Category Archives: Scandinavia

ANE BRUN – CHANGING OF THE SEASONS (Indie/Folk – Norway)

Ane Brun

Ane Brun, real name Ane Brunvoll, is a Norwegian singer songwriter, born and raised in Molde, Norway. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She co-runs a record company, DetErMine Records (“It is my” in Norwegian), alongside Ellekari Larsson of The Tiny.

After a few years of numerous live stints in Sweden and Norway and several non-official EP releases her first official album, Spending Time with Morgan, was released at the end of May 2003 in Scandinavia, and in various European countries in the autumn of 2003.

Ane Brun - True Colors     

Her newest studio album is called Changing Of The Seasons and it’s out now!

Visit Ane Brun’s official site or MySpace and buy her music on Ane Brun

VIDEO : PETER BJORN & JOHN – YOUNG FOLKS (Indie/Pop – Sweden)

Peter Bjorn and John (unofficially abbreviated as PB&J) are a Swedish indie rock band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named after the band’s members: Peter Morén (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Björn Yttling (bass guitar, keyboards and vocals) and John Eriksson (drums, percussion and vocals).

They are best known for the 2006 single “Young Folks” (video above), which featured Victoria Bergsman, formerly of The Concretes, and was a top 20 hit in the UK Singles Chart.

Find Peter Bjorn and John on MySpace and on their official website. By all means go out and buy their debut album at your favourite CD store or on Peter Bjorn and John

MAGNET – THE SIMPLE LIFE (Alternative/Pop – Norway)

Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Magnet, aka Even Johansen, lives his simple life on a little farm on an island outside Bergen. There he has his studio and there he makes his records, doing almost everything himself.

Magnet - Navigator     
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ANJA GARBAREK – BRIEFLY SHAKING (Alt/Indie– Norway)

Anja Garbarek

Anja Garbarek is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, daughter of the well known tenor/soprano jazz saxophonist, Jan Garbarek. Her new album is called Briefly Shaking and it’s out worldwide now!

Chosen by Luc Besson to build the musical landscape for his 2005 feature “Angel-A”, Anja gave free reign to her creativity and created some of the tracks that now appear on Briefly Shaking (“Can I Keep Him”). This album is full of delicate yet powerful tunes, built around Anja Garbarek’s fragile voice. Throughout the record’s bitter sweet tracks, the singer-composer gives the impression that she is constantly singing for you only, as if she were whispering the words in your ear.

Anja Garbarek - Still Guarding Space     

The production and arrangments are flawless. The mix of light melodies with thoroughly elaborate strings and horns back up, and the presence of strong crushing drums on other tracks, give Garbarek’s songs a very unique character.

Find out more about Anja Garbarek on her website or on MySpace. Buy her music on Anja

EBERG – VOFF VOFF (Electronica/Indie/Pop – Iceland)

New sounds coming from Iceland! Eberg’s music is fresh, it’s original, it’s gorgeous! Just listen to “Inside your head” or “Plastic Lion” and you will be charmed by this very talented young Icelandic artist.

His first album, Plastic Lion, was originally only released in Iceland, in a handmade wooden case, and the profits raised from the sale of these 50 first exclusive copies allowed the band to make more CDs, with a more conventional packaging this time. After getting rave reviews for his first work, Eberg released a  new CD earlier this year and it’s now available for download on Eberg

Eberg - Inside Your Head     

If you wanna hear some of Eberg’s songs or learn more about this artist, visit his MySpace or his label InstantKarma.

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