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.
A big thank you to all that came to my last Christmas concert and made it a wonderful night. And big thanks to Pernilla Andersson for a lovely performance! We sold out big time and me and the band was really happy with the concert! So for all of you who couldn’t attend. Check out today’s episode for some Christmas feelin’!
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Thanks to my band: Marcus Högquist – guitar and banjo, Kristoffer Jonsson – bass and trombone, Joakim Lundgren – percussion and Jonas Westin – sound technician.
So I’ve been busy with planning the US release of “Jonestown”. And as I’m releasing three new videos each week I’ll try to make it up to Sara Rumar for not posting her earlier by doing it now!
Sara and I met when we were both summer temps at one of Sweden’s largest newspapers. We discovered our common interest for music and soon gained the nickname “The Glittertwins” in the office. Sara has since released 2 cool pop albums in Sweden and Germany.
Song: Prove me wrong (Jonestown 2008)
Guest artist: Sara Rumar
Guest number 2 is country singer Kristina Westin.
I first heard of Kristina Westin from my husband’s co-worker who plays the guitar in her band. We went to a few of their gigs and were impressed by Kristinas husky voice and talented songwriting. Kristina who has only released an EP yet will release her debut album later this year – and we’re looking forward to it!
As we were shooting the video for my single ‘My James Dean’ I was also busy shooting a ‘behind the scenes video’. You get to follow me around all day, from early morning getting ready with hair and make up ’til late night driving home. I would like to thank Åsa Östergren for the fab hairdo and make up, Swing i Swaben for letting us shoot the video there and ‘Sweet Emma and the Mood Swingers’ for looking awsome in the video. Do check out their own web site: http://www.sweetemma.se
I’ve tried to be extra nice to all of you who don’t understand Swedish so the second video is equipped with english subtitles. And when you’ve seen the ‘behind-video’ scroll down and to see how the video turned out!
Behind the scenes – Swedish version [flv:/video/jd.flv 360 288] Behind the scenes – English subtitles
[flv:/video/jd_eng.flv 360 288] Music video – My James Dean (produced by Jonas Westin)
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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