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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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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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Skott (SE) – “Glitter & Gloss”

Skott - Glitter & Gloss

Swedish singer/songwriter Skott is relatively new to the scene, but she’s already developed a signature “adventurous, electro-folk” sound that can be only be explained as shaped by the experience of spending her formative years living in a remote forest artist commune in Sweden, and not hearing contemporary music until emerging from the woods in her teenage years. […]

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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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The Magnettes (SE) – “Sad Girls Club”

The Magnettes - Sad Girls Club

We first saw The Magnettes in Austin, TX at SXSW music festival in 2015, and since then the trio has shed their glittery tears worldwide. Singers Rebecka Digervall and Sanna Kalla, along with keyboardist and guitarist Tomas Bäcklund Thuneström, have systematically smashed the status quo with performances in Norway, Denmark, Canada, Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, […]

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Beat Funktion (SE) – “Paper Girl” feat. Adée

Beat Funktion - Paper Girl feat. Adée

The new album “Green Man” from Beat Funktion, the Swedish jazz-funk-soul-disco band, can only be described as epic. Featuring epic-worthy vocals from the likes of Viktoria Tolstoy, Adée, Claes Janson, Damon Elliott, Jasmine Kara, Matilda Gratte, Deodato Siquir, Alicia Olatuja and more, “Green Man” demands your feet to step, your hips to sway, and your shoulders to […]

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