The Sound Of Stavanger


Sugar In Space

Rub A Dubs beats astronomers by eight years!

Sugar In Space by Rub A Dubs was originally released in August 2004. Eight years later (August 2012) astronomers have made a sweet discovery: simple sugar molecules floating in the gas around a star some 400 light-years away, suggesting the possibility of life on other planets. The discovery doesn't prove that life has developed elsewhere in the universe—but it implies that there is no reason it could not. Now, Rub A Dubs discovered this eight years ago, its about time the world discovers Rub A Dubs.

Grønn Te - debutalbum

HEFTIGE TING! («passionately appealing»)

NORWEGIAN (scroll down for english): "Heftige Ting" er på vei til deg. Den temmelig organiske gjengen i Grønn Tê gir nå ut sin første plate med akkurat dette navnet. Tekstene er på Stavangerdialekt og rytmene har sine røtter i reggae og vestnorsk folkemusikk. Her er banjo, akustiske gitarer, hornblåsing og fortellinger om ugler og tåkete myrer, kald brostein og heftige jenter. Værsågod og forsyn deg.

ENGLISH: "Heftige Ting" means something like "passionately appealing". These songs and rhythms are made to have that effect on you. "Grønn Tê" is a bunch of musicians from Stavanger, Norway. Together they made this music, using banjos, acoustic guitars, mighty trumpets and all kinds of assorted gadgets. The words are sung in the local tongue of their area and they tell stories of foggy swamps, owls hunting, cold and wet nights of apparition and the crossing of blue mountains. All this to rhythms based on reggae as played in the coastal regions of western Norway.

The album is available on streaming and download services now, and will be available as CD and VINYL through local stores (Stavanger area) and on Bandcamp this coming week.

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RUB A DUBS - New album

The amazing RUB A DUBS returns with 14 reggae tracks written and produced in the land of the midnight sun. Rub A Dubs presents reggae and lovers rock sprinkled with trip hop, electronica, jazz and soul influences, but still true to the Jamaican roots.

RUB A DUBS is an absolutely brilliant reggae band, their current line up has proven to be pure magic, and they have the audiences skanking, grooving, smiling and enjoying their set of pure, warm (& cool) and beautiful Rub A Dubs originals.

The new album is available for streaming (free) and download at

At the Bandcamp site we have also included lyrics and a piece on the phenomenon of Frozen Light

RUB A DUBS says:
So this is us, to the bone and for now.
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you….
On bass, John Lilja. Fast and furious. Even has a slow gear. Grounded and heavy. As they come.
Ruben Rott Dalen is the timemaster. Different drum and then some. Trombone as the Mighty Elephants call their mates and mourn their deceased. Who else but Arne Kolstad? Who else?
Saxophones region is Glenn Brun Henriksen.Power and fire. Wailing.Up comes the keyboardsman. Jan Petter Taarland is bubbling sharply. As is Børre Jacobsen on guitar. Sharp stabs and seagull soloing. Didrik “ El DID” Ingvaldsen is the thrilling trumpeteer. Walls of Jericho, go! And then Lone Ungar is singing and sharing her soul with us lucky listeners. Waiflike in stature, but of mother natures best. Vocalising, guitarplaying, musicmaking is William Helvik. Founding father of Rub A Dubs.
That’s it, so far