credit: Torgeir Nordbø
Dark Times have raised the bar for merciless yet catchy punk on Oslo, Norway’s underground scene. The band is equally comfortable playing epic and heavy soundscapes, aggressive punk and fuzz-loaded pop. Their unpolished and direct sound is refreshingly unpretentious and powerful, something they brought to a new level with their debut album Give (2014, Sheep Chase) which was nominated for Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy). The band has been favourably received by international press, including NME, BBC Radio 6 Music, Brooklyn Vegan and The Irish Times, and was the first Norwegian band ever to be profiled in the American punk-rock bible Maximum Rocknroll. They’re now working on new album material and will release a brand new single spring 2017.