Sigur Rós have a habit of doing things out of the ordinary. Not only have they chosen to play at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, UK, beneath the world famous 250ft diameter Lovell Telescope, but their concert starts with a specially composed piece of music featuring radio echoes from meteors; signals from spacecraft travelling to the […]
On a recent trip to Iceland, ostensibly to promote my book Iceland, Defrosted but really any excuse to visit Iceland, see friends and drink local beer, I spent several days listening to Kveikur the new album from Sigur Rós. There may not be a better place to listen to Sigur Rós than Iceland, but Kveikur […]
Sigur Rós – Ísjaki (Official Lyric Video) from sigur rós on Vimeo. The new Sigur Rós song, Ísjaki, is here. I’ll need a bit more time to listen to it before I can form an opinion. Nice of them to provide the lyrics though, in a karaoke / learn Icelandic crossover.
Those Amiina girls (and boys) have been at it again. Described on their website as ‘the lighthouse project’, this is what they had to say: ‘about 4 years ago we set out on a journey across iceland performing in lighthouses and other unusual locations. the music was written especially for performances in small spaces, and […]
Sigur Rós have announced that their new album, Kveikur, will be released on June 17th. The track listing is: Brennisteinn Hrafntinna Ísjaki Yfirborð Stormur Kveikur Rafstraumur Bláþráður Var & I cannot wait. In the meantime, here my review of their live show including Kveikur material and the sonic scare that is Brennistein. I’ve seen Sigur […]
I’ve seen Sigur Rós a few times. Ok, more than a few times. But it doesn’t mean I want to talk though their performance. I mean, who exactly are these people that fork out for a ticket and then jabber on to their mates throughout concerts? This is exactly what happened last night at Wolverhampton […]
SR7 is here. Today is Bóndadagur, or Husband’s Day, when wives and girlfriends in Iceland should be especially nice to their men. Tomorrow is my birthday. I don’t have tickets to this: Is that a big enough hint?!
The Ryan McGinley directed video for Varúð – in which a girl is filmed running around the big apples’ streets- will be shown in 3,000 cabs in New York in February. It’s part of the Valtari film experiment, in which Sigur Rós commissioned different directors for each track on Valtari. It’s estimated that the video […]
I am very pleased to announce that my latest article ‘I blame Sigur Rós’ has been published in the latest issue of Iceland Review. I’m really pleased with it, and I am grateful for the positive feedback I’ve received on Twitter and by other means about it. Thanks also to Kjartan Holm for agreeing to […]