Originally from a small fishing village in the far north of Iceland, Gunnar The Fifth aka Gunnar Valdimarsson is one third of an alt-pop act and world-renown tattoo artist, now based in Oslo, Norway. The new single, ‘Fell Off A Ledge’, along with its accompanying music video, comes from their forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release in April.
Back in 2016 we introduced you to Norwegian group, viseMènn, with their official first single, ‘Begging You Please’, a dreamy atmospheric track with a sound reminiscent of Sigur Rós. Now they return, after months of being locked away in their recording studio, with new single, ‘Give It All Up’, a melody-drenched pop rock earworm.
Norwegian trio Rat City are as unusual as their name. They’ve got the style and swagger required to ensure immediate success, and are more than just a household name in their home country, where they have held the place for #1 record on the radio and the Top 10 Spotify in Norway, as well as being on the Top 5 Shazam for over ten weeks. Their new single, ‘Deliriously Good’ does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s good. Deliriously so.
The Eurovision season is well underway, with songs from Albania and Spain already chosen and the six UK hopefuls unveiled to the world. There’s plenty of activity elsewhere in the continent (and beyond) and here we take a look at some of the songs that you could well be seeing on your television on a Saturday this May.
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.
Liv Austen has signed with NUA Entertainment, and is set to release a new album in the autumn. After playing numerous shows this year – including the prestigious C2C, as as a variety of festivals – Liv’s next move is her latest single, ‘Window Shopping’. We had the chance to ask Liv six quick questions ahead of the release of the upbeat, high energy track, on 20 July.