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Martin Hagfors/Home Groan from Norway

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A brilliant songwriter finally paints his masterpiece.


After scoring songs on dozens of albums by other artists and spearheading the bands Home Groan and HGH, Martin Hagfors has created a modern classic.


Arranged and produced by Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist and The National Bank fame, Men And Flies proves to be one of the most fruitful collaborations heard in years. Elaborately orchestrated and powerfully executed.


 


Home Groan


Scandinavia’s premier alt-country/organic-rock outfit have released their tenth album. American born singer-songwriter Martin Hagfors has honed his eclectic, catchy and lyrically unique skills to the point of perfection. Home Groan’s Hey Revolution Now! showcases a mature full fledged band that can rival anyone in creative power and musical sensibility. Hey Revolution Now! is produced by Motorpsycho’s Håkon Gebhardt and is 
augmented by one of Europe’s finest guitar players: Lars Håvard Haugen. 

Home Groan is an exceptional live band and Martin Hagfors’ solo incarnation Groan Alone has been a favorite opening act for the likes of, Richard Thompson, Lucinda Williams, Ani Di Franco and the late Elliot Smith.

Home Groan’s Martin Hagfors is a prolific song writer and his skills have been utilized by numerous artists. His recent collaboration with the Jaga Jazzist/Thomas Dybdahl off-shot: The National Bank proved to be both commercially and artistically successful cumulating in a Norwegian Grammy and the song, “Tolerate” being honoured as song of the year by BMI/ASCAP affiliate: TONO.

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"Men And Flies" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: disturbed3003 POSTED ON: 23 Oct 2011 02:04 PM

Artistic musician Martin Hagfors reveals memorable shades of ‘70’s Pop music on his excellent album, “Men And Flies.” His thought provoking lyrics weave stories of political and social concerns and he creates a soulful blend of well crafted songs. The title track, “Men And Flies,” is set to an easy flowing tone that is sung with a calm and soulful tonality. The song, “The Kernel Question,” is a beautiful song that features the charming vocals floating around the sweet sounds of the piano. “I Need To Know,” is another ballad like song that has a peaceful easy feeling. The song, “It’s A Cinch,” has a psychedelic tonality that catches your ears with an engaging ambiance and is richly textured and well orchestrated. Fans of 1970’s Pop music will find the terrific CD, “Men And Flies,” a fresh and original blast from the past and thoroughly enjoyable.div>-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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New Blast! Martin Hagfors: Men and Flies
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 17 Oct 2011 11:10 AM

Martin Hagfors: Men and Flies
Indie songwriting at its finest. Elaborately orchestrated and powerfully executed. Hagfors does a fantastic job with this record both in his eloquent lyrics and in melodic strength. Produced & arranged by Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist.
Genre: Pop: 70's Pop
Release Date: 2010



Martin Hagfors is on Itunes!
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 06 Sep 2009 02:39 PM

RadioIndy is pleased to announced that we have published our CD music Review to iTunes.com.

 

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Radioindy has published Martin Hagfors/Home Groan review to YouTube.com.
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 26 Jul 2009 12:28 AM

Radioindy is pleased to announce that we have published our CD Review for Martin Hagfors/Home Groan to YouTube.com.

 

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"Men and Flies" by Martin Hagfors (Rock Artist from Norway)
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 12 May 2009 04:21 PM

RadioIndy is pleased to present Martin Hagfors with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Men and Flies"

“Men and Flies” Martin Hagfors latest effort, is Indie songwriting at its finest. Hagfors does a fantastic job with this record both in his eloquent lyrics and in the choice instrumentation on every song. The first track off the album, “Appetite” features a beautiful staccato string arrangement and a vocal approach similar to the Indie master himself, Elliot Smith. Another great selection on “Men and Flies” is the song “Tattooed on My Eyes.” This song has that element of fusing both old and new rock sounds with an end result of something between The Band and Ryan Adams. Hagfors really does an outstanding job on this CD and is a real hidden gem amongst his musical peers.

-Shaun and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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RadioIndy Present the New Release: Men and Flies (Rock)
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 01 Mar 2009 11:38 AM

RadioIndy Present the New Release: Men and Flies

 

by Martin Hagfors

http://www.radioindy.com/new_releases_all.php

 




"Men and Flies" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 08 Feb 2009 06:26 PM

“Men and Flies” Martin Hagfors latest effort, is Indie songwriting at its finest. Hagfors does a fantastic job with this record both in his eloquent lyrics and in the choice instrumentation on every song. The first track off the album, “Appetite” features a beautiful staccato string arrangement and a vocal approach similar to the Indie master himself, Elliot Smith. Another great selection on “Men and Flies” is the song “Tattooed on My Eyes.” This song has that element of fusing both old and new rock sounds with an end result of something between The Band and Ryan Adams. Hagfors really does an outstanding job on this CD and is a real hidden gem amongst his musical peers.

-Shaun and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Martin Hagfors on Amazon!
POSTED BY: Babbbullon POSTED ON: 01 Mar 2009 11:35 AM

 

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"Hey Revolution Now!" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 10 Sep 2008 11:03 AM
“Hey Revolution Now!” is an excellent alt-country/folk rock album from Norwegian outfit Home Groan. This is the tenth release from singer/songwriter Martin Hagfors' band, and the toe-tapping Americana and folk arrangements and eclectic lyrics highlight Home Groan's musical maturity. Though occasionally coupled with an excellent female vocalist, Hagfors is the lead vocalist and, true to the fusion of genres, sounds like a mixture of Tom Petty, The Weakerthans, and Wilco. The song titles infer a certain witty humor in the lyrics and do not disappoint. Showing his musical maturity, Hagfors is capable of juxtaposing the humorous with the serious, from biting heads off of microphones to falling off a cliff at Big Sur. “Hey Revolution Now!” is well-recorded with an overall sound great for the genres. “Jfk Loved Volvos Too” is a well-composed acoustic song about Hagfors' 1961 Volvo with a humorous chorus and great male/female duo vocals. “Bring You Back With a Song” is a sadder love song and a ballad of sorts with great hopeful lyrics. The title track, “Hey Revolution Now!” follows this up with a fun political track with the group chorus, “Hey revolution now/ Make peace with the holy cow.” With “Hey Revolution Now!” Home Groan has crafted an excellent, musically mature album with intelligent, memorable lyrics and wonderful backing arrangements. Fans of alt-country and folk rock, pick up this album now!
-Chris & the RadioIndy.com Review Team
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