Denique: Vegvísir Categories: Alternative • Iceland • Videos Denique: Vegvísir Premiere: He describes himself as a man born in the wrong country and as a consequence 22 year-old Denique relocated from Canada to Iceland, where he continues the video and alternative pop project he began four years ago when he started bringing a tripod and camera on his hiking trips. ... (Click To Continue Reading)
23:23: To Die On A Faraway Island With You Categories: Albums • Alternative • Finland 23:23: To Die On A Faraway Island With You This summer 23:23 aka Rami Vierula (Delay Trees) re-released his three DIY albums, 'The Softest Wave etc' (2012), 'Torero' (2013) and 'Drifter' (2014), as a fuzzy lo-fi trilogy on Soliti Records and already new sounds are out on the EP 'To Die On A Faraway Island With You', which even ... (Click To Continue Reading)
Intertwine: Rise Categories: Norway • Pop • Tracks Intertwine: Rise November 6 Norwegian artist and architect Tarjei Zakarias Ekelund releases his debut album as Intertwine. The album is titled 'Goraikoo', which means "coming of the light" in Japanese, and was for the most part written while Ekelund lived and studied in Tokyo. Three singles have been released so far - ... (Click To Continue Reading)
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)
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