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Niki & the Dove

Swedish duo Niki & the Dove make futuristic pop music full of human drama, that falls somewhere between The Knife and late 70s album rock, like Kate Bush or Fleetwood Mac. Singer Malin Dahlström has a smoky, emotive voice that provides warm contrast to their occasionally icy synth sound. A song like this spring’s “Tomorrow” just explodes from minimal electronic notes, becoming a swooning love ballad. Their singles have been all over the radio in the UK, and their debut record, Instinct, comes out on the estimable Sub Pop label in the U.S. later this summer. With a background in theater and design, Niki & the Dove make sure each show is a unique spectacle, never quite the same from night to night. It’s not one you’re going to want to miss.

My Artists Sessions

Thursday, June 14

8:30pm EDT