Astrid Swan’s From Bed and Beyond and Kaukolampi’s 1 have been nominated for the Nordic Music Prize.
Nordic Music Prize is an annual award for the Best Nordic Album Of The Year. Inspired by the British & Irish Mercury Prize, the prize was introduced in 2010. It was initiated by the by:Larm conference in Norway, the most important conference and showcase event for the wider Nordic music industry.
Art pop singer-songwriter Astrid Swan's fifth album, From the Bed and Beyond (released by Soliti) is a a deeply personal and autobiographical work about her ongoing fight against breast cancer and the fear of dying young.
Timo Kaukolampi is a pivotal figure in the Finnish underground and electronic scene. Over the years he’s led bands such as kraut-electro group K-X-P and Op:l Bastards as well as written music for Norwegian pop singer Annie. 1 is Kaukolampi’s first solo album and it was released by Svart Records.
The Nordic jury, consisting of Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen (IS), Audun Vinger (NO), Ilkka Mattila (FI), Niklas Elmer (SE) and Ralf Christensen (DK) have thoroughly decided on their 12 favorite albums from the Nordic in 2017.
The winner will be selected by an international jury, consisting of Jeanette Lee (Rough Trade), Jude Rogers (The Guardian), Laurence Bell (Domino Records) and Stuart Maconie (BBC).
The winner will be announced March 1st, as a part of by:Larm.