Sólstafir: Ótta Categories: Albums • Alternative • Iceland • Metal Sólstafir: Ótta It has always been a bit of a stretch to call Sólstafir metal. On ‘Ótta’ the term really doesn’t make sense anymore, but I got no better genre that really covers it. The Icelandic four-piece just makes music. Haunting, beautiful, rich, atmospheric music that sounds like nothing else. ‘Ótta’ may ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Brother North: Brother North Categories: Albums • Alternative • Iceland • Sweden Brother North: Brother North At just 22 Swedish/Icelandic duo Brother North - Freyr Flodgren and Lucas Enquist - have already been making music together for a decade, the culmination so far being the release of their debut album this year. Inhabiting the same sphere as fellow Scandinavian Klak Tik, although less eccentric, the duo ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Music Alliance Pact – August 2014 Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Features • Finland • Iceland • Norway • Sweden • Tracks Music Alliance Pact - August 2014 We're halfway through August and that means no more vacation as well as time for another edition of the World’s Greatest Mixtape bringing you 22 free songs from 22 countries around the planet courtesy of the Music Alliance Pact. It's business as usual and you can again download each song ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Have a great summer! Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Finland • Iceland • Norway • Sweden Have a great summer! Yes, it's that time a year where we too pull the plug on everything and take some much needed - and deserved, we think - time off. We will be back in August, and if you want to be sure not to miss our most likely unspectacular return, you should ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Music Alliance Pact – July 2014 Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Features • Finland • Iceland • Norway • Sweden • Tracks Music Alliance Pact - July 2014 We're halfway through July and that means time for another edition of the World’s Greatest Mixtape bringing you 24 free songs from 24 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)
 
Roskilde Festival 2014: The flashback Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Features • Finland • Iceland • Live • Norway • Sweden Roskilde Festival 2014: The flashback Roskilde Festival 2014: Another year, another Roskilde Festival, and another mainly positive review of this the biggest Scandinavian festival. It may seem a bit ridiculous that these post-festival write-ups always end up a one and a half eyed salute to the organisers, but there really aren’t many things to point ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Buspin Jieber: Night Drive EP Categories: Albums • Electronica • Iceland Buspin Jieber: Night Drive EP Also known as Murya, Gudmundur Ingi Gudmundsson has now released what appears to be his first EP as Buspin Jieber, an alias used to "explore the passion of his youth" - a passion seemingly counting albums by Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis among its igniters. Because the 'Night Drive EP' ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Ívar Páll Jónsson: The Legacy Of Elbowville Categories: Iceland • Rock • Tracks Ívar Páll Jónsson: The Legacy Of Elbowville There are concept albums, and then there are concept albums that has life outside sound. 'Revolution In The Elbow Of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter' is an ambitious example of the latter as it is no less than a book, a play, and (obviously) an album, which take you on "an ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Headed for Roskilde Festival 2014? Here’s what you should see Thursday through Sunday… Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Features • Finland • Iceland • Live • Norway • Sweden Headed for Roskilde Festival 2014? Here’s what you should see Thursday through Sunday... Roskilde Festival 2014: Next week one of the year's festival highlights will turn a field in to Denmark's fourth biggest city, when around 130.000 guests, musicians, press people and volunteers will set up camp outside Roskilde. Last week it was announced that all 80.000 all-week tickets were sold (there are ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Headed for Roskilde Festival 2014? Here’s what you should see Monday through Wednesday… Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Features • Finland • Iceland • Live • Norway • Sweden Headed for Roskilde Festival 2014? Here’s what you should see Monday through Wednesday... Roskilde Festival 2014: Last week Roskilde Festival announced that it had sold all 80.000 all-week tickets, calling this the fastest ticket sale in almost 20 years (at the time of writing there are still some one-day tickets available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday). This good thing usually comes with a ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Sólstafir: Ótta Categories: Iceland • Metal • Tracks Sólstafir: Ótta As regular readers might know we are quite fond of Sólstafir, deeming their albums anything from "stunningly brilliant" to "motherf***ing awesome". So we are pretty darn excited about their forthcoming album 'Ótta' - especially after listening to the title track. It’s almost ten minutes long and it is stunning. And ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Music Alliance Pact – June 2014 Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Features • Finland • Iceland • Norway • Sweden • Tracks Music Alliance Pact - June 2014 We're halfway through June 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. This month we welcome Your Own Radio from France and Ride The Tempo from Canada to the ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
Nordic Music Video Awards: The winners Categories: Denmark • Faroe Islands • Features • Finland • Iceland • Norway • Sweden • Videos Nordic Music Video Awards: The winners Saturday the first ever Nordic Music Video Awards gala went down in Oslo, Norway, handing our awards in eight categories in a celebration of the art of music videos and the impressive amount of talent making them in the Nordic countries these years. When we shared all the nominees last ... (Click To Continue Reading)
 
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