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Week 33 in Review

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 15. Aug, 2014

The recently published artwork for Nico & Vinz upcoming album ‘Black Star Elephant’

New Team Me tracks, new Röyksopp & Robyn video, Nico & Vinz album details and the weekly Nordic Playlist – it’s our Week in Review.

Highasakite August/September live dates

Last week saw Highasakite playing a killer set in front of a massive crowd at the Øya Festival in Oslo. This week, the collective is heading out on the first leg of a packed autumn European tour, kicking off with a gig at the Green Man Festival in Abergavenny, Wales on Fri 15th and ending on Sept 7th with an appearance at the Berlin Festival.
Full tour details HERE

Röyksopp & Robyn launch new video

Another act that killed it at last week’s Øya was Röyksopp & Robyn. This week the trio has released a new video for their track ‘Monument’. Their video, for the epic seven-minute opening track “Monument,” is a sci-fi themed effort about both outer space and inner space. In the clip, we see Robyn, both Röyksopp members, and a couple of interpretive dancers looking dazed and waking up on a glowing disc that’s suspended in a void.

The trio is continuing their global Do It Again Tour this week with an appearance at Pukkelpop on Aug 15th and a NYC gig at the Pier 97 on Aug 20th.

Full tour details HERE.

Nico & Vinz reveal album details

Still riding the wave of success of their global hit ‘Am I Wrong’, Nico & Vinz have now started focusing on their upcoming full-length album. This week the duo revealed the album’s title, ‘Black Star Elephant’, and its artwork. The two have also elaborated on the album title: … “Vinz’s parents are from Ghana, and the Ghanians often call themselves the Black Stars. Nico has mother from Norway and a father from Ivory Coast, and the Ivorians often call themselves the Elephants.”

More on Nico & Vinz’ ‘Black Star Elephant’ HERE.

Kygo announces European tour details

Having toured the US successfully this summer with sold out venues and favorable reviews, Kygo announced a set of European tour dates this week. Kygo’s aptly titled ‘Endless Summer Tour’ kicks off in November.

Full tour schedule HERE.

Team Me gear up for album release

1st of September sees the domestic release of Team Me’s much-awaited sophomore album ‘Blind As Night!’ (Propeller). To prime its audience, Team Me have released a set of tasters from the album, the latest being single ‘Blind As Night’.
NME has picked up on the outing writing in its review this week: “True to form, double A-side single ‘Blind As Night’ is an intriguing slab of icy, Kate Bush-esque, string-stalked prog pop, but ‘The All Time High’ is the euphoric killer, resembling The Polyphonic Spree base-jumping off an erupting Krakatoa.”

Ja Ja Ja talked to the band earlier this week, read the entire interview HERE.

New Nordic Playlist

No weekend without it: the latest Nordic Playlist (the 32nd in fact), is curated by Högni Egilsson from Iceland’s GusGus. Högni introduces us to a peculiar list of some of his favourite Nordic tracks and has selected Store P, Rockettothesky and Arve Henriksen as Norwegian entries.

Stream the playlist and read an interview with the Icelandic curator HERE.