For reasons unknown to me, you’ll find Swedish singer Josefin’s new EP, 'Getaway' listed under Rock on iTunes. I guess it’s because there’s no Scandinavian Soul-Pop category - yet.
If there was, then this 5-track EP would top the list.
Somehow I feel out of place as I pass by diners enjoying high quality Swedish cuisine, dressed in ties, Agnes B dresses, and jackets with neatly folded handkerchiefs, however, the only way to enter Obaren (which sits at the back of Sturehof in the heart of Stureplan, Stockholm’s affluent social area) is through the restaurant.
“I also thought they'd made a mistake when I read the event start time was 24:00,” says vivacious, 5’11” singer Alex from Okapii. We are strolling along the busy streets of Copenhagen together on her way to do a sound check at the venue KB18, in Copenhagen's own meatpacking district.
Just released is Marie Dahlstrøm (DK) new single 'Without Our Time' produced by Alfa Mist. This is her first original song since her excellent debut EP Feelings and I'm pleased to say it doesn't disappoint.
For one night only (Friday, March 15), Sweden’s official jazz club Fasching delivered an impressive evening of songs in the key of Erykah Badu, performed by a newly composed group called Mama's Conspiracy.
Newtimers - Ego EP review
After what seems like a long hiatus, the Stockholm duo Newtimers (Andreas Cavaco and Tim Lundblad) are back with a full project - Ego EP; five songs with a tingling 80's vibe, pop hooks and electro-funk which doesn’t slow these multi-talented composers and performers down.
In Kødbyn on November 18th, 2012, I was treated to the completion of a chapter of musical discovery. In October 2012, I heard on Urbanlife Radio.se (Scandinavian Soul) a track called “Sum O Sometimes” by a Danish artist, Nanna B.
The vinyl’s scratchy intro, the horns and the voice were compelling. I was immediately struck by a tightness and soulful feel combined with a summery, hopeful tone.
When the album became available for free digital download, I was there. I missed an earlier performance and was very disappointed in myself, but would I get a second chance? The 28th of November was just that chance.