Trans-European Indie Express

Stop #8: United Kingdom

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express!

This week’s stop is The United Kingdom! The self-isolating Brexit island has much more to offer than the Artic monkeys, Oasis or Two Door Cinema Club – and we will guide you through the well-kept secrets of the British alternative scene.

For this episode, we have a very special guest with us: Brodie Rake, who will talk about the crisis of declining music venues in London. If you want to follow his work and discover more uprising stars in the universe of British independent music, make sure to follow @Wrld.bldr.ltd and @slowdancerecords on Instagram!

All of the songs featured in the episode, plus many more, are available in our curated Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/69JEu4pSs6vOzadfkmbpCX?si=3KM9T9WeRk-U...

The Trans-European Indie Express departures Saturdays at 16:00 from platform K103. Can’t make it? Join us at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Stop #7: Slovakia

For the seventh stop in our online interrailing experiment, we make our way through the snowy mountains and cross the heart of Europe, Slovakia. Joined by Design student Dana, we dive into the meaning of Slovakian lyrics and the reason for its big Czech fanbase. We recommend to have a look at their music video’s; with backgrounds in arts, design and architecture, this episode’s artists put an important focus on the visual aspects of music.

All of the songs featured in the episode, plus many more, are available in our curated Spotify playlist: https://spoti.fi/2ZdehhG

The Trans-European Indie Express departures Saturdays at 16:00 from platform K103. Can’t make it? Join us at any time via our Mixcloud: https://bit.ly/2Z7aKBM

Stop #6: Finland

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express! For the sixth stop in our online inter-railing experiment, we leap across the Baltic Sea to neighbouring Finland.

With most artists choosing to sing in Finnish rather than English and live in small towns rather than the capital, Finland’s independent sound has remained defiantly local in the global music industry. Join us as we explore the symbolic importance of the Finnish language and delve into hyper indie-pop, gritty rock, and everything in between.

All of the songs featured in the episode, plus many more, are available in our curated Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0TeSTjCkgeYoQE3LuZsbBY?si=tn6OwQ8XQSCs...

The train to Finland departures on this Saturday at 16:00 from platform K103. Can’t make it? Join us at any time via our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/playlists/trans-european-indie-express/

Stop #5: Portugal

In a desperate attempt to escape the gloomy Swedish winter, this train is heading straight to Portugal!

By blending modern indie rock with influences from traditional Portuguese fado and African music genres like kudoro, Portugal is currently home to some of the most experimental sounds in Europe. Get to know some of the Portuguese indie jewels and learn about the history behind Lisbon's alternative music scene in today’s episode.

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/6Xg8N5uBDkIjVuWJWC4UZV?si=bR4st0DzSB28...

The train to Portugal departures this Saturday at 4pm, 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 #4: Latvia

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express!

The fourth stop and the first one in the new year of 2021 is Latvia. While the country is well-known for its enchanted forests, long beaches and old, medieval towns, Latvian musicians are rather undiscovered yet. With influences from neighbouring country Russia but also lots of western music, Latvian indie music has found its own unique sound.

All music featured in the show, plus many other artists that we couldn't fit into the hour, is available in our Spotifyplaylist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0wGokpAoORXSqq5G3TvERa?si=XDOD3qJKRzGj...

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

Stop #3: Greece

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express!

Our third stop is Greece, commonly referred to (by over-enthusiastic high school teachers trying to breathe life into a class of bored, pre-pubescent students) as the cradle of Western civilization. Being the birthplace of Western philosophy, literature, drama and the Olympic Games, it is a country whose cultural export has entertained us for centuries. But when it comes to the international indie scene, Greek artists are still fairly unknown outside of their country.

To find out what the sirens are singing these days, we invited a Greek local, journalist and fellow coursemate Konstantina Maltepioti, to virtually guide us through the Greek indie scene.

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/35X19TFEWR9rTyBHiuRr4s?si=NiDm7QG_Qp67...

The train to Greece departures this Saturday at 4pm, from platform K103! Can’t make it? Jump on board at any time on our Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/K103/trans-european-indie-express-3-greece/

Stop #2: France

All aboard the Trans-European Indie Express!

The second stop on our great music interrailing adventure is France, a country that can pride itself on having birthed some of the strongest names in the global music industry over the past decades. But this is not a show for them, but for the small, local powerhouses of indie music that push the scene forward. Instead of blasting M83 and La Femme, we shy away from the spotlight and flip every cobblestone, cigarette and baguette in search of that special je ne sais quoi kind of sound.

In the train carriage with us is also French jazz enthusiast Nessim Kleiche from the K103 show Jazz Your Mind Up, and French guitar-pop band Marble Arch.

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/3Hjm95iy6h6HuqV746S92t?si=YfUnh162Sjuq...

Stop #1: Poland

All aboard the brand new Trans-European Indie Express service, your music interrailing experience! As the pandemic has put travels to a halt, we will attempt to explore Europe by other means.

The first stop is Poland! Let us guide you through the sound of the home country of Chopin and pierogi.

From punk rock to techno, shoegaze and indie pop - we cover the whole range of music that Poland’s alternative music scene has to offer. Make sure to tune in this Saturday at 4pm!

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/3xSZ593BO7vduyps9hc1CV?si=JhhjrHo5T2y4...

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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Anna Niere, Siri Christiansen och Iris Brinkman.

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