Sigur Rós at Jodrell Bank. Otherworldly.

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 […]

Ísjaki

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.

New Amiina Project

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 […]

New Sigur Rós album – Kveikur

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 Blame Sigur Rós

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 […]