Apparently Oslo and Stockholm are ahead of the curve when it comes to music discovery (and rejection): http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-04/18/cities-musical-taste
Essential first-wave Swedish hardcore that's raging fast, surprisingly melodic and also a heckuva lot of fun. Even better, the rare tracks culled from various cassette releases, live sessions and so on are every bit as good as the band's all-too-few official vinyl recordings, limited to a mere split 7" with fellow Swedes Panik and the first volume of the "Really fast" comp series. Hopefully most folks who fit the target audience for this LP will have already picked it up by now, but for dabblers there's always Spotify.
- Avi Roig
Solid Swedish pop balladeering from The High and Lows.
Swedish cult/psychrockers Goat have an exclusive live video up at PSL: http://blogg.svt.se/psl/2012/09/24/premiar-goat-goatman/
Strobe-sensitive folks are advised to open said clip in a hidden tab while folks in the UK are encouraged to go see them live:
10/19 - The Lexington, London
10/20 - The Star And Shadow, Newcastle
10/21 - Supersonic Festival, Birmingham
Check out the Facebook page for "Den Svenska Synthen", an upcoming book by Bengt Rahm (one of the founders of ) on the Swedish synth scene including interviews with tons of bands, labels and more: https://www.facebook.com/DenSvenskaSynthen
Swedish-only unfortunately, but that's the way these things go.
Death metal in-jokes abound! This is the title track of the band's upcoming 7" EP, due out November 6 via .
PSL has the premiere of the new Woodlands (remember?) video "River running wild": http://blogg.svt.se/psl/2012/09/21/premiar-woodlands-river-running-wild/
Cool! A Swedish band whose sound harkens back to the early days of Kent and other similar 90s-era alt-rock.
Add together stop/motion animation + Swedish Kraut/pop and you get Spagyrikerna. Look for an album this fall via .
It's far too smooth for my tastes, but here's the latest from Swedish pop/rap act Norlie & KKV.
Saturday night at Debaser Malmö! The very last It's a Trap! Clubnight EVER! And we're going out with a bang too with two of Sweden's finest hardcore acts, Out of Vogue and Anchor, gracing the stage. Be there!