The 2019 Barents Spektakel Saturday Double Concert is set to be a high-energy-indie-rock-fest Kakkmaddafakka (Bergen) and SBP4 (St. Petersburg).
“We are restless. In our collective, we really strive to outdo ourselves all the time.”
Russian Wild Energy
SBP4, which unabbreviated translates to ‘The Biggest Prime Number’ in Russian, hail from St. Petersburg and have, over the years, become an indie darling of the Russian-speaking world.
Performing electronic music with groove, energy and force — but also glitches and irregularities — SPB4 avoids simple rhythms or repeating sounds, creating a conceptual odyssey that dips into many genres along the way. A colourful collage of African rhythms, hip-hop breaks, funk guitar, disco bass, female back vocals, psychedelic bridges and even dogs barking — altogether a festival of disobedience.
With band’s eighth studio album “Мы не спали, мы снились” ( “We did not sleep, we dreamed” ) they will perform for the first time in Norway. Recently, SBP4 appeared on Russia’s premier late-night show Vecherniy Urgant with one of their lead singles “Провал” ( “Failure” ). Now, the band is heading to Kirkenes to show you what they got!
Ofelas Arena, 16.02.18