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KRÍA (IS) – “1 4LT1TUD3”

KRÍA - 1 4ltiud3

Inspired by Singapore’s skyscrapers, the ice-pop single 1 4LT1TUD3 explores the contrasting aspects of isolation and is the most personal song KRÍA has released in her career so far. The first Icelandic artist to perform at the Official after party at the Singapore Grand Prix Formula1, singer/songwriter/producer KRÍA was especially taken by the building One Altitude during […]

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Iffy Orbit (NO) – “Slow Times”

Iffy Orbit - Slow Times

Psych rockers Iffy Orbit have released a video for their single Slow Times, and it’s a fascinating blend of the angst and heart flutters found at the middle school proms of Norway and the U.S.A. “Slow Times is a song that is as old as our band itself,” said the band. “The Norwegian prom is way less flashier than […]

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Bergenfest 2017 – Day 2: John Olav Nilsen & Nordsjøen, Aurora

Aurora at Bergenfest 2017

Our American reader Shelby Dennis is visiting Norway and the music festival Bergenfest for the first time! (Read her pre-trip interview to find out what all she plans to do.) She’s graciously sharing her trip via the Nordic Spotlight Instagram account, and we’re compiling her posts over the next few days here on NordicSpotlight.com for everyone enjoy […]

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Bergenfest 2017 – Day 1: Tove Lo, Store P, Zara Larsson, Gabrielle, Karpe Diem

View of Bergen from plane

Our American reader Shelby Dennis is visiting Norway and the music festival Bergenfest for the first time! (Read her pre-trip interview to find out what all she plans to do.) She’s graciously sharing her trip via the Nordic Spotlight Instagram account, and we’re compiling her posts over the next few days here on NordicSpotlight.com for everyone enjoy […]

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Summer Heart (SE) – “101”

Summer Heart - 101

  Last heard as the vocalist on foreverandever’s so guud, Summer Heart nee David Alexander is back with his first single of 2017. The song 101 is a catchy, low-fi, heat-drenched sythpop of hazy, lazy grooviness. Recall a time during the hottest months of summer, when your body is melting under that great ball of fire […]

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KIM (DK) – “Under Pressure” LP

KIM - Under Pressure EP

Danish singer and multi-instrumentalist KIM, the moniker of Kim Vagn Wagner and former half of the pop-duo project ColorKaleido, is back with the release his 80s-inspired synthpop debut album “Under Pressure” today, which he personally wrote, recorded, and mixed. We first heard from KIM via the first single from the album, When the River Runs Dry, which was […]

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Sturle Dagsland (NO) – “Blossoming”

Sturle Dagsland - Blossoming

Sturle Dagsland by Sturle Dagsland We enjoyed multiple performances by otherworldly Norwegian duo Sturle Dagsland at SXSW 2017 last March, so we’re beyond thrilled to share their new single with you. Blossoming, a reverent and ethereal song, invokes the image of sprites and tree nymphs worshiping at the altar of firelight. It is ripe with the band’s talent of […]

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CeaseTone (IS) – “Brothers”

CeaseTone - Brothers

Today Icelandic alt-folk outfit CeaseTone blessed our digital platforms with the intimate sound of Brothers, their first song releases since their 2016 critically acclaimed (and personal favorite) debut album “Two Strangers”. A song about trying too hard to be the normal you can’t define anymore, the acoustic guitar and heartfelt lyrics in Brothers expresses the disconnecting […]

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Mountain Bird (SE) – “Cliché” Featuring Emily Autrey

Mountain Bird - Cliche

Swedish producer Adam Öhman, aka Mountain Bird, creates synth-y, moody beats and his latest single Cliché continues his run as “Scandinavian sound” maestro. Featuring sultry electronic R&B vocals from Nashville-based singer Emily Autrey, Cliché describes the early stages of a relationship when the desire to be perceived as independent and in control is simultaneously overpowered by […]

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