Tro det eller ei: det er ikke så altfor lenge til vinterens hyggeligste musikkfestival går av stabelen. I februar er det tid for festival nok en gang, og nå er ytteligere åtte nye arister lansert.

2012s Urørt-finalister Lemâitre tar turen til hovedstaden for å gi en heidundrende fest. I tillegg skal artister som Satellite Stories (FI), When Saits Go Machine (DK), Lust for Youth (SE), Sumie (SE), Sibilie Attar (SE), The South og Sassybeat.

Dette skriver festivalen om artistene:

Lemâitre are Ulrik Denizou Lund and Ketil Jansen. Born and raised in Oslo, they have been making music together since high school. With a shared love of both electronica and indie music, they immediately began honing the Lemaitre sound to perfection, and have since become one of Norway’s most popular new electronic acts. Influenced by artists like Justice, Phoenix, and Röyksopp, they return to by:Larm to make the crowd dance.

Satellite Stories
Finland’s four piece Satellite Stories have generated a reputation for creating powerful indie pop. Even before releasing their debut album Phrases to Break the Ice in 2012, their music spread through the internet like wildfire, being the Hype Machine’s most blogged about artist. Their music has been compared to bands such as Two Door Cinema Club and Tokyo Police Club, being both energetic and hugely catchy.

When Saints Go Machine
Copenhagen’s four-piece When Saints Go Machine just released their second full lenght album, Infinity Pool, this summer. It’s harder, darker and more synthetic than its predecessors, with dreamy, otherworldly sounds accompanied by vocalist Nikolaj Vonsild’s unique voice. Their music can be described as smart and well crafted electro-pop, but it’s certainly not ordinary.

Lust for Youth
Swedish Hannes Norrvide’s music has been described as “distant, moaning synth-infused post-punk”. He produces under the alias Lust For Youth, and after joining forces with Danish Loke Rahbek (of Vår and Posh Isolation), the now Copenhagen-based duo has just released their second LP Perfect View. Norrvide’s songs are about love, relationships, and morality, expressed through the sounds of his voice blending with synthesizers and drum machines.

Swedish Sumie Nagano started recording her music in her own home only a few years ago, singing and playing guitar. She is an incredibly talented, self-taught musician with a truly stunning voice. Keeping her cards close to her chest, the shy singer will perform one of very few live shows at by:Larm 2014. Her self titled debut album is being recorded in Berlin, and will be released by Bella Union in December.

Sibille Atar
Sibille Attar from Stockholm has previously made music as Little Red Corvette and has been a member of bands Speedmarket Avenue, The Tourettes and [ingenting]. Finally releasing her solo debut, Sibille has enchanted us with her melancholic melodies, both beautiful and comforting, which she herself describes as blending beautiful with ugly. In 2013 she was crowned Best Newcomer at the Swedish Grammys.

The South
The six piece band from Trondheim makes radio friendly americana with an edge, having been compared to greats such as The Jayhawks and Son Volt. They have evolved from being a country rock band to pioneering a new Norwegian take on Southern Rock, and rumor has it that they’re one the best live bands in the country. The South are about to release their third album, The Further Inside You Go…, which is produced by Motorpsycho’s Bent Sæther.

The young duo Sassybeat was called Norway’s new rising star in pop music even before they played at by:Larm in 2011. Consisting of Anna Pettersdatter Melkild and Ingrid Rennemo, they have caught the interest of both the music industry and the media in Norway and internationally. Their album Snakes and Ladders is being released by Universal Music in January, and judging by what we’ve heard so far, we can’t say anything but “forget the hype, listen to the music”.