The Megaphonic Thrift

The music scene of the idyllic city on the west coast of Norway is perhaps the most renowned in all of Scandinavia, having given birth to bands like
Royksopp, Datarock, Casiokids, Kings Of Convenience and Ida Maria.

The Megaphonic Thrift mix equal parts of noise and harmony for their music, best described as noisepop with shoegaze elements. Their premier references are acts like Sonic Youth, Built To Spill,
Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices and My Bloody Valentine. They have built their reputation through sensational concerts as noted by RCRDLBL among others: “I stood near the front with a huge smile, the wash of music making me feel like my face was being blown back. It was definitely the loudest and one of the most exciting things I’d seen in Oslo”.

2009 have seen them sign to Deadly Records. Acid Blues will be released as a digital single this summer and an EP will follow in September. They will be touring internationally this summer and fall.

As ex-Modular executive Phil Hutcheon says:“I love them. I love their energy, their sound and how Acid Blues sparks life into any room. They have heart and it comes across in the songs. The whole Deadly team is excited to spread their sound around the world”.

Richard Myklebust: Guitar and vocals
Njaal Clementsen: Guitar
Linn Froekedal: Bass and vocals
Fredrik Vogsborg: Drums

Acid Blues/Mad Mary – 7’‘ on Sounds Gold Records (2008)

Upcoming releases:
Acid Blues – digital single on Deadly Records (June 2009)
Untitled EP – Deadly Records (September 2009)


The Megaphonic Thrift is based in Bergen, Norway and comprises Richard Myklebust of Stereo21, Linn Frokedal and Njaal Clementsen both of post-kraut rockers The Low Frequency In Stereo and Fredrik Vogsborg of Casiokids/Syme.