Ex Norwegian is an indie rock band that has managed to carve out a unique and adventurous sound

by blending classic songwriting with elements of popsike, garage prog, and powerpop. The band hails from sunny Miami Beach and have made a non-name for themselves with their eclectic and genre-bending music.

Despite their Floridian roots, Ex Norwegian takes their name from a Monty Python sketch, which gives you an idea of the band's sense of humor and irreverence. At the heart of the band is Roger Houdaille, a talented songwriter who has been responsible for the band's catchy and infectious tunes across their DIY releases.

Ex Norwegian's music is heavily influenced by the sounds of the 60s and 70s, drawing inspiration from classic bands like the Kinks, Badfinger, Amon Düül 2, and Family. Their extensive catalog of music spans a wide range of styles, from retro slacker garage jams to quirky and deconstructive pop songs.

Despite their love for retro sounds, Ex Norwegian is a band that's always pushing forward, constantly experimenting and exploring new sonic territory. With their unique blend of influences and their infectious energy, Ex Norwegian is a band that's sure to capture the hearts of music fans looking for something fresh and exciting.


Ex Norwegian burst onto the indie rock scene in 2008 at the CMJ Festival in NYC, generating buzz with their debut single "Something Unreal" and album Standby. Dan Goldin of Exploding in Sound called the album "an incredibly eclectic mix of powerpop, shoegaze, indie rock, and even hints of stoner rock". However, the original power trio of Roger Houdaille, Nina Souto, and Arturo Garcia disbanded after the second album Sketch in 2011. By year end, Roger had reassembled the band with original vocalist Michelle Grand and Brazilian guitarist Lucas Queiroz for House Music (2012) featuring guest drummer Eric Hernandez of Wrong. Giuseppe Rodriguez joined the band just in time for a brief US tour.

As the world began to reopen, Roger reunites with Michelle and Giuseppe to play live across a few dates in 2021. Admist this chaos, their 13th album release, Spook Du Jour , came out in 2022 and is the last to feature Michelle Grand. This album delivers their signature sound while exploring new and exciting directions. Although the band's future is unclear, they have already begun re-issuing their previous albums and are in the process of creating a new studio album for 2023. A single "Real Bad Bunny" comes out June 2nd, the same weekend the band plays their first UK dates. Stay tuned!