Postiljonen: Go! Categories: Alternative • Norway • Sweden • Tracks Postiljonen: Go! In 2013 Swedish/Norwegian trio Postiljonen gave us the finest 36 minutes of music that year with their impressive synthpop debut, 'Skyer'. Somehow I missed Joel Nyström Holm, Daniel Sjörs and Mia Bøe's first single since the debut album, 'Wait', which was released a few months ago, but here it is ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Sin Cos Tan: Ten Years Categories: Electronica • Finland • Tracks Sin Cos Tan: Ten Years After three lauded albums (latest 'Blown Away' from last year) Sin Cos Tan change the pace a bit with 'Ten Years', the first single off their forthcoming EP 'Smile Tomorrow Will Be Worse' (out October 23). Compared to their previous work Jori Hulkkonen and Juho Paalosmaa turn up the club ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Steso: Mjørkabarn Categories: Alternative • Faroe Islands • Tracks Steso: Mjørkabarn It has been a while since we last heard from Steso aka Hergeir Staksberg and various friends, but Wednesday his new single, 'Mjørkabarn' (which more or less directly translates to "fog child"), landed in the inbox. This time the Faroese songwriter is backed by Rebekka Petersen on vocals, Rólant av ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Jonas Carping: Damn Old World Categories: Rock • Sweden • Tracks Jonas Carping: Damn Old World Next week Jonas Carping will release his second album, 'Cocktails & Gasoline', which will be a mix of folk n' americana ('Breathless Helpless'), his late compatriot Gustaf Kjellvander and his The Fine Arts Showcase, and Norway's Madrugada ('The Last Approval' and 'Damn Old World') if the first three tastes are ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Jón Ólafsson & Futuregrapher: Eitt Categories: Albums • Alternative • Iceland Jón Ólafsson & Futuregrapher: Eitt The album cover is water and it's (obviously) not a coincidence. Both as I assume cover designer Sig Vicious knows what he's doing and as the music of Jón Ólafsson and Futuregrapher aka Árni Grétar on their first joint effort, 'Eitt', is like water on a clear morning. Quietly flowing, ... (Click To Continue Reading)
De Underjordiske: Ind I Flammerne Categories: Albums • Denmark • Rock De Underjordiske: Ind I Flammerne Decades after its birth in the 60's acid rock is all the rage again in Denmark. The frontrunners of the rebirth of the genre have been Spids Nøgenhat, who – after a 12 year hiatus – released the massively successful album 'Kommer Med Fred' ("come in peace") in 2013 and ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Grave Pleasures: Dreamcrash Categories: Albums • Finland • Rock • Sweden Grave Pleasures: Dreamcrash In 2013 the Finnish band Beastmilk released the album 'Climax' which earned rave reviews both in Finland and the rest of the world. Sadly it was indeed the climax of Beastmilks short career. The band split up earlier this year after the departure of guitarist Johan "Goatspeed" Snell, but luckily ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Whales & This Lake: Gold Categories: Norway • Pop • Videos Whales & This Lake: Gold With releases by Supermale, Pony The Pirate and Simen Mitlid the label Koke Plate has slowly but steadily become a Norwegian favourite of ours. A new(er) act on their roster is Whales & This Lake who do electropop along the same lines of label mates Supermale with the help of ... (Click To Continue Reading)
YAST: Together Forever Categories: Rock • Sweden • Tracks YAST: Together Forever In April Swedish indiepop quintet YAST released the first new music since their eponymous debut album, which made it to our Best Albums list in 2013. A week ago second single 'Together Forever' followed, which along with 'When You’re Around' reveals that their second full length, 'My Dreams Did Finally ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Music Alliance Pact – September 2015 Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Features • Finland • Iceland • Norway • Sweden • Tracks Music Alliance Pact - September 2015 We're halfway through September and that means time for another edition of the World’s Greatest Mixtape bringing you 18 free songs from 18 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)
Drowned Session: Home To The Wind Categories: Albums • Alternative • Denmark • Faroe Islands Drowned Session: Home To The Wind Back in April I shared two videos off Faroese/Danish Drowned Session's album 'Home To The Wind'. Following up on the EP 'Horses' from last year the new album offers a great and dark addition to the nordicana scene with more alt-folk as well as a few alt-rock punches, while wrestling ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Myrkur: M Categories: Albums • Denmark • Metal Myrkur: M Danish Black metal artist Myrkur's epononymous debut EP was labelled by her record company as "a wholly unique perspective on the genre". That is quite a stretch as Myrkyr - who goes by the civil name Amalie Bruun - didn't exactly invent the combination of black metal with beautiful clean ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Skurken: Nónfjall Categories: Albums • Electronica • Iceland Skurken: Nónfjall I have to admit that I can't recall having come across Skurken aka Jóhann Ómarsson before, but apparently the Icelandic electronica artist is now on his fourth album. I might just have to go back and check out his previous work, because 'Nónfjall' is a great 10-track tour of light ... (Click To Continue Reading)
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