Neon Ion, award-winning vocalist Natalie Sandtorv's new project, blazes its trail from the heart of the ever-dynamic Norwegian music scene.
Natalie Sandtorv has already established herself as quite the stand-out artiste, and now presents to the world a neon-shimmering group with soulful beats and hyper-elastic genre-bending skills.
After living in Berlin and Copenhagen for the past 4 years, touring Europe with other projects, and working as a songwriter in L.A., she has now moved back to Norway and releases "Heart Echoes", a brand new album filled with fresh perspectives on familiar grooves, and new and unique blends of sonic colours, produced by Erlend Mokkelbost (Eberson, Mari Boine, Mosambique, etc). They have spent the past year recording and producing the album in Italy and Norway.
The music is a type of pop that is new to Norway, with Sandtorv's agile and luscious vocals riding a wave of retro-RnB expression, where Thundercat meets Little Dragon, and it radiates quality and creative abundance.
Natalie really chose from the top shelf when she assmbled the band:
Keyboard-player Martin Vinje (Sigrid), Henrik Lødøen on drums, and bassist Kristian Jacobsen (both known from Rohey and Mosambique).
She has gained fantastic reviews for her live performances in the past and has been named by several international media outlets as "one to watch", including NME, The Line Of Best Fit, and Gaffa.