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Goonmock
Goonmock
Goonmock in 2016
Origin Trondheim, Norway
Genres Rock, funk rock, pop rock, funk pop, neo-psychedelia
Years active 1995–present
Labels Sony Music Norway
Members Kurt Nilsen
Mads Fjelde
Magnus Kristiansen
Per Engelstad
Valentin Waadeland
Jørgen Dokken
Eurovision Song Contest
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Goonmock is a Norwegian band from Trondheim. The band consists of lead vocalist Kurt Nilsen, lead guitarist Mads Fjelde, rhythm guitarist Magnus Kristiansen, bassist Per Engelstad, keyboardist Valentin Waadeland, and drummer Jørgen Dokken. They competed in Norsksong 1 with the song "Underground".

HistoryEdit

Goonmock was first formed in 1995 in Trondheim. Lead singer Kurt Nilsen was attending music school at the time, and formed the band with his cousin, bassist Per Engelstad. Nilsen recruited his friends Mads Fjelde and Magnus Kristiansen to join the band, while Engelstad got his friends Valentin Waadeland and Jørgen Dokken to join. Originally they sparsely performed, but after graduating from music school in 1996, they began to make the band a number-one priority.

They were signed to Sony Music Norway in 2000, and subsequently moved to Oslo to write and record for their debut studio album. The first studio album, Resolution, was released in 2002. It was a modest success in Norway. They went on to release other albums in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2017.

In 2017, they were confirmed to be taking part in Norsksong 1, with the song "Underground". They qualified for the superfinal, and ended up placing third.

MembersEdit

  • Kurt Nilsen – lead vocals
  • Mads Fjelde – lead guitar, backup vocals
  • Magnus Kristiansen – rhythm guitar, backup vocals
  • Per Engelstad – bass, backup vocals
  • Valentin Waadeland – keyboard, production, backup vocals
  • Jørgen Dokken – drums

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
NOR
Resolution
  • Released: 10 May 2002
  • Label: Sony Music Norway
  • Format: CD, LP
11
Sea of Tears
  • Released: 6 August 2004
  • Label: Sony Music Norway
  • Format: CD, digital download
13
Liabilities
  • Released: 19 August 2005
  • Label: Sony Music Norway
  • Format: CD, digital download
8
Foremen
  • Released: 18 January 2008
  • Label: Sony Music Norway
  • Format: CD, digital download
12
Angel on the Cross
  • Released: 5 November 2010
  • Label: Sony Music Norway
  • Format: CD, digital download
6
The Con
  • Released: 7 June 2013
  • Label: Sony Music Norway
  • Format: CD, digital download
8
A Big New World
  • Released: 17 March 2017
  • Label: Sony Music Norway
  • Format: CD, digital download
4

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NOR
"Physical" 2002 76
Resolution
"Criminal" 98
"Wide Eyed"
"Frog" 2003 67
Sea of Tears
"Anne" 2004 81
"Goodbye" 2005 44
Liabilities
"Liabilities" 60
"Wolf" 2007 33
Foremen
"Love You Like He Does" 2008 30
"Hurricane" 40
"Crucified" 2010 14
Angel on the Cross
"Pearl"
"The Con" 2013 10
The Con
"Smile" 93
"Underground" 2017 9
  • IFPI NOR: Gold
A Big New World