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One of the most instant tracks that I have heard this year has been Drakkar Nowhere’s ‘Higher Now’. I instantly put it on one of my playlists, and hoped that it would be representative of the album as a whole. That was nearly two months ago and the fear, of course, was that something that …

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Ahead of their first album for 20 years – Kristina, due out on Labrador on June 17th, and their first ever UK show at Indietracks Festival in Derbyshire (29-31 July), Swedish C86/Indie-pop veterans Red Sleeping Beauty complete another first – their first video ever, for the single If you want Affection. The quartet first got …

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Stockholm dream pop duo Dream Lake (the clues in the title I guess) are back with a new single, Blueness of the night. The pair, professional dancer and lead vocalist Isabella Svärdstam and multi-instrumentalist and producer Niklas Willar Lidholm have already been releasing their own brand of Beach House / 80s influenced music since 2013. …

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We featured the new video from Stockholm’s Billie Lindahl, aka Promise and the Monster, here on Backseat Mafia, and we were immediately struck by its dark beauty, it’s driving, melodic sounds and Lindahl’s frankly irresistible vocal. For her third album, Feed the Fire, out in January next year, she’s moved to the iconic Bella Union …

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Taken from her forthcoming third album Feed the Fire, out January 22nd via the ever brilliant Bella Union label, Promise and the Monster – aka Stockholm’s Billie Lindahl, has released a new video for ‘Time of the Season’. It’s a complex and dark pop record, driven by this repetitive and bewitching backing, swirling around the …

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From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like the Ocean is the debut album from Stockholm trio Small Feet, aka Simon Stalhamre (vocals/guitar) alongside Jacob Snavely (bass) and drummer Christopher Cantillo. Essentially a vehicle for Stalhamre’s songwriting, it’s been a long time coming as the bands focal figure battled demons, learning English from the TV after …

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Beautiful, tender heart-puncturing songs of loss, desperation, and deconstruction by love. Bravo.  “Monochromatic Memories” is a tight record, atmospherically and lyrically coherent and consistent. In fact the only real issue I have is with the title – it makes the album sound bland and that’s just not the case. I can see how it adds …

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