The four youngsters from Bodø mesmerized reviewers and audiences with the release of their first album, Trådnøsting in 2009. The mix of symphonic rock and classic folk pop, accompanied by strong lyrics in Norwegian dialect was exotic and new. Their fantastic debut was succeeded by two solid album releases and numerous tours around Norway for an ever-growing audience. In 2014 Krakesolv returned with their revitalized eponymous album which marked the addition of new drummer Jørgen Smådal Larsen (Lukestar) who also produced the album along with Martin Bowitz.
Guitarist/vocalist Kristoffer Unstad on the record: "The change of line-up has renewed our sound, and the soundscape is slightly more forthright than before. The first single "Ikke rart vi blir sprø" is a good example, with the instruments constantly urging the vocals into the next chorus. This approach of immediacy is apparent on several songs, but the music is still varied. "Bare på besøk" is seasoned with brass players, "Hoffnarr" is the closest we've come to pure post-rock, and the closing track "Plukka verden fra hverandre" is somewhat unique when it comes to Kråkesølv – a country-inspired ballad."