Erik Hassle – Are You Leaving? (Listen)Although excited at the prospect of a new album from Erik, I was quite worried when I heard that he was no longer working with Ten, the amazing writers/producers behind his debut album. In their place are two members of one of the few big Swedish bands that I… Continue reading New Pop on the Block
… and I’ve got a special Christmas competition for all you Swedish pop fans! On Boxing Day I will begin my countdown of the 25 most poptastic singles of 2010. Last year I chose Hurtful by Erik Hassle as my song of the year, but unfortunately I seem to have cursed him and I’m pretty… Continue reading So this is Christmas…
Before Ed Drewett and before Erik Hassle, there was Vincent Pontare. When he released his debut album in Sweden in 2007, he made a big splash and was barely off the radio. It especially helped that he balances perfectly between pop and cool. On his first album he worked with some great up and coming… Continue reading Question Time with Vincent
Yep, it’s the final! One YouTube search for “X Factor Danmark” unfortunately ruined the surprise of who won for me, but I’ll keep you guessing for the moment. Sadly my favourite, Jesper, came in third. He didn’t have very interesting songs to sing, and was the first to sing so he already had a disadvantage.… Continue reading Which Dane has the X Factor?
It’s been a while since I’ve done a songwriter interview for my Thank You for the Music series, so I decided to get in touch with one of the writers from my new favourite writing/production trio. Tommy Tysper, Gustav ‘Grizzly’ Jonsson and Marcus ‘Mack’ Sepehrmanesh were responsible for Erik Hassle’s album, as well as tracks… Continue reading Thank You for the Music: Tommy Tysper
Here are a few videos which have kept me entertained recently… I’m not entirely sure who Staygold are (Last FM says an electro duo), but their current single is huge in Sweden at the moment, and they seem to move in very cool circles. Backseat features guest vocals from trendy US rapper Spank Rock and… Continue reading For Your Entertainment