The climate in Norway Atlantic and Arctic, in spite of its latitude, is exceptionally mild: this is due to the Gulf Stream that, starting from Mexico, comes up to heat the waters of the Atlantic coast, bringing the average yearly temperatures above zero even in areas much more north of the Artic Polar Circle.
Thomas Moen Hermansen and his revival-disco therefore, do not seem out of context up there but on the contrary they underline how in such a distant place sounds can still mature and assume different forms, more specific and personal. His hot ‘space disco’ began long ago when the young Hermansen, or Prins Thomas, traveled frequently by train to visit his father who lived on the other side of Norway, stopping for a few hours in Oslo buying many records every time. These records would then be used at friend’s house parties, after the closure of the only local club, and then to get him noticed by Lindstrøm with whom he will musically unite in various adventures such as ‘Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas’ and ‘Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas II’, the latest released last year. This year on the other hand, Prins Thomas releases ‘Prins Thomas’, his first solo album: mature, shady, cosy but open, which is not afraid of other people’s opinion but that has treasured a long experience. Norway is groovy too…
"Sadly I don't have any recollection of any World Cup.....My interest in soccer has been nonexistent until Olav started playing last year and that's really a different class of soccer ".
Prins Thomas then confessed having a passionate soccer player in his family, his son, and therefore will be watching the World Cup when at home.