Molly Nilsson is the mesmerising Swedish synth pop artist making loneliness cool again. The queen of DIY is as independent as it gets, recording her own music and releasing albums via her own record label, Dark Skies Association. Creator of the song to listen to when you’re “at a party and hate everyone”, Nilsson has written a lyric for every kind of melancholy walk home.
She has almost released an album every year, from ‘These Things Take Time’ (2008) to her latest LP release ‘Twenty Twenty’ in November. Her lyrics examine ennui and despair with social interactions and behaviour, yet somehow bring a hope and optimism to being alone.
Nilsson is welcomed back to Brighton for what will surely be a starkly intimate show, often pairing her lone voice with a CD of her tracks in the background – this is a karaoke to watch solemnly, preferably alone.
Molly Nilsson, Hope & Ruin, Friday 8th February 2019
Words by Holly Eliza Temple