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The five best Swedish songs of the month

The Local · 2 Sep 2014, 14:09

Published: 02 Sep 2014 14:09 GMT+02:00

Tove Lo – Not On Drugs

Tove Lo was our number one tip at the start of the year and it’s gratifying that her last single Habits/Stay High was a hit in ten countries including the UK and US. Not On Drugs might be even bigger….

Emil & Caroline – No Swag

Emil & Caroline hail from Gothenburg and have been working with Christian Waltz. This is their second single and it’s a slow-burning, well-upholstered slab of orchestral trip-hop goodness.

Katohjärta - 100 år

Umeå’s thriving pop scene throws up another delight with this winsome, tune-heavy paean to broken hearts and cheating boys.

Mapei – Believe

Along with Seinabo Sey and Nicole Pilgrim, Mapei is leading the new wave of Swedish R&B. This is lovely.

First Aid Kit – Master Pretender (acoustic)

One of the highlights of the sisters’ most recent album, Stay Gold, just got even prettier….

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