Say the words "Norwegian" and "rock music" in the same sentence and you'll no doubt be plagued with visions of spandex-clad, big haired guitarists.
Span are from Norway and specialise in heads-down rock, but this is the more acceptable face of metal. They've recently supported Nickleback, but don't let that put you off. On My Way Down is an adrenaline fuelled rush of a song, comparable to The Foo Fighters' best moments.
With a steadily building live reputation, and now the muscle of Universal Island records behind them, the next twelve months could be very bright for Span.