Melpo Mene is a indie and pop band from Stockholm, Sweden. They formed in 2002 and released three albums so far. Have a listen to their great song “I Adore You”, which was used in a Volvo car commercial in 2008:
Music from Sweden – Nervous Nellie
Nervous Nellie just reeleased on 12-1 -2014 their new album , out of “Where the Nightmare gets in ” you can hear the first single “Beacons ”
Music from Scotland/ Sweden – Cain Gordon
When I was working and listening to some good music I found Cain Gordon, a half scottish, half swedish singer-songwriter. These great guitar reefs mixed with his great voice will make you dream! Listen to his great song “When I’m down”:
Music from Sweden – The Glade
The Glade is a folk and americana rock band from Stockholm. They were formed in 2008 by Tobias Gustavsson, Nils Janlöv and Jonas Carping. Later in 2012 the drummer Martin Karlsson joined the band. Their melodic rock is influenced by heavy elements and reminds me a bit of post rock. The released their album ‘What Turns On The Lights’ on Feb 17th 2014. Listen to their nice song “On Our Own”:
Music from Denmark – Kaka
Kaka, born in 1992, means brother in Swahili and is a great reggae and dancehall shootingstar from Sweden! Listen to the nice song “En sidste sang” in english ‘A last song’
Whenever I remind music from Denmark, I remind of Nephew and any more bands Truels told me about. Thanks Truels for this suggestion!!
Music from Sweden – Jennie Abrahamson
Jennie Abrahamson is a Swedish pop singer and songwriter. Born in Sävar nearby Umeå, she now lives in the Södermalm district of Stockholm. After singing and playing in several bands, she started in 2006 her solo career . Since 2006 she recorded three solo album , which have been successful in sweden , germany and France .
She established together with Friska Viljor and Anne Brun her own record label (How sweet the sound).
She has been on Tour with Peter Gabriel as a background singer, the song “Snowstorm” has been recorded in october 2013 in germanyduring ths tour .
Music from Iran/Sweden – Arash
Arash, born in 1978 in Tehran is an irianian singer who’s living in Sweden since his childhood. Listen to his nice song “Pure Love” featuring Helena Josefsson:
Music from Sweden – Fever Ray -Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson
Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson (born 7 April 1975 in Nacka) is a Swedish singer and musician and the lead singer of the Swedish indie electronic duo “The Knife” . Her solo project is called “Fever Ray”.
Here is her song ” If i had a heart” soundtrack of the movie “Viking” and lateron in an episode from “Breaking Bad ”
Music from Sweden – Koop
The Swedish music group co-op consists of the jazz musicians and producers Zingmark Magnus and Oscar Simonsson. Zingmark and Simonsson met in 1995 in Uppsala, but soon moved to Stockholm, where they recorded their debut album in 1998 which appeared Sons of Koop. The musical style ranges from Nu Jazz, Easy Listening and Ambient.(wiki)
When listening to Koops music it’s somehow easy to believe that it’s played by a small orchestra, but in fact the music is based on samples. Thousands of small clips from records puzzled together into new songs. All the drums, strings, horn sections and choires are actually sampled! This is a very time consuming way to make music (it’s one of the reasons it takes such long time to make a koop album), but it’s the only way to create the surreal Koop sound. One thing though, that for sure aren’t sampled, is the vocals. Many singers has blessed the Koop albums with their talent, and on Koop Islands the singers are : Ane Brun, Yukimi Nagano, Hilde Louise Asbjornsen, Rob Gallagher and Mikael Sundin. Koop Island Blues is sung by Ane Brun and is taken from the album “Koop Islands”. JF Julian directed the video in Paris. Starring french actor Mia Jacob. (youtube)
Music from Sweden – Looptroop
From the Swedish hip-hop group made up of Promoe (Mårten Edh), Supreme (Mathias Lundh-Isen), DJ/Producer Embee (Magnus Bergkvist) and CosM.I.C (Tommy Isacsson). Listen to their great track “Feel So Good”: