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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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Marching Church (DK) – “Lion’s Den”

Marching Church

Though they might scoff at the descriptor, Marching Church is something of a Danish supergroup. It was started and remains led by Iceage vocalist Elias Bender Rønnenfelt. And these days boasts a lineup including his bandmate Johan S. Weith and the rhythm section from the band Lower. The vision behind the project is all Rønnenfelt’s […]

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Live Report: Liima (FI/DK) – Live at Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR

Liima Live 7

Even if you don’t recognize the name Liima, the faces within this Danish-Finnish group should be familiar to savvy music fans. 3/4 of the group are members of the group Efterklang. Together with percussionist Tatu Rönkkö, the group have created a danceable blend of electronic beats and warm pop ideals as their debut album ii will attest. […]

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The Foreign Resort (DK) Plays In Portland on 9/27/16!

The Foreign Resort

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know of our love of The Foreign Resort, the Copenhagen-based post-punk band that continues to dazzle us with their crystalline melodies and tasteful use of electronics to augment their bass/drums/guitar attack. Well, this beloved band of ours are the throes of another North American tour, and they will […]

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Kompjotr Eplektrika (DK) – “Prepfl Ai”

Kompjotr Eplektrika

If you’re lucky enough to be in Copenhagen on the 2nd of September, might I recommend swinging by COSY Creative that evening to attend the release party for the new album by Kompjotr Eplektrika. The experimental electronic artist is coming out with a brand new full-length called polysphærion and will be performing tracks from it live that evening.  […]

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Efterklang + Karsten Fundal (DK) – “The Colour of Falling”

Efterklang

In 2015, Efterklang, composer Karsten Fundal, and theater group Sort/Hvid collaborated with the Copenhagen Opera Festival to stage an event/installation at the restaurant known as Noma. Using the poetry of Danish writer Ursula Andkjær Olsen, they created an enthralling hybrid of modern pop and classical that felt like the perfect step forward for Efterklang after […]

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