SKAAR invites to a powerful journey in several shades of rock. This towering wall of melancholic noise started to come together when the classical voice of Karla Lesley Jaeger invited fellow musicians to join her secret project while at university in Bergen, Norway.
In her words, this developed into something “magical and mystical”. Fate smiled on the collective, and soon their band evolved into the current line-up.
Moving towards alternative pop rock, the new material is intensively catchy and beautifully mesmerising. The debut album Feed Me to the Stars was recorded in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian), and released 15th February 2019.
"Anthemic riffs and haunting vocals – the Nordic band’s material sounds like the more feral B-sides of ‘OK Computer’-era Radiohead" --- NME
"SKAAR sit somewhere between modern indie or alternative bands and the experimental or post-rock worlds. The tension between these two axes is felt on catchy tunes such as opener Beautiful War and Winter Tale, which recall Mew to some degree, another group who brilliantly fuse atmospheric leftfield antics with widescreen indie rock. (...) With other bands like Bent Knee also fusing art-rock with math- and post-rock atmospherics, SKAAR are in good company, and hold their own." --- Prog Magazine