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Nordic Playlist

Week 42

Broken Twin

Musician / Singer / Songwriter

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INTERVIEW

It’s been an incredible year full of firsts, exploration and discovery for Danish artist Majke Voss Romme – known better as acclaimed pianist, singer and performer, Broken Twin.

Emerging with her superb debut tracks ‘Out Of Air’ and ‘Beaches’ back in 2012, Broken Twin quickly and firmly grabbed the attention of music lovers far and wide with her sumptuous, heart-wrenching melodies and her uniquely mesmerising voice. Throughout the following year, the Copenhagen based artist emerged ...

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Artist

  1. Plowing into the Field of Love Iceage [DEN]
  2. I Just Don’t Understand Ann-Margret [SWE]
  3. Funemployment Dad Rocks! [ICE/DEN]
  4. Oak Tree Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  5. Come To Me Björk [ICE]
  6. Koop Island Blues (ft. Ane Brun) Koop [SWE/NOR]
  7. Bad Guy Now Erlend Øye [NOR]
  8. Pilot Under Byen [DEN]
  9. Tomorrow’s Song Ólafur Arnalds [ICE]
  10. Fireworks Stina Nordenstam [SWE]

Week 41

Ane Brun

Singer / Songwriter / Performer

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INTERVIEW

Currently on an extensive tour presenting music from her latest release Songs & Rarities, we’re absolutely thrilled to reveal that the curator of this week’s Nordic Playlist is the extraordinary Ane Brun!

Ane is a thoroughly acclaimed musician and collaborator, and last year celebrated the 10th anniversary of her debut release Spending Time With Morgan with a superb double album entitled Songs & Rarities. The album features a number of resurrected tracks plucked from the career of t...

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Artist

  1. Breaking And Shaking Linnea Olsson [SWE]
  2. Fail Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  3. Over Alice Boman [SWE]
  4. Busy Baby Tomas Barfod ft. Nina K [DEN]
  5. Birthday The Sugarcubes [ICE]
  6. Sweet Mysteries Mari Kvien Brunvoll [NOR]
  7. What Love Looks Like Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  8. Apple Of My Eye Femme En Fourrure [FIN]
  9. I Was Just Thinking Teitur [FO]
  10. Harvest Death Has No Dominion [DEN]

Week 40

Nordic Playlist

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Nordic Playlist #40 – Most Selected Artists So Far!

In celebration of the 40th edition, we have an extra special Nordic Playlist in place this week!

We’re taking a special look at the top 10 most selected artists on the Nordic Playlist so far and tuning in to the music that has captured our curators’ attention this year. And to further celebrate all of the artists that have been featured on the Nordic Playlist over the last 40 editions, we’ll be hosting a special event at this year’s Iceland ...

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Artist

  1. Over Alice Boman [SWE]
  2. Klapp Klapp Little Dragon [SWE]
  3. Hoppípolla Sigur Rós [ICE]
  4. Dýrð í dauðathogn Ásgeir [ICE]
  5. Pilgrim MØ [DEN]
  6. Rush (ft. Tobias Buch) Kasper Bjørke [DEN]
  7. Pstereo Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  8. Mirror Maru Cashmere Cat [NOR]
  9. Memories Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  10. No Death Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  11. Home Teitur [FO]
  12. Good For You Nive Nielsen [GRE]

Week 39

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10 Unmissable New Nordic Albums!

As a busy ‘new album season’ gets underway and some of our favourite artists release the records they’ve been hinting at throughout the summer months, we’ve created an extra special edition of the Nordic Playlist in which we take a look at some of the latest releases coming out of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden!

It’s a particularly fruitful time for new releases, with new and iconic artists alike offering up their latest tracks so scroll down to ...

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Artist

  1. Legao Erlend Øye [NOR]
  2. Like A Warrior Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  3. For Madeleine EP Seinabo Sey [SWE]
  4. Queen Of The Clouds Tove Lo [SWE]
  5. In The Silence (Deluxe Edition) Ásgeir [ICE]
  6. Connection Asonat [ICE]
  7. Tragician's Hat (Anniversary Edition) Sister Flo [FIN]
  8. Cinnamon Hearts Eva & Manu [FIN]
  9. The Quiet Strum The White Album [DEN]
  10. Plowing Into The Field Of Love Iceage [DEN]

Week 38

Kasper Bjørke

DJ / Producer

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INTERVIEW

Fresh from releasing his brand new album After Forever this week, we’re very excited to present an exclusively curated Nordic Playlist from Denmark’s Kasper Bjørke!

Kasper is one of the most prominent and prolific music makers out there, having played the role of DJ, producer and coveted collaborator over the past few years. The Copenhagen-based music-maker has now unveiled his fourth record, an album that sees him step away from the disco vibes that have emanated from his recent re...

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Artist

  1. The Aching Broken Twin [DEN]
  2. I Never Learn Lykke Li [SWE]
  3. Johnny & Mary (Ft. Bryan Ferry) Todd Terje [NOR]
  4. New Boys Lust For Youth [DEN]
  5. No End Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  6. Garota Erlend Øye [NOR]
  7. Caterpillar Emiliana Torrini [ICE]
  8. Love Sees No Colour Sin Cos Tan [FIN]
  9. Over Alice Boman [SWE]
  10. All Is Full Of Love (Howie's Version) Björk [ICE]

Week 37

Ólöf Arnalds

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

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Iceland’s magnificent Ólöf Arnalds is set to return with a brand new album this month, and to celebrate, she’s created an extra special Nordic Playlist!

Her voice is often described as both delicate and mesmerising, and her melodies are unfailingly heart-filled and inspiring. These are just a few of the things getting us so excited about the imminent unveiling of Ólöf’s latest album Palme, set for release via One Little Indian and an album which she describes as one of her most coll...

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Artist

  1. Lift Me (Duet with Ane Brun) Madrugada [NOR]
  2. But We Did Thomas Dybdahl [NOR]
  3. If I Had A Heart Fever Ray [SWE]
  4. Waiting Alice Boman [SWE]
  5. Fail Forever When Saints Go Machine [DEN]
  6. Miss You Trentemøller [DEN]
  7. Green Grass Of Tunnel Múm [ICE]
  8. Stay By You Hjaltalín [ICE]
  9. Sound Of Love Husky Rescue [FIN]
  10. Oak Tree Mirel Wagner [FIN]

Week 36

Moddi

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

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Norwegian troubadour Moddi boasts an incredible talent – the ability to transport his listeners to his seaside homeland through just a melody and a breathy vocal.

For the past few years, Pål Moddi Knutsen has been enchanting audiences far and wide with his wistful tales of home, life and love, all passionately delivered with his trademark lulling vocals and irresistible guitar-led melodies.

Originally from the small island of Senja in Northern Norway, Moddi has released three albums...

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Artist

  1. Nobody Knows Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  2. Swarming Efterklang [DEN]
  3. Sun's Eyes Rubik [FIN]
  4. Sweet You CALLmeKAT [DEN]
  5. Birdy 22-Pistepirkko [FIN]
  6. Doubt / Hope Wildbirds & Peacedrums [SWE]
  7. Under A Silent Sea Loney Dear [SWE]
  8. Don't Be Afraid, You Have Just Got Your Eyes Closed Múm [ICE]
  9. Murr Murr Mugison [ICE]
  10. Tøyenvals Gjermund Larsen Trio [NOR]

Week 35

Reptile Youth

Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen

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It’s a rare talent to be able to capture fire and passion in the same measures as soul and emotion, but Copenhagen’s Reptile Youth – this week’s Nordic Playlist curators – have been doing just that in every part of their music since the beginning of their career.

The duo – comprising the talents of Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen and Esben Valløe - have been captivating audiences with their electrifying live sets since 2009, and the release of their eponymous debut album back in 2012 cem...

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Artist

  1. Asleep Makthaverskan [SWE]
  2. All Eyes On You Alice Boman [SWE}
  3. Young Dreams Young Dreams [NOR]
  4. I Have Walked This Body Jenny Hval & Susanna [NOR]
  5. Pyromancer Pinkunoizu [DEN]
  6. TNR (ft. Jaakko Eino Kalevi) Kasper Bjørke [DEN]
  7. I Wanna Win Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  8. Cymbalim K-X-P [FIN]
  9. Var Sigur Rós [ICE]
  10. Lóan Er Komin Grisalappalisa [ICE]

Week 34

Erlend Øye

Musician / Singer / Songwriter

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The curator of this week’s Nordic Playlist is none other than Norway’s Erlend Øye – a musician who has had a phenomenal career to date, and if the first whisperings of his new solo album are anything to go by, he’s got a huge amount in store for the rest of the year too.

Erlend’s first tastes of international attention occurred back in 1999 when his band Kings of Convenience released their single ‘Toxic Girl’, instantly grabbing the attention of music lovers the world over. The duo have since...

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Artist

  1. Ég Vil Fá Mér Kærustu Hjálmar [ICE]
  2. Opposite Of Hallelujah Jens Lekman [SWE]
  3. Saviour Kakkmaddafakka [NOR]
  4. Leyndarmál Àsgeir [ICE]
  5. Mer Strøm #2 Bjørn Svin [DEN]
  6. Takaisin 2002 Uusi Fantasia [FIN]
  7. Yfirgefinn Valdimar [ICE]
  8. Nach Heart Honey Is Cool [SWE]
  9. Hänt Slagsmålsklubben [SWE]
  10. Som Den Gylne Sol Frembryter Knut Reiersrud & Iver Kleive [NOR]