The Vikings once raided and traded across a vast area from Scandinavia, conquering most of Europe in the process. It must be something in the blood, because an inescapable wave is sweeping across the North sea to take over once again.
Earlier this month, we spent an enchanting week in Oslo at Oya Festival. Expecting our highlights to be a smattering of hits from the likes of Beck, Chic and Florence + The Machine, we were in left with mouths aghasp at the sheer bredth and class of local talent bursting out of Norway these days.
From punk and metal to dance, pop, hip-hop and the utterly indescribable, here are 16 Norwgian acts that you need in your life at once.
Issue Four of the Gigwise Print magazine is on pre-order now! Order here.