Vidar Norheim X Ray Eyes
VIDAR NORHEIM creates songs on his vibraphone mixed with synths, beats and vocals. He is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from Norway, now based in Liverpool.
X-Ray Eyes shows Norheim’s songwriting taking on a new lyrical maturity, as tracks journey through childhood memories, grown-up relationships and loss of family members. Introspective themes and off-kilter images nestle amongst energised beats and synth lines, paying homage to such sonic adventurers as LCD Sound System and Sufjan Stevens. X-Ray Eyes has been made in Liverpool with producer Dave Berger of Outﬁt.
2016 saw the release of solo debut EP Blind Carbon Copy on labels in Japan, Norway and the UK. He can also be seen playing with Laura J Martin and China Crisis. He plays on many sessions including Stark by Mr Chop who Kanye West sampled on Freeee in 2018.
In 2014 Vidar was named by Song:Expo as Norway’s most promising songwriter. He has toured worldwide as a founding member of Liverpool's Alt Pop unit Wave Machines with highlights including Glastonbury, SXSW and BBC Electric Proms. He has also worked extensively in a duo with song writer Lizzie Nunnery and is a frequent collaborator on her stage plays including the award winning and internationally successful, Narvik.
“…richly immersive electro-pop that's not entirely unlike The Postal Service” The Skinny
TRACK LISTING 1. X-Ray Eyes 2. Sweet in His Pocket 3. Weather Map 4. The Pink Echo 5. Floating Memory
OCT 12 - Liverpool, Smithdown Festival All Dayer, Handymans Supermarket OCT 19 - Cardiff, Acapela* OCT 20 - Bishops Cleeve, Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn* OCT 24 - Shefﬁeld, Greystones NOV 07 - Liverpool, Deep Cuts, Jacaranda Phase One NOV 12 - Shrewsbury, Henry Tudor House* NOV 13 - Shrewsbury, Henry Tudor House* DEC 12 - Liverpool, The Cavern Club* DEC 13 - Liverpool, The Cavern Club* DEC 14 - Glasgow, Òran Mór* DEC 21 - New Brighton, Floral Pavilion Theatre* *Supporting China Crisis