Jonas Alaska (NO)
The young singer/songwriter Jonas Alaska is known for his strong, personal lyrics, combined with clever, and often shamelessly catchy tunes. Alaska had great success in Norway with his gold selling debut album, for which he was nominated for 3 awards, and took home the Norwegian Grammy for "Best New Act" in 2011.
His second album, If Only As A Ghost was released in 2013, again to much praise from the reviewers. The first single I Saw You Kid went top 5 in the radio charts, and the album entered #4 in the Norwegian Billboard.
In the and of February, 2015, Alaska released his third album Younger, where he’s exploring a slightly rougher and less organic sound. The first single Summer is a good example of this.
In 2017 Alaska released The Moon & The Steeple, first single from the upcoming album Fear Is A Demon.
Jonas Alaska has toured Europe and US in addition to Norway, where he has played pretty much every festival worth playing at and performed at the most influential TV shows. Alaska has simply positioned himself as one of the most exciting new musicians to come out of the Norwegian music scene the last few years.