Niki and the Dove at the Electric Owl – preview

Niki & the Dove black and white photo

Malin Dahlstrom and Gustaf Karlof are Niki & The Dove. The band kicks off its first North American tour in LA (Aug 31) and Vancouver (Sept 1).

Preview – Swedish duo Niki and The Dove at Electric Owl Sept 1 2012

Niki & The Dove will embark on their first-ever North American tour to support their new album Instinct (Sub Pop).

The Swedish duo of Malin Dahlstrom and Gustaf Karlof begin their tour in Los Angeles, CA on August 31 and a Vancouver show at the Electric Owl Sept 1. Opening is another duo, Vancouver’s Love and Electrik, who have been keeping a low profile of late.

Love and Electrik photos

Love and Electrik at the O.C., Winnipeg, Oct 1 2009. Alison Pattern concert photo

During their tour, Niki & The Dove will act as act as direct support for 4AD recording artist Twin Shadow’s fall tour as well. Full tour dates below.

Niki and the Dove album cover

What people are saying about Niki + The Dove:

“..All 12 of its songs manage to be equally arresting, flitting between the sound of Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, and trashy Europop, while delighting in tiny but pivotal moments, sites of emotional precipices and tremendous, history-making passions.” – Pitchfork 

“They’re refreshingly warm where Swedish peers the Knife are intentionally cold; they’re consistent where Florence + the Machine are spotty; they’re accessible where Bat for Lashes is elusive. Recorded while the pair’s profile was rising, Instinct sounds as though these vets knew that this was their moment to hustle like rookies while polishing like pros.” – SPIN

“Awash with grand ambitions, Niki & The Dove is one of the few bands whose grasp actually matches their reach. The result is dazzling…” – Under the Radar

“Her voice has the same something we love in so many Nordic pop singers that we promised ourselves we wouldn’t mention, those inimitable fragile gasps and massive roars. Dahlström’s voice crags out like a haunted Stevie Nicks singing off a lighthouse balcony…dramatic!”  – THE FADER

“The band’s promising distinctive electronic pop overlays should be held accountable for the earworm syndrome with Niki& The Dove. Their songs are full of magic and light but with an unsettling darkness hidden beneath the surface.” – FILTER

“…It’s a beautiful, emotive celebration of the power of pop when it’s been made for the love of the art.” –BBC

“They deserve to have the whole word hear these songs. Heck they deserve some sort of Nobel Pop Prize.” [8/10] – NME

“Instinct is a multi-layered album that is meant to be consumed whole, which is what I love most about it. You can grind to it on the dancefloor, or let it bump from your nightstand as you unwind, but whatever you do, don’t fight the impulses Niki & the Dove gives you to hit repeat.” –  Glamour

Tour dates – Niki & The Dove:

Aug. 31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sep. 01 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
Sep. 02 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep. 05 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls*
Sep. 07 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre*
Sep. 08 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room*
Sep. 09 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre*
Sep. 11 – Norman, OK – Opolis*Sep. 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees*
Sep. 14 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk*
Sep. 16 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds*
Sep. 18 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree*
Sep. 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
Sep. 21 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel*
Sep. 23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep. 24 – Washington, DC – Black Cat*
Sep. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
Sep. 27 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*
Sep. 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Sep. 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct. 02 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Oct. 03 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Oct. 04 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop / Popscene
Oct. 06 – Los Angeles CA – Taix
Oct. 07 – Los Angeles, CA – Culture Collide Festival Block Party

*w/ Twin Shadow

One response to “Niki and the Dove at the Electric Owl – preview

  1. 5 years ago  

    Interesting… while you were playing that earlier this morning, I actually thought you were listening to The Knife at first, but that didn’t quite seem right.

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