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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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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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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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