s a dark party album, made for bad decisions!
With artwork by Klende, track listing for “SMOOTH FAILING” is as follows:
- ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM
- COME ON OVER
- DIVE IN
- BUILDING SKYSCRAPERS
- LIVING IN OVERDRIVE
- ELECTRICAL SEASONS
- LA DEE DA
- DO THE WRONG THINGS
“SMOOTH FAILING” will be available in Digital, CD, and Vinyl formats and can now be pre-ordered from the following:
A video for a previously released single “JOHANNA”, from DOBBELTGJENGER’s “SMOOTH FALLING” album can be seen at https://youtu.be/bieplRiafAA