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Nordic Playlist

Week 46

Little Dragon

Gothenburg, Sweden

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INTERVIEW

Recognised as one of the most visionary and genre-defying bands out there, we’re very excited to present a brand new Nordic Playlist this week, curated by the brilliant Little Dragon!

The Gothenburg natives dropped their fourth album Nabuma Rubberband back in the summer – the long awaited follow up to their previous record, 2011’s exceptional Ritual Union. With each album, Little Dragon have unfailingly produced a record of evolution and Nabuma Rubberband is no exception, presenting...

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Artist

  1. Soft Wind, Soft Death Wildbirds & Peacedrums [SWE]
  2. Cupid's Head The Field [SWE]
  3. Mexico Gus Gus [ICE]
  4. Bang Samuli Kemppi [FIN]
  5. Bodies (Prins Thomas Orgasmatron) Various [NOR]
  6. Inspector Norse Todd Terje [NOR]
  7. Løb Stop Stå Boom Clap Bachelors feat. Coco O [DEN]
  8. White Horse Laid Back [DEN]
  9. Vastaa Vladislav deley [FIN]
  10. All Is Full Of Love (Howie's Version) Björk [ICE]

Week 45

Team Me

Marius Drogsås Hagen

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INTERVIEW

It’s been a busy time for this week’s Nordic Playlist curator who has not only been on the road supporting a new record release, but has also received prestigious award nominations from P3 Gull and Gaffa Prisen 2014! So let us introduce this week’s curator right away – Marius Drogsås Hagen from Team Me!

The Elverum six-piece began creating music together a few years back, and released their debut album To The Treetops! in 2011. A reputation as an energetic, spirited live act was qui...

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Artist

  1. Ailanthus Truls and the Trees [NOR]
  2. Skredder Kråkesølv [NOR]
  3. Rockenroll, Blåa Ögon - Igen Håkan Hellström [SWE]
  4. 747 Kent [SWE]
  5. Am I Wry? No Mew [DEN]
  6. Graceland Kashmir [DEN]
  7. Facing The Intergalactic Jury Rubik [FIN]
  8. Gone With The Sin HIM [FIN]
  9. Hyperballad Björk [ICE]
  10. Hey Satan Sigur Rós [ICE]

Week 44

Ásgeir

Musician / Songwriter / Performer

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If 2014 has belonged to anyone, it’s undoubtably to Icelandic troubadour Ásgeir who is about to round the year off with a series of very special performances during Iceland Airwaves Festival!

Not only did Ásgeir win the title of Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Newcomer at 2012’s Iceland Music Awards, but he now also holds the accolade of creating Iceland’s fastest selling debut album by a domestic artist! Heralded by critics and fans alike, Ásgeir’s debut album Dyrd í dauðathogn showca...

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Artist

  1. Give Up Low Roar [(ICE/US]
  2. Glimpse of a Time Broken Twin [DEN]
  3. House by The Sea Moddi [NOR]
  4. There's No Leaving Now The Tallest Man On Earth [SWE]
  5. The Lion's Roar First Aid Kit [SWE]
  6. Johnny and Mary Todd Terje [NOR]
  7. Sugardaddy Jimi Tenor [FIN]
  8. Fence Me In Erlend Øye & Hjálmar [NOR/ICE]
  9. Wolf & I Oh Land [DEN]
  10. Góða tungl Samaris [ICE]

Week 43

Lykke Li

Singer / Songwriter / Performer

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An artist who’s recognised the world over for her distinctive voice, her inimitable songwriting style and her widely acclaimed live performances, we’re thrilled to introduce this week’s Nordic Playlist curator, Lykke Li!

Since the appearance of her debut album Youth Novels all the way back in 2008, Swedish siren Lykke Li has constantly strived to grow, to learn and to develop as an artist. Her second album Wounded Rhymes, released in 2011, was a perfect example of this, presenting a...

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Artist

  1. Ålen Amason [SWE]
  2. Say Hello Tussilago [SWE]
  3. What Else Is There? Röyksopp [NOR]
  4. Du är den Ende Lill Lindfors [FIN]
  5. Fjögur Piano Sigur Rós [ICE]
  6. All Is Full Of Love Björk [ICE]
  7. Let Me In Kleerup ft. Susanne Sundfør [SWE/NOR]
  8. Honest Oceans [FIN]
  9. One More Elliphant ft. MØ [SWE/DEN]
  10. Brotherhood Asbjørn [DEN]

Week 42

Broken Twin

Musician / Singer / Songwriter

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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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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

Nordic Playlist

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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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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]