7 Scandinavian Bands You Should Listen To Now

These artists will make you say "ja" to their dance and pop grooves

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barney.oram1
barney.oram1

errrr, The Knife? hello? probably one of the best Swedish bands.

pleasantmr
pleasantmr

What.. No Blindside?Stockholm, Sweden

Re'Read
Re'Read

You Missed "Maya Vik"

JamesVinson
JamesVinson

My Bubba & Mi, or just My Bubba now are two great girls who fit in great with the new folk revival.

oldfolkie
oldfolkie

Jonas Fjeld

Henning Kvitnes

Ole Paus

ZachThomas
ZachThomas

I'm surprised Loreen wasn't featured, she's amazing and found a lot of European success with Euphoria, she should be more popular over here. Margaret Berger of Norway is very good too, listen to I Feed You My Love and tell me it's not an ultra modern amazing song.

ChrisTuralski
ChrisTuralski

Was this list made in 2008? Boy oh boy Time.... way to be on the pulse... There are already plenty of brilliant musical acts from Scandinavia that have been INFLUENCED by these artists to the point have made a name for themselves and carved out their own unique sound. For time in memoriam, no pun intended, Time has always catered to the out of touch parents...

cjh2nd
cjh2nd

"While she hasn’t achieved the fame of Icona Pop or Robyn—who both found international acclaim after being featured on HBO’s Girls"

apparently this author didn't listen to the radio in the late 90s. robyn was releasing top 40 hits in the US in 96 or 97, well before "Girls." seriously, how hard is it to not make stupid errors in every freaking article TIME? seriously, how hard?


JohnStraiton3
JohnStraiton3

What about Cazadores (Norway) and the Raveonettes (Finland)? They are both great scandinavian band that most people have never heard about.

Arturo_Ulises
Arturo_Ulises

@JohnStraiton3 What do you mean that most people have never heard about The Raveonettes? They sell out shows in NYC!