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
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
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.”
More info and music on Facebook and SoundCloud. Buy on
“Drug Money” is the debut single from Avante Black, a project led by 22-year-old Swedish singer/songwriter Ottilia, alongside fellow Swede Emil on guitar, Italian bass player Gabs and British drummer Dean. Produced in London by Luke Smith (Foals, Petite Noir, Depeche Mode), the release is the band’s first new tune since signing a global deal with PIAS electronic imprint Different Recordings.
With a distorted sound and dreamy vocals, Avante Black create an atmospheric vibe that meets a rhythmic drumbeat. “Drug Money” caused a storm at the end of last year and it has now received the remix treatment, courtesy of Anna Of The North, the music project of Norwegian singer Anna Lotterud and producer Brady.
Check out their official site or Facebook for more info and music. “Drug Money” is available now on
The Radio Dept. is a Swedish band fronted by friends Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg. The pair recently announced the release of their fourth studio album, Running Out Of Love, on October 21st via Stockholm-based premium pop label Labrador Records. This will be their first full length recording since 2010’s critically acclaimed album Clinging To A Scheme. First single “Swedish Guns” is a haunting takedown of the Swedish arms industry.
Running Out Of Love is about life in Sweden in 2016 moving in the wrong direction: politically, intellectually, morally. It’s about the impatience that turns into anger, hate and ultimately withdrawal and apathy when love for the world and our existence begins to falter.
For more info, go to The Radio Dept’s Facebook or their official site. You can pre-order the album and download the single on