“SONG FOR EWE”
with HILMA NIKOLAISEN
“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest used to play bass in her brother’s noisepop band Serena-Maneesh on 4AD records and is a Norwegian songwriter and chanteuse who has just released a sleigh bell smattered, ho, ho, ho-ing slice of pop genius called “Merrily Merrily” that sounds like Best Coast put on a North Face. Following up from a 2016 album called “Puzzler” (nominated for a Norwegian Grammy – a Spellemannpris), this could be the most pleasing Xmas record since The Wedding Present covered “Step Into Christmas”. We are pleased to welcome to these pages Hilma Nikolaisen!
Check out “Merrily Merrily” on the link below…
Without further ado, it’s over to Hilma for her “song for ewe”…
“There are just a few songs that I’ve been listening to more than once lately. I’ve been occupied with my own songs, writing the last pieces of my next album. For some reason I don’t listen to music much in times like these. But yes; “Believe in me” is a daily ingredient, so to speak. Todd Rundgren’s two-minute and two seconds piano based ballad from 1970 keeps pleasing me. It touches me every time. So gentle and precise, simple yet fulfilling. I love it.”
THANKS TO HILMA AND TO LUCY HURST AT BUT I LIKE YOU PR
“Merrily Merrily” is out now on Fysisk Format records