Ida Maria is a girl from Norway and sings in a band from Sweden called… Ida Maria. Quite simple. The music is not your usual happy indie-pop as you might expect from a Swedish band though. Ida Maria has a lot of punk attitude in her voice, and that gives the songs a raw and original feel. There are some similarities to Björk‘s voice, but it’s (thankfully) not as annoying as the one from the Icelandic elf.
Ida Maria has already been tipped as a breakthrough artist for 2008 by such names as the BBC and NME. To check if they’re right, you can find five songs as free downloads here (just click “Last ned” to start the download), and if you’re signing up for the mailing list here (no need to give your own address away…), you’ll get another free song called Forgive Me.
Ida Maria – Oh My God (MP3)