Astrid Swan: Astrid4 Categories: Albums • Alternative • Finland Astrid Swan: Astrid4 She's been with us here on ALL SCANDINAVIAN pretty much since the beginning, 'Spartan Picnic' featured in September 2008 and 'Better Than Wages' a year later, and now Astrid Swan's fourth album - if you're not counting her 2011 Pavement covers album, 'Hits (Pavement For Girls)' - has made its ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Music Alliance Pact – April 2014 Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Features • Finland • Iceland • Norway • Sweden • Tracks Music Alliance Pact - April 2014 We're halfway through April and that means time for another edition of the World’s Greatest Mixtape bringing you 27 free songs from 27 countries around the planet courtesy of the Music Alliance Pact. It's business as usual and you can again download each song separately or all in a single ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Ásgeir: Going Home Categories: Iceland • Rock • Videos Ásgeir: Going Home Last week Icelandic sensation Ásgeir (Trausti the abandoned last name in his English incarnation) did a five gig tour of Ireland and England in support of his English version of his award winning Icelandic debut 'Dýrð Í Dauðaþögn', 'In The Silence'. Here's the latest video in support of the album, ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Nancy: Tokyo Soul/Yugatshu Categories: Alternative • Finland • Videos Nancy: Tokyo Soul/Yugatshu Last year progressive rock quartet Nancy released their excellent debut, 'IDDQD', and a little while back double video single 'Tokyo Soul/Yugatshu' hit the AS inbox, showing that the four Finns seem to have no problems facing the daunting task of following up on a success. They promised more would follow ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Izakaya Heartbeat: Crystal Eyes Categories: Norway • Rock • Videos Izakaya Heartbeat: Crystal Eyes Right, so here's one of those bad conscience type posts that we need to do every once in a while (don't worry; the music's still awesome). Here's why: Last year Norwegian noiserockers Izakaya Heartbeat released their second album, 'Enter - Rainbow Lake', which I never shared with you - even ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Mammút: Ströndin Categories: Alternative • Iceland • Tracks Mammút: Ströndin At the Icelandic Music Awards gala a few weeks ago Mammút came out one of the big winners with awards for Record of the Year for their album 'Komdu Til Mín Svarta Systir', Best Album Cover, and Song of the Year with lead single 'Salt'. It doesn't look like the ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Call Me: Disclosed Categories: Alternative • Sweden • Tracks Call Me: Disclosed She released two tracks last year ('Easy' and 'Fishes'), but they are no longer available to stream (at least not as far as I can be bothered to Google). Too bad, because by the sound of Call Me aka Anna Nordenström's new single 'Disclosed' (released Monday) they could've been a ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Apian: Breathless Categories: Denmark • Electronica • Videos Apian: Breathless Nine years ago Apian aka Søren Mejer Hansen (formerly known as Peak) released his first solo EP, 'Makin' Me Fly', and now he's gearing up to put out a followup come fall. First single 'Breathless' was released earlier this year and it is a pleasingly familiar 3+ minutes of melancholic ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Eline Thorp: Violence Done Well Categories: Norway • Pop • Videos Eline Thorp: Violence Done Well Alternative pop songstress Eline Thorp has reared her pretty head on this blog a couple of times since 2011, and late January she released her debut album, 'Mirror's Edge', in Norway. This I will most likely tell you more about a bit later, but today it's all about the videos ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
The New Tigers: Don’t Know Where to Go Categories: Finland • Rock • Videos The New Tigers: Don't Know Where to Go Imperfection has its very own charm, and music is about feeling more than anything else. That said, Finnish pscyh-pop quartet The New Tigers was - with a couple of exceptions - a bit too imperfect for my liking on their eponymous 2011 debut and simply did not connect with my ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Dad Rocks!: Year Of The Flesh Categories: Albums • Alternative • Iceland Dad Rocks!: Year Of The Flesh A couple of weeks ago we had the great pleasure of premiering first single 'Peers' (also here) off the second full length by Iceland born, Copenhagen based Dad Rocks! aka Snævar Njáll Albertsson. Then I revealed that 'Year Of The Flesh' was quite excellent - you know, building up a ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
IAmFire: Magpies And Crowes Categories: Denmark • Metal • Sweden • Tracks IAmFire: Magpies And Crowes I’m just guessing here, but it's probable that Mikael Ehlert, former bass player for Danish thrash bands like Artillery and HateSphere, sat at home one day listening to his Kuyss and Tool albums and thought to himself: "Enough thrash metal. I am going to do something like this instead." He ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Mayflower Madame: Into The Haze Categories: Norway • Rock • Videos Mayflower Madame: Into The Haze Released last year and shamefully ignored by me (not out of spite - just a case of disappearance in the mail avalanche) Mayflower Madame's debut EP, 'Into The Haze', is a great, 4-song addition to the new Nordic post-punk wave, touching on all the usual inspirational suspects of the genre ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
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