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See: Mass Worship release lyric video for Sibylline Divination.

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Track: Tove Styrke – On the Low, plus album and tour news

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Album Review: ShapeShiftingAliens – ShapeShiftingAliens

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In the Midst was one of our tracks of last year, and swedinsh singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Joel Wästberg followed it with ‘Digging a Frame’ through City Slang, which aired more of his airey, funk-filled pop. Ahead of a run of UK dates, he’s now released a ‘live’ video for the track, which still sounds as great as …

There is no doubt that the vocals of Swedish duo ShapeShiftingAliens (SSA) will immediately make you think of David Bowie, and there are echoes of some other of my favourite vocalists from Nick Cave, Wayne Hussey (Sisters of Mercy), Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten). Vocal style alone, however, does not a great band make and SSA …

First Aid Kit

It’s amazing to find Swedish country folk duo First Aid Kit already releasing their fourth album and between releasing fascinatingly authentic Americana-drenched albums, they’ve conquered the world, cracking the US market and even appearing as regular guests on Graham Norton’s A-list chat show. “Ruins” finds them in a reflective mood, opening with moody “Behind Blue …

Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES have announced their new album ‘To Drink From The Night Itself’ will be released May 18th 2018 on Century Media Records. Produced by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) at Parlour Studios, ‘To Drink From The Night Itself’ will be the band’s follow up …

Rating: 7/10 Sweden has recently become a hot bed of psychedelic activity, with Goat being projected to global acclaim and Josefin Öhrn & The Liberation garnering ever increasing publicity. The latest act to join the ranks is NONN, AKA Christian Eldefors who presents his take on brooding post-punk and cold wave. After spending the winter …

Pale Honey release new single ‘Why Do I Always Feel This Way?’ out now on Bolero Recordings. Recorded with producer Anders Lagerfors at Nacksving Studios in their hometown of Gothenburg. The band have retained fevered guitar and drum sound, now adding synthesizers and vocals bursting with yearning, love, jealousy and denial. All elegantly driven by …

With his track ‘In the midst’ all over the airwaves right now, and his debut album ‘Digging a tunnel’ due to drop via City Slang on March 10th, Joel Wästberg aka Gothenburg artist Sir Was is in a good place right now, and has released a new video for the track Revoke. Revoke is this …

I know that there are a lot of you out there who are just mad for Swedish band Hills. You (we) love the band’s amazing sound and a string of studio and live albums that have only served to increase both their mystique and appeal. Now here’s some great news for all of us who …

A few weeks ago I did a playlist of great Swedish psych music (here). Had I known about this new single from new band Ball I’m pretty sure I would have included it on there. It’s a great piece of fuzzy funky trippy psych that will have you grooving along to the beat and wishing …

Reviewing a couple of Swedish-related albums over the last week (Drakkar Nowhere and Centralstödet) reminded me of how many great bands have come from that country in the past. Here are fifteen that I thought of off the top of my head, with apologies to the many more great ones that I could have included. Enjoy!   …