Norwegian punks LÜT announce Coronavirus challenge

Band will shovel seven tonnes of snow before releasing new video

Mersmak LP coming 25th September via Indie Recordings

Norwegian punk quintet LÜT have revealed a Coronvirus-caused challenge which will be streamed tomorrow, Saturday 28th March at 9am GMT.

All five members of LÜT will shovel the seven tonnes of snow currently covering their trailer.

In the words of the band: “Just as with many other bands and artists these days, all of our gigs have been cancelled, causing a lack of much needed income. It’s extra challenging for us as a band to set up a streaming concert, which has become a very popular thing of late. We’re looking into different solutions, but before we can do anything at all, we have to shovel our band car-trailer free of snow and park it on a legal parking space. And we live in Tromsø in Northern Norway, so that is a full day of hard work, which we also won’t get paid for. Or?”

We will do a live stream of us shoveling snow! You can either enjoy watching some hard-working guys busting their asses off for free, or you can support us on with whatever amount you feel the job is worth.”

As a thanks to their supporters, the band will be releasing their new music video for the single ‘We Will Save Scandirock’ once the challenge is complete.

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Stream ‘We Will Save Scandirock’, and pre-order the band’s forthcoming LP Mersmak (25th September release via Indie Recordings) here:

‘We Will Save Scandirock’ continues LÜT‘s no-holds-barred, no-frills approach to modern rock. The album, Mersmak, roughly translates as ‘Taste for more / Wanting more’, a fitting title for this infectiously raucous group. Elements of TurbonegroBlood CommandKvelertak and more combine to exhilarating and beguiling effect, and cements the band’s rising status as ones to watch following their critically acclaimed debut Pandion (2017).

Ever since their foundation, LÜT have been a band that have captivated rock audiences, making a name for themselves in Norway. With their debut album, LÜT were nominated for ‘New Band of the Year’ in both the Norwegian Grammys Spellemannprisen and the Norwegian Radio award show P3 Gull. They have also found a fan in Lars Ulrich, who praised them on his podcast ‘It’s Electric’. The band have also recently played at Summer Breeze Open AirReeperbahnØya and Tons Of Rock, as well as several other Norwegian festivals.
We went through highs and lows writing this album, and it was definitely a learning process which made the band stronger as a whole. As such; making this album has been a type of contemplation. We’re excited to have finished the ‘difficult second album’ and couldn’t have hoped for a better result. It’s great to finally be able to show the world what we’ve been working on,” says vocalist Markus Danjord.
The band have made some changes to the line-up in the last year, as guitarist Mads Ystmark (Heave Blood and Die) has replaced former members Hans Marius Mikkelsen and Viljar Ratama Dunderovic. Following this change, LÜT spent their months in Norway and abroad, finishing their second album.

Mersmak was mixed by Mike Schuppan (ParamoreM83Jimmy Eat World), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (ConvergeKyle Dixon & Michael Stein Stranger Things Soundtracks), and recorded in Giske and Tromsø, Norway, and Bronson Island in Los Angeles, USA.
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