HighasaKite make songs unlike most things yet to come out of Norway. Pop music with a twist. Let's start in Brooklyn. Via Monrovia to Piraeus and Norwegian mountaintops on to Stockholm. Irresistible soundscapes full of tasty hooks and mysterious stories, musicians from some of Norways best young bands and then some – Highasakite is undoubtably one of the most original and exciting indiebands you’ve come across in a while.
London-born and Vienna-based musician SOHN drops The Wheel EP in November 5th, 2012 via new label Aesop.
S O H N has created a sound that blends his haunting vocal stylings with a backdrop of analogue drum machines and synths, mixing the worlds of old and new together to create a foundation for his tracks. Aside from emphasising the soulfulness of his voice, S O H N's lyrics play upon the space that exists within language, twining his vocals around the gaps between sentences, and reclaiming the importance of words.
Broken Twin is the synonym of a young woman (Majke Voss Romme) with good stories to tell and a magical way of doing so. Drawing upon the eerie sounds of the Northern hemisphere and musically influenced by acts such as Feist, Nico and Anthony and the Johnsons her simple setup of bass, piano, guitar, vocals and percussion intertwines in a whirlwind of creaking pianobenches, floating vocals and cantankerous guitars.
Dublin-based band made up of: Dylan Lynch, Donagh Seaver O'Leary, Stevie Appleby, Aoife Kelly, Utsav Lal, Adam O'Regan, Faye O'Rourke
Pascal Pinon are the twins Jófríður and Ásthildur, two girls from Reykjavík, Iceland. When they were only fourteen they got together with two of their friends and decided to start a band. Using the instruments they had, Pascal Pinon worked in the twins' bedroom. At the same place they played their first gig: calling it 'The Friendly Concert'. Only a few months later Pascal Pinon had already played various local venues and started to record their first album.
SEA + AIR are Daniel Benjamin (Vocals, Concerto Guitar, Drums, Cymbals, Bells) &
Eleni (Vocals, Harpsichord, Organ Bass Pedal, Drums)
There are several artists called Fenster. 1. FENSTER (Bln via NYC) // Formed in 2010 by JJ, a New Yorker, Jonathan, a Berliner, and later completed by percussionist/journalist Lukas FENSTER makes de-constructed pop music, exploring electro acoustic arrangements peppered with traffic noises and bird calls. Their lyrics are often carefully constructed dream narratives, finding inspiration in the world of ghosts, graveyards. trains, religious imagery, and broken machinery. In their music, they build songs around errors, blending melodic chords with broken beats or minimal percussion.
From the medieval and postmodern corners of Brussels come BRNS, a mesmerizing experiment in dusk, dance, and the fullness of sound. Like the dark-yet-vibrant images of Brussels artist Yardz, this quartet of talented multi-instrumentalists weaves together tunes that are mystical, moody and insatiably catchy. From the visceral and danceable 'Mexico', to the choir echoes turned pulsating anthem of 'Here Dead He Lies', BRNS is ceaseless in their ability to unfold haunting ambience into chest-pounding beats, and then back again.
Ewert and The Two Dragons is a folk rock / indie band from Tallinn, Estonia. Their debut album “The Hills Behind The Hills” was released in autumn 2009 and since then they have taken the Baltics by storm. Some critics have titled them as “the crown jewel of Estonian music”, Finnish music magazine Rumba was stunned by their performance at the biggest Baltic music festival Positivus in 2010, calling them “the best band at the entire fest”.