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Lykke Li – Youth Novels


As I work with a bunch of Swedish people, this one has been practically unavoidable. I’ve listened to them swoon and pontificate at length about this girl for some time now. It seems nowadays, everybody that picks up a guitar in Sweden is destined to be the next big thing. Well, in this case it may just be true. Lykke Li has been busy putting the finishing touches to her debut album with the help of Bjorn Yttling, AKA Peter, Bjorn & John. After doing such an amazing job on Victoria Bergsman’s debut – Taken By Trees – he returns to add some delicious, stripped down, no nonsense bubblegum-pop magic to a batch of songs from an artist as talented and quirky as our own Cathy Davey. So it comes as no surprise that trendy upstarts, Moshi Moshi Records have picked her up a song for their singles club. Remember Kate Nash anyone? The first single is out on Friday and the album came out in Sweden a few days ago, but no Irish date yet. The wonderful Said The Gramophone blog has a few tracks here. The single is ‘Little Bit’, but if you only check out one song, then listen to ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’. If you like that, then come back here for the video to the new single, below.


February 6, 2008 - Posted by | Lykke Li, Moshi Moshi


  1. Most likely to be tagged as the new Robyn for Little Bit, I think. Have been listening to it on repeat for weeks, it’s pure addictive…

    Comment by Catherine | February 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. You reckon? That’s bigtime alright. Both songs on the Said The Gramophone blog are so infectious!!

    Comment by i prefer the obscure remix | February 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. Absolutely! I’m really liking I’m Good I’m Gone (streaming off her myspace) as well. More Feist than Robyn, but still insanely catchy.

    Comment by Catherine | February 7, 2008 | Reply

  4. Have you seen this Catherine?

    I’m Good, I’m Gone – An acoustic live version with guests: Robyn, Adam & Bebban (Shout Out Louds), Daniel (The Concretes), Lars (Laakso) and Mikael (Hjalmar).

    Crackin’ stuff!!

    Comment by i prefer the obscure remix | February 8, 2008 | Reply

  5. Oh, wow!

    On my wishlist for EP this year, that’s for sure.

    Comment by Catherine | February 8, 2008 | Reply

  6. I’m sure it’ll be no time before someone brings her over. See you up the front!
    The 7″ of Little Bit is out next Friday, no sign of an album yet, even though it is out in Sweden.

    Comment by i prefer the obscure remix | February 8, 2008 | Reply

  7. the first time I’ve heard Lykke Li, I had to rewind the track 5 times… it just wouldn’t go away. as result, then I had to do a remix, just to somehow cope with it 🙂
    sorry for the shameless self-promotion

    Comment by Matas | February 9, 2008 | Reply

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