Norwegian Pomor rock to Murmansk

North Norwegian folk rock band Senjahopen plays its first ever concert abroad in Murmansk this weekend.


“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.