At barely 20, Sondre Lerche has achieved more than most of us manage in a lifetime. He has released a stunning debut album, played applauded gigs all over Europe and manages to continue to compose songs of a quality that’s usually reserved those many years his senior. His debut album, Faces Down, was released in Norway in 2001 and on the European market and the US in 2002. Upon its release, the album was greeted with rave reviews both in Norway and in various European countries. France has proved to be especially receptive to Lerche’s mature songwriting, and he has completed several tours here. Last autumn the American market picked up interest and the result was several very positive reviews in publications like Rolling Stone and New York Press. Rolling Stone even awarded Lerche a spot on their list of the 50 Best Albums of 2002.
February and March will see Lerche on an 18-date tour with US act Nada Surf. Lerche is set to play at several key venues in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Lerche’s US tour will culminate in a gig at the music industry convention South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Together with such acclaimed Norwegian bands as Madrugada, We and Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band, Sondre contributes to a strong Norwegian Texan presence.
Read Rolling Stone’s Sondre Lerche review here.
Read what New York Press thinks of Lerche here.
Sondre Lerche’s albums are released in the US by Virgin subsidiary Astralwerks.
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