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Enjoy Our 5th Birthday Playlist and Party!

Nordic Spotlight's 5th Birthday Cake

IT’S OUR 5TH BIRTHDAY! We can hardly believe it, but it’s true…we turn half a decade young today, November 15. Being 5 years old is a giant milestone for a niche music website like us. A big deal, even. We’ve come a long way, baby! To celebrate, we’re having a Nordic music listening party at […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly – Fall Album Preview

Johann Johannsson

The latest edition of our podcast Nordic Spotlight Monthly is here! This time around we’re looking to the future in anticipation of new albums about to be released by some of our favorite artists from the Nordic nations. We hope you enjoy the show! And if you haven’t yet, be sure to subscribe to our […]

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Konni Kass (FO) – “Time”

Konni Kass

Where has Konni Kass been hiding all this while? The singer/songwriter seemed to come out of nowhere just five months ago. But now that she’s arrived, she’s emerged fully-formed with the kind of mature and breathtaking songs that some artists take years to cultivate. No matter what the story is, we are enraptured with her […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly – Summer Festival Preview #2

Eivor-Slor-Faroe-Islands

A new episode of our podcast Nordic Spotlight Monthly is here! We’re continuing our look at music festivals featuring Nordic artists, with a highlight on those events happening in July like the G! Festival on the Faroe Islands, Lollapalooza, Sweden’s Into The Valley, and Trailerpark Fest in Copenhagen.  This month, we’re also adding a little […]

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Goodiepal (FO) – “Hessdalen”

Goodiepal

While the rest of the music blogging world will spend the next few days reckoning with a terrible publicity stunt staged by an American art-pop band, I’d rather direct your attention to an electronic artist who is asking us to engage in some legitimately interesting commentary about the Internet. Goodiepal, or as he’s known by his […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly Podcast: All Covers Edition

Nordic Spotlight Monthly January

A new edition of our podcast Nordic Spotlight Monthly is here! This time around, we are shining our spotlight on our favorite recent cover songs recorded by Nordic artists. Prepare yourself to hear renditions of songs by The Stranglers, Popcaan, Arcade Fire, Prefab Sprout, and even a feminist re-interpretation of AQUA’s “Barbie Girl.” Check it out […]

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Greta Svabo Bech (FO) – “My Body Is A Cage”

Greta Svabo Bech - My Body Is A Cage

Frankly, I’m a little surprised we haven’t been hearing more cover versions of this Arcade Fire track, found on that Canadian band’s second album Neon Bible. It has all the moody hallmarks—sharply expressive lyrics and a subtly catchy melody—that are ripe for reinterpretation. Greta Svabo Bech, a terrific singer-songwriter from the Faroe Islands, decided to heed […]

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HULDA (FO) – “Kate”

HULDA - Kate

The question being asked by this electropop group from the Faroe Islands is simple: Where is Kate? No, we have no idea who this Kate is, other than she is obviously very important to HULDA and she has a penchant for taking off without notice. Hopefully this siren song of a track, replete with a delicate […]

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Nordic Spotlight Is On Hype Machine!

Hype Machine

You read that headline correctly: our humble little blog is one of the 700+ sites that are being aggregated on a regular basis by the good people at Hype Machine. Chances are you are intimately familiar with the work that they do, but if not, here’s a quick summation: since 2005, the folks at Hype […]

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