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Interview: Uyarakq (GL)

Uyarakq

In North America, we rarely hear music from Greenland on mass media, and that’s a damn shame. The fact is, the Greenlandic music-making scene is robust with talent and ambition in all popular genres, like rock, classical, metal, hip-hop/rap and folk, to name a few. To break this Greenlandic music silence, two acts from the […]

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Dark Times (NO) – “Dirt”

Dark Times - Dirt

Oslo indie punkers Dark Times are back with the release of the single Dirt, which went live today on all major digital platforms. First heard in 2014 when their debut album “Give” earned them a nomination for a Spellemannprisen (the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy), the abrasive punkers surprised no one when they became the […]

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Baskery (SE) – “Love in L.A.”

Baskery - Love in L.A.

The three Swedish sisters that are the band Baskery may call their genre of music Americana, but their latest New Wave-y release Love in L.A. sings a different tune. Reminiscent of my personal 80’s favorite act Bananarama, the single is the first new music from the Norwegian band since their contemporary folk album “Little Wild Life” graced us in […]

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Sløtface (NO) – “Empire Records”

Sløtface - Empire Records

We first saw Sløtface in the summer of 2015 when they were still called Slutface at both Øya Festival in Oslo and Pstereo Festival in Trondheim. When their name changed it, thankfully, was the only thing about them that changed. Sløtface’s young, fun, feminist rock transited cleanly and the band’s message remained the same: Have fun being […]

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Evelyn Mali (NO) – “Undertona Av Uvær”

Evelyn Mali - Undertona Av Uvær

Norwegian folktronica artist Evelyn Mali has a new EP called “Undertona Av Uvær” out, and the title track is a song about unrequited love. Her folksy voice infuses the track Undertona Av Uvær with a silky, melancholic substance. It’s a haunting and sympathetic song, with a dusting of self-flagellating awareness. The 4-track EP is sung in Mali’s […]

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7 Days in Alaska (NO) – “Marielle”

7 Days in Alaska - Marielle

Norwegian band 7 Days In Alaska, a trio made up of vocalist and songwriter Martin Bjerke, drummer Lars Takla, and guitarist and songwriter Christer Gundersen, released a solid debut EP called “Love Me Hate Me” on January 27th. The 4 tracks on the EP deal with young people chasing the “perfect” life that’s portrayed online and […]

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