‘We Will Save Scandirock’ out now
Mersmak LP coming 25th September via Indie Recordings
Norwegian punk quintet LÜT have streamed their triumphant new single ‘We Will Save Scandirock’ from their forthcoming new LP Mersmak, set for release 25th September via Indie Recordings.
Stream ‘We Will Save Scandirock’, and pre-order Mersmak here: https://orcd.co/mersmaklut
‘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 Turbonegro, Blood Command, Kvelertak 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).
In the words of the band: “‘We Will Save Scandirock’ is a rock n roll tribute to the great guitar riffs and melodies of the Scandirock era. It’s a song about breaking free, and not following the guidelines of the A4 society.”
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 Air, Reeperbahn, Øya 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 (Paramore, M83, Jimmy Eat World), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Converge, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Stranger Things Soundtracks), and recorded in Giske and Tromsø, Norway, and Bronson Island in Los Angeles, USA.
From February to June, LÜT will release a new single every month before the album hits in September. The band are eager to show the world what they have been working on these last two years.