Norwegian duo Apothek have been announced to join Susanne Sundfor on tour, supporting her at her Manchester Deaf Institute gig on Wednesday 28 October.
The performance is one of a string of dates, the duo will be performing, and they come in to it fresh from a buzzed and beyond-capacity showcase at Norway’s renowned Oya Festival.
Apothek is a child of its time. Though with any genetic dichotomy, this is one that spans generations. It embodies nostalgia and being part of tradition – an amalgam of parents, grandparents, siblings and cousins. Family, to be more precise…
Their genesis begins with debut single ‘Family’, and with it, a sound that could arguably only exist today. But beyond the cropped rhythms and synthetic symphonies, there’s a sense of classic melody that feels strangely inherent.
Perhaps it stems from Apothek’s somewhat unlikely pairing; combining the freewheeling spontaneity of singer/songwriter Morten Myklebust with the more premeditative musings of producer Nils Martin Larsen. It’s a union of celebrated synthesis and one that straddles the divide between electronic and organic.
Lyrically speaking, ‘Family’ recites random states of consciousness – observing the dysfunctional, and at times destructive, quandary of family life.
Though still in their musical infancy, the Oslo-based duo sit alongside some of Norway’s finest, having collaborated with experimental jazz supergroup Jaga Jazzist and embarking on their first ever live shows with pop wunderkind Susanne Sundfør.
Apothek perform at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 28 October, supporting Susanne Sundfor.
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