Nordic Spotlight Monthly - February 2018

February 1, 2018

The Nordic Spotlight Monthly podcast has returned! Delight your day with a bevy of musical delights from Scandinavia. Check out the tracklist below and enjoy!

Cats of Transnistria (FI) - Tunnel

Carl Louis (NO) - Yuri Gagarin

Atella (NO) - Alive

Claire Courchene (DK) - Deus Ex Machina

ILYAA (NO) - Brighter

Club 8 (SE) - Breathe

Join The Riot (SE) - Pretenders

The Radio Dept (SE) - Your True Name

Endre Nordvik (NO) - Like Old Friends

Skott (SE) - Stay Off

Kastrup (SE) - You & I

Cilia (SE) - Myself and I

Himmel (DK) - Dancing Leaves

Sherpa (DK) - Fornever


Nordic Spotlight Monthly - Fall Album Preview

September 7, 2016

On this edition of Nordic Spotlight Monthly, we look ahead to the slate of fall releases on the way from some amazing artists from the Nordic nations. 

And we encourage you to join us on September 27th, when we'll be hosting Danish post-punk trio The Foreign Resort for a show at Portland venue The Raven. Click here for more information
Cityman (FI) - Hold On
Trentemøller (DK) - River In Me
The Radio Dept. (SE) - Swedish Guns
Villa Nah (FI) - Spy
Croatian Amor (DK) - An Angel Gets His Wings
Nils Bech (NO) - Waiting
Chain Wallet (NO) - Faded Fight
Colin John (NO) - Gylden
Teitur/Nico Muhly (FO) - Describe You
Konni Kass (FO) - Time
Apothek (NO) - Family
Tomutonttu (FI) - Studioon Astuu Haavoitumut Ystävä 
Johann Johannsson (IS) - Flight From The City

Nordic Spotlight Monthly - Summer Festival Preview #3

August 3, 2016

Our final summer festival preview episode bounces you all around the Nordic nations, from the Krökbacken Festival in Leksand, Sweden to the Flow Festival in Helsinki, Finland to Oslo, Norway where Øya Festival is set to kick off. Dig into these tunes and start planning your adventure to visit Scandinavia this summer or next. 


Alan Walker (NO) - Faded
Antti Tuisku (FI) - Pyydä multa anteeks kunnolla
Farida (NO) - Switch
Maxida Mara (SE) - Mitt Största Fan
Sansibar (FI) - I/O
Ary (NO) - Higher
Little Jinder (SE) - Jag måste sluta leva som jag lever för evigt
Kygo (NO) - Firestone
Oh Hiroshima (SE) - Ellipse
Graveyard (SE) - Can't Walk Out
Ironbird (SE) - Black Mountain
Craneium (FI) - Dr. Plague

Nordic Spotlight Monthly - Summer Festival Preview #2

July 13, 2016

This month, we're continuing our look at music festivals featuring Nordic artists, with a highlight on those events happening in July like the G! Festival on the Faroe Islands, Lollapalooza, Sweden's Into The Valley, and Trailerpark Fest in Copenhagen. 


Silvitne - Eivør (FO)
Surrender - Konni Kass (FO)
I'll Be Your Shoulder - Jógvan (FO)
Black Water Lilies - Aurora (NO)
Over And Over - Miike Snow (SE) 
Final Song (Jerome Price Remix) - MØ (DK)
Tide - La fleur (SE)
Hello - Axel Boman (SE)
You - Gidge (SE)
Everybody - Elliphant (DK)
My Boi - Soleima (DK)
Ingen Alder - Jaerv (DK)

Nordic Spotlight Monthly - Summer Festival Preview #1

June 15, 2016
For the next few episodes, we're going be highlighting the summer music festivals happening throughout the Nordic nations, as well as playing some tunes by the many artists playing these events.

For this first installment, we take a look at: 
Sideways Festival (June 17 - 18)
Bergenfest (June 15 - 18)
Secret Solstice (June 16 - 19)
Northside Festival (June 17 - 19)
Tinderbox (June 23 - 25)
Roskilde (June 25 - July 2)
Provinssi (June 30 - July 2)
Bråvalla Festival (June 30 - July 2)

Susanne Sundfør - Delirious
Ghost World - Good Riddance
Hage - The Taste
Astrid S - Paper Thin
Lily The Kid - Breathe
Soffia Bjorg - Back & Back Again
Velvet Volume - Running Wild
Baby In Vain - The Urge
Veronica Maggio - Sergels torg
Aurora - Home
Anna von Hausswolff - Evocation
Anna Puu - Ota minut tällaisena kuin oon
Chisu - Ihana 
Zara Larsson - Lush Life
Tjuva - Know About Us

Nordic Spotlight Monthly - All Hip-Hop Edition

May 4, 2016

This month we shine the Nordic Spotlight on the bevy of hip-hop talent coming out of the Nordic nations. Listen for tracks by Silvana Imam, Emmsje Gauti, Reykjavikurdaetur, and plenty more.


Arif (NO) - Sulten
Reykjavikurdaetur (IS) - Segi∂barasatt
Ukendt Kunstner (DK) - Neonlys
Úlfur Úlfur (IS) - Tarantular
Silvana Imam (SE) - Hon Va
Lars Vaular (NO) - Dessverre
Emmsje Gauti (IS) - Djammaeli
Ruger Hauer (FI) - Aika ala jata
OnklP & De Fjerne Slektningene (NO) - Styggen på ryggen
Malk De Koijn (DK) - Toback to the fromtime
Karpe Diem (NO) - Vestkantsvartinga
Cell7 (IS) - Gal Pon Di Scene
Elastinen feat. Lauri Tähkä (FI) - Lempo

Nordic Spotlight Monthly - Native Tongues Edition

March 30, 2016

A new episode of Nordic Spotlight Monthly is here! This time around we are letting the featured artists sing to us in their native language. Each of the tracks here is performed in either Icelandic, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or Finnish. And they are all, we think, pretty darn fantastic!

Heidi Mortenson (DK) - Gennemsigtig
Ella Rammelt (SE) - Doften av dig
Swimmingpool (DK) - Dagene er korte
The Sugarcubes (IS) - Vatn
Sanni (FI) - Että Mitähän Vittua
Katrine Stochholm (DK) - En Dejlig Aften, Stille Sølvklart Vandet
Dungen (SE) - Satt Att Se
OKAY-KAYA (NO) - Durer
Hrim (IS) - Ástarnetið
Puhti (FI) - Helevetin saaria
Navneløs (DK) - Buskeløs
Silvana Imam (SE) - Jag Är En Fakkin Gee
Erlend Ropstad (NO) - Bare Kom
Reykjavikurdaetur (IS) - Turninn
Kemialliset Ystävät (FI) - Alempana kuin enkelit

Nordic Spotlight Monthly - SXSW Preview Edition

February 24, 2016

This month on Nordic Spotlight Monthly, we are looking forward to this year's SXSW Music Festival, and the many Nordic acts lined up to show Austin, Texas no mercy. We are going to be there at the fest, providing daily reports and commentary on our website, Facebook, and Twitter, so be sure to follow us there for updates.But before that, we wanted to play you some music from the Nordic artists playing SXSW this year, including Axel Flovent, Lust For Youth, AURORA, and Vulkano. Check it out!


Lust For Youth (DK) - Sudden Ambitions
Dinner (DK) - Turn Me On
Bjarki (IS) - I Wanna Go Bang
AURORA (NO) - Conqueror
Yung (DK) - God
Death By Unga Bunga (NO) - Best Friends
Electric Eye (NO) - Mercury Rise
Satellite Stories (FI) - Lights Go Low
Vulkano (SE) - Smiley Faces
Adée (SE) - World On Fire
Axel Flovent (IS) - Swim Good
Lukas Graham (DK) - 7 Years
Next Stop: Horizon (SE) - Moneydevil
Torgeir Waldemar (NO) - Streets

Nordic Spotlight Monthly - All Covers Edition

January 27, 2016
A new edition of Nordic Spotlight Monthly is here! This time around, we are shining our spotlight on our favorite recent cover songs recorded by Nordic artists. Prepare yourself to hear renditions of songs by The Stranglers, Popcaan, Arcade Fire, Prefab Sprout, and even a feminist re-interpretation of AQUA's "Barbie Girl." 

Our podcast is sponsored by Rock N Roo, your new favorite bottle shop and tap room, located in the heart of St. Johns in Portland, Oregon. 

Don't forget to enter our latest monthly giveaway, where you can win the latest albums from Ghost, Choir of Young Believers, and The Foreign Resort, as well as a nifty Øya Festival canvas backpack to carry them in! Click here to enter. 

If you like what you've heard, be sure to visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter


Todd Terje (NO) - Johnny & Mary
AMKosman (SE) - Erase/Rewind
Kill J (DK) - Barbie Girl
Jaako Eino Kalevi (FI) - Everything Nice
Frida (SE) - I Know There's Something Going On
Tove Lo & G Weber (SE) - Real Life
Edith Emilie (NO) - Terrible Love
Chorus Grant (DK) - Golden Brown
Greta Svabo Bech (FO)- My Body Is A Cage
Moa Holmsten (SE) - Incident on 57th Street
The Foreign Resort (DK) - Under Your Nose
Astrid Swan (FI) - Goodbye Lucille #1
Aurora (NO) - Half The World Away

Nordic Spotlight Monthly - Best Of 2015

December 30, 2015
On this edition of Nordic Spotlight Monthly is a survey of some of our favorite releases of the past year. This month we are brought to you with support from Rock N Roo, your new favorite bottle shop and tap room located in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, OR. 

Don't forget to enter our December 2015 Giveaway! We have a beautiful red vinyl 12" from Norwegian band Heyerdahl and an autographed CD EP from Danish ensemble Tetris = TherapyClick here to enter

And be sure to visit Nordic Spotlight every day for the best new music from Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark.


Ceasetone (IS) "Full Circle" 
Aurora (NO) "Running With The Wolves" 
Mew (DK) "Satellites" 
Intertwine (NO) "Northern Light" 
Elliphant (SE) "Step Down" 
Choir of Young Believers (DK) "Serious Lover" 
CHINAH (DK) "Minds" 
Kill J (DK) "You're Good But I'm Better" 
Of Monsters And Men (IS) "Crystals" 
The Foreign Resort (DK) "Under Bright Neon Stars" 
Team Me (NO) "F Is For Faker" 
Måns Zelmerlöw (SE) "Heroes" 
Agent Fresco (IS) "Dark Water" 
Satellite Stories (FI) "Heartbeat" 
Rangleklods (DK) "Lost U" 
Kygo (ft. Maty Noyes) (NO) "Stay"