The School was formed in one of Norway’s most musically fertile breeding grounds, the city of Trondheim. The debut album «Espionage», released after the «Mädchen ep», was released to huge reviews and earned a Norwegian Grammy nomination for «Best Rock Album of the Year». It had been a while since the expectations of a debut album had been so uniformly anxiously awaited by the Norwegian music press. The album was produced by John Fryer (NIN, Depeche Mode, HIM). The reviews were unanimous – «The School have delivered a completely solid record without any weaknesses….. they find themselves perfectly situated with one foot in Berlin 1976-77 and the other in Manchester 1979-80…The sound is razor-sharp with a dark and pounding undertone that might scare some away, yet for most it exudes that warm fuzzy feeling. Impressive».
Minds Off (vinyl)