Hey Ho again loyal fans and dedicated website readers! We’ve had two PERFECT weeks on the road. We started up in the tiny, but absolutely cool Paragrafen in Oslo where we played on a 2 x 2 m stage and kicked out our tunes on our backline in the packed 40-m2 venue. Quite a difference to the big halls and excellent PA systems we had the opportunity to play during our stay with the great J.B.O guys. Also this time it turned out to be a blast touring with Vito C., Hannes, Ralph and Wolfram and their wonderful crew. We had a lot of fun with them and of course with all the audience that showed up at the gigs. A special thanks goes out to Kirsten, Isa, Anna, Anne and the rest of the audience who drove hundreds of kilometres and spent loads of money and time to see us kickin’ out on stage. We are grateful.
A special cheers goes also out to Turbojugend Potsdam, our excellent mixer Matzo and of course Markus and our management in Berlin; MKM. There seems to be quite good chances for us going back to Germany later this year, hopefully already this summer. So please stay tuned and we will keep you updated.
We also had a great time in Berlin on our days off where we spent most of the time in front of the bar at Uli and Lea’s excellent Wild at Heart club in Kreuzberg.
As some of you have noticed we have a brand new 4 track CD-EP out. It is still not officially released in Norway, but it will hit the shelves in a couple of weeks.
Un abrazo muy fuerte, Null$katte$nylterne
Hey ho again dear website visitor!
It’s been a busy autumn for Null$katte$nylterne. The last weekend of September we visited Sweden for the first time. Kooljunk Productions and Pelle Jansson had organised a great evening in Stockholm, and we spent some funny hours at the Eldorado Club. The time schedule in Stockholm was tight so there was no time for sightseeing. Eirik the Viking who have been the busiest of us this autumn arrived by plane in Stockholm 1 hour before the gig was supposed to start. While the rest of us spent the day in a VW Caravelle, he spent the day punching his double bass and eating foie gras at a well-paid business event. That’s what we call Punk Rock. Due to the few hours spent in the Scandinavian metropolis the highlights (of course except the venue, the audience, the gig and the promoters) were therefore the quite high number of good-looking girls we spotted on the way from the venue to the hotel. Hope to have some more hours off next time we are visiting the nice city of Stockholm.
From Stockholm we flew directly to Madrid for six shows in Spain. The day off on Sunday were spent waiting on Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, drinking Cava and Brandy on the 4 hour flight and teaming up with our man in Spain; Eneko Gurrutxaga in Madrid. Eneko and Roadhouse Productions did an excellent job managing us on the Iberian Peninsula. The week in Spain was fun, but hard. We played our asses off every night, we were forced by local promoters and the audiences to drink substantial amounts of alcohol, we lived on a diet of Calamares and Pulpo Gallego (octopus) and spent up to eight hours a day in an increasingly stinky Citroen Jumper. So there is no doubt we’ve paid our dues - I guess that’s what you’ll call show business. Norwegian readers can check out this tour diary published in Adresseavisen for further information on our Spanish experience; http://www.adressa.no/ut/article.jhtml?articleID=391827. Spanish readers can check out this review published in Empuje and Sonic Wave Magazine from our gig in A Coruña; http://www.empuje.net/moscatel_mardi.htm
We spent the last week of November in Germany supporting JBO on 5 gigs. It was absolutely perfect to be on a tour as professional as theirs. Calle, Cristoph, Alex, Nicole and the rest of JBOs excellent crew of 20 people were so fun to work with. Fulfilling silly childhood dreams of touring with night liners (one with the European driver of Bon Jovi behind the wheel), trailers, great sound and light systems, excellent catering and sleeping conditions. Having more than 6500 people attending our shows also helped on our motivation. A big thanks goes out to the great boys of JBO; Wolfram, Vito C., Ralph and Hannes. A special thanks goes out to our hard working and extremely good sound engineer; Matzo who provided us and the audiences with loud and clear sound. If everything goes as planned we hope to come back in 2003 for more gigs with JBO. Check out JBOs homepage at http://www.jbo.de for more info on JBO. There you’ll also find some pix and concert reviews of us as well. You’ll find a tour diary from Germany published in www.spot.no here: http://www.spot.no/34150.html
Our upcoming debut album “Fortar, Hardar, Høgar” (Faster, Harder, Louder) is set for release in the spring of 2003. During these days the young and talented sound engineer George Tanderø is turning the knobs on the mixing desk in one of Norway’s finest studios. We we’ll keep you updated as soon as the date for release is set.
Happy New Year and hope to see you all in 2003;
Hello everybody! We had so much fun in Germany! Thanks to everybody that showed up at our gigs. Hope to see you all soon again. We also had the pleasure of working with dedicated promoters and an excellent crew. A special thanks goes out to the Euroschack boys, Markus from MKM in Berlin, Tom behind the mixing desks and Mats sweating blood and tears to keep the backline running at every show!
We are heading for the studio in the middle of July to record some brand new songs. We have tried them out live for a while and we know they rock on stage. Hope the result turns out equally good in the studio.
Hola amigos! We are just back from some exciting days in Spain. After spending four hours with standby tickets in Frankfurt due to a delayed aircraft from Oslo, we were able to touch ground on the penisula 2 hours after the Bilborock soundcheck was supposed to have started. After 1 hour of sleeping the night before the flight and a lost bass we were quite stressed at the airport in Bilbao. But both Bilbao and Bilborock turned out to be a great experience, lots of people and lots of fun. Playing inside a old church was quite unfamiliar to us, except for the Viking who has been punching his double bass in churches all over Norway. Good sound and a great audience made the Bilborock a pleasure filled evening for us.
After spending the night and most of the day in bed at the luxury hotel NH Deusto we set out to shake our rumps in Barakaldo were we played together with Baskerlands fine punk rock combo Nuevo Catecismo Catolico. A great evening were local promoter Eneko did a splendid job, sold out and lots of good looking female spaniards in the audience.
Barcelona greeted us with kebab and free booze - a good combination, and even by our "high and hard to reach" standards we did a quite good show in the Catalan capitol.
Several promoters are keen to work with us in Spain and we really hope something turns up, because we would love to see you all again soon.
Gabba Gabba Go! The confirmation of our first Spanish tour have justreached the headquarters.We
are all looking forward to this trip to the country
of excellent rock'n'roll, tapas and wine. We will
do our very bestto adapt our stomachs to the iberian's
fine cusine, and I am sure we willbe able to put
in substantial amounts of "patatas bravas"
and other longtime favourites while we are there.The
crusade will start in Bilabo, thengo on to Madrid
- rock capitol of el Mundo, before the catalans
inBarcelona will getspanked by our fast and furious
live show.In Madrid we will once again be joined
on stage by the one and onlySeñorTurmix,
while in Barcelona we will try to get into the famous
ProduccionesBarbudas Studios to work withlegendary
producer J. Vidal, known fromspanish rock'n'roll
mastadonts like Berlin 80 and Suzy & los Quatros.The
song recorded there are to be released later this
year on a Kiss tributecontaining international top
acts like Hellride, Electric Ladyland,Craseee and
Hola Amigos! It's been a
busy autumn at the headquarters. Mr. Toto is now
completely integrated in the 5 headed Troll of Null$kate$nylterne,
and this autumns concerts have been a total blast.
In Ås we had the pleasure of participating in the
"Pubdagene"-festival. Close to 400 people squeezed
in at the local Pizza Parlor to see and hear us
kick in the overdrive. Due to a few minor drum technical
problems - that's the way it goes when your blessed
with a hard hitting' drummer like Tommy - we had
to postpone our stage entrance with approximately
40 minutes. Anyway, when we finally hit the stage
we had an absolutely great time. Reports from our
beloved audience after the show told us that several
glasses, t-shirts and even bra's where lost during
our set. Not have we only played some stunning concerts
this autumn, we have also had the opportunity to
taste some of Norway's fine fast food kitchens.
In Moss we ate an absolutely delicious dish made
of noodles and shrimps. Together with our fellow
companions; the Carburetors, we were all stunned
by the extremely good price-quality ratio that the
restaurant were able to deliver. 50 NKr. for a tasty
and complete dinner, what more could you ask? So
fans and other fast food lovers - the gourmets of
Null$katte$nylterne strongly recommend you to explore
the dining facilities in Moss Rock City as soon
as possible. Talking about recommendations we would
also like to remind you about our new release on
HappyRape Records. We have put 2 tracks on their
superb sampler Norwegian Nihilism. If you are (once
again) late with your present buying for Christmas
- we strongly recommend you to check out the sampler.
Containing 19 tracks of fine family entertainment
it is this years recommendation and a suitable gift
for mom, dad, other family members and of course
friends. If you would like to improve your chances
on a potential girl/boyfriend the sampler is an
absolutely must, success is about to come your way
if you are the thoughtful giver of this fine item.
readers, We have yet another confession to bring from the
headquarters. Micke has decided to leave the combo. The
decision was taken after our furious show in Copenhagen in
June. The argument for retirement was the hard work and
lifestyle that life on the road with a hard rockin' band lead
to. He now wants to spend more time at home playin' cricket,
tennis and polo with his kids. Micke will also have some
additional time to spend on songwriting and producing in his
brand new, fully equipped 48 - track recording studio based in
the basement of his mansion. In addition Dirk von Schneider
and Nosebleeder Records has offered him a position as Senior
Talent Officer in Schneider's organisation. "I have to think
it over, but talent development is something I definitively
would like to spend more time on" is Micke's comment to
Schneider's offer. In a statement regarding the retirement
Micke says "I have to confess that it not is an easy move for
me to make the step I’ve just done. It has been a lot of fun
working with the highly qualified and talented young men of
Null$katte$nylterne. For sure I will miss them, and together
we were able to create moments of pure passion and pleasure.
Both in the studio and on the stage I felt that we all were
able to get out the very best in each of us. That made every
stage appearance or day spent in the studio with these guys
incredible fun and exciting. I will also save all those
precious memories from time spent with Null$katte$nylterne on
airports, train stations, backstage, around the dining table
waiting for some overcooked pasta to be served, in the van
with hours and hours of endless driving, soundchecking with
crappy PAs and all those other band things that can turn out
incredible boring if you not are surrounded by such great
guys. In addition I would of course like to thank all the nice
people we've met along the way. A cheers goes out to all you
dedicated people at record labels around the world we’ve been
lucky to work with. Promoters and stagehands on all the venues
from Tromso to Peesten - thanks for all your kindness and
professionality - it's been a pleasure collaborating with you.
Last, but definitively not least, a big hug goes out to YOU -
a part of our dedicated audience. THANK YOU". "Of course it's
a pity that Micke is leaving, but that's the way it goes
sometimes" says Tommy - Null$katte$nylterne's hard-hitting and
good-looking drummer. "I am convinced that our best is yet to
come. We started immediately working with a replacement for
Micke and I am sure we've found the right guy. We've spent
some warm summer weeks intensively rehearsing with our new
frontman and I am proud to tell you that we got a hell of a
stallion coming up. He's got the voice and the moves, and it's
gonna be with great pleasure we are presenting the new guy in
front of a live audience. First in the end of August in front
of a local motorcycle gang and then in the beginning of
September he will come along for the Safety Pin Festival in
Oslo were he will be joined by the one and only Kike Turmix
for a couple of songs. In addition we are really looking
forward to present some new material for our beloved audience.
The notorious Eirik the Viking has made some romantic
experiences during the light Nordic summer nights. Those
experiences has materialised into some really great tunes -
like his romantic life nowadays they are quick and catchy - we
all love them and it's gonna be great to kick out these songs
on stage in front of you. Reviews from around the world on
Alpha Motherfuckers are now tickin' in at the headquarters and
they are all quite good. Check for example this one in German
citizens who wants to spend their hard earned bucks on a fine
piece of wax filled with high quality artists and good songs
might order the Alpha Motherfuckers album at Hopeless Records
up in a radio show at NRK P3 called "Kaliber" ....
newspaper "JP København" (Copenhagen, Denmark) awarded
Null$katte$nylterne for the
weeks best band name,
Null$katte$nylterne has just returned from
their crusade to the very north and Germany. The gigs on
“Fuckin’ North Pole Ska & Punk Festival” in Tromsø were a
complete blast. We did our very best not to be tempted by the
dangerous combination of goodlookin’ women and hardkickin’
booze in the polar capitol of Europe. Our inner concentration
and strength proved once again to be successful and by
concentrating on our main mission in the city we were able to
deliver two high quality sets of that good old P-råkk music.
In Germany we had the pleasure of meeting our colleagues
from Canada; the Real Mc Kensis. As they – like us - are
playing “Sailorman” on the Turbonegro tribute album “Alpha
Motherfuckers” we had decided to kick their asses quite hard
and then invite them for some fistfighting. But when we met
them they turned up to be even better equipped physically than
we are. We therefore made a quick change in our plans and
invited them for a sip of Rum in the next door bar. Talking to
them was very interesting and we had the pleasure of
exchanging useful information with the Canadians on sailing,
navigation and other maritime issues.
Record buyers please check out our new release on HDP
(Heavy Drinking Productions) from Gothenburg, Sweden. Our
version of long time Spanish underground legend Paralisis
Permante’s “Autosufficienca” is included on “A collection of
great dance tunes vol. 1” together with several other European
and North-American bands!
Attention world - news from the
Rumours and pressure are growing and we have
to declare the following statement for you:
Yes it's true
- Eirik the Viking is involved in well-paid and lucrative
We know that this might be a serious
shock and a major disappointment for some of you. We all tried
to keep this a secret - but his TV appearances the last days
(he even appeared on cult programme # 1 in Norway;
“Påskenøtter” with his double bass) and growing attention from
the media has lead us to the conclusion of telling you the
truth. We know how you feel - we have also asked ourselves the
same questions as you -
how can such a talented,
attractive young man - known for a gorgeous sex appeal
(attracting both femmes and hommés) be involved in that kind
In a short press communiqué received by fax at the
headquarters last night, Eirik the Viking clearly spells out
that rock is cooler than jazz. In addition he admits - "my
stage appearances with the double bass hasn't
lead to much
female attraction - even though some petting have taken place
backstage after a few gigs".
This comment made us a bit more tranquillos and signs are
saying we'll have him back in line before too long.
will be great to have him at home - his presence at stage are
able to stir up a riot at every venue and we
forward to get him back in line.
Check out the gigs section in a few days - if our too well
paid managers are able to move their asses - things are
looking quite bright for concerts both above the polar circle
and on the European continent in the near future!
The band also appeared at NRK1s Miitnyyyyyitth
Juha Mieto EP getting good reviews, the
band were also interviewed by TV-Norge!
Juha Mieto EP-info, here.
from the releaseparty on
The CD-EP "Juha Mieto extended play"
will be out January 20th. Releaseparty at
"Studentersamfundet", Trondheim..... Be
Rumours from the
headquarters at Nosebleeder Records tells that the JUHA MIETO
EP is on the way to the pressing plant. The record is about
the hit the stores in the end of January and contains four
brand new songs recorded by Null$katte$nylterne. One of the
songs is a tribute to the king of cross country skiing Mr.
"Gearin Up To Get Down Vol.2" is out on Rebel-records
(Columbus,Ohio) Null$katte$nylterne´s song "Klå" is included
among band as 12Oz Rebels, The Hymans, Trailor Park Riot.....
Null$katte$nylterne have recently
spent some more hours in the well equppiped mansion of "Hit
even Harder Studios". Three brand new songs were recorded and
the result is to be released later this autumn. The vinyl
compliation "Fuckin´ North Pole Punk Rock Collection Vol.1" on
Underground Records in Tromsø has just hit the streets. It's a
fine piece of colored wax filled with high quality punkrock
made above the Polar Circle. Reports from the barentsregion
tells that it's freezy to wear a mohawk-haircut when it's 20
below, but due to great progressions in the technology of long
underwear acts like Null$katte$nylterne, Nikkeby Lufthavn,
Nihilists and Nagazaki are able to deliver even in
temperatures below zero! Truly a great bunch of vikings!
Chances are good that this record will be a perfect companion
in the dark and cold evenings of autumn. Lit up the fireplace,
tell your mummy to make you a big cup of hot chocolate, put on
the sampler - turn the volume up and let the good time roll!!
"Muga 16 anos 2000" compilation is out in Bilbao,Spain
distribution Safety-Pin records
Null$katte$nylternes "Kval & Krill" is
included among band as Nomads, Jeff Dahl, Sator, Scott Morgan
not play at "Steinbrudd-festivalen 2000", other artists were
Gluecifer, Big Bang, Terje Tysland (member of the former
Norwegian band called Prudence).....
A collection 7" is on
the way, Null$katte$nylterne´s "Harmoni" is included, stay
After numerous requests from the
international part of Nosebleeder Records and a strong urge to
conquer the U$ of A; Null$katte$nylterne included their brand
new song "kom igjen" for the "rock em suck em vol2."
compilation. The sampler is released by the mighty label Evil
Midget Records based in Dallas, TeXas,
Null$katte$nylterne has once again
hit the studio. Due to minor technical problems in the now
legendary "Hit Hard Studios", the band decided to move the
battleground for the new recordings to the comfortable mansion
of "Hit Even Harder Studios". The sessions were as usual
guided by the "Wizard of Sound" Mr. Geir Vector behind the
wheel. After 48 hours of champagne & sound extravaganza it
seems like the boys have been able to put pure highlights on
tape. Rumours says that during the session new instruments
like horns, organs and saxophones were added to the energic
music of Null$katte$nylterne. Hopefully we'll be able to hear
the final result during this autumn.
The music magazine "Backstage" gave 5
out of 6 for the Prudence tribute:
"shake hands and be
friends with prudence"(split
biggest Spanish music magazine Ruta 66,had an article with
Null$katte$nylterne are headin' for
HitHard Studios to record two brand new
Null$katte$nylterne joined by Kine Wallum (from
quintrophenia) will play "Jet Set
Member" on the Rockgalla
in Namsos, Norway.
News from the past,