This week is packed full of Nordic shows!
There’s certainly something for everyone, no matter what your music taste as some of the region’s finest musicians invade London.
Mon 23rd February – Yung Lean, Barbican Centre, London – Tickets
To be called “the weirdest white Swedish rapper” as a teenager is quite an achievement! Yung Lean, a rapper who loves melancholic lyrics definitely has a reputation for being a bit of a confusing character, which makes him an incredibly exciting artist. Make sure to check him out on stage, as Yung Lean is known to become larger than life during his performances.
Mon 23rd February – Simian Ghost, The Finsbury, London – Tickets
Have you seen Simian Ghost’s ‘Never Really Knew’ video? Well that’s the way the band will make you feel during their gig. Yes, you will dance to their indie pop like a fool, skip around the venue and probably continue after the gig as well; Simian Ghost are the ultimate feel good band.
Tues 24th February – Aurora, The Courtyard Theatre, London – Tickets
When watching Aurora’s performances on YouTube, her presence is almost tangible like she could push right through your computer screen and sing straight to you – and her gig at The Courtyard Theatre will be just the same. The Norwegian songbird (who credits her heroes as none other than Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen) will guide you through the night with her beautifully sweet, hypnotic vocals – sure to be a magical night!
Tues 24th February – Hildur Guðnadóttir, Cafe OTO, London – Tickets
Hildur Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic cello player, composer and singer whose solo works vary from intimate simplicity to huge soundscapes. Head to Cafe OTO if you feel like having a relaxing night listening to the beautiful sound of cello.
Tues 24th February – Megatronic, The Forge, London – Tickets
Megatronic provides futuristic hip hop dance floor fillers and “Primark swagger” to Thursday night. If you’re interested in the half Swedish duo’s colourful stage act full of hard hitting beats, grab a pair of tickets via the link above!
Weds 25th February – The Migrant, Green Note, London – Tickets
Are you feeling like having a head start for summer? Danish psychedelic folk band The Migrant will take you back to beach and to summer evening campfires accompanied by heart-warming melodies. After playing Sofar Sounds’ gig last week, we can guarantee that tickets will sell out fast, so make sure you get one!
Weds 25th February – Niel Irson, The Workshop, London – Tickets
Denmark’s Niel Irson is back for another great gig! Let the troubadour tell his story and take you on an intense musical trip across the Europe – a perfect way to escape the last February rain showers.
Thurs 26th February – Marduk, The Underwold, London – Tickets
Scandinavians can do no wrong when it comes to metal! The apocalyptic clamour of Marduk when transferred to a live set will be any metal lovers dream, so make sure you head to The Underworld.
Thurs 26th February – The Hammer, The Montague Arms, London – Tickets
The Hammer is a no nonsense hard-core rock band, they go fast and hard and the gig will follow the same lead. Ready to go mental? The Montague Arms is your place of the Thursday night!
Thurs 26th February – Farao and Maya Vik (Øya Night), The Lexington, London – Tickets
Fantastic Norwegian festival Øya is bringing some spice to Thursday night with Norway’s Farao and Maya Vik, who are all set to support Spring King! It’s not only Maya Vik’s hair that will grab your attention when these two strong performers take to the stage. Maya Vik will give you more than just a warm up to the night, as Farao’s steely voice sends you into a sweet trance. If you leave the venue yearning for more, visit KOKO on Friday as Øya Night and Club NME bring Farao and Maya Vik back on stage.
Fri 27th February – Sea Change, Sebright Arms, London – Tickets
Sea Change enchanted everyone at Ja Ja Ja Vienna earlier this year, and this week the Norwegian electro-producer will bring her “divinely spectral sounds” to the Sebright Arms. The live set adds an extra layer to the experience of beautiful, loop-based music so why not kick off your Friday night with Sea Change?
Sat 28th February – Todd Terje, Ministry Of Sound, London – Tickets
Todd Terje is the name that got everyone buzzing last year and rightfully so; the Norwegian’s casually confident electronic music just can’t keep even the biggest speculators feet from dancing. Terje’s gig will definitely be the talking point of the weekend and make everyone continue to talk about the guy for at least a year longer.
Sun 29th February – Sasha Siem, The Forum, London – Tickets
Not only did half Norwegian Sasha Siem study at Harvard and write music for London Symphony Orchestra, but she also is the youngest winner of British Composer Award. Keep an eye on this singer-songwriter and make sure to catch her live at The Forum on Sunday where she’ll be supporting King Charles…
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