MØ’s live dates this month have now been rescheduled to The Olympia Theatre on March 26th. All tickets remain valid for the new date.
New tour dates:
MARCH 26 Dublin, Olympia Theatre 27 Belfast, Mandela Hall 28 Manchester, O2 Ritz 30 Birmingham, O2 Institute 31 Glasgow, O2 ABC
APRIL 04 London, O2 Academy Brixton 05 Norwich, UEA 07 Bristol, O2 Academy
Hi everybody. All summer I’ve been working to finish songs and to get the new show up and running, but the truth is I didn’t manage to get it all finished in time and the new show just isn’t quite ready yet. I wanna give you guys the best show possible and to do so have decided it’s best to reschedule my UK & Ireland shows for early next year. There is a lot of new music coming in the meantime though, and I am so excited for you to hear it! I’m so so sorry for the wait and I really hope to see you all at the new dates!! Lots of love and apologies.
‘9 (After Coachella)’ is a fizzy electronic pop song with whirring sounds and big bass stabs and frenetic co-production from Sophie.
The song was written by the Norwegian producer last year after Coachella when he lost a girl in the crowd he was into. The video delves into the singer Karen aka MØ and Magnus aka Cashmere Cat’s back stories. So we meet their parents and their pets. It’s a cute and engaging video.
Prod Co: Park Pictures Directors: Jake Schreier, Adam Newport-Berra Executive Producers: Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Alex Fisch Cinematography by: Adam Newport-Berra & Jon Peter
Longitude Festival is this weekend in Marlay Park and as is customary here are the acts to highlight on your lists and timetables. 12 acts playing, 4 per day – you simply must see, according to Nialler9.
Friday, Heineken Stage, 17.30
Kelela is the owner of one of my favourite voices in music. The Los Angeles singer released a great mixtape Cut 4 Me and last year’s Hallucinogen EP cemented her status with one of the best songs of the year – ‘Rewind’ (there’s a fascinating Song Exploder about it). Recent appearances on tracks from Obey City and Clams Casino add to attraction.
Friday, Heineken Stage, 14.45
From Tallaght promise to major label deal in less than two years, and they’re just getting started. As the band’s first proper single ‘If I Ask You’ shows, Tony Konstone, Jessy Rose and E-Knock are three lads as comfortable with R&B, pop and electronica as rapping. Live, they always bring a full live-band and a party atmosphere that veers from ramshackle to varying degrees of professionalism with energy and big smiles.
Friday, Main Stage, 21.15
Since the release of last year’s To Pimp A Butterfly, King Kendrick has been on a mission to show he means business live, enlisting the likes of Anna Wise and Thundercat for his band and delivering next level performances on late-night TV and the Grammys among others.
The last time he was in Ireland, at Vicar Street, he gave us a rap show of a high calibre, this time at Longitude, I feel he’s going to show just how far he has left his former self in the dust.
Friday, Red Bull Stage, 17.30
If you like your dance music robotic but with a touch of the real, get your ears around these dancefloor cuts from Adultrock. The Push And Pull EP is the latest release: electronic music with arpeggios, tough basslines and percussive sparkle, anchored by Gavin Elsted’s vocals. Live, it’s an all-analogue affair duo performing face to face. Gerrin.
The biggest Scandinavian festival of them all, Roskilde in Denmark has announced its first 53 artists out of a total of 175 for this year’s edition, which i, as ever, 8 days long, from Saturday 25 June to Saturday 2 July 2016.
Announced today are:
LCD Soundsystem, MØ, Tame Impala, Ghost, Chvrches, Savages, Destroyer, Ghost, Floating Points and many more.
That adds to previous announcements: New Order, PJ Harvey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wiz Khalifa and Tenacious D.
Full list of additions: LCD Soundsystem (US) MØ (DK) Ghost (S) Kvelertak (N) S!vas (DK) Tame Impala (AUS) Birdy Nam Nam (F) Chvrches (UK) Destroyer (CA) DJ Paypal (DE) First Hate (DK) Floating Points UK) Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK) Gaye Su Akyol (TR) Klub 27 (DK) The Minds of 99 (DK) Palace Winter (DK) Protomartyr (US) Recondite (DE) Savages (UK) Tal National (NE)
Well, the first acts announced for Longitude 2016 in Marlay Park from 15 – 17 July.
Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer & The National are each of the day’s headliners.
Also playing are Jamie xx, Father John Misty, Chvrches, Roisin Murphy, Action Bronson, MØ, Courtney Barnett, ASAP Ferg, Tyler, The Creator; Rejjie Snow, All Tvvins, Otherkin, Pleasure Beach and Saint Sister.
Tickets will go on sale next Friday 29th January at 9am at €159.50 + fee and day tickets cost €64.50 + fee. Three customers can get their hands on Longitude tickets before anyone else, presale tickets go on sale at www.three.ie/plus 48 hours before general release. Tickets will be available from Ticketmaster.
MØ had to cancel her gig in The Academy a couple of Saturdays ago due to illness. Disappointment was had. Turn that frown upside down maybe because now you have months to practice those ponytail-swinging moves (hey, she’s a busy Danish girl).
The gig is now in The Academy on November 4th.
All previously bought tickets remain valid for the new show.
Tickets priced €17.35 excluding fees are on sale now through Ticketmaster.
‘Don’t Wanna Dance’ is Danish singer MØ’s latest single, from her forthcoming album No Mythologies To Follow out on March 7th. Despite sounding like Diplo produced it was actually produced by Ronni Vindahl. Looking forward to hearing the album now.
Fresh from her AlunaGeorge support, awesome Danish pop singer MØ has announced a gig for The Academy herself on March 4th 2014. Expect to hear song’s from her forthcoming debut album, which she is wrapping up at the moment. Tickets priced €17.35 plus fees on sale next Friday November 15th from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and ticketmaster.ie.
MØ’s latest EP, Bikini Daze is out now and features the single ‘XXX 88’
Awesome Danish kid MØ touches down at Electric Picnic on Sunday, her second time in Ireland this year. ‘XXX 88’ is her new single and features production by Diplo who gives her usual pop an extra club bump. It’ll feature on her upcoming four-track EP, release date to be announced.
With Longitude’s first edition successfully closed, Electric Picnic has announced the legendary Giorgio Moroder featuring Chris Cox DJ set, Two Door Cinema Club, Billy Bragg, Duckworth Lewis Method, Braids, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Jagwar Ma, Cyril Hahn, Summer Camp, Indians, Sam Smith and some bands from the Longitude bill: MØ, Young Wonder and the ballad bedwetters Kodaline.
There’s six days (July 28th) left to get weekend tickets at the early bird price of €189.50 plus fees (€229.50 plus fees after that). Here’s some classic Moroder you may have heard at my DJ set at Longitude yesterday.
If you needed more compelling evidence that Danish youngster Karen Marie Ørsted aka MØ is the coolest new pop star around? Peep the video for her new single ‘Waste of Time’. She was one of the best things I saw at this year’s South By South West festival and I expect her to be highlight of the Longitude Festival come July, all despite not being able to buy any of her songs here in Ireland yet. What’s up with that?
When I’m asked why I go to Austin for South By Southwest, the answer is basically: to see as many new bands as possible. The festival features over 2000 bands playing over 10 days so I try take in as much as I can. You can see/read myself, Una Mullally, Finian Murphy and 45 Sound’s SXSW coverage over at Red Bull Ireland including some video interviews and sessions.And pick up Day & Night on Friday for an interview from SXSW with Little Green Cars from myself. On with the good stuff…