Since Marmoset was founded in 2010, we’ve grown from supporting local musicians to representing independent bands and artists from all over the world. Because we want artists everywhere to have the opportunity to make a living from their craft, our A&R Team is constantly searching for rare gems hidden among the vast musical stratosphere and, once in awhile, we find a bunch all in one place. This was the case with Jansen Plateproduksjon, an indie record label based out of Oslo, Norway.
In partnering with Jansen, we’ve recently welcomed nine exceptional artists to the roster, all with their own unique genre and flair, and we are thrilled to help share their music with the rest of the world. From the beautiful folk harmonies of Mona & Maria to Bror Forsgren’s retro-modern arrangements, each artist is as impressive and extraordinary as the last. Get to know a little more about each of them below and enjoy.
Hanne Kolstø is a prolific Norwegian artist and songwriter, releasing seven albums in the last six years. Her edgy approach to electropop and poetic Norwegian lyrics make her a choice selection for any turntable.
Incorporating the sitar, bongos and tape echo, Electric Eye is a psych rock band with a number of worldly influences. While their instrumentation and abstract melodies borrow from the styles of the ‘60s and ‘70s, their sound is its own entity, blazing its own path in the world of music.
Hailing from Bergen, Norway, Chain Wallet’s sound calls to mind the towering mountains and rainy days that befall their hometown. Lo-fi soundscapes support melancholy vocals and drizzling synths, making for indie pop gold.
Okay, so we only have one song (so far) by Hajk, but it is so, so good. The five piece group offers a refreshing splash of spirit into the underground dream pop scene, and their song “Magazine” will have you bobbing your head within the first ten seconds. We're looking forward to acquiring more awesome material from this band upon their February 10th album release, but in the meantime, this song should tide you over.
Song we love: "Magazine"
Mona & Maria combine all the beauty and elegance of a church choir with streaks of synths and classic folk. Their poetic lyrics and hypnotizing harmonies make it easy to get lost in their music and float away to simpler times.
Clearly lovers of anything and everything 1960s, Perry Dear and The Deerstalkers craft their songs with the surf-themed, bass-heavy influences of yesteryear. Each composition is a high energy, action-packed glimpse into the Golden Age of rock music.