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Watch: Beatrice Eli ‘Moment of Clarity’

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I wish more pop kids had this much fearlessness with their videos. Eli’s debut album ‘Die Another Day’ comes out 22nd of October on Razzia Records.

Listen: Beatrice Eli ‘Moment Of Clarity’

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She’s back! My favourite Swedish pop bad-girl comes up with a new track that’s so cool. I wouldn’t have expected any less.

Watch: Beatrice Eli ‘Girls’

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One of my favourite Swedish solo girls, Beatrice Eli is as gutsy as can be. This new single is risqué but so much fun.

Beatrice Eli’s EP is finally out!

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I can’t tell you how excited I am to have heard a preview of this EP in full for the first time. Beatrice Eli has constantly been on my top lists for the last year or so.

So I’ll obviously sound a little bit biased when I say that the ‘It’s Over’ EP (out today on Razzia Records) is just about the best bit of Scandi pop you’re likely to hear for quite some time.

There’s only four songs on there but they seem to cover every possible spectrum involving love and loss, from ‘Conqueror’ (above) through to this track that has one of the fiercest set of lyrics you could find in a song (‘You’re silence is violence’… ouch):

Anyway, it’s well worth the wait. Get it now!

First Listen: Beatrice Eli ‘Violent Silence’

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Another epic pop track from Swedish Beatrice Eli. Debut EP ‘It’s Over’ is out on March 24th.

First Watch: Beatrice Eli ‘It’s Over’

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One of my favourite Swedes from 2011, Beatrice Eli is finally releasing her debut EP on March 24th. It’s pop with a dark punch, cut in a way that only the Swedes seem to do so well.

2012’s Random List

I started the Random List last year, and it was pretty fun for me to do so I figured I’d carry the tradition on for another year. So here, I present to you the winners of some random, and not so random, categories that have come out of 2012.

Biggest debut to come out of nowhere

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Miriam Bryant. This category also covers best track of the year too, I guess (which I’m sharing with Beatrice Eli, below). I still remember reading the email introducing to her. I really didn’t expect to hear what I did. It picked up with other blogs too. In terms of debut releases, this really is as big as they come.

Best gig of the year

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Woodkid featured in last year’s Random List, and a few weeks ago I had the privilege to catch him at London’s South Bank. Epic is an understatement for what I was exposed to.

Most upsetting

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This one’s a tie between Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida. Unnecessary cameos from both of these on what otherwise are pretty good pop tracks (like above) have led me to just really not like either one of these. I know that will upset a lot of people, but sorry. Enough.

Scariest but fiercest track from Scandinavia

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This one goes to Beatrice Eli, one of the standout artists of the year for me. I should also point out that this is my joint favourite track of the year, along with Miriam Bryant (above). It’s so hard to believe this is one of her first tracks. Can’t wait to hear new tracks!

Most exciting big-label signing


Jetta. Expect to hear more over the coming months from this lady.

Most underrated album of the year

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The Noisettes. I already put up a post about this here, give it a read if you like. Sad really.

Biggest u-turn of the year

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Marina & The Diamonds. Actually, it’s not so much of a u-turn as an appreciation for her. Rarely do I moan about artists on this site, but Marina was behind one of my biggest whines back at the start of 2011. That post got me some pretty nasty feedback from some. This year though, her second attempt at ‘being bigger’ paid off when Primadonna was released and topped the charts. Good for her.

First Watch: Beatrice Eli ‘The Conqueror’

One of the most exciting artists emerging from Sweden right now, Beatrice Eli, has released a video to the epic ‘The Conquerer’ track. Exciting and amazing.

New Music: Beatrice Eli

This is quietly powerful pop that picks you up on the chorus and drops you back down again using some trademark Scandinavian beats. Love it. Check out here.