Ida Maria’s Katla and Håkan Hellström’s 2 Steg Från Paradise

Norwegian badass chanteuse Ida Maria presents her sophomore album “Katla”! Recorded in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Summer of 2010, and produced by Butch Walker (Pink, Weezer, Hot Hot Heat), this is exactly how a bona fide end of the decade rock album should sound; dirty and chaotic, warm and catchy at the same time. “Katla” is released exclusively for Norway in November 2010, but will be launched internationally by Mercury Records in 2011. Also check out Ida Marias playlist here: RAD GALS by Ida Maria

Håkan Hellström is one of our favourite Swedish artists and has been so for the last decade or so. In fact, his new album “2 Steg Från Paradise” was released exactly ten years after his debut album “Känn Ingen Sorg For Mig Göteborg” was released and started the frenzy. Håkan has continually put out great albums over the years so it’s no surprise to us that “2 Steg Från Paradise” has received rave reviews and even been hailed by some critics as his best work to date. Now, the album is finally available on Spotify so you can hear for yourself! Håkan also made a video for one the singles, “River En Vacker Dröm”.