HIGHASAKITEARTIST SELECT: HIGHASAKITE – BY SHADOWBOX MVMNT & STICK N’ MOVE
It’s been six months since Norwegian quintet Highasakite released their debut EP on Propeller Recordings to International acclaim. Since then, recording in-between tours and numerous summer festivals, the band has readied the release of their full-length debut, Silent Treatment, due out on March 4th in the US. First single, ‘Since Last Wednesday’ is out now, and its accompanying video, directed by Yngvild Sve Flikke, just premiered on NME.com. While the band’s earlier songs were inspired by childhood and nostalgia, the theme of the new album focuseson the undercurrent that’s going on behind closed doors; the silent battles at home, and the longing to get away. It introduces a darker side to Ingrid Helene Håvik´s lyrics, but fans of her surrealistic, and often innovative views of the world won’t have to worry – it’s all there.Earning “best new band” accolades from Pitchfork, NME, Paste, and even Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) at Oslo, Norway’s Øya Festival in 2012, Ingrid Helene Håvik (zither, steel drum, vocal), Trond Bersu (drums), Øystein Skar (synths), Marte Eberso (synths), and Kristoffer Lo (guitar) released their debut EP, In and out of weeks,this past spring, receiving high praise from SPIN, Paper, Interview, BrooklynVegan, MTV, Teen Vogue, and many more. Shortly after, they were nominated for a Norwegian Grammy as ‘Best Newcomer,’ and played their first ever shows in the US, including a week of break-out performances at SXSW. The last year has seen Highasakite travel around the western hemisphere. After having toured Europe and the US, visiting Berlin Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, Eurosonic, The Great Escape, Tallinn Music Week, Reeperbahn Festival, Roskilde, SPOT festival and many more, the band are now ready to take on new challenges.
ARTIST SELECT: PRESENTED BY STICK N MOVE / SHADOWBOX
As we transition from our second round of beta testing and analysis, its the proper time to launch a multifaceted piece on our interactive mag, exposing many of the musical artists we have connected with and/or whom have submitted to our network. Our multi-media platform offers artists worldwide an opportunity to work, earn, and share profits through our systematic and sustainable business/revenue model. Building out our infrastructure with new technology that’s permitting us to operate in the manner we envisioned, is a dream come true. And the dream we speak of, couldn’t ignite without one submission from an artist. From one, interest grew, and we must take our time to humbly thank so many of the creators (along with their: Bandmates, Agents, Labels, Managers, PR Representatives, Publicists, and/or Other).
Our lists boast more prospective participants than we could have ever imagined, that have submitted to our network to distribute, share, promote, and contribute their passion. It means more than words can say, and due diligence on our behalf, to support and promote their endeavors, is in motion 24/7 until the end of time. Please look for the new Shadowbox Platform on Blockchain arriving in 2019. For now, please look to Shadowbox MVMNT as we will be displaying a diverse tray filled with many of our submitted creators. I conclude by stating that the creative world is moving swiftly, you never know what you may have missed while soaking up another experience courtesy of the millions of artists making their presence daily. Therefore, while sharing the art of our contributors, content, commentary, and media listed is dated between 2014-2019. Again…..you may never know what you could have missed. Throwback and stay timeless…
Much Love & Respect, John Whitman, Founder, @shadowboxsocialSOUNDCLOUD – HIGHASAKITE
PLEASE NOTE: Commentary, social links, press, and music/media selection is offered at the discretion of the Artist(s), Agent, Label, Manager, PR Representative, Publicist, and/or Other. Artists promoted have submitted directly to our network, and/or through one of our approved 3rd party providers. Media exposed through this initiative was created between 2013-2019 respectfully. Video hosting between the Shadowbox Television Network and YouTube, is aired accordingly between the requests of the artists and placement on behalf of the Shadowbox Network Beta testing period 2013-2019.