‘TO THE ROOFTOPS!’
Release date 5th March 2012
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“Expect big things from Oslo’s Team Me” – NME
“Much admired six-piece from Norway who are beginning to attract a lot of attention – and rightly so – for their complex, majestic pop.” – Q Magazine
“This rabble of Norwegian young ‘uns are the epitome of good vibes” – The Line Of Best Fit
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5th March marks the debut full-length release from Team Me, one of Scandinavia’s most innovative and promising acts. As grandiose as it is fragile and intimate, ‘To The Treetops!’ is an enchanting collection of rich, orchestrated pop songs.
‘To The Treetops!’ sees the band build on the eager enthusiasm displayed on their acclaimed EP and have created a vivid collection of expansive and addictive tracks which take in influences from across the musical spectrum. In ‘To The Treetops!’, Team Me have produced a playfully experimental album full of depth and warmth, with each track bound together by their rich musicality.
Opening with the undulating and explosive ‘Riding My Bicycle (from Ragnvalsbekken to Sorkedalen)’, the album ebbs and flows unpredictably throughout. Each track maintains an unashamedly melodic edge, from the shimmering and reflective ‘Patrick Wolf & Daniel Johns’ to the folk tinged ‘Dear Sister’ and closing with the chaotic and anthemic ‘Daggers’. ‘To The Treetops!’, produced by singer and songwriter Marius D. Hagen, is a sonically diverse yet cohesive album, full of hidden charm. Fans of Sufjan Stevens, Jonsi, Patrick Wolf and Broken Social Scene will find much to enjoy in ‘To The Treetops!’
Oslo’s Team Me has evolved from a collection of songs written by Marius, to a six person, multi-instrumental ensemble. The band have already received critical acclaim for their debut EP and energetic live performances and look set to build on this throughout 2012.
Throughout 2011, Team Me played a great number of festivals across Europe, including The Great Escape in Brighton, Club NME in London, Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg, Øyafestivalen in Oslo, Iceland Airwaves, Berlin Independent Nights and many others. The band have also supported The Wombats on their many tours of Europe, the UK and Scandinavia, building a solid fan base at an early stage of their career.
Team Me’s ‘To The Treetops!’ is released in the UK on 5th March 2012 through Propeller Recordings. The release will be supported by a full European tour, including a date at The Lexington, London on 7th March.
1. Riding My Bicycle (from Ragnvalsbekken to Sorkedalen)
2. Show Me
3. Patrick Wolf & Daniel Johns
4. Weathervanes and Chemicals
6. Dear Sister
7. Favourite Ghost
8. Looking Thru The Eyes of Sir David Brewster
9. With my hands covering both of my eyes I am too scared to have a look at you now
11th Jan – Ekko – Utrecht, Netherlands
12th Jan – Stadsschouwburg @ Eurosonic Festival – Groningen, Netherlands
29th Feb – Lido – Berlin, Germany
1st March – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
2nd March – Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
3rd March – Gleis 22 – Münster, Germany
4th March – 59:1 – Munich, Germany
5th March – Gebäude 9 – Cologne, Germany
7th March – The Lexington – London, UK
9th March – Rotonde – Brussels, Belgium