The mighty Bomb Hugg team up with rookie wrestlerapper ACRONYM on this two-song-per-side split, the final release by Lethbridge label Norwegian Blue Records.

Two new singles + two remixes.

This is our final release of 2019 and the foreseeable future.

Thanks to all the bands that worked with us, all the fans that listened to us, and all the friends we made along the way.

You can also purchase our entire digital discography for less than $20 CAD until the end of this year.

Magnetic Tape Forever,

Tyson, Quint, Mickey

Norwegian Blue Records

New Release – MTBC: The Divorce Pt. 1 – Preorder here.


We’re so  excited to release the first ever EP by our friends, four-piece alt-rockers MTBC (aka mollytheboycat). MTBC is a band with a long pedigree with members from betterhalf, The Darby & Joan Club, MomBod… and that’s just the bassist, Silvana Campus. The rest of the band is rounded out by guitarist/vocalist Rob Cooper (formerly of Berserker, Supervoid), drummer Garwin Poff (Dirt, Hypnopilot), and secondary guitarist/studio wizard Quint Viskup.

The new EP, The Divorce Pt. 1, will be available on digital and cassette tape October 27th and is released in conjunction with a show at The Owl Acoustic Lounge that same night. You can preorder the album here with a free download of the first single, Precious Cargo .


“Nine-One-One was a Bomb Hugg job” – Bomb Hugg, BKB.

We are proud to release the first ever album by Lethbridge’s finest rap crew, Bomb Hugg. Songs about the world’s greatest sport since Tennis or Cricket (BKB), going to the bar and forgetting where you parked (Where Did I Park My Car), and how you aren’t really drinking until you drink two beers (2 Beers).

It’s not just rap though, you’ve got the best power-ballad of the past 20 years (Roses), a heartfelt tribute to German folk singer Ronny (Ronny Gets Down), and a Barbershop ditty about the time a ladybug walked on Tony’s bell (Don’t Let The Bellbugs Bite) – don’t worry, we don’t get that last one either.

Bomb Hugg’s debut album “Bomb Hugg: An Album By Bomb Hugg – Hard Tracks And Jaunty Jingles Or: Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them” is streaming now on all major services, just follow this link:  or available for purchase on Norwegian Blue’s Bandcamp.


April update!

A few things to tell you all!

First off, we are moving our online/offline sales to Square, so buying NB merch and music has never been easier! Check our new store at: . Look for the Square reader to use debit/credit at shows/events that we put on.

Speaking of events, we have two NB Presents shows coming up: MTBC with Sessions and Son of a Baker (link here) at The Slice Bar & Grill on April 28th, and Cope’s tape release at The Owl (link here) with best friends Supervoid May 12th.

Lots more updates coming at you as we try and use this webpage more. Thanks for your continued support!



You may notice that things have changed quite a bit on this page. We’re working to make it easier for you to learn about NB bands, listen/acquire music and merch, and keep up with what’s happening with us. So in that spirit we’d like you to check out the new menu options!

MUSIC takes you directly to our Bandcamp site, which is the best place to listen to our releases.

ROSTER leads you to our current bands with a photo, website links, direct links to music and bio.

ALUMNI is set up similar to the roster (photo, website links, direct links to music and bio) but is for bands that have either moved on to new labels, aren’t currently making music, or have disbanded. We miss them all dearly!

NEWS tells you what’s happening with us. For our social media, just look at the icons on the upper left hand side.

MERCH takes you to where you can show your support for NB by acquiring your NB merch. Lots of cool stuff on there.

ABOUT US/CONTACT tells you about who we are and what exactly is a Norwegian Blue. Contact is also there if you want to reach us. We love getting messages/links/fun stuff from our people, but at the moment we aren’t looking for demo submissions. Maybe in the future though!

NBR0014 – Atrophy Manuscript – Setup The Upset – PRE-ORDER NOW!

Hello out there! Been a while, but we’re back to tell you about our next release, available for pre-order here:…/setup-the-upset

Here’s a dispatch from the mind of El Jefe (M.R. Hayward)

“Sometimes our favourite bands break-up, leaving fans to attack what is left behind left like ravenous wolves. In 2009, the wolves were left hungry.

Atrophy Manuscript (Steven Aitkens, Christian Nelson and Jon Vornbrock) were a post-hardcore band from Lethbridge, Alberta that, for many during the 2000s, changed the scene in Lethbridge; becoming local legends to fans, friends and venues around the city.

They played houses, halls, clubs, bars and theatres across Canada in support of their first record “This Present Day Confusion”, brandishing an original style of post-hardcore and playing that could pull you up out of your chair and then slam you to the ground during one song. Lyrical depth, intelligent melodies and a dynamic blend of heavy and light gave Atrophy Manuscript an edge in an ever changing Canadian independent music scene, which saw the ebb and flow from Myspace to stage to silence.

In 2008, Atrophy Manuscript recorded their sophomore release (the now titled: Setup the Upset) with Jesse Gander at The Hive Creative Studios (which closed in 2013) but with Atrophy Manuscript’s break-up in 2009, the album was shelved.

Now, 8 years later, in collaboration with Norwegian Blue Records “Setup the Upset”, mastered by Stuart Mckillop (Rain City Recorders, Vancouver BC) will be available on limited edition cassette and digitally for the first time in October 2017.

Feast well my lupine friends”

Norwegian Blue in the news!

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be interviewed about the resurgence of the cassette. It started with an interview I did with David Friend of the Canadian Press. The article can be found here:


Next, I was asked to guest speak on a Talk Radio show based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Scott Radley was precisely as rad as his name suggested. You can hear that here:


Finally, the folks at Alberta Primetime on CTV2 did a TV interview with me, completing the media trifecta. Michael Higgins was a gracious host and I think I only said “definitely” 37 times. Start your definitely counters here: