Inspired by the thriving scene of leftfield guitar groups that littered the underground and electrified every venue, Paradise reinstates the undeniable urgency of pure craftsmanship with a sharp contemporary edge.
Longview’s guitarist Rob McVey and former Madrugada frontman Sivert Høyem first recognised a shared interest in “the immediacy of explosive performance” when they met at a bar in Oslo. After sharing a stage on tour, they soon gave in to their primal urges and formed the new project together. Sivert brings a wealth of experience to the table along with his distinctive rich and raspy vocal style. Having released 7 critically acclaimed solo albums, he remains one of the few artists to have been granted permission by the Greek authorities to perform at the 2000 year old amphitheater at the Acropolis in Athens. Although McVey has toured extensively with the likes of Tom McCrae and Warren Ellis, he cites his experience playing with Marianne Faithful as a particularly strong influence in everything he does. The English guitarist and Norwegian vocalist enlisted the rhythmic chops of PJ Harvey’s legendary drummer and arranger Rob Ellis along with Simone Butler on bass - who’s illustrious careers has seen her working with a multitude of stadium filling acts. Their first EP was recorded in Monnow Valley Studios by the analogue aficionado John Angelo and is due for release Oct 27th 2017.