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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Anna of the North is a collaborative project between Anna Lotterud, an electropop artist from Norway, and New Zealand-born producer Brady Daniell-Smith. The two happened to live in Australia a few years ago and they met at a show in Melbourne. They hit it off and started working together over Skype, which led to debut single “Sway”, released in 2014.
The song became an internet hit and was quickly followed by singles “Sway”, “The Dreamer”, “Baby” and most recently “Us”, which all together racked up over 40 million streams. Anna of the North also caught the attention of tastemakers such as Fader, NYLON or Noisey and picked up considerable airplay on Australia’s Triple J Radio and BBC’s Radio 1.
Released on Honeymoon/Different Recordings, brand new single “Oslo” was premiered in early January and is the official version of the track which surfaced online as a demo and has grown to be a fan favourite. It’s an icy, dark, chamber-pop tune which perfectly blends 80s tinged synths with beautifully delivered vocals.
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Norwegian alternative pop outfit Highasakite recently released their highly anticipated new full length Camp Echo via Propeller Recordings. The album is influenced by the realities and horrors of war. In fact, the album’s title is even taken from the name of a detention camp at the infamous Guantanamo Bay facility.
Camp Echo is a mix of rare musical landscapes, a place of long dark shadows, sudden flashes of glittering light, brooding silences and unexpected explosions of fierce percussion.
Vocalist Ingrid Håvik has said that Camp Echo isn’t about pushing anyone toward a political philosophy but more about how war has been central in her mindset for a number of years. “There are not many love songs on the album,” Håvik said in a statement. “Because I haven’t been in that state of mind for a long time.
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Named “Artist to watch” in 2016 by a group of Norwegian music journalists, selected to represent NRK P3 Radio at Eurosonic following two A-listed singles, Oslo-based artist Ary seems to have found her very own space among the vast landscapes of sounds and music. As well as writing and performing her own music, she is also a skilled producer. On new track “Higher”, her alluring voice thrives in a backdrop of booming beats and gripping synths.
The song is taken off Eskimo Recordings Presents: The Orange Collection, which is the latest installment in the Belgian electro label’s compilation series based around colours. Following the lauded first three chapters – Pink, Blue and Green – Eskimo once again selected 12 songs that create an effortless journey encompassing a range of sounds through indie dance, nu disco and electronica.
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Five-piece Norwegian pop band Highasakite have been captivating huge audiences over the past few years and their first releases were hugely successful both critically and commercially. Released on April 8th, their latest single “Golden Ticket” looks set to go the same way.
With this new tune, Highasakite keep creating lush pop soundscapes supported by elegant arrangements and powerful vocals. “Golden Ticket” is taken from Highasakite’s forthcoming sophomore LP Camp Echo – out May 20 2016 via Propeller Recordings.
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