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Simon Says No!

SIMON SAYS NO! With their 2009 critically acclaimed EP debut "Ahoi De Angst" Simon Says No! clearly marked their musical ambitions. Drawing on punk/ hardcore backgrounds the band crafted atmospheric rock reminiscent of Ride, My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, while showing their potential for writing catchy tunes like the single “Sleeping Heart”. Simon Says No! First saw the light of day in the Bergen, in the fall of 2006. Within a year later they were nomiated for song of the year on Norways biggest radio station, NRK P3's “Urørt” (Untouched). With a constantly changing line-up the band toured the country and released a casette, before the founding members Ruben Nesse and Simon Økland left their home town for Oslo, where they'd already planned to form a solid 4 piece line up with Rolf Mathiesen and Even A. Winje. Work on the new album started when the band toured the U.S. in April 2009, with stops on the east and west coast . Shortly after, they were invited to record with Michael Patterson (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck, Lady Tron) in Hollywood. Here the band laid down their first single "Solitary Rush", which inspired bloggers to coin the term Foo-Gaze in description of their sound (Foo Fighters meets My Bloody Valentine). The song “Shiver” also appeared in an episode of the hit TV series “Skins”. The band continued to tour abroad while recording in Norway. New tracks took form with Bjarne Stensli (Serena-Maneesh, Harry’s Gym) and Nick Terry (Klaxons, Primal Scream, Serena Maneesh) as Co-Producers and friends from bands like Harry’s Gym, I Was a King and Blackstrap joined in to add to the production. The album was mixed by Nick Terry in spring 2010. Simon Says No! was released in Norway september 2010, with the rest of Europe following in march 2011 on Brilliance Records. An album recorded everywhere from Hollywood to the Norwegian Fjords drawing on classic indie/ shoegaze while blending backgrounds in hardcore, and pop-rock. CONTACT: Management, Booking, Label Norway: ruben@brilliance.no Management Europe/US: ce@saturdayenterprise.com http://www.simonsaysno.com

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