Ida Maria nearly steals the show when she sings on I Love You, You Imbecile with Pelle Carlberg on his new record. This 22 year old Swede/Norwegian has got a voice that made me stop, take notice and google her. It turns out she’s not yet signed to any label (merely a matter of time) and she’s working on a record with Timo Räisänen in London at the moment. She’s got a voice that comes from somewhere else that reminds me a lot of the young Bjork, and she likes write power pop that could be Wannadies crossed with a bit of Katrina and the Waves. She also isn’t afraid to to turn up the spikey guitars and really belt it out. If she can follow through on the promise of the initial songs she’s recorded it’ll be one hell of a record.