Thursday, 28 January 2010

Joel Alme & Alexander Durefelt

Here comes two new releases from the musical capital of Sweden, Gothenburg [Göteborg] :)

Joel Alme [bottom picture] is back with his second album Waiting For the Bells and shows us that he can do it once again. The first album A Master of Ceremonies [2008] was a big success for Joel and the song The Queen's Corner became a hit. I have a soft spot for dramatic and romantic pop songs with strings and piano like When Old Love Keeps You Waiting. It's a brilliant song. Joel delivers, he really does. The song You Will Only Get it Once is another definite song on the 2010 soundtrack.

Joel Alme Myspace

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Alexander Durefelt [top picture] creates Americana rock with inspiration from names like Ryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen. He released the album Hearts On Repair late last year. I appreciate this type of music, sometimes it feels like the soundtrack of my life, music that i can live with for a long time and never grow tired of. I like it a lot, even though the sound isn't that unique. A couple of my favorite songs is Hearts On Repair, Heavy Heart and Stay.

Alexander Durefelt Myspace

Monday, 25 January 2010

Dom kallar oss Artister

Recently SVT [Swedish public television] started to air the second season of Dom kallar oss Artister [They call us artists] a series of 28 minute programs featuring different Swedish artists. The first program follows Markus Krunegård during a day in his life, when he travels back to his home town Norrköping to play at the local record store.

I wish all of you could understand Swedish, but i know that's not the case. If you can you should check it out anyway, because it features a lot of great music :) ---> Dom kallar oss Artister - Markus Krunegård.

Markus Krunegård - Hela Livet var ett Disco

In the upcoming season we will also meet Björn Skifs, Amanda Jenssen, Mustasch and Jenny Wilson among others.

Pssst! If you want to read up on who was featured in the first season, check out Wiki!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

New album | The Radio Dept.

I know that you have waited eagerly, just like me, for The Radio Dept's new album. You email me and ask, when will it come? And now i can tell you that it will arrive in March! :) Clinging To A Scheme will be released on Labrador Records, and you can get it in their online store after the release.

Check out the track list below and listen to the preview Heaven’s On Fire on

1. Domestic Scene
2. Heaven’s On Fire
3. This Time Around
4. Never Follow Suit
5. A Token Of Gratitude
6. The Video Dept.
7. Memory Loss
8. David
9. Four Months In The Shade
10. You Stopped Making Sense

If you want to know more about this great band, check out their Myspace and On the website you can find rare releases, singles and bootlegs available for download :)

Monday, 18 January 2010

Preview | First Aid Kit

Why don't you check out the preview of First Aid Kit's debut album over at Gimme Indie? I know i will! The album will be released on January 27th.

--> The Big Black and The Blue

Update! I have been listening to the preview at work all week and love it :) I loved it so much that i had to get tickets for their next live performance in Gothenburg. Yeey!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Weeping Willows

Listening to Weeping Willows on a Sunday afternoon is like opening up a can of nostalgia from a different life. I used to listen to this them a lot in my past, and Magnus Carlsson's distinct voice is like a time portal and therefore it mostly stays in the past... but we all have the tendency to return to the music of our youth don't we? ;)

Weeping Willows were early with the Country/Americana sound in Sweden that has come to be popular in recent years and had a very specific Rockabilly style [which has change over the years]. They have a solid fan base but apart from that you don't hear much from them these days. Their last album, Fear & Love came in 2007 but the rumor has it that they will try to release something new during 2010.

If Weeping Willows is laying low it usually means that the band members are busy with other side projects. The most active one must be Magnus Carlsson [not to be confused with Magnus Carlsson from Alcazar] who recently released a jazz album with The Moon Ray Quintet. He is also an active DJ on the Stockholm club scene. Some of the other band members are professional musicians for artists like Lars Winnerbäck, Thåström, Stefan Sundström and the Club Killers.

Check out Weeping Willows website and Myspace if you want to know more. Their music catalog is also available on Spotify.

Weeping Willows - Touch Me

Weeping Willows - Stairs

Weeping Willows - Falling

Weeping Willows - Last Night I Dream't That Somebody Loved Me
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Monday, 11 January 2010


I think 2010 will be a successful year for the 21 year old Agnes. Agnes won the Swedish version of Idol in 2005 at the age of 17 and is now on the way of being a mayor name on the dance scene with the hit song Release Me. During the spring the album Dance Love Pop will be released world wide.

Find out more about Agnes on her official website and check out her videos below!

Agnes - Release me

Agnes - On and On

Agnes - Love Love Love [on Swedish Eurovision]

Friday, 8 January 2010

Bröderna Lindgren and the meaning of life

Bröderna Lindgren [the brothers Lindgren] came into my life a couple of years ago [2007] when they made the album Vuxen Barnmusik [Adult music for kids]! together with some of the greatest voices of Sweden: Ebbot Lundberg [Soundtrack of our Lives], Martin Hederos, Patrik Arve, Asha Ali, Nina Ramsby, Kristofer Åström and Mattias Alkberg. The concept was to make indie-pop that works for kids as well as their parents. Great concept!

This worked so well that they decided to do it again. The new album is called [Bröderna Lindgren] Presenterar meningen med livet [presents the meaning of life]. This time the guest artists are: Britta Persson, Hajen, Ebbot Lundberg [Soundtrack of our Lives], Olle Ljungström, Swedish Tiger, Nina Ramsby, Kristofer Åström among others. This is one of the moments i wish you all knew Swedish, because the lyrics are wonderful :) Check out the track list below!

Annan Sort - Britta Persson
Superhjälten - Hajen
Det Är Jag Som Bestämmer - Swedish Tiger
Dom Bästa - Those Dancing Days
Aldrig Hem Igen - Nina Ramsby
En Helt Ny Värld - Ebbot Lundberg
Kasta Iväg Mig - Olle Ljungström
Nu - Britta Persson
Här Kommer Ambulansen - Nina Ramsby
Snabba Som Raketer - Mattias Alkberg
Om En Skalbagge - Caroline Wennergren
Jag Vet - Kristofer Åström
Vilse - Hajen
[bonus track] Bästa Vän - Swedish Tiger & Mathias Lindgren

välkommen till djungeln

Bröderna Lindgren | MySpace Music Videos

If you have the possibility, check out the album on Spotify, or on Bröderna Lindgren's Myspace.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Ane Brun on SVT Play

Back from a long and well needed time off i start with watching an Ane Brun concert on SVT Play [available until February 3d]. It's recorded at her concert in Stockholm's concert hall and she has brought many guest artists!

I'm not sure if its possible for you to see it outside of Sweden, but I think you should try :)

Hoping that 2010 will be a great year for all of us!