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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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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 …

JAZZ is back in a big way on these shores, with The Comet is Coming, BCUK, Nubia Garcia all absolutely tearing it up with triumphant, high-profile shows – at least until it descended. (Shows: they were a thing, right?) But over at labels like the eternally cool and crisp British breaks imprint Ninja Tune, jazz …

Beezewax have been pillars of the Norwegian indie scene for over a decade, fading in and out of the scene, as bands do from time to time, but providing consistently energising material throughout. We are privileged to premiere their new song ‘Mom and Dad’ which is in fact a cover of a song by fellow …

Norwegian alt-metal quartet Fight The Fight have released their new single ‘Pacemaker’, taken from their second album ‘Deliverance’.  In the words of the band: “In Christianity, deliverance ministry refers to the activity of cleansing a person of demons and evil spirits in order to address problems manifesting in their life as a result of the presence of said entities …

Like a Norwegian happy pill, Remington Super 60 are back with a new release titled Indie pop for kids vol.1. Its joyful, bouncy and almost childish in the way that only Europeans can be. With titles like Robo learned to whistle and Plastic Duck, it’s not music to take seriously, but has a lovely DIY …