New Music: Langva

A very eclectic bedroom-pop sound that manages to blend funky bass notes with synth and a sense of nostalgia.

Langva

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Halie – New Fears

“New fears is about embracing your fears and just do it. Even if it doesn’t fit into society’s way of doing stuff. It is supposed so show people how I cope with my fears, acknowledge them, but then again just do it if it brings me closer to my goals!”

HALIE

New Music: Jon Olav

I can safely say that I haven’t heard conceptual pop like this for quite some time… At first this isn’t an easy listen, but the more you dive into the sound the more drawn in you become.

“The lyrics in this song are kind of two sided. I guess it’s a song about how I’ve thrived under the attention I’ve received in previous years whilst releasing music in Norway, but also how I hate and feel kind of strangled by the pressure that comes with it.”

Jon Olav

New Music: Kristin Husøy

Norwegian pop with an essence of bluegrass. This song in particular is competing to represent the country at this year’s Eurovision, and I think it’s got a strong chance.

Kristin Husøy

Sløtface – Tap the pack

Norwegian rock really doesn’t get better than this. They’re just about to embark on a big tour – check if they’re in a city near you here.

Sløtface

Amanda Tenfjord – As If

“The day I wrote this song I was upset because it hit me that along the way you’ll get to know people that you think genuinely care about you as a person, but you slowly realise that that’s not the case. With that being said, this song is not full of hate. It’s not a song to hurt anyone. I made this song to make myself stronger and to realise that I should use my time and energy with those who care, and the ones who make me happy.”

Amanda Tenfjord

New Music: Celiin

“Musically I wanted to capture the fear of getting caught and you’re dirty secret being exposed. The tension. The anxiety. The guilt. Everyone has a nasty side. But all the word’s a stage, so we hide it.”

Celiin

New Music: Blue

“The song itself is about realising that I really can’t be anyone while being in a really dark time of my life. I can only be myself, and if that isn’t good enough for someone, then i need to move on, but in the song i’m still holding on to the idea of what she could be, because it’s hard and I don’t really want to leave, even when I have to.”

Blue

Live: Jesse Markin, Moyka & Elias at Ja Ja Ja

What better way to celebrate 10-years of London’s top Scandi night, Ja Ja Ja than to go and watch them showcase three of my absolute favourite Nordic acts last night.

Elias

I have been featuring this Swedish talent since 2015 and I am still a huge fan of his raw take on soul and pop – and the intensity is amplified tenfold on stage.

Moyka

Moyka carries a powerful synth pop sound in a way that Norwegian talent only can. Watching this kid live felt like a polished cross between Robyn and Ingrid, only with a naivete charm which makes the whole sound so unique.

Jesse Markin

One of Finland’s brightest talents of late, with the most stunning fusion of RnB and pop. A bold presence on stage, this set was mind blowingly epic and captivating.