Friday 13 April 2012

Niki & The Dove - Tomorrow

Friday the 13th may be an unlucky day of doom, but when you discover music like this it can't be all bad.

Swedish duo Niki & The Dove have had a fantastic year so far - coming fifth in the BBC Sound of 2012 poll, plenty of radio airplay of single DJ Ease My Mind and more exposure for their 2011 EP 'The Drummer'.  And with the release of their debut album 'Instinct' (pictured) on May 14th, their fame is only set to rise.

In anticipation, the duo have hit the web with Tomorrow, a sublime piece of electro-pop. It starts intimately enough, but it's the chorus that really strikes. Malin Dahlström's unique vocal truly soars with the outcry "If tomorrow comes I wanna waste my love on you" above Gustaf Karlöf's euphoric synths and pounding beat.  There's a real sense of urgency here, as if love cannot survive in the post-apocalypse that "tomorrow" brings.  In turn, that equates to an irresistibly powerful slice of pop.

There's an abundance of Swedish electro-pop out there, but with music like this Niki & The Dove have proved they're the current leaders of the pack.  May 14th cannot come soon enough.


Listen: Tomorrow features on the duo's debut album 'Instinct' released May 14th.

Watch: The duo play XOYO in London on May 16th.