In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Like Swimming splashes through Stockholm, Sweden.

Stockholm 2013…
I remember the feeling that the city belonged to us. The self confident first steps we took as youngsters with guitars in our hands and drumsticks sticking out of back pockets… Those days are gone. REALLY GONE! The Stockholm scene is fierce, competitive and serious in every inch of the city´s bars and venues. If you´re gonna be someone, you might as well be the best while you´re at it. However, it might just be the envy talking cause Stockholm is providing some seriously good music that usually doesn´t stay in Stockholm for long. Acts like Robyn, Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Niki And The Dove, Icona Pop, Little Dragon, Shout Out Louds, First Aid Kit, Little Majorette, etc. are playing all parts of the world, then leaving a huge hole to fill in Stockholm. All we need now are more venues to play in and longer summer nights to do so on! And of course a synthesizer and laptop instead of that old guitar we carried…
 

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