Category Archives: Scandinavia

THE RADIO DEPT – TEACH ME TO FORGET (Synth – Sweden)

Swedish band The Radio Dept. return with their first new material since last year’s album Running Out Of Love. “Teach Me To Forget” is out now via Stockholm-based premium pop label Labrador Records.

The six track EP “Teach Me to Forget” includes two brand new songs, three remixes and the band’s new take on the title track.

For more info and music, go to The Radio Dept’s Facebook or check out their official site. You can download the new single on

CASHMERE FACTORY – PAW (Alt/Indie – Norway)

Ålesund-born, Oslo-based alt rock outfit Cashmere Factory is a unique and ever-evolving combo of different influences, styles and ideas. They create original soundscapes that embrace the band members’ widely different musical backgrounds and combine them in the most interesting and unpredictable ways. Some songs boast with solid rhythms and playful guitars, while others float through a roller coaster of crescendos,  subtle synths and soaring vocals.

Check out the band’s official site for more info, or follow them on  SoundCloud and Facebook. Buy the music on

THE FAMILIAR – PATIENCE (Synth/Electro – Norway)

Norwegian electro duo The Familiar captures the haunting icy rhythms of the Arctic Circle in magical and lush soundscapes that redefine genre boundaries. Norwegian-American vocalist Ruth Mirsky and Tromsø-based multi instrumentalist Mads Martinsen conjure up the uncanny darkness of winters with no sun and the unyielding light of summers with no night.

Taken off their 2016 EP Seconds, single “Patience” is a modern, yet intimate slice of gloomy synthpop, weaving together Mirsky’s poignant plea for patience and Martinsen’s pulsating, synth-driven beat. This irresistible tune definitely hits all the right buttons, confirming The Familiar’s position in the Scandi alt-electro scene.

Listen to The Familiar’s EPs on SoundCloud and follow therm on Facebook for more info. Buy the music on

GUNDELACH – GARDEN (Disco – Norway)

Norwegian artist Gundelach is back with his first new single since the release of his debut EP last year. The track is titled “Garden” and it’s a bumpy disco track anchored by strong vocals and a smooth-as-silk bassline that rolls like a tidal wave.

“Garden” marks a new chapter for Gundelach: the first single in a string of new collaborations from his forthcoming debut LP, it was co-produced with John Calvert (NAO, Ghostpoet) and co-written by Norwegian hip-hop producer Aksel Carlsen (Unge Ferrari, Arif).

Following performances at major summer festivals such as Roskilde and Øya, as well as sold out shows at theater-sized venues, his debut EP was nominated for Pop Album at Norway’s Grammy equivalent (Spellemann Awards). International recognition has also led to shows across Europe and heavy radio play in Germany and the UK.

Bonus track: “Fjernsynet”

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THE LEGENDS – NIGHTSHIFT (Electro/Disco – Sweden)

Stockholm-based multitalented artist Johan Angergård (one half of Club 8, one fourth of Acid House Kings, one half of Pallers) returns with his 6th album as The Legends. “Nightshift” is an album brimful of lazy space-funk, electro-noir, and retro pop frenzy, and it represents a change in direction after 2009’s noise-pop debut LP Over And Over and 2015’s fragile and romantic It’s Love.

The album sees Angergård taking full ownership of his solo project, bringing The Legends on to his label Labrador Records (home to Pallers, Club 8, The Radio Dept. and more). “I’m more self-confident today,” he explains, “and figured I might as well go all DIY again.”

On this third LP the artist embraces his inner tech geek with a heavy dose of vocoders and analogue synthesizers. The new 16-track collection was inspired by the funkiest electronic music he could find: “I love Futurism. I love the dynamism of modern technology. I love the endless possibilities… ‘Nightshift’ might be a night album, but it’s lit up by neon.”

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