samedi 7 novembre 2009

Feedback on THE NORVINS live at Soundflat Balroom Bash


"Abba, the song:
I just found out that the name of the song that was stuck in my head is Abba, and the thrill of finally hearing the real song and not just the bits I remember in my head made me listen to it quite a lot of times. The reason why the song stuck to my brain is that the French garage band The Norvins opened their set at the Ballroom Bash in Leipzig with this song which both me and Dandy Longlegs recognised but could not tell where we had heard. Well, now it`s clear that it was The Paragons song Abba, and that this song is dangerously catchy. An interview with lead guitarist Pat Walters at 60sgaragebands"
by Explorers Record Club

"Soundflat Ballroom Bash:
Wow! Shake! Shout! We just came home from the great 60s festival in Leipzig, ran by two of the most fun German guys you will ever meet, Traxel and Lutz. The festival is a courtesy of Soundflat Records and Soundflat Mailorder and features their own bands. Highlights this year was Peter Barry and the Shake Set (who are so stuck in the 60s that they don't have a website or a MySpace - GREAT! But trust us, they are one of the most authentic beat bands around) and The Norvins. Other highlights included the fantastic ballroom venue and the high percentage of the crowd that was dancing. We would love to show you some photos from the event but we were way too busy grooving some new dances and finishing those GTs. Instead here is a photo stolen from the festival's MySpace. YouFace this!"
by Explorers Record Club

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jeudi 5 novembre 2009

The Norvins "Time Machine" by Fuzz Overdose

"France seems to be a hotbed for Garage Beat Punk action these days, and The Norvins from Paris are a recent addition to the roster, with their debut LP on Soundflat. The Soundflat Records stamp is a sort of guarantee, and the Norvins don't fail to deliver the goods. Being French, they know the recipe well, mixing a dose of fuzz guitar, some weezing organ, a solid backbeat, quirky vocals and a dash of wailing harp, to come up with a classic 60s US Punk sound. Being avid collectors of vintage instruments, they employ their Mosrite guitar, Vox bass and Farfisa organ to rip through twelve of their own compositions, plus two classic covers by the Ugly Ducklings and the Paragons. When it comes to this kind of Garage Punk, there's not much to talk about, you either love it or hate it, so all you huns into the Crimson Shadows, the Cynics, the Stomachmouths or the Dee Rangers, buy, borrow or steal this platter! Gentle hippies or boogaloo mods need not apply!" by Fuzz Overdose

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