Last weekend NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION attended the BY:LARM Music Festival in Oslo, Norway. The showcase festival and music conference was the second Norwegian festival we attended this year (after Trondheim Calling Festival). So again it was time to find out about the hottest new acts from Scandinavia. And one thing is for sure: BY:LARM introduced to a lot of amazing acts from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. There simply can be no doubt about the fact that these countries have amazing musical acts that you will surely hear a lot about in the near future. BY:Larm is the biggest and most important showcase event for Scandinavian music. Each year tons of music professionals from labels, publishers, booking agencies come to Oslo to find out about what’s going on in the Scandinavian music scene. Besides NBHAP of course other journalists, e.g. from The Line of Best Fit, VICE/Noisey, Under The Radar and many more. Of all the bands and artists we saw at BY:LARM we chose the best ones. So check out the Best of BY:LARM selection by NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION on the next pages.
Besides all the concerts and seminars, panels and keynote speeches, the best Scandinavian acts of 2013 was awarded with the Nordic Music Prize in Oslo. The winner is THE KNIFE with their latest album Shaking The Habitual. At the Nordic Music Prize award show last year’s winner, the Swedish folk duo FIRST AID KIT, played a couple of their songs. Check out their video Wolf below and enjoy the best acts of BY:LARM 2014 on the following pages (alphabetical order).