Marta Pettersson and Erika Ahlström are the producers and songwriters behind the Swedish pop surge I Am Karate.
After one single musical encounter in 2014 the girls knew they had to start a band, and made their debut in 2015 with an EP called “I Am Karate” with a progressive electronic pop sound similar to Fever Ray and Robyn. Later that year they released two singles, “Elevate” and “Bitter”, were nominated Best Unsigned Act in GAFFA Magazine 2016. They released their first EP with Universal Music, and the single “Swayze” got picked up for The Times Essential Tracks among others.
During the autumn of 2019 they released three singles taken from the album which all showed real promise of a new improved martial musical artistry; with heavy beats, quirky sounds, shiny melodies and two totally united singing voices on top.
Charming delicious, always engaging, the new pop from Marta and Erika sings and dances to the beat of your own heart.
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Stay safe everyone and try to let this be a time to rest and heal. We can all need that. And hey, being bored can spark the most amazing creativity. Do stuff you never get the time to do at home otherwise. Paint, cook slow food, read some books, listen to music and believe that together we will clean up this mess. Take care out there. 🧼👏💜