Debaser presents: Nordic Lights, a showcase of Nordic talent in Stockholm
On 14 and 15 December, we will be putting the Nordic music scene in the spotlight during Nordic Lights, an Above 55° Showcase hosted by Debaser in Stockholm.
The day programme is designed to strengthen connections between Liveurope and the Swedish and Nordic music scene through networking moments and exchanges. It will also have a special focus on the topic of sustainability with a dedicated workshop organised by the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
In the evenings, we will get immersed in concerts featuring the next generation of Nordic artists with great export potential – handpicked by Debaser in close partnership with Blå (Olso) and VEGA (Copenhagen).
This event coincides with Svensk Live’s Framtidsforum (Future Forum) conference, which will host a Liveurope panel where we will unveil our results for 2023.
Thursday, 14 December
For Liveurope members only.
A unique opportunity for local artists and their entourage to meet with the programming teams behind the Liveurope venues.
Our Nordic venues Debaser (Stockholm), Blå (Olso) and VEGA (Copenhagen) joined forces to select three promising artists from the region with great export potential. More info.
Knife Girl (FI)
Knife Girl is a project of the 23-year-old songwriter and producer Lili Aslo. The Finnish artist is known for exploring different genres, from “bedroom pop” to hyperpop and classic indie rock. Her latest album, “CUM”, revolves around the themes of sex and her life as a young trans person.
Daufødt, Norwegian for stillborn, is recognized as one of the most audibly innovative and visually distinctive bands in their generation. With their punk rock sound, they won a Norwegian Grammy in the rock category in 2020.
Tender Youth (DK)
Quartet Tender Youth are the new gems of the Copenhagen underground scene. Named one of the best acts of the UHØRT festival in Denmark, their sound mixes genres such as avant-garde rock and post-punk.
Friday, 15 December
Organised in collaboration with the Stockholm Resilience Centre of the Stockholm University, this workshop will engage the Liveurope venues in a reflection around the topic of sustainability and look for concrete ways they can embed the topic in their daily operations.
Can venues still afford to promote new talent in 2024?
The recovery from the pandemic, combined with the energy crisis, led to a surge in costs for music venues - leaving them less margin of manoeuvre to take financial risks in showcasing new talent from unchartered territories. So, can music venues still assume a role as springboards for the artists of tomorrow? And what is the added value of European collaboration in this context?
We'll address this question together with the representatives of Liveurope, an EU-funded platform gathering 20+ music venues across the continent to boost their programming of up-and-coming artists.
Elise Phamgia, Liveurope (BE)
Fernando Bittencourt Hersan, Liveurope (BE)
Paula Postolkova, Nová Cvernovka (SK)
Marcus Carbon, L'Aèronef (FR)
Micke Lindevall, Debaser (SE)
For Liveurope and Svensk Live members only.
Get a glimpse into the music that is bubbling under the radar right now in Sweden in this showcase featuring 15 promising Swedish artists of all genres and styles. More info.
Singer, songwriter and musician, Yaeger (German word for hunter) revolutionises the rules of pop as we know them in a fusion of energetic alt-pop, elements of skate culture and transatlantic R&B.
Dictator Ship is a four-person rock band with four vocalists. Their unique music has been described as raw and primitive rock ‘n’ roll, inspired by 1960s soul and doo-wop.
Artist, songwriter, and producer Mopiano brings a fresh and futuristic R&B take on the Swedish scene. The 26-year-old artist takes great inspiration from his Gambian roots and his uncle’s reggae works.
Flora Summers is one of the most exciting emerging alt-pop talents of 2023. The Swedish songwriter and producer just released her 3rd single, “Obsession”, which will be part of her first EP coming out in 2024.
Swedish band Xorsist is known among underground fans for their old-school approach to metal and for following Sweden’s death metal legacy and history. The young band just released their second album ‘At the Somber Steps to Serenity’ in October 2023.
Swedish producer Ljung has been training on the piano since he was 6 years old. In his works, EDM meets acoustic influences in a playful and creative performance. His collab song with Norwegian artist Eirik Naess “Wave” was listed on Norway’s most prominent radio stations in 2023.
Katmando is a blend of swanky indie and soul exotica, where exotica captures musical impressions from common travel spots to the mythical “Shangri-las” envisioned by armchair safari enthusiasts.
Singer, musician and songwriter Sara Menke is back after a four-year hiatus. Menke’s sound is often described as ethereal indie-folk with elements of poetry.
Alter ego of Clara Rudelius, de clair’s music is both soft and empowering. The artist’s works feature a minimalistic approach to indie/alternative and folk, allowing the artist’s vocal and lyrical talent to shine.
Indie rapper CK began making music in 2020 and has swiftly built a noteworthy catalogue. The artist prioritises lyrical depth, evident in his recent projects “Spittalicious” and “Omertà Over Clout”, uniquely blending early 2000s vibes with a compelling flow.
Starting in 2021 when the 5 members were still in high school, the Swedish band is thriving and bringing their music on tour across Europe.
Swedish neo-classical composer Teodor Wolgers has reached great success with his works, counting over 50 million streams on Spotify alone. His newly released album “Dialogues” features some of the most exciting artists in the neo-classical scene.
In Islam, Jahanam refers to a place of resort for the inordinate Iranian-Swedish artist. Jahanam is a do-it-all kind of woman, mixing funk, whip-smart, piercing lyrics, and dance-heavy productions.