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Artist of the Week: Icona Pop

Posted on October 16, 2012 by
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Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Icona Pop, a DJ duo from Sweden.

I’ve been mildly obsessed with this female electropop duo ever since I heard “I Love It” in July. They’ve garnered international attention with hits like “Manners, “I Love It,” and “Nights Like This.” Now, they are gearing up to fully take the music world by storm. The ladies are releasing their sophomore EP titled, Iconic today and they are touring the US, Sweden and Norway throughout October.

Origins: Stockholm, Sweden

Band members: Aino Jawo, Caroline Elizabeth Hjelt

Known for: They are known for making music you can’t help but dance to, even if you can’t dance.

Used in a sentence:
 “Icona Pop are majorly badass, effortlessly cool, and Aino Jawo’s haircut makes me all sorts of happy.”

File next to: Little Boots

Download now: “I Love It”

Five fun facts:

1.They have a blog that documents everything from their sick fashion sense, to beach days.

2.During Fashion’s Night Out in Manhattan, the ladies did a DJ set at Helmut Lang and an in-store performance at Urban Outfitters.

3.They have cute Swedish accents.

4.Their avid people watchers.

5.They have been living out of a suitcase for a while now, and apparently their luggage is always overweight.

Timeline:

2011 They collaborated with American hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang on the song “Mind Your Manners.” The song reached #19 on the Top Heatseekers chart.

2011 They released their first EP “Nights Like This.”

2012 They released the single “I Love It.”

October They released their newest single, “Good For You.”

Their EP Iconic comes out today.

Notable lyrics: One word: spunky

I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone./I crashed my car into the bridge. I watched, I let it burn./I threw your shit into a bag and pushed it down the stairs./I crashed my car into the bridge./I don’t care, I love it. I don’t care./You’re on a different road, I’m in the milky way/You want me down on earth, but I am up in space/You’re so damn hard to please, we gotta kill this switch/You’re from the 70′s, but I’m a 90′s bitch/I love it! /I love it!

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