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Demand Vinyl Singles Club to Feature Hot Chip, Saint Etienne, Laetitia Sadier, and more

Niki & The Dove, Moons, Memory Tapes, and others to Contribute to Vinyl Only Record Label

Nov 13, 2012

On January 1st 2013, new U.K. based vinyl only label Demand Vinyl will launch. The label is starting off with a subscriptions singles club, which will consist of a total of ten 7-inch singles featuring exclusive tracks by such artists as Memory Tapes, Hot Chip, Air France, Saint Etienne, Latitia Sadier, Niki & The Dove, Levek, and Moons, among others.  More

Nov 13, 2012

Still working hard to support their debut album Instinct, Swedish pop duo Niki & the Dove have announced that they will be returning to the U.S. and Canada for a number of performances this coming January. More

Check Out Photos of Niki & the Dove, of Montreal, Patrick Wolf and More

Plus: School of Seven Bells, The Big Pink and Icona Pop

Oct 10, 2012

Last weekend Echo Park, California hosted the third annual Culture Collide Festival. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action. Check out her shots of Niki & the Doveof MontrealPatrick WolfSchool of Seven BellsThe Big Pink, and Icona Pop More

Aug 28, 2012

This September pop duo Niki & the Dove will be serving as tourmates with Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. More

Niki & the Dove Announce First U.S. Tour

Supporting Debut Album Instinct

May 22, 2012

Set to release their debut album Instinct this summer, Niki & the Dove have announced their first ever U.S. tour. More

May 10, 2012

Swedish pop duo Niki & the Dove have announced that their debut album Instinct finally see its stateside release next month. More

Apr 05, 2012

This summer, Niki & The Dove will unleash debut full-length Instinct. Until then, the Swedish electro duo are keeping us on our toes, first with a video for album cut “Tomorrow,” and now with this enticing album sampler.  More

Watch: Niki & the Dove - “Tomorrow”

Off Debut Album Instinct

Mar 30, 2012

Swedish duo Niki & the Dove are set to release their debut full-length Instinct later this year in the states. More

Mar 22, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More

Mar 19, 2012

We were all quite smitten with Niki & The Dove at SXSW. While we’re still waiting for a proper tour (rumor has it they’ll be coming back through the states in support of forthcoming full-length, Instinct) we've got this video of the pair’s performance at the Hype Hotel to tide us over. More

Greetings from Niki & The Dove at Under the Radar’s SXSW 2012 Party

Checking in From Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas

Mar 14, 2012

Niki & The Dove check in from the Under the Radar SXSW Party in Austin, Texas. More

Niki & The Dove – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 01, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Niki & The Dove. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Feb 07, 2012

Check out this dazzling animated video for creepy/fantastical Niki & The Dove track, “The Fox.”  More

Watch: Niki & The Dove Perform Two New Songs

“Manon”/“The Drummer”

Oct 21, 2011

Niki & The Dove stopped by Fader recently to perform two new songs from freshly released EP, “The Drummer.” We have the video.  More

Music Video Round-Up: Niki & The Dove, Fanfarlo, Ryan Adams and More

Tyler The Creator, High Places, Dirty Beaches, Sin Fang

Oct 14, 2011

 

So many videos, so little time! Here’s a roundup of some of the top videos to hit the interwebs this week.  


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Under the Radar Announces Summer Issue and St. Vincent Cover

Issue Also Features Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, M83, The Horrors, Washed Out, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, and much more

Jul 28, 2011

Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more. More

Niki and the Dove Unleash “The Fox” June 14

New Music From the Sub Pop Signed Duo

Apr 13, 2011

Niki and the Dove announced today that they’ll be releasing a new EP via Sub Pop, on June 14. We have the details.  More

Niki and the Dove Sign to Sub Pop

Mysterious Swedes Come Stateside

Mar 10, 2011

Mysterious and epic pop duo, Niki and the Dove (Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf), have signed to Sub Pop Records. More


Interviews

Niki & The Dove

Flying Free

Aug 30, 2011

Niki & The Dove seem somewhat otherworldly, delivering larger-than-life tunes built around multi-instrumentalist Gustaf Karlöf’s complex webs of electronics and singer Malin Dahlström’s oversized voice and ambitious storytelling. But, speaking from Dover, England over a cup of tea, the two best friends from Sweden chalk up their partnership not to the hands of fate or other supernatural forces, but rather a gradual evolution. “We had sporadically been making music together over the years,” says Dahlström, dispelling the idea that their current musical constellation simply fell from the heavens. More

Niki and the Dove

Taking Flight

Mar 31, 2011

Malin Dahlström (vocals) and Gustaf Karlöf (multi-instrumentalist) jokingly call themselves “melancholy and sad people.” However, one would be hard pressed to come to that conclusion listening to their music. The duo, who performs as Niki and The Dove, weave ambitious pop themes through ethereal, wide-screen soundscapes, creating a sound that's as dark and mysterious as it is joyful. Since its formation in February of 2010, the band has already caught international ears, and recently signed to Sub Pop. The charming pair recently chatted with Under the Radar, filling us in on their belief in the power of the pop song, David Lynch look-alikes, and why we may never know the true identity of Niki or the Dove. More


Reviews

Instinct

Instinct

Sub Pop

Aug 03, 2012

Niki & The Dove pose a strong argument for living life as fantastically as possible. The Scandinavian duo (vocalist Malin Dahlström and keyboardist Gustaf Karlöf) favor big choruses and even bigger sentimentspeppering their theatrical synth pop with talk of life, death, and love at its most extreme. As a result, the band's debut album Instinct feels like the result of years of studying at the feet of the material girl herself, marinated in the melancholy of their native Sweden. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Recap: Niki & The Dove, The Drums, Chairlift, of Montreal and More

Mar 23, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than Under the Radar's three day parties at The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More