Fronted by Magnus Grilstad, Heimatt approaches indie rock through vibe of traditional English folk with its predominantly acoustic arrangements and a violin that offers not only colorful harmonies but sometimes erie textures as well. Grilstad’s throaty vocals have a deep, sensitive resonance and occasionally shade into an American country twang. Their debut EP, To The Mountain, released in February, is energetic in spite of fact that the lyrics betray a pretty constant sadness. With a majority of their tunes being upbeat, however, there is a perfect foil to all of that melancholia, or at least there’s a sense of catharsis. The band arrived at the Black Tornado Studio on a sunny spring afternoon to perform their tracks, ‘Everyone’s A Sinner’, ‘Nordic Tales’ and ‘Comforting Love’.
Catch Heimiatt on the Roskilde Rising stage, Monday 30th June at 14:00.