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Susanne Sundfor : The Silicone Veil

Susanne Sundfor is already a pretty big star in her native Norway, and it looks as though wider recognition may be on the cards with EMI set to release her latest album The Silicone Veil in the UK on October 8. The 26-year old singer and pianist draws heavily from folk music and the imagery – nature, mythology – that goes along with it, but balances out the darkness with a penchant for big dramatic pop arrangements and electronic experimentation that puts her midway along the scale that runs from Bjork to Florence in terms of accessibility. Co-produced with Jaga Jazzist’s Lars Horntveth, it’s a big, bold, bright record; the beautiful, haunting “Wild Foxes” (below) is an immediate highlight, whilst the surreal, NSFW video for the title track makes Lady Gaga look about as risque as Justin Bieber.

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