Highasakite release video for “Golden Ticket”

Highasakite release video for "Golden Ticket". The track is off their album Camp Echo.

Norwegian band Highasakite’s single “Golden Ticket,” vocalist Ingrid Helene Håvik sets a somber tone: “God if you’re still watching / There are no more happy days / God if you’re still watching / There’s no more celebration.” Though the sentiments are dark, her voice is simultaneously ethereal and booming, especially when paired with the five-piece’s indie pop synths and keys. The track’s accompanying video, in which Håvik appears covered in gold glitter as well as in blacklight paint. When not focused on Håvik, flashes of light illuminate the silhouette of a modern dancer.

“The video started with pictures I found on the internet, and it kind of grew out from that,” Håvik explains. The song itself, however, “is very much about escapism, both escaping your yourself and the world—just wanting to get high and get out, basically,” she said when it was released in April.

Highasakite’s first US Headline Tour – a 10-date run in September that follows a hefty summer tour schedule, including billings at Latitude Festival, Roskilde Festival, Hurricane & Southside Festivals and a mainstage headlining slot at Norway’s renowned Øya Festival. Festivities kick off this week, with the band’s performance at The Great Escape on Thursday, May 19th signaling the start of their Camp Echo UK/EU Tour. Full tour dates below…

HIGHASAKITE Tour Dates

19 MAY 2016 | THE GREAT ESCAPE (UK)
22 MAY 2016 | WHELAN’S, DUBLIN (IE)
23 MAY 2016 | DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER (UK)
24 MAY 2016 | VILLAGE UNDERGROUND, LONDON (UK)
26 MAY 2016 | PARADISO UPSTAIRS, AMSTERDAM (NL)
28 MAY 2016 | DEBASER MEDIS, STOCKHOLM (SE)
18 JUNE 2016 | BERGENFEST, BERGEN (NO)
25 JUNE 2016 | HURRICANE FESTIVAL, SCHEESSEL (DE)
26 JUNE 2016 | SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL, NEUHAUSEN OB ECK (DE)
28 JUNE | GLEIS 22, MÚNSTER (DE)
29 JUNE 2016 | BI NUU, BERLIN (DE)
30 JUNE 2016 | BRÅVALLA FESTIVAL, NORRKOPING (SE)
1 JULY 2016 | ROSKILDE FESTIVAL (DK)
17 JULY 2016 | LATITUDE FESTIVAL (UK)
30 JULY 2016 | TROLLROCK, BEITOSTØLEN (NO)
12 AUGUST 2016 | ØYAFESTIVALEN, OSLO (NO)
19 AUGUST 2016 | PSTEREO, TRONDHEIM (NO)
20 AUGUST 2016 | PARKENFESTIVALEN, BODØ (NO)

**NEW US DATES ADDED**
6 SEPTEMBER 2016 | ROUGH TRADE – BROOKLYN, NY
7 SEPTEMBER 2016 | MILKBOY – PHILADELPHIA, PA
8 SEPTEMBER 2016 | DC9 – WASHINGTON, DC
9 SEPTEMBER 2016 | THE BASEMENT – COLUMBUS, OH
10 SEPTEMBER 2016 | SCHUBAS – CHICAGO, IL
12 SEPTEMBER 2016 | 7th STREET ENTRY – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
14 SEPTEMBER 2016 | LARIMER LOUNGE – DENVER, CO
16 SEPTEMBER 2016 | RICKSHAW SHOP – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
17 SEPTEMBER 2016 | THE ECHO – LOS ANGELES, CA
18 SEPTEMBER 2016 | SODA BAR – SAN DIEGO, CA