Release: Heads up: Thomas Dybdahl albumaankondiging + tourdata + video

Thomas_Dybdahl These Things is het achtste studioalbum van de Noorse artiest Thomas Dybdahl. Dit album is het resultaat van een bijzondere samenwerking tussen Dybdahl, Grammy winnend producent Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Tracy Chapman) en een handvol legendarische sessiemuzikanten. In slechts drie dagen tijd namen ze alle tracks op in de beroemde Sunset Sounds Studio's.
Een vlijmscherpe productie, groovende drums en zwoele gitaren afgetopt met de dromerige vocalen van Thomas Dybdahl. Een album van pure klasse en kwaliteit waarop de chemie tussen alle muzikanten duidelijk voelbaar is. Luister alvast naar de singles Can I Have It All en Look At What We've Done. All These Things verschijnt op 12 oktober via V2 Records.

Thomas Dybdahl over de samenwerking met Larry Klein:

'Larry en ik hadden al een tijdje contact over het opnemen van een album op de ouderwetse manier. De beste sessiemuzikanten, de beste locatie, goede liedjes en een super strak schema, zodat we de tijd optimaal moesten benutten en onze instincten moesten vertrouwen zonder dat we teveel over konden doen.'

Het album bevat een aantal legendarische sessiemuzikanten met een discografie die lang genoeg is om een encyclopedie te vullen. James Gadson (drums voor Temptations, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye), Dean Parks (gitaar voor Elton John, Crosby & Nash, Madonna), Patrick Warren (toetsen voor Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift, Chris Cornell), Dan Lutz (basgitaar voor Michael Bublé), Brian MacLeod (drums) en David Baerwald (gitaar) vormen de basisband op het album.

'Niet iedereen heeft het voorrecht om met legendes als deze de studio in te gaan en het een werkdag te noemen. Ik moest mezelf af en toe knijpen en mezelf focussen om erbij te blijven en te genieten.'

In februari 2019 gaat Thomas Dybdahl op tour door Europa, waarbij hij ook Nederland aandoet:

11.02 | Nochtspeicher, Hamburg
12.02 | Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
14.02 | Union Chapel, London
15.02 | Café de la Danse, Paris
17.02 | Artheater, Cologne
18.02 | Rotonde Botanique, Brussels
19.02 | Frannz Club, Berlin
21.02 | Nalen Klubb, Stockholm

When the 19-year-old Norwegian Thomas Dybdahl released his two first EPs “Bird” & “John Wayne” in

2000-2001 he appeared as nothing but a small blip on the musical radar in Norway. With a dogmatic one-
microphone-only approach, a soulful tenor voice, an intimate acoustic sound and good songs he soon found

his way onto the airwaves in Norway. What followed was a slew of great reviews, awards and eventually a
growing fan base all over the world.

When “Stray Dogs” was released in 2003, fellow Norwegians started
referring to him as one of their most prized artist and singers. They have
continued to do so even know 16 years after his debut and about to
release his 8th solo album.

In addition to being a solo artist, Thomas Dybdahl has made a career
composing for film and theatre. For his first score he received the Norwegian
“Amanda” award, the highest honour for a film composer.

Thomas Dybdahl has also worked as a producer, songwriter and as
a front man in the band The National Bank, as well as guesting with
other acts ranging from Morcheeba to French singer Melanie Pain,
all the way to folk icon Judy Collins.

Having the status as a musician’s musician, he was quickly discovered by other artist like Elvis
Costello, Jamie Cullum and taste makers like LA’s indie radio station KCRW and one of his early
fans was Grammy award winning music producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock,
Tracy Chapman). The two worked together on Thomas’ 2013 album “What’s Left Is Forever”,
which was nominated for a Grammy the following year and the two have now embarked on yet
another collaboration.


“Larry and I had talked for a while about making an album again
in a proper old school way. The best session musicians, the best
live room, good songs and a super tight schedule so we would be
pressed for time and have to trust our instincts without being able
to redo too much. This album was therefore recorded in Sunset
Sound in the course of 3 very busy days/nights and was a reaction
to my previous album in many ways. My previous album was more
focused on the production itself and on the sonic aspect. This one
was all about raw energy and being able to capture the spirit of
what was happening between the musicians. I’m very proud of the
record and can’t wait to show it to the world!”

The album features a stellar cast of musicians with a discography
long enough to fill an encyclopaedia, as Larry brought in the
absolute best to fit theses 9 new songs. James Gadson (drums),
Dean Parks (guitars), Patrick Warren (keys), Dan Lutz (bass), Brian
MacLeod (drums) and David Baerwald (guitar) comprise the main
band on the record.

“Not everyone has the privilege of going into the studio with
legends like these and call it going to work. I had to pinch myself
every now and then and tell myself to be in the moment and to
In addition to the main band, Thomas is also joined by one of the
brightest new stars on the Americana/folk scene, Lera Lynn, for the
duet “When I Go”.

“Ever since her enigmatic and super moody performances in the
dive bar scenes in True Detective I have been a fan. Working with
her was a treat, what a singer and songwriter she is!”