Robyn

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Robyn likes contrast with being a celebrity and songwriter

28 Oct 2018

Music gossip

Robyn thinks being a famous musician provides a "really exciting" contrast. The 'Dancing On My Own' hitmaker has bared her soul on her emotional new single 'Missing U' – which deals with both a breakup and the death of a close friend – and she finds…

Robyn needed 'therapy' before releasing new album

26 Oct 2018

Music gossip

Robyn used psychedelic drugs to beat her depression. The 39-year-old Swedish pop star has just released her new studio album 'Honey' eight years after her last LP and she spent so much time away from the music business after suffering in the wake of…

Robyn announces first album in eight years

19 Sep 2018

Music gossip

Robyn has announced her first album in eight years. The 'Dancing On My Own' hitmaker returned with the lead single 'Missing U' - which was the soundtrack to HBO series 'Girls' last year - in August, and she is set to follow it up with the full record…

Robyn's new album to drop in 2018

20 Feb 2018

Music gossip

Robyn is set to release a new album this year. The 38-year-old Swedish singer spilled on Twitter that she is planning to unveil new music this year, when questioned by a fan about who decides her release dates. Replying to her inquisitive…

Singles and EPs - May 2014

19 May 2014

New releases from Robyn and Röyksopp, Stanley Odd and So Many Animal Calls reviewed

Robyn and Röyksopp – 'Do It Again' (Dog Triumph / Wall of Sound) ●●●●● This is what’s technically known as ‘a banger’. An all-out euphoric electro-shock from two of Scandi-pop’s greatest protagonists – high priestess Robyn and overlords Röyksopp…

Carly Rae Jepson's 'fulfilling' album

8 Aug 2012

Music Gossip

Carly Rae Jepson says making her debut album was the "most fulfilling experience". The 'Call Me Maybe' singer will release her first record, 'Kiss', on September 18 and can't wait for people to hear the results She said: "These are lyric and song…

Mel Gibson loses half 850m fortune in divorce settlement

24 Dec 2011

Celebrity Gossip

Mel Gibson's ex-wife has been awarded half his $850 million fortune in their divorce settlement. The 'Braveheart' actor is now officially a single man after his almost 30-year marriage to Robyn Moore - mother of seven of his children - was officially…

The top albums of 2010

17 Feb 2011

LCD Soundsystem, Washed Out, Robyn, Errors, Arcade Fire

LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening (DFA/ EMI) James Murphy and co’s last album also features one of the year’s most tantalisingly misleading album intros. It’s over three (very mellow) minutes into ‘Dance Yrself Clean’ before the proper beats…

Music video addict Robyn

3 Nov 2010

Music Gossip

Robyn didn't have cable TV growing up, so got her friends to record hours of music television for her. The singer was obsessed with pop music from an early age in her native Sweden, but had to rely on friends to see the latest videos from her…

Robyn - 02 ABC, Glasgow, Mon 18 Oct 2010

2 Nov 20104 stars

Sweden's electro dissident triumphs with precision electro-pop anthems

From her beginnings as a 90s teen-pop icon to her 00s domination of the hipster blogosphere, Sweden’s electro dissident, Robyn, has beaten a colourful path to stardom. She’s in Glasgow, replete with windmills and excessive strobe-lighting, while touring…

Robyn no role model

29 Sep 2010

Music Gossip

Robyn worries she is a "coward" for not wanting to be a role model. The Swedish singer admits while she is an active feminist, she is reluctant to be seen as an example to other young women, which she feels is symptomatic of other people of her…

LCD Soundsystem and Fever Ray highlights of Electric Picnic 2010

15 Sep 20104 stars

Stradbally, Ireland, 3-5 Sep 2010

The Picnic is one of two major events bookending the Irish festival season, and it feels like all of Ireland has turned out for summer’s last gasp. Which, as it turns out, is a rather wet one. But no matter, for the craic is good, the pies are hearty…

Robyn chilled with Snoop

14 Sep 2010

Music Gossip

Robyn loved working with Snoop Dogg because he was "down to earth". The Swedish singer - who collaborated with Snoop on the track 'U Should Know Better' for her new album 'Body Talk Pt.2' - found the rapper to be very easy and unpretentious to work…

Robyn set for UK tour to promote Body Talk series

10 Sep 2010

Swedish pop genius - Robyn interview

Remember that song? The one that went, ‘Show me love. Show me life. Baby show me what it’s all about.’ Yep? Well that was Robyn, back in 1997. And the track, ‘Show Me Love’ was a worldwide supersmash that reached number eight in the UK. And now…

Robyn - Body Talk Pt 2

1 Sep 20103 stars

(Island) This is cosmic. No, this is literally cosmic. ‘In My Eyes’, the opening track from Robyn’s second of three albums this year, is all zooming synth-riffs and meteoric ‘Invisible Touch’ (hello, Genesis!) drum-machine patterns. ‘Hey little star…

Robyn's 'gangster' collaboration

9 Aug 2010

Music Gossip

Robyn has revealed her collaboration with Snoop Dogg is "very gangster". The 'Dancing On My Own' hitmaker - whose joint venture with the hip-hop star is set to feature on her upcoming new album - revealed the track is to be entitled 'U Should Know…

Robyn was dismayed by pop

10 Jul 2010

Music Gossip

Robyn used to feel "disgusted" by the pop industry. The Swedish singer hated the way she was grouped in with other female stars after the success of her single 'Show Me Love' in 1996 but didn't realise there were other ways to bring her music to the…

Robyn - Body Talk Pt 1

1 Jun 20104 stars

Glorious pop android Robyn has two modes: LOVE ME and FUCK YOU, and they are both wonderful. Body Talk Pt 1, which features Diplo and Royksopp, is the follow-up to the Swedish icon’s 2007 self-titled album, and the first of three long-players due this…

Madonna to play Radio 1's Big Weekend

21 Apr 2008

Madonna has been confirmed as the headliner for Radio 1's Big Weekend 2008, which will take place at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent on the weekend of 10 and 11 May. The singer, who won her 13th UK number one single at the weekend, with the Justin…

Robyn - gig review

1 Nov 2007

Since storming to number one earlier this year, Swedish pop star Robyn isn’t that worried about being remembered for her brief dalliance with the charts in the 90s. ‘It was such a long time ago I don’t know if people remember,’ she says of her old hit…

Robyn

16 Aug 2007

Robyn

POP Robyn leaps out of the gate looking like your typical kooky Scandinavian popstar with her first track, ‘Curriculum Vitae’, hyping and bigging her up in time honoured boxer/rap fashion. The lyrics boast of her triumphs – curing AIDS, scoring ‘two…