Women About To Pop: Vanbot
Sweden’s pedigree as a pop powerhouse is beyond repute. They churn out trail-blazing divas in numbers that boggle the mind and continue to set the benchmark for top notch electro-pop. Vanbot, real name Ester Ideskog, is the latest Swede to make international waves with her icily beautiful electronic anthems. The blonde bombshell has been making music under her birth name since her late teens but was inspired to reinvent herself as Vanbot by “late night bike riding and endless love for retro synthesizers”. Ok then. An extraordinary knack for pretty lyrics and a memorable chorus – not to mention the best synths this side of the ‘80s – helps Ester stand out from the crowd.