Tag: Stockholm

Linn Koch-Emmery – ‘Boys’ (EP review)

Linn Koch-Emmery – ‘Boys’ (EP review)

Sweden for over five decades has produced some of world’s finest artists and bands, and we’re not talking about ABBA or Robyn. In particular, the Swedish music scene has experienced a renaissance over the past decade with the likes of Lykke Li, Jens Lekman, José González, Fever Ray, First Aid Kit, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tove Lo, and many […]

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Principe Valiente – ‘Oceans’

Principe Valiente – ‘Oceans’

Oceans are the Earth’s great mysteries. The coral reefs are among the most beautiful sites on the planet with their colorful array of marine life, but the vast trenches are among the world’s great mysteries. It is, therefore, fitting that veteran rockers Principe Valiente have named their third album, Oceans, because the record is a treasure trove of surprises. “Wildest […]

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Julian Azar – “Denial” (feat. Tkačuk) (single premiere)

Julian Azar – “Denial” (feat. Tkačuk) (single premiere)

Julian Azar is a name to remember. It’s one that we have already etched into our collective memories, as the gifted, Stockholm native stunned us with his anthemic and emotional second single, “Givenchy Ghosts”. The song was an introduction for many people, including ourselves, to the brilliance of the young producer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Azar’s next big project is his […]

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The Radio Dept. – “Running Out Of Love”

The Radio Dept. – “Running Out Of Love”

Since their arrival in 1995, The Radio Dept. have developed a reputation as one of music’s most important bands. Through their first three albums, they demonstrated that pop music could simultaneously entertain while tackle some of the world’s most difficult questions and issues of the day. They were the genre’s equivalent to the great protest singer-songwriters of the ’60s and […]

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Grapell – “Love Chamber”

Grapell – “Love Chamber”

Swedish duo Grapell are a rare breed in today’s music. They are one of the very few bands who can make the sultry sound spectacular. Take music that is blissful and romantic and simultaneously make it breathtaking and mind-altering. The secret to Emil Erstrand and Nils Nygårdh’s sound is that they have not confined themselves to any particular genre. Instead, […]

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The Amazing – “Ambulance”

The Amazing – “Ambulance”

Since their arrival on the music scene in 2009, The Amazing have been creating albums that have been, well, amazing. Their blend of post-rock, shoegaze, progressive rock, and psychedelia is unrivaled. Instead of blowing us away with explosive guitar work that characterize these genres, The Amazing have often taken us on an introspective journey with their dreamy sound. Album number […]

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Red Cell – “Vial of Dreams” (single premiere)

Red Cell – “Vial of Dreams” (single premiere)

Everything that is old is new again – or so it seems these days in music. Soul and old-school country music are undergoing revivals with the likes of Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Sturgill Simpson reaching both indie and mainstream success. And of course, the likes of Meghan Trainor have become huge pop stars. When executed […]

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Diana Ebe – “Elusive Pleasure” (single premiere)

Diana Ebe – “Elusive Pleasure” (single premiere)

The feeling of isolation is something we all have experienced at least once, if not many times, in our lives. Sometimes, though, it is a necessary encounter in order to achieve one’s dreams, find a loved one, or discover something new about oneself. All of these possibilities are communicated in Diana Ebe‘s new single, “Elusive Pleasure”, which we are immensely […]

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Fredrik Georg Eriksson – “Two of a Kind” (Video Premiere)

Fredrik Georg Eriksson – “Two of a Kind” (Video Premiere)

The seasons have officially changed with Spring rising in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn falling in the Southern Hemisphere. For many people, it’s their favorite time of year, as flowers are blooming or the leaves are starting to turn color. It’s also the time of year when the music becomes a bit more energetic, a bit more positive, and a […]

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From Any Distance, Small Feet Sounds Beautiful in Their Debut

From Any Distance, Small Feet Sounds Beautiful in Their Debut

Stockholm, Sweden’s Small Feet has begun their career with From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like the Ocean (Barsuk), the latest in a canon of albums recorded by solitary, elusive men in bedrooms, cabins, or other intimate spaces. It’s the delicious, engrossing “cabin myth” of Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago and Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska. It’s indie-folk-hero Tim Showalter recording the first Strand of Oaks album in […]

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Star Horse’s stunning “Slower Now”

Star Horse’s stunning “Slower Now”

  There’s music that is mind blowing and then there is MIND BLOWING. Stockholm quartet Star Horse are the type of band who create earth-shattering, mind-altering music. Their shoegaze – or “stargaze” as they like to describe it – is scintillating and dreamy, accentuated by the lush vocals of front woman Maja Thunburg and the baritone textures of Andreas Ryberg. […]

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Postiljonen – “Wait”

Postiljonen – “Wait”

  Postiljonen won’t be the first nor the last dream-pop band that comes from Sweden, which has produced dozens of artists and groups that special in haunting, lush, and atmospheric music. However, few do it as masterfully as Postiljonen. It’s not necessarily their ability to create dramatic and mesmerizing sounds, but rather their ability to integrate classical arrangements and instruments […]

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World Tour – “Owe You”

World Tour – “Owe You”

  Stockholm trio, World Tour, has been enchanting Swedish audiences for nearly five years with their electronic music – a hidden gem if you will. This past Tuesday, they released a brand new EP titled Owe You. The album sees the group take another step in its sound, incorporating more pop arrangements into their sound. The result is ethereal electro-pop. […]

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CoverBack Thursday: “Baby One More Time” by MIYNT

CoverBack Thursday: “Baby One More Time” by MIYNT

For our CoverBack Thursday we have a re-work of a famous pop song by Britney Spears. Before you pre-judge, please know that we wouldn’t be posting a cover of a Britney Spears song unless it was absolutely amazing and completely different, which this version is. MIYNT is from Stockholm Sweden and not much is  known about her except that she […]

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Magic Potion – “Boored”

Magic Potion – “Boored”

  Another band demonstrating that Sweden is more than just filled with great synth-/dream-pop and indie-folk acts is Magic Potion. The Stockholm-based band makes catchy and quirky jangly indie rock / slacker pop that recalls indie stars King Tuff and Mac DeMarco. Take “Boored”, for instance, which has a summery, lo-fi, surf-rock vibe. Even the lyrics allude to bright sunshine, but […]

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The Presolar Sands – “Voodoo Ritual”

The Presolar Sands – “Voodoo Ritual”

  Sweden is mostly known for its dream-folk and dream-pop bands, but it has a great rock scene. One of the bands emerging from Stockholm’s diverse music scene is The Presolar Sands, who are comprised of Jessica Mengarelli, Wilhelm Tengdahl, Charlotta Paulin and Micke Pettersson. The band formed in 2014, but each member had previously performed in other bands or […]

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The Legends – “Keep Him”

The Legends – “Keep Him”

  “Keep Him” is the stirring new single from Stockholm icons The Legends, who are returning with their fifth album, It’s Love. The project of Johan Angergård, the album reflects back on Angergård’s recent past, where he experienced the end of a relationship and the start of a new one. On “Keep Him”, Angergård reveals his feelings of hurt and […]

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Cajsa Siik – “State of Low”

Cajsa Siik – “State of Low”

“State of Low” is a sublime, almost ethereal, indie-pop single by Cajsa Siik, who calls Stockholm home. This song follows last month’s release of the stirring and breathtaking “Follow You Down” and the launch of her debut album, Contra, which came out in November 2014. The LP takes more of an electro-pop approach – a bit buzzier, funkier than these […]

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Feivel – “Already Standing”

Feivel – “Already Standing”

“Already Standing” is the devastatingly beautiful, new single from Stockholm singer-songwriter Feivel. The track might remind you of the power of Chan Marshall (a.k.a. Cat Power) and the sonic landscapes of Lykke Li. “Already Standing” is one powerful track. Feivel is the project of pianist Elin Hörberg, and she’s supported by Anton Jansson (guitar), Isa Savbrant (bass), Måns Wikenmo (drums), […]

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Taxi Taxi – “Floating Forever”

Taxi Taxi – “Floating Forever”

“Floating Forever” is the terrific, synth number from Stockholm twins Johanna and Miriam Tewolde Berhan, who go by the name as Taxi Taxi. The song is dreamy and ethereal at times, recalling the beauty of Montreal duo Milk & Bone. Yet, it has an 80s feel with the two-part harmonies of the twins and the elongated synths. The video, like […]

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