Erlend Øye & The Rainbows brings us soft rock, reggae vibes.
Since the late ’90s, Norwegian singer/songwriter Erlend Øye has been a prolific force of nature, releasing numerous albums, EPs and singles with his two main bands, the acoustic duo King of Convenience and the more electronic-based The Whitest Boy Alive.
Apart from these two projects, he has acted as a collaborator with a wide array of pop and electronic acts, most notably appearing as the vocalist on Röyksopp’s debut album “Melody A.M.” in 2011. A native of Bergen, Norway, Øye is also the founder of independent label Bubbles Records.
Øye officially announced the end of his The Whitest Boy Alive project in 2013 as he turned to focus solely on his solo work which included travelling to Reykjavík to record his long-awaited second solo album with Icelandic reggae band Hjálmar. The resulting album, Legao, which includes the track “Garota” was released in October 2014.
Currently on tour, Øye will be making his way to Kuala Lumpur this March. Brought to you by Upfront, Øye is et to perform with The Rainbows as part of the Upfront Series on March 23rd.
Event details are as follows:
Upfront presents Erlend Øye & The Rainbows
Date: March 23rd 2015 (Monday)
Venue: The Bee, Publika
Tickets: RM98 (pre-sale), RM128 (at the door)
Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Rock Corner Bangsar Village 1, The Bee, Jaya One & Publika, Pulp, Jalan Riong and VCR, Jalan Galloway.
More information available here.