Thursday, 25 November 2010

Niki & The Dove - Mother Protect

Introducing another Nordic electro gem, the misleading name is actually a Swedish trio fronted by Malin Dahlstrom. They master an experimental synth pop edge with an inspired nod to the electro royalty of these parts The KnifeNiki & The Dove are in keeping with that nature centric fusing of experimental tech pop mixed up with the tribal beat of the landscape and pulse of mother earth. Definitely in the Norse paganistic pop league along with the veteran Bjork, through Jonsi and spilling out with the likes of Our Broken Garden.

It is so Fever Ray vocally and with the ancestral drumming merged with the futuristic bleeping, it does echo the magic of the Driejer-Andersson genius but with a more poppy accessibility which bagged them a session on Rob Da Bank's Radio 1 show.

They have already been NME Radar stars and with their icy and mysterious appeal, another track 'DJ, Ease My Mind' had been described by said pop press as 'about to give Robyn and Lykke sleepless nights'...

I think there's room for them all...but have a listen and see what you think! Definitely a band to keep an eye out for in the coming months...

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