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Week 29 in review

By Karoline Kaarbø Asskildt Posted: 18. Jul, 2014

A new Sound Check Norway, Einar Stray Orchestra on tour, Trippy Turtle and much more!

Italian journalist Luca Vitali for Sound Check Norway 

After more than a decade of conducting interviews and attending festivals, Italian writer Luca Vitali released his book about the Norwegian jazz scene last year. In this edition of Sound Check Norway he explains why, and what it is that makes the scene so unique.

Read the whole story here!


New Susanna / Jenny Hval collaboration gets international attention


Andreas Ulvo

Susanna and Jenny Hval are set to release a new album i August. ‘Meshes of Voice’ will be released on Susanna’s own label SusannaSonata, and has already got international traction.

The Quietus did a piece on what they call their “favourite” artists. The first singel from the upcoming album, I Have Walked This Body, was awarded Best New Track at Pitchfork this week. 

– We are very happy that Pitchfork picked up the song from the upcoming album. We are also excited about the next chapter of this collaboration – the release in August and the concert at the Ultima Festival in September, Susanna tells Music Norway.


International press trippin’ over Norwegian Turtle

Image via Mad Decent

Trippy Turtle has just released his debut single on Diplo’s Mad Decent label.

The tune Trippy’s Theme has got some real nice attention after its release on July 1st.

The single was featured on iTunes dance homepage, and got great reviews from sites such as Do Androids DanceThis Song is SickResident AdvisorRun The Trap and djoyBEAT.

The single is close to 400,000 plays on SoundCloud and there’s already an official remix by Spank Rock and TWRK out.

Last week, the music video by Nikolais Javan and by Dan Dussault was premiered on Pigeons and Planes  


Einar Stray Orchestra announces European tour 

Einar Stray Orchestra recently announced that they are hitting the road this fall. They will play 18 shows in seven different European countries, including shows at Reeperbahn Festival in Germany and Nordic Delight Festival in Netherlands.

Check the dates here!


Top Ten

This week it’s all about Salsa Tequila. Anders Nilsen made his debut with the tune on Spotify, on 9th place. Today Salsa Tequila is number one on Norway’s biggest streaming service.

The song was released a little over three weeks ago. It is close to 1,9 million views on YouTube.  It took Anders Nilsen two weeks to peak on Spotify. At WiMP, Salsa Tequila made its debut this week, placing seventh.


Norwegian festivals this week

We continue our weekly festival update with a new list of fresh festivals to visit in Norway this week.

This week is a big one regarding festivals. You have Slottsfjell, Bukta and Molde Jazz. All hosting big international – as well as Norwegian names.

But you also have smaller festivals, like Skåtøy that fokuses on songwriting and poetry.

Check it here!


On tour

…and be sure to check out our concert calendar. Who knows, maybe there is an Norwegian band playing in your city this week!


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