“The most bubbly, honest, naughtiest and sweetest Norwegian-language album I’ve heard in a long time”, Dagbladet said in its review of Senjahopen’s latest record “Tåra, pess og blod”.
After the band published their first record in 2010 it has been booked to play at several of the largest festivals in Norway. Senjahopen, named after a 300-people large fishing village in troms, plays catchy guitar-based music with elements of both punk and country. The lyrics are sung in North Norwegian dialect and can be describes as a mixture of cock-and-bull-stories and everyday pictures from life on the countryside.
“We are enthusiastic about planting our feet on Russian soil and even reconsider changing our name to Novaya Zemljahopen for the occasion”, the band writes on it Facebook page.
The concert on Ledokol Club on Saturday January 12 is sponsored by the Norwegian General Consulate in Murmansk.
A step-by-step increase up to SEK 5,5 billion will be added to the annual defense budget following the Ukraine crisis. The cash will partly come by cutting spending on environment and nuclear safety cooperation with Russia.
The president warns against hostile action and terrorism in the Arctic and says regional oil installations must be protected. At the same time, he signs a law, empowering oil companies to establish their own armed forces.
MURMANSK: Ecological groups gathered on Kola Peninsula fear that Barents nature will be the looser after Oslo decided to call off the environmental minister’s Moscow meeting in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
TROMSØ: Since the first five specimens of snow crab were found in the Barents Sea in 1996, the population has exploded. There is now ten times as much snow crab than king crab in the area, and scientists are just starting to find out how this new species has adopted to life in the Barents Sea.
More than 900 reindeer die of hunger on the Russian Arctic island of Kolguyev following a critical lack of available local pasturelands. The reindeer stocks in the area are too badly managed, regional authorities admit.
Three days processing of visa-applications is history. “Always apply at least 15 days prior to scheduled departure. Our processing time is 10 days,” says Marit Egholm Jacobsen, head of the visa section at Norway’s Consulate General in Murmansk.
Board member Amund Trellevik in the press network fears entry-denial of Kremlin’s controversial propaganda-journalist Dmitry Kiselyov could be retaliated by refusing Norwegian journalists access to Russia.