I’m being interviewed tonight on the news at 8.30pm (kl 20.30) on Swedish TV8. For everyone who wants to know what it’s like to run your own label this might be a treat.
Update: Check out the interview HERE. (the interview is 12:10 minutes into the show)
… or you can listen to Swedish Radio P2 Felicia Show on Sunday at noon, when they’re airing an interview recorded in London after my gigs there.
I thought the reviews had stoped coming but apparantley not… so thank you ICA kuriren and Jönköpings Posten for giving me solid 4:s yay! 🙂
… haunts Swedish Daily News (Dagens Nyheter's) reviewer PO Tidholm when he listens to "Street of Dreams".
Män med gitarr brukade vara en tröttsamt förutsägbar företeelse. I någon mån alltid likadana. Sedan några år har de unga kvinnorna med gitarr blivit fler och bildat en kritisk massa. Likheterna blir allt mer tydliga, den främsta finns att finna i språket.
För medan männen ofta valde en opersonlig svenska väljer kvinnorna engelskan, och de har – som till exempel Ternheim och Talvik – gjort den till sin, försvenskat den kan man säga. Sofia Talvik släpper nu sitt andra album, på eget bolag, i egen produktion. Det är en lågmäld popskiva med försiktigt melodiösa sånger, lite stråkar, piano och gitarrplock.
Det mesta känns trevligt ordinärt, utom språket, tonläget och den svenska accenten. Den skapar en omisskännlig stämning, ett lätt mystiskt uttryck. Så Talvik blir kvar i huvudet trots allt, med sin brytning och ljusa svenska röst.
…about the new album. Indie Chic Magazine reviews "Street of Dreams"
Sofia Talvik – Street of Dreams
Word on the music street is that soultress Sofia Talvik's new cd "Street Of Dreams" is a remarkable hit,
Indie Chic went out to prove such a thing.
With amazing vocals and beautiful melodies, this cd is "To Die For" in music lovers eyes! A struggling female artist on the verge of stardom? Indie chic thinks so, the music hit our ears and we had to write a review on such a tasteful sounds and wonderful lyrics. "Its Just Love" is an astonishing song flows with melody and great vocals.
This wonderful swedish artists is amazing, if you like The Sounds or if you like Lauren Hoffman, Sofia Talvik is definently one to remember and check out.
More songs on the record that was remarkable in our eyes… "December" and "Street Of Dreams", both songs can be heard on her MySpace – www.myspace.com/sofiatalvik
The album was released January 30th. Street of Dreams is her second album, her debut "Blue Moon" is available on iTunes Music store and was released last year with raving reviews from the media.
I suppose many of you that read this blog has found it through myspace.
I know everybody's already been raving about myspace for ages but I have to cheer a bit more. This time it's because of a wonderful pianist I found through myspace and immediately tied to the new album.
I actually used to play the piano myself. I played classic paino for about 10 years, but then I moved out of my parents place and realised that a guitar is so much lighter than a piano. I still play when I'm at their house and I sometimes dream of having my own piano, but for now the guitar will have to do, and for playing on the album, well I better leave that to someone more talanted than me.
So when I stumbled over Jozsef Nemeth's myspace site I couldn't have been more lucky. Funnily enough Jozsef is Swedish, like me, even though he lives in the US. And with you eight million or so Americans on myspace, we Swedes have to fight for our own, right? 😉 Anyway, we exchanged a couple of emails and later that week a mp3 found its way to my inbox. I didn't dare to hope too much as you never know with people on the internet (just a while ago one person offered to mix my album in Garageband… so there sure are all kinds). But the piano Jozsef had composed for my song was wonderful, daring, careful and beautiful.
I'll post some samples later on, so until then you'll have to make do with this pic of Jozsef. And visit his myspace site for some of his own samples.