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Joonas slices his way into our vision with striking music video, ‘Psycho Ex-Boyfriend’

Feeling the wrath of disappointment after a former flame did something rather harsh and without warning, Joonas shows us the result that has had unintended consequences with the knife-filled video, ‘Psycho Ex-Boyfriend‘.

Joonas is a London, UK-based, Norwegian-born indie-pop singer-songwriter, music producer and trained artist who made this song with his team from England and the USA.

It was written in a moment of insanity caused by being isolated in the mountains of Norway and reflects upon how far you’d go for someone you love.” ~ Joonas

With a formidable glint in his eye that shows you all you need to know about this troubling situation, Joonas lets us know he is in no mood to be let down any further and is in top form with a hair-raising effort to turn up with intrigued intent.

Growing up, he always found himself as the odd one out in his friend groups, but after a long time discovered that this was his greatest strength. Through his music he wants to take you on a journey through the parts of life that we might not be able to see, the parts of life that borders to the realm of fantasy, but still the parts of life we all need to escape to sometimes.” ~ Joonas

Psycho Ex-Boyfriend‘ from London, UK-based, Norwegian-born indie-pop singer-songwriter and music producer Joonas will be a real flash point for anyone who has stared inside the soul of their ex. He sings with a mighty passion that was fueled by being played for a fool, when he knew that this could happen. Never content for being in second place, this is an appealing release from an artist who sings with a hugely memorable style that is rather spellbinding.

Check out this expressive music video on YouTube and see more news on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Being There: Temperature Falls shows us that you just need one loyal soul on ‘Nothing Really Matters’

Taken off their grippingly honest 10-track album ‘Nobody To Believe in Anymore‘, Temperature Falls are in superior form with their latest single all about discovering who is actually there for you when the chips are down called ‘Nothing Really Matters’.

Temperature Falls is an Oslo, Norway-based trip-hop/low-fi-fusion duo act that makes extraordinary harmonies that might stimulate all your inner senses as they make such beautiful melodies.

Composed of Ian J. Ward and Camilla, Temperature Falls delivers a versatile sound grabbing inspiration from boom-bap beats, trip-hop, alternative indie rock and a plethora of contemporary music.” ~ Temperature Falls

Temperature Falls are utterly delightful on this highly thoughtful new single that takes you to places in your heart you might not have felt before. The story is sad at times but always totally honest, as the ear-warming vocals and contemplative lyrics have you so enchanted.

Nothing Really Matters‘ from the Norweigan/English trip-hop/low-fi-fusion outfit Temperature Falls, is such a true reminder that throughout struggles in life, you just really need a loyal force with you to help you through all of the ups and downs. This magnificent effort is sung with a glorious style and comprises a background sound that keeps your mind alert the whole way into the core of this stunning track.

Life can be a really tough journey but through it all, there is always someone looking out for you.

Hear this fine new song on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Let Go: Enilora releases stunning 2nd single all about trying to release your heart from the past on ‘Your Perfume’

With her genuine passion for inspiring others manifesting organically into her much-anticipated debut EP which is set for release in 2022, Enilora shows us that time to heal from the sad reminder you wish you hadn’t just recalled on ‘Your Perfume‘.

Enilora aka Karoline Stensen, is a Stavanger, Norway-born indie-pop singer-songwriter who is now based in vibrant Aalborg, Denmark.

Along with many others, Karoline’s life was turned upside down in early 2020. She suddenly felt a strong need to transform her feelings into music and thus decided to bring light into the darkness by finally letting her musical side unfold freely. She began sharing her passion for songwriting, debuted as a solo artist, and has within a year made national as well as international collaborations with established producers and artists across the world.” ~ Enilora

Enilora sings with a truly world-class nature like a kind Princess, with her emotionally penned lyrics that certainly captures the moment perfectly. There is an air of contemplative melancholy here as she moves closer to the pure ocean, which is her resting place from everything in this rushed world.

I actually started writing the song on a summer day at a beach in northern Denmark. I had just bought a sunscreen that smelled like the perfume I used back when I lived in Australia. The combination of the beach and this scent aroused a bittersweet nostalgia within me, and inspired me to write “Your Perfume“. ~ Enilora

Your Perfume‘ from the lovely Aalborg, Denmark-based indie-pop artist Enilora, is such a genuinely excellent song made from her honest heart. There is something magnetically special about her luscious vocals that seem to only get better and better throughout the song – while your whole body shivers in euphoria – from such a dazzling talent who helps you heal from your own past romantic traumas. This is pure quality and a notable track that needs all the love in the world.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see her peaceful journey via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

I Got That Juice: Norweigian Pop artist Frimann is hot stuff on ‘Last King Alive’

As he skillfully jumps up on the horse and grabs his lover to join him on the saddle, Frimann takes this flourishing ride to a place where they can be alone and feel romantic together on ‘Last King Alive‘.

Frimann is a proudly queer solo Disco-Pop artist who is from cozy Norway and sings with the wind at his sails that features a pleasingly pure vocal ambiance.

We find a passionate student at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts here, as you feel an electrifying edge that has you dancing with his each word he projects. There is a mighlity motivated texture to each note, as he crafts a sound that has been created for lovers to dance closely to.

Since his debut as a recording artist back in early 2018, Frimann has released five singles with three music videos.” ~ Frimann

Last King Alive‘ from the flamboyant Norway-based indie Disco-Pop artist Frimann, is that sensual track all about finding that person who you feel so connected with, as you both decide that enough is enough, and you need to be free together so that you may grow as one. Being in love is so magical as you feel the passionate swirling in the smoke-free air from a truly exciting artist, who sings with that extra bit of flair that is so rare to see these days. This is the type of single to put on when you need some inspiration – to lock hands with someone you really care for – as you both run away for a while to see what happens.

Hear this fresh new track on Spotify and see more vibes on his IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

By Myself: Norwegian rapper Denim Blue wonders what happened to those rules on ‘Rodeo’

Inspired by Prince, Ice Cube, Kanye West and The Weeknd, Denim Blue lets the music speak for itself on his brand new single all about seeing something so bright stop shining rather quickly on ‘Rodeo‘.

Jens Bjarne aka Denim Blue, is an indie rapper, weeds explorer and singer-songwriter who is based in beautiful Norway.

I love mixing genres and I’ll never stop trying to show my art in creative ways.” ~ Denim Blue

This is the story about being with someone who you care about so much, who you saw with a halo on their head that has now been so tarnished. Your ex lover fell nose-first into the treacherous trenches of temptation and you won’t stand for it, as you wish that they could go back to who they were before the once-beautiful spark fizzled out.

I’ve been writing songs my entire life, rapping for most of my life, and singing in the last 5 years or so, but I didn’t start recording until 3 years ago.” ~ Denim Blue

Sung with a terrific vocal ability, honest lyrics and with a dazzling beat which has your imagination swirling so quickly – this is a real gem of an underground track from this youthful artist with morals – who refused to walk in the line that so many fall over just to get inside.

Rodeo‘ from the Norway-based indie hip-hop artist and songwriter Denim Blue, is a reminisce-filled track all about wondering what happened to that person you looked up to. They were a Queen in your eyes but that shimmering star has faded darkly into the night, as you now feel like you are much better alone.

An old school lover mentality is so hard to keep these days, but this is something that morally you can’t change in the fiber of your fabric.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more via his fresh IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Polyphonic Exophilia – ups et pertulerat: a progressive soul-funk serenade.

Vol. 2 by Polyphonic Exophilia

Norway-hailing music collective, Polyphonic Exophilia, describe their sound as sensual progressive alternative soul-funk, and it’s fair to say, if any bassline is going to leave you weak at the knees it is the one in the standout single, ups et pertulerat, from their EP, Vol.2.

Ups et pertulerat is the Latin phrase for ups and downs, and that’s exactly what the soundscape explores; if you constantly find yourself between mania and melancholy, you may just find that your tumultuous mind reflected at you through this exploratively engaging release.

The jazzy, tonally warm instrumental single is all about the bass-carved grooves and the colourful alchemy that breaths between them. It leaves you in anticipation of what the next progression will offer as the shimmering polyphonic keys bring the soul in the absence of vocals.

Check out Polyphonic Exophilia on Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Under My Skin: Norwegian rockers One and a half Dog know this was meant to be on ‘Shine’

As they start off strong with a drum-filled beat mixed with groovy riffs for the ages, One and a half Dog raise their hands up high as they smartly avoid the doom-stacked doubts around and aim to ‘Shine‘.

One and a half Dog is a classic five-piece indie-rock act from Trondheim, Norway. They make a stunning blend of electric music that startles you at first, as you jump headfirst into their sensational soundscape.

The vocals are so atmospherically on point the whole way through, as we are taken on an exciting ride that lights a flaming-hot fire into your mind, that sweetly warms up your previously-cold heart. You feel like this is a cinematic experience through the swampy fields of doom – that soon take you to a place which has you gritting your teeth – as you rise up to move into the much more inviting greener pastures.

Shine‘ from the quality five-piece Norwegian rock band One and a half Dog, is a watch-me-do-something-special track, that climbs up bravely from the dangerous rubble and unhealthy dust, to break down the disappointment of before and turn it into a new perspective. On a terrific track that urges the miserable souls in your life to move away as you are only looking towards a new positive energy, this is a new single which will have you feeling motivated to shine bright again.

Knowing where you want to go, is the key to that all-time peace inside your hungry soul.

Hear their new single on Spotify and see more on their IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Be Careful: Vintage Norwegian rock band Electric High thunder in with abundant energy on ‘Go Easy on My Heart’

With a robust energy that sends your anxious soul into a frenzied state of desired excitement, Electric High athletically rips through our delicate speakers, on their new single taken off the latest five-track EP called ‘Go Easy on My Heart‘.

High-powered Bergen, Norway-based four-piece rock band Electric High, are an experienced outfit who make that spectacular sound, that ruffles a few feathers and wakes up the pesky neighbors, just the way they intended their music to be enjoyed.

This is the story about asking the person you really like to be careful with your heart as it can’t take being broken too many more times. You feel that they are grabbing your strings already and this could be exciting, but certainly dangerous.

You feel their class from the first verse, as the power of having two vocalists shines though and leads a light beam to the band who know what each other is doing like the back of their hand, as they give us a groovy lesson in that pure rock n roll.

Go Easy on My Heart‘ from the ear-splitting Norwegian band Electric High, calumniates in a brooding sound that captures your mind as they smash all glass windows out from the houses around you, with their mesmerizing sound that reminds us all of the classic days of rock. This is a terrific throwback from a quality act.

Hear this electric new single on Spotify and see their IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Breaking out from the norm: Mörmaid and Bård Berg join forces to be ‘Set Free’ through music

The exceptionally talented Mörmaid is back with her latest sparkling single and this time she brings in Bård Berg to add an extra excellent element to ‘Set Free‘ our hearts.

Mörmaid is a Norwegian-born, usually London-based electro-pop artist currently hiding out in Norfolk, East Anglia, who illuminates the sky with a rhythmic energy that transfixes your whole body; as she gracefully sings with a style that stops you in your tracks.

Bård Berg is also a Norwegian native from Oslo, who is best known for being a drummer and producer. He is a wonderful talent who brings forth a uniquely brilliant style to music, that is breath-taking and innovative at the same time.

The acid-house type start breaks you out of your comfort zone and it feels like there is a breakout on the go. You can hear the hunger in her voice and she puts in a terrific performance. With his added influence, they make a great song that is hauntingly beautiful and full of surprises, the twists of the beat bends the story to its will and you feel enlightened the longer and louder you listen.

This is about breaking out from a pattern that you wish to free yourself from and start fresh again, with your mind tuned in like a functioning radio, rather than doing the same unhealthy thing and feeling bad for doing it all the time, when brighter days are over the next hill.

Set Free‘ from Mörmaid and Bård Berg is a dazzling assortment of wave-crashing soundscapes that barrels into your mind and doesn’t let go until you reach the shore. Their close-knit fusion is sweetly textured and you feel free inside and safe somehow as her intoxicating voice leaves your soul feeling warm and fuzzy.

Sometimes you can feel trapped with seemingly nowhere to go but if you actually look around and dig deep enough, you will find that tunnel to escape, finding the light and seeing where you need to be in life.

Stream this excellent new track on Spotify and see more on Mörmaid’s IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Living for Zelda: Finding purpose through love is ThoseBricks’ message on the heartfelt pop single ‘Keep My Feet on the Ground’

ThoseBricks sends us a message of hope that is inspired by his newborn daughter on the new single ‘Keep My Feet on the Ground‘.

The silky smooth Norwegian indie-pop artist and producer who has been open about his struggles with Complex post-traumatic stress disorder, brings us a ray of sunshine and a song that helps him each day to conquer the next step of his life.

When you have a child it changes everything in your world. Those little hands and feet, innocent look and at-times scared eyes, shine through all darkness as you find purpose. Raising a youngster in this wild world is not easy but it helps with easing the pain and deep scars you have inside Its like the re-birth of yourself in someway as you help raise a small human to be big and strong, just like you are.

His voice is so honest and he sings like a angel sent from above. Each word is meaningful as he is so inspired by his daughter that has come into his life at exactly the right time. The soothing melody is so glorious to hear and the soft piano background is perfect for this special moment. A man who now knows his purpose. Raising his daughter and making incredible music that helps us all heal together.

His young daughter Zelda gives him hope that each day is going to be a better one than before as she needs and wants her Daddy to be there for her. ‘Keep My Feet on the Ground‘ will bring tears to your eyes and you want Norway’s ThoseBricks to win at life.

You might not understand all that is going on inside his brain but you support him and wish him well. This is real music that has been created to share, inspire those who need it and also bring positive energy to a world that needs each sinew of it to re-boot again. The future is in the youths hands and we need to protect, teach and guide them, so they can reach their dreams and live in a better world.

Heart this incredibly real song on his Spotify and see how fatherhood goes on his IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen