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Week in Review

By Erlend Buflaten Posted: 26. Jun, 2015

Emilie Nicolas shared a video of her discussing her music and writing.

It’s been a great week! Krakow announced the release of a special EP, Shining performed a gig at the top of a mountain and we’re looking forward to see the huge hammock construction set to be built at Øya festival this year. Check out our week in review.

Shining played a gig at a mountain top

This week we saw one of the coolest videoes in a long time. Metal band Shining held a concert at Trolltunga in the west of Norway. The cliff has a continues drop of some 700 meters and is one of the most popular hikes in Norway. As the video below shows, Shining didn’t hold back, bringing with them a full set of drums and amplifiers. Just about 300 hikers were able to catch the concert in person, but we’re crossing our fingers the gig was thoroughly filmed for a later release.

Architect designed hammock construction to be built at Øya festival

The winning design set to be constructed at Øya this year.

Over 610 contributions from 83 countries were submitted when design competition 120 HOURS and The Øya Festival asked for ideas to a new festival area when the festival moved locations last year. The winning design came from architect students Antariksh Tandon and Jennifer Tu Anh Phan from University of Waterloo in Canada. Their idea – a huge seven stories tall hammock construction built around one of the stages. See some of the other entries and the runners up.

Introducing Emilie Nicolas

Set to release her dazzling debut album ‘Like I’m A Warrior’ internationally this summer, Clash Music premiered a video of the singer talking about her entrance to music and discussing production and songwriting and more. The album will see a full British release on July 6th.

Drippin to Red Bull Music Academy

Drippin

As the only Norwegian this year, and the third since it was established in 1998, Drippin will take part in Red Bull Music Academy in Paris this fall along with 60 other music creators from around the world.

Drippin released his debut EP ‘Silver Cloak’ at Lit City Trax last year and has travelled the world since. Just recently Drippin toured in Asia and this summer he’s set to play at several festivals internationally and domestically. – I feel very proud, but even more surprised , says Drippin to Red Bull.

Krakow to release special, limited edition EP

Krakow at Inferno Metal Festival in March this year (photo: Erlend Buflaten)

If you’ve enjoyed Krakow’s 3rd full length-album ‘amaran’ as much as we have this year, you’d be glad to know that the band is releasing an EP containing three new tracks that didn’t make it on to ‘amaran’. The 7” EP titled ‘Genesis’ is limited to 300 copies and is available to pre-order here. Shipping will start August 3rd, just in time for their show at the Øya Festival on the 15th.

Two Norwegians nominated for Blues Blast Music Awards

Joakim Tinderholt

This week the nominations for Blues Blast Music Award was revealed. In the category for New Artist Debut Album we find not only, but two Norwegian nominees. Joakim Tinderholt is nominated for his album ‘You Gotta Do More’ and Magnus Berg earned a nomination for ‘Cut Me Loose’. We’ll find out if any of the two take home the prize September 25th when the award ceremony takes place in Champaign, Illinois.

Nordic Playlist headed to Roskilde

Nordic music collective Nordic Playlist are packing their stuff and headed to Roskilde to talk to and film sessions with some of our favorite and most exciting Norwegian and Nordic acts. You can watch it all at their Youtube channel. So whether you can’t be there or just want even more Roskilde when you get back you’ll get exclusive content from our friends at Nordic Playlist.

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