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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 | 7 Comments