Folk and pop from Brother North, Alice Boman, Varjen and Luna Green

May 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm
Brother North

Brother North

Brother North – “Brother North” – album

I talked about the duo Brother North in the Autumn as they rolled out their first songs. Now they have released their debut album; eight songs of (mostly) acoustic singer-songwriter warmth spiced up with beautiful string arrangements. The earlier singles “Rain Song” and “Silent Running” are strong songs, but there are more gems to discover, like for example the grand-sounding “Skyward Light” or the romantic “Pool of Her”, which you can listen to here below. A beautifully shimmering debut with summer vibes.

Alice Boman – “Over”

Here’s a new single from Alice Boman, “Over”, taken from her upcoming EP, “EP II”. The song was recorded in her apartment by herself, in the same beautiful lofi-spirit as the earlier songs.

Varjen – “Against The Country”

Niklas Sibelius, or Varjen as he calls himself, will release his second EP “Against The Country”on the 9th of May. Four songs that makes me think of Tallest Man On Earth and which grow on me with each listen. It’s a dryer and and closer sound this time and a great follow-up to the last EP “Hardland“. Here’s the first single and the title track of the EP:

Luna Green – “Swedish Strawberries”

Luna Green release her second solo album tomorrow, “Swedish Strawberries”. Just like with the last album Niclas Frisk participates as a producer, co-writer and guitarist on some of the tracks. Here’s the title song, a seductive, smooth pop song, with quite a few Lana del Rey-vibes.

Varjen – “Hardland EP”

August 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm


Niklas Sibelius used his nick name from high school, when he named his solo project: Varjen (The Wolf). It’s about Americana and indie folk where he mentions The Tallest Man On Earth, The Cave Singers as Frank Turner as influences. Especially Frank Turner comes to mind as I listen to the recently released debut EP “Hardland”, which is maybe most obvious in the last song, “Hardland”, where he almost feels punky in his expression. The room feeling in the sound also makes me think about folk from the eighties and albums like  Springsteens “Nebraska”, where I also find more common vibes in for example the beautiful “Shoreline Weeks”, which you can listen to here below.

In any case it’s a strong and interesting debut which you can listen to on Varjen’s site and on Spotify. Follow Varjen on Facebook.

Shoreline Weeks

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