Icona Pop Teases New Music With Slacker At AMP Live 2014

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You’ve likely heard Icona Pop’s song “I Love It” on your television, but the place that these two ladies really excel is on the stage; something they’ve certainly proven!

About three years after coming together, Icona Pop took their talents stateside with the release of their debut EP Iconic. With two full-length albums now under their belts, the duo splits their time between New York and Los Angeles when they’re not on tour…which is more often than not, lately!

Recently concluding concert runs with superstars such as Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, the duo, which is made of up Swedish DJ/singers Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, decided to forgo a break to fly to Detroit and perform at AMP Live 2014…but they don’t care – they love it!

Prior to their set, they sat down with Slacker backstage to discuss performing in Detroit, their future plans and potential new music!

You’ve been touring with Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, what’s your favorite city to tour in the States?

Aino: We’ve been to so, so, so many places and everywhere is so different, you go from east to west – it’s like different countries! I would definitely say that we love, overall, being in America because the crowd is so awesome!

Caroline: People really know how to move their hips [in Detroit]…and party!

That’s how I got my wife! Maybe tonight, a baby will be made at AMP Live 2014…what would we name the Icona Pop baby!

Caroline: The best baby in the world!

I was trying to get a title of the next album there! Are you working on it?

Aino: Well we are…we can’t tell you that much yet! But we can tell you that it’s gonna be a killer!

Caroline: The best baby in the world!

Anyone you’re dying to work with on this project that you haven’t been able to on the first few?

Caroline: It would be amazing to someday work with Prince!

Aino: Yeah and we still haven’t worked with David Bowie! And I mean…Elvis would be awesome…

Is it true you went to the same music school, but met at a party and formed Icona Pop?

Aino: It was so simple…when we met we instantly felt that we had such a beautiful connection. But it was actually me – I was dumped and Caroline was having a party…she knows how to party, for sure! So through mutual friends, she forced me to come to that party and we just like clicked instantly. And now we’re touring around the world!

Caroline: The party never stops!

Icona Pop gets a day off, how do you spend it?

Caroline: We love nature so if there’s any nature around where we are or water – like swimming in the water is the best thing – we would probably do something like that. But maybe add some partying…dancing, going out to a concert or something during the night. The best of two worlds, you know?

Check out the entire interview above and see photos of Icona Pop performing at AMP Live 2014 HERE

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