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Hilma Nikolaisen quotes and impressions

November 21st, 2016
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Hilma Nikolaisen’s debut album “Puzzler” is getting great international attention! The album will be released through Fysisk Format on december 2nd.

International press:

“As the bass player in Serena-Maneesh, Nikolaisen is not stranger to walls of dreamy distortion and layered drone, but her solo debut follows a more easy-swinging melodic path, strewn with hooks.”  –Uncut

“Hermitage takes a traditional indie-pop formula and twists it around to push forward Nikolaisen’s ideas about human nature. The result is a guitar riff that’s somehow loose but rigid, intriguing lyrics and a few surprising flourishes just waiting to be discovered.”God Is In The TV

“Rich and layered like the best dreams, but also disorientating and intruingly just out of reach.
This album is a dreamy psych pop thing of beauty.”The Underground Of Happiness

” ‘Hermitage’, the opening track of this solo debut, is a wondrous thing, a sublime slice of expansive guitar pop, punched along by her stalking bassline” – The Independent (4/6)

“An intriguing and accomplished debut”Narc magazine

“This overdue solo debut finds her with a firm grasp of noise rock dynamics, as you might expect, but also allows her the opportunity to explore her own strain of lysergic dream pop.” –Prog

“With vast influences, from the irresistible elements of 60s pop, to the resurgent force of psychedelia of late, it’s clear that Nikolaisen is searching for a fine balance between vintage and trent-setter.” –Get Into This

Norwegian press:

“Nikolaisen gjør rock’n’roll med den nesten arrogante selvsikkerheten som fører til at den treffer midt i blinken.” – Dagsavisen (5/6)

“Det er lett å like Puzzlers elegante indiepop-estetikk og kule fremtoning” – Morgenbladet

“Aller mest er ‘Puzzler’ en fin fortsettelse og en god begynnelse for en artist som alt har gitt oss mange fine øyeblikk” -KLASSEKAMPEN (4.5/6)

“Det er ingen overdrivelse å si at albumet framstår som en ny topp i Nikolaisen-familiens fantastiske musikalske produksjon.” –Tidal (Månedens album)

“Hilma Nikolaisens debutalbum har latt vente på seg. Det var verdt ventingen.”Vårt Land

“Et svært tilfredstillende bristepunkt mellom den pene popen og den skitne rocken” -Natt&Dag

Ukas norske albumNorsk på Spotify

Månedens albumTidal

Stavanger Aftenblad (5/6)

Fedrelandsvennen (4/6)