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Album review: A Kiss Before You Go plus interview with Norwegian multi-instrumentalists Katzenjammer

The new album from all female Norwegian group Katzenjammer is released in the UK this week on Propeller Recordings. We caught up with the fearsome foursome to find out what makes them tick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Katzenjammer by Richard Parsons
Katzenjammer by Richard Parson.

Four Norwegian girls reinvent bouncy banjo folk with a dramatic cabaret influenced flavour and a distinctly Balkan twist? Yes please! Katzenjammer release their first album A Kiss Before You Go in the UK this week in advance of a busy summer touring around festivals across Europe. It's been a firm favourite on my playlist since I first heard it, and I can't wait to see these talented multi-instrumentalists live. In the meantime we asked the girls to interview each other - here's what they had to say.

Katzenjammer a kiss before you go album cover
Anne Marit answers to Sol

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How do the other creative professions influence and affect the overall Katzenjammer offering?


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Written by Amelia Gregory

Chalets at Rigi 1861 by Alexandre Calame. Oil on Canvas. All photos courtesy of the owner, Asbjørn Lunde.
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Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Karolina Burdon
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Written by Helen Martin

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An interview with Dry the River

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Written by Amelia Gregory

Dry the River by Avril Kelly.
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An interview with fashion designer Fam Irvoll

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Written by Florence Massey

Illustration by Dee Andrews
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