- THE AFGHAN WHIGS
Great concert! Best performance so far @ Øya 2012. They still have a lot to prove. Greg Dulli has a soulful rock voice & nice stage present. But I feel this is first and foremost a great band.. the total is greater than the sum of it’s parts.
Best Songs: City Solei, Debonair, 66 & Gentlemen
- ST. VINCENT
I did not know what to expect from St. Vincent.. did not do my homework.. only listened briefly to her/their last record… and did not like it that much.
The Concert was very positive experience… it was intense, focused & rock solid. I liked the songs far better live than the studio versions…. Annie Erin Clark even reminded me a bit about PJ Harvey
Hallgeir: I really looked forward to see them, and I was not disappointed, great concert!
- CASA MURILO
Must be one of the best kept secrets in the pop world, what a revelation! Warm pop, good melodies and done with heart, just lovely and I’m really looking forward to their new album this autumn. They debuted a new song to Oslo, it was very nice, and I mean that in the best possible way.
Good band, solid performance… but too heavy for me.. 6 songs was enough… over to Hallgeir “Metal” Olsen:
Hallgeir: Not too heavy at all! A great hardrock band (with a bit prog thrown in). Good solid concert from one of the very few “metal” bands that I can stand.
- BILLY BRAGG
We got what was expected. Always in need to “preach”.. waging a war against cynicism.. but that’s his “calling”. And he is good at it. Solid performance.
- JONAS ALASKA
Nice enough.. but rather boring.
- FRANK OCEAN
20min late.. and left after only 4 (good) songs. It was announced from the stage that he was sick…
I feel he should have have shown the audience some respect and at start up declared something like: “Sorry I’m late.. I don’t feel well.. but I’ll do my best..”. Frankly – Frank – this felt a bit “fishy”.
-Egil & Hallgeir @ Øyafestivalen 2012