Training Dragons in Iceland

I went to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 yesterday, with one of my girls. Not only had I forgotten that Jonsí had written a song for the soundtrack – Where No One Goes – but I was struck by how much Icelandic imagery featured throughout the film. No doubt influenced by writer/director Dean […]

Books & Badgers

I love bookshops. I think it stems from those years working in a record shop, which I also love, but are even harder to find these days. It’s something to do with the browsing, the choice, the options. It’s about making a discovery. Bookshops often have a more calming air about them, and less greasy […]

Who the hell are Hugar?

Hugar are Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson, two 20-year-old guys from Seltjarnarnes, just outside Reykjavík, Iceland. Their paths didn’t really cross until Bergur and a funk band he had formed started looking for a guitar player and found Pétur. It wasn’t until early 2012 that they started working on what would become Hugar. Add access […]

Music Review: Low Roar 0

Once just Ryan Katazija and his guitar/laptop, Low Roar have gained a number of band members, a stage presence and following to match. Aided by Mike Lindsay from English folk band Tunng (his influence is heavy throughout 0, no bad thing), Silla presumably borrowed from múm, and various members of Amiina, Low Roar are now […]