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:
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”:
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 .
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)
Loreen is a swedish dance and trance singer, born in 1983 in Stockholm. Listen to her nice song “Sober”:
Mange Makers is a swedish dance group from Stockholm. Listen to their nice track “Mange Bjuder”:
Antonia Vai is a 24-year old talented swedish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She’s well-established on the music scene of Stockholm and has been titled as a “bohemian soul diva“, but has clearly been influenced by folk. Focused on storytelling, shaped by rhythms and unique melodies, every song turns into a journey. In September 2012 she released her debut album “Lovers and Prophets“, a tribute to forbidden love and sanctifications. In the same turn, she released “Dirt from when the Earth was flat“, an album with gathered homemade productions.
Listen to her full album Lovers and Prophets”:
Listen to “Down in the water”: