Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music.
I had a great time in Illinois and did a lot of radio and interviews. Here’s a few of them.
[quote] With her light, airy soprano and haunting, faraway melancholy, it’s easy to imagine Talvik herself hypnotizing crowds in a small-town biker bar, right before vanishing into the ether (…) continue reading here [/quote]
Mike Schulz, River Cities Reader
[quote] In 2008, Ms. Talvik became the first Swedish female singer to play the Lollapalooza festival. This year, she was showcased at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, Tenn., and South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. (continue reading here) [/quote]
For 10 days I will make a playlist on Spotify every day with one of my songs from my new album ‘Florida’ and some other songs from my favourite artists. So if you want to hear some great music make sure you tune in and listen. Links will be posted on Facebook and Twitter every day.
If you missed the first one yesterday, you can listen here!
Florida – Playlist #1:
Sofia Talvik – King of the willow tree
Cherry Ghost – People help people
Fleet Foxes – Tiger mountain peasant song
Olle Nyman – Don’t let those bastards reel you in
Kathryn Williams – 50 white lines
Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
Josh Ritter – Good man
Today’s Florida playlist has a bit of a country theme. I’ve chosen some of my favourite artists, two among them are really cool country artists from Sweden, Anton Björkevall and The Tallest Man on Earth! I played at the same venue as Anton on South by Southwest in March and he and his band were great. Check it out!
Florida – Playlist #2
Sofia Talvik – Florida
Ryan Bingham – Southside of heaven
The Doors – Touch me
Anton Björkenvall – Love will always get us down
Aimee Mann – How am I different
The Tallest Man On Earth – Troubles will be gone
Neko Case – Fox confessor brings the flood
Yes, weird isn’t it. It’s been really hectic the last few days and I haven’t found any time to blog but I’ll try to make up for it now. Friday we had a morning gig at Sweden goes South by Southwest. It was really nice on an outside patio, but unfortunatley Sweden has sooo many talanted bands that we only got to play four songs each.
As they only served vegan food on the party, we decided to go and have a real Texas BBQ dinner that night. I had the junior portion but still couldn’t finish it. The guys had the regular portion and DID finish it all, just check out the evidence here:
Saturday we played our last gig at the Sheraton Hotel, which was really nice. We also signed with the American record label Worldsound which we’ve hung out with for the last few days. It’s really exciting and I hope it means you all will see more of me in the US in the future. We finished Saturday night a bit diffrently in the band. I sang a duet with Austrian singer/songwriter Florian Horwath on his set, the guys had some Jack Daniels and Joakim lost his wallet on the snack machine on the hotel (he got it back though, 50 bucks poorer).
This morning the guys packed their things and left early to the airport. I’m feeling very lonely, especially since Jonas left too. I know it’s silly but I already miss him terribly. Tomorrow I’m off to LA to play at a dinner party set up by the Swedish Consulate so that’s why I’m still here in Austin. So my dear friends, more updates to come from LA next!
Fresh from a powerful performance at 2008’s Lollapalooza festival, Sweden’s Sofia Talvik is now poised to conquer the States with the release of her devastatingly beautiful third album. It’s a record of staggering elegance, with the faintest trace of Scandinavian twee and youthful exuberance. (Chris R, CD Baby)
Don’t miss the SXSW showcases:
Wednesday March 18, 11pm:
The Ale House, 310 E6 Old Pecan St.
Saturday Marc 21, 6pm:
Sheraton Hotel, 701 East 11th Street Austin, TX 78701.
If you are working in the music industry and would like to schedule a meeting or a an interview, please contact:
Jonas Westin, CEO Makaki Music – email Laura Hamlett, Big Fat Cat PR – email