★ 2013 edition ★
An Introduction to Robert Post
Robert Post debuted with a worldwide release of his eponymous debut album in August 2005 to both commercial and critical acclaim.
“The whole of Post’s debut album glories in tunes many songwriters would kill for” Sunday Times Culture, London
In 2011 he recorded his third solo record at Ocean Sound Recordings, Giske and Velvet Recording, Spydeberg. Most of the songs were written during a two-month residency in Berlin, Germany and Céret, France late fall of 2010. The album RHETORIC SEASON ONE was released on November 4, 2011 and was by critics praised as Robert’s finest work to date.
But what a journey Robert’s been on since his debut “Robert Post” was released in 2005.
Being from the small village called Langevåg on the west coast of Norway, his first love was a drum kit. But at the age of 6, when time was there to join the local brass band, he found it too scary with all the older kids and went on to learn the trumpet. His natural talent soon flourished and once he had mastered one instrument he quickly moved onto another until he had a whole arsenal of sounds at his disposal. So far so good, we have the makings of a classic multi-instrumental singer songwriter.
Robert’s early exposure to classic pop music like The Beatles came via his Mum and Dad’s record collection – while he got into Kiss and Frank Zappa later on. Now he lists Bob Dylan, Serge Gainsbourg and John Lennon among his biggest influences.
Aided and abetted by his band mates he set about recording his debut album. Legendary producer Mike Hedges, who has produced everything from The Cure to Manic Street Preachers, cleared his schedule to record the album, and they even recorded it through the original EMI mixing desk used for Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon”.
Robert’s debut record produced the big hits Got None and There’s One Thing, which got him noticed in countries around Europe. In Italy he was on the top of the charts at number 1 for 5 weeks in January 2006. In the UK his album was “Record of the Week” on BBC Radio 2, while both singles were A-listed. In his homeland Norway and in France, Got None was one of the most played songs on the radio that year and the album has sold in excess of 80,000 copies around the world.
In 2006, Post collected two awards at the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy, “Spellemannprisen”, for Best Male Artist and Best Video (Got None).
Robert has toured the world relentlessly and has had some journey since signing his first record deal at 25. He’s also played with some of the music world’s biggest artists.
In the summer of 2005 he supported songstress Aimee Mann in the UK and Ireland. And the following months after the release of his eponymous debut he again toured the country with Texas, Natalie Imbruglia, Ray Lamontagne and Jason Mraz. He also was on the bill at Robert Redford’s “Sundance Film Festival 2006” in Park City sharing the stage with Rufus Wainwright, Imogen Heap and The Weepies.
Robert has done quite a few things since becoming a part of people’s music conscience – he’s played more than 300 shows over the last 6 years, sold out headline shows in London, Paris, Glasgow and in several cities touring Norway. He’s played at festivals in the US, UK, Ireland, mainland Europe and Norway. He’s performed on the biggest music shows and talk shows on TV in Italy, France and England like Taratata, Top of the Pops, MTV Pimp My TV’s and several shows on BBC.
In November 2008 Robert finished off his second record. He produced the record together with Rune Berg (The Margarets, Number Seven Deli). Robert and the band worked on the album at Ocean Sound Recordings, an all-analogue studio situated on the Giske Island, on the stormy shores of West Norway. The record was released on CD in Norway on August 24, 2009 and world wide through digital distribution on the same day. In support of the album release, the Disarm & Let Go Tour of 2009 saw Robert playing 24 UK shows in a month, he again played by:Larm in Oslo and toured Norway with his 6-piece band.
In preparations for recording his third studio album he toured with Katzenjammer in Germany and supported Lissie in Norway.
As a result of cancelled tour dates in Italy in August 2013, Robert decided to record a brand new album, giving himself 6 weeks to do so, and have it released 2 months later… The Button Moulder has its official release date on October 25, 2013.