Clips from 2016
"There is no other way to describe Swedish artist Sofia Härdig
than as a future rock goddess."
"Sofia Härdig is almost definitely the best thing to come out of
Sweden since the country’s sporting hero, Zlatan Ibrahimović.
One for the future…"
"Swedish Rock Sensation Sofia Härdig returns with Anthemic,
Power Chord based, new Single"
://The Joy of Violent Movement
"Härdig is on track to be new queen of alt-rock."
"The rocktronica queen… Hardig has proved herself to be an
innovative artist worthy of her royal title…"
"Swedish firebrand of a musician; ...electrifying power of
modern electronic rock and roll, and marvel at the way that
mysterious thing called EDGE still exists, at least in whatever
studio this woman works in… She’s a truly important, powerful
sonic auteur who is slowly building a peerless recording
catalogue that deserves the full attention of rock fans around
"Sofia Härdig is definitely one of our fave rockers whose music
reflects everything absolutely great about rock…period."
"If you only listen to one song tonight, make it "Low and Slow"
by Sofia Härdig"
Is That Song [UK]
"All friends of talented, swedish electronic/Indie got something
to look forward too"
"Sweden’s best-kept secret"
"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."
"Singer, musician and composer Sofia Härdig is considered to be
one of the leading acts coming out of Sweden with a sound
organic and raw, explosively bursting out the seams with energy.
…In a sense the Swedish artist reflects the very ideal of what a
true rock star looks, feels and sounds like. Whilst her native
country has maintained a tradition of pumping out pop acts,
Härdig’s music is experimental, racing, unafraid and
unapologetic. Her visuals are performance art, something that
was a staple in New York’s East Village punk and new wave scene
or West Berlin in the 70s and 80s. With a two-part EP series
landing titled The Street Light Leads To The Sea, Sofia Härdig’s
power-blazing single ‘Sitting Still’ is a window of what’s to
come, and it’s about to come with an impacting force."
"Swedish native Sofia Härdig delivers a spiky piece of perfect
slacker pop with new track "Streets"…These days it can seem as
though everything we do is being controlled in some way. This is
why it’s so refreshing when someone comes along and truly
embraces the concept of freedom, especially when this approach
results in subversive alt-pop gems… The track delivers a
confident Pavement swagger with plenty of attitude…"Streets" is
as accomplished as it is invigorating… Embracing freedom can
lead to some amazing things."
"Great video - superb song! ...It's one powerful, emotive and
intense piece, instant play again for me."
Sofia Härdig is yet another brilliant export from the flock of
Scandinavian gems… She has been described as "An electronic
Queen", and despite not knowing the source of the reference, it
is rather appropriate. …She has claimed to "find beauty in flaws
and that which is not perfect", and she does that perfectly,
ironically. ‘Streets’ is brutal and gentle, somber and
uplifting, distorted and clear. It’s a powerful electro-rock
tonic, but damn addictive. I love it, and if Sonic Youth, the
Pixies are your cup of tea, then join me in reveling in it too."
"With everything at 11 from the opening second, Sitting Still is
a punchy offering of post punk, no wave influenced energy that
will make its 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 blogosphere pretty soon."
://The Wandering Lamb
"‘Sitting Still’ by Sofia Hardig is energetic and all-out
" the star of this track is Härdig's vocal performance. There
are moments when she submits herself to subdued, intimate
phrases; gentle confessions like "To the day, we are..." And
then in others she hollows out long pained notes that reach deep
into her gut to pull out honest emotion. And the opening riffs
of the guitar are like the garnish to this plate she serves
scorching hot… Sofia Härdig is yet another brilliant export from
the flock of Scandinavian gems."
"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."
"A dim, dynamic and hypnotically intensifying tonal vortex"
- Radio Kaos Caribou [FR]
"The rocktronica queens finds freedom in experimenting and
releases aggression with wonderful freedom."
"Wow… amazing… Have a listen to the power and fury of Sofia
Härdig, from Sweden."
://The Boston Survival Guide
STREETS listed in Fascinating things,
"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
://Bucket full of nails
"The compaction of electronics and instrumentation impact like
an industrial press gone wild and the frenetic panicky pace is
enhanced by an unstoppable vocal and percussion which spin
around the head in menacing tones. Those of longer stay with
Sofia Härdig will recall The Demotapes Album released in 2005
and this song being then named I’m Sitting Still. A comparison
of the original version to the current track is a decent
indication of the journey travelled. I enjoy both for very
different reasons and am looking forward to the release of And
The Street Light Leads To The Sea."
"Starting as if you were at the edge of the eye of a hurricane,
your immediate reaction is blind and severe panic, unlike Sofia
Härdig. Instead, she wails with a full sense of control of the
situation surrounding, her voice full of power as the kind of
surf tinged cyclone continues onwards. It’s obvious that the
Scandinavian songwriter finds joy in the bleaker things in
music, such as Nick Cave or 1994 Nine Inch Nails, but it takes
true skill to translate these influences while simultaneously
making them your own."
Sound Melbourne [AU]
"'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 wakeup call that works, this is it."
"Girls with guitars
making lots of noise, more of if say I…." Sitting Still Listed
in Fascinating things¨
"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
://My Split Milk
Sofia Härdig has rightfully been compared to Sonic Youth’s Kim
Gordon for her edgy indie-rock sound, but on her new single
"Sitting Still" she heads in a slightly different direction.
While the track retains her cathartic rock sound, it’s a little
darker and heavier to give it an apocalyptic feel. In other
words, Härdig is like a more bombastic Chelsea Wolfe."
"It underlines the
strong power of her voice and the impetuousness of the sound"
://Son of Marketing