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Ásgeir (IS) – “Stardust”

Ásgeir - Stardust

Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir has released another track from his forthcoming sophomore album “Afterglow.”  Stardust, a yearning love song, joins the single Unbound as music to expect on the album scheduled to drop on May 5th via One Little Indian/Columbia Records. Graduating from the acoustic, raw, folkiness of his 2012 first album “In the Silence,” the fastest-selling debut […]

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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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Fufanu (IS) – “Liability”

Fufanu - Liability

Icelandic trio Fufanu is about to drop a new 10-track album called “Sports” and that means they’re teasing us with select singles from it (so far the title track Sports and Bad Rockets) much to our earball’s pleasure. Out February 3rd on Nordic-centric label One Little Indian, track 6 of the upcoming album summons the best of both […]

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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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Nordic Spotlight’s Top 20 Songs in 2016 on Hype Machine

Nordic Spotlight's 2016 Top 20 Songs on Hype Machine

It’s that time of year again, where “Best Of” and “Top __” posts fill the interwebs as a way of recapping the year’s goodness, in case you missed some of the good. We’re jumping in with our own list: The 20 most popular songs on our Hype Machine profile. (If you haven’t already, I suggest […]

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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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