Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Doppelganger Indie Picks: Hello 2011!

Here we are at another band selection choice by Doppelganger. This January 2011, I'm pleased to introduce to you this refreshed act from Malaysia, and another act from somewhere across this Earth - Sweden, to be exact! Robyn! A singer songwriter who's worked her way for more than a decade to where she is today! See, it takes tenacity!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Artiste: Free Deserters

Free Deserters is an alternative pop / Brit pop / Noise pop. Here's what they say about themselves: we ain't cheerleaders... we dont prance around... we dont wear tights... we dont cut our wrist.. we dont wear "lamb of god" shirts. By the way, in case you didn't know, the lead singer is also the brains behind the rockin' radio show on BFM89.9 - 33RPM.


Artiste: ROBYN

Source: Wikipedia
Swedish recording artiste, singer, and songwriter Robyn became known in the late nineties for her worldwide dance-pop hits "Show Me Love" and "Do You Know (What It Takes)" from her debut album Robyn Is Here (1997). She co-wrote the song "Du gör mig hel igen" (You Make Me Whole Again) for Melodifestivalen 1997. The popularity of her #1 hit single "With Every Heartbeat", and subsequent album release Robyn (2005), brought her mainstream success worldwide. In January 2009 Robyn won a Swedish Grammis award for Best Live Act 2008. Robyn released the first of a trilogy of albums to be released over the course of 2010 titled Body Talk Pt. 1, in June of that year, peaking at #1. It was her first album since Robyn. The album's lead single "Dancing on My Own" was released a few weeks prior to the album's release, and became a hit single worldwide, and brought her a 53rd Grammy Awards nomination for the category of Best Dance Recording. A follow up album, Body Talk Pt. 2, was released on September 6, entering straight at #1[2] of the Swedish chart, and the final album of the trilogy, Body Talk, was released on November 22, 2010 with the first single "Indestructible".

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