New Album Out Now!
Øksendal is a wide-ranging and prolific songwriter and guitarist who is also a Norwegian Everyman, making art while living a normal life with kids and a day job. This balance allows him to make the music he wants to make. His debut album,Stay For Dinner, contains nine deeply personal songs that express different parts of Øksendal's soul while also showcasing his abilities as a guitarist and bandleader.
This decision to remain true to his own artistic vision presents Øksendal to the world as both unique and professional. He writes songs that couldn't come from anyone else. An advance single, "Candid Eyes," combines classic alternative guitar jangle with simmering lyrical intensity and an emotive end solo and serves as a fine introduction to all that is Øksendal. His writing has a freshness to it that makes the record feel like a Greatest Hits set rather than a debut or a typical one-sound album. Fans of emerging songwriters with expressive words and powerful music need to find Øksendal today. You won't be disappointed.
Øksendal's debut album has received overwhelming reviews.
During March both "Starstruck" and "Stay for Dinner" got featured on Reverbnation reaching the global top 10 in rock genre and the whopping 51 position in the entire world all genres!
The songs "Candid Eyes" and "Like a Drum" is hot right now getting played on well over 100 radio networks world wide including BBC Radio 1.
"Candid Eyes" climbed as far as 9th position in week 8 on the top 10 Euro Indie Music Chart with over 1200 radio stations playing this chart while "Like a Drum" is currently on the 17th position and still climbing!
Øksendal on Europe's Indie Top 10
Candid Eyes with broadcast on over 1200 stations worldwide
Week 8 2019: Placement no. 9
Top 50 week 7-21
Musik and Film
Single review "Candid Eyes"
"Norwegian Band, Øksendal releases groundbreaking single, Candid Eyes"
The Xroadie Files
Album review "Stay For Dinner"
"Stay For Dinner excellent melodic guitar and soulful vocals just enjoy"