NiteRain – Crossfire

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On 7 December 2013
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Crossfire by NiteRain a promising Glam/Sleaze band from Oslo. Overall a good enjoyable album. I don't think they'll win any awards for lyrical quality but it's sleazy and it's fun.

NiteRain a promising Glam/Sleaze band from Oslo, Norway released their début album NiteRain last month. The idea for the band came from singer Sebastian (Baz) Tvedtnæs back in 2006 and he joined forces with a classmate. However the band really started out in 2010 when Frank and Morten joined with Adrian joining in 2012. Baz reminds me a little of a young Donny Tourette and NiteRain have the attitude and swagger of early Towers of London. With over ninety gigs in twelve countries touring with the likes of L.A.Guns NiteRain have already cut their Sleaze Teeth. The album released on Niterain Enterprises was recorded in collaboration with TNT frontman Ronni Le Tekrø.


The first track Bad Girl is a great Sleazy number reminding me of early Crue. Baz has the perfect voice for Sleaze numbers a cross between Vince Neil and Lizzy DeVine (Vains of Jenna). Packed with some Crue style riffs this was a fun track ending with a dirty laugh which led nicely into Dirty. Opening with ‘Do You Want it Dirty or What?’ I immediately thought of Talk Dirty to Me by Poison but also picked up flavours of Pretty Boy Floyd.

Somebody Get Me A Doctor started with the beeps of a life support machine leading into great riffs and drum beat  accompanied by ambulance sirens. Ending with the beeps fading out – I initially thought the battery was going on my phone! Run Run Run reminded me a little of Shake Me by Cinderella. The penultimate track Playing The Game contained the lyrics ‘I was born in the Crossfire’  and I’m thinking this must be where the album title came from. More great riffs in this one.

Finally we came to Judgement Day, the final track. Starting with a Phantom of The Opera style organ and screams and mention of a Night Train or was it NiteRain! The one was like a cross between Alice Cooper’s Welcome to my Nightmare and Guns n Roses Night Train before ending in thunder claps and rain. Overall a good enjoyable album. I don’t think they’ll win any awards for lyrical quality but it’s sleazy and it’s fun just like their Scandanavian counterparts Reckless Love. I hope to see NiteRain at a venue near me soon!

Baz kindly took some time out to answer a few questions for PlanetMosh read what he had to say here

NiteRain Crossfire Album Cover
NiteRain Crossfire Album Cover

Track List:

Bad Girl
Make My Day
She Said Go
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
My World
Run Run Run
Hey Baby
Run For Your Life
Playing The Game
Judgment Day

Band members:

Sebastian Tvedtnæs – vocals
Frank Karlsen – bass
Morten Garberg – drums
Adrian Persen – guitar




NiteRain Logo
NiteRain Logo


Crossfire by NiteRain a promising Glam/Sleaze band from Oslo. Overall a good enjoyable album. I don't think they'll win any awards for lyrical quality but it's sleazy and it's fun.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!