Then Comes Silence: Spinning Faster Categories: Rock • Sweden • Videos Then Comes Silence: Spinning Faster Come March ALL SCANDINAVIAN favourites Then Comes Silence will release their third album titled 'Nyctophilian'. I have been raving quite a lot about the awesomeness of the first two - 'Then Comes Silence' and 'II' - from the Swedes who dabble in a sort of shoegazing, psychedelic, postpunk-ish krautrock, and ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Honningbarna: Prinser Av Sarajevo Categories: Norway • Rock • Videos Honningbarna: Prinser Av Sarajevo Some of our favorite shouty Norwegians, Honningbarna, is due to follow up on their excellent sophomore album, 'Verden Er Enkel', later this month. The first single is out now, it is called 'Prinser Av Sarajevo', and it is - predictably - great. The youthful punk energy is indeed intact and ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Amason: Sky City Categories: Albums • Rock • Sweden Amason: Sky City I first heard Amason at SPOT Festival last year where their concert turned out one of the better experiences that weekend. Tomorrow the Swedes release their highly anticipated debut album, 'Sky City', and as the SPOT show it doesn't disappoint. Back then I placed Gustav Ejstes (Dungen), Nils Törnqvist, Petter ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Singapore Sling: The Tower of Foroncity Categories: Albums • Iceland • Rock Singapore Sling: The Tower of Foroncity Three years on from the latest album, 'Never Forever', Singapore Sling aka Henrik Björnsson and friends released the eighth full length since their beginning in 2000 about a month ago. As I really like what Björnsson's fellow Icelanders in Dead Skeletons do (Björnsson is in fact also a member of ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Herr Nilsson: Songs In Your Basement Categories: Albums • Norway • Rock Herr Nilsson: Songs In Your Basement Two and half years ago I featured Norwegian eight-piece Herr Nilsson and their, at the time, two fresh singles released as buildup to their fourth, at the time, untitled album. A video for 'Figures & Charts' was missed (perhaps along with more?) through 2013 but included in this retrospect sorry-piece, ... (Click To Continue Reading)
CMBSTN: Changing Categories: Rock • Sweden • Tracks CMBSTN: Changing Back in August I featured Swedish indierock-gone-synth quartet CMBSTN and the three songs they had released that far this year. A week ago 'Changing' followed, a power ballad about the fear of ending up living a boring, mediocre life (I guess most can relate to that fear and wallow in ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Them Bird Things: The Tinker’s Tale Categories: Finland • Rock • Tracks Them Bird Things: The Tinker's Tale Come February Finland's most intriguing country n' blues quartet, Them Bird Things, will release their fourth album, 'The Bride Who Came To Yellow Sky'. I've been quite happy about the previous three, the latest 'Pachyderm Nightmares' from 2013, and judging by new single 'The Tinker's Tale' I stand a good ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Singapore Sling: You Drive Me Insane Categories: Iceland • Rock • Videos Singapore Sling: You Drive Me Insane Now, here are couple of tastes of an album the could be quite awesome, at least if you, like me, can't help but be drawn into the psychedelic. The band is legendary Singapore Sling hailing from Reykjavík, Iceland. The album is number eight, 'The Tower Of Foronicity', released earlier this ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Izakaya Heartbeart: Enter Categories: Norway • Rock • Videos Izakaya Heartbeart: Enter Premiere: A year ago Norwegian noiserockers, Izakaya Heartbeat, launched a video per song project for their second effort, 'Enter - Rainbow Lake'. It is a video project covered somewhat randomly on this blog (catch the videos for 'Crystal Eyes', 'High Force' and 'Minutes And Days' here, and check out the ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Friendship: Friendship Categories: Albums • Norway • Rock Friendship: Friendship Taking their name from the 1971 debut album by Junipher Greene, one of the central groups in Norwegian progressive rock, power trio Friendship (Magnus Kultorp, Fredrik Skalstad and Njål Uhre Kiese) debuts with 11 tracks of excellent soulful way-back-when rock and muscle their way to the top of the retro ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Neondad: Off The Humdrum Categories: Albums • Finland • Rock Neondad: Off The Humdrum On the first day of October I featured the three singles released to build up to Neondad's debut album, 'Off The Humdrum' - an eight song collection of alternative indierock, every once in a while touching base with Radiohead in mood and sound. It's pretty much half an album of ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Simen Mitlid: Thoughts Categories: Norway • Rock • Tracks Simen Mitlid: Thoughts We first featured this Norwegian singer/songwriter back in February with pretty much everything that was online back then (not least 'Pictures From The Past' making quite an impression, and at the beginning of this month Simen Mitlid released 'Thoughts', which is the first taste of a new EP due out ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Trail Of Feathers: Medicine Show Categories: Rock • Sweden • Videos Trail Of Feathers: Medicine Show Formed in 2013 Trail Of Feathers have released two singles this year, 'Let Me Love You' and 'Medicine Show'. It's another band doing that retro rock thing, here with 60s psychedelia spooning with 70s rock, but they do it really well and hopefully a full album is in the making ... (Click To Continue Reading)
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