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22 released their debut album “FLUX” in 2010, where the single “I AM THAT I AM” was put into heavy rotation by National Norwegian Radio P3. 22 followed up “FLUX” with extensive touring, producing a multisensory live show using UV-body paint and odour-cannons among other things. But first and foremost: 22 proved their position as a synergy of 4 extremely talented musicians that never pertains to introversion, but rather utilizes showmanship and a genuine love of the audience seldom found with progressive rock acts. In 2011, 22 signed a record deal in the UK and Japan, and spent the following two years touring abroad with focus on these two territories. During this period, 22 released an international version of “FLUX”, as well as “Kneel Estate EP”, “Plastik EP” and the live-DVD: “The Pool Sessions”.

22 has been, and continues to be one of Norway’s most exciting and intriguing bands, something they truly stated at this years Pstereo concert. A gig with this band is more akin to an installation, a theatre-play or a happening. It is visually very beautiful and wholeheartedly done. And if one did not know better, one would would think that one had fallen out of a time machine at the marina in Trondheim, Saturday night.” - Jørn Gjersøe, Lydverket. 6/6 review of concert at Pstereo festival 2011.

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