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Lokatt – “Karg” EP

November 30, 2015 at 5:47 pm


The two sisters Johanna and Nina Piroth have been our guests here several times before with their folk-vibing indie music. Now they have started a new project they call Lokatt. Here they explore the electronic spaces instead, playing with techno beats, mellotrones and synthpads. On Friday they released the debut EP “Karg”, an EP with three songs where I recognize them very well despite the new environment. The folk mystique, the melancholic ambience and the dreamy vibe are still there, but at the same time it feels entirely fresh with new, dance-enticing and suggestive soundscapes. Here are two of the tracks:

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Jean Dark – “I Will Never Let Me Down”

November 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Jean Dark

The duo Jean Dark are presenting themselves today with their first single, “I Will Never Let Me Down”. It’s a wonderful, soft, ambient ballad with a nocturnal 80′s vibe. The duo consists of Minna Bolin, whom we’ve heard here before in the band Desertsongs, and Ingela Jansson. They write that they are releasing the song today, on the 30th of November, to remind us to never give up the struggle for our future on this planet. Because today is also the start of the climate conference in Paris.

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Astro Tan – “Whiskey + Water”

November 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Astro Tan

Astro Tan, a trio hailing from Portland, Oregon, recently released this fascinating single, “Whiskey + Water”. They write that they have experimented with the recordings in various ways to achieve the right blend of darkness and exotica. They have for example recorded themselves in large, cavernous spaces and mixed this with isolated instrument tracks. They have in any case produced a special atmosphere; dark without being intimidating, mysterious but still with a laidback warmth in the bottom. It’s psychadelia with a relaxed, exotic vibe that makes me think of David Sylvain and his Japan. If you’d like to listen to more from the band I can recommend their album “Soma” they released last year.

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Neiked – “Cowboy” feat. Thomas Stenström

November 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm


The producer Victor Rådström has been working behind artists like Miriam Bryant and Elin Bergman before. Now he’s launched his own project under the name Neiked, a project which will feature both Swedish and international artists in the time to come.

First up is the song “Cowboy” and Thomas Stenström. The song fits Thomas like hand in glove and is a wonderful, uplifting mix with both an organic and an electronic vibe, where a funkish deep bass comes in the company of a catchy muted guitar riff, sitar strands, children choirs and handclaps.

The next installation is coming up in the beginning of December.

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Deer – “Your Thoughts”

November 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm


Julia Thomasdotter has a solo project going on which she calls Deer. Earlier this year she released the single “Your Thoughts”, a song you can listen to here below. It’s a folk-vibing song with heavy tom beats, acoustic guitars and sweet voice harmonies that keep me glued to the speakers for the entire length of 5 minutes, although there is little dynamics in the song. Well, there are variations in the shape of a catchy chorus, but it certainly is a rather hypnotic track which can take quite a few spins.

If you’d like to see Julia live, and happen to be in Stockholm on the 1st of December, you can visit Klubb Shangri-La at Hornhuset in the evening.

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