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Week 7 in Review – Sundfør, Cashmere Cat, Phonofile Nordic Music Prize

By Pål Dimmen Posted: 13. Feb, 2015

Cashmere Cat + Kanye West, new Susanne Sundfør album and Nordic Music Prize nominees– it’s the Music Norway’s Week in Review.

Kanye West presents new song co-produced by Cashmere Cat

This week, Kanye West played the new song “Wolves” at his Adidas fashion show. The song is produced by Norwegian rising star Cashmere Cat together with Canadian-American producer Sinjin Hawke. Needless to say, this is huge news for Cashmere Cat, who will also perform at this year’s Coachella festival.

Check out the song in the video below (jump to 8:30).


New Susanne Sundfør album coming up

Susanne Sundfør’s new album “Ten Love Songs” will be released internationally on February 16th. The reviews, however, are already here, and so far they are spectatular. Just take a look at this piece in The Guardian. Keywords are “utterly magnificent” and “a quite brilliant album”.

The 405 just published a long interview with Sundfør. Check it out!


Nominees for Phonofile Nordic Music Prize announced

Digital distributor Phonofile ups the ante and is now sponsoring the ‘Phonofile Nordic Music Prize’ – an annual award for the best album of the year. 12 Nordic albums have been nominated for the prestigious Phonofile Nordic Music Prize. These are:

Emilie Nicolas (NO) – Like I’m a Warrior

Gracias (FI) – Elengi

Iceage (DK) – Plowing Into the Field of Love

Lorentz (SE) – Kärlekslåtar 

Lykke Li (SE) – I Never Learn

Neneh Cherry (SE) – Blank Project

Mirel Wagner (FI) – When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day

MØ (DK) – No Mythologies to Follow

Pink Street Boys (ICE) – Trash From the Boys

Prins Póló(ICE) – Sorrí

Selvhenter (DK) – Motions of Large Bodies

Todd Terje (NO) – It’s Album Time

More on the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize HERE.


Nordic Playlist – new Magma edition

Nordic Playlist presented a new Magma edition this week, curated by Oslo-based Swede Sofia Jernberg!

Ethiopian born Swede Sofia Jernberg is a young singer extraordinaire and a composer who fearlessly expands traditional genre boundaries. She defies preconceptions about what the human voice is capable of, let alone what constitutes singing. At Magma, Sofia Jernberg shares her idols, inspirations and contemplations on music making.

Tune in HERE.


Inferno lineup revealed

The lineup for the Inferno metal Festival’s 15 year anniversary was revealed at the Inferno Festival kick-off at Pokalen in Oslo this week-end. This year’s headliners will be Polish legends Behemoth, Norway’s own Enslaved and Arcturus, as well as British doom masters My Dying Bride.

Other exciting acts taking the stage between April 1st and 4th are Dødheimsgard, 1349, Taake, Bloodbath (SWE), Kampfar, Naglfar (SWE), Skeletonwitch (USA) and Sheol (UK), to mention a few.

The whole schedule has been posted at the festival’s web site here: http://www.infernofestival.net/no/festival/artists.aspx