Genre-bending weirdos Troldhaugen have today announced an international release for their most recent album idio+syncrasies.
The Circus-Metal-Prog-Folk-Rock outfit from Wollongong in Australia will celebrate the album’s release on CD and digital platforms as part of the Bird’s Robe Records 10th anniversary series.
The wacky quartet have earned a loyal cult following worldwide since the release of their stunning second record “Obzkure Anekdotez for Maniakal Massez.” This was evident with the band turning to crowd-funding platforms to raise the $10,000 needed for production – and hitting their mark in just a few days.
The band have expanded their profile through tours with Alestorm, Finntroll, Twelve Foot Ninja, Toehider, Gloryhammer as well as an exclusive barnstorming performance at Germany’s Summer Breeze Festival in 2015 in front of a packed audience of several thousand.
Watch the official lyric video for the track “BMX Terminator” through the YouTube player below:
They have received unprecedented support from Australian national youth radio station triple j with their track “Viva Loa Vegas” being dubbed “a marvel of modern music” by Zan Rowe and “amazing, in so many ways” by triple j Music Director Nick Findlay. Dave Ruby Howe labelled the latest single BMX Terminator as “an aborted stage musical production of The Jungle Book scored by Primus.“
Bird’s Robe Director Mike Solo comments: “Troldhaugen are one of the most fun and creative bands I’ve ever seen or heard. They continually reinvent their sound with each new release and it’s always insanely good. I hope everyone enjoys immersing themselves in each new record as it comes, because you never know what’s coming next! Idio+syncrasies is a perfect example of this and it’s so damn good it deserves to be heard by a wider audience internationally before their next release.“
The album is out September 3, 2021 on Bird’s Robe and pre-orders are open through Bandcamp: https://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/idio-syncrasies
1. I Ordered A Taxi Driver Not A Taxidermy
2. CRISPr Me Baby One More Time
3. BMX Terminator
4. Mr Troldhaugen On Politics
6. Mambo Mambo!
7. It’s Morphine Time
8. CALLER UNKNOWN
9. Jaw Drop
10. Mannequin Checks In
11. Genome In A Bottle