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ALBUM REVIEW

SOWECO - Keep On

SOWECO has already laid down a solid reputation for creating music which weaves smooth jazz-infused vibes through soulful grooves. Their new album does take a bit of finding, however, once you do track it down, you are in for a real treat.

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Linn & Freddie

ALBUM REVIEW

Linn & Freddie - Right Here in The Middle

Music maestro Freddie and vocal songstress Linn have released their long-awaited and highly anticipated second album.

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GG

ALBUM REVIEW

The Band Called Oh - Guerrilla Gardening

An album built around the concept of Guerrilla Gardening, a movement that sought to improve the urban decay of 60’s New York is certainly a brave and fascinating idea. We took a listen to the Norwegian band's new album.

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Saturday, 02 December 2017 00:24

The Band Called Oh - Guerrilla Gardening

I really wanted to like The Band Called Oh (N) album more. Everything about it on paper ticks many of my personal creative boxes.

An album built around the concept of Guerrilla Gardening, a movement that sought to improve the urban decay of 60’s New York is certainly a brave and fascinating idea. One which weaves politics and ecology with form-shifting progressive pop, chimes with the distant echoes of soul music’s revolutionary battlecry and explores forward thinking “music as art” potential.

R&B singer Louam, from Oslo, Norway releases her new single and video "No Time", and this 90's R&B/Pop driven track hits with the flavour of the old skool.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 17:58

PEANUT HOLMES - TING SOM VI GJØR

Right now there is a wonderful evolving movement within the Scandinavian Soul scene, to shed the shackles of what Soul music is, and means. When your debut release features vocals sung in Swahili, Icelandic, French and English, it stands to reason that your music should be as uncommonly ubiquitous.

With that in mind, Norway’s Chris Holm and Eirik Blåsternes, return with vocalist Sisi, under their Peanut Holmes guise, with the stripped back, almost Balearic, ethereal and sensual - Ting Som Vi Gjør.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:23

VIDEO: Baba Soul brings original soul

Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk and a hint of reggae combine with Baba Soul and the Professors of Funk in their official debut/video single - If You Love Me.

The charming video introduces us the smartly dressed, dreadlocked singer who sounds like a combination of James Brown and modern soul legend Charles Bradley.

From the country with the unique and beautiful fjords emerges new Norwegian singer Amanda Kamara with her debut soulful/pop single - Limbo

The track introduces us to her organic sound as she makes her first official release for a global melomaniac* audience.

With her own music, and in her own words Limbo expresses Amanda's feeling of being unable to escape from the situation she's in.
Monday, 05 September 2016 22:13

FARIDA (N) - ‘THE 25TH HOUR’ MIXTAPE

If you research the artist Farida, you’d be surprised to come across an article whose author opens by expressing shock at hearing R&B from Norway. A little more research would reveal that Norwegian Soul & B&B has been on the rise for a while, thanks to artists such as Rebekka B, Bernhoft, Beady Belle, Monica Ifejilika, Nosizwe, Baba Soul, Miss Tati and many others.

For newcomers to Norwegian soul though, there’s still a mountain of joy to be found in the discovery of these artists.

A new discovery for us is the Norwegian singer Farida, who blends the melancholy of Scandinavian life with R&B and experimental beats on her debut EP, ‘The 25th Hour’ Mixtape.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 23:49

Introducing Tatarius (N)

Norwegian soul continues to develop and grow as 2015 finishes with another fresh name to add to our soulful Scandinavian list - Tatarius.

The Norwegian lights continue to shine bright.

Following our recent discovery of the superb album Keep it Solid’, by Monica Ifejilika, we’ve now discovered a new Norwegian artist, Kevzta, who has just released his debut single Leo Ni Leo.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 18:35

Heavy Heart - Myrna Braza (N)

Heavy Heart is the latest video from Norwegian soul singer Myrna Braza and is the fifth video from her six track EP Moments.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 23:37

Islander - Bernhoft takes safe risks

Having listened to Norwegian singer songwriter Bernhoft’s new long player Islander for a couple of weeks now, it is important to get this out of the way from the get-go. His follow up to 2008’s Ceramik City Chronicles and 2011’s Solidarity Breaks is not strictly speaking a soul LP, it definitely has it’s soulful elements and it wears its influences firmly on each sleeve with nods from the 80s Pop, Folk, Funk and Soul worlds, but a soul LP it definitely is not.

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