Following from their well-received 2017 album ‘Hus’, Norwegian indie-rock outfit KAKKMADDAFAKKA look to return to their most honest and intimate roots with the unveiling of their latest single ‘Naked Blue’, lifted from the band’s forthcoming fifth studio LP, and arriving on the 30th November via Bergen Mafia Records.
Releasing back-to-back albums in 2016 and 2017, the band took the opportunity to spend the majority of this year on the road, gathering inspiration and influence at every turn. Now with their fifth full-length on the way, the six-piece outfit return with ‘Naked Blue’, a more humbled and mellowed affair.
With striking comparisons to the swooning nature of The War On Drugs, ‘Naked Blue’ manages to hold on to their core sound, while keeping the energy and momentum high throughout. Produced by Matias Tellez (Young Dreams), its wistful yet powerful production keeps the track on a consistent and driven path, allowing the group to find a focused and cohesive sound in the process.
Speaking about the new single, the band added, “It was one of those songs that only took five minutes to write. The weather in Bergen this spring and summer made us uber-creative. I was laying on the balcony boiling and dreaming in the sun. Out of nowhere I felt the urge to go inside and play guitar. Five minutes later I had the song. It just felt natural to go with as the first single! It represents the sound of this record! And we really like it a lot”.
‘Naked Blue’ is the first taste of the band’s upcoming fifth album, set for release on the 22nd March next year. The band says the album’s themes include “relationships, tales from Bergen and mental health. I guess this is the most intimate Kakkmaddafakka album and the most honest album we have ever done”.
E U R O P E A N T O U R
15/12 – USF Verftet – Bergen, NORWAY
07/12 – Täubchenthal – Leipzig, GERMANY
22/01 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DENMARK
23/01 – Babel – Malmö, SWEDEN
25/01 – La Bellevilloise – Paris, FRANCE
26/01 – Corporation – Sheffield, UK
27/01 – Workmans Club – Dublin, IRELAND
28/01 – Nell’s – London, UK
30/01 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
31/01 – Salzhaus – Winterthur, SWITZERLAND
01/02 – KIFF – Aarau, SWITZERLAND
02/02 – Spielboden – Dornbirn, AUSTRIA
02/04 – Grelle Forelle – Vienna, AUSTRIA
04/04 – Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, POLAND
05/04 – Próznosc – Poznan, POLAND
06/04 – Pavillon am Raschplatz – Hannover, GERMANY
07/04 – Astra – Berlin, GERMANY
08/04 – Beatpol – Dresden, GERMANY
09/04 – Maffathalle – Munich, GERMANY
10/04 – E-Werk – Erlangen, GERMANY
11/04 – Lagerhalle@Pop-Salon – Osnabruck, GERMANY
12/04 – Kantine – Cologne, GERMANY
13/04 – Alte Feuerwache – Mannheim, GERMANY
16/04 – Fabrik – Hamburg, GERMANY
17/04 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, GERMANY
18/04 – HSD – Erfurt, GERMANY