Norwegian pop phenomenon Annie is bracing her for her upcoming US campaign that’ll include a DJ tour with co-producer Timo Kaukolampi. Before setting off for the US, Annie and her trusted Finnish backing band head to the UK this week to play a string of live dates supporting St. Etienne.

Annie’s ‘Anniemal’ album saw its UK release in March, below are a few excerpts of the some of the many rave reviews awarded to the album:

5/5 Uncut “Anniemal is a great pop album”

4.5/5 Independent On Sunday – “Seductive, synthetic, sublime”

4.5/5 DJ – “Worthy of the big time”

4/5 Times “A mini epic of heartbreak and beauty”

4/5 OK “A real sweet treat”

4/5 Metro – “Proof that pop, in the right hands can continue to be impossibly exciting.”

4/5 The Observer Music Monthly "A charismatic star with a set of heartbreaking and fun tunes"

4/5 The Sun "..a dazzling dance record. Move over Kylie"

4/5 Daily Mirror "Buy It"

4/5 Evening Standard "..a magical atmosphere"

4/5 Attitude “Anniemal will make Kylie quake in fear”

GQ- “As Syrupy as an episode of the O.C.”

Guardian Weekend Magazine – “Your new favourite pop star”

Guardian Guide- “Sophisticated and enchanting”

Observer- “There isn’t a duff track here”

Time Out "Anniemal is most likely to be the best pop album of 2005"

Daily Telegraph "joyously whizzy"

i-D- “Mission accomplished”

NME“Annie is set to rescue the top 40.”

Sunday Times “A truly affecting pop record.”

Arena “Pristine, heart breaking, futuristic disco.”

Vice- “Annie is a star”

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