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Approved: Icona Pop

By | Published on Tuesday 11 October 2011

Icona Pop

Despite featuring on the tenth edition of Kitsune’s ‘Maison’ compilation series last year, I first traced Icona Pop via a sample in Chiddy Bang’s saccharine rap-hop treat ‘Mind Your Manners’. Well I’m not ashamed, because the Stockholm-situated duo are now stuck firmly within my sights, as is their new video, ‘Nights Like This’.

The title track of an EP that’s out this week, the song is eccentric electro-pop at its most accessible; keeping back a good store of indie grit and guile whilst still staying as hopelessly, lip-smackingly appealing as my guiltiest of pop pleasures. And if ‘Nights Like This’ proves too chirpy, why not hear Icona Pop’s craft put to darker use in alternative EP cut ‘Sun Goes Down’.