They had all played together in other projects before,but wanted now to form a band based on their common roots mainly from the early seventies. In the years to come Pawnshop toured around in Norway and appeared on several compilation-albums in Europe and the States. Years of touring gave the band a good live reputation. In 1997 Pawnshop released their first album called "Broke" on Elephant Tanks.
That year they recorded a live concert for Norway's biggest radio station and made a video for "Running". Norwegian radio- and TV-stations gave Pawnshop a lot of attention and the album did well in their home country, but was never released outside Norway. In November 1999 Beard Of Stars Records releases the long awaited second album "Aloha From Saturn" world wide. Aloha got a lot of good reviews and Pawnshop finally got their place in the rock scene they deserve. The album was followed by touring Norway during 2000 and finallly they got to do a long awaited European tour in February 2001 together with Mark D (ex.
Melvins). After returning from the European tour in February 2001, Pawnshop finished the recording of their third album "Cruise-o-matic", witch was released by Beard Of Stars in March 2002. Warming up with a mini-tour in Denmark in September 2001, Pawnshop started touring Europe again together with The Mushroom River Band and The Awesome Machine in February 2002. In April and May 2003 Pawnshop toured Europe again. And for the first time as headliners and played together with Dozer from Sweden and Alix from Italy.The band spent 2003 playing festivals, did a split Norwegian tour with WE and wrote on new material. As we write March 2004 Pawnshop are planning their forth album release.
Never before has the band put so much effort in writing and planning a new release. Rumours says the new stuff is varied and heavy as ever. - We want to release new stuff that will surprise the fans in a positive way. There's no reason to just repeat ourselves, says guitarist BK.
the new album is expected to be released late 2004, followed by a new European Tour. Kick ass rock n roll... Their main influences comes from hard rock bands from the late sixties and early seventies, as well as punk and nineties bands like Soundgarden and Kyuss. Someone once said they sounded like Sex Pistols,Kiss and Black Sabbath all jamming together. Pawnshop has been compared to bands like Monster Magnet, Kyuss, Blue Cheer and Fu Manchu as well as other Scandinavian bands like Hellacopters and Backyard Babies among fans and the press, and is often described as a stoner-,retro-, scandinavian rock-, psychedelic-, desert-, cosmic-, sludge-,space-, heavy-rock,rock, whatever......band. In other words, a band that's hard to put in any category but for shure kick some serious ass!!!! Read more on Last.fm.
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