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2017

April

Ikhana – Zebrelli

interview / MusicIkhana, the Gothenburg-based artist we’ve previously written about, just released her debut album Zebrelli. We couldn’t keep ourselves from asking …

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Popaganda 2016

MusicPopaganda är festivalen som både förlänger sommaren och avslutar den. Som ger människor en sista helg av flykt från vardagen …

Way Out West 16

MusicA week ago the time had come for Way Out West 2016. This year for the tenth time in a …

Into the Valley

MusicRight in the middle of Sweden, just outside the centre of Rättvik, you can find a place called Dalhalla. An amphitheatre located …

July

Heartbreaks and Hell

interview / Music The Stockholm based musician Alma has just released here first single “Wicked”. For the video she teamed up with Nim Sundström …

Over the Radar: Merely

Mixtape / MusicMerely’s over understating things. For all the pop princesses and their sugarcoated kingdoms: A warning. Merely is storming your rose-gold ramparts …

May

Under the Radar: AnnaMelina

interviewCatharsis—by definition—is release; Katarsis, however, is a release that defies definition. Katarsis—the latest EP from Stockholm’s AnnaMelina—is subtle purification that …

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Dante: Stockholm har blivit kallt

interview / MusicPreviously featured artist Dante recently released a new song together with Swedish charity organisation, Stockholms Stadsmission, with a clever deeper cause. Dante’s song is a new …

August

Pre Way Out West: Maja Francis

interviewMaja Francis is working on getting her paper flower decorations down to Gothenburg without breaking them. We had a quick chat with the singer about the upcoming gig at Way Out West, and more.

Pre Way Out West: Say Lou Lou

interviewExpect a "more rave-y" gig than usual from Say Lou Lou at Way Out West this coming weekend. We caught up with the duo right before their gig at Skansen in Stockholm.

July

Radar Premieres: Neeco Delaf

PremiereSoft synthesizers, jazzy vocals, sound philosophy and a teenage crush are all included in today's triple premiere. Check out the two house tracks plus video signed Neeco Delaf, first at Radar.

Pre Gagnef: Sabina Ddumba

interviewSabina Ddumba will enter Gagnef's very own amphitheatre tomorrow at the Swedish festival. We had a quick talk with the singer about her gig, the upcoming album – and the fact that she's a real badkruka.

Pre Gagnef: Madi Banja

interviewWe had a quick chat with Madi Banja about his upcoming gig at Gagnef (and about his and Lorentz' thing for singing about drinks).

June

Sounds of June

MusicNeed help updating your playlists? No worries. Radar has gathered the best Swedish sounds of the past month.

May

Sounds of May

MusicNeed help updating your playlists? No worries. Radar has gathered the best Swedish sounds of the past month.

Radar Premieres: World Tour

PremiereWorld Tour is preparing for the release of their new EP Owe You next week. But before that, we give you the premiere of Behind, the track that in a sense sets the mood for the entire EP.

Radar Mixtape: Gärigheter

Mixtape / MusicFounded after a lost phone and some fries, the female collective Gärigheter, gives us this week's mixtape. With focus on the queens and warriors of hip hop the mixtape is best enjoyed when played extra loud so that you can find your inner Queen.

Radar Premieres: Wilderness

PremiereLearn how to make Thai soup in Wilderness' new video for Tomorrow Will Be Different. Radar gives you a first look at the psychedelic neon coloured recipe.

Radar Premieres: Urban Cone & Tove Lo

PremiereNot long ago we premiered the chopped up nature experience that is the lyric video for Come Back to Me. Now, after some travel and animal attacks, Urban Cone and Love Lo's song has finally gotten a proper music video.

Sony ATV’s office party featuring music, shots and drunken tattoos

MusicBeatrice Eli's next album will sound angry and be about sex, Adam of Shout Out Louds is writing music for Rebecca & Fiona (and maybe for a solo project?), Elias coming EP will sound both bare and electronic and Ji Nilsson has new material coming out. We found out quite a lot when talking to some of the artists attending Sony ATV's big spring party on Thursday.

“Life isn’t just sun and beer and happiness”

interviewLinus Lutti, a.k.a. Little Children, just released a new song from his upcoming EP. We met up with the musician, trained therapist and part time bartender to talk about self-awareness, crazy popular fan videos and not being able to write happy songs.

Radar Premieres: Ida Redig’s mini documentary

PremiereWatch rising pop star Ida Redig fly to London, perform, make a song about being hungry, make funny noises and get her press pics taken – all, and more, in the mini documentary London Calling, premiering here at Radar.

An upcoming summer of music at Trädgården

MusicThis weekend Stockholm's party institution Trädgården will open its doors to a summer of late night (and mid-day) partying. We had a chat with the people behind the club to hear what's in store this season, including the line-up for the upcoming Live Sessions.

A Superstar in Exile

interview / MusicToday is the release of Nadya's new single Superstars. She released her debut single Refugee in September and a lot has happened since then. Radar met with her to talk about the new single, inspiration and living in a world full of errors.

April

Sounds of April

MusicNeed help updating your playlists? No worries. Radar has gathered the best Swedish sounds of the past month.

Radar Premieres: XOV (Alizzz Remix)

PremiereSpanish dj and producer Alizzz has put his own touch on the big hit Lucifer. Radar gives you the premiere of the remix that XOV himself calls "a good way to get the party started".

From Miss Relli to Aurelia Dey

interview / MusicSinger Aurelia Dey is releasing her debut album Gyllene Tider today. She started out as Miss Relli in 2012 when she released her hit single Lovies. Today Dey is also a part of Femtastic and terms her sound as Afro Pop, a combination of dancehall, reggae, hip hop and afro beats. Radar had a chat with her abut feminism, change and the new album.

Pre Yard: Shonky & Mirja Larsson

MusicAfter last year's success it's time again for Yard, but this year in a slightly different shape. Three occasions, a new location, featuring dance scenes from around the world. Radar had a chat with two of the acts who'll be performing at Saturday's festival.

Radar Mixtape: Ladies Love Hip Hop

Mixtape / MusicThis week's mixtape is brought to you by the DJ quartet Ladies Love Hip Hop. The mixtape is named Lumiére and is a mix between R&B and Hip Hop that's best enjoyed riding around town.

Radar Premieres: Maria Hazell

MusicLast year in January singer Maria Hazell released her debut single. Today she is releasing her new single Killing All My Darlings. Check out the video here at Radar.

Radar Premieres: Lucas Nord

PremiereLucas Nord is back, releasing a new record next month – and this time he's the one holding the mic. Radar gives you the Swedish premiere of Voices, the first single off the album.

Hey Elbow – a trio of experimentation

interviewHey Elbow's music has caught the attention of both Swedish and international music blogs and listeners. Radar met up with a third of the trio to talk about the debut album, the sound of escalators and the band's quite original instrument choices (like chimes, kalimba, harmonium and flugelhorn).

Radar Premieres: JOY

PremiereVibrant colours, beautiful nature and a drunken rapper form the recipe for Joy’s new music video. Radar gives you the premiere …

Video Premiere: Julia Vero

Music / PremiereJulia Vero recently released her second single Lilac Sky which now has its own video. Radar gives you an exclusive first look where you get to see Julia drive her addicted boyfriend crazy.

March

Sounds of March

MusicNeed help updating your playlists? No worries. Radar has gathered the best Swedish sounds of the past month.

Radar Premieres: Andreas Moe

PremiereAndreas Moe is in the middle of preparing for his first ever headline tour – a milestone making him feel both excited and somewhat scared. But before heading out in Europe the singer/songwriter gives us a first look at his brand new, dark heartbreak video.

3 x Dante

MusicDante doesn't only produce and make music all day long. His schedule also involves drinking coffee and sometimes: getting a new haircut. Radar hung out with the Stockholm musician and got to see three of his favourite spots in the city.

Polaroid postcards from SXSW

MusicUrban Cone just got back from South by Southwest, a trip that included gigs, burgers, American vodka, Tove Lo and more than one bacon cookie. The band sent us a bunch of Polaroids of their festival adventures.

Radar Mixtape: DJ Dirtbag

Mixtape / MusicDJ Dirtbag, Gabriella Ekman, gives us this week's mixtape, which is filled with the latest hip hop and R&B music. The mixtape is perfect for the pre-party and simply the best way to start off the weekend.

“I want to write about loosing our nature”

interviewOne of Norway’s strongest voices Susanne Sundfør is performing tonight at Kägelbanan in Stockholm. Radar met up with her a while back to talk about the new record and what’s up next (a complete EP about climate change, it turns out).

Radar Mix: Sum Comfort

MusicDuo Sum Comfort, Anders Persson and Fredrik Lövgren, has made another amazing mixtape for Radar. This time it has more off a romantic vibe which will be best enjoyed in cafeteria our outside. As the mixtape wasn't enough they're finally releasing their album Flying Kites.

Radar Premiers: Urban Cone

Music / PremiereToday Radar gives you an exclusive premiere of Urban Cone's lyric video for their single Come Back to Me, a collaboration with grammy winner Tove Lo.

February

Sounds of February

MusicNeed help updating your playlists? No worries. Radar has gathered the best Swedish sounds of the past month.

Pre Grammys: Sabina Ddumba

interview / MusicTomorrow night singer Sabina Ddumba is performing her new single Effortless at the Swedish Grammys. Radar met up with her on her 21st birthday to talk about the Grammys and how to handle stress.

Pre Grammys: Beatrice Eli

interviewBeatrice Eli definitely made a mark on 2014. Proof of that is not only her amazing debut album Die Another Day, but also her nominations for Best Pop and Best New Artist at the Swedish Grammy Awards. Radar had a quick chat with the singer.

Radar Premieres: FELIN

Music / PremiereToday Radar premiers Felin's video for their latest single Revolt. Felin is a collaboration between musician Elin Blom and photographer Fredrik Etoall. Sofia Chowdhury from Fashion Networks had a chat with Elin about inspiration and her future goals.

Radar Mixtape: Tella Viv

MixtapeStockholm based Tella Viv are opening for The Preatures at Kägelbanan in Stockholm on the 28th. We caught up with the trio, and asked them to make us a special Radar mix (which they happliy agreed to).

Radar Premieres: Aurora

PremiereNorwegian singer Aurora impressed us at the Way Out West Pre Party last week. One of the songs she performed was Runaway and we've gotten our hands on the Swedish premiere of it.

Radar Mixtape: May Dar

MixtapeDJ May Dar, Alexandra Shanahan, is playing tonight at FATTA's valentines event. And what better way to start off Valentines than to listen to her mixtape Valentine's Whatever? We asked her some short questions about it and what's next to come.

3 x Tussilago

MusicRadar had a chat, a smoke, a walk and a pizza with Stockholm based quartet Tussilago. The band is putting the finishing touches on their debut album, but took a break to show us three of their favourite spots in the city.

Pre Sónar: Elliphant

Interview / MusicIn November Elliphant released her second album One More and Radar had a chat with her about her U.S. tour and plans for the future. Tomorrow she is performing at the Sónar festival here in Stockholm along with other amazing musicians. We asked her some quick questions before the festival.