Norway's Bigbang Return Stateside

posted February 26, 2010

Norway's Bigbang Return Stateside

Dubbed "Norway's Greatest Live Band," Bigbang have returned stateside with "Edendale," their tribute to the Silver Lake area of the city of Los Angeles. Front man and founder Øystein Greni explains: "The area of Los Angeles today known as Echo Park/Silver Lake used to be called Edendale around the time when the silent movie industry took off. Charlie Chaplin's studio -now a storage place - is on my block, and Walt Disney's first film studio was across the street from the local Trader Joes. InEurope we tend to romanticize things and people from the past; here it's all about moving on to the next project. Ironically, as much as I wanted to get away from the stale museum-like atmosphere of Europe, I get here and start focusing on LA's fascinating past!"

Øystein Greni (vocals); Olaf Olsen (drums); and Nikoli Eilertsen (bass) forged the band's distinctive sound based on Greni's love of punk & alternative rock. The guys will head on tour to celebrate their return to the states, after their North American debut, 2008's "From Acid to Zen," which Rolling Stone's David Fricke hailed as "...a shotgun buffet, like those early U.S. LPs by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones that combined album tracks and singles from unrelated sessions, and it succeeds the same way: like an instant greatest-hits record."

Out now, via Oglio Records a Fontana/Universal distributed label via the band's own imprint, Grand Sport - the album was released internationally earlier this year to stellar sales and critical acclaim. The US version of "Edendale" includes three new exclusive tracks.

Edendale Tracklisting

  1. Play Louder
  2. Call Me
  3. Swedish Television
  4. Isabel
  5. Freeway Flowers
  6. Bag of Leaves
  7. To The Max
  8. Head Over Heels
  9. Now Is Not A Good Time
  10. One Step At A Time
  11. Something Special (bonus track - U.S. release only)
  12. Falling (bonus track - U.S. release only)
  13. Wild Bird (bonus live track)


  • 1- San Diego, CA- The Casbah *
  • 8- Los Angeles, CA- The Troubadour +
  • 10- Fullerton, CA- Slide Bar
  • 11-14- Denton, TX- NX35
  • 17-21- Austin, TX- SXSW
  • 23- Memphis, TN- Hi Tone
  • 24- New York, NY- Piano's

* w/ The Hounds Below
+ w/ Year Long Disaster