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Age limit 18 years or with guardian The Dogs releases new album "Post Mortem Portraits of Loneliness" and embarks on tour! We give the floor to vocalist, songwriter and lyricist Kristopher Schau: "The short version (the only one you need to read):
The pandemic meant that we at The Dogs had to record our ninth studio album in the rehearsal room. Like all bands that release a record, we think it's our best album to date. The long version (only for those who are particularly interested):
The plan, in January when we released "Crossmaker", was that we would take all the money we earned on the club tour and festival summer and push it into the next album. For the first time in all these years, we felt that we would have enough money to be able to tread a little properly. We contacted the Swede Chips K who has produced Hellacopters, Nomads, in general everything that sounds perfect and started sending demos across the border to Sweden. He was 100% on board and the studio was booked in Stockholm and Gothenburg for April. Everything was great. Then came March. Covid 19 (hereafter, for the sake of readability, called "Hurtigruta") emphatically piled up all those plans.
Not only did we not get money or merch income from the big cities on the tour list such as Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim since all of the gaming was canceled, but the golden cow itself, the festival summer, smoke as well. In other words, we did not have a Kurt Nilsen-size bathtub with cash to mash ourselves in. It quickly got worse, of course. The border was closed and Chips got the Hurtigruten. The deadlines from the authorities were still so short and when things were opened up a bit, we chose to doubt the hope. No reason not to continue and develop the demos over mail with Chips (hereinafter referred to as "Anne B. Ragde"). Eventually there were 18 demos and Anne B. Ragde was involved all the way, but the helpless Hurtigruten would never end, so the months just ran on and suddenly we were there in October without an album for 2021.
Thank God the others in the band were not as happy to give up as I was, so they had to pile up a temporary setup in the rehearsal room (hereafter called "the colon") and handle Anders Nordengen (hereafter called "Times New Roman 12") as perhaps is the one who turns on the very, very fattest sound of the day to come up with a solution that would work in the colon. Anne B. Ragde was informed that we postponed the program in Sweden until Hurtigruta was over and asked him to choose songs for the 2022 album from the 18 demos we had worked on. Funny enough, he chose NOT to include 6 of our favorites. Perfect! Then Times New Roman 12 could get our favorites plus 4 more.
The result was, for our part at least, very surprising. The conclusion was obvious; bands don't need studio rooms anymore! Pay holes in the pocket for an expensive stupid room with ass air, when we all already pay rent on cheaper variants ourselves (aka the colon)? Should there be a referendum on the topic, there will be a "no" in the ballot box from us at least. It sounds so infinitely fresher and harder in the colon than it has done for us for years. Possibly it is Hurtigruta who has done it, that the isolation and grinning in the home office got its natural outburst down there. Maybe it's Times New Roman 12's fresh ears and instincts, or maybe we've just gotten better at making songs? It can be the same. New disc is awkward. And dear critic (hereafter called "eating disorder"), I know you want to read a lot of Hurtigruten in the cover, album title and lyrics. Shit in it. That's 100 at random. Just like you had an eating disorder.
And cultural digging journalists in VG, industry comment field on Facebook, viewers, all such «cool» things; we received support money from the norwegian state! About. 500,000 kroner. Then you do not have to look up the numbers. Thank God they came so late that we had already booked Times New Roman 12 in the colon. Then we can almost afford to go to the studio with Anne B. Ragde in 2022 when that time comes as well. I should have written more to you, but I have to shit. "