fredag 29. juli 2011

gimme ten extras

as most of you guys know we have released ten one-minute tracks accomponied by ten videos (made by blank blank) as the micro-lp project GIMME TEN.
see more at

kai arne soot and his team directed another video for GIMME TEN-track "number one" and we are loving the result.
have a look yourself!

Ungdomskulen - Number One from Kai Arne Soot on Vimeo.

mandag 13. juni 2011


we just got back from a little tour/adventure and i thought we´d run through it with you guys!

so, we started off in oslo, playing mono café.
it was some mad tropical heat that day so the sweat poured down our handsome faces like it was no tomorrow. it was a fun gig and alot of our friends came out to see us.
life-coach/wildman erlando bastardo was cracking jokes backstage to pump us up.

that night we slept 2 hours before we left for london.
london means carrying suitcases up and down the stairs in the underground, eating shish-kebabs and sleep in stinky hotels, and we did all that and more...

when we arrived we went straight to some warehouse to do a photoshoot for IDOL Magazine, we got our faces all dolled up with powder and man-make-up and got dressed up and styled with fine clothing and so the shoot was done in the street.
afterwards we did the interview, man it took like 5 hours.

here´s frode from the future and back.

our tired asses went straight to the venue after that.
that night we played with a really cool band called civil civic, and the show was really rocking and ace!
the london-crowd is always a little awaiting, but at the end we had them all by the ponytails. the chicken-on-the-floor crew came out, as did our lovely friend andy and our pr-genious-queen sarah(the prude-free) and her friend madeleine, as well as jonny from peter and the pirates.
our penguin-dressed, partner in crime andy came out and so we borrowed alittle money from him.
after the concert-room shut down we snuck in and plugged my ipod into the mixingtable, and we ended up with a little dancefloor with about 10-15 peoples doing the most inventing dancemoves known to shoes.

an hour later we stumbled sweaty and happy out into the night and grabbed a piece of something edible before we shut eyes in our petite hotel-room/zoo dungeon.

next day we flew straight to berlin, and ended up eating pizza in kreutzberg and looking at a bunch of colorful rockabilly-types.
weather was nice and spirits were sky high.

while staying in berlin we crashed on silje and petris livingroom-floor, that´s how we like to travel, and we cannot thank them enough for their kind hospitality.

floor-owners silje and petri

that night we did´nt have a concert so we hooked up with carlos who directed the GIMME TEN-videos and some of he´s crew.
we went to this warehouseparty way out of the town, but we left soon as they were playing minimal-techno.

ungdomskulen with the GIMME TEN directors Carlos and Petri polaroid: eirik lande

next day we walked around town looking to shop, but we did´nt buy anything.
but it was nice to just stroll around and feel the concrete under our fairly hairy toes.
some of the videos were shot at a local bar called ek kneipe, and that night we had a screening of all the videos in a directors cut-styled montage at the bar. the turn-up was good and it was amazing to see all the actors and the bar the videos were shot in.
we rushed to the venue afterwards, that night we were playing a club called Magnet, the night was curated by karrera klub, which is a group of very nice and friendly people, they had alot of food and drinks and snacks and this + that lined up for us.
the gig was great and after we´d sold some merch, we brought are friends and hung out backstage.
there was no stereo there, but in the corner there was a sega megadrive tv-game so our background music was the eminent and fitting sonic the hedgehog-theme.

we left for an afterparty at silje and petris, ordered some pizza and bought some beers, and we ended up dancing til 8 clock in the morning, and literally danced into the cab taking us to the airport.


we must´ve looked like a bunch of hobos as we all fell asleep 2 min after the cabman hit the paddle, good thing he wasnt a serial killer cause we would be chanceless had he decided to drive us to the woods and cut us up like little pieces of sushi.
the rest of the day was sleeping, sleeping, sleeping with smirks big as rainbows stretched across our faces for a long time to come.
what a great time we had, thank you all!

polaroid: eirik lande ( )

mandag 2. mai 2011


As alot of you peeps already know, Ungdomskulen are releasing 10 one-minute tracks/videos over the next five weeks.
Here´s the soundcloud-file that lets you stream and download the songs, hell you can even share them on your own blog.
Every Monday and Friday til June 3rd another little song will be added. Do enjoy!

lørdag 30. april 2011

Jump for Joy!

lørdag 29. januar 2011

so long

little ones...
its been so long, but you know, blog-posts are like gnomes, they come and go.
so, heres a little update on what is going down in the land of the u to the s.
we are recording our third LP at the moment, and making some remixes, adjustments and refurbishing.its gonna be so thrilling to put this new dash of dish on the tables around the furious planet that is earth.

life is good, and we are content.
but we miss playing for you peeps, its been too long since we rocked your bar, and it is time for some a-changing.
we have some new tricks hidden up our sleeve, some new thoughts to plant in your heads, and some new secrets to whisper in your ears.

2011 is gonna be a good year for us and you, we gonna show you alittle bit of our world and vise versa.
we have decorated our studio/rehearsal-space into a tiki lounge, and soon we will take you there like a lazy breeze is taking a styrofoam-cup on a tour around the park.
keep calm, cause it will not be long til your ears will be filled with bewilderness, until then listen to the old records....


tirsdag 13. oktober 2009

Idunno Tour Post 4

hey again.

since last time we played oslo and trondheim, thats norwegian cities peeps.

at oslo we played at internasjonalen which is a pretty new and exciting venue, it was part of a thing called øya open,
which is an outbranch of øyafestival and in a week or so we are gonna play for øya in new york.
the night was really nice but nice isnt worth writing about.

then we did trondheim, we played at a venue with a mafia theme called familien, norwegian for the family, i hate the mafia,
i think its nothing glamorous about them,i can see why people dig into the aestetics but the truth is,
these people will eat your heart out in an eyeblink, anywho...
so we did this concert, and afterwards we decided to do another one in the basement with datarcok,
it was a back to back event, where all the songs blended into eachother, it was alot of fun and we have it on tape so we will post it on youtube on of these days.

that was last week so this almost the present.

check it out...

we played berlin the other night, and that was wicked, it was raining all night, so we found shelter in rock and roll.
we met up with some old friends, and nothing spectacular happend.
øyvind accidently almost ruined the power circut when he was taking down the backdrop and a beer that another band left onstage,
tipped over and beer plus electricity equals shwawwwwwcz.

then we played prague, which was really nice, again alot of norwegians came out so we invited them to dance on stage,
and boy did they dance.
earlier that day we hoped to find a classy restaurant that was really cheap, but we found a dungeon that was cheap-looking and
totally cheap-tasting, oh well...
that night we stayed in a real fancy hotel, it had crystal crown-lamps in every room, real small bathtubs and
alot of miniature bottles of different soaps and creams.
its nothing like crashing in a nice hotel room after a day of rain, dungeons and tourist traps and wet shoes.

tonight we are in brussels, we just had some snitzel and are warm and content.
in belgium they either speak french or dutch, we learned something in dutch, its probably not the right spelling but
it goes like this "schwaffel en kut mutten sammen sitten".
the show went really well, and brussels is a nice town, to those who are nice to brussels.
tomorrow we have a 9 hour drive ahead of us, so dang if theres a trafficjam.
yours truly.

søndag 11. oktober 2009

Idunno Tour Post 3

So here´s a short summary of the last days of the uk idunno tour.enjoy.

Friday we smooshed Oxford silly and hooked up with our friends dear friends in the Young Knives ensamble, the show went really smoothly and
afterwards we threw a birthday party for Øyvind at Toms and Nikki´s place, there was a proffesional balloon-figure setup taking its rounds,
it was beatles rockband rocking in the livingroom, and improv theatre sessions in the kitchen, we ended the night laying on our stomachs
drawing a big-ass painting that is going to be worth something some day, jolly good times!

Saturday we played the dance magic dance concept at bardens boudoir we had one helluva nice time
and we got to share the stage with Invasion a really good soul-metal band (!) (check em out) and the japanese outfit
screaming tea party.
We stayed at the promoters place mirah,( i might misspell it) and slept on madrasses on her and marks livingroom floor, the next day we met up with the
peeps from last night and went for a big ass breakfast, mmm-hmmm.

Sunday we played this church that they´d turned into a club in Colchester, really good acoustics and a punk-chilli-stew big enough to
feed a 100 hungry soldiers set the tone.Its a funny thing it took our own rock-show to get us into a church, halleprogjha!

Monday we played Manchester and that was nice enough, got to meet our uk number one fans debbie and claire( if only briefly) and we also hooked
up with y.k´s old crew Martin and Ben.

Tuesday and last playing-day of the tour we are in York,the place New York got it´s name from apparently.
We are waiting to soundcheck now, had some italian earlier,Lunch-special for a good price, Sugar FreeQ-Andy went for an Chinese Buffeet and lost a tooth,
no kidding.
i bought some records as well,mike oldfield tubular bells first print, rick wakemen king arthur something and a the nice record called autumn 67 spring 68, we also bought calvin klein bootleg undies at the market, they´ll probably fall off in when we need them the most.
The show in York was extremely hot and alot of fun
A bunch of norwegian students came out, and they all bought are tees, very generous.

In addition a guy called Vojta who saw us in Trutnov almost 2 years ago, came over with a setlist that he had gotten his hands on, and wanted us to sign it,
so we did, and took his picture.

So this is it, smell you later till the next time and thanks to everyone coming out, doing lights and sound and keeping things nice and perky.

Wednesday going home.