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The Love Revolt

The Love Revolt, based in Trondheim, Norway, was founded by fellow students Dagfinn Ritland and Tore Meberg during Winter 2002. Both of them had originally shelved their musical ambitions after several years of playing in various bands in their respective hometowns. However, the urge to make music had returned with a vengeance. Together with a former band mate of Tore’s, the guitar player Martin Risdal, they started rehearsing in Tore’s living room. Soon after Dagfinn’s cousin Magnus Ritland joined them on bass and through some obscure connections (a friend of a friend of a friend…) the band eventually got hold of their drummer, Sven-Arne Skarvik.

The following year was spent rehearsing as well as trying to come up with a name for their project. The choice finally fell on The Love Revolt, mainly because it looks good in print. Their first concerts were held in Trondheim in March 2003. The response from the audience was so good that the band decided it was time to make a record. Their first EP, Disco for the Dead, was released in November 2003 and received enthusiastic reviews in the Norwegian press.

In Summer that same year Martin Risdal left the band and was replaced by keyboard player Ingrid Velle half a year later. This shift in lineup meant a change in The Love Revolt’s musical expression, as well as their live performances. Tore, who occasionally used to play the keyboard while singing, was now more free to focus on his singing and showmanship. The bands live performances became increasingly energetic, stylish and tight, well suited to their up-beat melodies and wry lyrics.

In 2004 the band signed a record deal with Grammar Records. Their debut album, loners/swingers, was released in April 2005 followed by periods of touring throughout the year. The video for their single, Those who sadly lost it, frequently aired on Norwegian television all summer that year.

In November the band began the preproduction for their second album. Moonlight City Burning was eventually recorded in February 2006 and mastered later that spring. However due to economic and technical issues the album’s release was delayed until 2009.

Now all three releases are available for you to buy here on CD Baby. Enjoy!