Ida Maria is 24-year-old Norwegian Ida Maria Børli Sivertsen, and she really likes to drink. Like, a lot. On her terrific debut, Fortress Round My Heart, Ida Maria falls down, gets up, and falls back down again. More often than not, the cycle has something to do with the fact that she hits the bottle from dawn to dusk every day. “Whiskey, please/I need some whiskey, please,” she sings on “Queen of the World.” “I bump into things/I spin around in circles.” Many of her drunken escapades culminate in her picking up some guy at a bar, bringing him home, and shrugging, “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked.” Ida Maria and her band tear through 10 songs in a little more than 30 minutes, playing spitfire punk fueled by heart, youth, and, of course, lots of booze.
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