Tag Archives: Norway

ARY – HIGHER (SynthPop – Norway)

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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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HIGHASAKITE – GOLDEN TICKET (Pop – Norway)

Highasakite (Photo by Tonje Thilesen)

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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ANNIE – DADADAY (Retro/Synth – Norway)

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Norwegian synthpop princess Annie recently released a new 4-track EP called Endless Vacation and the second tune taken off this release is “Dadaday”. Following the single “Cara Mia”, this sweet-but-sad track feels like a long lost dance treasure complete with vocoder-heavy vocals, a springy bass line and 90’s inspired beat.

Like some of Annie’s previous hits (think “Chewing Gum”, “Anthonio”, “Songs Remind Me”), “Dadaday” is written and produced by Richard X, here joined by Jim Eliot and Stefon Storm.

Annie explained that her new songs are “like a perfect holiday which is actually a disaster. You’re spending time in a wonderful place but with someone who you don’t have anything to talk about with. But if you looked at the holiday photos everything would still look good on the surface. ‘Dadaday’ is a sad song from this holiday… like you are left alone in the hotel disco”

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KARIN PARK – APOCALYPSE POP (Electro/SynthPop – SWEDEN/Norway)

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Born in Djura (population 400) in the dark woods of Sweden, Karin Park was first a pop star in Norway with her 2004 debut Superworldunknown, before she started collaborating with Datarock’s Fredrik Saroea on her following album Ashes To Gold, and with UK-based Barry Barnett on 2013’s Highwire Poetry.

Her new album, Apocalypse Pop, was released on 2nd March 2015 and definitely marks another chapter in her career of sonic experimentalism, taking things into an even darker soundscape.

Often compared to The Knife or Robyn, Park is an artist and singer famed for her riveting live sets which always leave audiences across the globe yearning for more. Effortlessly combining electronica, industrial and synthpop with her unique voice, Karin Park has been getting some well-deserved attention in recent months and shouldn’t remain Scandinavian pop’s best kept secret much longer.

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AURORA – RUNNING WITH THE WOLVES (Pop – Norway)

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Hotly tipped Norwegian singer/songwriter Aurora (born Aurora Aksnes) is an autodidact who started composing around the age of 10, and has in recent years matured into a strong, confident artist with solid compositional skills. After building a solid following at home and performing on national TV, she recently shared her debut EP, Running With The Wolves, released on iconic Decca Records in Europe and renowned label Glassnote in the US.

The 19-year-old Norwegian singer has been impressing tastemakers around the world at different showcase festivals, such as by:larm in Norway, Eurosonic in Holland, and CMJ in New York. Despite her young age, Aurora’s voice is clear and assured and her performances display a remarkable vocal technique and great stage presence that have already earned her numerous accolades.

For more music visit Aurora’s SoundCloud and for tour dates and info go to her website or Facebook. Buy the music on