Peanut Holmes is a duo consisting of Chris Holm and Eirik Blåsternes, hailing from the city of Bergen, Norway. They have previously been working with everything from the far east underground hip-hop scene in China to the vast cornfields of American indie-rock. They have been through it all, movie acting, playing national league beach soccer, skateboarding through the streets on their own signature pro-models.
The past few years Chris has been busy with his own projects – Young Dreams and Bloody Beach – while touring the world with Sondre Lerche, Paperboys, Thea Hjelmeland, and Miss Tati. Eirik has been producing gems for the likes of Ralph Myerz, Son Of Light, Xiao Ou, The Youngfellaz), Sadat X, Lupe Fiasco, and Suga Free.
They met touring as live musicians for Paperboys and Miss Tati. Now they are joining forces under the Peanut Holmes moniker ready to explore the electronic abyss of Scandinavia.
Their debut EP, titled Hello, is the beginning of a journey through Peanut Holmes’s magical and wondrous universe. Mixing up instrumental hip hop and weird electronica grooves with a leftfield attitude this release will surely trigger endorphins.
Steady raps, soulful melodies, vocal contributions in Icelandic, French, and even Swahili. As long as the world keeps buzzing in weird, whompy, and synthesized slopes anything can happen, right?
Steve / Fort Knox Five - “Love the world influence. Perfect for the ‘Funk the World’ series.”
Tim “Love” Lee (Tummy Touch) – “Great stuff, love it.”
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) – “LOVE Astin Min, it’s a beauty.”
Chris Massey (Paper Recordings / Dunn & Massey Show) – “Will give Déjà vu a few plays on the show for sure!”
Fine Cut Bodies (Chi Recordings) – “Super cool release. Loving it!”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) – “Straight forward from the left field. Totally Excellent!”
David Bassin (Freefall weekly radio show) – “Some next level sound here.”
DJ Jazzy L (Jazzy Lounge Radio) – “Astin Min caught my attention, and Snow is a sweet, underground hip-hop track.”
J. Crocker (HMWK Radio Show) – “Superb EP. Love the textures, creative sound design and beats.”
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel on 107.3, Sydney) – “Wonderful musicality and a unique sound on these, and playful too.”