Stina Nordenstam – The World Is Saved

Delicately apocalyptic suite of Scandinavian avant chamber-jazz

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Despite the popularity of “Little Star”, her exquisite contribution to the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet in 1996, Nordenstam was never likely to follow Bj


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Revisiting the Sugarcubes debut album Life’s Too Good with Björk and Einar: “God is a bathtub!”

It is 1987 and the Sugarcubes’ extraordinary debut single, “Birthday” is galloping up the charts. As the band put the finishing touches to their breakthrough album Life’s Too Good, Melody Maker’s Chris Roberts learns the Icelandic art of creation, and inspiration from Björk, Einar and their cohorts