Niki & The Dove is a band from Stockholm, Sweden with two members, Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf. Since getting together in February 2010, Malin and Gustaf have been busy writing together, figuring out just how pop music works and then discovering new ways to break it.
Their first single “DJ, Ease My Mind”/“Under the Bridges” caught the attention of everyone from Artrocker and NME through to The Sunday Times, who declared the single could “…be the two greatest alt-pop songs of 2010.”
Newly signed to Sub Pop, this 12" single for “The Fox” is Niki & The Dove’s first release on the label.
Their full-length album, Instinct, was released this week.
"Swedish electronic duo Niki & The Dove, who want to be "the Bjorn Borgs of pop music", have come fifth in the BBC's Sound of 2012 new music list."Malin Dahlström, she of the beautiful voice and Gustaf Karlöf king of the keyboards are here to entertain you with their amazing Flamboyant Pop sounds.
Not sure which is Niki and which is the Dove, could be a clue at the bottom of this post, but no matter.
Give them a listen, then track down their album, it's gonna be on the turntable all summer.
The Fox Originally I had the official video on here, but when I was editing this post it informed that it couldn't be posted on my blog even though it allowed embeding. And then it totally hosed up the blog post, and I had to delete it and start over. So no official video here, but the live version is so much better. This is also from the Live at YouTube Presents series. What a great series that is turning out to be.
These next three songs are from their amazing performance on the Live at YouTube Presents series.
All three songs are from their 2012 album, Instinct.
DJ, Ease My Mind
This next one is from a couple of years back, great song and Kate Jablonski, the choreographer, is amazing as are the dancers.
Under The Bridges
The last one for today, a cool surfing video for a hot summer song.
Hot Summer First track "Hot Summer" from Niki & The Dove Mixtape 1. (Borrowed footage from incredible surfers).
Still wanting more? Check out this Soundcloud EP with some cool remixes.
DJ Ease My Mind + remixes