Akiine – “Destiny”

February 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm


I wrote about London-based Akiine a little more than a year ago when she released her debut EP with fine-tuned, soft soul. Now she has started to work with the Brooklyn label Color Station and released the single “Destiny”. And even if I recognise her sensitive vocals there is a different vibe here, a darker ambience where her voice flows through pulsating R’n’B-beats.

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Mattias Svensson – “Define Me”

January 27, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Mattias Svensson

Mattias Svensson, earlier saxophone player for This Is Head and RebekkaMaria among others, is releasing his debut EP on the 1st of February, an album with the short name “EP”. Before that we get to hear the single “Define Me” where he shows us a very smooth electro soul, call it indie R’nB if you like. Humble, creative, naked. In the Autumn he released the first single, the more intense “Born Was the Revolution”, a quite interesting song that you shouldn’t miss. He writes that he gets his inspiration from artists like D’Angelo and Tracy Chapman and together with the producer Martin Johan-Lo they turn this into their own version of emotional soul.

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Luna Green – “Sussh (Havana version)”

October 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm
Luna Green

Luna Green

Here’s a pearl for a song from Luna Green. It’s an entirely new version of the song “Sussh” from her album “Swedish Strawberries”. She recorded it in Havanna with Cuban musicians, presumably when she was there to perform at “Peace and Love Festival” earlier this year. The song stood out on the album with a different arrangement, but here it really blossoms in a down-scaled R’n’B-sound á la the early sixties. Luna feels completely natural here with her somwhat restrained expression and it becomes pure magic.

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Folk, indie pop, R’n’B and shoegaze from Zebastian Swartz, Wouie, Artymove and No Coda

February 27, 2014 at 4:47 pm


Zebastian Swartz – “Me and My Brother”

Here’s a new voice to me, in the shape of Zebastian Swartz who just has released his debut single “Me and My Brother”. And what a voice he has, a voice that stays with me after listening to this nostalgic, folk-vibing singer/songwriter-ballad.

Wouie – “Unfold” och “Haunting Feeling”

I wrote about the indie pop duo Wouie in January, and now they have released two more songs. It’s inte same spirit as before with an eighties-influenced indie pop, inspired and with a characteristic sound. Especially “Haunting Feeling” catches my attention.

Artymove – “Back and Forth Redux” (feat. Mercedes)

It’s been a couple of years since I wrote about the trio Artymove, and for some reason I have missed a number of great songs they have released since then. Now it’s about their single and video to “Back and Forth Redux” featuring Mercedes on vocals. In the direction of R’nB with their own creative electro touch and with a wonderful voice from Mathilda Lindgren. I also added another song, the title track from their EP “So Real”.
Interestingly I just realised that Mathias Näslund from the trio is the same Mathias as the one from the indie duo The Sweet Serenades. I figured that out after having watched the video, where they in a scene are standing around a fire with Mathias in woodcutter’s attire and I thought “hehe, that’s almost like The Sweet Serenades’ style”.

No Coda – “No Ransom” – video

I’m finishing with another video. It’s No Coda who made one to their excellent single “No Ransom“.


January 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm


If any music deserves the tag dreamy it’s Houston‘s music. Their ambient electronica and whipering soul voices soars right up into the clouds and it feels relaxing and soothing. Behind Houston we find the producer team Sum Comfort and this is their way of showing themselves as artists. An album will be released later this year. On the EP you’ll find four tracks where “14 februari” is an interpretation in Swedish of Sade’s ”I Never Thought I’d See The Day” and “Eldflugor” an interpretation of John Martyns  ”Hurt In Your Heart”.

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