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The salient points

  • Icona Pop are Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo. But we'll stick with Icona Pop.
  • As for the name, explains Aino, "there’s no story behind the name, it was Caroline’s mum who came up with it and we loved it".
  • But enough about that, how is the music?
  • It's really good actually.
  • They say: "In our speakers you will not hear anything from Ke$ha or Jason Mraz!" Which is funny, as that video did look almost exactly like this, didn't it.
  • Their debut EP, 'Nights Like This', picked up where 'Manners' left off and continued their trait for being amazing.
  • As did their single 'I Love It' (co-written by goth pop chanteuse Charli XCX, don't you know) and their Sweden-only self-titled album, which also featured this above average ditty.
  • Naturally, they are Swedish.

Interviews & Features

Icona Pop New Main 2011 In Review: Aino Icona Pop does December
Aino is one-half of literally amazing Swedish pop duo Icona ...
December 31, 2011 in Interviews & Features


Erik Hassle Erik Hassle says he’s written an “awesome” song with Icona Pop
'Hurtful' hitmaker Erik Hassle has written a song with Icona Pop ...
April 13, 2015 in The News
Cobra-Starship Icona Pop are on the new Cobra Starship single
NOBODY PANIC: Cobra Starship are back. And they've brought Icona Pop along ...
August 22, 2014 in The News
Icona Pop New Main Icona Pop’s third album will probably be out early next year actually
Icona Pop were planning on taking three years (!) ...
June 25, 2014 in The News
Icona Pop Icona Pop’s ‘Get Lost’ is now on the world wide web
Icona Pop's new single 'Get Lost' is now on the internet ...
June 23, 2014 in The News
Icona Pop Icona Pop’s next single is called ‘Get Lost’ and is “coming soon (Sweden)”
It looks like Icona Pop's new single will be called 'Get ...
June 18, 2014 in The News

From The Briefing

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December 21, 2014 in The Briefing
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Icona Pop feat Charli XCX's 'I Love It' is Number One in the UK, having shifted 125,000 copies last week. That's ...
July 1, 2013 in Noteworthy, The Briefing
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Popjustice reader Mike Wolf has just sent this in. It's Icona Pop feat Charli XCX's 'I Love It' performed in ...
June 18, 2013 in The Briefing
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This year's Top 45 Singles Of The Year list was ...
December 19, 2012 in The Briefing, Unfiled