This is a ridiculous bunch of talent on one track!
Stumbled across this interesting article over on The Independent – check it out!
UK Live dates
28/03/16 – Ironworks, Inverness [Sold Out]
29/03/16 – O2 Academy, Glasgow [Sold Out]
30/03/16 – O2 Academy, Glasgow [Sold Out]
01/04/16 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham [Sold Out]
02/04/16 – Apollo, Manchester [Sold Out]
04/04/16 – BIC, Bournemouth
05/04/16 – Pavillions, Plymouth [Sold Out]
06/04/16 – Oasis, Swindon [Sold Out]
08/04/16 – SEE Arena Wembley, London
As has become tradition, here’s this year’s Random List. A collection of music highlights that have caught my attention in the last year. I spend the whole year featuring new and edgy stuff, so it’s nice to put up the last post of the year as a little fun. For previous years, head here.
Most Underrated Talent Of The Year
Kwabs has been a dilemma in 2015. He’s so good, so talented, and the songs are so on-point. But he’s still not tapping the mainstream the way he deserves to be. Maybe it’ll change in the next twelve months.
Most Random Act To Pick Up Recognition In Sweden
Just before the world was introduced to MNEK’s work with Zara Larsson (one of pop’s biggest successes in 2015 in my view), Sweden took an unexpected liking to MNEK’s ‘The Rhythm’ to the point where the track picked up Gold sales. Which is nice since it hardly made impact in the UK. And let’s face it, Sweden knows good pop.
Most Played On My iTunes
Dua Lipa. Emerging from the same team behind Lana Del Rey only less of the weirdness. This is a fresh slice of pop.
Best Pop Banger That No One Will Hear
Hottest Fans At A Gig
HONNE are a staple on this blog. This year I managed to catch them live and not only was the gig sold out but it was packed with Abercrombie model look-a-likes. Fancy yourselves a hot boyfriend / girlfriend? Catch HONNE live…
Scandi Country Of The Year To Pull It’s Act Together
Biggest Turnaround Moment
Justin Bieber… Where did that come from? Seriously- everyone seems to be on Justin’s side this year with the release of ‘Purpose’ and the random pop gems that are contained within that record. Just goes to show that kid stars can make good as they grow.
Act Who Owned 2015
Act Who Will Own 2016
Jack Garratt. No one’s even pretending that Jack won’t take over the next twelve months. It’s great though; he’s showing off a new style of dark soul-pop that’s touching people in a way I wouldn’t have expected.
This is just a demo taster for Tove’s 2016 releases.
Tove Lo receives the EMA2015 for her persistent musical innovation that has put Sweden in the international spotlight and helped strengthen the relations between the United States and Sweden. With 1 billion streams world wide and mega hits like “Talking body” x2 platinum awarded and “Habits” x3 platinum awarded, #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and over 4 million copies sold, she has quickly become a rising star and one of Sweden’s most exported artists.
Previous winners include Steve Angello (DJ and former member of Swedish House Mafia), and three-time Academy Award winner, Pia Sundhage.
F***ing TOVE LO! She returns to UK shores next month to play a sold-out Shepherd’s Bush Empire date on the 12th of November.
All I can say is it’s pure bliss!
With some of the bad luck I get, I totally connect with this track from Tove Lo.