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Konni Kass (FO) – “Time”

Konni Kass

Where has Konni Kass been hiding all this while? The singer/songwriter seemed to come out of nowhere just five months ago. But now that she’s arrived, she’s emerged fully-formed with the kind of mature and breathtaking songs that some artists take years to cultivate. No matter what the story is, we are enraptured with her […]

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Goodiepal (FO) – “Hessdalen”

Goodiepal

While the rest of the music blogging world will spend the next few days reckoning with a terrible publicity stunt staged by an American art-pop band, I’d rather direct your attention to an electronic artist who is asking us to engage in some legitimately interesting commentary about the Internet. Goodiepal, or as he’s known by his […]

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Nordic Spotlight Monthly Podcast: All Covers Edition

Nordic Spotlight Monthly January

A new edition of our podcast Nordic Spotlight Monthly is here! This time around, we are shining our spotlight on our favorite recent cover songs recorded by Nordic artists. Prepare yourself to hear renditions of songs by The Stranglers, Popcaan, Arcade Fire, Prefab Sprout, and even a feminist re-interpretation of AQUA’s “Barbie Girl.” Check it out […]

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Greta Svabo Bech (FO) – “My Body Is A Cage”

Greta Svabo Bech - My Body Is A Cage

Frankly, I’m a little surprised we haven’t been hearing more cover versions of this Arcade Fire track, found on that Canadian band’s second album Neon Bible. It has all the moody hallmarks—sharply expressive lyrics and a subtly catchy melody—that are ripe for reinterpretation. Greta Svabo Bech, a terrific singer-songwriter from the Faroe Islands, decided to heed […]

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HULDA (FO) – “Kate”

HULDA - Kate

The question being asked by this electropop group from the Faroe Islands is simple: Where is Kate? No, we have no idea who this Kate is, other than she is obviously very important to HULDA and she has a penchant for taking off without notice. Hopefully this siren song of a track, replete with a delicate […]

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Faroe Islands – Much More Than Just a Pretty (G! Festival) Face

G! Festival - Faroe Islands

Buzzfeed came up with a very good list of 29 reasons why the Faroe Islands should be on your bucket list, but in our opinion they missed the best one…G! Festival. Take a look at this photo gallery on the festival website and it’s easy to see why. Want to go to G! Festival in […]

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Interview With Marius Ziska (FO) – On Tour 2012 – “Going Home”

Marius

Faroese singer/songwriter Marius recently returned home from his first North American tour. A whirlwind of gigs over the course of three weeks brought him and his trusty, talented band mates to several locations in Washington, Oregon and California. Lucky for me, Hans Marius Ziska and his band stopped in Portland, Oregon, my hometown, where I […]

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Högni Reistrup (FO) – “Hvör segði hetta var endin?”

Högni Reistrup

Jón Tyril, musical director of the G! Festival recently contacted us and brought one of the bands in his festival lineup to our attention: Högni Reistrup. Högni Reistrup is a singer-songwriter from Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. His musical influences are Bob Dylan and Nick Drake, two styles evident in his music. Push play on the video below for fresh […]

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