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MO: No Mythologies To Follow (Chess Club/RCA Victor)

I'd guess that many of those who flocked to Glasgow's Barrowland to see local hero trio Chvrches on Saturday past might otherwise have chosen to be in the rather more modest environs of Broadcast on Sauchiehall Street for the album-launching sole Scottish appearance of Denmark's Karen Marie Ørsted.

Her pop electronica, crafted in Copenhagen's No Wav Studios with Ronni Vindahl, is not a a million miles from the work of Mayberry, Cook and Doherty, and - hush my mouth - the Dane may just have rather better tunes.

It is also true that Ørsted has a fiesty feminist background to her music-making, although she is still just 25, and the range she now demonstrates on her debut is somewhat broader than that on the Chvrches album.

This is both good and bad, in that Don't Wanna Dance is clearly aimed at chart success, and her Diplo collaboration XXX 88 straight at the dancefloor, while there is something more mystical and intriguing about her debut recording Maiden, its follow-up Pilgrim and the opener Fire Rides.

The mix perhaps ends up seeming more of a sparkling basket of currencies than a high interest-bearing Euro-account.

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