For some reason, Norwegian Madrugada never became a big name in Sweden. Really incomprehensible. In his home country, the band’s status can perhaps best be compared to Kent’s, both when it comes to the high artistic quality and the public success.
With their suggestive melancholic rock – not oceans from the one that Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds so convincingly play – they have since the iconic debut ‘Industrial Silence’ (1999) blessed their audience with five fantastic records full of dramatic, cool, grand and anxious rock music – all decorated with Sivert Høyem’s extraordinary voice.
The story of Madrugada had a tragic and abrupt pause when the band’s guitarist Robert Buråd died in 2007, but in 2019 the band went on an acclaimed and well-attended tour to celebrate the debut album’s 20th anniversary. The same year came the new single ‘Half-Light’ which showed that Madrugada is as relevant now as then.
On March 13, Madrugada will come to Berns in Stockholm and if you have not yet become acquainted with these Norwegian greats, it is high time now.