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Jonathan Johansson

Just a few years ago, the term Swedish pop was more or less synonymous with the 1960s: chipper hooks, throwback arrangements, turtlenecks, and soft-focus album covers. But in a very short time, the country's indie output-- at least as perceived from these shores-- seems to have advanced two decades, with acts like the Legends and Pacific! finding inspiration in the sounds of the early 1980s. In this regard, Jonathan Johansson is a new romantic, but not necessarily a New Romantic. He doesn't dress outlandishly or portray himself as particularly androgynous, but that label (those two words divorced of their pop-historical meaning) nicely sum up the bruised emotionalism and chilly synthcraft of his Swedish-language debut, En hand i himlen (...

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Elin Ruth

Elin Ruth (formerly Elin Sigvardsson and Elin Ruth Sigvardsson) is a Swedish singer-songwriter. She currently resides with her husband in Queens, New York.
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Linnea Olsson

One could begin with an insight into Linnea Olsson's musical world with a description of what she has reared from. Paint a picture of a small Coastal Swedish town family of four, four musicians nonetheless. Her resume reads of a manuscript for the trained to aspire towards. All the tools, schools, accolades one could gather to claim themselves as a prepared musical being, following in the path that had been cleared before her. Yes it seems you can already guess what is next for her.

Years touring the world playing bass and cello with the likes of Ane Brun, Frida Hyvönen, and Nina Kinert amongst others. Wherever there was time Linnea filled it with musical collaboration and motion. Until the Fall of 2010 motion slowed. For thi...

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