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Aurora singer Norway

Introducing Aurora

Almost out of nowhere, everyone in Norway and the UK seems to know the name Aurora, and not because of the northern lights. The 19-year-old singer, real name Aurora Aksnes, grew up near Bergen and was only discovered...
Latin American Stavanger

Latin American Dancing in Stavanger

As mentioned in a previous article and as most people know, we Latin Americans love to dance. It is a way to socialize, to have fun and to exercise. Just to give you an idea, a traditional wedding will...
Susanne Sundfør

Introducing Susanne Sundfør

The name Susanne Sundfør might be new to you, but she's a household name in Scandinavia. Three of her albums topped the Norwegian charts and this month she headlined both Øya festival in Oslo and Pstereo festival here...
Eurovision

Norway Picks Another Ballad for Eurovision

Kjetil Mørland & Debrah Scarlett will represent Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna with their song A Monster Like Me. The ballad was selected by a national TV audience at last night's Melodi...
Carl Espen Norway Eurovision

Norway sends Carl Espen to Eurovision

It's that time of the year again! That one night of the year when we're all allowed to be a little bit camp and pretend we're all one united Europe – The Eurovision Song Contest 😉...
Unga Bunga

Introducing Death By Unga Bunga

Introducing Death by Unga Bunga, five Norwegian lads from Moss, exploring the boundaries of garage-rock, touring relentlessly, and having great fun doing so. On record their sound harks back to the explosion of garage-rock in 1960s...
Rumble in Rhodos

Thomas Bratlie Haugland – Rumble in Rhodos

At last weekend's Trondheim Calling festival of new music, I had the pleasure of catching up with Thomas Bratlie Haugland, vocalist of Rumble in Rhodos, stalwarts of the Norwegian live music scene. The band has been...
Trondheim Calling at Solsiden

Listen up, this is Trondheim Calling

Ah live music, how I've missed you! Aside from last year's Øya Festival and a smattering of gigs when I lived in Oslo, music has taken a back seat in my life since I moved to...
Ylvis The Fox

What Does The Fox Say?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll have heard The Fox, a music video launched by Norwegian duo Ylvis to coincide with the launch of the new series of their...
Øya Festival

My First Time at Oslo’s Øya Festival

Despite my love of music and festivals, and this being my third year in Norway, this month was my first ever visit the annual Øya festival, an event that battles with Norwegian Wood to be known...