To kick off a special week of content from the skittering electronic Icelandic folks Múm, Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason suggests three new acts from their home town that you should check out.
It's all about the kids, right? So, this is an accumulation of the very young Reykjavík musicians I find interesting at the moment.
The band of today. Unclassifiable and always a joy to watch live and a joy to be around. I have known some of them since they were 8 years old and I was working in their children school. myspace.com/retrostefson
Sudden Weather Change
This band is the Best on ball 2009 (Bestir á balli) and their shows are always charged and energetic. I saw them first about 2 years ago when by chance I walked passed a gig in a small café and they were screaming without microphones because they were broken or something like that (DiS did the same thing at Iceland Airwaves last year). myspace.com/suddenweatherchange
DJ Flugvél og Geimskip
DJ Airplane and Spaceship is what this girls band name translates to. The album Rokk og Róleg lög (Rock and Easy Tunes) was released on Brak records. myspace.com/djflugveloggeimskip. Closely related is the band Skelkur í Bringu
Mum release their new album Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know on August 24th and headline the DiS stage at Summer Sundae on August 14th. Örvar also plays in one of the best new bands we've seen for a long while FM Belfast, who sound like a toxic waste drinking Hot Chip.
- Múm - Early Birds
- Reykjavík 101 + Five hot bands from the land of ice
- A Reykjavík Retrospective 2000-2005
- ATP My Bloody Valentine: Sunday
- ATP My Bloody Valentine: Friday
- Line-up for ATP's In Between Days announced, featuring APSE, Lightning Bolt and more
- múm, School of Seven Bells and more for My Bloody Valentine ATP
- Múm - Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know