Robyn - Cargo London
Swedish Pop Pixie Robyn played a headline date at London's Cargo to promote the release of her first UK album.
The collection of tracks celebrate the best of Robyns work updated and remixed for 2007.
Robyn was joined onstage by two band members - one playing drums for the sets duration and the other playing guitar and additional drums (though not at the same time!).
The Cargo crowd had eagerly awaited Robyn's onstage appearance and she took to the stage backed by her duel drummers launching into "Cobra style".
By the time the third song "Handle me" rolled out the audience were bewitched by the Swedish songstress's charms and laughed along with her when she had a slight problem remembering the lyrics of the number!
Two of my favourites from the album were next up as "Bum like you" and "Be mine" are extremely catchy upbeat Pop tracks and came across well live.
Robyn then took us back to the 80's with a short medley featuring Nenah Cherry's "Buffalo stance" and Salt 'N' Pepa's "Push it", having fun pulling some shapes.
I watched Robyn at London's Metro a few weeks earlier and the majority of the audience at that show seemed to consist of hardcore fans who had followed her career from when she was slightly more mainstream years earlier.The Cargo audience seemed to be a more curious bunch, most of whom had come along after hearing single "Konichiwa bitches" which got the biggest response of the night.
"Dream on" and "With every heartbeat" finished the set but it was obvious from the crowds response that we hadn't seen the last of Robyn.
A trio of songs were played as an encore including Prince's rather risqué "Jack U off" with Robyn cheekily having fun with the song.
Robyn was very appreciative of the audience's support during her set, telling us how happy she was that she was self releasng her album as it was great to see it finally come out.
After leaving the stage once more she came back with her guitarist for a final song, a reprise of "Be mine", this time in a heartfelt ballad style that had most of the audience mesmerized, the others screaming their support.
Robyn is a great performer so I hope I get a chance to see her again this year.It may be a lazy comparison but I would say the mainstream act she reminds me most of is Pink.Both artistes can try their hand at different styles and still come up trumps.However,she is certainly an individual entertainer and should be caught live if possible.
You can listen to Robyn here