Hot on the heels of Annie and Sally Shapiro comes another Scandinavian pop 'princess', this time in the flesh, supporting Canada's Junior Boys at the ABC2 in Glasgow.
Alone on stage, and utilising only an iPod and a white Fender as weapons, Firefox AK steadily won over a sedentary audience, with her synthy backing tracks and some jagged guitar work.
With the minimal setup adding a palpable edge to the more polished album tracks, this was an exciting set, and one can't help wondering what a spectacle it would be to see this artist with a full backing band.
I'm not the only one, it seems, to have been utterly bewitched by the lovely Swedish synth-pop princess Sally Shapiro (" Sounds so fragile and beautiful, you half expect it to melt in your mouth." said The Guardian, "Phwoarrrr!" said a certain DJ Dod).
I'm currently anxiously awaiting the arrival of a lovely package containing a copy of her album and Rude 66-remixed single, but to keep me going until then, I've found this gem : an hour long Italo mix by her producer, Johan Agebjoern. My mental image of him as some sort of lecherous 50-year old Giorgio Moroder look-a-like could be true! All the classics are in there, as well as a couple of the aforementioned Ms. Shapiro's newies. Definitely highly recommended, despite the sleazy German DJ talking over bits of it...