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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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. […]
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) […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding LUHA, the Stockholm-based indie artist of Philippine decent, but just one listen of her dark dream-pop debut single Blue Whale summons the colorful jungles of South East Asia on a journey to an abstract, Scandinavian landscape. Expect much more from LUHA in 2017. We are.
After three long, quiet years, Swedish indie band The Deer Tracks have emerged from the silence with their fourth album Undersvik. Named after the tiny Swedish village in which the album was conceived and birthed in just 10 days, the poetic 10-track album sounds like an ethereal old soul breathing with newborn lungs. Welcome back, we […]
Perpetually on tour Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik has released her annual Christmas song (this is number 11!) When It Rains On Christmas Day and our favorite line is “You told me once you hate the rain / It’s verse and verse and no refrain” because that’s exactly what rain in wintertime is like where we’re from (Portland, […]
Swedish hip-hop duo Death Team is at their bratty best in the video for their latest track Messed Up. Featuring acid washed jeans, trick bikes, chunky jewelry, and thug chicks wearing way too much makeup, the tune’s tune and catchy lyrics together create your new favorite earworm. Check it, yo.