We are the Swedish pop band Birds on Clouds from Malmö playing dreamy indie pop music with a melancholy touch and the feeling of dancing under the stars. Our first dark poetic studio single ‘What if’ was recorded in Tambourine Studio – it now has got company by our first EP on streaming sites like Spotify, iTunes, iMusic, Google Music, DeezerBandcamp and other places – check it out! So be sure to follow us on Spotify or wherever you stream your music.

Band Biography

Birds on Clouds are seven people that started playing together in the dark autumn 2011 with a setting of vocals, guitar, bass, piano, drums, violin, and flute/harmonica/xylophone. The band is based in Malmö, Sweden, playing dreamy indie pop music. The songs are original music with a melancholy moody touch. The music is about the will to change and hope for more love in the world. It is about losing yourself into something and dancing under the stars in a summer night that never ends.


“Swedish indie-pop band Birds on Clouds specialize in a dreamy, scenic sound” … “This seven-piece out of Malmö shows some serious songwriting chops here.” Mike Mineo, April 2017, Obscure Sound (US)

Nyligen släppta ep:n Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes är värd din uppmärksamhet“, April 2017, Hymn.se (Swedish)

“a rosy twee-pop hue”, “strolls casually to gentle bass grooves and sunlit piano clang”, “Lush, jolting strings adorn the sweet vocal shrill”, May 2017, Swede and Sour

“debut EP Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes is a dreamy indie pop delight full of gorgeous songs tinged with melancholy and woe”

What If is a lilting lament that floats like a fragile feather in a mild breeze. It’s bleak, emotional and totally, utterly, completely life affirming.

It’s the sound of hearts breaking, the sound of tears forming, the sound of souls shattering. It’s not the song to play at a party but it should be your go to track when you’re at your most reflective, when the weight of the world is getting you down and you need a moment to stop and take stock.”, July 2017, The Devil Has The Best Tuna (UK)

Other mentions for example in Sydsvenskan (Swedish), Jammerzine (US), The Devil Has The Best Tuna (UK), an artist feature in Music Talks (AU), and an interview in Our Culture Mag (UK).

Included in Spotify playlists like Top 100 Indie 2017, Feature Friday, Lola Who Weekly, Indie Music Dimension August Mix, Musikguiden i P3: Osignat (SE), and Roadtrip Indie by Indiemono, and played on AT Radio, to name a few.

Our song ‘What if’ was played in Swedish national radio SR P3 Musikguiden Osignat – program for unsigned bands, as a selected newcomer, played Thursdays in November 2017, January and February 2018. We were all 5 weeks on top 10 and was #4 as best on the chart!

Outdoor live session of ‘Dog song’ filmed in Malmö by Gothenburg sessions.


If you want to dig into the words of the songs you can fly here to find them.


Lina Pihl – lead vocals, acoustic guitar

Sara Ejerhem (fd Ericsson) – backing vocals, flute, harmonica, xylophone

Karin Blom – violin

Martin Ljungqvist – piano

Joakim Baltsén – guitar

Damon Tutunjian – bass

Anders Holmqvist – drums


Introducing the very fresh Birds on Clouds merchandise with t-shirts, hoodies and hat! Check out the online shop at spreadshirt to get your own!

Influences/sounds like

Florence+The Machine, Cat Power, Ane Brun, Mazzy Star, Sophie Zelmani, Bat for Lashes …

Band pictures

Link to band picture with a jump above

Link to band picture walking

EP front cover

Upcoming live shows

Check out our upcoming live performances on songkick!

We are excited to play live at Knutkalaset outdoor festival in Malmö 1 September 2018.

Previous live performances

Kulturbolaget, Emergenza Malmö final, Malmö, 5 May 2018

Babel, Emergenza Malmö semi final, Malmö, 6 April 2018

Plan B, Tranås, 10 March 2018

Babel, Emergenza, Malmö, 27 January 2018

Wermlands Nation, Lund, 25 Nov 2017

Moriska Paviljongens Bistro, Malmö, 26 Nov 2015

S:t Gertruds (Pub Kuntze), Malmö, 17 Sept 2014

Far i Hatten, Malmö, 19 Feb 2014

Mejeriets veranda, Lund, 25 Maj 2013

Kontext (Café Montag), Malmö, 19 March 2012

Mässingshornet, Malmö, 24 Jan 2012

Music links

Curl up in your favourite spot and press play.



CDBaby <- here you can by our CD!







Social media

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Swede and Sour music blog wrote a review about our music! #indiemusic #indiepop

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