XOV – Lucifer


After being plucked from near obscurity by Lorde for the Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack, all eyes were briefly on XOV, but he’s now snuck out his debut EP in Sweden. If we’re honest, some of it we love and some of it we’re on the fence about. But the title track is in the former camp, with its anthemic chorus and dirty refrain. If you happen to be in Stockholm, next week you can see him play his first gig on Swedish soil, and for free, at the secretive Carlsberg Green Door Project. Details are scarce but you have to sign up in advance here. In the meantime, make up your mind by streaming the EP below.