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CeaseTone (IS) – “Stranded”

CeaseTone - Stranded

Icelandic trio CeaseTone has released the title track from their upcoming EP “Stranded”! “Stranded is about escapism and the endless need for distraction. It is something that resonates deeply within me so I had a calling to do a minimalistic and upfront song about it,” said singer, songwriter, and founding member Hafsteinn Þráinsson. “I’m not used […]

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CeaseTone (IS) – “Brothers”

CeaseTone - Brothers

Today Icelandic alt-folk outfit CeaseTone blessed our digital platforms with the intimate sound of Brothers, their first song releases since their 2016 critically acclaimed (and personal favorite) debut album “Two Strangers”. A song about trying too hard to be the normal you can’t define anymore, the acoustic guitar and heartfelt lyrics in Brothers expresses the disconnecting […]

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Interview: CeaseTone (IS)

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The wait for the debut album by CeaseTone has been a bit of a long one. The band’s de facto leader and principal songwriter, Hafsteinn Þráinsson, has been worrying over these songs since 2014, tweaking them and refining them every step of the way. But, today, at long last, Two Strangers is finally, officially in the world. […]

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SXSW 2016 Nordic Music Pop-Up Show Lineup Announced

SXSW 2016 Nordic Music Pop-up Show

Nordic Spotlight will be at SXSW Music 2016 in Austin, Texas next week to cover all the Nordic bands coming to town to play official and unofficial shows. We’ve covered this festival in the past, but this year the countries of Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Iceland are staking headquarters at the Nordic Lighthouse (aka the […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly Podcast: Best Of 2015

Nordic Spotlight Monthly - Best of 2015

Our podcast Nordic Spotlight Monthly is back! This time around, we are putting the spotlight on some of our favorite tracks from 2015, including tunes from Aurora, Mew, Rangleklods, and The Foreign Resort. And we’ve got a plethora of ways to enjoy it. You can subscribe to our podcast feed through iTunes, stream it via our SoundCloud […]

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Nordic Artists Playing SXSW 2016

SXSW 2016

While there’s plenty of music festivals happening in the coming new year for us to get excited about, right now all we’re thinking about is SXSW 2016. The annual media and music conference has been a welcome home for artists big and small, and has always had a healthy contingent of artists from the Nordic nations. This […]

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CeaseTone (IS) – “Full Circle”

CeaseTone - Full Circle

One of the acts we’re particularly excited about catching at this year’s Iceland Airwaves festival is a fresh-faced local act known as CeaseTone. The feeling has grown considerably after we’ve had a while to listen to their debut single Full Circle. It’s a dynamic number that brings electronics and anthem rock together into one gloriously emotive […]

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