Click on the link here for Audio Player – Nicole Sabounè in Session at Sveriges Radio – July 8, 2013 – Sveriges Radio P3
Over to Stockholm tonight for a radio session by new talent-on-the-rise Nicole Sabounè, recorded this past July by Sveriges Radio P3.
Sabounè originally appeared on the TV series The Voice, the Swedish equivalent to America’s Got Talent . . .only Sweden. Creating a minor sensation, she was mentored by fellow Swedish singer Ola Salo from the band The Ark and released her first single in October of 2012.
Since then she’s been touring around, building up an audience and getting a lot of positive feedback from the press and radio. She’s currently in London, getting ready for her first set of club dates in the UK and getting ready for the release of her much anticipated debut album.
Lots of energy with a bit of bite, Nicole Sabounè at 21, is looking at a good future ahead and hopefully we’ll get to see her on this side of the Atlantic soon.
In the meantime, check out her Radio Session and visit her Facebook page and see what she’s up to.
Division of Laura Lee – mesmerizing and heady Alternative from Sweden.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Division of Laura Lee and JJ – live at Knarrholmen Festival, Sweden, August 21, 2013 – Sveriges Radio P3
Over to Sweden tonight for a live session from the 2013 Knarrholmen Festival featuring Indie/Alt/Post-Punk band Division of Laura Lee, combined with the Indie/Acoustic/Dream-Pop band JJ. The proceedings were recorded on August 21st in a special radio broadcast from the festival site.
No shortage of interesting and adventuresome bands coming out of Sweden in recent years, and Sveriges Radio (the Pubilc Broadcasting outlet in Sweden) have been busily recording everything for later broadcast, just to give you some idea of how interesting the current scene is over there.
And if you aren’t already familiar, here’s a good place to start.
Crank it up and enjoy.
The new face of R&B.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Miguel – live at Malmö, Sweden – recorded live by Sveriges Radio P3 – August 5, 2013
Over to Malmö Sweden tonight for a mini-concert by West Coast native Miguel, recorded by Sveriges Radio in January of this year and broadcast just a few weeks ago. Characterized as part of a New Wave of R&B artists, Miguel has scored very highly with audiences, and judging by the reaction to the Swedish crowd, has gained a pretty solid reputation worldwide. Incorporating a mash-up of R&B, Funk, Hip-hop, rock and electronica into his music, Miguel has forged some new vistas as a result and is considered, not only New Wave R&B, but a new genre for R&B. He has been favorably reviewed and has won a host of awards, starting with New Artist of the Year in 2011 and going from there.
As always, listening to R&B in a live setting is a unique and enjoyable experience. The versatility in Miguel’s vocals are plainly evident in this context – no production, no overdubbing, no tricks. It’s the proverbial flying-without-a-net and it adds to the assessment that here is an artist who has something to say.
So hang out for a bit and enjoy.
Turning Stockholm upside down. (Photo: Pieter M van Hatten)
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jack White, live in Stockholm – July 30, 2013 – Sveriges Radio P3.
Over to Stockholm tonight for a concert by Blues/Punk-meister Jack White, recorded live by the venerable Sveriges Radio P3 during a race around Europe this summer. A full-plate, according to reports. He just announced a tour of the UK and Ireland starting in October and going until the 8th of November. It was also announced White will also be teaming up with Marcus Mumford for a one-off concert on September 29th hosted by the Coen Brothers in connection with the release of Inside Llewyn Davis.
But in the meantime, here’s what happened on July 30th.
Play loud. Play very loud.
Postiljonen – Indie from Sweden – music from heart.
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Checking out the latest from Stockholm tonight with a set recorded live by Sveriges Radio of Swedish Indie/Alt/ band Polstiljonen just a few weeks ago.
They’re new to me and pretty new as a band (together since 2011). With no album or ep out, they’ve been gigging around Sweden and picking up a good following in the process and making waves on the Indie scene. With the lush and ethereal vocals of Mia, the band are rapidly becoming someone to watch over the coming months.
And you get to check them out performing live here.
Lucky, aren’t you?
Lou and Jean-Benoit of Tomorrow’s World – Techno’s version of Extra-Marital Ethereal.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Tomorrow’s World – Live at La Route du Rock Hiver – March 21, 2013
Starting off the week in a Techno vein with Tomorrow’s World, who recently performed live at La Route du Rock Hiver festival in France on March 21st of this year.
Tomorrow’s World is a side venture, a sort of Techno Extra-Marital affair between Lou Hayter, who plays keyboards for New Young Pony Club and Jean-Benoit Dunckel of Air. Both bands are currently working. So this affair, as it were, is certainly something on the side.
The result is a captivating and haunting journey through some new musical territory that leaves you with a feeling of hope that this isn’t just a series of “one night stands” but may stick around for a while.
A short-ish set, at a little under 20 minutes – it crams enough mystery and ethereal wonderment into a small space that begs repeated listenings.
And hopefully there will be more where that came from soon.
If not . . . .oh well . . . – enjoy it while it lasts.
Jessie Ware – from backup singer to headliner in a little over a year, and with good reason.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jessie Ware – Live at Sveriges Radio P3 – February 28, 2013
Staying in Stockholm tonight for a concert by Singer-Songwriter Jessie Ware, in concert at Sveriges Radio P3 Studios, recorded this past February 28th.
Ware is one of those amazing overnight sensations – well, not really. Around for a while and confined to the role of backup singer for a number of acts, Jessie Ware finally stepped out on her own last year and was met with rave reviews and skyrocketing album sales. And by the looks of it, there seems to be no sign of letting up. She has a new and much-anticipated album slated for release shortly.
Falling into a sort of Retro/R&B/Soul/Indie place, Ware’s talent makes her success clearly apparent. She knows her way around a song and phrases it exquisitely. There have been comparisons to Sade in how she shapes a song. But Jessie Ware is her own person, and its no wonder she wasn’t destined to stay in a support role for every long,
She fills this 45 minute set with some very smooth and delicious material, and it makes for a mellow evening all around.
And considering how insane the week has been . . . .mellow goes very well right about now.
Enjoy and check her out if she hits your town. Ticket sales I suspect will be brisk.