Fever Ray produced our favourite album of 2009, and has spoken repeatedly about the importance of early electronic pop on her music, so it’s rather fitting that she’d release a cover of 1980s singer Peter Gabriel’s Mercy Street, available through the NME’s website. Though the writer doesn’t seem as big a fan of Karin Dreijer Andersson’s visionary, glowering electronic pop project as one would hope (he calls Fever Ray a band at one point), it’s worth following the link to stream her new track, because it’s pretty good. It will be out as a 7” single on Rabid Records soon, and Fever Ray will be playing the below dates in Spetember.
6 Sep 2010 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
8 Sep 2010 – Brixton Academy, London