Sven-Holger – “Ballader på svenska” EP

April 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm


We’ve heard Sven-Holger Rosenvinge before in the alternative rock band Mandylon and solo with rock and pop in English. On his new EP “Ballader på svenska”, though, he’s changed language to Swedish and is fetching inspiration from the nordic folk soil. The result is brilliant when he lets these folk-vibing ballads grow into his own style of singer-songwriter-pop with tasteful and interesting arrangements. And he uses his fantastistic voice in the best way in this context as well, with just the right dose of fragility and blackness.

Sven-Holger’s site – on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

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.

Crying Day Care Choir – “Wonderlust” EP

November 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Crying Day Care Choir

You can’t get anything but happy when you listen to Crying Day Care Choir. Their new EP “Wonderlust” is no exception to that rule. There are no minor scales clouding the blue sky as far as we can see, and we don’t worry about anything as we join the band in a sing-a-long to strong, bright melodies and a flower-dressed, acoustic folkpop, heartened by their warm smiles. Here’s a taste in the shape of the single with the same name, an obvious, and just as captivating, follow-up to last year’s “Up & Away“:

Crying Day Care Choir on Facebookon Spotifyon Apple Music

Låtsaspoeten – “Nattmusik för människor”

November 4, 2015 at 2:39 pm


Earlier in the Autumn Jon Rinneby, as promised, released a new album under the name Låtsaspoeten, “Nattmusik för människor”. Just like on Låtsaspoeten’s debut from the beginning of this year it’s about folk pop in Swedish, often with the acoustic guitar as a base. Even if the albums share many characteristics it feels overall like he’s expanding the musical horizon’s of Låtsaspoeten’s musical landscape. The clever, sing-along-inviting songs are there, but the intimate, tender moments are given more space and the influence from Americana and dreamy folk indie is more obvious than before. As usual his choruses get stuck in my head in some curious way, and when I’m having lunch I hear “Barnasinnets glöd” and “Hoppet kan va hopplöst” on repeat. I am more affected, though, by songs like “Linda” and “Du ser”, where the last one may be the most delicate, naked and vulnerable I’ve heard from him.
If you happen to be in Malmö tonight you can watch him play some songs together with Anna Jadéus (who also has contributed with vocals on the album) at Beer Ditch at 7 pm.

Låtsaspoeten on Facebook – on Spotify – on Apple Music

Little White Things – “Step Back”

October 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Little White Things

Max Bergström joined forces with the Irishman Dave Behan and created the duo Little White Things. Today they released the debut single “Step Back” with a folk- and 60’s-influenced indiepop with a nice soaring chorus hook with vocal harmonies.

Little White Things on Facebook – on Apple Music

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