Permafrost Return With New Single/Video “Wrong Heart”

Permafrost Return With New Single/Video "Wrong Heart"

Nordic-British post punk band Permafrost have returned with their new single “Wrong Heart“, alongside a music video.

The song features on their forthcoming album ‘The Light Coming Through‘, which will be out in October on their own Fear of Music label. The single also includes a remix from Mental Overdrive (aka Per Martinsen). Buy it here.

Formed originally in Molde, Norway in 1982 by school friends Frode Heggdal Larsen and Kåre Steinsbu, Permafrost has undergone numerous transformations over the years. Now joined by fellow Norwegian Robert Heggdal and Daryl Bamonte from the UK, they continue to deliver the authentic post-punk sound of the early ’80s. While many contemporary musicians attempt to replicate this era, Permafrost have lived it.

Their latest single has also evolved over time, ultimately resulting in a dark, bass-driven post-punk track that transports listeners back to the shadowy, goth-filled clubs of the ’80s.

Of the video, they say: “In another dimension Permafrost could be a girl band. In this reality they are planning to create a music video. They have to drag their equipment into the forest to get to the preferred spot, making it into a road movie with a lot of obstacles on the way – like grazing sheep and deer in the blossoming Norwegian nature. When they finally arrive at the spot and want to start playing, the song finishes. All that work for nothing.”

Watch / listen below.

Permafrost “Wrong Heart”

Utilising their refined songwriting process, Permafrost meticulously crafted their forthcoming album, ‘The Light Coming Through’. Describing their sound as “Optimistic Melancholy” the album aims to offer inspiration and escapism during challenging times. Infusing politically charged lyrics with dark, synth-infused post-punk instrumentation, Permafrost employs metaphors to convey their message effectively.

Photo Credit: Eiril Osen Waerdahl