Review: Oh Land, Electric Arena

Sun, Sep 4, 2011, 01:00

Atmosphere: Started with a mixture of curious onlookers bemused by the veiled singer's debut Irish performance, and finished with a couple of hundred new converts to the Oh Land cause

The Danish diva isn't that well known in these parts yet, but by the time her second album is released in October, expect her sparkling synth-pop to be filling every available radio crevice in the country.

High: The theatricality of Nanna Øland Fabricius' show; it's no surprise to learn that she was a trained ballet dancer in her former life. Although she was accompanied by just two musicians, she knew how to make her set visually appealing. OK, that meant making her band wear wolf and bird masks, but at least it looked good to us, right?

Low: It's hard to find fault with tunes as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as this. A generous helping of fizzy pop to energise campers and day-trippers alike.

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Verdict: There are shades of Goldfrapp in songs like Voodoo and Son of a Gun, and even the quirkiness of an artist like Bjork at times, but Oh Land is commercial enough to tick the Scando pop box aptly filled by Robyn at last year's Picnic. Expect to hear a lot more of her.

Star Rating: ****