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Norway's Pom poko make quite an impact on the edgy post-punk meets pop of "Jazz Baby"

21 November 2016, 11:00 | Written by Andrew Hannah
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It's hard to find much information about Trondheim's Pom poko. Partly down to the four-piece being relatively new, partly due to them sharing a name with a Studio Ghibli film.

The band are Martin Miguel Almagro Tonne, Ola Djupvik, Jonas Krøvel and Ragnhild Fangel Jamtveit and they've got two tracks to their name. First release "Birthday" is a clattering jam punctuated with singer Ragnhild Fangel Jamtveit's sing-song vocals which are sweetly vicious in their delivery.

Even better is second track "Jazz Baby". Beginning with terrific scratchy post-punk guitars, the song is immediately filled with an addicitve energy, added to by frenetic drumming. Jamtveit adds a cool, self-depricating vocal, singing "don't return my calls / it's never interesting what I have to say. / please ignore me if you ever see me" and the whole thing is just glorious. Instantly brilliant, engaging...and hopefully a band who have a lot more up their sleeve.

"Jazz Baby" is availble to listen to now, and Pom poko will play Trondheim Calling on 2 - 4 February 2017.
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