Tag: Oslo

Thea & The Wild – ‘Ikaros’ (album review)

Thea & The Wild – ‘Ikaros’ (album review)

 For the past year, Thea Glenton Raknes and her band mates Kamilla Waal, Jørgen Apeness, and Filip Roshauw – a.k.a. Thea & The Wild – have teased fans and the music community with new singles. Taken individually, the four songs released since last January were likes the storylines of ’80s coming-to-age movies. A more profound and deeper message, however, is […]

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Tuvaband – ‘Mess’ (EP review)

Tuvaband – ‘Mess’ (EP review)

Jazz and blues are the ideal genres to enjoy with a glass of wine or smoky whiskey. They are genres that naturally calm the nerves and ease the soul. Every so often, however, a band within the indie scene arrives and challenges this perception of the perfect pairing. Challenge is probably the incorrect word but rather a band that expands […]

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Imitating Aeroplanes dizzying disco debut ‘Planet Language’ (album review)

Imitating Aeroplanes dizzying disco debut ‘Planet Language’ (album review)

Music tends to follow the seasons. Spring ushers in heart-warming and optimistic numbers. Summer brings over-produced dance and rock anthems. Brooding and gloomy songs, meanwhile, populate autumn and winter. Don’t tell the newly formed super-group Imitating Aeroplanes that they should be introducing music that makes our knees tremble and causes us to lose our minds. Last Friday, the project of […]

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Burning Motherfuckers – “Rolling on the Sound of Silence’” (video premiere)

Burning Motherfuckers – “Rolling on the Sound of Silence’” (video premiere)

It wasn’t long ago when a popular music site anointed Norway as the new center of indie-pop innovation (and we would agree). The Nordic country is also home to some of the most creative rock music on the planet. By rock, we mean the breadth of the vast  – metal, doom, garage, indie, and on and on. In some cases, […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Tuvaband

SXSW 2017 Memories – Tuvaband

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Tuvaband. Quietly, the Oslo-based duo of Tuva […]

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Simen Mitlid – “I Don’t Care” (single premiere)

Simen Mitlid – “I Don’t Care” (single premiere)

Nine months ago, we were introduced to Simen Mitlid, who released the folk-pop gem, “Sleeping.” At the time, we said he could be Norway’s answer to The Tallest Man on Earth with his radiant vocals, engaging sound, and personal storytelling. This was the last song Mitlid would release, leaving fans to wonder whether the native of the small village of Os […]

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Unnveig Aas – “What Hurts The Most (Is Knowing You Want To Leave)” (single premiere)

Unnveig Aas – “What Hurts The Most (Is Knowing You Want To Leave)” (single premiere)

Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Margo Price, Kacey Musgraves, and Courtney Marie Andrews are often mentioned as artists who are reclaiming country music, bringing the genre back to the days of Cash, Williams, and Lynn. Across the Atlantic, another young and gifted singer-songwriter is doing her part to rekindle country music’s magic. For years, Unnveig Aas has dabbled in country, folk, […]

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Frøkedal – “Hold On Dreamer”

Frøkedal – “Hold On Dreamer”

Despite much of popular music focusing on creating catchy tunes with standard arrangements and repetitive choruses, I’m still convinced that we are in the midst of a great era of not just songwriting but storytelling. The emergence of artists like Courtney Barnett and Natalie Prass, are evidence of this, and the past week we bare witness to some of the […]

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Philco Fiction – “June 17”

Philco Fiction – “June 17”

  We’ve recently been exposed to quite a bit of music coming out from Norway. Most of it, however, leaned towards the folk, Americana, and orchestral pop genres. Philco Fiction, though, are an electro-pop trio, whose sound resonates of the pop music coming out of the United States and United Kingdom. The music is sultry. The music and beats are […]

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Signe Marie Rustad – “The Space Song”

Signe Marie Rustad – “The Space Song”

  Signe Marie Rustad is a singer-songwriter from Oslo, Norway. For the past 2-3 years, she has emerged as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter, dabbling in alt-country, Americana, and folk. Her sound, however, isn’t like the dream-folk that is coming from Sweden or the euphoric Americana of Iceland. Instead, her approach is straight-forward, old-fashion, acoustic guitar-driven music heard in the US and Canada. […]

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Level & Tyson – “Tied Up”

Level & Tyson – “Tied Up”

  Based out of Oslo, Norway is indie-rock band Level & Tyson. In 2012, they released their debut album hat consisted of indie-rock songs that echoed of everyone from Arcade Fire to The Radio Dept. to even Bjork. The band has returned with a new single, “Tied Up”, which has a Broken Social Scene feel to it. The stuttering track […]

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