Blomst is Norwegian for flower, but there is nothing botanical about this band’s self-titled debut album. It comes with ten little gems that are as energetic and in your face as they are melodic and ridiculously catchy. It’s punky, power-poppy, garage-y and it rocks from start to finish.
One of the biggest assets of the band is vocalist Ida, who can go from sweet and girly to raw and gritty in the blink of an eye. Pretty sure she is one feisty lady you do not want to mess with. Meanwhile the rest of the band is all revved up and ready to go, cranking out one catchy hook after the other.
They only slow down once on closing track “Sjomannsvisa”, which sounds like a Norwegian folk song more than anything else. Okay, so not every single song on here is as good as single “Ro Deg Ned”, “Elefant” or “Seile Uten Vin” but there’s not a single dud on here.
Oh yeah, all of the lyrics are in Norwegian. Which means I have no clue what they are singing about. No worries though, I’m currently transcribing the lyrics phonetically so you can sing along. I’ll post them when they’re done… probably somewhere in 2017.