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Rebecca and Fiona - Jane Doe

Newest export from Sweden would be these lovely girls. I couldn’t remember at first where I had seen them before, then I recalled them opening for Robyn when I saw her live in London last year at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Epic DJ set, followed by the amazing Robyn herself. Really excited that I actually saw these girls live, and now they seem to be doing really well (on the blogosphere that is). Check out the track, it’s quintessential Scandipop. When can I move to Stockholm again?

I won’t change and I won’t adapt. I won’t be standing in Allsång På Skansen in a costume just because Måns does, ha ha ha! I’ll be myself and I’ll dress how I dress and I’ll look how I look and I’ll say what I say. I’ve always been like that, I’ve grown up like that. It’s from my Father I think!
—  Eric Saade (interview from Scandipop.co.uk )
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Eric Saade - Coming Home (Video)

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Icona Pop - Manners

Such an amazing song I don’t know where to start. How about the slinky lyric delivery in the first verse? Or the undeniably catchy chorus? The overlaying textures make it almost sound like a children’s choir singing. These two girls are (also) the next big thing to come out of Sweden. Remember when when it was all about the Swedish duo boy bands? Sound of Arrows, The Similou, LCTRISC? Well I’m guessing the ladies are taking the step up and showing what they’ve got, and I gotta tell ya, I love it. At the moment they’re on Popjustice’s Chart Almighty at a comfortable Number 1. Let’s see what else they’ve got to offer in 2012!

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We love strings in pop, so Agnes’ Don’t Go Breaking My Heart was already quite the treat.. but hearing the last minute of this live performance, we might have just exploded with joy!

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This is a really good example of perfect pop. Brought to you by Donkeyboy from Norway, their song City Boy shot to the the top of the Norwegian charts and with good reason. It is soulful and electronically and aurally beautiful. It is upbeat and makes my heart kind of sing. They have calibre for this thing. Their ‘Ambitions’, which was later covered by Joe McElderry and nominated for a PopJustice 20 Quid Prize, is as beautiful. The video is fun too. 

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Agnes Carlsson - Release Me

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Isak Danielson - Long Live This Love

I really can’t get over this song.