Interview: Tasha the Amazon


Tasha the Amazon lives in Toronto. Her career got publicly rolling when she co-founded the synth-pop/hip-hop outfit, Candy Coated Killahz, and that’s when I first found out about her. Having honed her hook-writing skills and sharpened her production blade, Tasha is, in my opinion, a cutting-edge mind in the industry, and a unique voice in [...]

Wild Belle Live on BBC Radio Today


So it seems that today is the day for live, streaming shows. First Niki & The Dove and now Wild Belle, the Chicago based two-piece that has hit the ground running since an inspiring first impression to the industry at SXSW this year. To catch Wild Belle’s set, tune in and listen live to BBC [...]

YouTube Presents: Niki & The Dove


I just finished watching the live, streaming performance of Niki & The Dove on YouTube Presents. While it took the show a little longer than expected to get underway, the exclusivity and uniqueness of it was worth the wait. Magnus Böqvist’s main drums boast a new, broken down set this time. The band having two [...]

Staff Picks: May


James Brightman Senior Contributor Artist: Paul Buchanan Album: Mid Air Comments: After an exemplary performance of the title track on Later…With Jools Holland, to say that I was looking forward to this album was an understatement. Now that I’ve got it, I can’t stop playing it. The album is like a series of black and [...]

SXSW 2012, Thursday March 15th


My SXSW 2012 began on Thursday, March 15. In retrospect, being there Wednesday would’ve been worthy. Pianos (NYC) co-hosted a showcase full of great independent acts on the upswing – including Hooray for Earth, Fort Lean, Haim and Tiny Victories – that I was saddened to miss (and reminded of by my peers). On the [...]

Sub Pop Announces SXSW Showcase Lineup


Sub Pop Records announced the lineup for its SXSW 2012 lineup Friday. With two simultaneous stages at Austin’s Red 7, headliners for the Friday, March 16th showcase include Blitzen Trapper and Niki & The Dove. You can stream songs from each of the bands included in the Sub Pop showcase in the SoundCloud playlist HERE. [...]

Niki & The Dove U.S. Tour + Video

Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf.Niki & The Dove band photo.

Niki & The Dove just announced a handful of U.S. tour dates, which will take place in March and leave a space for possible SXSW 2012 performances. Dates include the following: 3/8 @ U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC 3/10 @ Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY 3/20 @ Soda Bar, San Diego, CA 3/21 @ Bootleg [...]