The thirteenth edition of Reeperbahn Festival is just around the corner! From 19-22 September, Europe’s largest club festival will present over 900 shows and events – which means that, unless you have a time-turner, prioritizing is key. To help you get a glimpse into the Scandinavian offerings at Reeperbahn, we’ve selected five Nordic acts – one act per country – not to be missed.
Having seen her at one of the Ja Ja Ja editions in Berlin, we can say with all certainty: Soleima‘s contagious mix of pop, soul, r’n’b and world music influences will inevitably make you want to put on your best dancing shoes and set the dance floor on fire! Check out our interview with the young Dane here.
NBN also recommends: Iris Gold, Samzara & WhoMadeWho
ALMA embodies all the things that quality future pop needs: catchy and groovy tunes, incredibly strong and soulful vocals – on top of that,”no bullshit”-attitude, bright neon hair and a healthy share of (self)-irony. Bring it on, Alma!
NBN also recommends: Lxandra, The Holy
Milkywhale have a very special dynamic in their songs – no wonder, considering that the project was started by choreographer Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir. The other half of Milkywhale duo is none other than Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson of FM Belfast – which basically means that you’re in for a treat and a great party.
Norway: Sassy 009
Sassy 009 are a trio of school friends from Oslo who enliven techno beats with dreamy vocals and flutes. The result is intriguing to say the least: melodic, ambient, groovy, with a sweet and gentle touch.
NBN also recommends: Fieh, Sigrid
Sweden: Linn Koch-Emmery
Nope, indie rock doesn’t get out of style – at least not if you do it right. Linn Koch-Emmery definitely does: her hazy laid-back voice, guitar-driven melodies, and catchy hooks are always on point and just ask for a live rendition.