Malmö Festivalen is coming up, and I can’t wait! 8 days of free performances by famous and not-so famous bands, good food and the joy of last summer days. Robyn, Mando Diao, Steve Angello and Lykki Li, what do they have in common? Their music and their home-base! Sure, most people think ABBA was the greatest music export from Sweden, I thought so too. But coming here, I realized how much of the music I listened to was produced by Swedish artists. Turns out only the States and the UK export more music than these Vikings. So since then I’ve been digging more into some of the their tunes and found some great ones! Everybody knows Icona Pop and Zara Larsson, so hereby some of the music most non-swedish people might not have heard of, but are definitely worth the airtime. I can go on and on, so I’ll limit it for now and post most some more in the future:
Say Lou Lou – Swedish/Australian sisters. Nice, relaxing, electronic. Yesterday I had a little 15-minute-baboon-dance-party to this remix
Tingsek – Soulful and sultry Tingsek, mmm, can’t express how much I like his music. Goosebumps. Grew up in small little Lund, but has been touring around the globe with Allen Stone.
Discoteka Yugostyle – Also started in Lund. I saw them live in Babel last March and now they are quickly taking over the festivalscene. Upbeat, a little weird (almost phychedelic) and perfect for some dancing.
Jose Gonzalez – Argentinian who grew up and lives in Sweden. Just like Tingsek, so so beautiful
Hurricane Love – Malmö based group, They’ve been awarded for their talent last year and have been around in Europe. Incredibly talented with really nice harmonies. (+ the drummer is hot ;))
If you’re in Malmö the coming week, check out some of the acts at Malmö festivalen. Flogging Molly, Asteroids Galaxy club and Mando Diao are set to perform. Also Say Lou Lou, Discoteka Yugostyle and Hurricane Love will be there.
Do you know any bands/artists I’m missing out on?