The group's aggressively catchy electro-pop will be performed live for the first time in May.
Stockholm-based quartet Kate Boy's ascent to swoon-worthy blog curiosity has been strikingly sudden, but than again, the group recorded their single "Northern Lights" within three hours of meeting each other.
Kate Akhurst, an Australian singer-songwriter who had spent her early 20s writing on her own in Los Angeles, traveled to Stockholm in late 2011 and was introduced to Hampus Nordgren Hemlin, Markus Dextegen and Oskar Sikow Engström during her final two days in the city. "When I met them, it was something about the sound, who they were as people -- our visions just met and were perfect together," Akhurst tells Billboard from the group's Stockholm studio. After logging two sessions with her new acquaintances, Akhurst traveled home and immediately applied for a visa in order to stay in Sweden for a much longer period of time. "It just made sense," she says. "When you're doing something on your own… this team that we had, this Kate Boy thing, was such a collaboration, and the first time I didn't feel separated."