Talent was surpassed as the world of pop and greatness collided; dance, trance and dream pop collaborated to create the soundscape of Niki and the Dove’s exquisite melodies as the band took The Earl’s stage for an evening of mesmerizing electropop music.
Review and photos by Danielle Boise
The Swedish Sub Pop Records duo Niki and the Dove made its Atlanta debut on The Earl’s stage on Wednesday, September 19 as it opened for Twin Shadows and kicked off a two-night set of shows.
“It’s a shy day for us today, for us in Atlanta today. We’re from Sweden. We’ve come from L.A., traveled from the west. It’s a dream for most Swedes to dream to do that and we wouldn’t have been able to do that without Twin Shadows. This song is about leaving your home,” Malin Dahlstrom said as she introduced “The Drummer.”
The electropop dream team Niki and the Dove wowed the nearly sold out show as it played songs off its recently released debut album, Instinct, including “Tomorrow,” The Drummer,” “Last Night,” “Somebody,” “The Fox” and “The Gentle Roar.”
Talent was surpassed as the world of pop and greatness collided; dance, trance and dream pop collaborated to create the soundscape of Niki and the Dove’s exquisite melodies as the band took The Earl’s stage for an evening of mesmerizing electropop music. With Malin Dahlstrom’s transcendent voice and Gustaf Karlof’s pounding rhythm it really was a delightful dream to watch them perform. Dahlstrom took the stage and emphatically found herself lost in the music as she danced and swayed to the drum rhythms, but never once stopped enjoying herself or entertaining the crowd with her marvelous voice.
If you get the chance to see Niki and the Dove, do so; they are worth seeing, even in shy form. For all the latest information on Niki and the Dove, visit www.nikiandthedove.com.