London’s premier Nordic club night returned for its first event last week at London's Lexington with a strong opening line-up featuring three bright new talents from from Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
Icelandic singer/songwriter Axel Flóvent kicked things off with a melancholy troubadour sound recalling the likes of Damien Rice and Justin Vernon but with added melancholy. Four piece The Fjords hail from Norway (well, technically one of them is Faroese) and are based in Trondheim. They brought an innovatively mournful take on synth pop to The Lexington and showed the crowd why they're one of the hottest things in Norway right now.
Danish outfit CHINAH (pictured above) closed the evening. The trio dropped their debut single back in July and delivered a sensual, vocal-led electronic-RNB experience unlike anything we've heard before at Ja Ja Ja.