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A Bluffers' Guide to Scandipop (Twee)
Twee? What? Think an active interest in chunky knitwear and Facebook albums of lots of cute blonde hipster girls entitled 'We Are Having A Hootenanny!!'
Pardon? Sorry, this is very unhelpful. Right. Tweepop has its roots in Orange Juice, the Smiths and, more recently, Belle and Sebastian. In general: jangling guitars, whimsical lyrics and a heavy 60s influence.
So far, so standard. Why Scandinavian? Because, for whatever reason, those Nordics just do this style of singer-songwriter music so damn well.
What's good about it? It's absolutely adorable. And you can feel like a bit of a scenester by virtue of the fact that they're, like, Norwegian.
Sounds pretty edgy. Indeed.
Check out our selection of five bona fide bangers:
'I'd Rather Dance With You' - Kings of Convenience
'He Knows the Sun' - The Legends
'Big in Japan' - Britta Persson
'Heaven's on Fire' - Radio Dept.
'This Heart is a Stone' - Acid House Kings