Trans-European Indie Express

#Stop 18: Slovenia

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express!

Driving through down south again through the known musical landscapes of Germany and Austria, we are stopping in Slovenia for this episode. Although the former country of Yugoslavia, that Slovenia was apart of, has long been broken up, the Slovenian music scene is still influenced by the Yugoslavian sounds. We explore these sounds by looking at artists that have been shaping the scene for over 10 years but also Newcomers who are bringing new elements into the scene. From electro-pop, rock, grunge to blues – the songs in this episode cover a variety of genres. The die-hard ESC fans might even recognize a song!

All of our favourite songs of this journey are featured in our curated playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1f8jrKn7dXB570D2KN4EFh?si=d6da4ebd71ec...

Tune in this Saturday at 4pm on K103! Can't make it? Jump on board at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Back on Track! Stop 17: Spain

This autumn the Trans-European Indie Express has left the station again!

We're driving through Barcelona and Madrid, exploring the Spanish music scene. This episode will show you that Spain has much more to offer than catchy summer beats. Many of the young artists you will hear started their music career in lockdown with social media as the only reference to their success. From personal lyrics recorded in the intimate and sheltered space of their bedroom to a full stage for the first time. We will discuss the changes and challenges they are facing. Make yourself some tasty tapas and discover Spanish bedroom pop with us!

All of our favourite songs of this journey are featured in our curated playlist: https://spoti.fi/3lQgbkO

Tune in this Saturday at 4pm on K103! Can't make it? Jump on board at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Out of service: The Trans-European Indie Express stops operating!

After travelling through 15 countries throughout Europe, the interrailing experience is over – well, almost over. For the last episode, the three hosts of the Trans-European Indie Express, Iris, Siri and Anna are taking a trip down memory lane. We will present our highlights and most beloved artists of this trip. Are there any lessons learned? Definitely! Even if the Trans-European Indie Express is not operating anymore, we will not stop investigating the musical landscape of different countries and keep digging for the weirdest genres out there.

All of our favourite songs of this journey are featured in our curated playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/68Yom1NVVzvzpEmS7QudCG?si=5fa7942abcf0...

Tune in this Saturday at 4pm on K103! Can't make it? Jump on board at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Stop #15: Sweden

The Trans-European Indie Express comes to a halt in its home country, Sweden!

After a very interesting interrailing experience through the alternative landscape of European music, it’s time to dig into the depths of the Swedish music scene. Siri, the native Swede, and Anna, the German, look back at the influences that shaped the modern Swedish alternative sound. And what would Sweden be without their famous pop music? Obviously, the bull in the china shop has to be discussed but no worries, the train is not stopping at this genre for too long and will also take you through some poetry excursions.

All songs featured in the episode, plus many more that we couldn't fit into the hour, are available in our curated playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/55jtaIQnzsjTTeWiI2O5rF?si=89e2a05c9a06...

The train arrives this Saturday at 4pm in its hometown K103! Can't make it? Jump on board at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Stop #14: The Netherlands

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express! For this week's ride, Iris takes the wheel and steers us straight to her home country, The Netherlands! Now that the infamous Dutch club scene is shut, we take the opportunity to explore the lesser-known sounds of the nation. We also talk to WIES about choosing to sing in Dutch within a very English influenced scene.

All songs featured in the episode, plus many more that we couldn't fit into the hour, are available in our curated playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7FFK0DWDEzXLAiRHuBZfKt?si=6777c3983453...

The train to The Netherlands departs this Saturday at 4pm from platform K103! Can't make it? Jump on board at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Stop #13: Italy

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express!

Wipe the Margherita grease off your fingers and put down your fettuccini-laced fork - for this one-hour trip to Italy, we stay clear of tourist traps and roam every back street piazza to find Italy's alternative sounds! From spaghetti soundtracks to Milano sushi, we've loaded up a full buffet of sonic cuisine.

All the songs featured in this episode, plus many more artists that couldn't fit into the episode, are available in our curated Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3kcD2RFB8j7FdMC09ZuglB?si=c18386572cbe...

The train to Italy departs at 4pm on Saturday from platform K103. Can't make it? Jump on board at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Stop #12: Germany

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express!

Spark your wanderlust and get ready to test your geography skills as we steer clear of the techno mecca Berlin and opt for a wild ride through Germany's lesser-known cities! In this episode, Siri gets to tour Germany for the sixth (!) time as Anna, our special guest Yvonne and the band Cinema Nova talk about political activism in the German music scene and give us an insight into some oddly specific but beatific German words like Marmeladenglasmoment.

All music featured in the show, plus many other artists that we couldn't fit into the hour, is available in our curated Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7q64aiC61becbXkIUHzjbq?si=xyMOFLXTSyGw...

The train to Germany departs at 4pm this Saturday from platform K103. Can't make it? Jump on board at any time on our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Stop #11: Croatia

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express!

For this week's music interrailing experiment, regular host Iris sits back and leaves the steering and wheeling to our Croatian special guests Petar and Lana, who will take us through a wild ride across Croatia's dynamic musical landscape! Together we discuss the hodgepodge of languages that boiled down to form Croatian, as well as the influential role of Serbian music. To summon the spirits of Spring to a particularly windy Gothenburg, we also sneak in a bit of reggae.

The train to Croatia departures this Saturday at 4pm from platform K103! Can't make it? Jump on board at any time on Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

All music featured in this episode, plus much more that didn't make it into the episode, can be found in our curated Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0IyBCw3banBz5s6CQJGe1t?si=MFXBiTK9Sgu6...

Stop #10: Iceland

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express for a special trip to Iceland!

In the 10th episode, we hop on the ferry to Iceland to explore what the alternative scene of our nordic island neighbours hast to offer! Artists like Björk, Daði Freyr or Of Monsters and Men are famous for shaping the icelandic indie scene. The show hosts Iris and Anna will give a glimpse behind the curtain and reveal the hidden gems you need to add to your playlist!

All songs featured in the episode, plus the ones that we couldn't squeeze into the hour, is available in our curated playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4gtvkNvwalYEeYFctjDG2s?si=g8CvLB38TQCe...

The ferry to Iceland departs this Saturday at 4pm from platform K103. Can't make it? Jump on board at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Stop #9: Austria

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express, grab a Wiener Schnitzel from the bistro, and let's head to Vienna!

Vienna is home to an integrated web of small artists collaborating to push the Austrian alternative music scene forward. Together with Austrian journalist Miriam Kandel, we take a virtual stroll around Vienna's bar streets and tune in to the local sounds of anti-populist rock, sweet melodic pop, and progressive hiphop.

All songs featured in the episode, plus the ones that we couldn't squeeze into the hour, is available in our curated playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1sDeAfJidJDy2eZTadvebr?si=XM5ILZM8Q4q0...

The train to Austria departures this Saturday at 4pm from platform K103. Can't make it? Jump on board at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express! This show was created as Europe went into its second covid lockdown in the fall of 2020, leaving small, local bands without gigs and festivals - and leaving us without the possibility to travel. Therefore, we will attempt to travel through Europe as digital music tourists, exploring different countries by tuning in to their local, independent music scene and discover artists that are largely unknown outside of their home countries.

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