MEER are an 8-piece alternative progressive pop orchestra from Norway. Their trademarks are a massive sound, fabulous melodies and awesome vocal harmonies. In addition, the listener can always expect quite a few surprises.
MEER started out as a duo in Hamar, Norway in 2008, and since then the duo has expanded considerably to become what it is today: an eight-piece eclectic collective whose music is a mix of orchestral pop, classical music and progressive rock. With their grandiose string arrangements and polyphonic vocals, MEER’s sound is far from minimalistic and flows in seemingly constant motion.
Today’s line-up comprises siblings Johanne and Knut Kippersund on vocals, Eivind
Stremstad on guitar, Asa Ree on violin, Ingvild Nordstoga Eide on viola, Ole Giestel on piano, Morten Strypet on bass and Mats Lillehaug on drums.
The first self-titled album was released in 2016 and received a positive feedback from fans and music press. MEER have released their second album Playing House to critical acclaim in January of 2021, and are now more than ready to go out into the world to play.
Sonic Perspectives said about Playing House: “When you discover a new favorite band, you want to shout their name from the rooftops.”
Prog Magazine: “Almost irritatingly gorgeous from start to finish”
Powerplay Magazine: “Enchanting and anodyne in equal meassure, Playing House is an alluring work of pure genius”
Currently the band is finishing a new album.
If you like your progressive rock to be symphonic, orchestral, melodic, catchy and with lots of energetic spurs, you should enjoy a MEER concert.
They will perform on Sunday, 21 July 2024 during the Final Night Of The Prog Festival on the Loreley!
Tickets for the Final Night Of The Prog Festival 2024 are available in the WiV Ticket Shop.