Icona Pop ARTIST#TALK with Arjan Writes

Icona Pop

Last week Arjan Writes threw another one of his infamous ARTIST#TALK events (sponsored by HP and Windows) at the Hotel on Rivington in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His guests were the electro-pop duo Icona Pop, who are very dear to PopBytes' heart. We have been following these Swedish ladies since their smash hit "I Love It" graced the web. I calculated how many times I've seen them perform and I reached the number eight. In just over a year MORE

PopBytes does FreeFest 2013!

Chvches at FreeFest

Last weekend (9/21) I had the chance to attend Virgin Mobile's annual FreeFest, a huge outdoor festival with some of the hottest music acts around on three stages, all helping to raise awareness and money to combat youth homelessness via VM's Re*Generation program. It all took place over in Columbia, MD at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, and although it did rain the majority of the day, everyone still had a (wet) blast. This year I brought my MORE

Video: Icona Pop’s “All Night”

Icona Pop "All Night"

Here's the latest music video from Swedish pop duo, Icona Pop, for their hot new single, "All Night." It's such a fun track and definitely has massive hit potential. These girls (who I just saw perform this past weekend over at Virgin Mobile's FreeFest) have been all the rage ever since their single, "I Love It," blew up in such a huge manner and tomorrow they're finally releasing their highly-anticipated debut album, This Is ... Icona Pop MORE

Cookie Monster covers Icona Pop!

Cookie Monster

The gang over at PBS' long-running kids show Sesame Street is gearing up for their 44th season (with celebrity guests such as Charlize Theron, Usher, and Henry Cavill) which kicks off next month on September 16th, and to celebrate here's Cookie Monster doing his own version of Swedish pop duo Icona Pop's super smash hit, "I Love It." Check out Cookie Monster's "Me Want It (But Me Wait)" (of course he's talking cookies and self-control) video MORE

Listen: Icona Pop’s “All Night”

Icona Pop "All Night"

Here's the brand-new single from Swedish pop duo Icona Pop (aka Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt). It's a worthy follow up to their incredibly massive double platinum hit, "I Love It" (written by Charli XCX), and I have a feeling this is going to be huge as well, it's terrific! Have a for yourself listen above, and it's already available for purchase on iTunes. The song will also be featured on the group's highly-anticipated full-length debut album, MORE

Exclusive: PopBytes talks with Icona Pop

Icona Pop - Iconic

Cocaine binges don’t end well for Hannah Horvath. But in the third episode of the current and second season of HBO’s cultural phenomenon, Girls, Lena Dunham’s lead character goes on one for the sake of the experience. On a new adventure with her ex-boyfriend-turned-gay-roommate, Dunham’s protagonist finds herself in a Brooklyn nightclub snorting lines off of a public toilet and trading her shirt with a stranger’s. Yet before the MORE

Marina and the Diamonds shined in NY!

Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds can't seem to get enough of America this past year. In support of her sophomore album Electra Heart she's currently on a second leg of her Lonely Hearts Club Tour stateside. She serenaded 3,000 "diamonds" at her sold-out show at Terminal 5 in Manhattan on Thursday and also stopped by The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island the next night. PopBytes attended the latter. The Paramount is a preferable venue because it holds MORE