Fever Ray at Ether 09

Fever Ray supported Röyksopp at this year's always excellent Ether festival at London's Royal Festival Hall. Fever Ray is the dark and haunting side-project of Karin Dreijer Andersson, singer with brother/sister elecro weirdists The Knife. The eerie and atmospheric set is performed in almost pitch darkness illuminated with just a few standard lamps and two lasers, while Karin's bizarre costume changes add to the wonderful strangeness of the performance.

She is also performing with long time collaborators Röyksopp along with Robyn and Lykke Li. For this she is dressed as an owl. Naturally. Röyksopp were great, but for me they just can't compete with the the haunting weirdness of Fever Ray's performance. There are a lot of great Scandinavian singers around at the moment, and three of them are here tonight but Karin Dreijer Andersson has got to be the best of them. And by far the strangest.
Ether 09