Airbag A Day in the Studio/Unplugged in Oslo pre-order available now!

Airbag’s new album, A Day in the Studio/Unplugged in Oslo, is available for pre-order now! Signed copies available exclusively from the official Airbag web shop. The album and DVD will be out on December 3rd.

Most of our songs start out on an acoustic guitar and it’s always been about the melodies that go into making a great song. Since we never got to tour our latest album, “A Day at the Beach” due to the pandemic, going back into the studio with just acoustic guitars gave us the chance to revisit those songs.

We really didn’t intend for it to be more than a lockdown session, which everyone was doing at the time, but it sounded really good, with slightly different arrangements and all three of us singing. So we ended up with two sessions and digging deep into our catalogue to find songs that fit really well with the new stuff.

Mixed by Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and filmed by Eirik Stordrange, tracklisting for “A Day in the Studio” is as follows:

Machines and Men (A Day at the Beach)
Sunsets (A Day at the Beach)
Into the Unknown (A Day at the Beach)
Come on In (previously unreleased)
Colours (Identity – cd/vinyl only)
Sounds That I Hear (Identity – cd/vinyl only)

Airbag Identity Special Edition out now!

The Identity Special Edition is out now! The digi sleeve and jewel case CD are available for order at Karisma Records and your favourite retailer. The vinyl is expected to be available in early August due to a delay at the pressing plant.

We’re very excited to bring you the ultimate sonic experience of our 2009 debut album, with Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes’ 2012 remix and a brand new mastering by Jacob Holm-Lupo. The vinyl feature for the first time the originally intended artwork. Both the CD and vinyl feature a 12-page booklet with liner notes by the band and never before seen images from the era.

Airbag – A Day in the Studio, Unplugged in Oslo

Airbag has released a 23mins video of the band performing four tracks in an acoustic session filmed and recorded in December 2020. Three tracks are taken from the bands latest album, A Day at the Beach, while the fourth is a previously unreleased song, Come on In, dating back to 2004.

Two more songs were recorded for a release on DVD, vinyl and CD later this year.

Airbag – A Day in the Studio was recorded and mixed at Subsonic Society in Oslo, Norway by Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and filmed and edited by Eirik Stordrange.

Watch the video on Airbag’s official YouTube channel.

Preorder signed A Day at the Beach and new single out now!

Airbag A Day at the Beach

Signed copies of A Day at the Beach is now available exclusively from the official Airbag web shop The album is available on CD and limited edition 180g colour vinyl and standard 180g black vinyl.

We also have two new two new t-shirts for A Day at the Beach available in the shop!

The second single off the album, Sunsets, is now available on stream. Check it out here.

Machines an Men, the first single off the album, is still available on stream here.

A Day at the Beach will be out June 19.

New Airbag single, Machines and Men, out now!

Airbag A Day at the Beach

Airbag’s new single, Machines and Men, is out now on stream! Click here and choose your platform.

The track is taken from the upcoming album, A Day at the Beach, which will be out on Karisma Records June 19. The album will be available on CD, two LP editions and download.

Machines and Men is mixed by long-time collaborator Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and feature Kristian Hultgren from Wobbler on bass.

Live @ John Dee Oslo, Norway November 18th

Bjørn Riis - Live John Dee Oslo November 18th 2017

I’m excited to announce that we’ll be doing a show here in my home town Oslo at John Dee Saturday November 18th.

John Dee is a 350 seats club in the heart of town and it’s always great fun to play there, which we’ve done numerous times with both my band and Airbag.

We’ll be doing material from both Lullabies in a Car Crash and Forever Comes to an End as well as a handful of Airbag songs.

Oak will open the evening and I can promise a couple of very special guests! I hope to see you there!

Buy tickets now.

Facebook event for the show.

See the tour page for a full list of live dates.

Airbag “Disconnected” out now!

Airbag Disconnected

Finally! After nearly 18 months in the making, our new album is out!

Disconnected is available on limited edition digisleeve and standard jewel case CD, deluxe 180g double vinyl and digital download at all major stores (physical and online), iTunes and the official Airbag web shop.

See and the official Airbag Facebook page for more news and details.

New Airbag album Disconnected out June 10th!

Airbag Disconnected new album

Airbag’s new album, titled Disconnected, will be released June 10th on Karisma Records.

After nearly two and a half years since The Greatest Show on Earth, a trip around the planet, solo project and other collaborations, we’re back with a brand new album that undoubtedly is our best yet. We’ve spent nearly a year writing, recording and mixing and we really couldn’t be more proud of the result!

Disconnected feature six songs reflecting on the theme of alienation between the individual and society, what society expects from us as individuals, and our resultant failure to live up to those expectations. Each of the six compositions depicts the state of feeling on ‘the outside’ and out of touch with oneself and those around us.

Musically, we’ve explored new sounds and ventured deeper into creating soundscapes, textures and dramatic arrangements.

Disconnected will be available on limited edition CD, double vinyl and digital download.

Stay tuned for pre-order information, cover artwork and more details.

Recording the 4th Airbag album!

New Airbag album

It’s exciting times! We’ve started recording our 4th album and the follow-up to Greatest Show on Earth. I’ve been writing new songs since last fall, starting in the middle of releasing my own album, and we’ve spent the winter and spring rehearsing and sorting out the arrangements.

Henrik, our drummer, tracking drums this weekend at Subsonic Society in Oslo, with engineer and long-time Airbag collaborator (and bass player in my live band) Vegard Sleipnes. We plan on wrapping up the sessions this week and the rest of us will be laying down bass, guitars, keys and vocals throughout the summer and early fall.

Be sure to follow the recording process on my Facebook page and on Instagram.