ASBJØRN SLETTEMARK // WE – SMUGGLERS 2004
After ten years of intense space rock, it was a bang in 2004, when Smugglers suddenly landed. All of a sudden, the Oslo band We, which had painstakingly built itself up, was at the top of the VG charts. They scooped up awards and rave reviews, and became one of Norway's biggest and most talked about bands.
Asbjørn Slettemark has been a music journalist for almost 30 years. Among other things, he has been presenter of the NRK program Lydverket, and has written reviews and interviews in a number of different publications. Alongside his music work, he has for several years, in collaboration with various colleagues and friends, run the blog OP-5 about crime in film and books, and the podcast Dritte Halbzeit which deals with German football.