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Norway, Bylarm, Spain, live video & a remix

The Norwegian release of the album went very well. The reviews of the album were pretty great and K.I. & T.F.M. have played a bunch of live shows for smiling audiences.

K.I. & T.F.M. will play two shows during By:larm this year.
The first will be on Sellout! Music’s labelnight at Revolver the 16th along
with Hiawata and Munn til Munn Metoden. This show will be a solo-show, without the Freedom Machines.

The second will be at Rockefeller on the 19th at 22.30.
This will be a full band show.

These shows will be great, so don’t miss out!

The album will be out shortly through Rock Indiana Records in Spain, and it will be followed up with a tour this spring.

More info on that later.

Here’s a clip from an in-store concert at Big Dipper in Oslo that was done to celebrate the red vinyl release of the album.

And here’s an acoustic clip from a radioshow at Radio Nova.

Kenneth Ishak & the Freedom Machines – Bottom of the Valley from Radio Nova on Vimeo.


Here’s a nice remix done by Torkelsen (Munn til Munn Metoden) who also plays keyboards/samples in the Freedom Machines now and then.

Feel free to download it and share it with your friends.

Album out in Norway now

The new album is out in Norway on CD/Digital format- it will also be out on 180 gram red vinyl up here on november 20th.

First up we will be playing two songs – Across the ice and Bottom of the valley and do an inteview live on Radioselskapet/NRK P2 on tues Nov 11:00-12.

More action/shows are in the works for the coming months.

Seems people have been checking out the new rec, takk!

Summer update

“you lived in a world of your own” can be heard on  Radio P3 Norway and is also available for download and streaming on iTunes, Spotify and Myspace.

I visited Popsalongen on Radio P3 last week without the boys where i performed ” you lived..” and did a cover of Robyn’s latest hit ” dancing on my own”, it was fun- you can listen the performance here.

Thanks to those who came to the shows we just did in Japan. We played mostly songs from the upcoming record and i was joined most nights by David Torch on drums, Masa on synths/noise, Kojo and Gen on percussion and Like Acid on keys. Highlight was definitely playing the Utabe Music festival at night by a huge lake where the audience were standing in the forest with surrounded by hundreds of candle lights, creepy but cool. joined us in a wooden boat in the Oslo fjord last week to film a performance of “you lived..”
The performance features the oh so talented singer Thea Glenton Raknes of Norma Sass singing with me, Kalua playing the violin and Stian playing percussion. You can see the video here.

‘You lived in a world of your own’ out now!

The new single ‘You lived in a world of your own’ is available at iTunes and lots of other places today.

If you want to hear it before you buy it, then you can stream it below.

You Lived In A World Of Your Own by kennethishak

Japan tour

More live shows have been added to Kenneth’s trip to Japan. Check out the live section.

Øya Festival, Japan and a release party.

There’s been booked three shows this summer, and they’re all quite special.

First up is the releaseparty for ‘You lived in a world of your own’ at Internasjonalen here in Oslo on the 22.nd of June. A few days later there’s a festival show in Japan at Utarube Rainbow Camp Festival. And in August Kenneth Ishak & The Freedom Machines will play at the great Øya Festival here in Oslo. Other acts include Iggy & The Stooges, Pavement, Motorpsycho, Flaming Lips, Air, Field Music and many others.

All dates are posted in the live-section of this website.

New album and New single

The new album Kenneth Ishak & The Freedom Machines will be released some time this fall.

The first single ‘You lived in a world of your own’ has been playlisted here in Norway on Radio P3, and it will be released digitally on two seperate dates; first on the 22.nd of june through Platekompaniet and WiMP, and then on the 1st. of July everywhere else.

You can see the single’s artwork below:

The album was recorded the last month of 2008,  2009 and early 2010 with help from Bent Sæther and Jörgen Wall. The Sounds were captured in Giske, Oslo, Stockholm and New York, and the whole thing mixed by Nille Perned in Stockholm.

New website has gone through a facelift that will make it easier to update, which’ll lead to more frequent updates.

Not everything is 100% finished yet, but it will be soon.