by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Razika - Eg Vetsje (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Razika - Nytt Pa Nytt (MP3)

Razika

Norway's Razika make their U.S. live debut this Friday at Cameo Gallery. The band's debut album, Program 91, came out in August on Small Town Supersound and is a pretty charming 34-minute listen.

Childhood friends since they were six years old, the band formed in 2005 when the four girls were just 14 and began as a pop-punk band until they discovered reggae. These days, Razika draw comparisons to 2-Tone and Lilliput/Kleenex and you might even hear a little of Camper Van Beethoven's balalaika ska in there too. You can download two tracks from Program 81 at the top of this post -- "Eg Vetsje" is particularly stick-in-your-head catchy.

The band are here in NYC shooting a video and go back to Bergen after the Cameo show so it's you're only chance to see them for now. Razika share the bill with Ski Lodge (Smiths-y indiepop) and the laptop soul of Brooklyn-via-New-Zealand artist Lips.

Video below...

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Razika - Eg Vetsje