Norsk Blues Union: PRISTINE. Passing by Club 152 on Beale Street around 7p on Thursday, the 2nd, I hear a singer that reminds me of Bjork. At the far end of a deep and extraordinarily crowded venue is this stunning redhead on the stage. I worked my way up to the front and helped myself to a seat on the floor, in front of the judges’ table — perfect for iPad movie making — except for the mic, hope you can excuse the distortion for this sample shot at an incredible artist who had the room buzzing.
I learned from their website that the group went on to the semifinals at BB Kings on Friday evening, where their American adventure ended. Pristine is playing the Krakeslottfestivalen, Senja, Norway in June.