By: Spacelab Research Staff
Karin Dreijer Andersson and her tribe kicked of the Fever Ray tour recently, starting the beginning of a select group of shows that will play out through the Summer, including stops at the Sonar Festival and Roskilde.
The stage show looks to hold lots of darkness, lots of lasers, and Jamaican dub-style bass heaviness.
There are some live videos of various audience quality floating around from the performance at at Motel Mozaique in Rotterdam.
Another show was part of London’s Southbank Centre’s Ehter 09 Festival, which also proved to be a powerful gig.
"For the next hour Andersson holds her audience utterly spellbound throughout her debut UK appearance as Fever Ray, which is part of the Southbank Centre’s Ether 09 festival. She performs every song from her eponymous album – clearly destined to be one of the best of 2009 – alongside two covers," reports Chris Power for Drowned in Sound.
He goes on to say that interaction between the band and the audience is non existent, but that almost provides a greater context with more subtlety.
"Andersson’s band can be seen grooving in the onstage darkness but there’s predictably nothing in the way of between-song banter, or even acknowledgement that there’s anyone else in the room. This reticence seems fitting, however, and lends small moments such as the removal of Andersson’s headdress, an angular hand movement or a slow-motion shuffle and clap in time to the beat a mysterious significance."
The shows follow the recent release of the "When I Grow Up" EP.