08/08/2022: Summer festivals!

OK, the heading is maybe a little bit misleading and outdated, since there is only one real festival left for the summer, and ... well, "summer" is maybe not exactly the right term to be used in Norway this year anyway. But still - over the last couple of weeks, Skambankt played a few festivals, and went back to the "plugged" rock version of Skambankt for that!

On Saturday, they played at Raumarock, and this was the first time I saw them with electric guitars since 2019. And it was great fun!

20/06/2022: Grand finale!

Skambankt have started their last round of touring last weekend with the first summer festival in Stavanger. And the place of the "first" concert must also be the place of the last, right?
Right! The very last Skambankt concert will take place at DNB Arena in Stavanger on November 4th, 2022. Tickets for this grand finale will be available from Wednesday. Don't miss out!
Unless you're a poor little soul like me and already know that you have to be somewhere else that week ... =:ยด-((

24/05/2022: Takk for alt! 🖤

Yesterday Skambankt announced:
Dear Skambankt friends,

We have good news and bad news.

The good is that we will soon go out on tour again. The bad is that it will be our last.
There's a time for everything, and now we're approaching the time for throwing in the Skambankt towel.
A long chapter is reaching its end. A really good chapter that offered both tailwinds and headwinds, sun and rain. We're really looking forward to the last run.
It's both wistful and a bit sad, but not dramatic. After 10 album releases, we wish to close this door, which will give us the chance to open others.

We're gonna bring it home now with this last run, and we have decided to really enjoy that one together with you.
See you at the concerts!

09/05/2022: Lyrics!

Finally! Sorry, it took forever because I just didn't find the time, but now the lyrics and translations for TI are online.
Check them out here - and as always, if you spot anything that's wrong or weird, let me know!

13/03/2022: 💛💛💙💙

Lots of news around the world at the moment, and lots of news around Skambankt as well - good, bad, and 🖤!

The new album "TI" has been out for a bit now. I still didn't have the time to really check it out, but as promised - lyrics and translations will be out asap.
The reviews have been great so far! Here's a random collection of some of the many reviews:There are also a couple of interviews about the new album that you should check out, for example with NPS and Musikknyheter.

Now to the bad news: Skambankt had to postpone their tour. =:-( The reason they give is that they just didn't sell enough tickets to cover the costs of the tour - which is totally understandable, considering that Norway just opened up after Covid and therefore got rid of the financial support for touring artists. And that the audience is still doubtful whether going to concerts is actually safe (is it?) and whether the shows they buy tickets for will actually happen in the end ...
As a result, the tour was moved to the fall. Check out some of the new dates here. There will probably be more shows than that, but some of the concerts haven't been rescheduled yet.

And since Skambankt now suddenly had a lot of time on their hands, and a bus booked to go on tour, they decided to not only make the best out of it, but make the world a (slightly) better place by helping where they could! Which means they took their bus down to Poland to get Ukrainian refugees and bring them to Norway! 🖤 You can read more about their trip and how they are cooperating with the Ukrainian embassy to help out at NRK and Dagbladet.

And if you want to help out as well, you can! Together with Morten Abel, Janove and other artists, Skambankt set up a support concert for the Ukrainian heroes in Stavanger on April 28. See the Facebook event for more information, and get your tickets here!

Not in Stavanger? No problem! Contribute to the fundraiser supporting the refugee aid for Ukraine at spleis.no!