So, I’ve reached the third day at this my new job and let me tell you, it is a jungle out there.
People get up to a lot of stuff. Musically.
So I’ve decided to sum things up. Each week(ish) I’ll give you a greatest hits of sorts, a highly subjective best of the Swede music week that was.
I’ll start with this week.
This is some of what it had, and still has, to offer:
Lykke Li unveiled a new video for Sadness Is A Blessing. It stars herself, sporting some pretty long hair and a gorgeous white gown, and – as further testament to her good taste – Stellan Skarsgård, this new hero of mine.
The video is directed by Tarik Saleh and it’s a lot like Lykke – pretty, dramatic, fun and just a little bit weird.
Photographer Oscar Poulsen has spent some time with Swedish band [ingenting]. The result is an exhibition with photos, a little film and a possibly even smaller book. The exhibition Ett porträtt av [ingenting] opens this evening in Stockholm and runs til May 12. If you can’t make it, you can at least see further photos here. (Photo above obviously by Poulsen).
(If you’re not familiar with [ingenting], this is their lovely lovely hit song from 2009).
The Knife have announced a new album due out in 2012.
This is the first album from the duo since 2006′s Silent Shout so needless to say this is excellent news.
Simian Ghost are streaming their new album here.
Oh, and if Satan I Gatan, the title of Veronica Maggio’s new album, had been in English it would have been called ‘Cor blimey’, no?
Have a lovely weekend folks!