NORDIC BY NATURE & SWEDE + SOUR present: Scandinavian Showcase @Canadian Music Week
As part of Canadian Music Week
NORDIC BY NATURE & SWEDE + SOUR
are happy to present a stunning scandinavian line up:
The show will be happening from 6.30 - 8.00 pm. Don't be late!
Ξ SÓLEY (ISL)
Ξ SANDRA KOLSTAD (NO)
Ξ THIS IS HEAD (SE)
A beat is laid out, hesitantly moving along at first, then careering, taking off; soon sepia-toned clouds of piano gather overhead, shimmering, turning darker and richer, and then Sóley raises her voice – a voice that, until five years ago, she didn’t even consider a proper “singing voice”. It’s true: the bespectacled multi-instrumentalist from Iceland, now in her mid- twenties, had been around the world and back with her band, Seabear, when she finally discovered her own vocal skills. Even though Sóley Stefánsdóttir sings non-stop in private, creating a musical backdrop to pretty much everything she does, it just took her a while to get used to the sound of her own voice. We all know this, don’t we?
Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ
Ξ SANDRA KOLSTAD
Sandra Kolstad makes electronic pop music that’s danceable, explosive and extravagant.
An established star in Norway, she's playlist and national newspaper material on her home turf, and has often been described as “Norway’s queen of electronic pop”. She was nominated at Oslo's by:Larm festival for a new internationally-breaking artist, and early responses to her new album (Nothing Lasts) Forever suggest this was as much a premonition as a prediction. Known for her highly visual performances, Kolstad is a classically trained pianist with big ambitions for music's live potential; as well as her expressive, joyful dancing, swathed in kaleidescopic projected lights.
Kolstad’s live show is a tour-de-force that has seduced audiences across Europe, including at major festivals like Roskilde, Øya, Berlin Music Week and Slottsfjell, and at Roundhouse Rising and Club NME in London. She seems born for the stage, sparkling and spilling over with infectious kinetic energy. Sandra Kolstad's sophomore album (Nothing Lasts) Forever is out in the U.S. on March 15.
Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ Ξ
Ξ THIS IS HEAD
Adam, Tom, Henric and Björn make up the four corners of the This Is Head square. Maybe a square is the wrong geometric shape to describe the process that resulted in “The Album ID”, their second album, which now picks up where the final digit combination on the last album “0001” left off. The process that has been going on for over a year hasn’t actually had any limits, rules or straight lines to stay within. It’s like an unruly organism that has evolved and become a being of its own. A being that has itself affected the members just as much as they’ve been helping it to grow. They talk about songs that almost wrote themselves. About how their instruments seem to have their own friendships beyond human understanding. It sounds almost like witchcraft. Magic pots and bubbling cauldrons.
Ξ NORDIC BY NATURE
Ξ SWEDE + SOUR
Ξ CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK