Some of our favourite Scandinavian bands are coming to the UK in the next couple of weeks and we thought you better know about them.
First, the most mainstream, Robyn will play her first live dates since everyone woke up and realised she was actually amazing, at The Scala on Thursday. The gig is unsurprisingly sold out but there are tickets currently knocking about for face value on Scarlet Mist.
The weekend is filled with dates from three Swedish teenagers known as Those Dancing Days. We thought they were a bit rubbish at first, but are hastily taking it all back after the hammering of their self titled single on 6music has driven it's funfair sounds right into our head. They play Bosh! at The Old Blue Last on Friday alongside London boys The Modelz. Saturday they headline Water Rats, and on Monday you can catch them supporting the mighty Peter Bjorn and John at The Forum.
Denmark represents with the happiest pop group we have ever seen, Alphabeat playing Water Rats on Wed 7 November. Trust us here - if you don't like pop music they will make your head explode. But if you do you're in for an almighty treat. Garage rockers The Raveonettes return, despite being dropped from their major label deal, to play Kings College on 13 November. Tickets are £11 here.
And finally despite it being our least favourite venue in London (lovely space, horrible punters no matter WHO is playing), Hoxton Bar & Grill seem to have an amazing booker at the moment. On Monday 12 November, Tack! Tack! Tack! take over putting on another rare UK appearance from Swedish indie-pop girl Marit Bergman supported by . Tickets are only £6 here. And then at the start of December, the folky Oh Laura play on the 3rd (tickets, here.)
If you can't make any of them, then just go to Wetherspoons and join us in doing a very loud WTF? at the realisation that the 'Spoons have suddenly started stocking a large range of Swedish ciders. Who are we to argue? N'yom.