Listen: Thea Stapnes – ‘Follow The River’

I saw the take that Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe did on the Robin Hood story and you know, it wasn’t all that bad. But I didn’t think it would actually go on to inspire a song. Yet Norwegian Thea Stapnes was struck by one of the lines in the film: “rise and rise again…

Listen: Pieces of Juno – ‘Valentine’

Earlier in the week, when covering one of the latest tracks from Dream Wife, we apologised for missing the boat a little when it comes to Valentine’s Day-related musical material. Well, we have to apologise a second time (shame on us). Though to be fair, the latest track by Pieces of Juno isn’t exactly, directly,…

News… Frokedal Shares New Track ‘The Sign’

2015 was a great year for Frokedal, the Norwegian singer-songwriter who’s been making icy folk with minimalist production. She’s still gearing up to release her new album Hold On Dreamer and her latest single ‘The Sign’ comes from it. It’s an unusual track in that it’s the only one from Hold On Dreamer to include…

News… Astrid S Unveils Emotional New Track ‘Paper Thin’

Go on, you can admit it. You cried at the John Lewis Christmas advert. Again. But Noel Gallagher wasn’t too pleased with the whole thing was he? The ex-Oasis man had a rather violently angry reaction to ‘Half The World Away’ being covered by Norwegian singer Aurora for John Lewis’s annual ‘wistful cover of a…

News… Anana Unveils Latest Track ‘Swimmer’s Body Illusion’

Norwegian all-female collective and record company KOSO already have some amazing artists on their books; one of their latest additions to the roster is Anniken Jess Iversen, who performs under the name Anana. Anana not only makes lovely, almost minimalist electronic pop but she’s also one of a kind in her genre. How? Well, because she’s…

News… Frøkedal Shares Lead Track From new Album, ‘Kid’

Image: Julia Marie Naglestad A short while back, Norwegian singer-songwriter Frøkedal released a short EP called I See You. It was a pleasant little collection of folk-tinged musings that were simple and warm. Skip forward a couple of months and, set to release her debut LP proper next year, she’s changed her sound to something…