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Check ‘Em Out: LINES

Introducing your next obsession, LINES – a brand new Stockholm-based four-piece who are coming out swinging.

LINES debut song, “Weekends,” is the first taste of their beautifully twisted music, comprised of chaotic synths placed perfectly over pounding bass lines and melodies that rise but never seem to set. To kick things off, they’ve released the ultimate weekend anthem that channels an intensity that will bring dance parties to its knees.

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Newest Love: Lucas Nord

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photo credit: Adéle Askelöf

Lucas Nord is a 24 year old producer and singer from Stockholm that’s already got a number one single — “Run On Love” featuring Tove Lo in 2013 (see video below). Now he’s got another one coming with his second album Company, called “Do About It” with Naomi Pilgrim. The song includes pop, R &B and house all rolled up into a burrito.

Speaking about the track Lucas said: “When I came up with the idea of having a feature on this record Naomi instantly came to mind. She has that soulful touch I’m always looking for. We have known each other for a while and have discussed doing some kinda collab in the past so when this came up I think we both felt it was the right time to do it. I’m very, very excited for it to finally come out.”

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Video: Nause – “Hungry Hearts”

Swedish duo Nause have something to celebrate. Their brand new single “Hungry Hearts” has been released, and within hours crashed straight into the iTunes Top 10 in Sweden, with more territories sure to follow suit in no time at all. What’s more the smash hit record has received the full video treatment, directed by Tim Erem (Rebecca & Fiona, “Luminary Ones”)!

It follows the antics of both Jacob Criborn & Leonard Scheja as young boys, frolicking around Stockholm, attending record meetings and then gaining entry to an after-party, depicting an average day in the life of Nause, all complete with a juvenile twist – the video is a fresh take on DJ lifestyle! The rest is for you to indulge in…

Already soaring high in the clubs and record boxes of DJ’s around the world, Nause’s newest single acts as the triumphant vocal version of their 2011 hit, “Mellow”. Now complete, Hungry Hearts is out on PM:AM Recordings world-wide and is available now on iTunes.

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New Video: The Hives – “Go Right Ahead”

The video starts off showing bandmates walking on set in their tuxedos with tails. It was filmed live during the recording of the album, at RMV Studio on the island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, Sweden. The footage offers a glimpse into the gorgeous new studio owned by Benny Andersson from ABBA.

The Hives elaborate, “We recorded large chunks of LEX HIVES at Rixmixningsverket. It is a new studio that Benny Andersson from ABBA built in the heart of Stockholm, and he cut us a deal we just couldn’t refuse. We were the first band to record there. The video shows us walking to the studio on the first day of the second week of recordings. We basically set up a bunch of cameras in order to film while we recorded the take to make this more realistic than most “rock videos.” The thing is, we needed extra mouths and hands since we couldn’t do it all ourselves at the same time. These were generously supplied by people close and dear to us who can be seen in the film. Even Randy Fitzsimmons can be seen through the studio window wearing a mask. Randy on camera is a historical first. This moment is also a historical first. We give you.. We tell you to… GO RIGHT AHEAD!”

Their highly-anticipated new album, Lex Hives,  is due out June 5 via the band’s own Disques Hives label and comes in advance of a North American tour that kicks off June 19 in Washington, D.C. A more extensive U.S. headlining tour is in the works for this Fall. Lex Hives is now available to pre-order on iTunes.

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Check ‘Em Out: Micke Lindebergh

Micke Lindebergh, a unique sound from Stockholm, pop meets retro synth, violins, bells and dreamy arrangements. The London based Scandinavian is about to release his debut album (September 5) Dynamite Boy, described as a mix of exquisite vocals and alternative melodic pop stylings.

The album was recorded in Micke’s past four flats, studios and friend’s houses, mixing up sounds from different times and spaces.  This 10 song album, Dynamite Boy, has strong melodies inspired by dreams, toys, films, daily thoughts and feelings. As a musician and designer Micke likes doing it all himself, including the cover art.

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