Be The The Bear is the performance name of Swedish artist and producer Christina Wehag. A one-woman music machine, she fuses clever pop with an avant-garde persona, much like fellow Nordic artists, Björk, AURORA, and Sada Vidoo. The nom de plume of ‘Be The Bear’ comes from her childhood fear of bears. She reclaimed her nightmares by adopting the wild bear as her totem, thus also creating a musical persona for herself.
Annielle grew up in a small town in Southern Sweden, and started making her own variety of Americana-vibed pop-folk at an early age, with inspiration from the likes of Björk, Sting, and Norah Jones. She had her breakthrough in 2010, with the single, ‘Summer Love’, receiving heavy rotation in Sweden. She followed this by winning the Svensktoppen Nästa radio chart competition in 2011, as well as tours of Sweden, Norway, and the USA.
New Zealand artist Tom-Lee Richards summons childhood nostalgia, as he recalls a childhood trauma, in his mini-LP ‘Out of the Oddness’.
He tells us about the LP, which contains songs- like ‘As Far As India’ – that is based on his own life experiences, as well reveals more about his musical influences.
Born in Israel, now based in London, singer songwriter Irit is set to release her debut album, ‘Hello’, on 23 March. The album comes on the back of a successful UK support tour, which garnered massive praise from both audiences and critics alike, as well as a fantastic UK headline tour in late February this year.
Multi-faceted Amaris Wenceslas was born in The Netherlands in 1991 and grew up in Switzerland. A producer, singer, author and actress, she is behind Ámaris, and Geiko, a female electronic dance music project, who released their first album in 2014. Amaris released two albums in 2017, at the same time – ‘The Hollow’, for Geiko, and ‘Neon Colors’, her first step into a newer, poppier direction.