First Watch: Filur ‘Concentrate!’

I don’t know much about Filur but they seem to be big in their native Denmark- I just love the song (when it kicks in at the 2:45 mark). Check out here.

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New Music: Elodie

Born in Sweden, raised in the US and now back in Stockholm, Elodie is your typical electro-pop. I still think there’s a long way to go before this sound gets to be perfect but it’s still good. Check out here.

New Music: Bernhoft

Bernhoft is one of those ‘one-man-band’ types from Oslo who’s able to sound a whole song using his voice. It’s nothing short of amazing when I hear stuff like this. Check out here.

Grenades for the Wall release new EP

Cute up and coming Swedish band Grenades for the Wall have released a new EP, ‘7’. There’s a couple of preview tracks above. I previously mentioned them earlier this year. It was self released, written and produced by the band themselves with the cover painted by Casey Wilson.

I’ve had a listen to it and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome- a really good set of tracks for a duo to create from scratch. I can’t wait to see where they lead to in 2012. Anyway, find out more about these guys and get the EP here.

Some Finnish nuns in a pop video

I couldn’t quite believe what I was looking at here, but then again this is what makes Europe such a fun place for music. Anna Abreu is one of those kids that got famous from Pop Idol (Finnish version). The song is actually really good in my opinion. It. The video is from another planet though!

New Music: Johan Reinhold

I actually really like this- it sounds very different to a lot of the music I get sent, which makes it refreshing and new. And on top of that, it’s a very slick production. That’s because Johan Reinhold is a Swedish Grammy nominated indie electro-pop singer/songwriter who has just released this song, “Shoot Me Down” which was created by some of Sweden’s most prominent producers and engineers like Astma & Rocwell and the Lasse Mortén (who produced Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn & John, and Primal Scream). Check out here.

Icona Pop ‘Sun Goes Down’

This has to be the best track of the month (so far!) From Icona Pop, previously featured on here and sure to take over the world!

First Listen: Tove Styrke ‘Call My Name’

This has been huge in her native Sweden, and it’s a bit weird for me why she’s still only getting an underground buzz over here in the UK. But then again Robyn took a really long time before she blew here, so I hope the same kicks for Tove Styrke. Cos she’s frickin’ good.

New Music: Frost

Norwegian duo Frost make cool synth-pop with analogue warmth, and songs about life, love and changing the world.  ‘The Woods’ is released on October 17th via FrostWorld Recordings. Check out here.

New Music: Veto

I don’t know how much people are aware of this Danish electrorock group (outside of Denmark), they’ve been around since 2004 but I’ve only just become aware of them now. Very cool, sexy beats. Check out here.

Thomas Holm comes back with good pop

So Thomas Holm. Readers may know how obsessed I am with this very unique Danish pop star (his videos are always so fun to watch). Anyway, he’s out with a new single, and as I’m not a Danish speaker, I’ve found it a bit tricky to understand the lyrics but Google Translate informs me that the title translates to ‘Fuck The Pain Away’.

I’m not sure that’s right because it seems that the single is also featured as a part of a Danish TV show, but my guess is it’s something to do with using love to fix hate. Or maybe I’m just being innocent. I was able to get all of Thomas Holm’s stuff on British iTunes so my guess is it’s available in most European countries. Download it. Even if you don’t have a clue what it’s about- just believe that it is very amazing.

Medina’s back with a stomper

My favourite Danish dance diva Medina (from ‘You and I‘ fame) is back with a stomper of a track. It’s in Danish but I don’t think that takes away from the intensity of the track. It’s like it grabs your heart and gives it a bit of a squeeze.

Hey, Leona- maybe you should have stolen this as your lead single?

This is the new single by Loreen, who made a splash on the Swedish pop scene earlier this year with this amazing piece of pop bliss. It’s currently top 10 in the Swedish iTunes chart.

New Music: Caotico

This song is so NSFW. It’s Swedish band Caotico with Tove Styrke doing a little bit of a cameo. Check out here.

New Music: Jon Ink

This is a preview from up and coming Swedish pop hunk Jon Ink. Fans of Melodifestivalen may recognise the face from this year’s contest where he went by the name of Jonas Matsson. He’s definitely going in a better direction! Check out here.

 

First Watch: The New Spring ‘For Everest (Shelley)’

Check out the new video from Denmark’s ‘The New Spring’.

New Music: The Fiery Piano

The Fiery Piano started out in 2011, releasing his first collection of songs on the self-released Sirens EP.  Guitar melodies, distorted vocals and electronical details share ground on elaborate DIY pop songs, everything recorded and mixed in a small apartment in Stockholm. Check out here.

New Music: Linnea Henriksson

A former Swedish Idol alum, Linnea sings in Swedish. I struggle a bit to understand what she’s on about but her debut song has that unique element of love-or-hate. I’m not sure. I loved it when I first heard it, then I hated it, and now I’m sort of middling around.  Check out here.

Free Download: Ansiktet ‘X (Cocotaxi Remix)’

If you don’t know much about Ansiktet then visit my post about them here. This is a ska remix of a Swedish soul track. I know it’s a random thing to blog about, but it’s a really good sound, so download it!

Bananas + Champagne = Swedish electro

Heard of Dada Life? You might have already- they’ve been around for a bit. I can see this track making them bigger than before though. Their trademark shows involve lots of bananas and champagne, which can only be fun. Ah, those Swedes. Check out here.