Cultural Lunch: Darling West
Welcome to the last Cultural Lunch event this semester. We are thrilled to present one of Norway's best bands; the fabulous and critically-acclaimed Darling West!
Photo: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen
Join us for an outdoor picnic, accompanied by soulful country music, at the last cultural lunch event this semester at UiO.
11:30 Barbeque. Food and drinks for purchase
12:00 Cultural programme starts
12:15 Concert with Darling West
About the band
Darling West experienced a spectacular breakthrough in their musical career after the release of their second album, «Vinyl and a Heartache» in 2016. They were awarded a Norwegian Spellemann award (equivalent of Grammy), listed on Norway’s biggest radio channels and appeared on the Top 100 Country charts in the US.
They have played shows all over the world – among the highlights are several of Norway’s biggest festivals, SXSW in Texas, Americanafest in Nashville, a tour with Sam Outlaw and a support slot for Lucinda Williams. Those are many highlights. They have also had more than three million plays on Spotify, appearing in several influential playlists.
Always ambitious and restless, the band didn’t rest on their acquired laurels. Contrarily, they headed straight into the studio to record the follow-up to «Vinyl and a Heartache». Darling West’s third album, the self-produced «While I Was Asleep», contains ten new songs, and will be out February 16th, 2018.
Although they have added drums, the band stays true to their sound and still plays the sweet americana/country/folk they are known for. Moreover, the new album demonstrates a revitalized Darling West, with more drive in the music and even catchier melodies than before.
The Cultural Lunch scheme at UiO is a weekly culture event aimed at students and employees at the university. The events are always free of charge and open to the general public.
The Cultural Lunch events are usually held on a Friday around 12 noon. Every week the Cultural Lunch visits a different building at the UiO, giving our students and employees at the different UiO faculties a chance to experience a cultural event during their lunch break.