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New Music Round-up – January

January brought us plenty of fresh new Swedish music, so we’ve picked some of our favorites for you to check out. We’ve got a fab new album from First Aid Kit, the debut EP from the amazing Skott, and other releases you shouldn’t miss!

First Aid Kit: Ruins

The sister duo consisting of Klara and Johanna Söderberg has been fine-tuning their craft of making the perfect indie-folk tunes and have won rave reviews around the world for their new album Ruins. They are currently on a lengthy tour that will take them through the US, Europe and Australia. They have also made appearances on talk shows from Skavlan to Ellen and Graham Norton. Their latest music video for Fireworks takes us to an 80s prom night, check it out below.

Skott: Stay Off My Mind

One of the Swedish breakthrough artists making waves abroad, Skott was obviously on our list of Swedish artists to keep your eye on. She was also recently been awarded at the European Border Breakers awards. After releasing a string of impressive singles, she came out with her debut EP Stay Off My Mind in January and is soon off on tour with Denmark’s own .

Rhys: Maybe I Will Learn

Another artist from our “ones to watch” list, Rhys has released a new song and an accompanying video. Maybe I Will Learn is a fragile and vulnerable ballad, that really brings out the pain and sadness in her voice.

Nova Miller: Turn Up The Fire

One of YLC’s favorite young Swedish pop artists Nova Miller is turning up the heat with releasing her fiery new pop banger Turn Up The Fire. The sound is spot on and we are looking forward to seeing the video she was filming on Iceland.

Blenda: Payday

This Stockholm artist brings total in-your-face pop with an attitude. She calls herself a superhero on a mission and her emotional presence touched a lot of people at the big #metoo manifestation in Stockholm in October. Do yourself a favor and have a listen right here:

Em Appelgren: Game Over

Örebro based artist Em Appelgren has released a new electro-pop single called Game Over. The song is about leaving a destructive relationship and the sounds bring 80s influences with synths at times making references to the sound world of old arcade games.

About Nina Uddin

Nina Uddin
Nina is a freelance translator and writer, who also takes her photography pretty seriously. Popular music in all its forms is her biggest passion and she knows what's going on in the Stockholm (and Swedish) music scene.

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