Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

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Thank Frida it’s Friday.

That can only mean one thing: it’s time for another music competition to get you through the weekend.

This week I want to know: What’s your favourite song by a Scandinavian artist?

Here’s mine.

Reply below to be in with a chance of winning a prized €20 voucher redeemable at Currys PC World.

The winner will be chosen by my laptop repair man.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close Saturday 11am.

Nick says: Good luck!

Earlier: Last week’s winner

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101 thoughts on “Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

    1. Micko

      Great piece of music – my missus is a big fan.

      Initially I was scratching my head to think of Scandinavian artists – but then once I thought about I realised how many bloody great ones there are that I listen to all the time.

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    2. Gorugeen

      Spot on. One of favourites. I discovered Fever Ray through The Following soundtrack. Incredible talent and she’s bonkers (in a nice way)too.

      Reply
  1. Slightly Bemused

    So, Nick,when do you do the final couuntdown on this competition? :-)

    Sorry, had to be done, showing my age again

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  2. Harry Warren

    I nominate the haunting song that was used as the theme tune for the best Nordic noir TV series, the Swedish / Svensk version of Wallander, It breathes that dark part of Swedish society, cold, lonely, sad, perfect for Krister Henriksson interpretation of Wallander
    “Quiet Night” by Anna Ternheim
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XanI8Gy8TA

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  3. Rosette of Sirius

    I’m going to be cheeky and present two awesome Scandi artists this week. One you’ll know and the other perhaps not

    Ásgeir is Iclandic and his first album ‘In The Silence’ a few years ago was a truly astonishing debut in my opinion. The track Torrent is my favourite from the album and deserves a bit of volume to truly appreciate it.

    I hope you enjoy this!

    https://youtu.be/gZd-L1-Hi-4

    Now, indulge me a moment. You all remember José González and his song Heartbeats – the Sony bouncing ball song.

    Well he’s also is part of a band called Junip along with fellow Swede Tobias Winterkorn and released a couple of albums about 10 or so years ago. The 2013 eponymously names album Junip has a track called Walking Lightly and I love it.

    https://youtu.be/GxC4f3G8iRw

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    1. millie bobby brownie

      God I love Bill Callahan. Spotify recommended him to me last year and I fell in love with his music. Amazing voice.

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          1. eamonn

            Otis,
            Never knew that was a cover, something new everyday – thanks.
            Never knew of bill callahajn, more to explore – happy days indeed

  4. millie bobby brownie

    Slipping Through My Fingers – ABBA
    https://youtu.be/sDL1LRcrmKI

    I have a special place in my heart for this song. My own little lady is growing up much too quickly for my tastes and this beautiful, bittersweet song always makes me stop and appreciate every small moment with her, every funny little quirk, and appreciate how lucky I am to have a child like her.

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    1. Slightly Bemused

      I agree. It is one of my favourites as well, and I was thinking of it only today (12th) as it is my daughter’s birthday. Thank you for the reminder.
      If your little one is anything like mine, I think some of those quirks are genetic. I sadly missed most of her growing up because of, well, reasons and being on another continent did not help. But I remember once going to visit her, and I did something, and my ex-mother-in-law said in a suitably horrified voice “So that’s here she gets it from!”
      When you look at your little one and her quirks, see yourself reflected there :-)

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  5. Clampers Outside

    It’s Down In The Basement by Viagra Boys that gets my nomination. Stockholm’s finest satirical punk band (that I know of). A brilliantly energetic and fun band to see live.
    From the solid grinding guitar riffs to the horns on this track, and the lyrics bursting with humour ( the delivery of the line “I’m not like those other guys” always makes me laugh ) and all with lead vocalist Sebastian Murphy’s theatrical fervour.
    It’ll have you jumping around the room like a teenager.

    https://youtu.be/9QPn6U3B9nQ

    … A few lyrics… :)

    And now you’re down in the basement
    All dressed up in latex
    One red light bulb hanging from the ceiling
    And a live goat standing on a small chair in the middle of the room
    Now how you gonna explain that, man?

    Your secret is out
    You’ve been living a lie
    How you explain your nasty sex to your wife?

    How you gonna explain that, man?
    Now what you gonna do when you come home?
    And you crawl up to the bedside with tears in your eyes
    Say “Babe, take me back. I’m fine, I’m not like that
    I’m not a- I’m not like those other guys
    I was- I was just trying something new”
    Ah! Hahahahaha!

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  6. Andy Pipkin

    One more shot! One for the hovering me thinks!.

    From their classic album Melody AM, this song had vocals from Kings of Convenience member Erlend Øye.

    The song’s excellent animated music video features a creature resembling a boy in a bear suit, and the story of the creature being tracked and captured, before being caged in a zoo, hoping for escape.

    https://youtu.be/B4px0qQrG5E

    Enjoy!

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  7. bertie blenkinsop

    I used to like A-ha even when I was worshipping The Smiths
    Music is a lot categorised and tribal now I think, probably since Spotify and the fact that you’ve access too everything without committing to a genre

    A-ha
    Manhattan Skyline

    https://youtu.be/WY2r28M1TrY

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