Norwegian punk quintet LÜT have released their new single, ‘Mersmak’, the first taste of new material in over two years, after the release of their critically acclaimed debut Pandion (2017). The band are also excited to announce their signing to famed Norwegian label Indie Recordings.
‘Mersmak’ is the title-track of their forthcoming LP, due later this year. Roughly translated as ‘Taste for more / Wanting more’ it’s a fitting title for this infectiously raucous group. Elements of Turbonegro, Blood Command, Kvelertak and more combine to exhilarating effect.
Stream ‘Mersmak’ here: https://lut.lnk.to/MERSMAK
The band comment: “For a long time, we’ve always been sure of one thing; a record label having our backs is the right step next. With Indie’s passion for LÜT, we’re 100% sure we’re working with the right people!”
Indie Recordings‘ Erlend Gjerde states: “We are thrilled to welcome the amazing LÜT to Indie Recordings. Having been fans since their humble beginnings, we cannot wait to help spread the contagious feel-good music these youngsters bring to the scene.”
On ‘Mersmak’ guitarist Ørjan Nyborg Myrland says: “We are very pleased with the new line-up. During this writing process, we’ve worked closer as a group than before, something we feel is working very well for us. We’re proud to present ‘Mersmak’ as our first single and hope that the people like what they hear“.
Ever since their foundation, LÜT has been a band that have captivated rock audiences, making a name for themselves in Norway. With their debut album, LÜT was nominated for ‘New Band of the Year’ in both the Norwegian Grammys Spellemannprisen and the Norwegian Radio award show P3 Gull. They have also found a fan in Lars Ulrich, who praised them on his podcast ‘It’s Electric’. The band have also recently played at Summer Breeze Open Air, Reeperbahn, Øya and Tons Of Rock, as well as several other Norwegian festivals.
“We went through highs and lows writing this album, and it was definitely a learning process which made the band stronger as a whole. As such; making this album has been a type of contemplation. We’re excited to have finished the ‘difficult second album’ and couldn’t have hoped for a better result. It’s great to finally be able to show the world what we’ve been working on,” says vocalist Markus Danjord.
The band has made some changes to the line-up in the last year, as guitarist Mads Ystmark (Heave Blood and Die) has replaced former members Hans Marius Mikkelsen and Viljar Ratama Dunderovic. Following this change, LÜT spent their past months in Norway and abroad, finishing their second album.
Mersmak was mixed by Mike Schuppan (Paramore, M83, Jimmy Eat World), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Converge, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Stranger Things Soundtracks), and recorded in Giske and Tromsø, Norway, and Bronson Island in Los Angeles, USA.
From February to June, LÜT will release a new single every month before the album hits in September. The band is eager to show the world what they have been working on in these last two years.