Noise-Rock/No-Wave band from Oslo, Norway, consisting of Vidar Evensen, Linn Nystadnes and Åse Røyset.
Starting 2013, the band is releasing a series of singles. It was kicked off with nothing less than a flexi disc double poster magazine, followed by Skool’s In, a 12” maxi single.
Before this, without releasing as much as a single, the band toured extensively, including Roskilde (DK), Øya (NO), Way Out West (SE), Iceland Airwaves (ICE) and Eurosonic (NL), supporting bands as diverse as Battles, Melt-Banana and Vivian Girls and were invited on tour with both Sleigh Bells (US), Trentemøller (DK) and The Dillinger Escape Plan (US).
After finally shaking their saying-yes syndrome they took a pause from gigging, to capture what’s been called "pelvic noise sludge" on tape.
Deathcrush's ongoing single-series playfully mixes hip hop, pop, trash metal and noise-rock. Recorded by Jørgen Træen (Datarock, Annie) or Billy Anderson (Swans, Melvins), and mixed by Jørgen Træen and the band's own Linn Nystadnes the singles manifests their sly, catchy sound; what John Robb called "a stunning and effective dissemination of the New York sassy cool trash aesthetic into a new century and with their own vital slant".
In 2014 the band released Lesson #16 for Beatmaster V / Fun, with a music video that won Best Music Video at the prestigous Atlanta Film Festival, in addition to screenings at festivals in Norway, Berlin, Puerto Rico and was nominated for Best Music Viceo SXSW, alongside Diplo and MGMT.Order vinyl
Sweat, battery acid energy and gritty guitars — The trio delivers energy as if all members just ate AA batteries and turn the whole crowd electric. Deathcrush is without a doubt a band you will hear more from in the future.
Deathcrush are one of the coolest bands I've ever seen... they have created riot music for the 21st century. (...) Watch out South By South West. You are Tokyo. Deathcrush are Godzilla.
John Doran, The Quietus (UK)
Two outrageously sexy tigresses with guitars – the coolest band around at this point in time.
Le Monde (FR)
Norwegian trio Deathcrush are the day’s greatest thrill, with front women Åse Røyset and Linn Nystadnes channelling Kim Gordon at her nastiest over drummer Andreas Larssen’s Helmet nodding ballast.
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