Artist: Markus Krunegård

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Markus Krunegård - Vi dansar bättre utan kläder

Hear the new Markus Krunegård single "Vi dansar bättre utan kläder" via SR P3:
Personally, I am incredibly underwhelmed.

The return of Laakso?

Markus Krunegård is playing Cirkus in Stockholm on November 11 and it would be totally unremarkable except for the fact that both of his other bands Laakso and Hets! are opening:
No idea yet if either of those bands will be doing more shows or making new music, but I guess we'll have to wait and see...

Markus Krunegård - Korallreven & vintergatan (video)

I've found most of Markus Krunegård's post-Laakso work to be pretty boring, but this epic slow-burner ain't bad.

Markus Krunegård - Askan är den bästa jorden (video)

"Askan är den bästa jorden " is the latest single from ex-Laakso frontman Markus Krunegård. It's okay, I guess.

Markus Krunegård - Everybody hurts (video)

Here's the brand new Markus Krunegård single "Everybody hurts", as was premiered at P3 Guld this weekend. Look for his new album "Mänsklig värme" to be released on March 28.

Markus Krunegård prepares new album

It's hard to get excited since his last few releases have been pretty weak, but ex-Laakso frontman Markus Krunegård will be releasing a new album on March 28. He will premiere his new single "Everybody hurts" at P3 Guld on January 21.

Serenades on tour

Serenades, y'know -- the duo of Adam Olenius (Shout Out Louds) and Markus Krunegård (Laakso), will be heading abroad for the first time in November:

11/22 - Electricity Showrooms, London (UK)
11/23 - Slaughtered Lamb, London (UK)
11/24 - Comet Club, Berlin (GER)
11/26 - ON3 Festival at BR Funkhaus, Munich (GER)

Lena Philipsson - Nästa säsong (preview)

A preview of the new Lena Philipsson single "Nästa säsong", written by Björn Olsson and Kaah and produced by Mattias Glavå (Anna Järvinen, Broder Daniel, Joel Alme, etc.). Lena's as-yet-untitled upcoming album will be out on November 30 and boasts a diverse cast of other cowriters, including Veronica Maggio, Christian and Vanessa Falk, Kleerup, Kaah, Dungen, Mauro Scocco and Markus Krunegård.

Serenades - Criminal heaven (acoustic live)

Watch Serenades (Markus Krunegård + Adam Olenius) perform the song "Criminal heaven" acoustically.

Serenades - Birds (video)

PSL has the premiere of Serenades' new video "Birds":
Remember, Serenades = Markus Krunegård (Laakso) + Adam Olenius (Shout Out Louds).

SVT Sapmi sessions #1: Krunegård + Juuso

SVT sent a number of popular musicians way up north to create new music together with select Sami artists for a new program series entitled "Sapmi sessions", premiering on April 21 with episode #1 featuring Markus Krunegård and Inga Juuso. Read more: (in Swedish)

Serenades = Krunegård + Olenius

It has been revealed that the new Swedish duo Serenades, as posted here and elsewhere, is Markus Krunegård (Laakso) and Adam Olenius (Shout Out Louds). Their debut EP "Birds" will be out on April 18 via with a live debut set to take place May 26 at Södra Teatern in Stockholm.

Musikförläggarnas prisgala nominees

SMFF, aka Svenska Musikförläggarna aka the Swedish Music Publishers Association, have announced their nominees for their annual awards show:

Salem Al Fakir (Pompadore Publishing/EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia)
Nadir "RedOne" Khayat (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia)
Martin "Max Martin" Sandberg/Johan "Shellback" Schuster (Maratone/Kobalt Music Scandinavia)
Oskar Linnros (Universal Music Publishing)
Johan "Familjen" Karlsson (Hybris/Air Chrysalis Scandinavia)
Markus Krunegård (Peermusic)
Melissa Horn (Manus)
Oskar Linnros (Universal Music Publishing)
"What's the point?" - John Engelbert (Johnossi) (Manus)
"Keep on walking" - Salem Al Fakir (Pompadore Publishing/EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia)
"Bad romance" - Nadir "RedOne" Khayat/Stefani "Lady Gaga" Germanotta (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia)
"Från och med du" - Oskar Linnros/Christian Olsson (Universal Music Publishing)
Johan Moraeus (Air Chrysalis Scandinavia)
Johanna Söderberg/Klara Söderberg (First Aid Kit) (Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia)
Anna von Hausswolff (Manus)
Andreas "Grega" Östeman (Astmabeat Publishing/EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia)

Full details and all categories:

Veronica Maggio to work with Markus Krunegård, Christian Walz

Swedish pop artist Veronica Maggio will be recording her third album with Markus Krunegård and Christian Walz producing.

This week's chart

Here is the It's a Trap! listening group top 10 artists of the week, unique to our group:

01. CEO
02. Kent
03. Robyn
04. Familjen
05. Oskar Linnros
06. Håkan Hellström
07. Sambassadeur
08. Markus Krunegård
09. The National
10. Teenage Fanclub

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