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Hazlett (Sweden) – Shiver (Single/future EP track)

Reading time: 2 minutes I thought all the Swedes were on vacation right now but Hazlett clearly isn’t as he launches this classy song ‘Shiver’ on an unsuspecting public. …

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Elba (Denmark) – We can do this (single/track from the EP Mirrorball)

Reading time: 2 minutes Elba, the independent artist Ellen Bathum,has visited us twice before with material that ...
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John Dunsö (Sweden) – On my way (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes He certainly is. Or at least on the way back. John Dunsö is ...
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Ungh (Denmark) – Meningsløs (Meaningless) – debut single

Reading time: 2 minutes It’s a strange name, isn’t it? I misread it as Hung, which isn’t ...
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Somewhere (Sweden) – Bridges (single/future debut album track)

Reading time: 2 minutes “The Swedish band Somewhere plays classic prog rock and draws inspiration from the ...
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Mansfield (Denmark) – live at The Spinning Top, Stockport, on 27th May

Reading time: 2 minutes There’s a sign on the wall at the Spinning Top bar/venue recognising the ...
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Resmiranda (Sweden) – As long as we are breathing (single) + video

Reading time: 2 minutes Resmiranda (Åsa Larsson) is a committed environmentalist with a particular penchant for saving ...
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Nils Bloch (Denmark) – What are the words to this song (single/track from forthcoming album)

Reading time: 2 minutes I hope Nils Bloch doesn’t take offence if I compare him to American ...
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The Swedish Bandit (Sweden) – Heaven (single)

Reading time: < 1 minute Time for some EDM methinks. The Swedish Bandit bills himself as an ...
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Glimtvis (Denmark) – Hurricane Wall (focus track from EP Weren’t we just dancing?)

Reading time: 2 minutes This is another one I’d missed just recently but glad to have caught ...
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Nightwish (Finland) – Perfume of the Timeless (single/future album track)

Reading time: 5 minutes You can often tell a Nightwish song just by its title and this ...
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Forsling&Hauch (Sweden/Denmark) – Hope (single/track from album Idiolekt)

Reading time: 2 minutes This one is so old now that I was about to put it ...
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Ove Markström (Sweden) – Var (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes I joked with Ove Markström that the song title, ‘Var’ (‘Where’) meant ‘Video ...
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Cats of Transnistria (Finland) – Big Sleep (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes I have encountered Cats of Transnistria previously and had the pleasure of reviewing ...
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Emil Kárlsen (Norway) – Viehkkin-Erjan (single + video)

Reading time: 2 minutes British readers might remember The Fast Show, the 1990s well, fast TV sketch ...
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NOEL (Sweden) – Without Calling (single)

Reading time: 6 minutes We welcome a new guest reviewer today, the incomparable Norwegian musician Nicolay Løvvold ...
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Johanna Brun – Ur Funktion (previous single)/new EP released

Reading time: 3 minutes Because we’ve featured three of the tracks on her new four track EP ...
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Birds are Better (Norway) – Everland (single)

Reading time: < 1 minute So many tracks, so little time. I could easily have featured both ...
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Songs for the End of the Day from Slagger Lund (Denmark) and Mytoman (Sweden)

Reading time: 4 minutes Slagger Lund (Denmark) – Jukebox (Jeg lytter til New Order) (single) Always good ...
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Backlog Round-Up 13 May featuring Pepe Deluxé (Finland/Sweden), Beverly Kills (Sweden) and Nicolay Lovvold (Norway)

Reading time: 5 minutes Yep, that’s what it’s come to folks; clearing a huge ‘backlog’ of submissions ...
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Maylen Rusti (Norway) – Drømmeland (Dreamland) (album)

Reading time: 5 minutes I start to write this as this year’s Eurovision begins to fade into ...
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Songs from the end of the day from Patrick El-Hag (Sweden) and Iris Gold (Denmark)

Reading time: 3 minutes Patrick El-Hag (Sweden) (ft. Emilia Granér) – Gwendolyn (single) Patrick El-Hag last visited ...
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Thank you for your messages following the post yesterday

Reading time: < 1 minute I was taken by surprise and I owe an explanation that I ...
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PRISMA (Denmark) – Lost (single/sample track from album Something to respond to) + video

Reading time: 2 minutes We are way behind and seriously late with this one but I think ...
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Austrian Electronics (Sweden) – Power & Excitement (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes In the week of Eurovision is this the first truly European group? I ...
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Maliika (Sweden) – Daydreaming (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes Maliika (Linda Ulfsdotter) has twice before passed through the portals of NMC and ...
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802 (Denmark) – 1986 (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes Denmark’s 802 turn their attention to that weird and wonderful year of ‘1986’ ...
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Rinjin (Norway) – Just Us (debut single)

Reading time: 2 minutes It’s a little disconcerting when you receive a message from new band and ...
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Frøkedal (Norway) – Old Mistakes (single/future album track)

Reading time: 2 minutes Oh boy, here’s a blast from the past. Anne Lise Frøkedal and her ...
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drea (Norway) – Let Go (sample track from debut EP Letters to my bitter self)

Reading time: 2 minutes I really enjoy introspective, self-deprecatory stuff like this and have done since I ...
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Songs for the end of the day from Alterne and Siri Neel (both Denmark)

Reading time: 3 minutes Alterne (Denmark) – Finland (sample track from the album Alterne) Two songs from ...
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Weekend Intermission – Dirty Slippers (Hungary) – On Top of the World (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes Weekend Intermission is our regular feature where we look at an artist or ...
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Stinako (Finland) – Mind (EP)

Reading time: 5 minutes Stinako (Stina Koistinen) knows a thing or two about medical matters. A few ...
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TULLE (Norway) – Can’t be Saved (single/future EP track)

Reading time: 2 minutes TULLE is an Oslo-based, 24 year old artist and songwriter, who uses the ...
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Mattias Lies (Sweden) – Höstens bleka sjö (Autumn’s pale lake) (sample track/video from album Rösten från det Karelska näset (The voice from the Karelian isthmus)

Reading time: 2 minutes Slowing things right down tonight with a piece of very artistic work from ...
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Embla and the Karidotters (Norway) – Couldn’t Care Less (single/future album track)

Reading time: 2 minutes I finally caught up with Embla and the Karidotters by chance by way ...
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Hollow Ship (Sweden) – Music in Motion (single/future track from the EP Animated Music)

Reading time: 2 minutes “…one highly pleasing piece of melodic rock” When Hollow Ship were here in ...
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From The Archives – Does Manchester really need the two largest music venues in the country?

Reading time: 6 minutes Posted in April 2024 as a ‘Weekend Intermission’ feature Weekend Intermission is our ...
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Live! – Pom Poko (Norway) at Manchester Academy 3, 20th April

Reading time: 4 minutes Towards the end of Pom Poko’s almost sold out gig at Academy 3 ...
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Weekend Intermission – what benefits will having the UK’s two biggest arenas bring to Manchester?

Reading time: 6 minutes Weekend Intermission is our regular feature where we look at an artist or ...
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