Friday, October 21, 2011

JFF - Icona Pop

New on our radar: the band Icona Pop hails from… you guessed it!  Sweden.  (Where else?) Composed of Aino Jawo & Caroline Hjelt, Icona Pop has already been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine & on Dolce & Gabbana's music blog.  Their first single, “Manners,” is a drippy electronic dance track best experienced underneath a disco-ball that shoots neon lasers… or perhaps on a runway. (Listen to "Manners" here)

Icona Pop's latest release, "Nights Like This," instantly caught my attention.  "High on every sound / all the lights are down,” sings Aino, "me & my friends grow tall / we make a big city small."  The indomitable duo declare their invincibility under the cover of darkness, their simple lyrics flawlessly bespeaking the indestructibility of youth & friendship, all over a hand-crafted electro-tune. 
The “Nights Like This” music video did not disappoint; Icona Pop created an epic mini-movie, kind of like Lady Gaga & Beyonce’s “Telephone” meets “Kill Bill.”  In "Nights Like This" Aino & Caroline hit the road in an old school Mustang, take a pit-stop to chow down on nachos, & defeat an axe-wielding cowboy murderer.  Basically, totally badass.  To watch the Nordic girl-power team in action, click here.  They literally kick ass.

Signed by Neon Gold records (Ellie Goulding, Marina & the Diamonds), these partners-in-crime definitely have some more tricks up their sleeves... & we look forward to hearing them.



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