I reviewed some acts for Rave (full story here).
Sporting the hands-down kookiest dress of her performing career so far, Australia’s new favourite Kiwi Kimbra is all wide smiles and paralysing soul vocals as she casually adds BDO 2012 to her already-impressive live CV. It’s clear that Her Kimbraness isn’t ready to Settle Down anytime soon (as is the case with her relentless, cylindrical-haired drummer) as she hip-swivels through Plain Gold Ring and prompts hearty sing-alongs at the Converse Stage on Two Way Street and Cameo Lover.
Long overdue in this hemisphere, the amazing Norwegian monsters Röyksopp summon an hour of bliss at the Boiler Room – and for this reviewer, a tear of joy during Only This Moment. Opening with a menacing, guitar-heavy Alpha Male, Svein Berge, Torbjørn Brundtland and friends make sure everyone’s Happy Up Here, venturing into Melody A.M. domain with early singles Eple and Poor Leno, and bring out the … um, robot helmet for The Girl & The Robot.