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)
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)
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)
Jennie Abrahamson: Gemini Gemini Categories: Albums • Alternative • Sweden Jennie Abrahamson: Gemini Gemini On her fourth album - the first UK release - Swedish singer/songwriter Jennie Abrahamson filter Kate Bush and the 80s through compatriots like Robyn, The Knife and Lykke Li to a 10 song collection of alternative (synth-)pop that aim to move hearts and, every once in a while, feet. It's ... (Click To Continue Reading)
23:23: Drifter Categories: Albums • Alternative • Finland 23:23: Drifter This post takes its title from an album originally released last year. There's an explanation for that (other than me forgetting to tell you about it last year), because a little while back it was re-released as part of an album trilogy on Soliti Music. Behind the moniker 23:23 hides ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Broen: Yoga Categories: Albums • Alternative • Norway Broen: Yoga Feminism, war protest and a strong desire to piss on the Greek extreme right party, Golden Dawn, mix with 80s pop, shoegaze, afrobeat, electronica, hip hop and a tuba in Broen's universe, and it is exactly as curious and challenging as it sounds. The Norwegian quintet manage, however, to make ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Jaakko Eino Kalevi: Jaakko Eino Kalevi Categories: Albums • Alternative • Finland Jaakko Eino Kalevi: Jaakko Eino Kalevi I saw this former Helsinki tram-driver by chance at last year's SPOT Festival and was immediately drawn in to his gripping universe of psychedelic synthpop made famous on the interweb by his great 2013 EP 'Dreamzone'. Since then Jaakko Eino Kalevi has been busy touring and writing new music, the ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Sóley: Ask The Deep Categories: Albums • Alternative • Iceland Sóley: Ask The Deep Almost four years ago Sóley (Stefánsdóttir) released her excellent alternative pop debut album, 'We Sink', and last year she gave us the inspired and special piano intermezzo, 'Krómantík'. Not long ago 'Ask The Deep' followed, an album wrestling demons and fair to call the real followup to the debut, in ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Blaue Blume: Thinking Of Roxy Categories: Alternative • Denmark • Tracks Blaue Blume: Thinking Of Roxy Late summer, early fall Blaue Blume will release their debut full length, following up on three lauded singles and official debut EP, 'Beau & Lorette', which took second place on our Best Albums of 2014 list. First single off the forthcoming album, 'Thinking Of Roxy', was released last week and ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Prins Póló: París Norðursins Categories: Albums • Alternative • Iceland Prins Póló: París Norðursins Apart from a post back in 2011 we haven't written a lot about Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson, better known under the moniker Prins Póló. That's a shame really, but making up for lost time: Hey, you should check out Prins Póló from Iceland! Especially his latest album 'París Norðursins', a soundtrack ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Soliti turns four, gives you a free album Categories: Albums • Alternative • Finland • Rock Soliti turns four, gives you a free album One of our favorite Finnish labels, Soliti, turns four this month, and to celebrate label boss Nick Triani has had his bands deliver own interpretations of some of their favorite songs for the album '​Cover Me: Soliti Turns 4'. Here are 11 mostly exclusive new cover versions by bands like ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Firewoodisland: Owl Song Categories: Alternative • Norway • Tracks Firewoodisland: Owl Song Come Autumn indiefolk outfit Firewoodisland will release their second EP, following up on the excellent 'ILD' from 2014. In April I shared the great first single, 'Molehills', and today it's time for the second, 'Owl Song', and between the two Firewoodisland have laid a truly impressive ground for the upcoming ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Marius Ziska: Home/Heim Categories: Albums • Alternative • Faroe Islands Marius Ziska: Home/Heim Although named after frontman and songwriter Hans Marius Weihe Ziska, Marius Ziska is a band. And a seven-piece at that (even though no band photo counting all seems to exist). 'Home/Heim' is their second full length and it is an album of one half alternative pop 'n post-rock and one ... (Click To Continue Reading)
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