This summer Robyn and Röyksopp will go on a world tour together for the first time ever, and we are very proud and honoured that one of the concerts on the tour will take place at NorthSide 2014.
Robyn made her breakthrough as a singer in 1997 with the single “Show Me Love”, which not only gained success in Europe, but also claimed a top ten position on the American Billboard Chart. Her success continued on the two following releases, but the release of “Robyn” in 2005 marked a significant change in style.
The album is inspired by compatriots The Knife and Teddybears and is the first record released on her on label – Konichiwa Records. The album launched Robyn in an entirely new and cool fashion and songs such as “Who’s that Girl” and “With Every Heartbeat” were hits all over the world.
Robyn continued to do things as she wished, and after a five-year absence she released the three “Body Talk” EPs in 2010, which were awarded with five Swedish Grammy Awards. There were hits aplenty on the three EPs and during this period, she recorded with Snoop Dogg, I Blame Coco and many others, as well as making her mark as a fantastic live act.
Meanwhile, Norwegian group Röyksopp have released four albums, had plenty of hits, recorded with Karin from The Knife and Lykke Li, and performed a large number of brilliant concerts.
Other than their own successful projects, Robyn and Röyksopp have a long shared history, which includes the singles “The Girl and The Robot” and “None of Dem” as well as concert appearances together in Los Angeles and Trondheim. The three musicians have also recently gone into the studio to record new music, which will be presented on the upcoming world tour.
In addition to the two collaborations, the two Nordic acts are individually behind such classics as ” Eple”, “Poor Leno”, “What Else is There?”, “Show Me Love”, “With Every Heartbeat”, “Dancing on My Own”, “Indestructible” and many more, so it will be very interesting to hear the new music they are working on together.
Chances are some of the old hits will show up for the upcoming concerts, but what the two electronic acts otherwise have up your sleeve only time will tell. However, there is no doubt that we have a very special night to look forward to and we very much look forward to present their unique joint show at NorthSide this summer.