Hilma Nikolaisen was previously known as being the bass player in her brother Emil’s band Serena Maneesh, where she not only contributed significantly to the expression of Emil’s musical vision, but her stage presence also made her an iconic part of the band’s visual identity.
Her debut album Puzzler was released in late 2016 and now she’s back with her second solo album Mjusic, which builds upon her debut, but utterly refined and with more attitude and immediacy.
Stream below the new album Mjusic by Norwegian musician Hilma Nikolaisen, which is out today (November 30th) via Fysisk Format.
Mjusic is produced by Hilma Nikolaisen and it was recorded in Oslo’s Taakeheimen, Malabar, Jakob Church and Blitz. Mixed by Mattias Glavå (Dungen, Broder Daniel), Nick Terry (The Libertines), Anders Bjelland (Electric Eye), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake) and Morten Øby (Leonov, The Lionheart Brothers).
Mjusic takes its title from a childhood punk band she started together with her brother Ivar in 1987, at the tender age of five. This time Ivar Nikolaisen (Kvelertak) appears on several of her songs, along with other siblings, and so the “mjusic” continues.