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Week 15

Mew

Johan Wohlert

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INTERVIEW

With a new album due to land in just a few weeks, the news of fresh music from iconic Danish band Mew has been excitedly received around the world.

The much anticipated album in question is entitled +- and is the first record to appear since the band’s critically acclaimed 2009 release No More Stories… It marks a return to form for this much endeared outfit, but importantly, also marks the return of the original line up of the band, following the departure of bassist Johan Wohlert i...

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Artist

  1. Water Slides Mew [DEN]
  2. Chans Kent [SWE]
  3. Dancing Queen ABBA [SWE]
  4. Propaganda Briskeby [NOR]
  5. Take On Me A-Ha [NOR]
  6. Lost Boys The 69 Eyes [FIN]
  7. Birdy 22 Pistepirkko [FIN]
  8. Heat Spleen United [DEN]
  9. Forårsdag Anne Linnet [DEN]
  10. Dancing On My Own Robyn [SWE]
  11. You’re the storm The Cardigans [SWE]
  12. Hyperballad Björk [ICE]
  13. Svefn g englar Sigur Rós [ICE]

Week 14

Say Lou Lou

Elektra and Miranda Kilbey

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INTERVIEW

It’s finally time for us to hear their long awaited debut album, so to celebrate, we’ve invited sisters Elektra and Miranda Kilbey – aka Say Lou Lou – to curate the latest edition of the Nordic Playlist!

Lucid Dreaming offers up our first chance to hear a long player from this pair, whose heritage lies between the sun bleached landscapes of Australia and the cooler breezes of Sweden.

The duo arrived with an understated bang back in 2012, when their debut single ‘Maybe You’ won over ...

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Artist

  1. Nothing But A Heartbeat Say Lou Lou [SWE]
  2. Birthday Sugarcubes [ICE]
  3. Unemployed In Summertime Emilíana Torrini [ICE]
  4. Keep Me In My Plane WhoMadeWho [DEN]
  5. Shades Of Marble Trentemøller [DEN]
  6. Fade Away Susanne Sundfør [NOR]
  7. Johnny and Mary [ft. Bryan Ferry] Todd Terje [NOR]
  8. Change of Heart El Perro Del Mar [SWE]
  9. Knowing Me, Knowing You ABBA [SWE]
  10. No End Jaakko Eino Kalevi [FIN]
  11. Nuori Ja Kaunis Anna Järvinen ft. Olavi Uusivirta [FIN]

Week 13

Stian Andersen - Nordic Music Video Awards

Photographer / Music Video Director

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The Nordic Music Video Awards has unveiled its list of nominees for 2015!

Celebrating the best in visual accompaniments to music from throughout the region, the Nordic Music Video Awards are returning for a second year to highlight the immense talent and the creative concepts found in the North.

With nominees ranging from FM Belfast to Ylvis, all styles and genres are represented in the eight categories of this year’s nominations, which a jury carefully selected from a long list of submission...

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Artist

  1. Water Slides Mew [DEN]
  2. Bullet Kill J [DEN]
  3. Skulls Röyksopp [NOR]
  4. Against The Moon Iceage [DEN]
  5. Delorean Dynamite (for sale) Todd Terje [NOR]
  6. Without You My Life Would Be Boring (Shaken-Up Version) The Knife [SWE]
  7. Violins I'm From Barcelona [SWE]
  8. Monument (The Inevitable End Version) Röyksopp ft. Robyn [NOR/SWE]
  9. Kyrie Uni Stefson [ICE]
  10. Broken Glass Tomas Barfod [DEN]
  11. 5 fine frøkner Gabrielle [NOR]

Week 12

NEØV

Anssi Neuvonen, Finland

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INTERVIEW

Their much anticipated second album is finally available, and to celebrate, we’ve invited Finnish five-piece NEØV to create their very own Nordic Playlist!

Hailing from Kuopio, NEØV are an outfit that manage to seamlessly integrate the stunning surroundings of their hometown into laid back, shoe-gaze leaning anthems that capture both the warmth of the indoors and the frosted chill of the outdoors. Dominique is the name of this long awaited sophomore album, which landed two years aft...

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Artist

  1. Mercury Heart Nils Petter Molvær [NOR]
  2. All I Know Is Tonight Jaga Jazzist [NOR]
  3. Modern Drift Efterklang [DEN]
  4. Cellophane Kashmir [DEN]
  5. Toothwheels Múm [ICE]
  6. Dirty Paws Of Monsters And Men [ICE]
  7. Sweet Bloom Of Night Time Flowers This Empty Flow [FIN]
  8. Haamupuhelu Pariisin Kevät [FIN]
  9. Line Of Fire Junip [SWE]
  10. Shoreline Broder Daniel [SWE]

Week 11

Nordic Playlist

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Nordic Playlist Presents: New Nordic Hip Hop

A genre that began infiltrating the world’s music scene back in the late 70s, Hip Hop in 2015 is as popular, as widespread and as subversive as ever.

The Nordic region is no exception to this rule, with each country brandishing its own unique and thriving take on the genre, and constantly raising some of the most important artists in the scene.

In this week’s Nordic Playlist, we’re taking a closer look at some of the artists that are paving the way...

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Artist

  1. Obedience Ivan Ave [NOR]
  2. 822 Noah Kin [FIN]
  3. Knäpper mina fingrar ft. Stor Linda Pira [SWE]
  4. Stein Bagger ft. Sivas Ukendt Kunstner [DEN]
  5. Gal Pon Di Scene Cell7 [ICE]
  6. Royal Beggar Biniyam [FIN]
  7. Svär på min mamma Silvana Imam [SWE]
  8. Ung heit gateflamme Lars Vaular [NOR]
  9. Sofðu Vel Úlfur Úlfur [ICE]
  10. D.a.m.a.i.k.a.m ft. L.O.C Sivas [DEN]

Week 10

Lay Low

Singer / Songwriter

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INTERVIEW

Gearing up to release a new album on April 23rd and to take her much acclaimed live show on the road, we’re thrilled to reveal that the curator of this week’s Nordic Playlist is Iceland’s Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir – a.k.a Lay Low!

It was Lay Low’s 2006 debut album Please Don’t Hate Me that first brought this unique artist to the forefront. It was a record which led to her becoming a best-selling, award winning artist in her home country and lay the foundations for the release o...

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Artist

  1. Our Conversations Lay Low [ICE]
  2. Humming One Of Your Songs Ane Brun [NOR]
  3. Hold Heart Emilíana Torrini [ICE]
  4. Tell A Lie Farao [NOR]
  5. Glimpse of a Time Broken Twin [DEN]
  6. Over Alice Boman [SWE]
  7. Lost and Found Taken By Trees [SWE]
  8. Tu hevur taer dyrastu perlur Guðrið Hansdóttir [FO/DEN]
  9. Chord Left Agnes Obel [DEN]
  10. Ævintýr Sóley [ICE]
  11. Goodnight Mirel Wagner [FIN]

Week 9

Jonas Alaska

Singer / Songwriter

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INTERVIEW

All set to perform at the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar as part of Oslo’s by:Larm Festival, we’re delighted to reveal that the curator of this week’s Nordic Playlist is Norway’s very own Jonas Alaska!

Jonas has just released his third album Younger into the world, and it’s a completely unmissable affair. Full of rock tinged, upbeat anthems, the record is a light-hearted tribute to the feelings of awkwardness, enjoyment and love-led frustration that teenagers experience on a daily basis­...

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Artist

  1. Summer Jonas Alaska [NOR]
  2. Another Day Jaga Jazzist [NOR]
  3. Silencer Susanne Sundfør [NOR]
  4. Sundown Vampire Blow [DEN]
  5. Seven Vinnie Who [DEN]
  6. Nöden kräver handling Bob Hund [SWE]
  7. Elefant Amason [SWE]
  8. Let Us Get Out Redder [FIN]
  9. Golden Sea French Films [FIN]
  10. King and Cross Ásgeir [ICE]
  11. Ny batterí Sigur Rós [ICE]

Week 8

Francine Gorman

Editor of Nordic Playlist

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On the 5th and 6th March, the Nordic Playlist Radio Bar will arrive at Oslo’s by:Larm Festival!

The annual by:Larm event continually offers up the most exciting emerging Nordic music, so we at the Nordic Playlist are thrilled to present the second edition of our Radio Bar at the festival, and to bring some of our favourite radio DJs and artists along for the ride.

You’ll be able to sit comfortably in BAR Vulkan and experience live radio shows produced by some of the world’s finest broadcaster...

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Artist

  1. I'm Sorry Jonas Alaska [NOR]
  2. Trust Issues Beatrice Eli [SWE]
  3. Seven Vinnie Who [DEN]
  4. Border/Lines Redder [FIN]
  5. Waiting For The Thunder Apothek [NOR]
  6. Before Vök [ICE]
  7. Poems of the Past Fura [ICE/FO]
  8. All Good AV AV AV [DEN]
  9. I Fell In Love Gidge [SWE]
  10. Be A Man You Ant André Bratten [NOR]

Week 7

The Lake Radio

Rasmus Stolberg & Kasper Vang

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INTERVIEW

Described as “a place for experimental and inspiring music, sound and radio”, we’re excited to have two of the minds behind one of the most engaging online stations curate this week’s Nordic Playlist: Rasmus Stolberg and Kasper Vang from Copenhagen’s The Lake Radio.

Those of you familiar with the unstoppable music and art scene of Copenhagen will already be aware of these two characters – Rasmus Stolberg is of course the bassist of the much adored musical outfit Efterklang and also ...

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Artist

  1. Spejl III (Mirror III): IV Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen [DEN]
  2. Opening Image Arve Henriksen [NOR]
  3. Jeg Havde Ikke Ventet At Se Det På Så Tidligt Et Tidspunkt Frisk Frugt [DEN]
  4. Bær Hildur Gudnadottir [ICE]
  5. 5 Sven-Åke Johansson [SWE]
  6. Manni Circle [FIN]
  7. Sol Austan (East of the Sun) Burzum [NOR]
  8. Unbreakable Silence Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason [ICE]
  9. Nocturnal Wind From the Lake Jorma Tapio & Terje Isungset [FIN/NOR]
  10. Cranes Mika Vainio [FIN]
  11. Enter Part Four Fire! Orchestra [SWE]

Week 6

Phonofile Nordic Music Prize

The Nominees

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Phonofile Nordic Music Prize reveals Nominees!

It’s safe to say that 2014 was an incredible year for Nordic music.

Not only did we see some of the region’s biggest names join forces to collaborate (Röyksopp and Robyn, Kleerup and Susanne Sundfør, we could go on…) but an incredible number of brilliantly original new artists arrived on the scene too.

In recognition of the range and exceptional quality of music produced in the Nordic region over the past year, the Nordic Music Prize – establishe...

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Artist

  1. Grown Up Emilie Nicolas [NOR]
  2. Slow It Down Gracias [FIN]
  3. The Lord's Favourite Iceage [DEN]
  4. Där dit vinden kommer Lorentz [SWE]
  5. Gunshot Lykke Li [SWE]
  6. Oak Tree Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  7. Don't Wanna Dance MØ [DEN]
  8. Out of the Black ft. Robyn Neneh Cherry [SWE]
  9. Kick The Trash Out Pink Street Boys [ICE]
  10. Hamstra Sjarma Prins Póló [ICE]
  11. Æbler og Pærer Selvhenter [DEN]
  12. Inspector Norse Todd Terje [NOR]

Week 5

Nordic Playlist

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Nordic Music Takes Over The Cinema!

It’s safe to say that Nordic musicians have a long standing love affair with the cinema and the music that appears in it.

Be it the classic track ‘Love Fool’ from The Cardigans which soundtracks the ultimate tale of heartbreak in Baz Luhrman’s interpretation of Romeo & Juliet, or Norwegian musician Frode Fjellheim’s contribution to the latest pre-teen cinema sensation Frozen, musicians from the North are widely celebrated for having an innate knack for crea...

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Artist

  1. Let The Right One In Johan Söderqvist [SWE]
  2. Step Out José Gonzáles [SWE]
  3. The Theory Of Everything Jóhann Jóhannsson [ICE]
  4. Main Theme Ólafur Arnalds [ICE]
  5. Someone You Love Tina Dickow/Dico [DEN]
  6. Hollow Talk Choir of Young Believers [DEN]
  7. Salhus Rebekka Karijord [NOR]
  8. 1001 Gram Kaada [NOR]
  9. The Promise Tuomas Kantelinen [FIN]
  10. Letters To Father Jacob Dani Strömbäck [FIN]

Week 4

Satellite Stories

Marko Heikkinen

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INTERVIEW

Currently counting down to the release of their forthcoming third album, we’re excited to reveal that Finland’s Satellite Stories are this week’s Nordic Playlist curators!

The acclaimed five piece’s first album Phrases to Break the Ice landed back in 2012, and was quickly followed by a second record entitled Pine Trails – the home of the devilishly catchy track ‘Campfire’ which jumped straight to the No. 1 spot on Hype Machine upon its release. Since then, the perfect pop-tinged ind...

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Artist

  1. Gimme Twice The Royal Concept [SWE]
  2. Jag kommer Veronica Maggio [SWE]
  3. Escape in the Afternoon French Films [FIN]
  4. Woodstate Somepoe [FIN]
  5. The Springsteen Implosion Kissaway Trail [DEN]
  6. Klonux ELOQ [DEN]
  7. No Song Kakkmaddafakka [NOR]
  8. Wedding Bells Cashmere Cat [NOR]
  9. Hearts Young Karin [ICE]
  10. Glow Retro Stefson [ICE]

Week 3

Drippin

DJ / Producer

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INTERVIEW

Capturing widespread attention and acclaim in recent years, Bergen native Drippin has quickly and deservedly become known as one of the hottest names on the Norwegian DJ circuit.

He’s previously appeared alongside the likes of Cashmere Cat, Yung Lean and Slick Shoota and as 2015 gets underway, he’s all set to perform at Sónar Stockholm and the upcoming by:Larm Festival. It’s this phenomenal live reputation (along with his impeccable taste in music) that make us so excited to have Dr...

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Artist

  1. 54 C6 05 1C 13 CC 72 E9 CC DC 84 F2 A3 FF CC 38 1E 94 0D C0 50 5C 3E E8 TCF [NOR]
  2. Forever 2001 Yung Gud [SWE]
  3. Er Det En Fugl Emil Stabil [DEN]
  4. Descontrol Dinamarca [SWE]
  5. Yakuza $ushi X Kobe [NOR]
  6. Aurora Cashmere Cat [NOR]
  7. Expected Encounter Kid Antoine [DEN]
  8. Submarine Boska [NOR]
  9. Early Man (Dj Richard Remix) Renaissance Man [FIN]
  10. Let’s Jack Gremino [FIN]
  11. Kyoto Drippin [NOR]
  12. Solstice Björk [ICE]

Week 2

José González

Musician / Sweden

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On the cusp of releasing his long awaited new solo album, we’re thrilled to introduce this week’s Nordic Playlist curator, José González!

Vestiges and Claws is set to be the third solo effort from the Gothenburg songwriter, and follows on from his much loved last solo album In Our Nature which appeared back in 2007. We most recently heard from José when his band Junip unleashed their eponymous second album in 2013, and having now unveiled tasters of his first solo album in eight yea...

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Artist

  1. The Offbeat Wildbirds & Peacedrums [SWE]
  2. Pashto Love Nils Berg Cinemascope [SWE]
  3. Rakkauden Rock Risto [FIN]
  4. Oak Tree Mirel Wagner [FIN]
  5. Close My Eyes Ólöf Arnalds [ICE]
  6. Sexfaldur Amiina [ICE]
  7. Sea Salt Quadron [DEN]
  8. DAEMON Kenton Slash Demon [DEN]
  9. Alt e Bra Building Instrument [NOR]
  10. Delorean Dynamite Todd Terje [NOR]
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