Listen to Girl (previously known as Girl) is the combination of guitarist, singer and primus motor Christian Winther together with multi-instrumentalist and singer Ina Sagstuen. With alluring songwriting, an innovative mindset, driving guitar and their two voices melting together or drifting off on their own, their refreshing output show traces of influence by experimenting artists such as Yo La Tengo, Gal Costa, Jenny Hval and Beck.

Debut album “Sea And Dirt” came out in 2016, and got picked up by Susanna Wallumrød, one of Norway’s most distinctive artists, and released as a special vinyl edition on her SusannaSonata label. She wrote: “Catchy and unique, it is an art to write such songs. … an experience of both something familiar and yet undiscovered.” Line Of Best Fit put it this way: “Sounding out of step and out of time from many of the Nordic guitar and pop scenes, it’s this uniqueness which makes them such a refreshing act”.

Winther and Sagstuen are both well known names on the flourishing Norwegian music scene, Winther from the improv- and experimental rock group Monkey Plot aswell as noise band Ich Bin N!ntendo, and Sagstuen from her experimental voice work with Propan, Skadedyr and Susanna. Both are also part of the minimal jazz/rock group Torg, claimed by Norwegian media to be «gathering a bunch of the country’s most interesting musicians» (quote 16.3.18 from Dagens Næringsliv, by Audun Vinger).

Photo by Signe Luksengard