Palace Winter at Ja Ja Ja London.
With The Great Escape Festival wrapped up for another year, some of the excellent Nordic artists that performed there are now embarking on tours to get to know the rest of the UK better!
Find out more about who’s heading to a town near you in this week’s edition of the Nordic Gig Guide…
The unique sound of Highasakite has spread all the way from their home country of Norway to the UK, and the band are set to bring their hypnotic live performance to the UK once again this week (having played both the Ja Ja Ja club night AND festival before!) The band played at The Great Escape Festival over the weekend, and this week they’ll be visiting Manchester and London. If you want to experience the future of indie pop, check their shows here.
The Swedish band Fews‘ explosive sound of noise pop can be heard both on their newly released debut album ‘Means’ and live when they’ll be playing two shows in London. Get your tickets here.
London based, Icelandic rooted trio Dream Wife are on the road again! Fresh from signing to Lucky Number Records, the three piece will bring their roaring live sound and edgy riffs to Nottingham and London this week, so make sure to head out to catch their unmissable performances live!
Eera was one of the amazing Norwegians who represent her home country at the Great Escape last week. She released her self titled debut EP back in March and has a tremendous amount of songs and potential to show. This week she will be performing her dark melancholic pop tunes at Dot to Dot Festival. Tickets are still available here.
There is dreamy pop in the air when Anna of the North is around! Fresh from unveiling the clip for her latest single ‘Baby‘, the Oslo-based songstress made the trip from Norway to the UK where she played The Great Escape Festival, and now she’s heading to London to support LISS at Moth Club on Tuesday!
Speaking of LISS, this is rising Danish outfit are definitely destined for big things. Their debut EP First was released through prestigious UK label XL Recordings (home to the Adeles and Radioheads of the world) just a few weeks ago, and having recently unveiled the video for their single ‘Miles Apart‘, they’ll be playing 5 UK dates this coming week – including Dot To Dot Festival in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. Their London show has sold out already, but check out the rest of their dates here!
Another incredibly hyped Danish band at the moment is chart smasher Lukas Graham! The band, led by Lukas Graham himself, will be heading to the UK straight from their US tour and although tickets are sold out in London and Birmingham, you can still catch the guys live in Manchester – get tickets here.
Having performed at Ja Ja Ja in London in April, and The Great Escape Festival over the weekend, Danish duo Palace Winter will be inundating the rest of the UK with their catchy hooks over the coming week! The band’s mesmerising guitar melodies have caught everyone’s attention, and their debut album Waiting for the World to Turn will finally be released on the 3rd June. Celebrate the new Palace Winter music in advance at one of their Dot To Dot appearances this week!
Icelandic trio KRÍA will be performing in London on Thursday, celebrating the unveiling of their brand new video for ‘Skin‘. If you’re into dreamy electronic music, then this is the place to be! Pop by the o2 Academy Islington or check this link for more info.
Norwegian singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen is bringing her mellow, beautiful tunes to resonate around the atmospheric environs of St Pancras Old Church in London this week supporting Ciaran Lavery for what’s sure to be a stunning, intimate concert – and one that’s certainly not to be missed!