Sandefjord, December 8th, 2012: Katzenjammers took Hjertnes and Sandefjord by storm
When Katzenjammer went on stage […] we witnessed a band in peak form who managed to carry the audience in a way we rarely see in Hjertnes. One popular song after another, interspersed with some Christmas music, led us into a festive evening. Towards the end the volume and pace of the songs increased and eventually exploded with some encores. The audience thanked the girls with wild applause and gathered in front of the stage for what could be called an explosion of a finale.
Sue Marchant from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire caught Katzenjammer on their way onto Lodestar Festival stage last weekend. Listen to the little interview and and Sue’s choice of Katzenjammer tune…’A Bar in Amsterdam’.
Interview+song start around 37’30” (until ca. 42’50”)
NB: The interview will be available online until September 10th, 2012!
Before their show at Tanzbrunnen Festival in Cologne/Germany on June 22, 2012, Katzenjammer paid a visit to WDR 2 radio station. Host Steffi Neu took the four on a little trip around the city in a minibus. Check out the fun bus ride! (click on the picture)
Joseph Pollack went to see Katzenjammer at Hultsfred Festival in Sweden and hits the nail square on the head with his review:
I thought I’d see a bunch of Norwegians play good music.
What I actually experienced was about ten times as good. Not only the Norwegians, but everyone was so incredibly attractive that I got goosebumps when I got a high five from the drummer. Did I just say the drummer? All the drummers. Everyone plays everything and they swap instruments on every song. All of them sing and everyone sings in perfect harmony and plays about a thousand instruments.
You know what they say about car accidents? That you don’t want to look, but you do anyway. This would be the kind in which the car turns into a transformer and starts f*cking a grizzly bear. That’s just how good these Norwegian girls are. Totally f*cking wonderful. Hultsfred was immediately improved.
Russian blogger “pernatik-kar” saw Katzenjammer perform during Wild Mint Festival near Moscow on 2 June 2012. She had never heard of them before – here is her impression of the girls:
I’ve been ‘shaman’ing throughout their whole performance, so to an outside eye it might have seemed that I was on proper ‘stuff’, but the revelation of the festival was definitely Katzenjammer! No words can describe the emotions I had during their performance!!! The Girls are ON FIRE! I haven’t come across such unreal energy emanating from artists for quite a while. In fact – I did not know a single song they played, but oh how they managed to set the audience on fire!
I have to attach a couple of videos here (they are from YouTube, however, as my phone recorded a good video with a crap sound)… I have fallen in love with this lady in a wig [Ed.: Marianne, obviously] with all my heart! If I were a man, I would be shouting to her from across the field: ‘I WANT BABIES WITH YOU!!!!’ What a voice! What energy! Sh*t – I’ve got no words – just emotions!!!
Now I’m going to dream about seeing them at a club gig (although if they performed at a club, the audience would probably bring the walls down out of sheer ecstasy )))
Where some bands fall short of energy mid way through a show and start dropping quieter or mellow numbers in, Katzenjammer‘s addictively upbeat rhythms never let up and are totally unpretentious. They deserve every success they get.