Latitude review: MØ brings pounding electro-pop to festival

Danish singer-songwriter Karen Marie Ørsted

Danish singer-songwriter Karen Marie Ørsted - Credit: Archant

Latitude's Lake Stage is home to some of the hottest up-and-coming acts and in previous years has played host to the likes of Everything Everything, Alt-J Django Django and the xx. And this year is no exception - MØ, aka Karen Marie Orsted - promises great things.

MØ is a Danish singer-songwriter who, backed by a guitarist, drummer and utilises a sampler to great effect, together creating pounding electro pop.

Dressed all in black and with her hair in two long, wildly spinning braids, she put everything she had into a 30-minute set as the blazing sun set on Henham Park on Friday evening.

Down on her knees, sreaming into the microphone she quickly caught the attention of many wandering festival-goers driftng away from the end of Cat Power's set on the Obelisk Arena.

Citing influences such as Lykke Li, Santigold and Saturday night main stage stars Yeah Yeah Yeahs, she delivered a surprisingly confident Latitude show that eventually attracted a large crowd to the Lake Stage.

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A perfect Latitude act, MØ will surely be back at the festival in years to come, but much higher up the bill next time.

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