There is a certain kind of music that is impossible to forget about again once you listened to it for the first time. Within seconds, it takes a certain place in your heart, triggering certain emotions... and from then on keeps staying in those emotional charts for a long time, if not forever.
There are only a few acts who can do that sort of magic with their music. 3-11 Porter from Oslo / Norway surely is one of those exceptions. Per Arne Berthussen, Svein Hansen and songstress Tracee Lewis Meyn have that „certain something“, wisely embedded in their music as an organical part of it. 3-11 Porter sound comes mature, intriguingly reflective and open for imagination at any point.
Introspective pop music? Not the worst starting point indeed to describe the sounds of a band heavily influenced by the works of Roxy Music, The Stranglers, The Smiths and Tom Waits as well as by Blues, Folk and „classic“ film scores.
The 3-11 Porter song „Surround me“ is part of the soundtrack to the new Hollywood movie „Fireflies in the garden“ which is starring Julia Roberts and William Dafoe.