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Husky Rescue – Interview with Marko Nyberg (2008)

Hailing from Helsinki Husky Rescue are the brainchild of songwriter/bassist Marko Nyberg assisted by the magnetic Reeta-Leena Korhola on vocals, Miika Colliander on guitar, Ville Riippa on keyboards, and Anssi Sopanen on drums. Webcuts questions Marko, one of Finland's finest, about the new album, Ghost Is Not Real, the Finnish countryside, blueberries and all things

By | 2015-08-11T02:17:53+00:00 June 29th, 2008|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

The Radio Dept. – Freddie and the Trojan Horse

Labrador, 2008[rating:8/10]It was not the lyrics that got me hooked on The Radio Dept but rather their gentle, dreamy melodies. The vocals of Johan Duncanson are an integral part of the band's sound but the words often blend into the background and set the mood rather then tell stories. The first single from their forthcoming

By | 2009-04-04T16:26:49+00:00 June 12th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Miss Li – Best Of 061122-071122

National, 2007 [rating:8/10] The twelve month period denoted by the title of this compilation (that's how the logical Swedes write the date) was an ultra productive period for Stockholm's Linda Carlsson otherwise known as Miss Li. Her debut album Late Night Heartbroken Blues, released in November 2006 established the Miss Li blueprint: a simple piano

By | 2009-02-28T05:50:12+00:00 April 6th, 2008|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Taken by Trees – Open Field

Rough Trade, 2007 [rating:7/10] Fill up a glass of red wine, put on Open Field, take a seat down in a comfy chair and enjoy the debut of Taken By Trees, a delicate album that allows Victoria Bergsman's voice to shine. The former lead-singer of the Concretes has created a very individual album with a

Detektivbyrån – Hemvägen

Danarkia, 2006 [rating:8/10] With glockenspiel, accordion and toy-piano Detektivbyrån (Dee-tek-teeve-bu-ron, "The Detective Agency") take their audience on an imaginative musical journey through the urban streets of Paris and the forests of Värmland, the Swedish province where the band originate from. By now Anders Flanders, Jon Ekström and Martin Molin, the members of Detektivbyrån, must be

By | 2009-04-04T16:31:48+00:00 December 29th, 2007|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Miss Li – Late Night Heartbroken Blues

National, 2006 [rating:8/10] With three albums within a twelve months period and a best of album summarising her first year released, Miss Li may be the most productive artist in Scandinavia today, if not ever. It all began with Late Night Heartbroken Blues, an impressive debut album that sucks you in and one that you

By | 2009-04-04T16:32:19+00:00 December 27th, 2007|Categories: Album Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Shout Out Louds – The Naked Truth (2007)

Just call it the comeback. While the Shout Out Loud's debut album Howl Howl Gaff Gaff showed promise few could have predicated the seismic improvement for follow-up Our Ill Wills -- a veritable treasure chest of '80s and '90s influenced alternative pop and rock with strings, layered percussion and crisp production. We sit down with

By | 2015-08-11T02:14:12+00:00 November 19th, 2007|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments