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Week 43 in Review

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 24. Oct, 2014

New by:Larm acts announced, MTV Europe Music Awards winners, Nico & Vinz’ new Billboard-climbing track and the week’s Nordic Playlist – it’s the Music Norway’s Week in Review.

by:Larm announces nine new Nordic acts

Key music industry convention/showcase festival by:Larm added nine new Nordic acts to its already strong roster this week. Norway’s Sigrid Raabe and Pumba are joined by fine Danish acts Communions, Den Sorte Skole and Folkeklubben as well as Sweden’s Karin Park, Gidge, Silvana Imam and Vulkano. Already confirmed for the 2015 edition of by:Larm are acts Anna Of The North (NO), Sabina Ddumba (SWE), Karl William (DK), Long-Sam (FI) and Samaris (ICL).

Adelén named MTV’s ‘Best Norwegian Act’

This week saw Adelén (who gained international attention this summer with her official FIFA World Cup track ‘Olé’’) outperforming such strong acts as Nico & Vinz, Anders Nilsen, Donkeyboy and Martin Tungevaag at the MTV Europe Music Awards, being named ‘Best Norwegian Act’ in 2014. The prize will be awarded at the MTV EMA show held in Glasgow on Nov 9th.

Ja Ja Ja London club night coming up

Next week sees the successful Ja Ja Ja club night concept returning to London’s The Lexington. Oct 30th is the date, and Norway’s Hanne Kolstø is set to perform alongside Sweden’s Francobollo and Denmark’s Lowly. Hanne Kolstø is gearing up for the November release of her new album ‘Forever Maybe’ through Norway’s key indie Jansen Plateproduksjon.

Nico & Vinz with Billboard follow-up

Nico & Vinz latest single ‘In Your Arms’ debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, starting on 82nd shortly after its Stateside release. ‘In Your Arms’ Billboard debut is actually stronger than its predecessor, global hit ‘Am I Wrong’, which debuted on 91st and went on to reach No#4 this summer.

Team Me announce 2015 German live dates

Adding to a string of live dates in the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, Team Me announced a string of gigs in Germany in Feb 2015. Their ‘Blind as night’ tour, in support of the new album of the same name, kicks off on Feb 18th at Manchester’s Deaf Institute and ends on March 14th at Prague’s Lucerna Music Bar. Team Me’s ‘Blind as night’ has so far racked up an impressive array in the domestic music press after its Sep 1st release in Norway – an international release of the outing is set for Jan 25th. NME has already picked it up and declared: ‘Blind As Night is an intriguing slab of icy, Kate Bush-esque, string-stalked prog pop’.

Tour dates in our calendar section HERE.

Proviant Audio and Maya Vik team up for Japan tour

Mon 27th of Oct marks the start of Maya Vik and Proviant Audio’s joint Japan tour that features gigs in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka. Proviant Audio is supporting the Flake Records release in Japan of their hailed debut ‘Drift Days & Disco Nights’ while Maya Vik is set to perform material from her upcoming 2015 album that features production from a strong team of Norwegian and US producers including Lindstrøm, Funkin Matt, Mathias Stubø (Proviant Audio), William Idap (Nico & Vinz), Pat Lukens and her long time collaborators Basmo Family.

This week, MTV Iggy also did a nice feature on Proviant Audio – check it out here.

Full tour info in our calendar section HERE.

European touring action for Sondre Lerche

The US-leg of Sondre Lerche’s ‘Please’ tour ended successfully in Pittsburgh this week. Next week sees Lerche heading out on the European leg of his album launch tour with live performances scheduled in London, Paris, Leeds, Brighton, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Copenhagen. On the heels of Lerche’s European gigs comes a string of live performances in Japan, Korea, Australia and Indonesia.

Full tour info in our calendar section HERE.

Nordic Playlist

Danish act Broken Twin is the curator of this week’s Nordic Playlist. Tune in HERE to listen to her diverse playlist that features Norwegian entries of the likes of Erlend Øye.