Tag: Stockholm

Linn Koch-Emmery – ‘Waves’ (EP review)

Linn Koch-Emmery – ‘Waves’ (EP review)

Twelve years ago, Linn Koch-Emmery brought her first electric guitar and with it came visions of sharing her music with the rest of the world. Throughout high school and into her twenties, she played in a host of bands, but she found her voice and sound in 2016 when she went solo. Her debut single, “Come Back”, opened eyes while […]

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Many Voices Speak – ‘Tank Town’ (album review)

Many Voices Speak – ‘Tank Town’ (album review)

Tank Town by Many Voices Speak When Matilda Mård released “Video Child” nearly two years ago under the moniker Many Voices Speak, the song marked the triumphant return of a woman and singer-songwriter who at one point lost her confidence and almost quit music entirely. After years of toiling in Stockholm’s music scene and with little success, Mård moved to Borlänge […]

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Therese Lithner’s self-titled debut EP (review)

Therese Lithner’s self-titled debut EP (review)

 Predicting stardom for any artist, especially an independent one that shies away from the mainstream and Top-40 templates, is an inexact science to say the least. Some will excel despite the odds, and others will hover below the radar in the pursuit of advancing their craft. One thing, however, is certain. These artists, such as Therese Lithner, will touch […]

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The Amazing – ‘In Transit’ (album review)

The Amazing – ‘In Transit’ (album review)

In Transit by The Amazing Through their first four album, The Amazing have established a reputation for making lush, ethereal music that merged post-rock and the classic sounds of the ’70s LA music scene with progressive and shoegaze elements. Their self-titled debut LP started the journey in 2009 while their last album, 2016’s Ambulance, perfected it. Given their history, it […]

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HOLY – ‘All These Worlds Are Yours’ (album review)

HOLY – ‘All These Worlds Are Yours’ (album review)

You would have to rewind the clocks 50 years to find the last great psychedelic-pop-rock opus. Of course, I’m referring to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was released in June 1967. While that album introduced us to the alter egos of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, Hannes Ferm’s sophomore album under the moniker HOLY is a […]

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Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes – ‘Four Waters’ (EP review)

Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes – ‘Four Waters’ (EP review)

 A few may giggle when seeing the name Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes and think are likely some emo or punk band. The Stockholm-based quartet’s music, however, is nothing to laugh about. In the year they’ve been releasing material, Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes have firmly established themselves as one of indie-pop’s most promising outfits. They’ve demonstrated in their young career […]

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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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