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KRÍA (IS) – “1 4LT1TUD3”

KRÍA - 1 4ltiud3

Inspired by Singapore’s skyscrapers, the ice-pop single 1 4LT1TUD3 explores the contrasting aspects of isolation and is the most personal song KRÍA has released in her career so far. The first Icelandic artist to perform at the Official after party at the Singapore Grand Prix Formula1, singer/songwriter/producer KRÍA was especially taken by the building One Altitude during […]

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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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Axel Flóvent (IS) – “Quiet Eyes”

Axel Flóvent - Quiet Eyes

https://soundcloud.com/axelflovent/quiet-eyes-3 Iceland’s indie folk maestro Axel Flóvent has released Quiet Eyes, the title track of his second EP which is scheduled for release May 9th. The soul-tugging, heart-swelling folk-pop song pushes all our cinematic, emotional buttons and proves once again why Flóvent’s popularity is exploding worldwide following the 2015 release of his debut EP “Forest Fires”. “Quiet Eyes […]

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Ásgeir (IS) – “Stardust”

Ásgeir - Stardust

Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir has released another track from his forthcoming sophomore album “Afterglow.”  Stardust, a yearning love song, joins the single Unbound as music to expect on the album scheduled to drop on May 5th via One Little Indian/Columbia Records. Graduating from the acoustic, raw, folkiness of his 2012 first album “In the Silence,” the fastest-selling debut […]

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Fufanu (IS) – “Liability”

Fufanu - Liability

Icelandic trio Fufanu is about to drop a new 10-track album called “Sports” and that means they’re teasing us with select singles from it (so far the title track Sports and Bad Rockets) much to our earball’s pleasure. Out February 3rd on Nordic-centric label One Little Indian, track 6 of the upcoming album summons the best of both […]

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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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Enjoy Our 5th Birthday Playlist and Party!

Nordic Spotlight's 5th Birthday Cake

IT’S OUR 5TH BIRTHDAY! We can hardly believe it, but it’s true…we turn half a decade young today, November 15. Being 5 years old is a giant milestone for a niche music website like us. A big deal, even. We’ve come a long way, baby! To celebrate, we’re having a Nordic music listening party at […]

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