Following their successful comeback-single “Throne,” DJERV are ready to launch yet another hard-rock banger. Musically, “(We Don’t) Hang No More” sees the band continue their rock-focused path, while the lyrics are about ending relationships. Most of us have been there; be it your boyfriend, friend, colleague, or other relation. Certain people are just not worth the time and energy to hang out with anymore.
Watch the video and listen to the song here.
“(We Don’t) Hang No More” is out via Indie Recordings on September 22
After a six-year hibernation, Djerv are fully recharged. The comeback single “Throne” was released just before summer, and now “(We Don’t) Hang No More” is ready for the audience. Djerv continue in the sound of which they became known, and at the same time going towards a more defined rock-sound. “It’s been really fun doing these tracks, just trying out something a bit different, something a bit more up-tempo and simpler. Not overthinking it too much,” drummer Erlend states.
Lyrically, the song is about ending relationships. Agnete says, “As much as it hurts, some relationships just have to end. When you find yourselves disappointed time and time again, when you expected more but finally realize there is nothing more there… well, it hurts. But instead of breaking down you just have to deal with it and acknowledge the truth; We don’t hang no more.”
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Djerv are planning to do some few selected live shows this fall following up the release of their two new tracks. “Playing live is the biggest reward of being in a band, it makes all the hassle worth it,” Erlend says. “We are fortunate that there is still an option to do some live shows and we intend to make the most of them. We’ll bring a bigger production than ever and show it to fewer people than ever. So this will be an exclusive time to see us play.”
Djerv entered the international rock and metal-scene in 2011, with a debut record that still impresses in 2020. Engineered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, No Doubt) the album received critical acclaim with a 9/10 in Sweden Rock Magazine, and Rock Tribune. The metal bible Metal Hammer gave it a solid 8/10 and said: “Agnete Kjølsrud’s the star of the show, her vocals could take paint off your dad’s car!” Terrorizer followed suit and said, “Djerv are onto something big with their clever combination of hard rock and black metal… A talented band that are only just getting started.”
And they were right. After only two days in sale, the debut album crashed into the official Norwegian sales charts at an impressive #8. They were also the highest newcomer and #3 on Norwegian Artist Charts. Spearheaded by their singles “Headstone” and “Madman,” their success was immediate. During the next years, the band toured heavily, with the likes of Ministry, and established themselves in the European rock and metal scene. Djerv also performed at festivals like Hellfest, Wacken, Eurosonic, Rock Hartz, and Inferno to name a few. Despite the heavy touring, Agnete found time to contribute with clean vocals on”Gateways,” which is Dimmu Borgir’s most-streamed song on Spotify. She also did the track “Get Jinxed” for League Of Legends, one of the biggest online games in the world. This track went on to be a viral hit currently having reached almost 95,000,000 plays on YouTube.
“(WE DON’T) HANG NO MORE” CREDITS:
Music by: Agnete Kjølsrud, Erlend Gjerde, Stamos Koliousis
Lyrics by: Agnete Kjølsrud, Erlend Gjerde
Recorded & Mixed by Stamos Koliousis
Produced by Djerv + Stamos Koliousis
Mastered by Nick Terry
P-Line: Indie Recordings AS under exclusive license from Djerv Music
C- Line: Indie Recordings AS