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Week 4 in Review

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 23. Jan, 2015

New tracks and videos from Fehrplay, Maya Vik and Sea Change, Jenny Hval’s US signing and the Nordic Playlist’s one-year anniversary celebrations – it’s the Music Norway’s Week in Review.

We’ve recovered from a busy and successful Eurosonic, and are refocussing for February’s key events. Week 4 in Review depicts some of last week’s main export-related events on Norway’s music scene.

Fehrplay premieres new track

A new track premiered by Fehrplay this week; ‘Rattata’ is featured by Billboard, writing: ‘His forthcoming EP’s title track is a dark, progressive gem that builds from its percussive start into a suave, bass-powered groove, setting the stage for unearthly synth plucks — drenched in reverb and delay — to escalate the track’s energy to emphatic heights.’

Feb. 2 sees the release of Fehrplay’s Rattata EP will be available through Zerothree Music.

Jenny Hval signs to Sacred Bones Records

Jenny Hval announced this week a signing to the Brooklyn’s fine label Sacred Bones Records. Early March sees Hval heading out on a six-date US tour with St. Vincent, followed by another set of support dates for Perfume Genius.

Full tour details in our Calendar Section HERE.

The Line of Best Fit: Sea Change track of the Day

23rd of February sees the release of Sea Change’s much-anticipated new album ‘Breakage’. Earlier this week, The Line of Best Fit declared Sea Change’s ‘Squares’ their track of the Day, writing: ‘A punchier number than singles “Bursting”, “Let’s Dance” and “Bridges”, “Squares” could easily be the gateway for any listener struggling with Ellen W Sundes’ typically slow-burning minimalism. Just listen to those gorgeous glass bauble vocals threatening to break. Let your hairs stand on end from that immersive fauna of trigger-sharp beats and crystallised synths. Allow that tectonic bass to rumble your bones as Sundes worms demonlike between your headphones.’

Also, check out our new Industry Insider interview with Sea Change stalwart Espen Mentzoni of New Kicks Booking.

Maya Vik premieres ‘Fighter Video’

Complex did a nice feature on bass player/vocalist par extraordinaire Maya Vik earlier this week as her new video ‘Fighter’ premiered. ‘Fighter’, produced by William Idap (of Nico & Vinz ‘Am I Wrong’ fame ), is lifted off her forthcoming EP, Beyond The Basics which is out in March. Read on HERE for a nice, short interview with Vik.

Nordic Playlist

A milestone was reached for the Nordic Playlist earlier this week: its first anniversary. Norway’s Drippin was manning the decks for the Nordic Playlist’s one-year anniversary party in Oslo, and has also curated the latest Nordic Playlist.

Tune in HERE to listen to Drippin’s Nordic Favs, including Norwegian acts $ushi X Kobe, Cashmere Cat as well as the curator himself with his celebrated track ‘Kyoto’.

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