Fresh off an appearance at New York’s Fashion’s Night Out, Swedish electro pop duo Icona Pop hit Santos Party House (QRO venue review) to play to a packed house on Wednesday, September 12th. With their massive shout-along singles and effortlessly cool personas, Icona Pop have managed to carve their own niche out of the dance-pop glut. The duo wasted no time getting the anxious crowd warmed up, kicking off their set with early single “Nights Like This”. The crowd were loving it, and the girls loved them back, jumping into the audience several times to sing along with their fans.
While the duo may have a limited catalogue – they played six songs over the course of half an hour – they brought tons of energy to the stage and performed like they were veterans. The crowd reached a fever pitch during the band’s summer anthem “I Love It”, dancing, screaming, fist pumping and shouting along the lyrics. They closed the show with new single, massive club banger “Ready For The Weekend”. The duo popped back on stage for an encore after cries of “One more song!” from the audience. Singer Caroline asked, “Choose one song you want to hear again!” The answer unanimously being “I Love It”, of course.