Dear InterStatic fans,
It´s been a while, but recently we´ve been rehearsing some new material for a new album to be recorded later this year -2020 -looks like it will be released on RareNoise Records.Stay tuned!
As you may already know we are a jazz/prog organ guitar drums trio influenced by Miles, Zappa and Lifetime to name a few. We are based around Oslo in Norway and have played many concerts in Norway, the UK, USA, and Italy. We have had over 4000 hits on this site and need your help to make the band more well known. If you can help with suggesting venues or radio stations/internet sites that we should contact, or any ideas at all;) or If you are a promoter get in touch at powellbooking"at"gmail.com.
Live in London 17th Oct 2015
Our Latest LP/CD "ARISE"
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"Led by British-born Hammond organ powerhouse Roy Powell, Norwegian trio InterStatic are an invigorating blast of liberated instrumentalism and organised melodic chaos, their fiery blend of rippling keys, six-string fluidity and percussive oomph taking all present back to the incendiary days of jazz fusion and post-Purple pomp. The sheer joy that Powell and his colleagues - guitarist Jacob Young and drummer Jarle Vespestad - wear plastered across their faces is infectious enough, but it is the tunes themselves, ranging from mellifluos and hazy to sharp and strident, that seal the deal....This is a man - and indeed a band - that loves and lives for music, and whether showering each other with staccato sparks or locking into a lissom, lurching groove, InterStatic exude a purity of intent that will surely lead to many more beguiling performances like this one." (Review of London Jazz Festival 2013 gig, Classic Rock presents Prog, January 2014)
Live Spring 2014
InterStatic live@ Sound of Mu Oslo 2014
tirs 4. mars
tirs 8. april
tirs 13. mai
plus 7.mai mandal jazzklubb
8.mai arendal jazzklubb
22.mai bergen nattjazz festival
tirs 3. juni
live dates fall 2013
21/8 Sound of Mu Oslo
5/9 Sound of Mu Oslo
14/9 Stavern jazzklubb
20/9 Nasjonal jazzscene Oslo
31/10 Sound of Mu
13/11 Sound of Mu
20/11 london jazz festival
4/12 Sound of Mu
from our regular monthly gig @ Sound of Mu
info in Norwegian/English
InterStatic (tidligere kjent som Young/Powell/Vespestad) er et nordisk jazz/rock/psykedelisk orgel/gitar/trommer band som byr på originalskrevet orgeljazz med vakre melodier, tøffe groover og intenst samspill. Bandet består av tre av Norges fremste jazzmusikere: Jarle Vespestad og Jacob Young tilhører den nye generasjonen med norske musikere på ECM. Roy Powell (UK) er bosatt i Norge med fartstid fra den nye og kreative jazzscenen i England. Komposisjoner av Jacob Young og Roy Powell med referanser til Tony Williams Lifetime/Rypdal/Portishead.
InterStatic is the new name of Young, Powell and Vespestad. After recording Anthem, the remarkable trio moved their sound more firmly towards psychedelia and jazz-rock, without though abandoning the nordic ambient colouring of several of their early compositions.Roy Powell's use of the Hammond on InterStatic has been compared to that of swedish musician Bo Hansson and at times to that Larry Young, whilst Jacob Young's guitar playing is firmly rooted in the nordic psychedelic / minimal tradition of ECM and Jarle Vespestad's drumming originates in his involvment, as a founder, of norwegian noise stalwarts Supersilent and then Farmer's Market.
The union of these three complementary voices makes for a sound that is as intense in contrast as it is lush and dreamy, in the tradition of pictorial chiaroscuro. This is an organ/guitar trio for the 21st Century.
"Thinking man’s rock-jazz." http://somethingelsereviews.com
InterStatic Press Kit
poster in A3 format