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Ida Maria: Notting Hill Arts Club, London

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 18 September 2011

IDA MARIA IS A 23-YEAR-OLD from the north of Norway who is known even in that ex-Viking country for wild behaviour. A cracked rib and a bloody face from head-butting a guitar are among the injuries sustained by Ida Maria at previous shows. When your hero is Iggy Pop, these are badges of honour. But self-harm has happily yet to become a shtick, and tonight's half-hour club set, the start of her Sony-backed UK assault, is notable for controlled aggression.

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