It’s not over yet. Nordic Spotlight’s Pete Schwinge and Michelle Rae Anderson continue to track down all the Nordic bands playing at South by Southwest 2012.
The fourth day of performances from Nordic bands at SXSW Music 2012 as reviewed by Pete Schwinge (PS) and Michelle Rae Anderson (MRA):
We caught up with the Finnish rockers, Amoral to find out how they’re enjoying their first SXSW. Taco’s, craziness, and short skirts were some of their favorite highlights…as well as why bands need to say their name on stage at SX. – PS
The ska-pop band Razika played their catchy songs – some in Norwegian and one written “four or five years ago” when the band members were 16, which makes them how old now? Wait! Don’t answer that – to a room full of bouncing people at Austin’s bear bar the Iron Bear.
I really enjoyed Razika’s live performance, as the ladies were genuinely having the time of their very young lives, plus their sound was polished and ripe with possibilities. Listen and love. – MRA
Team Me (NO)
The Norwegian six-piece Team Me had a ridiculous amount of fun during their set at The Loft. So did their fans, many of whom were singing along the the bands’s infectious power-pop song and dancing their heart outs. It was all kinds of awesome to see fans and their band so obviously enjoying each other’s company, you know?
We found Team Me on the street after their uber-fun showcase at The Loft for a quick chat about the mind-blowing festival…and it happened to be Elida’s Birthday! – PS
Niki & the Dove (SE)
It’s 1am in downtown Austin, TX. It’s at least 80 degrees inside the sweating concrete walls of the Red 7 where a group of 75-plus (myself included) wait swaying to the trailing sound of the band playing outside on the patio. Suddenly the stage turns red and a trio begin to play an electric tribal jazz sound that mesmerizes the audience for the next 40 minutes. We wake up from the trance of the music and spill out into the florescent streets for home, because, really…what band would dare to top Niki and the Dove that night? – MRA