Molly’s music reviews: Aurora & Sincerely, Frank

MOLLY UNDALL

Mast Radio Host

undallmj@plu.edu

AURORA

19 -year-old Aurora Aksnes was discovered on Youtube.  She started writing songs on the piano as a young girl in her parents’ attic in Bergen, Norway. Her debut album was released in May 2015 by Decca records, and has been wildly successful.

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In 2015 she won the Spelleman Award (Norwegian Grammy’s) for newcomer of the year.

TheRollingStone.com describes her music as Norse folk ballads served on the rocks, and compares her to the Icelandic band “Of Monsters and Men.”

Her second album is scheduled to be released in March 2016, and I can’t wait.

Listen to Aurora and other amazing artists on Molly in the Morning, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

SINCERELY, FRANK

“Sincerely, Frank” is a folk pop duo from Stavanger, Norway. All the songs are written by the two members, Casper Bjelland Hatlestad and Emilie Eie.

They sing about anything from awkward one night stands to the current immigrant crisis in Europe.

They are inspired by artists such as Joni Mitchell and Don McLean.

After releasing their EP “Rocking Horse” in February they gained a lot of attention. The album sold well in local stores, and their concerts were packed with people.

In the beginning of April, “Sincerely, Frank” will be touring in the south of Norway.

Emilie is currently studying Jazz in Stavanger, while Casper is studying music at Leeds college of Music, in England.

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