Last week it was Friendly Fires making good noise with a Lady Gaga track, this week it’s Robyn covering what is in my view one of the best pop songs of 2011 by Coldplay. It’s got that minimal, cold Scandi vibe Robyn does so well.
More cute new Swedish musical goodness here. I haven’t really heard anything like this before; it’s sort of laid back catchy electro pop. Definitely some potential there! Check out here.
Oh my God. I thought I mentioned this guy a while back but it seems I haven’t. Swedish born, London raised Blue Robinson’s got a neo-soul kinda vibe. If Stevie Wonder did sexy, this would be it. Check out here.
Amidst the 100’s of tracks I hear every week, something little just stands out and makes you think ‘yea!’. Sameblod did this to me this week. They’re an electropop duo from Stockholm who make friendly sounds that kinda wanna hug you and dance with you at the same time. Their remix of Lykke Li’s ‘Dance Dance Dance’ is fun. Check out here.
The Rebecca & Fiona invasion continues. This is the new video for Adrian Lux featuring the girls and lots of… boys. I guess there’s nothing edgy here, but enjoy it for the camp factor.
Icona Pop has been causing a bit of a fuss on the web for a while yet I never featured them on here. Edgy Swedish pop. “The two DJ’s decided one neon lit night to write songs about dark feelings and happy moments. The heartbroken soul and the frustrated mind combined their efforts and Icona Pop was born. These girls speak their minds and want everybody to sing along.” Check out here.
This is so new it’s not even ready… Swedish trio that makes some very good, very catchy powerpop. Check out here.
Weirdly I mentioned Erik last week, and today he’s put up his latest video up. Featuring lots of little Erik doing Swedish things that ginger kids do.
From Erik Hassle’s ‘Taken’ EP. This song makes me swell a bit. The way those dark, breezy beats work their way at the start… argh… It’s no secret I’m a huge Eric fan. Beautiful.
I don’t usually feature new remixes of old songs but I really want you to check this one out of a song by Miike Snow, called Silvia. The original is a stunning piece of pop, but this remix just makes me want to have a can of red bull and run down a rainy Hyde Park naked. Download below.
This is sort of ambient, indie electro. Check out here.
… they really go for it. Courtesy of Swedish Stereo, this is a video for a band called Ansiktet. And to the regular, non Swedish music fan it’ll just look like a standard video. But it isn’t a standard video. It’s got Salem Al Fakir, Peter Jöback, Christian Waltz, Christian Olsson (Fibes Oh Fibes), Musse Hasselvall, Mange Schmidt, Thomas Rusiak, Eric Gadd and Magnus Carlson guesting. These are very huge stars in Sweden. The song’s a bit standard but I won’t lie to you, it’s the most exciting thing I’ve seen today.
With a big throwback to French house comes this big tune by my favourite Swedish dance duo.
You don’t need to understand it, just give it a go. Check out more Alexis Weak here.
This band isn’t actually new – they’ve been around for a few years now, and have already released a couple of albums in native Sweden. It’s happy soul-pop with a harmless rock edge to it. Check out here.
A little lesson in Swedish… ‘Snart’ which is the title to this lovely track you hear above, means ‘Soon’. ‘Lilla Sällskapet’, the act that are responsible for it, means ‘small society’- although I could be wrong- I’m still very new to the language. You don’t need to speak Swedish to enjoy it though. It’s the kind of music that lifts you up and takes you somewhere lush. Check out here.