Sharing a common passion for ’80s moody pop, electronic sounds, and live performances, Ole Gundersen (vocals), Anders Winsents (guitar), and Pål Myran-Håland (keys, programming) decided to create their own musical universe through Lorraine, an indie / synthpop act named after Michael J. Fox’s mum from the ’80s classic film Back To The Future.
However, after a couple of well-received single releases, disaster hit the poor Norwegians who found their rehearsal room burnt down to the ground along with all their equipment. Instead of calling it quits though, they ironically renamed themselves Blackroom and got back to work. The end result is their long-awaited album whose title pretty much summarizes the band’s sound in two words: Pop Noir. If the idea of a guitar-laden crossover between Depeche Mode, a-ha, Duran Duran, New Order, and Röyksopp sounds good to you, give the young Vikings a listen and you won’t be disappointed.