Dear Musicians – Please Be Brilliant or Get Out of The Way

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

This article was originally posted on December 12, 2009. As people in the music tech world seem to be getting excited about the impending arrival of Spotify to America I thought I’d revisit these thoughts from 18 months ago. The advent of Spotify is not a game changer in my mind therefore I still stand [...]

Via Tania and Fever Ray – Two Artists I Love in One Video

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Via Tania covers If I Had a Heart by Fever Ray

Fever Ray Acceptance Speech at Swedish Awards Show

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

If only all award show recipients had the strength and ingenuity of Karin Dreijer Andersson of Fever Ray, who used performance art to make a subtle dig at the complete shallowness and uselessness of award shows. In other news, Fever Ray will perform at this year’s Coachella Festival. Related links: Fever Ray Has Created Something [...]

MP3s For A Mellow New Years Day

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Image: Fawn Kreiger – National Park A new year, a new decade. Here’s some MP3s to download and put on repeat or shuffle. A mellow start to whatever 2010 will bring. Happy New Year. Bomb The Bass – The Infinites [Mark E Remix] Fever Ray – Keep The Streets Open For Me [MaJiKers BPM Remix] [...]

At The End of The Decade All Musicians Need are Grand Visions

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Radiohead: Kid A – Album of The Decade In the fractured music business, everyone is searching for the magic bullet. After roughly fifteen years of online access, musicians and labels still struggle with the amorphous, asymmetrical world of the web. Because they haven’t taken time to research how music fans want to receive their music, [...]

The 2009 Best Of List AKA Music That Matters To Me

Friday, December 11th, 2009

I’ll put to one side my puzzle over why, in 2009, people remain fascinated with lists. That said, if you’re into them there is a phenomenal amount of best of music, best of a decade in music etc, lists spinning around out there. Simon Reynolds writes in the Guardian of “The musically fragmented decade” where [...]

Fever Ray Keep the Streets Empty For Me Video

Monday, November 30th, 2009

My Fever Ray obsession continues..

Karin Dreijer Andersson as Fever Ray Has Created Something Valuable

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

When I Grow Up from Fever Ray on Vimeo.