Longfield & Super Skeleton Chats of Shows, Music, and More!

Unique up and comer's LONGFIELD AND SUPER SKELETON have had two album's out with another album out late this summer! Some shows are also set to take place this summer as well as much more! The band chats about it below.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members:

We didn't really 'start out' as a band, as much as we 'stumbled together' as one.

6 years ago we were a small group of friends, and friends of friends, messing around in a studio out in the sticks. After a few recordings and a couple of shows it started turning into something serious, and shortly thereafter we moved our studio to it's current location. From there it has slowly, but steadily, grown and changed over the years, to what it's been for the last year and a half.

Longfield & Super Skeleton is:

Jarle Langåker, Christian Sjøthun, Dean Christiansen, Ken-Tore Kallevåg, Christian Sæløen

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Dean Christiansen (bassist) gave Jarle Langåker (vocals) the name "Longfield" back in the day, which later became an artist name for his solo releases between releases from his other band, Kindred Fever. Later, when Jarle started making songs with a friend on drums, he called it the first and most confusing thing he could come up with at the time, namely Longfield & Super Skeleton.

(Longfield is the direct translation of Langåker in Norwegian)

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is scattered along the west-coast of Norway, mainly from areas in and around Haugesund and Stavanger. The music scene mainly consists of old blues musicians, metal acts and prog-enthusiasts, so you could say that we are kind of outsiders in that manner.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our music has taken many different paths. We are all fond of different types of music, film, art and clothes (fortunately we all share the acquired taste in tracksuits), and that might reflect in the music. Some songs are of a darker tone and vibe, while others might reflect the urge to smile and give not give a shit. The common thread in this band is possibly to be the most unserious, serious band in Norway.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far we've released two records (Fight Music, Void of Glitter / Constantly Bitter), and a handful og singles from our upcoming record. People can expect a danceable, hard-hitting, and dynamic sound wrapped up in dead-honest, naïve and at times gloomy lyrics.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Our new album is out on August 26th 2022/ Other than that we have another release TBA, and we're just about to start the work on our 4th studio album.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We've got some shows planned over the summer, and a tour in the Fall, supporting the release of our new album.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We have a lot of plans ahead, but we like keeping them amongst ourselves until they're ready to be released.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find us on most of your preferred streaming platforms. For merch, you can check us out on Bandcamp or contact us elsewhere.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Our entire name.

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