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Friday 15.11.2019 at 15-16: Swedish Broadcasting; P4 Radio Malmöhus Sofia Härdig is playing LiVE in the radio Channel P4 Malmöhus Balzargatan 16 together with John Essing! Interview and live in the studio at 15:00-16:00! Tune in some LiVE studio music! Claes Olson Comedia Photo: Jeanette Andersson Costume: Ellen Krantz, Sophie Ljungblom. So, You can both See And Listen P4 Radio Malmöhus

RELEASE: NEW ALBUM OUT 04.11.2019; THiS BiG HUSH; Bengans, Discogs, Spotify.
Today it's out THiS BiG HUSH and we're celebrating it with a big party at Snotty Seaside on Thursday and with a concert at Mosebacke on Friday! on the album it's Me and John Essing guitar Anne Marte Eggen bass Knut Finsrud Drums and Martin Rössel piano on one track. Me songs, production, vocals, guitar, percussion and synth. Photo by Patrick Miller cover by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson recorded at Tambourine Studios by Mathias Schlegel and at Elektronmusikstudion EMS Stockholm by me. Mixed and mastered by Joakim Lindberg. Costume by Ellen Krantz Sophie Ljungblom Åsa Gjerstad and me. Claes Olson Comedia Mystic Sons Snowhite.

Premiere today and great review for INFATUATION at Brittish site It's All Indie! 'Squalling guitars signify Härdig’s chaotic presence, while chugging bass parts pave the way for her intense vocals. Having produced and played the entirety of the album, the Swedish-native’s eccentricity shines through her Siouxsie and the Banshees-esque vocals on her latest cut, giving us a preview of what to expect from the new record entitled ‘THIS BIG HUSH’. John Essing Anne Marte Eggen Joakim Lindberg Johannes Stjärne Nilsson Jeanette Andersson Mimi Svanberg Tambourine Studios Mystic Sons Snowhite Snowhite Grant Box Comedia

Woohoo! Pre-save and preorder the new Single INFATUATION out on Wednesday! John Essing Anne Marte Eggen Knut Finsrud. Beautiful cover by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and beautiful picture by Jeanette Andersson Mixed and mastered by Joakim Lindberg produced by me Elektronmusikstudion EMS Stockholm Tambourine Studios Mathias Schlegel Comedia Claes Olson Mystic Sons Grant Box Snowhite Snowhite.


This Autumn there will be a series of singles releases leading up to the release of my new album This Big Hush. I've kept a long time in the shed Elektronmusikstudion EMS Stockholm producing it, I play guitar synth, vocals, percussion, and more John Essing [bob hund] Guitar, Anne Marte Eggen Bass and Knut Finsrud drums. One single has already been released and that is SILENCE feauturing Martin Rössel from dom dummaste on piano. Mixed and mastered by Joakim Lindberg cover by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson photo by Mimi Svanberg Mystic Sons

If you are following me here, it would be lovely if you also followed me on Spotify! See you there for all the new singles and music soon to be up there! Don't miss out! John Essing Anne Marte Eggen Martin Rössel Mystic Sons Border Music Distribution Broken Silence Solaris-Empire Solaris Empire Comedia Claes Olson Joakim Lindberg

I am so happy that I got to meet Patti Smith last night. It was nervous to read to her her own words from people have the power. She listened with a warmth and intensity that washed my nervousness away and left was the words and the connection between us. She wrote her name and People have the power in my notebook, with my lyrics, to thank me. I read the motivation to her for getting the Joe Hill prize. She lives and breathes through her art the values that he died for. Solidarity Equally, brotherhood, sisterhood, freedom, and hope -#pattismith #joehill #joehillmusicawards #backstage #stockholm #waterfront #stockholmwaterfront #sofiahärdig #sofiahardig #claesolson #comedia #jeanetteanderson #aronmattson 
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Aron Mattsson Sofia Härdig Patti Smith Joe Hill Jeanette Andersson Claes Olson Comedia Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre

Tonight! Lovely Snotty Seaside in Stockholm! I’ll be on at 20:30! Hope to see You there!

This Saturday me and John Essing will be Dj:ing at Timebar in Stockholm! Johan Risberg and Rickard P. Stumm are also Dj:ing!

So Saturday 3rd May 2019 it's going to be a party! I am playing at Inkonst in Malmö. SMiSK and L.T. Fisk are playing as well! What a night!! Also, it will be the release of the first single
SiLENCE from my upcoming album! John Essing Guitar, Anne Marte Eggen bass, Knut Finsrud drums, Martin Rössel Piano. And me vocals, guitar, synths, percussion, and production. Mixed and mastered by Joakim Lindberg. Photo by Mimi Svanberg. READ MORE: LiVE...

Working at the finishing mixes with Joakim Lindberg and it turns out so good mister John Essing himself can't help but dance! Look out for a new album coming out this year! Anne Marte Eggen bass Knut Finsrud drums Martin Rössel piano John Essing guitar. And me I am all over the place;  voice, guitar, synths, percussion, arrangements, production. #Hansi Friberg.

What is she building in there? I've been pretty quiet here the last couple of months. I've been locked into the studio day and night in the making of a new album. Listening back to the first couple of mixes. And yes it was very worth it! Look out for a new release coming this year that I am very excited about! It sounds ooooooohhhh #John Essing #Anne Marte Eggen #Knut Finsrud #Martin Rössel #Joakim Lindberg #Hansi Friberg #Elektronmusikstudion #EMS #Stockholm.

MY WEEK in She Makes Music! Mystic Sons Birds Will Sing For You #Solaris Empire #Solaris-Empire #John Essing #Hansi Friberg #Broken Silence SheMakesMusic-uk.tumblr.

More German attention for the album Changing The ORder Bleistriftrocker loved HELLACOPTER! "Made in long winter nights on the computer and recorded in the studio with a handful of radiant guests"  BleistiftRocker.

US attention on ILLUMINATE. Featured in "Sofia Härdig’s radiant new single, “Illuminate,” is a fitting addition to the 80’s-themed Drive soundtrack." SkopeMag

Great review of MY WEEK in international Music News"Sofia‘s latest track embodies the post-punk sound similar to that of The Cure and transforms it into a unique sound of her own. The track, on which Sofia’s commanding voice echoes over a thickly layered instrumentation of distorted guitar and electronica-inspired synthesizer, is best listened to with the volume up."

#changingtheordertour it's been a long tour with 20 gigs! I've enjoyed them all!

"Swedish Sofia Härdig explores Darkness in creative visual for ‘Illuminate’" ILLUMINATE video directed and shot by Stefan Sundlöf in Dubiks John Essing Mats Hellquist Hansi Friberg Birds Will Sing For You Mystic Sons Solaris-Empire Solaris-Empire Border Music Distribution Broken Silence. Dubiks.

ILLUMINATE first out in Kirkuss Radio Solaris Empire Lounge - Radioshow Solaris-Empire Solaris-Empire Broken Silence Mystic Sons Birds Will Sing For You Hansi Friberg Bernd Harbauer John Essing #changingtheorder #sofiahärdig #jarihaapalainen. SoundCloud

Last nights gig at the Danish embassy was fun! Thanks to everyone that came and to Berlin Soup! Now I am on my way to Bremen to play at the lovely tonight! Looking very much forward to seeing the crew att elo bar again! .

The Changing the Order Tour continues! Upcoming tourdates:
11:th of July klubb jabuka
Rosenhill Ekerö.
:th of July  Schhh - Vardagsrummet Borrby.
:th of July  Danish Embassy Berlin Soup Festival.
:th of July Bremen...
:th of July  Rundgång 14 Years B-Day Partay!! Plan B - malmöRundgång.
:th of July  Hafen 2 Offenbach.
:th of July  Popschutz Studio Berlin.
:th of July  Dadapost Berlin.
:th of September  Restaurang Landet Stockholm.
:th of September
Kruthus Karlskrona.

Great review in Crack Magazine UK "This Swede has collaborated with everyone from Grammy Award winners The Hellacopters to Yoshimi from Japanese noise-rockers Boredoms and is noted for pushing the experimentation envelope. And she’s pushing it on her new album, but still doing what she does best and that’s combing electronica with plenty of rock elements with dark wave synths imbued with plenty of judder. And she’s just as happy slowing the pace and upping the atmospherics as she is ramping up the BPMs." READ MORE.

The CHANGiNG THE ORDER Tour started 18 April and goes on all through the summer. Check LiVE/GiGS for tour dates!

New Single out today; iLLUMiNATE: Amazon | AppleMusic | iTunes | Spotify

iLLUMiNATE single out 26.01.2018. Produced by Jari Haapalainen, Cover by; Johannes Stjärne Nilsson. Photo by; Jessica Nettelbladt.

NEW SINGLE OUT 26.01.2018. iLLUMiNATE. produced by Jari Haapalainen. Cover by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson. Photo ny; Jessica Nettelbladt Lejoni Produktion. Birds Will Sing For You Mystic Sons. Solaris-Empire with Sofia Härdig, Solaris Empire, Jessica Nettelbladt, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Lejoni Produktion.

Happy New Year! A year that started with the nomination to composer of the year by Manifestgalan and SKAP, and ends with the finishing mixes of the coming album that will be released 20.04.2018! Thank you everyone! Photo by Lisa Fjellman and Anna Lönn Franko.

RELEASE DATE FOR THE NEW ALBUM: CHANGiNG THE ORDER 20.04.2018! Photo by Jessica Nettelbladt Lejoni Produktion John Essing and Sofia Härdig, Jessica Nettelbladt and Lejoni Produktion.

More teasers of what to come next year... New album will be out in April 2018. And there will be a couple of singles and videos leading up to that. So coming soon! Here photo by the amazing documentary filmmaker Jessica Nettelbladt Lejoni Produktion. Do check out her films like MONALISA STORY [nominated for Guldbaggen] and Jag Är Min Egen Dolly Parton. Solaris Empire Bernd Harbauer.

New single iLLUMiNATE soon to come! Photo Jessica Nettelbladt Lejoni Produktion cover by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson. With John Essing, Mats Hellquist, Simon James Phillips, Johan Theorin and Bernd Harbauer. Solaris Empire.

Upcoming Releases 29.04.2016 SP: Streets. 29.04.2016 EP: Live Sentences.
28.10.2016 NEW ALBUM: And The Street Light Leads To The Sea.

Sofia will release a new album,
"And the Street Light Leads to the Sea", 2016.
This time recorded with a band in Tambourine Studios in Sweden.
Produced by Sofia Härdig, John Essing and Damian Press. Mixed by Damian Press in Berlin.
Look out for uppcoming single and video releases!

I am happy to announce that 2016 will include tours to Croatia, Russia, Italy, Germany and some more to come!
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
Malmö Live with Supersilent 25. April. And she is doing shows in Croatia 13.-15. May 2016.

News 29.04.2016
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"

News 06.04.2016
Cananda also likes the single play!

News 04.04.2016
Interview in A Tune For You!
After more than a decade in the electronic sound world service is Sofia Härdig now back with new material. On 29:th of 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 EP:n..."

News 04.04.2016
French Attention! STREETS Featured in
RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou; "Sonorously howling, strong&ethereal sonic suspense".

News 04.04.2016
More Australian attetion for STREETS, featured in Music Injection!
SOFIA HÄRDIG releases ‘Streets’ – New Single
Out 29:th April 2016 “Sofia Hardig doing exciting things … beneath the surface bubbles Sonic Youth .. combine the blue-bottomed vocal rock…

News 02.04.2016
STREETS featured in french radio tonight RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou radio show tonight 11pm!

News 01.04.2016
And Spain likes STREETS too!!!

News 01.04.2016
Very nice review from UK on the single STREETS
"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 Hardig 👉

News 01.04.2016
STREETS gets attention in purple revolver!
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.

News 01.04.2016
Great review of new single STREETS coming in from New York! "Singer/songwriter and 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".

News 31.03.2016
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.

News 31.03.2016
New Single STREETS featured in Northern Transmissions!

News 30.03.2016
Preview of new Single STREETS in The national Student! With some very nice words!
"Brash and bold, Sofia Härdig has unleashed her latest single ‘Streets’, a thunderous slice of experimental rock... Hailing from Scandinavia, the 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."
See more. Read more.

Preview, buy, and download songs from the album Sitting Still that contains the single,
Sitting Still. Buy the songs from 9,00 SEK.

News 14.03.2016

News 14.03.2016
Sitting Still featured in French radio! "A dim, dynamic and
hypnotically intensifying tonal vortex"
RKC - Radio Kaos Caribou. HEAR MORE.

News 10.03.2016
Oh YEY! The Album is here! to be released 28 october! EP will be released 29 April!
John Essing Per Svensson Lupo Manaro Damian Press Solaris-Empire
Emma Gunnarsson Mask Richard Szedelyi

News 09.03.2016
Ah wow sitting still nr 1 In Aural Delights 170 Podcast! Some alltime favourites
in there too as The Fall,
John Cale! Some good stuff! Honoured to be in it!!!

News 08.03.2016
New Single Sitting Still featured in WithGuitars!

News 08.03.2016
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 February 26.

News 07.03.2016
Sitting Still in Joyzine UK radio show. In good company with Nirvana and Tom Waits among others...
Yesterday's Joyzine Radio Show with guests Electric Trees is available now as a podcast from Croydonradio.

News 01.03.2016
Some very nice words on my uppcoming release from US Kevin Renick in
"It’s not easy reviewing an artist as important as Sweden’s Sofia Hardig… Few..."

News 28.02.2016
Sitting Still featured in mumore!

News 27.02.2016
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 pretty soon."

New single featured in!!!

News 26.02.2016
Great review in Soundslide of new single!

News 24.02.2016
ColoRising Mixes 22, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and songwriter Sofia Härdig has curated an INCREDIBLE selection of punk, krautrockingle ‘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', her latest...

News 23.02.2016
Sitting still in rotation at Stockholm College Radio! Tune in!

News 22.02.2016
Sitting Still song of the day at
Sonic Ziggy!!!

News 20.02.2016
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. Beehive Candy

More US attention!!! Quirkyny Chick

Sitting Still Featured in music injection!!! Music Injection

Great review in The Revue! "Sitting Still" is like a more bombastic Chelsea Wolfe! The Revue
"Rocktonica Queen" New single in Music&Riots Magazine!!! MusicAndRiots

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."

“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

News 18.02.2016
Zero Magazine gillar Sofia Härdigs nya singel! Zero Magazine
"All friends of talented, swedish electronic/Indie got something to look forward too"

New Single featured in Skopemag!!! Skopemag

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."

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

Belgian attention for new single! ConcertMonkey

News 17.02.2016
More international press! New Single in Magic Monster!
Magic MonsterRecords

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

News 16.02.2016
Premiär av
Sofia Härdig nya singel "Sitting Still" från Solaris-Empire HYMN. HYMN

Premiär spelning av första singeln SITTING STILL från kommande albumet på HYMN! Enjoy!!!! John Essing Per Svensson Damian Press Solaris Empire. HYMN

News 15.02.2016
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, Zahra Mani,
Mia Zabelka on 17.11.2015 @ 20:30
Mayhem in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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 for this!

News January 2015
This year Sofia got the honour to write an annual review for the Swedish music magazine SOUNDOFMUSIC.
Read about her crazy hectic and fun 2014 in her own words

Sofia Härdig is shooting a video in Berlin Januray 2015 with video maker Jean de Oliveira.
Sofia shooting a video in Berlin January 2015 with video maker Jean de Oliveira. Sofia shooting a video in Berlin January 2015 with video maker Jean de Oliveira. Sofia shooting a video in Berlin January 2015 with video maker Jean de Oliveira. Sofia shooting a video in Berlin January 2015 with video maker Jean de Oliveira. Sofia shooting a video in Berlin January 2015 with video maker Jean de Oliveira.

Sofia guest in Susann's Show Radio Impala Berlin. One hour long interview with Sofia and 9 songs
of her played. Some interesting unreleased material! 09.01.2015 @ 7 pm and 11.01.2015 @ 11 am

News December 2014
Interview in Solaris Empire Lounge Radio Impala Berlin 26.12.2014 and 28.12.2014. READ MORE.

Solaris Empire Lounge
Listen to interview on Radio Impala 07.12.2014.

News 12.12.2014
Sofia Härdig Rewarded with The STIM grant at a Cermony, The STIM House 12.12.2014.

News 25.09.2014
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 these shows!
She is among other things playing with John Tilbury from the legendary English group AMM at Malmö Modern Museum 30th October 2014.

The Next upcoming show is at The Cube Bristol UK 24th October 2014. READ MORE:
Together with
Conquering Animal Sound

Two new records: One is in the making at the moment.
2015 will be an exciting year with lot of releases.

Sofia Härdig Featured in Radio Impala In Germany.

Radio FM interview Germany, one hour interview with Sofia LiSTEN MORE:

Berlin Soup Catalogue "Sofia Härdig Sweden’s best-kept secret"

egarding upcoming gig 29.01.2014
,Gothenburg writes: "super duo Nilsson / Härdig takes the stage.
Per-Anders Nilsson and Sofia Härdig are two giants in electronica and
free improvisation
here given free rein. A must for anyone interested
the latest in electronic impro!"

News 26.09.2013

Sofia Härdig in Swedish TV News ABC

Video Interview Berlin Ä: YouTube

News 13.04.2013
One hour interview with Sofia in German Radio by Michael Freerix

News 25.03.2013
Sofia Härdig secret guest at WE ARE INDIE SH*T Slagthuset in Malmö 30.03.2013
amongst the other guests e.g. Stevie Jackson from Belle and Sebastian.

News 21.03.2013
Sofia härdig interview in Radio Eins

News 14.03.2013
Live interview with Sofia Härdig in Radio Eins 19:00-19:25 right after soundcheck and right
before gig at Schocoladen Berlin
20:th of March 2013
. Stay tuned at RadioEins.DE FM 95,8 MHz.

News 14.03.2013
Berlin Schocoladen Wednesday 20:th of March 2013, full band line up! Sofia is on stage 20:30.
LoFi Lounge w/ Almost Charlie [DE], Fabrizio Cammarata [IT], Sofia Härdig [SWE].

News 09.03.2013

Great new Review in Nordische Musik!
"THE NORM OF THE LOCKED ROOM" is from the beginning to end
an excellent contemporary, and what more: timeless edgy rock album! [...]
The boring days are yesterday!"

News 07.03.2013
Collaboration concert with Sofia Härdig and
Lauren Hayes confirmed at Inkonst, Malmö 4:th of April 2013.
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 Sweden.
READ MORE. See Poster, PDF.

New fantastic review in german Melodiva!

News 22.02.2013
Nice Sofia Härdig Bio in german by


News 20.02.2013
Big interview in Music Stage with Sofia Härdig published today;
"A moment with Sofia Härdig"

News February 2013
Lovely review in
"The Norm Of The Locked Room is a dark,
almost hypnotic album that takes you into a world of its own."

News 15.02.2013
Great new review by german Jazz Dimension

4 stars 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!"

News 27.01.2013
Playing at Göteborg International Film Festival. This morning Sofia was interviewed by a german radio station.
Coming up soon! Lot great reviews and interviews and radiorotation coming in from Germany. And today Nordic
Vibrations is broadcasting another interview with Sofia plus my 45 minutes playlist of music. You can listen
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 Garaget!

News 24.01.2013
Tonight premiere I sprickorna at Garaget in Malmö! Tomorrow playing at the opening party at
Göteborg International Film Festival
at Pustervik! 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!

News 23.01.2013
More press today! Anna Westers interview with Sofia in Djungeltrumman Göteborg regarding the gig at the
opening of
Göteborg International Film Festival this Friday. "people try to explain what I am doing,
but I am only doing the music I want to hear myself"

"Dark and hypnotic ...unusual and great!" ://Albumcheck De

Article in
Sydsvenskan today on the work of the cracks "I sprickorna: "Dance meets voice in test of strenght"

Review in Lie In The Sound De
"The Swede Sofia Härdig has succeded with her new album The Norm Of The Locked Room
it's downright delicious... Those who are looking for something exiting and different
can't be served by anyone better then Sofia Härdig"

Interview with Sofia by Anna Wester in Djungeltrumman Göteborg
"people try to explain what I am doing, but I am only doing
the music I want to hear myself"

News 18.01.2013
Big interview in ZERO by Johan Arenbo

News 18.01.2013
The 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 Neubauten
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 and enjoyable!"

News 17.01.2013
The CD:s are here! The Album was released on vinyl only 5 dec. Now the CD:s are here!
More good News
Radioeins show about Sofia was broadcasted again yesterday! It's been
recorded and keep an eye out for it coming up!
Playlist Radioeins

uesday 15.01.2013 and Wednesday 16.01.2013

News 15.01.2013
Tonight there is a special about Sofia's album THE NORM OF THE LOCKED ROOM in Radio Eins,
one of the best and most important radio stations in Germany at 23:00.
Just follow the link to listen online!

News 10.01.2013
Preview tip in Whiskey and Soda

News 07.01.2013

The Norm is being picked up and played by Deutschlandradio

Release date for the album The Norm Of The Locked Room
in Germany will be on Friday 01.02.2013.

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 positive response

News 23.12.2012
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 deserves?"

News 14.12.2012
Cover in
Göteborgs Fria 14.12.2012; READ MORE

News 13.12.2012
• Hoffa Music Blog writes about the release party tomorrow
Friday 14.12.2012 "
definitely an album more should discover
it'll be a gallant evening!
• Gothenburg nonstop interviewed Johnny
Essing about Sofia Härdig.

News 12.12.2012
• PLAZA number 1, 2013
Read PDF.

News 11.12.2012
This Friday 14.12.2012 it is time for the Stockholm
Release party! Here with a smaller line up Sofia Härdig
and John Essing! After the gig there will be crazy
dancing to Music Box the band / Club Christian
Gabel and Calle Olsson.

News 07.12.2012
NWT interview;

News 06.12.2012
READ MORE; Page 1, 23 + 24. Read PDF.
Interview in
Swedish Radio Uppland, Sofia Härdig -
rock star who works nine to five
Interview in Skånes Fria "I get hooked on
whats not perfect".
Read PDF:s; Intro. Story.
Interview with Sofia in Direkt press Göteborg
"Sofia Celebrates her record release at Kolonis christmas party"
. Read PDF.

News 05.12.2012
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 1 + 18.
Sofia Live in Radio Uppland at 17:00-17:30 as "The Profile of The Day".
Sofia Härdig - rock star who works nine to five" Listen. READ MORE & LiSTEN.
Interview with Sofia in MalmöKanalen at 12:00.
Lokaltidningen Malmö; READ MORE. Read PDF.

News 04.12.2012
Review in City Malmö 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!
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 / TiFF.

News 03.12.2012
Interview 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
Tip about the release of the album The Norm Of
The Locked Room in Music Magazine Filter.

News 30.11.2012
18 minuter;
READ MORE. Read PDF: Page 1 + 4.

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
Release party in Malmö will happen 07.12 19:00 at Galleri 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.

News 19.11.2012
Single Release STREETS Listen more!
The video is made by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, one of the men in the
duo behind the film
SOUND OF NOISE and the legendary short film
Music for one apartment and six drummers".
Mask by Richard Szedelyi
Music and performance by Sofia Härdig. Released on
Margit Music
distributed by
Border Music Distribution
. On this video version
Sofia performs solo.

News 16.11.2012
The album The Norm Of The Locked Room has been chosen the "best right now"
according 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."

News 12.11.2012
Video Interview with Sofia done by Franziska Kuffer in
relation to her gig at
Ä in Berlin 14.11.2012 See and hear more!

News 01.11.2012

30.10.2012 The Music Magazine Gaffa is launching the release of the new
STREETS VIDEO VERSiON. Making it The Video of The Day.
This video 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 one apartment 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.
News 22.10.2012
Interview with Sofia broadcasted by Swedish Radio Program 2 Ström
ednesday 24.10.2012 at 21:30.
Listen more!

News 12.09.2012
Sofia will do a cooperation with Lauren Hayes in Scotland in
October, as well as a tour in Germany in November.

News 08.09.2012
Confirmed that the Album The Norm Of The Locked Room will be
released on
Solaris Empire in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

News 07.09.2012
Release date for the New Album The Norm Of The Locked Room
is confirmed 5:th of December 2012 on
Margit Music

News 27.08.2012
Release of The Single and Video The Norm.

German Tour is being booked for OctoberNovember. Also
dates 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 Norberg Festival.

News 20.07.2012
Sofia has a week of Recidency at EMS Stockholm
[Elektronmusik Studion, Stockholm] Composing new
Material for a special Solo Performance at Norberg Festival.

News 26.06.2012
Premiere Gig for The New Live Band in Sweden, Skånes Konst, Bragegatan 17, Malmö,
Tuesday 3:rd of July 2012, 21:00
R. Stevie Moore plays also!

News 25.06.2012
The Single and Video "The Girl In The Window" gets great
reviews in Hoffas Music blog;
Sofia continues her Journey towards Nirvana

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: LiSTEN: Spotify. BUY: iTunes.

News 04.06.2012
The Single Low And Slow from The Forthcoming album The Norm Of The Locked
Room gets brillant reviews;
"Sofia 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 FULL REViEW.

News 24.05.2012
BOST-X feat Sofia Härdig; Per Buhl Acs, Jørgen Teller, Bruno Ferro
Xavier da Silva, 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 & Cyklon AntiCyklon] plus mr. Ron Schneiderman
[Sunburned Hand of The Man]. Sofia Härdig has been called Sweden's
best-kept secret. She has worked with musicians from The Hellacopters,
bob hund, Free Kitten, Bordoms and OOIOO. And Musicians from the free
improv scene as Mats Gustavsson, Dror Filer, Yoshimi and many more.
She has been hailed as both an "electronica queen" 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. Read PDF.

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; Read PDF.

News 07.05.2012
Release of the first single "Low And Slow" from the
forthcomming album The Norm Of The Locked Room on
Margit Music! features John Essing [Bob Hund]
James Welburn [Tony Buck].
Soundcloud, Spotify. BUY: iTunes.

News 09.05.2012
Sofia is booked to perform a solo show at Norberg Festival.
27.07.2012 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
Sofia 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.
Sofia has started working with The Ghettoblaster Ensemble

Sofia performs with the Legendary
Ikue Mori and Lotte Anker at Skånes Konst, Malmö.

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 Sofia Härdig.

The Piece GULP that Sofia has done together with
the Artist Emma Gunnarsson has gain attention and good reviews.
The Swedish Newspaper "Helsingborgs dagblad" thought that Emma's
nd Sofia's pieces were the strongest at the Exibition "More Passion"
at Dunkers Kulturhus. Also The Newspaper "Sydsvenska Dagbladet"
had nice things to say about their piece GULP.

• "
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 thumping electronics. Together
the belief of the passions
skinless 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
med den 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,
Sydsvenska Dagbladet

18:00-22:00 opening of the exhibition More Passion at
Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg. Sofia has done music for
artfilm GULP by Emma Gunnarsson. Sofia will also do
a live performance piece at the opening.

January 2012
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

Article about
Det Magiska Trädet ://Sydsvenskan

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.
SKAP-nytt [PDF]

Week 19, 2011
Interview with Sofia in Trelleborgs Allehanda "Sofia Härdig has with
her dreamlike electronic rock won the hearts of the music press."


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
P2 monitor
Erik Mikael Karlsson went to Berlin to interview Sofia. Meet Sofia
Härdig - 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:
P2 monitor

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.

Sofia was guest blogger for one week in Backstage-bloggen.

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."

Radio interview. ://Eskilstuna Radio.

Radio interview. ://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,
the marvelous
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


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