Having released their debut album One last month, Stockholm’s Kate Boy – Australian Kate Akhurst and Swede Markus Dextegen – are clearly embracing the winter… so much so they’ve made us this playlist of songs to get through cold Swedish days (spent watching The Bridge).
Amason – Went To War
“The perfect start to a dark winter day. Both vocalist on this song hold the sunshine in their voices enough to make you feel warmer than any summer day.”
Niki & The Dove – Play It On My Radio
“One our favourite Scandinavian bands. Niki & The Dove have been quiet for a while and we have been missing their incredible melodies and moods. Made us very happy to hear this beautiful new song of theirs.”
Tussilago – Goldface
“One of Sweden’s most exciting bands at the moment. We discovered them at a concert in Stockholm a couple of months ago, they held up the room like no other band and this was one of the key moments during their set!”
Teddybears – Yours To Keep
“If your ever sad and tired during a dark winters day, put this one on repeat and its just a matter of time before things feel better.”
Christian Falk – Dream On
“This song deserves to be played all year around. Instant pick-me-up from two of Sweden´s greatest musicians and vocalists.”
Fever Ray – When I Grow Up
“Sometimes the darkness in winter can be a bad thing, but it also comes with the most beautiful moments. If you ever find yourself walking alone in the woods during a Swedish winter, make sure to have this song in your headphones! For us it really captures the majestic feeling that both Scandinavian nature and music has to offer.”
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Mind Blues
“An extremely creative duo, both rhythmically and melodically. We got to play a show with them in Gothenburg this year and they are incredible live as well. This song has an energy to it that will wake you up on any given day.”
Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument
Great collaboration with an amazing music video. A hypnotic slow growing song that never grows old.
Zhala – Slippin’ Around
“Great song from one of Sweden’s most interesting acts at the moment, killer arrangement that keeps your ear constantly on edge.”
Hundarna Från Söder – Please Don’t
“Group from Stockholm that emerged mid 2000s in Stockholms electronic scene. Masters of minimal to keep your day going.”
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