Category Archives: Scandinavia

VERONICA MAGGIO – JAG LOVAR (Indie/Pop – Sweden)

While she may not be very well know outside Scandinavia, singer-songwriter Veronica Maggio is nothing short of a pop superstar in her native Sweden, shifting hundreds of thousands of records and selling out concert halls and stadiums on a regular basis.

“Jag Lovar” (in English, “I Promise”) is taken off Maggio’s fourth studio album Handen I Fickan Fast Jag Bryr Mig (Universal Music). Preceded by hit single “Sergels Torg”, her new album was released in October 2013 and shot straight to #1 in Sweden and #2 in Norway, confirming Maggio as one of Scandinavia’s most popular artists.

Bonus track: “Dallas” performed live on DR’s Store Juleshow

More info and music on Veronica Maggio’s official site or Facebook. Buy Handen I Fickan Fast Jag Bryr Mig on

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”

Follow Gundelach on Facebook. Listen to more tracks on SoundCloud. Buy the new single on