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The Forever Now (Denmark) – Lover’s City (ft. Trine Lyngvig) (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes One of things that endears me to this job, even when its 8:30 pm and it’s still 30 degrees here in the ‘study’, is finding …

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Dungen (Sweden) – Om Det Finns Något Som Du Vill Fråga Mig (single/track from forthcoming album)

Reading time: 2 minutes Ready for today’s Swedish lesson? Here we go. Dungen’s second single from their album ‘En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog’ (‘One is Too …

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Knife Girl (Finland) – The Good Times Are Coming Your Way (single/track from forthcoming debut album)

Reading time: 2 minutes It’s taken Knife Girl (Lili Aslo – perhaps it should be ASBO?) quite a while to fashion a debut full length album – she’s been …

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Weekend Intermission – Judith Durham – The Carnival isn’t Over

Reading time: 2 minutes Weekend Intermission is our regular feature where we look at an artist or band not from the Nordic countries. Today’s selection was incontrovertible, following the …

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Inki (Iceland) – Love of my life, bad guy (track from the album Brotabrot [Violation])

Reading time: 3 minutes Here’s another interesting one from Iceland, but what else do you expect from the land of the Huldufólk? The relationship between musicians and other artists …

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Lydmor (Denmark) – LSD Heart (single from forthcoming album Nimue)

Reading time: 4 minutes On the surface and by her standards Lydmor (say ‘Leeth-myur,’ it means ‘Mother of Sound’) has been quiet since the release of her fourth album …

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Joe Carnwath (Sweden) – Someone to talk to (single)

Reading time: < 1 minute The Anglo-Swedish Joe Carnwath is back and this time he isn’t busking in a railway underpass as he was during his last video (May); he’s …

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Weekend Intermission – Lee Fitzjames (New Zealand) – Hold In (Single)

Reading time: 2 minutes Weekend Intermission is our regular feature where we look at an artist or band not from the Nordic countries, just to mix things up a …

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Boncyan (Iceland) – Þorparinn (single/cover)

Reading time: 2 minutes They are known as the ‘mature boy band’ and the ‘not-so-boy-band’ while they opt for ‘alt-pop’. Boncyan have released a cover of Pálmi Gunnarsson’s ‘Þorparinn’ …

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Anja Björk (Sweden) – Last Day in Oslo (single)

Reading time: < 1 minute Anja Björk is a songwriter and singer from Umeå, which is sufficiently far north in Sweden that I get vertigo just thinking about it. I …

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Premiere: Red Cell (Sweden) – Only Night – single/track from forthcoming album

Reading time: 2 minutes Swedish electro pop duo Red Cell return with their first new music since their 2016 album ‘Endings and Beginning’. ‘Only Night’ is the first single …

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Down Memory Lane – Wildhart (Sweden) – New Beginning (video)

Reading time: 2 minutes I intended to write about a recent Sasha Siem single tonight but then I chanced on the fact that the Gothenburg duo (ex trio) Wildhart …

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Fríða Dís (Iceland) – Baby you are bad news (track from album Lipstick On) (ft. Soffía Björg)

Reading time: 2 minutes As I often say it’s strange how things have a way of coming around. I was listening to Rilo Kiley’s brilliant ‘Portions for foxes’ on …

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Jacob Bellens (Denmark) (ft. M.I.L.K.) – Doing Fine (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes It’s a couple of years since I last wrote about Jacob Bellens, at the start of the pandemic. The song then was called ‘Summer Sadness’ …

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Fred & Sally (Sweden) – Harriet (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes An unusual but highly entertaining contribution to what is a thin time for music production in the Nordics just now as most of the population …

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We are to blame (Sweden) – All I want to say (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes The weekend’s coming, temperatures are ‘back to normal’; let’s celebrate with some Swedish metal. We are to blame  are a couple of blokes, Johan Karlsson …

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