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Weekend Intermission – Quantum Dot (Luxembourg) – Breaking Bones (single/sample track from EP)

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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We Ghosts (Sweden/UK) – Love will tear us apart (Joy Division cover)

Reading time: 2 minutes A review just a few days ago (of Babylon North) mentioned We Ghosts, who also featured in NMC earlier in the year with a song, …

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Maylen Rusti (Norway) – Sammen med deg (Together with you) (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes It was only back in August that Maylen Rusti was here with her first song for a while, ‘Romeo and Julie’ which concerned the amorous …

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Babylon North (Sweden) – If I cannot hold you back (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes I haven’t quite figured out the connection yet between Babylon North and Tedeborg, who created a super Joy Division tribute called ‘Ian Curtis Reached Heaven …

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Astrid Swan (Finland) – In the Woods (single/track from forthcoming album)

Reading time: 3 minutes I was saying only the other day, in a review of Ocelot, that Finnish bands and artists are (and I quote) so different – and …

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Toril Snyen (Norway) – By Accident (sample track from album Bright Dark)

Reading time: 2 minutes Those of you with good memories will recall that Toril Snyen has been here before, as recently as July in fact, but in that instance …

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Hvor Er Skygge (Denmark) – Elli (single)

Reading time: < 1 minute Hvor Er Skygge (‘Where’s the shadow’, as they ask Punxsutawney Phil at Gobbler’s Knob every February) is a reincarnation of Jeppe Dengsø, who is well …

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Ocelot (Finland) – Vanha Hollywood (single/track from forthcoming debut album)

Reading time: 2 minutes I reviewed Ocelot a couple of years ago, it was a strange song called ‘Perhosia’, about butterflies. Despite what the PR says about them being …

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Nordic Music Central Spotify Playlist #10 – September 2022

Reading time: 2 minutes And so, it’s time for another playlist. I’ve restricted this one to the original 10 per month which means that some very good songs are …

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Vince Chinaski (Denmark) – Opportunities (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes Vince Chinaski, of Italian origin via Berlin, was here back in July when I acknowledged the wide range of self-played acoustic and electronic instrumentation he …

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Inki (Iceland) – Playing with fire (single/track from forthcoming album)

Reading time: < 1 minute The last time Inki was here, a few weeks ago, it was with a highly experimental track from her album ‘Brotabrot’ called ‘Love of my …

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Eyði Horsdal (Faroe Islands) – Old Friends (single/track from forthcoming album)

Reading time: 2 minutes The Press Release tells me that Eyði Horsdal is an up-and-coming Faroese songwriter and artist “exploring simplicity in song writing.” He’s certainly done that in …

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Between Mermaids and Me (Denmark) – somethingaboutyousomethingaboutme (single)

Reading time: < 1 minute Well that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? And I’ve seen the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, which is, let’s just say, underwhelming. But Between Mermaids and Me …

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Janice (Sweden) – Don’t lay it all on me (single/track from forthcoming EP)

Reading time: 2 minutes Here’s an interesting one. Soul rarely gets a look-in in NMC, there’s more than enough indie pop/rock to cover but a casual listen to this …

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Fanny Pack (Sweden) – Now (single/track from forthcoming EP)

Reading time: 2 minutes It’s Sunday evening and time to relax with a little Americana from Swedish singer-songwriter Fanny Pack. If I didn’t know any better I’d have assumed …

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Lydmor (Denmark) – Nimue (album)

Reading time: 4 minutes Several artists appear in these pages quite frequently for the simple reason that they have that little bit extra, that je ne sais quoi, and …

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Rebebe (Denmark) – Prozac (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes Sometimes I feel like I need a dose of Fluoxetine myself, what with everything that’s going on in the world ‘n all. But here’s Rebebe …

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Special feature – The Factory, Manchester, UK

Reading time: 3 minutes There are plenty of reviews to do right now but I’m taking a short break to write about a new venue for the performing arts …

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Real Ones (Norway) – Love your mother (single)

Reading time: 3 minutes This one’s a bit late to say the least but there are two reasons why I chose to run it tonight. Firstly, it has an …

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boerd (Sweden) – Another Life (ft. Stella Explorer) (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes boerd (Bård Ericson) featured here earlier in the year and here he is again; accompanied on vocals, as he has been on and off over …

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Video of the Week: Emiliana Torrini (Iceland) & The Colorist Orchestra – Right Here (track from forthcoming album)

Reading time: 2 minutes While the essential purpose of NMC is to showcase up and coming artists, occasionally we do throw in a ‘big beast’ and Emiliana Torrini fits …

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Tomode (Sweden) – Conversation Starter (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes Surprisingly, this is the first time out in NMC for Stockholm-based indie duo Tomode (Carl Leanderson and Viktor Westerberg) but I’ve certainly come across them …

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Brynja (Iceland) – My oh My (single/track from forthcoming album)

Reading time: 2 minutes In case you haven’t seen it, there’s a Netflix series called ‘KATLA’ which concerns a modern day eruption of the feared Icelandic glacial volcano that …

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Helena Montgomery (Sweden) – Just like trees (track from EP Rooted)

Reading time: 2 minutes One of the songs from this four-track EP (‘Diamonds in the Rough’) has already featured in NMC, in May, and in the fashion I’m employing …

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Le Lac Long 814 (Sweden) – Le Mousse (single/track from forthcoming multi-artist album)

Reading time: 3 minutes Our old friends at Le Lac Long 814 return for the first time in a while with another of their classic French songs, this time …

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Louien (Norway) – Figure me out (title track from recent EP)

Reading time: 2 minutes We covered an earlier single from this EP, ‘No’ and I’ve noted previously her ability to switch between styles in the same song and in …

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Weekend Intermission – Weyes Blood (USA) – It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody (single/track from forthcoming album)

Reading time: 3 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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Vinyl Floor (Denmark) – Funhouse Mirror (title track from recently released album)

Reading time: 2 minutes Vinyl Floor (Thomas Charlie Pedersen and Daniel Pedersen) were here as recently as May of this year and the track under review at that time …

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Josefin Winther (Norway) – Silent Storm (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes On most of the occasions I’ve written about Bergen’s Josefin Winther she has sung in Norwegian, as indeed she did on the last single, ‘Fritt …

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The Victim (Denmark) – Ghost House (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes The Victim –sounds like a 1960s US TV drama, doesn’t it? Like ‘The Invaders’ (“only David Vincent knows that the Invaders are here – now …

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Memoria (Sweden) – Girl (single/track from forthcoming album)

Reading time: 3 minutes They call her the dark wave queen and her musical throne is a post-punk, Goth-like tradition which she shares with a select few other female …

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Feature – Lydmor’s (Denmark) Five-Course Musical Feast

Reading time: 2 minutes Resuming our feature series, the ‘Five Course Musical Feast’ in which an artist selects five songs and tells us in a few words why they …

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Weekend Intermission: Introducing Shayri (Ukraine) – ВЖЕ ДОСИТЬ (Enough is Enough) (single)

Reading time: 3 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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Neon Ion (Norway) – Cold War (track from album Mood Cosmic)

Reading time: 2 minutes It was around about June of last year that I came across Neon Ion (Natalie Sandtorv) and as chance would have it, it was this …

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he is tall (Denmark) – New York (single)

Reading time: 2 minutes I don’t know if Troels Sørensen is tall, let alone if he is the Tallest Man on Earth, but as he’s chosen to write a …

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The Oceans (Denmark) – Love you forever; hate you more than ever (sample track from debut album ‘Love Above All’

Reading time: 2 minutes Having to choose one track from The Oceans’ debut album, and two of the songs on it having passed through NMC this year so far …

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Nordic Music Central Spotify Playlist #9 – August 2022

Reading time: 2 minutes The tempus has fugited again and we’ve gone almost two whole months and into another since the last Playlist. Hence I’ve extended it slightly from …

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The New Weavers (Denmark) – Don’t make a scene (sample track from album)

Reading time: 3 minutes I’m always attracted to bands with ‘Weavers’ in their name. In the northwest of England we have the Houghton Weavers, who rose to fame with …

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Red Cell (Sweden) – Good Morning, Good Light (single)

Reading time: < 1 minute Last time out for Red Cell it was ‘Only Night.’ This time it’s morning and there’s a pattern developing here from the Swedish electro-pop duo. …

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Chivvy (Sweden) – Kiddo (single)

Reading time: < 1 minute This is the first I’ve heard from Chivvy for a while and during the in-betweens they lost one of the members they originally had when …

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