Chrissie Hynde has long been both a rock icon and a committed anglophile. But for her appearance at the Meltdown festival, she's celebrating all things Swedish – as Abba's Dancing Queen segues into the country's national anthem, three screens above the stage display the Swedish flag.
The Pretenders mainstay's change in allegiance comes with her debut solo project Stockholm
, and for her first UK show for five years, she focuses on her new record's polished pop-rock. She begins boldly with twinkling lament Tourniquet (Cynthia Anne), her defiant and dolorous voice ageless against her acoustic guitar. g.”