Pom Poko are Ragnhild (lead vocals), Ola (Drums), Jonas (Bass) and Martin (Guitar). The 4 met whilst all studying at the Trondheim Music Conservatory in Norway and quickly garnered interest from a wider audience as they began playing and writing together. The group cite a range of influences for their unique sound, including “(West)-African music like Oumou Sangaré and Ali Farka Touré; indie bands like Vulfpeck, Palm and KNOWER; noisy high-energy bands such as Hella and Death Grips; and music with interesting lyrics such as Jenny Hval and Nick Drake.” But you’d struggle to pin them down to one or two forebears, given their resistance to anything resembling a prescriptive approach.
Bass Guitar, Synthesizer – Jonas Krøvel
Design – Erlend Peder Kvam
Drums, Percussion, Synthesizer – Ola Djupvik
Guitar, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer, Percussion – Martin Miguel Almagro Tonne
Mastered By – George Tanderø
Mixed By – Marcus Forsgren
Vocals, Synthesizer, Percussion – Ragnhild Fangel Jamtveit