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Nordic Music Prize shortlists The Knife, Iceage, Rhye and Múm

By | Published on Friday 31 January 2014

Nordic Music Prize

‘Shaking The Habitual’ by Sweden’s The Knife, ‘You’re Nothing’ by Danish band Iceage, Icelandic group Múm’s ‘Smilewound’ and Norwegian singer Jenny Hval’s ‘Innocence Is Kinky’ are five of the twleve finalists shortlisted for 2014’s Nordic Music Prize, the Mercury-style ‘album of 2013’ award for Nordic nationals only. Though based in LA, ‘sensual R&B’ pairing Rhye’s ‘Woman’ also qualifies since it has original Dane Robin Hannibal on side.

Won in the past by Jónsi, Goran Kajfeš, and First Aid Kit, the prize is given under industry jurisdiction, by an international round-table of journalists and label execs. It’ll be awarded to one of the following artists, for one of the following LPs, as part of by:Larm festival, on 1 Mar.

Atlanter – Vidde
Death Hawks – Death Hawks
Hjaltalín – Enter 4
Iceage – You’re Nothing
Jenny Hval – Innocence Is Kinky
Jenny Wilson – Demand The Impossible
Minä Ja Ville Ahonen – Mia
Mona & Maria – My Sun
Múm – Smilewound
Rhye – Woman
Synd Og Skam – Lad Mig Falde Ind Til Dig/Center
The Knife – Shaking The Habitual