RAGZ NORDSET | LITTLE STINGS EP | REISSUE

Posted on 19th March 2021 by Hayley Forrester

Mellowtone Records is delighted to re-issue Ragz Nordset’s ‘Little Stings’ EP, originally released in early 2008. 

Friends,

Mellowtone Records is delighted to re-issue Ragz Nordset’s ‘Little Stings’ EP, originally released in early 2008. 

Nordset’s chilling, emotive and dark sound is steeped in the mystery and folklore of her native Norway.  Weaving intricate piano and guitar, poetic lyricism, and her unique, emotive vocal - the result was this collection of songs: ‘Little Stings’.

The EP was recorded in 2006 at Liverpool’s iconic Parr Street Studios, and was released to coincide with her inaugural nationwide UK tour, back in January 2008.  The original run of CDs sold out many years ago, and from 26th March 2021 ‘Little Stings’ will finally be available via streaming platforms.

2020 saw the first recorded music the Norwegian chanteuse had shared in almost five years, with ’Don’t You Forget’ - a haunting and sparse piano and vocal track. Following its much celebrated release, the time was right to bring Little Stings and its captivating collection of songs to the digital realm.

At times unconventional, yet rooted in the traditions of classic song-writing - Ragz has always been able to share something we've all felt. Revisiting ‘Little Stings’ reminds us of exactly that.

PRESAVE HERE - STREAM THE 'LITTLE STINGS' EP FROM 26th MARCH

Cover of Ragz Nordset's 'Little Stings'. Faint picture of Ragz face over a sepia/pink flower and geometric print

Ragz Nordset's career to date has seen a string of sold out limited edition EP releases, extensive touring, and notable support slots for artists including Wild Beasts, Ian McCullough (Echo & The Bunnymen), and Laura Marling. The EP 'Sleepdancing' was released on NuNorthern Soul in 2013, channeling a new electronic direction.  The remix of 'You Started It All' is now clocking over 2 million spotifly plays.

STREAM THE SLEEPDANCING EP HERE
STREAM THE SLEEPDANCING EP REMIXES HERE
BUY THE SLEEPDANCING EP & REMIXES ON LIMITED EDITION VINYL FROM NUNORTHERN SOUL HERE

PRESAVE LITTLE STINGS HERE

 

Rags Nordset wears and orange hat and sings into a microphone while playing her guitar in front of a sign reading '12 Bar Club'

Ragz Nordset at the 12 Bar Club, London, LIttle Stings tour, 2008. Photograph by Katie

Black and White image of Ragz Nordsert resting her head and arms on a table. The surface is reflective and her hair covers one eye.

Ragz Nordset. Photograph at Parr Street Studios, 3345, by Brian Roberts