23 February 2010

Norway's Very Own William Hut Strums a Path to Austin, TX for SXSW 2010

Rare is it that a musician with such a cultured and refined variety of interweaving influences find their way to the U.S. William Hut, a true Norwegian star, has a smooth, lush, heartwarming sound that echoes the songwriting prowess of Rufus Wainwright and James Blunt. He is praised internationally for his work with Norwegian Grammy winners Poor Rich Ones, and received rave reviews for his five solo albums, The genre-dipping pop sound of William Hut is sure to stop listeners dead in their tracks. His first to hit the scene, Road Star Doolittle, was placed on Rolling Stone critic Rob O’Connor’s list of top 10 albums released in the U.S. in 2003. Versus the End of Fashion Park, his following LP, produced two radio hits in Norway and was described by Uncut Magazine as, “...warmly sad, high on heartbreak...[a] wintry classic.” Hut’s third album Days to Remember earned him a Grammy nomination in his native Norway, and his fourth album Nightfall sold more than 30,000 copies.

William Hut’s sound ringing from his fifth album, Silent Hum, has an instrumentation unlike any other that consists of grinding organs, military-style drumming, a horn section influenced by Chicago’s older days, and an electro-acoustic blend of folk guitars. Thanks to the heartfelt songwriting of Hut and his production masterminds, Bjørn Bunes and Mark Nevers, the result is a lush, organic blend of heartfelt Pop, Rock, and Americana.

Hut now looks toward the stars of Austin, Texas in preparation of his upcoming appearance at the annual South by Southwest festival. Be sure to stay tuned for more info on this event that will change the way America hears Norwegian-infused Americana.
Silent Hum is now available on iTunes and Platekompaniet.
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