Tag: Gothenburg

Makthaverskan – ‘III’ (album review)

Makthaverskan – ‘III’ (album review)

For nearly a decade, Makthaverskan have exhilarated Swedish music fans with their fast and furious mix of post-punk and dark pop. Their first two albums, I and II, were underground hits with the latter putting the Gothenburg-based band on the global indie map. Their performance at SXSW in 2015 further catapulted them into the psyche of most taste makers and […]

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Pale Honey – ‘Devotion’ (album review)

Pale Honey – ‘Devotion’ (album review)

Guitar-drum duos are supposed to be loud and heavy, playing some mix of The Black Keys-style bluesy garage rock or the thunderous rock of Japandroids or Royal Blood. It’s a proven fact – or so we’ve been told. Gothenburg duo Pale Honey, though, are no ordinary duo. Their debut EP, Fiction, and first LP, Pale Honey, showcased the pair’s ability […]

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Agent blå – ‘Agent Blue’ (album review)

Agent blå – ‘Agent Blue’ (album review)

Agent blå by Agent Blå Every year sees a young band unexpectedly emerge and win over fans and critics alike. In 2014, it was Alvvays. The following year belonged to Wolf Alice and Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong). Car Seat Headrest, Big Thief, Mothers, and Sunflower Bean ruled 2016. This year’s breakout band could very well be Agent blå. The quintet from […]

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Denver, Colorado – “Trams Of Gothenburg” (single premiere)

Denver, Colorado – “Trams Of Gothenburg” (single premiere)

Five months ago, sound engineer Simeon Pappinen Hillert quietly announced the arrival of Denver, Colorado, his first endeavor into the competitive music industry. With the assistance of Elin-Louise Ahlberg (backing vocals) and Claes Fredholm (drums), Hillert delivered his debut single, “Eternal Love // Unusual Fog.” The song was a four-minute, multi-faceted gem that absolutely dazzled us. It has taken a […]

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El Perro Del Mar – “KoKoro”

El Perro Del Mar – “KoKoro”

In the last 2000s and early in this decade, the next great wave of Swedish pop music swept the world. Lykke Li, Tove Lo, Little Dragon, Nikki & the Dove, Miike Snow, and Icona Pop were among this group. Another name that also rose to prominence was Sarah Assbring’s solo project El Perro Del Mar. While Assbring is unflinchingly a […]

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Wildhart – “EP1”

Wildhart – “EP1”

Wildhart‘s debut EP, EP1, commences with a countdown of a space shuttle launch, and it is quickly followed by harrowing vocals supported and a delicate instrumental track. These types of openers are rarely ever memorable and often are forgettable, as they can serve very little purpose and feel like a waste of time and space. But “Intro” isn’t that at […]

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Two Year Vacation – “Straight Home to You”

Two Year Vacation – “Straight Home to You”

Location: Gotherburg, Sweden Members: Two Year Vacation are a mystery, but their music is cool. For those who like: Cymbals Our take: While Two Year Vacation are a bit of a mysterious group, their combination of orchestral pop and ’70s indie pop is fantastic. Their new single, “Straight Home to You”, is a soaring, euphoric number. The flourishes of the flute is […]

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Westkust – “Dishwasher”

Westkust – “Dishwasher”

  Westkust has been creating some airy and pop-tinged shoegaze as of late. Westkust officially formed in 2010 and immediately experienced multiple roster changes (new guitarist, new second guitarist, new singer, new songwriters) until late 2011 when the current line up was signed and sealed as Philip Söderlind (drums), Rikard Hjort (guitar / bass), Gustav Andersson (guitar / vocals), Julia Bjernelind […]

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Afraid of Stairs – “Lied”

Afraid of Stairs – “Lied”

  “Lied” by Gothenburg shoegaze band Afraid of Stairs is actually an old track. Released a year ago as part of a 7″ split single, Afraid of Stairs have re-released the single on their SoundCloud page, and we’re thankful that they did. The song is atmospheric and dreamy and just sweet deliciousness on the ears. The band hasn’t been very […]

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Heart/Dancer – “Outro (Entry Code, Dial Tone)”

Heart/Dancer – “Outro (Entry Code, Dial Tone)”

When you’ve been hand selected by David Alexander – the Swedish, indie-pop mastermind better known as Summer Heart – and he helps produce was one of your singles and asks you to open for him, you’re probably heading in the right direction. For Gothenburg, Sweden’s Heart/Dancer, they’ve become part of Alexander’s exclusive “family”of bands. Their latest single, “Outro (Entry Code, […]

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Video: Sofia Talvik – “Big Sky Country”

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Sofia Talvik embarked on a year and a half tour of the United States. The tour went through 37 of the 50 states, and Talvik found herself inspired by the places she saw, and the people she met and wrote “Big Sky Country”, which unsurprisingly is a very Americana-style track. The video for “Big Sky Country” is full […]

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Sea Lion – “Room”

Sea Lion – “Room”

  With a delicate voice, poignant songwriter, and a mesmerizing sound, Linn Osterberg – a.k.a. Sea Lion – has been quietly winning people over, especially in her native Sweden. Her path and musical approach is similar to Swedish star Lykke Li, and it is only a matter of time before Osterberg becomes a household name. Her latest single, “Room”, is a brooding, […]

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Westkust – “Swirl”

Westkust – “Swirl”

“Swirl” is the dazzling single from Gothenburg, Sweden quintet Westkust. It’s a catchy, brilliant song that blazes with the indie pop-rock of The Raveonettes coupled with the catchy beats of The Go! Team. “Swirl” is the lead single from their forthcoming album, Last Forever, which will be released by Swedish indie label Luxury on April 22. You can pre-order the […]

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Patrik Wennberg – “Välfärdens färd över världen”

Patrik Wennberg – “Välfärdens färd över världen”

“Välfärdens färd över världen” by Gothenburg, Sweden songwriter Patrik Wennberg is a dreamy, indie folk-pop track. It has a cool, breezy vibe that you can hear over and over again. The video matches the beauty of the song. Using footage taken by his grandmother in 1960 while using a Super 8, it shows that music has long been a part […]

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Mundo Musique: Killers Walk Among Us

Mundo Musique: Killers Walk Among Us

Gothenburg Sweden’s post-rockers Killers Walk Among Us’ debut self-titled LP is officially released today in the US and UK.  It’s a really impressive record, it’s an indie rock record, but it does have some prog tendencies, and features singer Stefan Holmberg’s very unique voice.  The single, which you can stream below, “Bonjour Tristesse” is an epic build, concluding with a […]

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