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MAUER (SE) – “Furniture”

When you think of hotbeds for indie rock music motivated by loud guitars, cheap weed, and skateboarding, what places come to mind? California? Boston? Gothenburg? Okay, maybe not the last one, but MAUER, a new foursome out of the Western Swedish city, is trying its best to change that. With its newest single, “Furniture,” MAUER […]

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Summer Heart (SE) – “Yeah You”

Summer Heart single art

Every month of 2018, Swedish popster Summer Heart is releasing a new song. Surely, he could do more, right? Talented guy like that. But, hey, let’s not complain. Let’s enjoy what we’re getting. And right now, we’re getting a fantastic little glitch pop jam called “Yeah You.” It’s exactly what David Alexander does best: meshing […]

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MAYKA (SE) – “Rich”

MAYKA album cover

You may recognize MAYKA as one half of the electro-freak duo Death Team. Or you may simply be drawn in by the provocative photo that comes with this single. Whatever brings you to the table, you’re sure to be satisfied with her debut release “Rich.” Recorded with producer LIOHN, this tune is a far cry […]

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Birdpeople (SE) – “The Monument”

Birdpeople album cover

Everybody needs a soundtrack. That perfect background music that turns your daily jog or commute into something much more dramatic and daring. For your consideration, I give you this new track from the Swedish trio Birdpeople. This very synth-y, very cinematic new project has their first EP coming soon and have dropped their new single […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly Podcast – March 2018

Sassy 009

The Nordic Spotlight Monthly Podcast is back! This time around, we are highlighting artists playing at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. Check out the stream below. Or click here to subscribe. Enjoy! PLAYLIST Idk Ariel – Shining (NO) Sassy 009 – Are You Leaving? (NO) L/O/O/N – More Time (NO) Summer Heart – We Are […]

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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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