Need To Know: Katzenjammer

7.28.2010

By Noah Michelson

Katzenjammer is a wonderfully bewildering, joyous band that hails from Norway. Anne Marit Bergheim, Marianne Sveen, Solveig Heilo and Turid Jørgensen take turns playing 29 instruments (and I wouldn't be surprised if they had added more to their roster since I met them a few weeks ago) to create a riotous mix of pop, gypsy folk, blue grass, and rock all topped off with a heavy helping of madcap circusy moments.

The band recently stopped by the Out studio to chat about their love of bizarre instruments, the difference in reactions from fans from different parts of the world, and why being an all-women band has its advantages:

Afterward, they played "Ain't No Thing," -- our first full band soundcheck in the Out studio -- and one of my all-time favorites. I really didn't know what to expect from these women, but they put on one hell of show and it looked like they had one hell of a time doing it:

For more info on Katzenjammer, as well as tour dates, check out their official website. You'll be happy you did -- and you can thank me later.

-- NOAH MICHELSON

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