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Updated: Sep 15, 2022

Simen Følstad Nilsen is considered one of Norway's most versatile and inventive younger guitarists.

For the past ten years he has toured all over the world and released records (so far four albums) with the duo Aiming for Enrike, together with drummer Tobias Ørnes Andersen. Aiming for Enrike plays a variant of math-rock with a large element of guitar technology and loops.

Alongside Aiming for Enrike, Følstad Nilsen now also plays steel guitar with the new country band Embla and The Karidotters, fronted by Embla Karidotter. Embla and the Karidotter's album debut in the summer of 2022 with I am Embla. Frontwoman Enbla was previously the drummer in the girl punk band Razika

Følstad Nilsen also occasionally plays with other bands including Acres Wild, Laurits Mosseby Orkester, Akersborg and Sløtface. From 2015 to 2018 he was guitarist with the leading Norwegian punk/rock band Honningbarna.

In 2018, he participated in the premiere of the rock symphony Kuleknappen, composed by the band of Halden guitarist Freddy Holm's band, The Salmon Smokers. The symphony was played on the 300th anniversary of the Swedish king, Karl XII, being shot at Fredriksten Fortress during an attack on Norway in 1718

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