There’s a Nordic gig every single day this week, with all genres covered! Metal bands and synth poppers are all playing, plus there are shanty singing Norwegians and fantastic folk from Kings of Convenience and Daniel Norgren to choose from!
It’s the last gig of Francobollo’s three week Francobollstival celebration! The band is known for their electrifying performances, and are widely known as the “most fun band” (we can definitely vouch for this following their appearance at October’s Ja Ja Ja club night!) so now’s your last chance to see them on their Francobollstival run.
Icelandic band Samaris’ songs truly sound like little spells and no wonder: the band sings 19th century Icelandic poetry accompanied by electronic music, with sounds representing the stunning nature of their homeland. The trio’s latest album Silkidrangar was released a year ago, so the audience at Oslo Hackney could well be hearing new songs!
Since being praised for their latest album Supermarket (and making the shopping experience at supermarkets more exciting) Finnish underground instrumental rockers Siinai have been concentrating on touring. Now the tour is coming to the UK for four dates starting from London, then Bristol, Liverpool and ending in Manchester on the 8th May.
Norway’s Sea Change has developed into the queen of magical and mysterious ambience during her career so far, and is set to play a handful of gigs in the UK. She’ll be playing in Reading, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester, and as the venues are small, make sure you don’t miss out. Get your ticket now!
Fans of Nordic metal are in for a treat this week as Arcturus are playing a gig in London with fellow Norwegians Vulture Industries and Krakow! The band are playing a day before the release of their first new album in 10 years. We predict it’s going to be a mental gig so don’t miss the chance to party with the best Nordic avant-garde metal bands!
Now here’s an artist who is able to assure you that everything is all right by just humming! Swedish artist Daniel Norgren might not be breaking the folk music mould, but his ability to tell stories in a mesmerising way makes him and his live performances truly amazing.
Iconic folk-pop duo Kings Of Convenience’s gigs are unfortunately already sold out! Those of you who were able to get tickets can enjoy the mesmerising vocals and harmonies of Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye as part of the warm and intimate gigs arranged to celebrate the launch of the book documenting the making of their legendary album Quiet Is The New Loud.
Swedish singer Ester Ideskog, aka Vanbot, has just announced a new album, Perfect Storm set to be released on the 15th May, following on from her debut which came out in 2011. Head to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen and celebrate the release of Perfect Storm – a new start for Vanbot who “played around with new layers of my voice, new beats, effects, synthesizers and felt more free and inspired than in a long while”.
Norwegian multi-instrumentalists Katzenjammer are back in the UK! Mixing genres like country, pop, rock, Balkan folk and even sea shanties, the band has become one the most exciting bands to emerge from the Nordic countries. No wonder the gigs in London and Manchester are already sold out! There are only a handful of tickets left for the Nottingham and Glasgow performances, so don’t hesitate to grab yours now.
Three great black Norwegian metal bands are playing at Incineration Festival this weekend! The veterans AURA NOIR and Keep of Kalessin take their cues from old-school melodic black metal, and God Seed have their own take on monster black metal. It’s an event not to miss for all the metal lovers!
With the old true sailors in mind, Norwegian Storm Weather Shanty Choir interpret shanties with power, soul and humour – the way they think the sailors did in the old days! The event is free (you can donate if you want) so why not spend the Sunday listening to to some shanties?