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ALBUM REVIEW: Susanna – ‘Baudelaire & Piano’: recasting the poet in solo dusk

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Album Review: Stina Stjern – Kap Herschell

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Film Review: The last King (Birkebeinerne; Norway)

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Hailing from the rural Norwegian countryside is your new favourite neo-soul act, sassy 7-piece Fieh. Founded by front-woman Sofie Tollefsbøl, Fieh received early support for 2017 debut single Glu, earning props from many industry tastemakers before bagging a hallowed spot on the FIFA 20 soundtrack. Debut album Cold Water Burning Skin came along in 2019 …

With new album ‘Mutual Dreaming’ set for release next month via Shapes Recordings, Norwegian producer and singer Sea Change shares the latest single from the record, the hallucinogenic electronica of Is There Anybody There. Of the track, Sea Change says it “came from a very lonely place – it was in the middle of the …

Drott is comprised of Arve Isdal (Enslaved), Ivar Thormodsæter (Ulver) and Matias Monsen and hails from Bergen in the west coast of Norway. With their varied musical background ranging from metal and jazz to classical music, the band have created their own genre which can only be described as Drott. Inspired by forces of nature, …

Still riding on a high, Norway’s Enslaved are set to release an EP – Caravans To The Outer World on 1st October via Nuclear Blast. In anticipation the band have shared the video for the title track. Ivar Bjørnson stated: “This is the story that wanted to be told, and this is music that demanded to be …

Norwegian rock outfit Leprous have announced the release of their new album ‘Aphelion’ due 27th August via InsideOut Music. Pre-orders will start on 25th June. Leprous vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in about “Aphelion” as follows: “We had no plans to start with a new album, then came Covid. “Aphelion” is a very different album. It’s …

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Stein Akslen new project Minneriket draws on influences as various as punk, goth and classical with the intensity of the early Norwegian black metal, to create deeply moving and intresting pieces of music. Track ‘Hjemlengsel’ is the first to be released from the forthcoming album ’50 Shades Of Blackness’ due later this year. Cooperating with session …

Pom Poko were first brought to Backseat Mafia’s attention early last year when they released their single “Praise” from their debut album Birthday released in 2019. Since then, they’ve been one of the bands from Bella Union’s spectrum of talent that have been a regular feature on the website and the release of “Like A …

TWO things to note from the off about the Norwegian chanteuse fatale born Susanna Karolina Wallumrød: firstly, she is both a deep appreciator and fashioner of the arts – no throwaway, careerist pop remixes her, no dalliance with song for song’s sake. Music, and art more broadly, is far too important  business for frippery; life …

Norway’s progressive black metallers Enslaved have today released third single ‘Urjotun’ from their upcoming studio album ‘Utgard’ due 2nd October via Nuclear Blast.  Vocalist Grutle Kjellson commented:“The lyrical idea for Urjotun had been spinning around in the chaos in the back of my head for quite a while, when Ivar sent me the riff-demo last autumn. I knew instantly that this was it, the very soundtrack …

SIV JAKOBSEN, who grew up on the south-western edge of the wider Oslo conurbation, is a folk artist who is really is singing from the heart.  Hailing from the fjordside community of Asker, she studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachussetts, honing and exploring. She took her first steps out there …