Welcome to 2021 and all this month we are celebrating acts, websites, content, musicians and everything in between that you should be looking out for this year! Today we talk to a Norwegian Alt Pop band based in London that are set to release brand new music this year, Circumnavigate.
Hello guys tell us three fun facts all about your band?
Ross loves bananas.
Charlie is on his way to becoming a sommelier (not really, but knows a lot)
Josh broke his collarbone falling off his skateboard and his bone sticks up the way.
Sigrid is addicted to coffee and drinks about 1000000 cups a day.
Music fact: 3/4 of us have played on a UK Top 10 album
How did your band form?
Circumnavigate was formed back when Sigrid went to secondary school. Her, Carl and Jakob got together to play Coldplay and jazz and since then it’s been ongoing. Ross and Charlie joined when Sigrid went to London to study music and Josh joined a few years ago through our social circle of musician friends in London. Carl and Jakob now live in Norway and aren’t a part of the band anymore but still make contributions when they can.
What was the inspiration for the bands name?
We were really young when we decided on that band name. Being young Norwegians we literally opened the dictionary and chose one haha. But it’s come together nicely as it represents us a band now being from a bit of all over.
What are your plans as a band for 2021?
Release our new EP and TOUR!!!! Also hang out lots and lots and lots and just get in a real live session together. this year has been everything but IRL and we just can’t wait for the banter, coffees and new songs that’s going to come out of that.
Are you planning to tour at all this year (2021)?
Yes! We are in early discussion with booking agents about planning shows for next year, so watch this space!
You have an EP coming out this year? What can you tell us about that?
We have an EP coming out 2021 and its going to be a collection of songs we loved writing and look forward to playing live. 2020 has given us the time to hone our sound and this EP will be a reflection of the creative freedom we have had this year.
What other bands do you find inspiring?
Luca Fogale, Billie Eilish, Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Noah Gundersen – the list in endless….
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Because of the 2020 lockdowns, we are yet to perform any of our new material live, so I’m sure when the times comes it will be one of those!
What is the most challenging?
“In the past..personally ‘Another 20 Seconds’ as I have to play drums, swapping between percussion, brushes and sticks, whilst also singing backing vocals.” (Ross)
Sigrid – “Lifelines – the chorus is quite low and it’s difficult to get the power behind it”
What styles do you hope to see more of in music this year?
More experimental indie-pop with lots of nice vocal effects. Love that stuff!
Do you have any new years resolutions? If so what are they?
Keep going and take all the positives from this year!
Are you on social media? If so how can people find out more about you?
Three words why people should listen to you this year?
Who are your ones to watch for 2021?
Holly Humberstone, dodie, Nick Wilson, Luca Fogale, Sød Ven and more!