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Under The Radar review
15.04.17

It's been three years since Little Dragon blessed the scene with an album, 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, and honestly, it has felt like much longer. The brilliant Swedish indietronica...

Clash review
21.04.17

Teetering on the edge of commercial viability, whilst preserving their unconventional charm...

Clash review
27.03.17

Former Pavement man Scott Kannberg delivers an all-round good time...

Under The Radar review
29.03.17

Doris and the Daggers is ex-Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg's sophomore release as Spiral Stairs, eight years after the spectacular debut The Real Feel. While it may not be...

Under The Radar review
19.02.17

Snapping with flashlight disco, percussive tropicalia, palpable visuals, and devastating pomp, Jens Lekman opens the curtains to life's generous swimming pool with his signature...

Clash review
24.02.17

Both light and shadow tackled with deft grace and detail...

Spotinews recomendation
24.02.17

Hello. A highly notable release this week is the new album by pop singer-songwriter Jens Lekman. Enjoy! Jens Lekman – Life Will See You NowFiled under: 2017, Pop, Singer-songwriter

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Large pipe organs first started to be built in European churches in the 14th century. While much of the music that people at the time heard and played would be dedicated to the...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Taking a cue from their producer Alex Townend, who as one half of the ATP-signed minimal wave duo Vision Fortune headed out to the farmland of mainland Europe to record their 2015...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. If you like dreamy synthpop, this is the album you've been waiting for. Even Postiljonen's breakup songs give sensual shrugs of commanding confidence...

Clash review
09.11.16

Swedish indie legends' return feels a little flat...

Clash review
09.11.16

A technicolour blur from the revitalised trio...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

It’s not difficult to understand why the ancient Greeks believed inspiration came from the muses. From the Latin inspirare ("to breathe into"), inspiration is as elusive and...

Clash review
03.11.16

An unfortunate juxtaposition of intriguing songwriting and mundane electro-pop production...

Under The Radar review
30.12.16

Tove Lo's new album trades in the dynamic, hedonistic pop of her debut Queen of the Clouds for icy, downtempo club hits. More

Spotinews recomendation
22.10.16

Hello. It’s a dark, cold and rainy day here in Sweden. Maybe the new album by The Radio Dept. can cheer us up? Genre: dream pop. Enjoy! (Version for French users here.) (US...

Under The Radar review
12.12.16

Swedish outfit The Radio Dept. explores some darker spaces on their first studio album since 2010's Clinging to a Scheme, with their irrepressible pop gifts maintaining a buoyancy...

Clash review
09.11.16

Swedish outfit trade candied indie-rock for outspoken politics...

Under The Radar review
23.12.15

Swedish indie pop pioneers Club 8 celebrated 20 years as a musical couple (which included several years as an actual couple) in 2015. That experience and chemistry are easy to...

The Quietus review
25.09.15

It's now been eleven years since Dungen set the internet ablaze with Ta Det Lungt, their third, breakthrough album that left listeners and critics at a loss for categorising this...

Under The Radar review
06.11.15

At some point between Tio Bitar and 4, Gustav Ejstes and Dungen shifted the ratio of their psych-prog potion to decidedly prog. That's cool, I guess, but 2010's Skit i allt...

Clash review
28.09.15

Charming and endearing...

Clash review
14.07.15

A gorgeous LP of numerous highlights...

Punk News review
01.07.15

I was very curious about the direction that Swedish punks Twopointeight would take for their third LP, especially upon hearing Brian Fallon would be producing and co-writing, with...

Under The Radar review
26.06.15

Refused were a Swedish post-hardcore punk group who split up in 1998 after failing to overthrow capitalism. Eventually, they succumbed to temptation and embraced the whole...

Punk News review
30.06.15

It’s been 17 years since The Shape of Punk To Come was released. Take a moment to let that sink in -- 17 years. In that time the innovative, genre-bending album has shot Refused...

Under The Radar review
23.06.15

In 2004, Sweden's Moonbabies, the duo of married couple Ola Frick and Carina Johansson Frick, quietly released one of the best indie pop albums the genre had seen in The Orange...

Punk News review
15.06.15

Summer Camp is made up of Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley, a married couple from the UK. Together, they create generic indie pop. For us that means nothing unique or...

Under The Radar review
11.05.15

Especially for longtime fans of his, it is hard to ever meet the music of Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, with any displeasure. More

Punk News review
28.04.15

Millencolin fans are always waging wars, pitting so many of their records against each other. You'd expect no less regarding a band that isn't ever really afraid to mix things up...

Under The Radar review
03.03.15

The Amazing's last album was entitled Gentle Stream, and that title evokes the Swedish group's aural aesthetic reasonably well. Their sound is unhurried, detailed, and most of all...

Under The Radar review
13.02.15

You'd be forgiven for thinking Swedish singer/songwriter José González has been taking it easy since he released his delicately constructed, critically acclaimed sophomore album...

Spotinews recomendation
10.01.15

Hey. There is a storm brewing outside. This album – another one from late last year – will help me relax through the night. Genre: folk/blues/jazz. Enjoy Richard Lindgren! (Note...

The Quietus review
17.12.14

As soon as that discordant note jars during the opening bars of 'Mission' you know the score.  And you know the scordatura. The drop D chord is for doom, the stock in trade of The...

Spotinews recomendation
12.12.14

Howdy. The end of the year means a chance to catch up on albums that I missed from all the “best of 2014? lists that are being published. One such list is The Pansentient League’s...

Clash review
05.12.14

They really did want us to let go, stand up and join in…

Spotinews recomendation
27.11.14

Hello. I almost forgot about the cozy new Gaby and the Guns album which is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: pop. Enjoy! Gaby and the Guns – Hav & horisontFiled under: 2014, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
21.11.14

Hey. They new album by Bloodbath is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: death metal. Enjoy! Bloodbath – Grand Morbid FuneralFiled under: 2014, Metal

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Hi again. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by iamamiwhoami. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! iamamiwhoami – BlueFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop