Nightflight & Hidden Agenda Present:
LINDSTROM (Feedelity, Oslo) [LIVE]
Button Factory, Dublin 2, Saturday 18th August,
Doors 11pm, Tickets €15 via Ticketmaster
Norway’s Hans-Peter Lindstrom makes a rare live performance at the Button Factory on Saturday, 18th August. It’s been five years since his last Dublin show so we are really excited about this. Support on the night comes from Irish space cowboys, I am the Cosmos.
Raised on country and western music in the outskirts of the Norwegian oil town Stavanger, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm now lives in Oslo where he is making contemporary disco and running his Feedelity label. Claiming that “Hans-Peter Lindstrom is closing in on Henrik Ibsen and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as being Norway’s poster boy of choice” is obviously quite an overstatement, but nonetheless his original approach to dance music is currently causing quite a stir.
Hans-Peter never listened to dance music growing up, and the first time he really listened to it, was a few years back figuring out how to make it. He prefers quiet nights in with his family, and Hans Peter never really goes clubbing unless he’s Lindstrom. As for artistic background, he used to play the piano in a gospel choir and the Hammond organ in a Deep Purple tribute band in his early twenties, before getting into Bob Dylan and folk/country music. Around 99′ he got all fed up with music, sold his instruments, and moved from Stavanger to study literature at the University of Oslo. As retirement often proves unbearable to music lovers, he soon found himself busking the main street of Oslo with his guitar. One thing led to the other: he bought a sampler, borrowed a few 12″s to study the structure of dance music, and had a go at it.
Since then Lindstrom has helped to put Norway on the 21st Century disco map with a string of cosmic releases on his self-run Feedelity imprint, as well as floor-burning remixes for LCD Soundsystem and Franz Ferdinand. His ‘I Feel Space’ cut has become a timeless underground anthem, making it’s way into DJ boxes right across the spectrum . His distinctive brand of freaky-deaky funk, disco, cosmic boogie and otherworldly house and techno sounds has rocked clubs and festivals in the four corners of the globe.
Most of all, this is a unique opportunity to see one of contemporary dance music’s leading lights live on the Button Factory stage.