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.