Laughing Stock are a band that is completely in command of their artistic vision. That vision is quite complex, and the band has no goal in fitting in a specific genre. 80’s artpop, 70’s prog, neo-prog, folk and metal. It is all parts that fits in the puzzle. Last years the band released the album Island, and inspired of this happy event they will release Sunrise in September, and the song Afraid is the first single from the upcoming new album.
The roots of the band Laughing Stock goes all the way back to Tønsberg in Norway in 1986, and has had many shapes over the years. However, Laughing Stock as we know it today, was formed in 2017 by Jan Mikael Sørensen. The band consist of Håvard Enge on vocals, keyboards and flute. Jan Mikael Sørensen does vocals, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Jan Erik Kirkevold Nilsen also contributes vocals and guitars. Many labels Laughing Stock as neoprog, but it`s probably something inaccurate description?