Every Friday we select the best new tracks and videos from all around Scandinavia and present our editorial picks in the New Music Weekly series. Check out this week’s selection with Fred Well, Tripnaha, Mountain Bird, Smerz, Adiam, Gentle Ivanhoe Death Skulls, Locals, Nordlight, SHERPA, Holy Boy, The New Fever, Virgin Suicide, Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes, & Stina Stjern.
Fred Well - Superhero
Norwegian newcomer Fred Well just dropped his new single called ‘Superhero’ today! After ‘Complicated’ it’s the second single we get to hear from this up-and-comming artist from Bergen - NME, The Line Of Best Fit and CLASH are already fans! Fred Well is also announced for Eurosonic Noorderslag and the Great Escape Festival next year - you should definitely keep an eye on him!
Tripnaha - If Life
Berlin-based Swedish Dream-Pop duo Tripnaha released their debut EP called ‘1A’ this week including a wonderful video for their single ‘If Life’ - follow Tripnaha strolling around Berlin in this atmospheric video clip & check out their brand new EP here!
Tingsek - Miss Brand New (Mountain Bird Remix)
One of our favourite Swedish Future Bass producer Mountain Bird is mesmerizing us again with another fabulous remix for ‘Miss Brand New’ by Sweden’s most popular contemporary soul singers Tingsek. Mountain Bird went viral on Spotify with two singles during this year.
Smerz - Have Fun
Scandi R&B duo Smerz just revealed the new video for ‘Have Fun’, where you can find Henriette hanging out with her friends at a glamorous prom -night party. Dazed Digital says: “The look may be Mean Girls, but the vibe is pure Eyes Wide Shut.” Amazing video (and it’s self-produced)!
Adiam - I Chose You
‘Black Wedding’ was one of our favourite albums of 2016. Now Swedish songstress Adiam is back with a new single called ‘I Chose You’:
Locals - Something Real
The Locals from Stockholm play indie rock with strong influences from the cool Britannia waves. With their music they want to show that rock music isn’t dead. Last week they dropped the EP ‘Something Real’.
Gentle Ivanhoe Death Skulls - Green Hang Ten
Today the Stockholm based band Gentle Ivanhoe Death Skulls releases their new single ‘Green Hang Ten’. They will have their debut album ‘Weightless Knight‘ out in 2018.
Northlight - Everlasting Sun
Northlight from Sweden is a band that writes big indie pop tunes and already released their debut single in 2015. Their new single ‘Everlasting Sun’ was released over a month ago, and last week a video has been released to the recent single.
Sherpa - Fornever
Everything is fleeting, nothing lasts forever. The message of “Fornever” - the new single of Copenhagen duo SHERPA - might be somewhat melancholic, but as long as it’s delivered by heartfelt vocals of Carsten Eliasen and is accompanied by pulsating synths, we don’t mind!
Virgin Suicide - Evil Eyes
Danish band Virgin Suicide dropped one hell of a video for ‘Evil Eyes’, a track off their sophomore album ‘Forever Trouble’. Through the eyes of a teenage boy, the video tells a story of figuring out and coming to terms with one’s own sexuality in a toxic masculinity culture. The song is a quite a killer, too: it’s got that teenage yearning feel to it, where sadness is mixed with hope. NBN verdict: We love it to bits!
The New Fever - A Christmas Night
On the 1st of December, a Christmas-related song seems more than appropriate: thanks to Danish lo-fi duo The New Fever, we’ve got something out of the ordinary to offer. ‘A Christmas Night’ is dreamy and dark, with lush 80s vibes written all over it. Fun fact: due to the recent events, the duo had to change their name from Spacey Kevin to The New Fever - thanks for fucking things up, Kevin Spacey!
Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes - Swim Deep
…and the award for the coolest band name goes to Stockholm quartet Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes! These cool kids have dropped a fantastic debut EP ‘Four Waters,’ showing just how good dreamy indie pop can sound. Have a listen to the lead single ‘Swim Deep’ to find it out for yourself!
Holy Boy - The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
Covers are tricky, but Holy Boy has done it right: in her version of The Walker Brothers’ ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,’ Norwegian artist gives the track a new feel: it sounds colder, darker, almost Joy Divisionesque. It’s a beautiful and haunting homage to Norway’s bleak winters.
Stina Stjern - Nuussuaq
Another Norwegian singer on our list this week is Stina Stjern. Her new track ‘Nuussuaq’ was written in the same-named district of Greenland’s capital Nuuk while watching icebergs pass by in the fjord. The result is a song that sounds soft and pensive, like a quiet contemplation.