Band of the Day: White Tundra

Everyone goes on about how great Norway is. In fairness, I’ve been there and it’s pretty special. A good music scene, too, creating the likes of White Tundra…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We are based in Trondheim.

How did you meet?

Ola and Steven after Steven moved to Norway from Germany, then Leo came in on guitar later on after we requested a new guitarist.

How long have you been playing as a band?

White Tundra started in 2016.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?


What are your influences?

Black Sabbath (of course), Kyuss, Witchcraft, Skraekoedlan among others.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

With our base in stoner rock, we try to blend it with dark moods as well as catchy melodies. We are always inspired by the old classic riffs, and we love to sneak in a reference or two in our songs. That being said, we are working every day to try make our own sound and style clearer and better.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

We mainly write about typical problems and challenges we all meet every day.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

We have played two shows this year with our new line up. We try to hit the audience in the face immediately, and deliver energetic and intense concerts.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

It has to be seeing John Garcia fronting Kyuss Lives performing their Kyuss classics. Someday we might do a cover of one of them!

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

We play Gibson and ESP guitars, Sonor drums and Paiste cymbals.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

Our Graveyard Blues EP!

What are your plans for 2020?

We are in the middle of promoting our EP, and hope to continue playing gigs throughout the year, and are planning a tour with our friends in Electric Sheriff.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

We would love to support Skraeckoedlan, and to open for us we choose Through the Canopy, which is a brilliant band we share rehearsal space with.

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