Hailing from the Norwegian capital of Oslo, Tina Refsnes is a singer-songwriter currently concocting a potent mix of English new-folk and poignant acoustic Americana. Her debut album ‘No One Knows That You’re Lost’, produced by Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Bahamas, The Weather Station) was released in November 2015 and has received praise from press and music blogs both in Norway and in the UK.
Growing up in the small seaside town of Floro, Tina’s love for the open seascape and mountainous terrain followed her into her songwriting, where she displays elements of Neil Young, Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell.
For “No One Knows That You’re Lost” she took her songs and traveled to Toronto, Canada where producer Lackritz teamed her and her long-time collaborator Eirik Stordrange up with Toronto musicians Don Kerr (Ron Sexsmith) and Mike O’Brien (Zeus). Over the course of three weeks, the four of them played together in a single room to form the album.
The result is a sparse and delicate LP showcasing Tina’s poignant songwriting skills as well as her soulful and yet timid voice. Having played the Oya Festival and supported renowned artists such as Bahamas and Sam Amidon, she has since the release performed twice on Norwegian national television, received air-time on radio channels such as BBC Radio 6 Music and Amazing Radio, been featured in several Spotify playlists fronting Scandinavian music, and had her single «I Don’t Know» A-listed on Norway’s largest radio channel, NRK P1.
“It’s one of the most sophisticated, mature and thoroughly excellent debut albums you’re ever likely to hear” For The Rabbits
“A calming and poignant debut album that champions a talent the UK will be hearing a lot more about in the future” Maverick
“Honed to near perfection and captured on an exceptional debut album” GIGsoup
“The whole record is an absolute delight!” Dani Charlton, Amazing Radio
“Gorgeous!” Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music
“Uplifting, witty and genuinely affecting” CLASH Magazine