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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
7:30 PM
She's hailed the 'Big Sister of Norwegian Pop', but Hanne Hukkelberg's path to pop prominence was anything but conventional. The daughter of a church organist and choral director, Hukkelberg grew up surrounded by music first starting to hum, and strum, and tap on instruments from age three.

Raised on Norwegian liturgical psalms, and her mother's collection of classical and Slavic staples, Hukkelberg soon broadened her musical horizons to include rock, jazz, electronic and experimental music. She performed in a variety of metal, prog rock, and free jazz ensembles, including a five-year stint with revered Norwegian doom metal band Funeral.

Hukkelberg graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2003, establishing herself as a vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist and quickly released her Cast Anchor EP (2003) and breakthrough debut LP Little Things'(2004).

Where Little Things fed on Hukkelberg's extensive jazz background, sophomore release Rykestrasse 68 (2006) took a delicate side-step utilising elements of folk and classical music, including a distinctive interpretation of 'Break My Body' by The Pixies, which immediately caught the attention of their manager Ken Goes: Of the dozens and dozens of covers over the years, Hanne's is my favourite.

Groundswell continued to build in 2009 with Blood From A Stone  notably Hukkelberg's darkest, most intimate album generating steadfast press support and industry interest.

After relocating to New York, Hukkelberg released fourth album 'Featherbrain'to similar acclaim in 2012. The album was hailed a masterpiece(The Sunday Times), with Hukkelberg's brazen confidence and steadfast individuality reaching airtight, impeccable standards (The Quietus).

Forthcoming album Trust (out 20th October) joins an already-technicoloured tapestry, with five years' hindsight, humility and artistry culminating in Hukkelberg's most assured and accomplished work to date.