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Lykke Li: Village Underground, EC2

Stephen Dalton, The Times, 13 May 2014

IN LYKKE LI's poetically gloomy world view, love is a dark rainbow of despair with a big pot of bitter disappointment at the end. At the first of two London launch shows for her third album, I Never Learn, the 28-year-old Swedish singer wore a shiny black Batcape, throwing Nosferatu poses in front of stark stage lights that projected gothic shadows on to the cavernous venue's walls. This cinematic effect was powerful, albeit a little Bonnie Tyler at times.

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