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Normandie (band)

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Normandie is an alternative rock band, formed in 2013 in Örebro, Sweden. They consist of lead vocalist Philip Strand, guitarist Håkan Almbladh, basist Lucas Englund and drummer Anton Franzon. In 2018, they signed with Easy Life Records. Their style of music has been compared to the likes of Thirty Seconds To Mars, Bring Me The Horizon and Pvris.

Normandie
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresAlternative Rock
Years active2013-Present
LabelsEasy Life
Websitewww.normandieofficial.com
Members
  • Philip Strand
  • Håkan Almbladh
  • Lucas Englund
  • Anton Franzon
Past members
  • Johan Lindström
  • Stefan TImmerholm
  • Joel Felix
  • John-Filip Löfgren
  • Jesper Malmberg

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Background[edit]

Normandie was founded in September 2013 by the singers Philip Strand and Johan Lindström, the two guitarists Joel Felix and Håkan Almbladh, as well as the basist Stefan Timmerholm and drummer Jesper Malmberg. Just a few days after the band became official, the EP named after the band was released on September 16th with four titles. The band toured around Scandinavia and played support for bands like Memphis May Fire [1], Heart In Hand and Betraying The Martyrs. After a while, Joel Felix decided to leave the band and was replaced by John-Filip Löfgren, who was an old band member of Jesper Malmberg old band Atmosfear. The band made its first Europe tour in February 2015 with the band All Faces Down, along with a tour in March 2015 with the band Imminence. Shortly after these tours Timmerholm and unclean vocalist Lindström decided to leave the band.

After Lindström left the band, Normandie decided to write music without unclean vocals. John-Filip Löfgren, who has previously played the guitar, started playing bass in the band.

Normandie self-released their debut album Inguz on March 4th, 2016. Inguz, a Viking rune, symbolized the band's new direction after the departure of their screamer co-vocalist. The US independent record label inVogue Records [2] signed the group and put the album out March 11th the same year on the North American market. In July 2016, the group toured through several European countries and played at several music festivals, including Bochum Total, Rock den See, and Trebur Open Air[3]. Bassist John Löfgren made his last appearance at Rock The North, Germany, 2016.

The former member Stefan Timmerholm joined the band as a stand-in bassist for upcoming tours and festivals. In December 2016, the band played main support for the band Yellowcard on their farewell tour [4]. in June 2017 Normandie played Download Festival along with other artists like Biffy Clyro, System Of A Down, Aerosmith and many more. Shortly after summer of 2017, Lucas Englund joined the band as the new bassist.

In December of 2017, they did a co-headlining tour with former Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key.

In early April 2018, the group announced they signed to Easy Life Records and going to release their second album later in the year[5]. The band also re-released Inguz with additional material.

Discography[edit]

  • 2013: Normandie (EP, own production, mixed and mastered by Dino Medanhodzic)
  • 2014: Vultures (Single, own production, mixed and mastered by Dino Medanhodzic)
  • 2014: Vultures (Acoustic) (Single, own production, mixed and mastered by Peter Malmberg)
  • 2015: Gone (Single, own production, mixed and mastered by Philip Strand)
  • 2015: Black Blood (Single, own production, mixed and mastered by Dino Medanhodzic)
  • 2016: Inguz (Album, own production, mixed and mastered by Dino Medanhodzic)
  • 2016: Collide (Philip Strand Remix) (Single, Philip Strand production, mixed and mastered by Philip Strand)
  • 2017: Ghost (Single, own production, mixed and mastered by Dino Medanhodzic)
  • 2017: Pay For This (Single, own production, mixed and mastered by Dino Medanhodzic)
  • 2018: Inguz Gold (Album, own production, mixed and mastered by Dino Medanhodzic)

References[edit]

  1. "MEMPHIS MAY FIRE - UTSÅLT! - Fängelset". Fängelset (in svenska). Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  2. "InVogue signs Swedish band Normandie, hear new song - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  3. "NORMANDIE announce Inguz European summer tour & festival appearances". Midlands Metalheads Radio Ltd. 2016-05-23. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  4. "Yellowcard Call It A Day, Announce Final Album + World Tour - News - Rock Sound Magazine". Rock Sound Magazine. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  5. "FLD Magazine". FLD Magazine. Retrieved 2018-06-21.


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