Johansen, Håkon Møller and Sturla Hinze. Within a year the band had been embraced by P3 Urørt, invited to play at the Norwegian Wood festival, played as a support band for Kråkesølv and all over the country. In September 2010 the band went into the studio to record their first full length album, at first glance a festive and friendly singalong affair, though shot through with serious undertones. After being invited to record a track for the charity compilation album "Hjertestups" in aid of the Tyrili Foundation in 2010 along with Norwegian greats like Bigbang, Dum Dum Boys, and Sivert Høyem, their song "Drunken Promises" was listed on P3 national radio, and the band visited Popsalongen where they performed a brilliant version of Lykke Li's hit "Get Some" which can be heard on the band's website.
In addition to the excellent reception of the band's recorded material the band has had a reputation as a great live act since the beginning and have developed a warm relationship with a loyal fan base that shows up at concert after concert. "Lifting Ships" is an album written about the band's inception back in the hazy days of Brazil and the characters that inspired them to make music, the challenges of moving to Norway and the sustenance they found in their new home. Casa Murilo have been very well received by Oslo's pop scene, and this album shows that they can't be easily compared with any other Oslo band. The album was recorded in at Six Feet Over Recording Studios and produced by Sjur Lyseid. "Lifting Ships" is released on Spoon Train Audio / Tuba on the 4th March 2011. In 2012, Casa Murilo are well on their way to building a loyal and enthusiastic fan base in Norway, something they proved at the Scandinavian showcase-festival By:Larm, held in Oslo, playing to a crowd of 1000+ in February 2012.
Musikknyheter.no wrote of their debut, ”Lifting Ships” (released 2011) that it contained ”wonderful, pop-rock songs, to be both loved and adored”. This charm is also evident whenever they play live and we are sure that they will deliver a fantastic atmosphere when they play on the main stage at Norway’s biggest festival ”Øya” on August 9th 2012, where after a rapturous gig in 2011 they were labelled ”The Best Band In Norway” by music magazine Plan B. Those lucky enough to watch them are in for a joyous musical experience of the highest class. The band was started by two Englishmen who, via two Norwegian girls they met in Brazil, miraculously found themselves in Oslo, Norway in 2008.
The 6 man, eclectic band quickly created a buzz on the indie underground scene for their catchy songs and energetic show and, with their first ever single playlisted on the country’s biggest radio station ”P3”, their reputation has only grown. They have won fans at festivals and clubs all over the country for the last 3 years. Now is the time for them to charm music lovers all over Europe. At the moment they are hard at work on their second album, to be released by Sony Music Entertainment Norway AS in Autumn 2012. Follow the boys at http://www.facebook.com/casamurilo http://www.twitter.com/casamurilo http://www.casamurilo.com Read more on Last.fm.
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