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Echosmith is a Band, and It's Everywhere (Profile/Interview)

It’s the unspoken hope of every upstart band gunning for a break, that one of its songs — borne of a lyric scribbled on the back of a crumpled receipt or a melody hummed into an iPhone’s voice recorder — will move the masses and kick start a...
by Write On Music on Jun 16, 2015

DíSA: Sculpture

Icelandic songstress Bryndís Jakobsdóttir has been with us for a while in different incarnations here, here and here, but right here she debuts as DíSA with the EP ‘Sculpture’. I’ve shared a couple of tastes with you back in Marc...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Jun 5, 2015

Vök: Circles

Shortly after forming in 2013 Vök won the annual band contest Músíktilraunir (the Icelandic equivalent of Battle of the Bands), and last year they released their debut EP, ‘Tension’, to quite the hype. Friday ‘Circles’ foll...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on May 26, 2015

Marius Ziska: Home/Heim

Although named after frontman and songwriter Hans Marius Weihe Ziska, Marius Ziska is a band. And a seven-piece at that (even though no band photo counting all seems to exist). ‘Home/Heim’ is their second full length and it is an album of...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on May 19, 2015

Blur-Novo Álbum: 'The Magic Whip'

Os rumores confirmaram-se, afinal os Blur sempre irão editar um novo álbum este ano. Trata-se de 'The Magic Whip', o 8º álbum de originais da banda, com data prevista de saída a 27 de Abril. Por cá fica um dos temas que compõe o alinhamento de...
by Kraak FM <'+++< on Feb 20, 2015

Hoje Há "Carnaval à Antiga" [Kraak DJ-Set] no Lusitano Clube | Início às 22:00

Este post marca o início das minhas noites sonoras de 2015 num duplo objectivo de abrir as hostilidades ao Carnaval e ao Dia de São Valentim naquela que será a primeira noite a cruzar sons pelo Lusitano Clube para, pelo menos, umas boas 4 horinha...
by Kraak FM <'+++< on Feb 14, 2015

[emoção] Modest Mouse-"Coyote"

O novo álbum dos Modest Mouse chegará este ano quase que com início da primavera e terá o título 'Strangers to Ourselves'. Depois do divulgado tema que nos deu a conhecer um bocadinho do que poderá ser o novo álbum, "Lampshades on Fire&qu...
by Kraak FM <'+++< on Feb 2, 2015

(uma verdadeira tragédia) The Wombats-Novo Single: "Greek Tragedy"

Já há bastante tempo que não mencionava os britânicos The Wombats neste blog e hoje cá aparecem mas não é pelos melhores motivos. "Greek Tragedy" é o novo single editado pela banda, retirado do novo álbum 'Glitterbug', a sair no p...
by Kraak FM <'+++< on Jan 15, 2015

Man Without Country-Novo Álbum; 'Maximum Entropy' + Vídeo Oficial de "Laws of Motion" com a participação dos White Sea

Será no próximo dia 19 que os Man Without Country editarão o seu novo álbum, 'Maximum Entropy', de onde podemos retirar do seu alinhamento este tema cujo vídeo oficial foi hoje divulgado. Trata-se de "Laws of Motion" e conta com a par...
by Kraak FM <'+++< on Jan 8, 2015

New Order a Abrir o Ano Musical de 2015

Depois de 2015 ter tido o seu início, logo a seguir à meia noite e com algum vinho e algum champanhe no bucho qb, que alguém decidiu pôr o "Ceremony" dos New Order a tocar. Tendo em conta que a primeira música do ano só conta depois...
by Kraak FM <'+++< on Jan 1, 2015

Slick Shoes - Great idea

In the Californian Antelope Valley this band made Christian pop punk music for more than a decade.The name comes from family film The Goonies (director: Richard Donner) brought into circulation in 1985 and acting out the adventures of a group of chil...
by Band Name Explained on Oct 10, 2014

All Time Low - Found glory anyway

Pop punk band from Baltimore, Maryland, that does not so much want to make a statement about the quality of the music it is producing, as it wants to advertise that they are familiar with the works of American rock band New Found Glory.As a matter of...
by Band Name Explained on Jul 17, 2014

All Time Low - Found glory

Pop punk band from Baltimore, Maryland, that does not so much want to make a statement about the quality of the music it is producing, as it wants to advertise that they are familiar with the works of American rock band New Found Glory.As a matter of...
by Band Name Explained on Jul 15, 2014

All American Rejects

Power poppers from Stillwater, Oklahoma, also classified as alternative rockers.They owe their name to a song from Green Day's Nimrod CD, called Reject.The following strophe occurs in it:'So when the smoke clears here I amYour reject all-AmericanSuck...
by Band Name Explained on May 18, 2014

Disa: Stones

A year and six days ago I featured the new Disa for the first time (the Icelandic songstress has been through quite a change musically since her eponymous 2008 debut as Dísa) with the excellently dramatic ‘Sun’. Back in February a second...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on May 14, 2014

Where Did Nora Go: Shelter

September 8 Danish cellist Astrid Nora will release ‘Shimmer’, her second album as Where Did Nora Go which faces the daunting task of having to follow up on last year’s acclaimed eponymous debut. The first single, ‘ShelterR...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on May 12, 2014

Alice Boman: Over

June 3 Alice Boman will release her second EP, so very aptly titled ‘EP II’, following up on last year’s lauded ‘Skisser’ (Swedish for “sketches”). The two EPs will also be released as a full album and buildi...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on May 7, 2014

Cancer: Same Color As Digital Photography

June 9 Cancer aka Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild of When Saints Go Machine and Kristian Finne Kristensen of Chorus Grant will release their debut mini album, ‘Ragazzi’, and here’s the haunting alternative pop first single, ‘Same Color...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Apr 30, 2014

Pizzaboys: Sharing

He has been with us as half of electropop duo Sameblod since a SpaceScan back in 2011, but now Frederick Rundqvist is also going solo as Pizzaboys. Two songs have been made available for the public ear so far, instrumental krautpop track ‘Day&#...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Apr 25, 2014

Kajak: Gold Crowned Eagle

Iceland’s Kajak have just two singles out (‘Indiana’ and ‘Gold Crowned Eagle’), but already a bit of a buzz is building around cousins Hreinn Elíasson and Sigurmon H. Sigurðsson. Which makes all the sense you could ima...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Apr 23, 2014


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