Number Seven Deli’s debut EP from 2002 is back! Ten years after its original release, and more than nine and a half years after all the original CDs sold out, “I Used To Be Scared” has finally returned to the commercial market.
In addition to two exclusive songs, “Try To Walk Away” and “Little Lullaby”, the EP include the original version of “In The Wrong Arms”, winner of NRK P3′s Urørt prize and the band’s first radio hit.
As of today the EP will be available through all the usual digital outlets, such as iTunes, Platekompaniet, CDON, Amazon and the rest.
Get it on iTunes here!
Get it on Amazon here!
Ronnie MAG Larsen has dug through the rich (and marvelously underexposed) video archives from the recording of Number Seven Delis debut EP “I Used To Be Scared”, and produced a charming behind-the-scenes music video for the title track.
The EP will be re-released Monday June 11th, almost to the day ten years after its original release.
I want to see the video!
“I Used To Be Scared”, Number Seven Deli’s debut EP, was released June 3rd 2002. The event was thoroughly celebrated at jazz club Blå, with hot potato soup, Seven & Seven drinks and an inspired concert from the band. Dressed in their sharpest second hand suits, of course.
Even though it happened in the middle of a newspaper strike, it didn’t go totally unnoticed. VG called it “One of the greatest songs in the history of Norwegian pop music.”
Sadly, “I Used To Be Scared” has not been available since shortly after its release, thus making it impossible to obtain the two tracks exclusive for this EP, “Try To Walk Away” and “Little Lullaby”. “In The Wrong Arms” features in a different version from “Falkner Street” too – this is the one you heard on the radio.
But these gems are just about to do a glorious return to the commercial market! As of Monday June 11th the EP be available through all the usual digital outlets, such as iTunes, Platekompaniet, Amazon and the rest. Happy birthday!
Incomparable Canadian singer-songwriter and accordion player Geoff Berner has written a text on “I Used To Be Scared”, Number Seven Deli’s debut EP from 2002.
“I first heard Number Seven Deli as I lay, lonesome and broke, in the back of a 1950s postal van bound for Berlin, having just emerged from a Belgian jail. As the cruel German rain whipped the windows, a tortuously, beautifully sad melody enveloped me. It both soothed me and brought me to tears.”
Due to his insightful humour, politically inflammatory compositions and showmanship, Berner has gained a cult following over the years, and his recent offering, “Victory Party”, just won a Canadian Folk Music Award. He goes on:
“There was Johnny P. Hide’s nightingale voice, urging me, “Let’s ignore the cold facts of this life”. I didn’t know it yet, but I’d just had my first number seven deli moment.”
But what is a number seven deli moment? And how can you score one yourself?
It’s all revealed in the link below, so make sure to read it thoroughly.
I want to read the whole thing now!
As one out of two new songs this week “No More Crushes”, the first single taken from “Toxteth”, has earned a spot on the rotation list of Norway’s biggest radio station, NRK P1.
Check out the whole list here!
Buy “No More Crushes” on iTunes here!
The first single taken from “Toxteth”, “No More Crushes”, can be regularly heard on music station O-Radio, where it has earned a spot on the heavy rotation A-list. An honour shared with amongst others Mikhael Paskalev and Lidolido.
Tune in to O-Radio here!
Ingvil Giskeødegård has just finished editing a music video for “The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For”. It’s filmed by the band, in, or in close vicinity to, a car from Rent-a-Wreck, on the way to and from gigs during the last few weeks. And if watching Number Seven Deli eat, drink, sleep, sing, talk, wait and walking in and out of a car isn’t exotic enough, there’s a shot of a tied up dog too.
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You can now watch NRK TV’s report from Saturday’s release concert in Ålesund here, complete with snippets from the sound check and backstage interviews with Johnny and Rune.
I want to see it!
Photographer Stian Schløsser Møller brought his camera to the release concert at Café Mono last Friday. He sent us some beautiful shots, and these can now be viewed at the gallery section.
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“For a heap of reasons, I was a complete mess. Eating bad, sleeping worse and dragging around a lovesick blues the size of myself. But almost every day these two dreamlike Norwegian pop songs filled the headphones with some hope.”
Jonas Jonsson – aka Swedish indie pop sensation Bedroom Eyes - has written a personal text on “Toxteth”, Number Seven Deli and his tenure as a fish factory worker in Norway. As always when Jonsson writes, it’s worth a read.
Check it out here!