Palace of Pleasure made their debut on the Norwegian electronica scene in 1996, and have released six albums. Both Emperor Norton (1997) and Popaganda (1999) was rewarded with Norwegian Grammy Awards for best dance albums.
The band have also released a handfull of singles and EP’s, produced remixes, and have contributed to several compilations, such as Nicolette: DJ-kicks and Sunday Best vol. 3.
Palace of Pleasure have toured in Norway and Europe numerously, and played the major Scandinavian festivals, including Roskildefestivalen, Quartfestivalen and Øyafestivalen. Dubby electronica is often a fitting description of the bands sound, but Palace of Pleasure are inspired by lots of styles and genres.
Palace of Pleasure have also produced music for television, cooperated with performance artists and theatre groups, and written text and music for a children’s sci-fi radio drama.
The band consists of (l-r)
- Justin Newall (bass, guitar, vocal),
- Sigmund Floyd (vocal, guitar, keyboards, clarinet, melodica, percussion)
- Jørund Skaug (keyboards, vocal, bass, percussion)
- Stian Torstenson (guitar, keyboards, harmonica, melodica, percussion, flutes)
Past members and collaborators: Bjarne Larsen, Ketil Hansen, Jon Birger Wormdahl, Sjel-Jonas, MC Ubåt, Terje Engen (the drummer, not the other guy), Peder Øiseth, Susanna Calvert, Karl Strømme, Petter Hassel, Arne Løining, B9, Stein Holte, Ametri, Homa Hasan + De utvalgte.
Electricity attracts devils and demons. Other instruments attract other spirits.
- Justin Newall (bass, gitar, vokal),
- Sigmund Floyd (vokal, gitar, keyboard, klarinett, melodika)
- Jørund Skaug (keyboard, vokal, bass, perkusjon)
- Stian Torstenson (gitar, keyboard, munnspill, melodika, perkusjon, fløyter)