Mikhael Paskalev


Norwegian indie rock maestro Mikhael Paskalev returns with a brand-new single ‘Needles In Our Hearts,’ as well as details of his forthcoming sophomore album, Heavy.

Paskalev set the music world a flutter in 2013 with his much-loved debut What’s Life Without Losers. The cheeky Risky Business-inspired, video for ARIA charting single ‘I Spy’ has reached over 2.5 million views, while the track has garnered over 9 million streams globally and also ranked at #75 in the triple j Hottest 100 that year.

‘Needles In Our Hearts’ is signature Paskalev, a swirling purée of shimmering pop, funky bass lines, and huge hooks that send you swaggering your hips one moment, and singing at the top of your lungs the next.


“A fine return from the Norwegian pop maestro.” –  AU Review

“Celebrated excess and candied bliss that epitomises so much of 1980s music, in a good way.” – Music Feeds

“It doesn’t really conform to one idea or style, with fragments of disparate genres working in unison to yank at your heartstrings – woozy grooves, rock’n’roll riffs, and intoxicating hooks all build towards a breathtaking climax.” – Line Of Best Fit