Oslofive-piece Dråpe…pronounced ‘Draw-peh’, are 1 E.P and an album in to a career that won’t melt, if their cool, yet sunny sound is all like new single ‘Pie in the Sky’. They have an album out in October on Norwegian label Riot Factory, but as a taster, Pie in the Sky is like a getting covered in sand, gritty lyrics and washing it off in a warm sea, fuzzy psyche loveliness.
With lyrics like “Get off your back…time to wake up and smell the stench you’re in” and “Don’t make me do, the things I don’t want to” sung in an almost falsetto, breezy style, it could come off as confusing, but it’s not. It’s obvious the lyrics are personal, but Ketil Myhre (vocals & guitar) and the rest of the five-piece manage to combine exquisite songwriting with a fantastic sound.
It’s easy to reference other similar sounding bands, or tag them in certain genres, but we reckon you should just let it wash over you. The video has a vintage Instagram travelogue feel to it, courtesy of director Aage Olsen’s holiday footage shot in 2000. It has a purely innocent feel, and is layered with a solid backbeat, synths and organs, filters and a guitar solo as fuzzy as a 70’s analogue TV.
Dreamy, not screamy. That’s how we like our rock at LOTI.