Happy New Year! A year that started
with the nomination to composer of
the year by
SKAP, and ends with the
finishing mixes of the coming album
that will be released 20.04.2018!
Lisa Fjellman and
Anna Lönn Franko.
EP: Live Sentences. 28.10.2016NEW ALBUM:
And The Street Light Leads To The
Sofia will release a new album, "And the Street Light Leads to the Sea",
This time recorded with
a band in Tambourine Studios in
Produced by Sofia Härdig, John
Essing and Damian Press. Mixed by
Damian Press in Berlin.
Look out for uppcoming single and
I am happy to announce that 2016
will include tours to Croatia,
Russia, Italy, Germany and some more
Also there will be a new release end
of April! And yet a another record
is on it's way that Sofia has been
working with parallel to this spring
release. An Exciting 2016 coming up!
Sofia Härdig will perform at
Supermarket Artfair 2016 in
Stockholm 23.-24. April.
Sofia will also play at
Live with Supersilent25. April.
And she is doing shows in
Croatia 13.-15. May 2016.
Today The new EP is being released! Also the album from 2013 is getting some attention!
"Great experimental rock from Sofia Härdig at the album 'The Norm Of The Locked Room"
Interview in A Tune For You!
After more than a decade in the
electronic sound world service is
Sofia Härdig now back with new
April, the EP comes...
'Efter ett drygt decennium i den
elektroniska ljudvärldens tjänst är
Sofia Härdig nu tillbaka med nytt
material. Den 29 april kommer
French Attention! STREETS Featured
RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou;
"Sonorously howling, strongðereal
More Australian attetion for
STREETS, featured in Music
SOFIA HÄRDIG releases ‘Streets’ –
Out 29:th April 2016 “Sofia Hardig
doing exciting things … beneath the
surface bubbles Sonic Youth ..
combine the blue-bottomed vocal
Very nice review from UK on the
"Hailed as “the rocktronica queen of
experimental music” in her native
Sweden… Now, ready to take the rest
of the world by storm, she has
shared her latest offering. Filled
with screeching guitars and
throbbing beats alongside the
stunning, raw vocals of Hardig,
‘Streets’ is a gritty, anthemic
creation which will suck you into
its intense energy. With shades of
Alison Mosshart, or Karen O, Hardig
has proved herself to be an
innovative artist worthy of her
royal title." Check out some of our
favourite new tracks from Brodka
Franky Flowers The Posies and Sofia
READ, HEAR & SEE MORE.
STREETS gets attention in purple
The multi-instrumental Sofia Härdig
is the latest example of another
world class Scandinavian export
that’s been dominating the music
scene for a while now.
Great review of new single STREETS
coming in from New York!
multi-instrumentalist Sofia Härdig
is part of a growing list of Swedish
artists, who have received both
regional and international
attention; in fact, in her native
Sweden, Härdig is considered “the
rocktronica queen of experimental
music.”… the EP’s first single
“Streets” possesses an urgent and
raw grittiness as slashing guitar
chords, squalls of feedback, a
throbbing bass line and propulsive
drumming are paired with anthemic
hooks and Härdig’s sultry vocals”.
NEW MUSIC: Sofia Härdig has released
the her new single which appears on
her forthcoming LP And The Street
Light Leads To The Sea.
Sofia has collaborated with the
likes of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon,
Pussy Galore’s Julia Crafitz on Free
Kitten, as well as Belle and
Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson.
Preview of new Single STREETS in The
national Student! With some very
"Brash and bold, Sofia Härdig has
unleashed her latest single
‘Streets’, a thunderous slice of
experimental rock... Hailing from
multi-instrumentalist clashes icy
strings with a kicking drum pattern
that runs consistently. Rawness
spews from her passionate vocals,
clear and uncaged they brood
emotion... Brewing a darkness below
its turbulence, the rocktronica
queens finds freedom in
experimenting and releases
aggression with wonderful freedom...
'Streets'is noisy and cold,
industrial and even brutal, but
spills soul from the heart.
Let love in."
My Spilt Milk 15. “Sitting
Still” - Sofia Härdig: Swedish
multi-instrumentalist Sofia Härdig
recalls early ‘80s post-punk with
this slightly frenetic, edgy rocker,
but you can hear a
Sonic Youth-influenced guitar haze
deepening the sound. Härdig has
worked with Kim Gordon
and is upfront about the debt the
song owes to SY, as well as The
Pixies and Le Tigre.
The album Sitting Still is due out
Great review in
The Wandering Lamb!!! "With
everything at 11 from the opening
second, Sitting Still is a punchy
offering of post punk, no wave
influenced energy that will make
it’s mark wherever it’s heard.
Sofia’s commanding vocal backed by
an angular, frenetic guitar sounds
and a tight as f*&# rhythm section
will hopefully be getting her some
serious attention in the blogisphere
Great review in Soundslide of new
News 24.02.2016 For
Mixes 22, multi-instrumentalist,
singer, composer and songwriter
Sofia Härdig has curated an
INCREDIBLE selection of punk,
‘Sitting Still’ is a peek through
the window of what's next to come.
READ MORE., noise, electronica and
more. The Swedish artist has
collaborated with the likes of Kim
Gordon of Sonic Youth and Pussy
Galore's Julia Crafitz. Härdig’s
music is experimental, racing,
unafraid and unapologetic. With a
two-part EP series landing titled
'The Street Light Leads To The Sea',
News 22.02.2016 Sitting Still song of the day at
More praise!!! 'Sitting Still' is a
blistering, wall of sound,
rock'n'roll, two and a half minute,
blow out. Guaranteed to remove the
most stubborn cobwebs, if you need a
wake up call that works, this is it.
More US attention!!!
News 19.02.2016 Great review of new single in Nooga!
”Her music is strident and infused with a natural punk attitude and riotous rhythmic sensibility. Her voice casts a bewildering spell as the music crashes down around you. Luxuriating in post-punk's roiling waters, she treads out further than many of her astringent peers and finds an entirely new noise out there in the deep… underneath the noise is a melody that just won't leave your head— her ability to pair the ragged sounds of her music with an unforgettable melodic precision is exactly what keeps her two steps ahead of anybody else who happens to be treading these waters….. You'll be covered in sweat and grime by the time the song ends, and you'll absolutely be anxious to do it all again immediately.”Nooga
“the rocktronica queen of experimental music” New Single feautred in Screaming Guitars
Great review of new sinlge in ColoRising!!‘Sitting Still’ by Sofiahardig is energetic and all-out magnificent! Härdig’s latest single ‘Sitting Still’ bursts at the seams with explosive, raw energy. Like a heavy blow to the chest, there is a sonic punch that lands with sheer force, built around raging guitars and thunderous drumming that is truly an exciting delivery."ColoRising
Great review of first single in Bucket Full Of Nails!
"A sharp knife inflicts no pain. A properly-honed edge enters and exits before one knows the damage is done. Like said metallic instrument, Sweden’s Sofia Härdig cuts deep on “Sitting Still.”BucketFullOfNails
Great review! "It underlines the strong power of her voice and the impetuosness of the sound"SonOfMarketing
Listed in Aural delight among Fascinating things. "Girls with guitars making lots of noise, more of if say I….Bobonscr
More UK attention! "Swedish songstress Sofia Härdig releases her impactful new single 'Sitting Still'. The multi-instrumental Sofia Härdig is the latest example of another world class Scandinavian export... "TurksAndUnderdog
The New single is hitting UK "Stylishly delivered with controlled fury and a sense of purpose, “Sitting Still” is breakneck, Punk Rock noir and the new single from Swedish experimental artist Sofia Härdig." TheAutumnRoses.Tumblr
US attention!!! "great sense of urgency in this new SOFIA HÄRDIG track" in It's a trap.
News November 2015
Sofia played with Lydia Lunch:Medusa's bed; Lydia Lunch,
Mia Zabelka on 17.11.2015
Sofia sung with Lydia as well
as perform a solo set.
News February 2015 Sofia
playing with Mia Zabelka and Audrey
Lauro. Mia is currently
collaborating with Lydia Lunch
as the project, medusas bed. So this
collaboration is very Exciting.
Audrey and sofia have
collaborated in the past and kicked
off like New Wave Punk! So look out
Sofia Härdig is shooting a video in
Berlin Januray 2015
with video maker Jean de Oliveira.
Impala Berlin. One hour
long interview with Sofia and 9
of her played. Some interesting
7pm and 11.01.2015
Sofia Härdig Rewarded
with The STIM
grant at a Cermony,
The STIM House
Sofia Härdig has gotten a RANK
funded tour in Sweden this autumn
with two Bristol musicians.
She is also touring England, Belgium
and Germany for a couple of shows
this autumn. Look out for news on
She is among other things playing
with John Tilbury from the legendary
English group AMM at Malmö Modern
Museum 30th October 2014.
Collaboration concert with Sofia
confirmed at Inkonst,
Malmö 4:th of
Last time this dynamic duo played to
gether it was for Sold out house at
Inspace Edinburgh. We are now happy to confirm
they will do an exclusive concert in
See Poster, PDF.
New fantastic review in
News 22.02.2013 Nice
Sofia Härdig Bio
in german byLaut.de
Big interview in Music Stage with
Sofia Härdig published today;
"A moment with Sofia Härdig"
News February 2013 Lovely
review in Laut.de
"The Norm Of The Locked Roomis a dark,
almost hypnotic album that takes you
into a world of its own."
News 15.02.2013 Great new review by
in Weistzeit! "One could try to make
associations to orther artist,
but let this stand as a product of
Sofia Härdig. This is so perfect!"
Playing at Göteborg International
Film Festival. This morning Sofia
was interviewed by a german radio
Coming up soon! Lot great reviews
and interviews and radiorotation
coming in from Germany. And today
Vibrations is broadcasting another
interview with Sofia plus my 45
minutes playlist of music. You can
to it online from their website.
Last night Sofia played 4 hours in
the performances "I sprickorna" and
playing the last Malmö show of the
performance today between 16 and 20 at
premiere I sprickorna at
Malmö! Tomorrow playing at the
opening party at
Göteborg International Film Festival
At 23:00 when Sofia
play the VIP party opens
also to the public! So all of you in
Gothenburg comy by! Its going to be
a party to remember!
and hypnotic ...unusual and great!"
on the work of the cracks
"Dance meets voice in test of
in Lie In The Sound De
"The Swede Sofia Härdig has succeded
with her new album The Norm Of The
it's downright delicious... Those
who are looking for something
exiting and different
can't be served by anyone better
then Sofia Härdig"
with Sofia by
Anna Wester in Djungeltrumman
"people try to explain what I am
doing, but I am only doing
the music I want to hear myself"
Big interview in ZERO by Johan
Norm Of The Locked Room get great
review in German Titel Magazine and
are reviewed next to Lydia Lunch
"…The result is as dark as hypnotic
and emotionally it belongs in the
Berlin of the 80s. Einstürzende
and Birthday Party, Krautrock
reverberation, malaria and Anne
Clark are in the air. A particular
love for the
dark and a big lust for
experimenting and still very good
CD:s are here! The Album was
released on vinyl only 5 dec. Now
the CD:s are here!
More good News
show about Sofia
was broadcasted again yesterday!
recorded and keep an eye out for it
and Wednesday 16.01.2013 RADIO EINS ONE HOUR SPECIAL
there is a special about
THE NORM OF THE LOCKED ROOM in
one of the best and most important
radio stations in Germany at 23:00.
Just follow the link to listen
Preview tip in Whiskey and Soda
The Norm is
being picked up and played by
07.01.2013 Release date
for the album The Norm Of The Locked
in Germany will be on Friday
News 03.01.2013 Interview in Radar Magazine out today! "I was a bit like a mad scientist!" Sofia Härdig describes
her work with her new album which was released on December 5. Electronica /
noise-singer who has been called Sweden's most well-preserved secret has for more
than a year cut, glued and pieced together an album that have met a very
Interview in Rockfoto
"Sofia Härdig has in just a few years carved out a niche
of her own in the
Swedish music landscape."
News 20.12.2012 Big praising review in Sound Of Music "Her best. When
is it time for this consummate, seeking musicians to be known as she
News 13.12.2012 • Hoffa Music Blog writes about the release party tomorrow
"definitely an album more should discover [...] it'll be a gallant evening!"
• Gothenburg nonstop interviewed Johnny
Essing about Sofia
News 11.12.2012 •
This Friday 14.12.2012
it is time for the Stockholm Release party!
a smaller line up SofiaHärdig and John
After the gig there will be crazy
dancing to Music Box the band/
Christian Gabel and Calle Olsson.
Nice review in City! They give Sofia
four plus even on their front page! "One of this years
most exiting releases" ://Mattias Grenholm,
CITY. Read PDF; Page
Sofia Live in Radio Uppland at 17:00-17:30 as "The Profile of
The Day". "Sofia Härdig
-rock star who works nine to
Interview with Sofia
in MalmöKanalen at 12:00. •
Review in City
Read PDF. •
Now we can reveal that Sofia is playing with her band at
Gothenburg International Film Festival
Opening ceremony After Party at Pustervik 25.01.2013. •
In relation to the
release The Norm Of The Locked Room tomorrow Wednesday
05.12.2012 The Music Magazine GAFFA asks Sofia to put together
a special playlist for them of some music she likes... Enjoy!
READ & LiSTEN. •
In addition to the
Magazine Gaffa, The paper City is also interested in Sofias
music taste and asked her for a special list. Published in todays City in relation to the album release
tomorrow [5.12.2012] So here comes another List!
Read PDF /
News 03.12.2012 •
with Sofia in MalmöKanalen at
12:00 Wednesday 05.12.2012. •
Tunigo writes about
the release of Sofia's new Album and the gig in Stockholm
READ MORE. •
Tip about the release of the album The Norm Of
The Locked Room in Music Magazine Filter.
News 23.11.2012 •
Article in Helsingborgs Dagblad News 17.11.2012 "Rock on
Order" about that Sofias performance will be sold as
a piece of art at Dunkers Kulturhus 30.11.2012. It will
come in a limited edition of 100 signed copies.
Orders can be made from
News 22.11.2012 •
Malmö will happen 07.12 19:00 at
Format. The band will
perform live and there will be a photo exibition, Flying Pigs and DJ:s Lot of friends
of the band will contribute with guest appearences special happenings and performances
during the night!
Located at Friisgatan 15 B, Malmö.
The album The Norm Of The Locked Room has been chosen the "best right now"
to Claes Olson in
Musikindustrin. It got good reviews too, Olson describes it
as "electronically processed rock" that is
"experimental and international". He describes it as dark
and chronologically references the album somewhere around
the Velvet Undergrounds' magical Black Angel's Death Song saying that it is "perfect for dark November nights."
Video Interview with Sofia done by Franziska Kuffer in
relation to her gig at
in Berlin 14.11.2012
The Music Magazine Gaffa is launching the release of the new
STREETS VIDEO VERSiON. Making it
The Video of
is done by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, one
of the men in the duo behind the film Sound Of Noise and the
legendary short film "Music for oneapartment
and six drummers". On this special video version of the song Streets,
Sofia is performing solo. Gaffa is giving it good reviews "very
hypnotic and compelling" Have a look!
The single will be released 19.11.2012.
Interview with Sofia broadcasted by Swedish
Program 2 Ström Wednesday
24.10.2012 at 21:30. Listen more!
Sofia will do a cooperation with
in Scotland in
October, as well as a tour in Germany in November.
Confirmed that the Album The Norm Of The Locked Room will be
in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Release date for the New Album The Norm Of The Locked Room
5:th of December 2012 on
Release of The Single and Video
The Norm. News
German Tour is being booked for October–November.
in Glasgow and Edinburgh to be confirmed in October.
Norberg Festival is being sold out and
Sofia listed among the Top Names
Sofia Listed together with Bill Drummond as
one of the Top 8 to see at
Sofia has a week of Recidency at EMS Stockholm
Composing new Material for a special Solo Performance at Norberg
Skånes Konst,Bragegatan17, Malmö,
Tuesday 3:rd of July
News 25.06.2012 Release of the second single with video "The
Girl In The Window"
from the forthcomming
album The Norm Of The Locked Room. Video concept and cutting Stefan
Sundlöf. Filmed by Kate Erhardhtin, Berlin. ViDEO:
News 04.06.2012 •
The Single Low And Slow from The Forthcoming album The Norm Of The Locked
Room gets brillant reviews;
Hardig delivers a Michelin starred recipe here on the basis that 'less
is more' and
if this starter dish is anything to go by, her forthcoming album is
going to be one of this
year’s great banquets of contemporary European music...
Low and slow is shockingly good." ://Steve Racket, Baltic Briefing
://Steve Racket, Baltic Briefing
NEWS LETTER •
feat Sofia Härdig; Per Buhl Acs, Jørgen Teller, Bruno Ferro
Tomas Ortved, Jørgen Teller & Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva
started a duo-co-lab autumn
2009 - and loads of great visionary nights
later it dawned and culminated in the
creation of a crazy mad-star-band
with the two danish veteraniosos Tomas Ortved
[Sort Sol, Alive With
Worms] and eternal mad punk-singer Per Buhl Acs [No Knox &
AntiCyklon] plus mr. Ron Schneiderman [Sunburned Hand of The Man].
Sofia Härdig has been called Sweden's best-kept secret. She has worked
musicians from The Hellacopters, bob hund, Free Kitten, Bordoms and
And Musicians from the free improv scene as Mats Gustavsson, Dror
Yoshimi and many more. She has been hailed as both an
and "the next girl in experimental music". She has
had double-page spreads
in international press, and the word is that
it's just a matter of time
before she will become a household name
amongst the rock aficionados.
In Denmark the press is already saying
that Sofia gives new hope
for the Swedish rock scene!
News 18.05.2012 •
Interview of Sofia as feautured artist and article in Metro.
News 10.05.2012 •
The single "Low And Slow" from the forthcoming album
The Norm Of
The Locked Room is feaured
and get good reviews in
Hoffas Music Blog;
Sofia is booked to perform a solo show at
Sofia Härdig will represent Fylkingen at their showcase at Minerlaven.
News 01.05.2012 •
Lots of new gigs booked check out in
The GIG section. Among them
and the new live band
is booked to perform together with the Legend R.
Stevie Moore in Malmö 03.07.2012 •
Currently working on new album featuring Musicians John Essing
[Bob Hund], Henrik Svensson [Doktor Cosmos],
Per Svensson [Freddie Wadling] and more...
RELEASES: Singles; May
+ June + July. Album; August 2012. •
has started working with
Sofia is invited as DJ at Inkonst Malmö at
the concert with
Kevin Drumm & Thomas Ankersmit.
The live band has gathered for their first rehearsal and it sounds great!
The very fine line up is Jörgen Teller, John Essing, Knut Finserud, Per Svensson and
The Piece GULP that Sofia
has done together with
the Artist Emma Gunnarsson has gain attention and good reviews. •
The Swedish Newspaper
thought that Emma's and Sofia's pieces
were the strongest at the Exibition "More Passion"
Dunkers Kulturhus. Also The
Newspaper "Sydsvenska Dagbladet" had nice things to say about their piece
"The appropriation is strong. In the obscure
halls hovers a match charged with pain and longing.
Sofia Härdigs voice and music belong together with Emma's video, in which skin, throat and
moisture mixes with the warm, sad song, and abstract
electronics. Together the belief of the
vulnerability, where the wound and opening are two sides of the same
feeling." SVENSKA: "Anslaget är starkt. I de dunkla salarna svävar en
stämma laddad av smärta och längtan. Sofia Härdigs röst och musik hör ihop
med Emma Gunnarssons video, där hinnor, svalg och fukt blandar sig
varma, sorgsna sången och abstrakt dunkande elektroniken. Tillsammans
gestaltar de passionens hudlösa utsatthet, där sår och öppning är två
sidor av samma känsla." ://Thomas Millroth,
18:00-22:00 opening of the exhibition More Passion at
Helsingborg. Sofia has done music for artfilm GULP by Emma Gunnarsson.
Sofia will also do a live performance piece at the opening.
US Premiere of the documentary "Stekta Sparvar"
by Anna Wessman and Nilsmagnus Sköld.
Swedish Radio P4 makes a live cast from
Det Magiska Trädet ://Sveriges Radio
04.08.2011 Article about
Det Magiska Trädet ://Sydsvenskan
30.06.2011 The English Baltic Briefing On Sofia Härdig.
Spring 2011 •
"Expect an explosion of inteligently crafted sounds from
Sweden's Sofia Härdig in the Summer. She's working on a new album - and the only thing we know is to expect the unexpected
from a musician whose artistic fire burns as deep as her orginality." Interview with Sofia in SKAP Magazin's spring Issue. The Magazine for Swedish Composers of Popular Music.
Week 19, 2011
Interview with Sofia in
Trelleborgs Allehanda"Sofia Härdig has with her dreamlike electronic rock won the hearts of the music press." ://E-pages.dk •
Sofia is asked to make beats and sounds for some tracks on Lotta
Wenglen's new album. A little instrumental piece called "Thanks".
Made out of Sofia's noises and beats got attention and good
reviews in Sonic Magazine and was compared to Kate Bush.
Sofia is asked to write poems for the Patti Smith Exibition in Västervik.
Her piece gets very well received.
And is exhibited in an own stand and
is in the news letter for the exhibition.
One hour special in
Erik Mikael Karlsson went to Berlin to interview Sofia. Meet Sofia
Swedish sound-artist, singer och musician with a background in both heavy
rock and improvised music. Sofia is just about to release her new album
"Dream" with her personal barb-wire electronica!
Listen to the program on the net:
The third single RENAMED from the album DREAM was
released. Listen here!
After the release of her last
album "The Need to Destroy" Sofia
sets of to Berlin to work on her next album "Dream".
There she created her own unique soundlandscapes isolated in her studio
and during her nightly excursions through the city.
It's hot, tight and
intensive, raw music from one of Swedens best voices. Sofia Härdig's
fullenghts album "Dream" is a shimmering
pearl full of stories and
impressions. Naked and near, intensive- the beautiful and fragile is
crushed against the hard and the raw. "Dream" stretches over cool,
sharp, sexy electronica, heavy beats and daring soundlandscapes.
Sofia was rewarded with by the Swedish artcouncil for her album
Dream with a working grant.
Radio interview and live gig
"Pluto is guested by the electronica queen Sofia Härdig who will preform a couple of songs live in the
studio. Her new album dream is cool sharp electronica with heavy
beats an daring soundlandscapes."://Pluto.
://P2 Monitor 9-10 pm Wednesday.
WHAT IT WAS From the upcoming album Dream WHAT IT WAS is the first
single from Sofia Härdig's upcoming, fourth album Dream. After she
dedicated herself increasingly to synthesizers, programming and strange
sounds on her last album The Need to Destroy , Sofia continues, on the
follower, even more precisely with harder, electronical, industrial noise.
What It Was is a combination of facinating and captivating sound landscapes
and catches the listener with Sofia's distinctive, thrilling and unique voice.
On the single are as well two other jewels from the upcoming longplayer,
Renamed and Million Years. The single is featured in
Kalejdoskop ://Swedish Radio P2.
Sofia has finished working on her comming album and watch out on this side
for news about it. The New album was written recorded and perfomed by Sofia
in Berlin. It is an astonishing album. A shimmering pearl, beautiful and raw. Sofia has been rewarded with the STIM grant for her album The Need To Destroy.