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SXSW 2017 – Day Five

Uyarakq x Peand-eL at SXSW 2017

Agnes Obel (DK) It was one-in-one-out at the St. David’s Sanctuary chapel for the Agnes Obel show. The venue’s acoustics are perfect for her spiritual folk music, although seeing her and her band washed in constant red lights felt sacrilegious (at best). Solution: Eyes closed with imagination playing color-corrected visuals. Agnes Obel at St. David's Sanctuary […]

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Final SXSW 2017 Nordic Music Lineup Released

Nordic Music at SXSW 2017

Behold, the list of Nordic music artists performing official SXSW 2017 music showcases! It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it? If you can’t make it to SXSW this year, we’ll be there to cover the event on our social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) so you don’t miss a thing. Meanwhile, let’s get you pumped for […]

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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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Satellite Stories (FI) – “Confetti”

Satellite Stories - Confetti

Tropical-pop band Satellite Stories is back with another delicious, danceable song! Confetti, a track from the Finn’s fourth album “Young Detectives” which is set to be released March 24th, is 1 part magic, 1 part hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don’t-care, and 1 part musical party hat. In other words, it’s an instant fete playlist favorite. Push play on the video below […]

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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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SXSW 2016 – Day Three

Aurora @ SXSW 2016

Is it really only the third day of this SXSW craziness? Feels like we’ve been here forever. And considering the fact that we’re spending our days surrounded by great music, that is not a complaint. We spent the day bouncing around beautiful downtown Austin catching sets by some of the best Nordic acts around and […]

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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: SXSW Preview Edition

SXSW 2016

This month on Nordic Spotlight Monthly, we are looking forward to this year’s SXSW Music Festival, and the many Nordic acts lined up to show Austin, Texas no mercy. We are going to be there at the fest, providing daily reports and commentary on our website, Facebook, and Twitter, so be sure to follow us […]

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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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