Birth Place: Oslo, Norway
Years Active: 1999–present
Genres: Indie, Shoegaze, Noise Pop, Alternative
Serena-Maneesh (previously spelled Serena Maneesh, sometimes shortened to S-M) is an alternative rock band from Oslo, Norway. In an interview with ''Village Indian'', lead member Emil Nikolaisen explained the word-constellation the following way: <blockquote> 'Serena' is an adaptation of the Norwegian word for veil... The name came out from this veil you can see, you can see the melody through a stressful storm of noise. That's what I love about music – you can work with this veil. There is so much stress in the world, you know? Serena could also mean serenity, serene. There are all these connotations. Then you see glints -- you see something incredible, but it's in the moment. ...
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