Wolver

Behold the marvelous traveling show of Wolver, a Swedish trio of peculiar entertainers: The Protagonist (lead vocals and guitar), The Brawler (drums), and The Charmer (guitar). In a world parallel to ours where prophecies and magic still rule over human existence, their nomadic spectacle enlightens audiences with a sound that…
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February 18, 2020

The Shatterheads

Swedish indie rock band The Shatterheads encapsulate the virtues of a balanced approach to creativity: Distancing yourself from artificial extremes to allow for honest, unpretentious expression. Their sound presents an interplay of soft/loud dynamics reminiscent of grunge’s early years, combined with diverse guitar-based influences from the past two decades (from…
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January 22, 2020

Leading Edge

Swedish folk-pop ensemble Leading Edge combines the love for catchy melodies and stylish production of Nordic pop with indie folk’s organic instrumental qualities and lyricism. The seven-part band displays a palette of influences ranging from Coldplay to The Paper Kites, with a sophisticated frontwoman that may evoke associations to Florence…
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January 18, 2020

Bonalt

Somewhere in the outskirts of Sweden’s falafel capital (A.K.A. Malmö), a reserved family boy with down-to-earth work ethics is making a solid entrance into the Scandinavian EDM constellation. Bonalt presents a combination of melodic intuition and impeccable production reminiscent of Sugar Blizz or Tape Machines, all while appealing to a…
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November 5, 2019

One Light

Formed in the city of Helsingborg, a southern town advertised as “The friendliest city in Sweden”, One Light is an homage to the elements that made arena rock bands like Coldplay or U2 famous: Their epic sing-along vocals and powerful choruses intertwine with heartfelt lyrics based on everyday romance. But…
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September 13, 2019

Day Felice

A romantic theatricality permeates Day Felice’s chamber/art pop, a Swedish band founded by singer-songwriter and actor David Lindström. Their multi-layered lyrics can remind you of Rufus Wainwright; but their love for colorful, cinematic emotional contrasts reveals a wide range of influences stretching from last century’s iconic singer-songwriters to 2000s piano…
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June 26, 2019

Travel With The Sun

From Ziggy Stardust to Muse, the abundance of space-inspired songs and albums proves that the glorious spirit of intergalactic exploration suits rock music quite well. The figure of the brave cosmic traveler has a lot in common with some of the greatest guitar heroes and stadium rock bands, who in…
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June 26, 2019

Hotellet

Stockholm-based rock quartet Hotellet’s melancholic music evokes the midnight light of the TV in a lonely hotel room. The band narrates everyday stories with a tragicomical twist that draws influences from Swedish bands like Kent and the 90s angst of Smashing Pumpkins or Nick Cave. Hotellet’s third-person narrative lyrics and…
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October 5, 2018

Unfound Reliance

Swedish melodic death metal band Unfound Reliance describe themselves as “First Aid Kit but with Metal guitars”. A peculiar self-portrayal for a metal act combining introspective, at times melancholic lyrics with a passion for melody that draws inspiration from the Gothenburg sound pioneers. Rather than aiming at misanthropic individualism, their…
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September 28, 2018

Surfin’ Charlie

Just like many epic sagas, Swedish indie rock trio Surfin’ Charlie’s story started with one word. “Our drummer’s dog is called Charlie, and we had to pay tribute to him for being able to put up with such an owner!”, they explain jokingly. But apart from its goofy origin, their name…
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September 19, 2018