Montée is a progressive pop band from Oslo, Norway, founded in 2007 by Anders Tjore, Erlend Mokkelbost and Maya Vik. With musical backgrounds varying from orchestral pop (Turns) to hardcore punk (JR Ewing) and alternative rock (Furia), the three of them wanted Montée to be a clean slate on which new sounds could be created.Inspired by forgotten pop and a steady disco-beat, they set out to make their band an adventurous one.
After a series of popular concerts in Norway and Sweden, the group began recording their debut album “Isle Of Now” in 2007. On its release in 2009, the album received great feedback from both press and the public, and many stated it was one of the most ambitious and complete pop albums ever released in Norway. Montée was awarded the prize for Best Pop Group in the Norwegian Grammys Spellemann.
With the addition of drummer Marius Simonsen and keyboard player Haakon-Marius Pettersen to their line-up, they are now an live entity with a dedicated following. Montées live shows are a mix of focused songs and spur of the moment-energy.
Montée’s second album, “Rendition Of You”, was released in Norway in April this year, and the record was hailed by both the media and the public. The album charted in the top 10 for several weeks in Norway, and singles “Ghost” and “Faith” have been playlisted on Norwegian radio for many months already. The album, mixed by Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs) in London, is a huge leap forward for the band, with a sound that is more ambitious, heartfelt and advanced than ever before.
An international release date will be announced shortly.
Anders Tjore: Vocals, guitar
Erlend Mokkelbost: Guitar
Maya Vik: Bass, vocals
Haakon-Marius Pettersen: Keyboards, vocals
Marius Simonsen: Drums
- Start: 21:00
- Tickets: Rmb 50 / 30 (presale)