Which moments defined MØ in 2012?
Hmm… I think it must have been the moment we played the opening tune at our first concert in New York during CMJ Festival back in October. It was at a House Party in Brooklyn, and me and my band hadn’t really had time to practice up ‘till the concert, so we were just like - “okay, fuck it let’s just do it and see what happens” - It was a wonderful challenge, and so much fun.. and I were told afterwards that the concert went pretty well too.
Who or what influences you?
Moods, People I’m surrounded by, Noise and Silence, Mountains and the life in the city, Sonic Youth, Aesthetics, Trash, Tornadoes, Love, Restlessness and Astray people, Small towns, Empty buildings, Parties, The ocean, Killing your self slowly - living forever, daydreams, leaving everything behind, Life in general… Being young and unaware.
Have you heard or read any descriptions of your sound that resonate in particular?
I’ve heard some relating me to Grimes, and that of course makes me very happy, since I’m a big fan and have the utmost respect for her, but I wouldn’t say that our sound is very alike. I’ve heard some people compare me to Santigold, which is also cool. People talk about my music as a mix of soul, indie pop and street vibes… And I think they are quite right about that, so I don’t mind them saying so - I would say the same.
What can we expect from MØ in 2013?
An honest work of music made by a confused post-teenage girl from the countryside and a brilliant producer. (Ronni Vindahl from No Wav.)
Who you pick to support you at Brixton Academy next year?
Aww you guys are so sweet. Well, a very, very cool upcoming grunge band or something like that. But I don’t listening a lot to music, especially not these days where I’m so busy finishing up my album, so I haven’t looked enough into new bands to mention one. All the bands I fancy right now are waaaaay ahead of me, so I would have to catch up a lot, to announce them to support MØ, hehe