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SXSW 2017 – Day Five

Uyarakq x Peand-eL at SXSW 2017

Agnes Obel (DK) It was one-in-one-out at the St. David’s Sanctuary chapel for the Agnes Obel show. The venue’s acoustics are perfect for her spiritual folk music, although seeing her and her band washed in constant red lights felt sacrilegious (at best). Solution: Eyes closed with imagination playing color-corrected visuals. Agnes Obel at St. David's Sanctuary […]

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Official Nordic Music at SXSW Show Scheduled for Uyarakq x Peand-eL, Small Time Giants, Sturle Dagsland

Uyarakq - Sturle Dagsland - Small Time Giants - at SXSW 2017

We have so many reasons to be very happy about attending SXSW this year! Not only is there a record number of Nordic acts scheduled for official SXSW showcases, many have never performed in the U.S. before. We are also thrilled to partner with the inititive Nordic Music at SXSW, a new body that, like Nordic […]

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Final SXSW 2017 Nordic Music Lineup Released

Nordic Music at SXSW 2017

Behold, the list of Nordic music artists performing official SXSW 2017 music showcases! It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it? If you can’t make it to SXSW this year, we’ll be there to cover the event on our social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) so you don’t miss a thing. Meanwhile, let’s get you pumped for […]

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Interview: Uyarakq (GL)

Uyarakq

In North America, we rarely hear music from Greenland on mass media, and that’s a damn shame. The fact is, the Greenlandic music-making scene is robust with talent and ambition in all popular genres, like rock, classical, metal, hip-hop/rap and folk, to name a few. To break this Greenlandic music silence, two acts from the […]

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Playlist: Nordic Artists Playing SXSW 2017

Nordic Music at SXSW Music 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun constantly listening to Nordic music to share here on Nordic Spotlight! Suddenly it’s almost the start of South by Southwest Music again. Come March, we’ll be in Austin, Texas once again to cover the bands that hail from Northern Europe. This SXSW is different, though, for two reasons: 1) […]

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30 Nordic Music Artists on the 2017 SXSW Music Schedule

Nordic Music at SXSW Music 2017

YOU GUYS, THIS IS HUGE. Today, SXSW festival and conference released their latest line-up of artists playing official showcases, and this batch brings the number of artists from Nordic countries to a total of 30! We’re so excited there is finally a spotlight at SXSW on music from the Arctic because we know (as do […]

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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 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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