Niki and The Dove
Sounds Like: The boy-girl duo from Stockholm’s true debut is a stunner; a blissful and lush wave of dark and synth-heavy electronic noise that Sweden’s known for.
Free Association: Wish there’d been more of these flavors on Lykke Li’s sophomore.
For Fans Of: Austra x the Knife + Robyn, Fever Ray with Kate Bush, creepy funk.
Lianne La Havas
Is Your Love Big Enough?
Sounds Like: The awe-inspiring debut of the London-based singer-songwriter is a beautiful mix of soul, jazz, minimalism and pop full of artistry and intelligent heart.
Free Association: Sometimes, it gets a little sullen, but her singing makes it all worth it.
For Fans Of: Nina Simone + Corrine Bailey Rae, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, fresh talent.
Antony and The Johnsons
Cut the World
Time for a big Bang breakthrough?