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Probably the most handsome indie label in Scandinavia.
Based in Trondheim + Oslo, Norway.
Loving every second.

DRÅPE (NO)

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Oslo five-piece Dråpe (pronounced 'Draw-peh') have established themselves as one of Scandianavia's most exciting young bands since their critically acclaimed "Dråpe EP" was released in 2011, impressing furthermore with the release of their debut album "Canicular Days" in april 2013. The band subsequently followed the great reviews up with even better shows at festivals such as Roskilde, Øya and Reeperbahn Festival.

Dråpe's 'Canicular Days' was instantly hailed as one this year's best Norwegian albums and received quite a lot of attention both in Norway and abroad. 9 songs filled with hypnotic, weightless and colorful dreampop, combining blissful and sparkling shoegaze inspired soundscapes with singer Ketil and ex-vocalist Hanne's lush and alluring vocals.

New album «Relax/Relapse», out october 2015, shows a band that refuses to stand still, that are willing to challenge and change to keep feeling vibrant and fresh. Drawing influences from 60’s rock, Beatles-esque psychedelia and 90’s indie classics they’ve managed to craft an album full of delightful songwriting, crisp production and lyrical quirkiness.

Album singles «Pie in the sky», «My Friend the Scientist» and non-album track «Together we are Pstereo» have all received loads of positive tastemaker attention, confirming that Dråpe really are a force to be reckoned with.

The last year has seen a couple of changes in the band. Ex-vocalist Hanne left the band to focus on studies while singer Ketil’s childhood friend and Gold Celeste-member Eirik Fidjeland joined to play the guitar and keyboards.

«Beautifully chaotic, it fascinates and beguiles in the most perfect way.» - Clash Music

«Crisp synths, psychedelic guitar and beautifully airy melodies are go in Norwegian five-piece Dråpe’s new album Relax/Relapse. Drawing influence from shoegaze, 60s/70s psych and rock, Dråpe find the sweet spot between Animal Collective, Neutral Milk Hotel and Sigur Ros and give it room to blossom.» - Amazing Radio

«Nostalgic and euphoric, "Pie In The Sky" is a blissed-out offering of sweltering guitars, searing refrains, and soaring sentiments.» - The Line of Best Fit

«Pie In The Sky will create warm, fuzzy feelings in your heart, and it'll also make you daydream about jetting off to sunnier climates» - The 405

«Dråpe’s mix of Mew, Flaming Lips and something wonderfully ‘other’ hooked me right in.» - Drowned In Sound

«This musical carnival is blissfully intoxicating, phantasmagorical pop. It is a dreamscape made up of swathes of looping synth, cyclical guitar riffs and rounds of cherubic harmonies. ‘Pie in the Sky’ is a melodious mirage in which to lose oneself.» - JaJaJa

releases

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Relax/Relapse (2015)

12" LP / Digital
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My Friend the Scientist (2015)

Digital single
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Pie In The Sky (2015)

Digital single
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Round And Around (2015)

Digital single
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Together We Are Pstereo (2015)

Digital single
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Canicular Days (2013)

12" LP
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Blue Skies (2013)

7" single
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Memories (2013)

Digital single
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Dråpe EP (2011)

Digital & CD

SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE (DK)

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Sleep Party People is Danish multiinstrumentalist Brian Batz’ musical foray into happiness, darkness and otherworldly bliss.

Drawing influences from Cocteau Twins, Portishead, My Bloody Valentine and Flaming Lips among others, Brian Batz manoeuvres his songs through landscapes that are ethereal, sunlit and kaleidoscopic, but with darkness clearly visible. Dystopian escapism alongside dreamy atmospherics.

Sleep Party People has, since forming in 2010, released two well-received albums and played too many concerts to count, establishing them as one of the most exciting European bands out there giving them extremely dedicated fans from all over the world. Their unique live perfomances see the live band wear their trademark mysterious rabbit masks and create an original and rare atmosphere.

releases

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Floating (2014)

12" LP

SNØSKRED (NO)

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Norway’s Snøskred (pronounce the Ø as the i in bird) are here with their sublime international debut album Empty House, set for release on February 19th via Riot Factory. Snøskred (Norwegian for “avalanche”) have already set themselves apart as one of the brightest new bands in their homeland. Now, following a fantastic response to single ‘Puzzle’ late last year, they prepare to introduce an album to the rest of the world for the first time.

Citing Pavement, Wilco, Talk Talk and Yo La Tengo as important influences on their sound, they present an album of beautifully subtle, slow burning and introverted tracks that pack a sly punch, lingering in your memory & earning a place in your heart.

There is so much information and noise around us on an everyday basis,” says singer Karl Klaseie. “Whenever something forces me to think twice about it I'm often inspired to write a song about it.”

Having spent his childhood summers in the US, at his mother’s family home, Karl’s influences are scattershot: “This album is me waking from a dream about Scarface, about the desolation left behind by the American car industry, about personal stuff that just had to be said out loud, about Doomsday Preppers and bicycle couriers - about lots of things, but everything is connected somehow.”

And it’s Snøskred’s playful way of linking these disparate topics, their recognition of how things that seemingly have nothing to do with each other are indeed related if only by our associations with them, that characterizes the lyrical themes on Empty House.

The album title Empty House is taken from the opening phrase of the opening track "Motor City" and is quite literally the opening lyric to the album. “An empty house is a house ready to be filled with different things, and we figured that we’d leave room for the listener to do this with our music as well” Karl explains.

Empty House is self-produced by band members Karl Klaseie and Kyrre Laastad, and recorded by the band at Greener, Trondheim between June 2014 and April 2015. Greener Studio is also run by Karl with Simen Hallset of Gold Celeste, and was the birthplace of the recent albums by Gold Celeste and Dråpe.

The making of Empty House was a process of self-discovery for Snøskred, of learning who they are and who they aspire to be as a band, of learning how they write together, and where they stand in relation to both their own previous music and that of their influencers.

The result is a record that sounds focused and at peace with itself. Beautifully restrained and meticulously crafted, it draws the listener in to a place of sun-dazzled contemplation and rumination. A record packed full of beguiling melodies that don’t have to shout or showboat to earn their place in your heart.

The Guardian
«drowsy, dreamy indiepop»

Amazing Radio/Simon Raymonde (Bella Union/Cocteau Twins)
«Wonderful stuff from Trondheim, Norway’s Snøskred»

The 405
«Softly jangling guitars, a jaunty rhythm, and gloriously understated lines like, "We eat our breakfast anytime we want" and "The sun is hot / the water's icy cold," prove its endearing, uncluttered nature and general laid-back vibe. Feels fresh, and it feels pastoral, as if this advocacy of a simpler life has deeper connotations of removing oneself from the modern world entirely.»

Snøskred released their critically acclaimed Norwegian debut album «Whiteout» in 2012, an album filled with noisy guitars, seductive synths, pounding drums and rumbling bass. Snøskred received received lots of positive blog attention internationally for «Whiteout» and it’s two singles «We Are» and «Come Closer», but also for their live shows. Renowned websites Brooklyn Vegan and Mojo Magazine both had Snøskred as favorites after seeing them live in Oslo in 2012.

releases

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Mirage (2016)

Digital single
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Puzzle (2015)

Digital single
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Lexington Hotel (2016)

Digital single
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Whiteout (2012)

12" LP
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We are (2012)

7" single
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Come Closer (2012)

Digital album

SAUROPOD (NO)

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Meet Oslo-based Norwegian trio Sauropod. Fiery sonic outbursts melding punk and indie rock - driven by powerful melodic hooks. Direct and forceful, aggressive and sweet at the same time.

Lead singer Jonas Røyeng’s growl coupled with bass guitarist Kamilla Waal Larsen’s blistering bass lines and drummer Jørgen Natland Apeness' insistent beats make Sauropod sound like they’ve come directly from the alternative explosion of the early 90’s, creating a sound that is both crunching and melodic.

Despite being a new band Sauropod have built a big fanbase over the last year due to their high energy concerts. In fact, their live reputation gave them a great spot at this year’s Øya festival, one of Scandinavia’s most important tastemaker festivals, without having released any music at all.

Sauropod’s awesome debut album is out in January 2016 through Norwegian indie label Riot Factory.

Jonas Røyeng / guitar, vocals
Kamilla Waal Larsen / bass, vocals
Jørgen Natland Apeness / drums

releases

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Winter Song (2015)

Digital single

COMMONPLACE (NO)

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You could call commonplace a post-punk band, and that would be fine. Sort of. There's definitely more in the mix here though, and it becomes obvious quickly, even only after listening to the Norwegian quintet's debut single, «Vieux Port». While the more recent wave of cool post-punk lately has restricted itself to Sweden and Denmark, commonplace are demanding an immediate spotlight in the Scandinavian post-punk scene - and has by all means already caused quite the buzz. And you might ask yourself, how on earth can post-punk be done in a way that makes it fresh and interesting? Well. Just have a listen to Bergseth's growling vocals, and have a think about just how catchy Vagle's guitar riffs really are. You'll understand.

commonplace are fresh, in fact they’re so fresh that they haven’t even played any concerts yet. Their debut concert is taking place in a tiny punk and hardcore records store in Oslo in March. Despite their tender years they're still quite experienced having played in many of Norway’s more exciting punk, hardcore, shoegaze and indie bands the last few years. New constellation, new ideas, the same drive to make a difference.

releases

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Vieux Port (2016)

Digital

LUDVIG MOON (NO)

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Ludvig Moon plays kaleidoscopic indie pop nostalgia with sparkling melodies and complex instrumentation - though lyrically darker than one might expect, Ludvig Moons song’s channel a perfect blend of ramshackle and catchy extroverted charm.

Inspired by great albums such as The Smashing Pumpkins’ «Siamese Dream», Motorpsychos “Timothys’s Monster” and The Flaming Lips’ “The Soft Bulletin” Ludvig Moon have a soft spot for the grandiose and epic.

Ludvig Moon’s selftitled debut EP is colourful, filled with murky bliss and memorable melodies that go straight for the heart. They even scored a mini indie hit with «Swim Dream», a song that encapsulates much of the Ludvig Moon ethos even though it’s a lot more mellow than most of their other material.

Ludvig Moon have already played at a host of Norway’s most prestigious festivals and are seen as one of the country’s most promising new bands according to various Norwegian tastemakers. They are currently recording their debut album.

releases

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Ludvig Moon EP (2014)

Digital EP

SCARLET CHIVES (DK)

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Danish indie quartet Scarlet Chives make trippy shoegaze-y indiepop, insistent melodies covered in noise-filled electronic textures with dark and introspective lyrics about the need for protection, both from outer and inner foes.

This unnerving feeling was something the band set out to find when they travelled to a tiny forest village in neighbouring Sweden to write songs for their sophomore album "This Is Protection" (released autumn 2013), an album that invites the listener into a fascinating and sinister universe that unfolds right in front of your eyes with singer Maria Holm Mortensen's insisting voice at the centre of it all.

"This Is Protection" was preceeded by music videos for the two leading singles "The Timber Will Fall" and "Some Days Stay". Both videos caused quite a stirr when they were banned from both Youtube and Facebook because of their graphic nature.

Following the release of "This Is Protection" Scarlet Chives toured Scandinavia, receiving nothing less than two full score reviews for their live shows and later an nomination as Alternative Band Of The Year in Denmark.

"This Is Protection" was mixed by Brian Batz, recorded by the band itself and mastered by Grammy winner Brian Lucey (Black Keys, The Shins, Sigur Ros, David Lynch).

Scarlet Chives' selftitled debut album (2011) was produced by Paul Schroeder (The Verve, Stone Roses) and mixed by Schroeder and band member Brian Batz, better known by his artist alter-ego Sleep Party People. This album received a lot of attention and made them an unlikely Danish success in their neighbouring country of Norway.

releases

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This is Protection (2013)

Digital album
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The Timber Will Fall (2013)

Digital single
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Scarlet Chives (2011)

12# LP

TELLEF RAABE (NO)

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Wise, wistful, eclectic and catchy indie darkness - Bergen, Norway’s Tellef Raabe channels the darker and more seedy side of the 80’s in his music.

Tellef Raabe's distinct baryton and laconic style emphasizes his lyrical musings and stand in perfect symbiotic contrast to the more upbeat feel of the songs.

25 year old Tellef Raabe, hailing from picturesque Ålesund on the Norwegian west coast, has spent the past few years steadily building a name for himself as one of his native country’s most exciting indie artists. His impressive string of critically acclaimed single and EP releases has paved the way for his unique brand of pop music to an ever growing and expectant fan base. In the winter of 2016 Raabe will release his debut album «idiographic» in Norway.

His background and life’s journey, both musically and in other artistic endeavors, is not one typical of your average 25 year old indie artist. As a 17 year old boy Tellef travelled from the Norwegian west coast to Wales and attended the prestigious UWC Atlantic College. After his two years of schooling there, Raabe turned down an offer from the University of Cambridge and went back home to Norway and Bergen, another beautiful coastal town.

Four years, and several University credits later, Tellef Raabe is now ready to release his debut album «idiographic». The record is a scarily mature and complex, yet catchy collection of songs. Raabe pays his obligatory dues to his main influences, such as Morrissey and Neil Young, but «idiographic» is by no means a retro affair. Alongside producers Erlend Mokkelbost and Njål Paulsberg, he has created an album which manages to sound simultaneously timeless and very much in and of it’s time.

releases

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flying on the ground (2016)

Digital single
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gymnopaedia (2015)

12" EP / Digital
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Faye Dunaway (2015)

Digital single
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1+1+1 (2015)

Digital single
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colours (2015)

Digital single
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mould (2015)

Digital single
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Dear Aphrodite (2015)

Digital single

SVANKROPP (NO)

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Hooks chopped in two, beats that surprise and pummel, vocals that on the surface sound absurd but are full of melodic comfort and guitars that evoke the soundtrack of an old Nintendo game.

Svankropp list themselves a Scandinavian cyber-punk phenomenon. Inspired by sci-fi, 80’s glam, noisy indie, goths and the odd power ballad it’s fair to say that the music could move in any direction but it’s still distinctly Svankropp, no matter what they do. Angular guitars and epileptic drums, obscured vocals and blistering bass are at the core of everything when Svankropp channel their chaotic tendencies into playful absurdity, all-out sonic mayhem and delicious songs - yup, that’s about right.

Lead singer Emilie Storaas: "Lifecries is one of the first songs that Svankropp wrote, and it defines the bands sound. It is a mix of shoegaze-guitars and club rhythms combined with the colder, darker perspective of the 1980s."

Bass player Hallvard Gaardløs: «Lifecries sort of just happened. It was a moment when it was like the four of us was in complete sync, and out of our bodies and minds Lifecries was born. It dosen't always happen this way, but with Lifecries it was just so; pure telepathic magic.»

releases

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Lifecries (2016)

Digital single

PANDA PANDA (NO)

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The young and fresh Trondheim-based indie group are despite their tender years quickly making a name for themselves on the Norwegian music scene.

Panda Panda transform their atonal pop leanings into noisy and blissful indie rock that crackles with intensity, but also know when to leave their hooks a bit of space to breathe. Distorted and direct, debut single «New Friends» journeys into synth and guitar driven Sonic Youth-esque landscapes before turning things on it’s head with a sweetly melodic verse that sees singers Ragnhild Fanged Jamtveit and Håkon Brunborg Kjenstad delicately swirl around each other over poignant guitars and playful drums. It’s sprawling, dreamy, sonically massive, wonderfully weird and it’s all Panda Panda.

Panda Panda have generated a lot of buzz in Norway the last months, playing prestigious festivals such as Trondheim Calling, Pstereo and UKA and are hotly tipped to be one of Norway’s most exciting bands the next years.

The band: «New Friends» was written in the transition between a quite chaotic and a really good period. In its essence it’s about being bored and tired of routines, while waiting for something cool to happen. Its about observing human relations while frantically searching for some kind of authenticity. Its also about 9/11 conspiracy theories. And a tribute to the fast life. And those who are constantly swiped to the left. And finally, a shoutout to children with diabetes.

releases

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New Friends (2016)

Digital single

LOVELOVELOVE (NO)

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«Kaleidoscope», Norwegian indie band LOVELOVELOVE’s debut album is a work of great promise and execution. The Oslo-based musicians have made a significant name for themselves with this album and are rightfully included among Norway’s premier talents.

Pure pop melodies meets layer upon layer of noise, making Kaleidoscope an album awash with guitar-driven indie that explores the outer reaches of the band’s inspirations and ideals. Direct and intimate, yet dazed and distant vocals barely audible over a swarm of menacing guitars - LOVELOVELOVE channel both shoegaze and postrock greats and then add some bite of their own.

releases

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kaleidoscope (2014)

12" LP / Digital

PELBO (NO)

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PELBO is violent and sophisticated tubas, exploding drums and sensational vocals; loopstations, fuzz pedals and hypnotizing beats - played by an extremely talented and uniquely exciting young Norwegian trio.

Since PELBO released their debut album in March 2010, things have only gone one way. Thousands of cd's sold, sold out shows all over Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, tours in Germany, concerts in Malaysia and much more in a couple of years culminating with PELBOs debut album being nominated for the Norwegian Grammys.

Pelbo’s second album Days Of Transcendence was recorded under ominous clouds and pelting rain, and proves to be a sparkling silhouette of a young and exciting band on top of their game. A well received debut album followed by 80 concerts at home and abroad and a Norwegian Grammy nomination; these last few years culminated with Pelbo being labeled as one of Norway’s most exciting and promising bands.

When the dust settled Pelbo set about creating what has become Days of Transcendence. Instead of making another album in the vein of their critically acclaimed debut, Pelbo went in a completely different direction – setting up camp on a small island off the Western coast of Norway, reinventing themselves and and revealing a more complex and fearless side to their music. The record shows Pelbo the way Ine Hoem (vocals), Kristoffer Lo (tuba) and Trond Bersu (drums) want to be perceived with an album that’s dark and uncompromising yet still full of a delicious pop sensibility.

Days Of Transcendence is produced by Norwegian noise/jazz guru Stian Westerhus together with Pelbo and mastered by Helge Sten (Deathprod). CD and LP covers are hand drawn by the street art collective Skurktur from Trondheim, Norway.

releases

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Days of Transcendence (2011)

12" LP
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Pelbo (2010)

CD

GOLD CELESTE (NO)

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Meet Gold Celeste, a brand new Norwegian psych pop band inspired by crispy lo-fi sounds from the 60s, the eccentrics and adventurers of the 70s, the DIY indie-gazers and dissident hip-hop'ers of the 80s and 90s. Debut album «The Glow» and follow up single «The Wonder Of Love» are delightful insights into the band’s sunkissed psych pop - full of soul and lo-fi bliss.

Gold Celeste released their debut album «The Glow» in september 2015 to great reviews all over, did a selection of European concert dates before christmas 2015, and released their fantastic follow-up single "The Wonder Of Love in december 2015.

Golden times, celestial vibes!

"An album so rich and so resonant that it's impossible not to go back" (8/10) - The Line of Best Fit

"The trio have concocted an otherworldly sound which flits between Tame Impala's modern psych vision, Brian Wilson's pure pop and even the explorations of Animal Collective" - Clash Music

"Like a poppy Flaming Lips" - The Guardian

"The country (Norway) positively oozes considered coolness and the nation's very own Gold Celeste are fine representatives of this super-cooled ethos" - Jajaja

releases

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The Glow (2015)

12" LP / Digital
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The Wonder of Love (2015)

12" LP / Digital
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The Wonder of Love (2015)

Digital single
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Is This What You Could Not Do? (2015)

Digital single
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Time Of Your Life (2015)

Digital single
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Can of Worms (2015)

Digital single

OKAY EASY (DK)

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OKAY EASY plays krautrock inspired indie pop with cosmic undertones, noisy shoegaze and subtle industrial hints. With members from great Danish indie bands like Ulige Numre, Scarlet Chives, October Dance and Mother Lewinsky, and guest artists such as Sleep Party People, Eske Nymann, Kristian Paulsen and Nicolai Elsberg this band truly is a best-of selection when it comes to Danish underground music.

OKAY EASY’s music is inspired by krautrock greats Neu!, Can, Cluster alongside newer indie names like Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and Animal Collective.

releases

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Long Play 1 (2015)

Digital album
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The Dark Room (Featuring Sleep Party People) (2015)

Digital Single

ICE CREAM CATHEDRAL (DK)

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"Space Pop" might sound a bit airy as genre, but as a self-invented description of the music by Copenhagen three piece Ice Cream Cathedral it is nevertheless precise. Noisy effects, sparkling chords and prominent vocal expressions meet and collide in Ice Cream Cathedral’s delicately feminine and musically potent universe that takes you by the hand and at the same time strives far out into the atmosphere.

Travelling to the unexplored borderland between kraut rock, 60‘s pop, acid and IDM, Ice Cream Cathedral orbits into the outer spheres with the futuristic spacepop of their international debut, "Sudden Anatomy". Mysterious soundscapes and dreamlike melodies are led by the delicately and confident vocal of Anja T. Lahrmann as the spaceship travels at the drums’ insistingly intense pulsing pace. Ice Cream Cathedral brings the dimness of shoegaze and electronic music together with the soaring lightness of dreampop in the highly dynamic songs of Sudden Anatomy.

releases

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Sudden Anatomy (2014)

12" LP
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The Swans (2014)

Digital single
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Reworks (2013)

Digital EP
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Imprint (2013)

Digital EP

AMISH 82 (NO)

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Amish 82 - true children of the new electro wave. Happiness vs darkness, 1986 vs 2011. Retrofuturism vs classy modernism.

2011's debut album "There Is A Solitude Of Space" is a fullblown flirt with 80’s aesthetics, perfect summer nights, personal darkness, space travel, the cold war, long-drinks and youthfull fearlessness. Amish 82s sophomore album 'So We Must Meet Apart' explores darker themes than their exuberant debut, more gloomy and introvert but still filled with Amish 82s trademark elegance.

releases

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So We Must Meet Apart (2012)

Digital album
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Even Stardum (2011)

Digital single
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There Is A Solitude Of Space (2011)

CD
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Crocodile (Featuring Conor Patrick) (2011)

Digital single

THERESE AUNE (NO)

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Therese Aune plays expressive dream pop with influences from both mainstream indie and classical minimalism. Cinematic soundscapes where melodic beauty and sophisticated playfulness go hand in hand.

Whilst writing the songs herself, Therese Aune brought along a whole score of great musical friends when recording the album, all of which contribute to the album's subtle, but stunning, beauty. Ida Løvli Hidle (accordion), Hanna Furuseth (violin), Katrine Schiøtt (cello), Heida Karine Mobeck (tuba) and Hans Hulbækmo (drums) accompany Therese as she sings, plays the piano and harmonium.

Therese's music is elegant, seamless, and full of small surprises and dramatic moments. It feels warm, enveloping and compelling, with a slightly ominous shimmer surrounding it, all contributing to a wonderfully haunting album.

Her short musical career has taken Therese to SXSW in Texas, CMJ in New York, Iceland Airwaves (ICE), Popkomm (DE), by:Larm (NO) aswell as a vast array of cities around Europe, amongst them Moscow, Paris, Oslo and Berlin.

Therese Aunes debut album, out November 9th, 2012, is produced and mixed by Icelandic superproducer Mio Þórisson (Björk, Owen Pallett, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Ane Brun).

releases

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Cocoon EP(2015)

12" EP
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Hedina (2015)

Digital single
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Dive (2015)

Digital single

SUNSWITCH (SE/NO)

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Sunswitch is Kristoffer Lo, Trond Frønes and Tomas Järmyr. Together they have created a three-headed monster that's impossibly impressive. To make things clear: Sunswitch will never be mainstream favourites, but they deserve their reputation as one of the most uncompromising, cacophonous and unique bands out there.

Inspired by sounds such as Sunn O))), Sleep, Earth and Noxagt, Sunswitch will blow you away with their dark post-apocalyptic esthetics and sounds. With a total lack of respect Sunswitch will submerge you into a dark world that'll frighten, overwhelm and ultimately embrace you within itself.

Somewhere between doom metal and gloomy post-rock Trond, Kristoffer and Tomas set out to create somethings very different and distinctive you won´t have heard before. Surging bass guitars, distorted layers of tuba and unpredictably heavy drums become sounds so full of haunted bass frequencies that neither body nor soul is left unharmed.

Sunswitch released their debut album November 16, 2012. Mixing and mastering was done by Magnus Lindberg, known from the Swedish band Cult Of Luna. Lindberg has also worked with musical heroes such as Switchblade, Refused and Totalt Jävla Mörker.

releases

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Sunswitch (2012)

12" LP

ANGELICA'S ELEGY (NO)

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In between sparkling guitars and dusty keys you might spot a melody Thom Yorke lost, a beat Madlib forgot or maybe the spirit of Trish Keenan of Broadcast? Throw in some Disneyesque backing vocals, noisy guitars and otherwordly voices, and you get a wonderfully inventive blend of melancholic lo-fi grandeur from one of the best bands around.

Angelica's Elegy released their debut album Gold Celeste in march, 2013, to great critical acclaim, ending up on loads of the "best of"-lists at the end of the year.

releases

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Gold Celeste (2013)

12" LP
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Rewind All Your Footsteps (2013)

Digital single
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Fuse And A Spark (2013)

Digital single
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Cognitive Dissonance (2011)

10" EP

EINAR STRAY ORCHESTRA (NO)

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Einar Stray Orchestra are despite their young age one of Norway's most experienced, playful and exciting acts. With over 150 concerts abroad in recent years Einar, Åsa, Simen, Julie and Lars are well-known for their captivating live shows, filling concert halls and clubs all over Europe.

Einar Stray Orchestra’s sophomore album «Politricks» is an album full of sunkissed, sophisticated indie and orchestral post rock with dark and melancholic undertows.

The album tells stories of how the innocence of youth crash lands as one gets older, wiser and perhaps more disillusioned. Musically Einar Stray Orchestra has evolved from their critically lauded debut album «Chiaroscuro». «Politricks» shows the band moving closer towards melodic indie pop without losing the distinct character that made 2011s «Chiaroscuro» a favorite among fans and critics at home and abroad.

releases

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Politricks (2014)

12" LP
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Montreal (2014)

Digital single
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Politricks (2012)

Digital single
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Chiaroscuro (2011)

CD

HIGHASAKITE (NO)

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Highasakite's Scandinavian debut album "All That Floats Will Rain" was released by Riot Factory in march 2012 and received rave reviews all over, some calling it "album of the year" and "no song on this album is redundant, it's all brilliantly brought to life. This, ladies and gentlemen, is pop music!" (Norwegian broadsheet Dagbladet). The album also brought them a Norwegian Grammy nomination and huge amounts of international attention along with high profile festival shows and tours all over Europe and USA.

The band's second and (international debut) album "Silent Treatment" (Propeller) lifted the band even further and is currently hailed as one of the finest indie albums of 2014.

releases

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All That Floats Will Rain (2012)

CD

BENDIK (NO)

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Norwegian electronic indierock band Bendik released their debut album in august 2012 and immediately established themselves as one of Norway's most exciting live bands.

releases

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Drømmen Gir Meg Ingenting (2012)

12" LP
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Og At Den Som Mistet Drømmene Skulle Bli Meg (2011)

10" EP

THE HEX (NO)

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Norwegian hardcore band The Hex play with a fierce and hardhitting attitude. Debut album "Tyrannosaurus Hex" and sophomore release "Bringing Guns To A Knife Fight" showcase the band's trademark arctic hardcore with songs full of bombast and melodic blasts.

Hailing from the small Norwegian mining town of Narvik, far north of the Arctic Circle, The Hex bring an uncompromising punk attitude and a huge dose of Northern Norwegian grit to their music - filling it with energetic outbursts and melodic explosions. The Hex' music is hard-hitting and melodic, uncompromising and catchy. Pounding drums, aggressive guitars and driving melodies - The Hex will take you by surprise, punch you in the face, make your blood boil and adrenaline flow.

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Bringing Guns To A Night Fight (2012)

12" LP
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Tyrannosaurus Hex (2011)

CD

SAMEBLOD (SE)

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Wild arctic nature. Big city pulse. Fearless synthesizers, miles and miles of reverb, and delicate rhythms. Delicious swedish synthpop made by two guys from Gothenburg by way of San Francisco, USA and the cold northern regions of Sweden.

releases

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Swoon (2013)

10" EP
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Braided Memos (2012)

Digital album
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UR Road (2012)

Digital single

FARAO (NO/UK)

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Norwegian songstress Farao first appeared in January 2013 with a free download of haunting track ‘Forces’. Her fragile and otherworldly tone instantly connected with fans and the media, picking up tastemaker support from The Line Of Best Fit’s editor-in-chief, Rich Thane and radio support as Lauren Laverne’s ‘MPFree track of the day’ on her BBC 6music show.

Farao’s strong ties to Iceland brought her to Reykjavik to record her debut EP (out in february 2014) with Mike Lindsay from Tunng. Amongst the songs from the EP we find single ‘Tell A Lie’, released in november 2013. Farao has described the single as “A song about the effects of dishonesty on a relationship.” ‘Skin’, another track from the forthcoming EP, received great reviews when it debuted in the spring of 2013, picking up kind words from all over the place including The Line Of Best Fit, The 405 and Clash Magazine.

‘Tell A Lie’ and Farao was also picked up by Norwegian national broadcaster NRK P3 and chosen as one of the 5 most promising new acts in 2013.

Farao had a really busy 2013 playing 78 concerts in 11 different countries, many of them spent on the road with artist such as Karl Hyde (Underworld), Norway’s Moddi and Icelanding artist Ásgeir as well as making appearances at various UK festivals including The Great Escape and Secret Garden Party.

releases

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Farao EP (2014)

12" EP
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Tell A Lie (2013)

Digital single

WE ARE RIOT FACTORY

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Riot Factory is a Norwegian indie label based in Trondheim and Oslo. When we´re not at home in Norway, we live in a castle in the Swiss Alps. Riot Factory works with bands that make magic. Music that rebels against indifference. Some times we throw parties and make sure that there's enough cake for everyone.

We love music so if you feel like sending us a demo we're happy to listen. And, if you tell us something about yourself and your musical plans at the same time we'll be extra happy. Btw, being a nice and cool person helps. Obviously.


Thnx,
Arne, Jonny & Stian

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