Take Five with The Alternate Side: Niki and The Dove

by Kara Manning
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The mysterious world spun by the Swedish trio Niki and The Dove is buoyed by a dreamy brew of ebullient, delectable synthpop, winning songwriters Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf plenty of breathless critical accolades for their debut album Instinct, out now on Sub Pop.

The band — which includes drummer Magnus Böqvist — just played the Reading and Leeds Festival this past weekend and they'll be back Stateside this week for gigs in Los Angeles on August 31 and Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival on September 2. Niki and The Dove embark on a tour with Twin Shadow next week with stops that include Manhattan's Webster Hall on September 27 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 28.

Niki and The Dove also released their next single, "Somebody," this week, along with a remix by Clock Opera.

Listen to Niki and The Dove's wonderful session in Studio A, taped earlier this summer, today on 91.5 WNYE at 11 a.m. EDT and online. For more in-studio videos, head to The Alternate Side.

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