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Petter Carlsen


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    Giraffes & Elephants
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    Good News
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    Funny Old Life
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    Beneath the Snow
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    I Love the Way You See the World
Hailing from the far north of Norway’s Arctic circle, Alta, Petter Carlsen creates his own unique mix of alt-rock and indie-pop without limits; his atmospheric, melancholic sound infuses elements of jazz, drum machines, progressive rock, and classical instrumentation, feeling at home alongside folk, pop, rock, and metal.
Breaking away from the traditional singer-songwriter path and integrating more electronic elements, his 2014 album “Sirens” was well received; “A highlight is Tiger made from a faltering hip-hop beat and a dark chord change: as if Radiohead, Sigur Ros, and Neil Finn have written a song.” – German Rolling Stone
Petter loves to push boundaries and create new sounds, and has been working with numerous other artists including Anathema's Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh, Julietnorth, Marthe Valle, joining as vocalist for the German band Long Distance Calling on their album “Trips“ in 2016, and even helping score a song for “What Happened To Monday” with Christian Wibe. He also found success with his two piece rock band, Pil & Bue with drummer Aleksander Kostopoulos.
Petter is still pushing his limits, and working on new music that will bring home all of his influences. With new material set to release in 2020, and a brand new live show with his full band, Petter is ready to deliver his most comprehensive work yet.


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