music video still: 'When I Found The Knife'
Yes, as much as I have a great love for many bands from various parts of the U.K., the Nordic regions are quite important to me as well.
I suppose it all must have started when I was a kid.
Sitting in the back seat of my parents Chevrolet Citation with my sister hearing Abba's 'Take A Chance On Me' blarring through the car speakers.
Then just a few years later, thinking that A-ha just might be my favourite band.
It really doesn't matter.
Because now we have the fabulous Knife and Mew, who seem to incapsulate every bit of what I appreciated as a child and pre-teen... and that's a pretty awesome thing to do.
But don't worry, I'll try to make up for it at a later date.
Jurgen Haarbermaaster Approved.
**download / listen** NORDIC TRACKS Air date 18th of February '09
Cure 'Do The Hansa'
Bettie Serveert 'Unsound'
Cats On Fire 'I Am The White-Mantled King'
Kings Of Convenience 'I'd Rather Dance With You'
Jens Lekman 'Maple Leaves (EP Version)'
Northern Portrait 'Crazy' / 'Sporting A Scar'
Royksopp 'What Else Is There? (feat. Karin Dreijer Andersson)'
Jay-Jay Johanson 'Anywhere Anytime'
The Knife 'Kino' / 'I Just Had To Die' / 'I Take Time' / 'Parade' / 'N.Y. Hotel' / 'Heartbeats' / 'You Take My Breath Away' / 'You Make Me Like Charity' / 'High School Poem' / 'This Is Now' / 'Silent Shout' / 'Marble House'
Fever Ray 'Now's The Only Time I Know' / 'When I Grow Up'
Mew 'Am I Wry? No'