Raw Voodoo music by Swedish band Goat

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By Brett Williams in New Music on Monday 26 November 2012

Goat is a Swedish band and their sound is raw Voodoo – world music taken-by-the-psychadelic horns. Every track sounds live and every song is explicit in its world music influence. Bongo drums never sounded as sexy as they do here. This album is a rare gem.

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Luke Jackson’s debut album, And Then Some

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By Casper Johansson in New Music on Tuesday 27 January 2009

In the Spring of 2006, a seven-year email correspondence culminated in the meeting of Luke Jackson and Magnus Börjeson. Jackson had long been a devoted fan of two of the Swedish musician’s former bands: Beagle and Favorita, and the two songwriters finally met in Paris where Börjeson was mid-tour playing in The Cardigans. By the […]

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Bestial Mockery

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 2 December 2008

I almost forgot — metal is really about being drunk, pissed, offensive, and satanic. I have Bestial Mockery to thank for this. Their no-frills black thrash is barebones and snarling without being too dead-pan serious. These guys from Sweden are clearly having a blast worshiping the Dark One in the tradition of old-school bands like […]

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 29 October 2008

Metal icon Peter Tägtgren has produced the harshest and most underground music of the European metal scene — Immortal, Dimmu Borgir, Celtic Frost, among many others. His own band, Hypocrisy, is one of the most revered melodic death metal bands in the world.

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Diablo Swing Orchestra

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 20 August 2008

Diablo Swing Orchestra are a Swedish band straight out of a Tom Waits nightmare. They sound exactly like their name suggests, making dirty, raucous swing, updated with some punky power chords, but the operatic Swedish vocals and nearly death-metal growls separate the band from the swing revivalists of the late ’90s. Definitely not the kind […]

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Sunday 3 August 2008

Anyone who thinks black metal is too rigid and narrow a genre to have room for innovation would do well to check out Lifelover, a Swedish band that defies every convention of black metal while still remaining miraculously kvlt. The sextet wafts between languid, hallucinatory grooves that channel Iggy Pop and latter-day Cure to unhinged […]

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The Tough Alliance dig Dr Dre

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Thursday 1 May 2008

We wrote about hot Swedish electro duo The Tough Alliance a little while back, so we thought it was time we had a chat with Eric Berglund, one half of the group.

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Peter Morén

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By Zolton in New Music on Monday 14 April 2008

Peter Morén, one third of the Swedish group — Peter, Bjorn and John — that gave us some of 2006’s catchiest moments with their collection of eminently whistlable tunes, has a wonderful debut solo album out called The Last Tycoon.

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Lykke Li

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Wednesday 23 January 2008

Lykke Li is Swedish, 21 years-old, and has 2008 written all over her.

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The Tough Alliance

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By Kate Barnett in New Music on Thursday 29 November 2007

In an over-saturated Swedish music scene, The Tough Alliance have delivered glistening electronic dance pop on their new album, A New Chance.

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