Still playing catch up with my blog challenge but hey ho. Time to get things rolling – some more recommendations from me. I’ve actually still got about 20 bands still to listen to, out of the 240 artists, and with only 2 days left to go that’s going to take some determination.
Una Stef, is commonly referred to as the Icelandic Alicia Keys, so common I think you’ll struggle to find an article about her that doesnt mention keys or Una’s other influence – Beyonce. Upbeat soul and funky tunes, its been amazing to watch her stage presence progress over the many times we’ve seen her perform over the years!
Check out her bandcamp here
Una plays Gamla Bio Wednesday 7th November at 23:30, and off-venue at Canopy on Saturday 10th at 18:00.
Úlfur Úlfur, are an amazing rap duo. I’m not usually enamoured with Icelandic rap (or any modern rap to be fair), but these guys remind me more of the Beastie Boys than Kanye. I don’t know what they’re rapping about, unless I look up their lyrics and attempted to painstakingly translate with google(which I have done). But that doesn’t stop them putting out cracking songs, including Brennum allt (rough translation, Burn everything) this one with a horse in the video. They play the Reykjavik Art Museum on Wednesday 7th November at 21:15.
Final recommendation for this post at least – Pop-punk youngsters Rythmatik played their first shows off-venue back in 2014. They then went on to win the annual music competition Músíktilraunir (past winners have included Of Monsters and Men, Mammút and Vök) in 2015. Since then they’ve released a couple of singles and earlier this year their debut album. However rumour’s abound this could be their last show, so go see them play at Húrra Wednesday November 7th at 11:20 pm!